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A show where curiosity and the natural world collide. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think about and... more

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Hunters do cry

Producer Felix Poon exits his comfort zone and picks up a crossbow, to find out if one weekend in the... more

22 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
What's the most successful species on Earth?

Who should wear the crown of GSOAT (Greatest Species of All Time), and are humans even in the running?

15 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
The edge of the ice

Life on a scientific mission to one of Antarctica’s most remote glaciers.

08 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
The plot thickens

What’s the greenest way to die: casket, cremation, or compost?

01 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
Blue is the loneliest color

Roses are red, violets are… red-absorbing? We tackle your questions on the illusory essence of nature’s most elusive color.

25 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Not everyone is wild about wild horses

What happens when a symbol of the American West is also a nuisance?

18 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Pigeons are weird

Thought these frequently frowned-upon birds were boring, metropolitan pests? Think again.

11 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
The Oatly Chronicles

In 1994, the world’s first oat milk company was born in Sweden. Three decades later, Oatly is on a high-stakes... more

04 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Dragons, trolls and pine trees

How game designers created the 'natural world' of Skyrim

28 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
Baby it’s GREAT outside: 12 more tips for embracing winter

The weather outside is frightful, but don’t let that stop you from having a wonderful winter.

21 Dec 2023 · 38 minutes
Is 'Yellowstone' ruining Montana?

‘Yellowstone’ is one of the most popular television shows in the country. What does it get right – and wrong... more

14 Dec 2023 · 29 minutes
Dear ChatGPT: Are you a climate solution? Or climate problem?

AI is a powerful tool for climate science. It’s also a dangerous distraction.

07 Dec 2023 · 30 minutes
How does the National Weather Service work?

A brief history of the national agency tasked with predicting the future

30 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Why did the road cross the chicken?

From turtles to cougars, the answer to the roadkill epidemic might require more infrastructure, not less.

21 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
The secret lives of bugs

We peek inside the chrysalis and answer your questions about mosquitoes, fireflies, and more.

16 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
As American as hard apple cider: an immigrant food story

What if apples have more in common with American immigrants than they do colonial heritage?

09 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana

Let’s do the time warp again

01 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Bat Out of Hell Ranch

Nate discovers a colony of bats living in the siding of his new house and is forced to either evict... more

26 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
Environmental disinformation is getting weirder

We tracked down the people fighting fake news on social media to ask them how they do it. .

19 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
Do airports dream of electric planes?

Please fasten your seatbelts. The future of decarbonized aviation is preparing for take-off.

12 Oct 2023 · 33 minutes
Close Encounters with Mato Tipila

Endless Thread’s Ben Brock Johnson is obsessed with a National Monument that goes by many names.

05 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
Where there’s smoke, there’s ire

Republicans say the solution to wildfires is more logging. Are they right?

28 Sep 2023 · 27 minutes
The greatest disaster story of all time

You think the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs was bad? Wait until you hear about the Siberian Traps.

21 Sep 2023 · 30 minutes
The last great trip

Can psilocybin help cancer patients confront their feelings about death?

14 Sep 2023 · 31 minutes
Let's talk boundaries

Spaghettification by black hole, the power of animal urine, and the end of an era.

07 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
After the avalanche: rescue gone wrong

How do wilderness EMTs cope when a rescue goes wrong?

31 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Of lab mice and men

The story of how a leading eugenicist and a handful of wealthy automakers helped engineer the modern lab mouse.

24 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
What the heck is El Niño, anyway?

We’re talking about the OG climate mystery known as El Niño. What is it? How did it get its name?... more

17 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
Drilled: The Panic

A true crime story about Big Oil, climate action, and the invention of “corporate free speech.”

10 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
If houseplants could talk: communication and the natural world

From ultrasonic beats made by tomato plants to the nose of the shark and the migration of the monarch butterfly,... more

03 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
What's really in your wine?

It's not just grapes.

27 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Oppenheimer's omission

With the film ‘Oppenheimer’ coming out this week, host Nate Hegyi takes a look at the hidden history behind the... more

20 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Shhhhhh! It’s the sound and silence episode

The world is literally getting noisier. How can we manage our sonic landscapes?

13 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Shrimp on the line

We eat more shrimp than any other seafood in this country. So times should be really good for shrimpers, right?... more

06 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
Do your doo diligence

You’re hiking with your dog when poop happens. It’s natural to let it decay in the woods, right? Or is... more

29 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
The Call of the Void

When you're standing on the edge of a cliff, have you ever felt an inexplicable urge... to jump?

22 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
The carbon in your closet: cotton vs. polyester and other fabricated dilemmas

Synthetic clothes are made from fossil fuels, and cotton is water intensive. But figuring out what fabrics are best for... more

15 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
When protest is a crime, part 2: city in a forest

A drag show in rural North Carolina, a plot to attack the power grid in Baltimore, and a forest in... more

08 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
When protest is a crime, part 1: the Standing Rock effect

The first of two episodes exploring the changing landscape of environmental protest in the United States, from Standing Rock to... more

01 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Is Biden a good climate president?

President Joe Biden has kept – and broken – a lot of promises on climate change.

25 May 2023 · 25 minutes
When protest is a crime, part 2: city in a forest

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A drag show in rural North Carolina, a plot to attack the power grid in Baltimore, and a forest in Georgia.