Pulse of the Planet Podcast with Jim Metzner | Science | Nature | Environment | Technology

Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sounds.

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Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-12-19 08:08
last episode published
2018-12-19 05:00
publication frequency
1.4 days
Contributors
Jim Metzner owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
814
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Technology Society & Culture Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
19.12.2018

The Etymology of Christmas

Ever wonder where "Xmas" came from?
18.12.2018

All I Want For Christmas is a Relativity Cloud

With a little help from quantum physics, Santa could have all the time he needs to make Christmas deliveries.
17.12.2018

Nano-Toymaking

200 million presents is a big load for any sleigh.
14.12.2018

Santa's Secret

What if Santa Claus got the flu and an ordinary mortal had to cover for him?
13.12.2018

Kalas

Dipping into the Doop of ancestral Sweden.
12.12.2018

A Crown of Candles

Young Swedish girls represent Saint Lucia in an early morning ritual. 
11.12.2018

Santa Lucia

Rituals of light in the darkness of winter.
10.12.2018

Parranda

Christmas caroling - Puerto Rican Style! 
7.12.2018

Breaking Bread

The Polish Christmas tradition of Wigilia.
6.12.2018

Chasing Mr. Claus

Switzerland's Klausjagen blends a Christian holiday with a much older celebration.
5.12.2018

Sinterklaas

Change Santa Claus's team of reindeer to a single white horse, replace his costume with a bishop's robes, and you'll begin to get a picture of Sinterklaas.
4.12.2018

Celebrating Klausjagen

Whips, bells and a giant paper bishop's hat.
3.12.2018

Tori-No-Ichi

Raking in money, literally.
30.11.2018

Sacred Deer and Other Survivors

A cross-cultural look at the relationship between humans and other animals.
29.11.2018

Million Mile Mirror

Should we use technology to solve global environmental problems?
28.11.2018

Mystery of the Walrus's Voice

Clacking teeth, clicking tongue?
27.11.2018

Earth's Last Frontier

In the field of oceanography, there's room for many talents and aspirations.
26.11.2018

Protecting the World's Oceans

Our survival depends upon them.
23.11.2018

Celebrating the Ocean With Sylvia Earle

A cornucopia of life!
22.11.2018

First Thanksgiving

All the trappings of a traditional Native American meal.
21.11.2018

Let Us Now Praise Crocodilians

What role do crocodiles play in their ecosystem?
20.11.2018

Insect Mutual Defense Pact

A small-scale glimpse of the many symbiotic relationships existing in a rainforest.
19.11.2018

Caterpillars Tune In the Ants

For its own protection, one species of caterpillar produces a call for help.
16.11.2018

The Walrus's Unexpected Sound

Underwater avant-garde percussion!
15.11.2018

Songs of the Bowhead Whale

The Bowhead Whale lives in an underwater jungle of sound.
14.11.2018

Longest River in the World

The Nile is being altered by both natural and man-made influences.
13.11.2018

Persimmon Harvest

An annual harvest of wild persimmons has been a lifelong tradition. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
12.11.2018

Sound Census

A new way to count Bowhead whales.
9.11.2018

Losing an Icon

Old-growth forests in the US are disappearing, and with them a symbol of American wildlife.
8.11.2018

The Holy Grail of Birdwatching

Searching for the near-extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.
7.11.2018

Festival of Light

Welcome to Diwali - a luminous celebration of enlightenment.
6.11.2018

Communing with Elks, Squirrels and Other Critters

Artificial calling devices make it possible to talk with animals.
5.11.2018

Calling All Ducks

With a little know-how, voila!
2.11.2018

Gobbles, Clucks and Yelps

A whole range of turkey vocalizations can be mimicked with calling devices.
1.11.2018

Meet the Take-Your-Pants-Off Ant

Living comfortably in the rainforest sometimes means just staying out of harm's way.
31.10.2018

Punkie Night

A precursor of Halloween?
30.10.2018

Legends of the Mandrake

On Halloween eve, it's an essential part of any witch's sorcery kit. 
29.10.2018

The Moose-Wolf Equation

New insights into the relationship between predator and prey.
26.10.2018

A Place for Wolves

Eliminating wolves from Yellowstone National Park has increased the populations of the animals they used to prey upon.
25.10.2018

Spiders vs Hoppers

For 2000 years, the Chinese have been able to keep one of the world's most destructive insect pests in check without the use of pesticides.
24.10.2018

Rainforest Goldrush

As traditional lands are invaded by gold miners, the Yanomami's way of life is threatened.
23.10.2018

The Price of Contact

The Yanomami People of the Northwest Amazon are paying a heavy price for contact with the outside world.
22.10.2018

On the Verge of Extinction

Why is the chimpanzee disappearing? This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
19.10.2018

Uncanny Similarities

They embrace, they kiss....
18.10.2018

Almost Human

Our closest living relatives?
17.10.2018

Redefining Man

Throughout her lifelong study of chimpanzees, Jane Goodall has made some amazing discoveries.
16.10.2018

Home Ground

To establish a relationship with the natural world, begin in your own backyard.
15.10.2018

Born To Be Wild

Birds raised in captivity learn from their peers.
12.10.2018

Killing With Kindness

Wild bird rescuers may do more harm than good.
11.10.2018

When You Step on this Earth

How long can we depend upon our planet for sustenance?