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
2019-03-22 04:55
last episode published
2019-03-22 04:00
publication frequency
1.4 days
Contributors
Jim Metzner owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
881
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Technology Society & Culture Science & Medicine Natural Sciences

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
22.03.2019

Wild Turkeys

It's mating season for a uniquely American bird that's been brought back from the brink of extinction.
21.03.2019

Demons and Bonfires

Demons, bonfires and a day of playful anarchy. It all adds us to India's most colorful holiday.
20.03.2019

Persian New Year's

Noruz means "new day" and it's celebrated with new clothes, gift-giving and bonfires.
19.03.2019

The Amazing Sage Grouse

The strange sounds of the male Sage Grouse are matched only by its equally odd reproductive behavior.
18.03.2019

Grafting Season

For apple tree growers, there's a brief period of time between winter and spring upon which their whole future crop depends.
15.03.2019

Cloning Apples the Old Fashioned Way

For some farmers, it's the best way to ensure that their favorite crops come back year after year.
14.03.2019

The Human Side of Natural Selection

Long before biotechnology, farmers have sought ways to bring predictability to their ever-changing crops.
13.03.2019

Drawing Water From a Sacred Well

At the conclusion of the Omizutori Festival in Japan, showers of glowing embers rain down on spectators.
12.03.2019

Sugaring Time

From sugar to syrup to spirits, maple has a rich history in the Northeast.
11.03.2019

Mystery of Maple Syrup

Sap is flowing in sugar maple trees, if we only knew why! A program from our archives.
8.03.2019

Tickling Society

In the rural Cajun communities of south Louisiana, Mardi Gras is organized mayhem.
7.03.2019

As Long as There's Been an Earth..

Basile, Louisiana has its own unique Mardi Gras song.
6.03.2019

Donnez-moi Un Petit Sou

In the bayous of Louisiana, costumed revelers beg for food and money from their neighbors, to support a communal gumbo.
5.03.2019

The Biggest Day

"Forget about your job, your worries, your bills.."
4.03.2019

Feast Before Fast

The roots of Mardi Gras run deeper than Christianity.
1.03.2019

Trumpeter Swans

In this archival program, efforts to save Trumpeter Swans by redistributing them.
28.02.2019

Urban Trickster

The raccoon has proved itself a clever and resourceful survivor.
27.02.2019

Smart, Adaptable and Strange

In this archival program, a glimpse of how scientists began to understand the unusual behavior of Killer Whales.
26.02.2019

Killer Whale Calls

Sound may play a significant role in the underwater world of the Killer Whale.
25.02.2019

Yaks

One of the most unique and impressive animals of the Tibetan Plateau is the Wild Yak.
22.02.2019

The Lion's roar

What does a lion's roar communicate?
21.02.2019

Dream On

Environmental ideas sometimes come from unexpected places.
20.02.2019

Navigating Adolescence

From the moment they hatch, penguin chicks must protect themselves from a hostile world.
19.02.2019

Flying Underwater

In order to thrive in the icy waters off Antarctica, penguins have had to make a few sacrifices, including the ability to fly.
18.02.2019

The Golden Periscope

Finding a connection with an alien life form.
15.02.2019

That Lump Could be a Turtle

Get it on a sling, haul it out of the water, and call it in!
14.02.2019

Rescuing Turtles on Cape Cod

Migrating sea turtles get caught in the arm of the Cape.
13.02.2019

Long Live the Turtle

Can turtles help us live longer?
12.02.2019

Pet Turtles

They make fine pets, but keeping a companion turtle may not be such a great idea.
11.02.2019

Turtles - Havens and Hazards

Both help and harm can come from unexpected places.
8.02.2019

The Festival of Broken Needles

Harikuyo, a memorial service for broken sewing needles, is a measure of the esteem that the Japanese have for everyday objects.
7.02.2019

Easter Morning in Germany

Don your headset for an immersive sound portrait.
6.02.2019

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

New clothes, gifts, and no sweeping!
5.02.2019

Turtles in Trouble

Rare and protected species are poached and smuggled to Asia.
4.02.2019

Back to the Ice Box

Remembering the days when ice was delivered door to door.
1.02.2019

A Winter Festival With Summer in Mind

This week, at an annual festival in upstate New York, they cut blocks of ice out of a frozen lake to make homemade ice cream in June. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.
31.01.2019

Harvesting Ice the Old Fashioned Way

Every year at this time, folks in Tully, New York, harvest ice out of a frozen lake with horsepower and antique tools.
30.01.2019

The Ice Men Cometh

Back in the day, how did they store and move enough blocks of ice to service an entire city? This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.
29.01.2019

Chutes, Spikes and Cakes of Ice

In the days before refrigeration, ice was cut from ponds and stored in ice houses. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.
28.01.2019

A Cold Blast From the Past

Mid-winter was the season for ice harvesting. This archival program is part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration.
25.01.2019

Golden Sewage

Nanoparticles of gold are showing up in some unlikely places.
24.01.2019

Alternative Antibiotic

Nano-spikes of silver impale invading bacteria!
23.01.2019

Solar Donuts

With the help of nanotechnology, you can transform a powdered donut into a truly enlightening experience.
22.01.2019

The Ubiquitous White Powder

What do toothpaste, powdered donuts and sunscreen all have in common?
21.01.2019

Behind the Dream

The surprising backstory of Martin Luther King's most famous speech.
18.01.2019

Thaipusam - Destroying Your Illusions

The holiday of Thaipusam celebrates the victory of a Hindu god over a hyper-ambitious human devotee.
17.01.2019

Body Piercing With a Teardrop Blade

In the Hindu festival of Thaipusam, worshippers may pierce their cheeks with the rounded blade known as the Vel.
16.01.2019

Nano Sensors

Green light = ripe pear!
15.01.2019

Managing Forests for Fires

Proscribed burns have an impact on the amount of toxic particles released in the smoke of a wildfire.
14.01.2019

Toxic Smoke, Deadly Particles

The effects of a wildfire can last long after the fires have burned.