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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 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.
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2018-09-21 16:49
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2015-12-31 08:00
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
21.09.2018

Sound Ark

Today we let the animals do the talking.
20.09.2018

The Shaman's Message

The survival of indigenous people is linked to the survival of the natural world.
19.09.2018

A Network of Shamans

Sharing the secret knowledge of plants and herbs.
18.09.2018

The Shaman's Son

Understanding the spiritual life of a forest.
17.09.2018

Red Skies

Look to the clouds for hints about tomorrow's weather.
14.09.2018

Crickets and Cockroaches

Does animal behavior give us clues about the weather?
13.09.2018

Wind and Wooly Bears

Can timeworn proverbs help us forecast the weather?
12.09.2018

Mow High With a Sharp Blade

Lessons learned from golf course greens can improve a home lawn.
11.09.2018

Water and Song

Casting off the year's cares during Tashlicht.
10.09.2018

Bread on the Water

A symbolic practice on the first day of the Jewish New Year.
7.09.2018

Start With One Tree..

One of Africa's most successful environmental movements started with planting seven trees.
6.09.2018

Overpopulation

And the most overpopulated country in the world is..? 
5.09.2018

Sing to the Fish

Mandarese fishermen sing to their prey.
4.09.2018

They Run the Earth

What would happen if all the ants on earth disappeared?
3.09.2018

Cattle-Raising Ants

We're not the only species that practices animal husbandry.
31.08.2018

Super Organism

Individuals members of an ant colony are like cells in a body, each performing a specialized task.
30.08.2018

A Most Abundant Life Form

Where can you find a billion pounds of ants? All around us.
29.08.2018

The Inventors of Chemical Warfare

Ants fight, raid their enemies' colonies, and even use chemical weapons.
28.08.2018

The Ruthless Courtesy of Ants

The world's foremost authority on ants reveals how they can be courteous towards relatives but merciless to outsiders.
27.08.2018

The Chinese Bigfoot

Legends of a Chinese Wildman go back 2500 years in eastern literature.
24.08.2018

Hairy Evidence

Laboratory tests of hair samples indicate they come from a hitherto unknown primate.
23.08.2018

The Wildman

Is a large, ape-like creature hiding in the remote forests of China?
22.08.2018

The Living Culture of Lapland

"We are not Swedes, Norwegians, Finns or Russians."  
21.08.2018

Reindeer Go Hi-Tech

Neither bridges or dams can stop their annual migration.
20.08.2018

The Future of Kenya's Wildlife Parks

Richard Leakey predicts there will be fences. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
17.08.2018

Humans and Wildlife - Who's Protecting Who?

If you farm near a wildlife park, what's to prevent a buffalo from trampling your crops?
16.08.2018

Elephants and Ivory

Famed anthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey unveils his strategy to protect Kenya's elephants. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
15.08.2018

A World-Class Gathering

The yearly migration of Sand Hill Cranes brings half a million birds to roost in Nebraska's Platte River.
14.08.2018

Calling All Frogs!

A montage of vocalizations from around the world - and their variety will surprise you.
13.08.2018

Disappearing Frogs - It's No Magic Trick

Are amphibians barometers of environmental change?
10.08.2018

Secrets of Bird Banding

Tracking avian populations on Block island.
9.08.2018

What's That Silver Bracelet?

Unlocking a bird's life story.
8.08.2018

Sounds of a Caravan

Meet the animal designed for long distance desert treks.
7.08.2018

An Ancient Pathway Through the Desert

"They're like the cowboys of the Chisholm trail."
6.08.2018

The Fine Art of Observing Whales

Life in slow-motion reveals its mysteries to the patient observer.
3.08.2018

The Evolving Song

All the humpback whales of the North Pacific sing the same, slowly changing song.
2.08.2018

Largest Animals on Earth

Being huge and fearless has its disadvantages. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
1.08.2018

The Stuff of Legends

A first sighting of a whale can take your breath away. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
31.07.2018

Birds and Landfills

What's a bird like you doing in a dump like this? This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
30.07.2018

Keening

No Kayapo ceremony would be complete without the siren-like collective speech of the women, known as keening. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the righ...
27.07.2018

A Song Like No Other

How Roger Payne discovered that the long, complicated vocalizations of the humpback whales were actually songs. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
26.07.2018

Stopping a Dam

The Kayapo of Brazil proved that indigenous people can become a powerful voice in their own defense. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of ind...
25.07.2018

Tradition as Weapon

A history of confrontation made the Kayapo formidable opponents to a government plan to flood their lands. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights ...
24.07.2018

Returning Home

Decades after a government program removed them from their lands, some of Australia's indigenous peoples have returned to their traditional homes. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
23.07.2018

From Homeland to Bomb Site

 The Pintobee people of Western Australia were forcibly removed from their ancestral land to create an atomic bomb test site. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
20.07.2018

Living Culture

The Kayapo turned their corn ceremony into a confrontation with the Brazilian government. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist Terry Turner (1935-2015) was a strong proponent for the rights of indigenous peo...
19.07.2018

Foraging Central Park

Harvesting culinary delights in the wilds of New York City parks. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
18.07.2018

Feared by Day, Stalked by Night

The balance of power between two species can shift when the sun goes down. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration. Anthropologist John Cavallo's (1939-2009) work spanned many disciplines. He was the Director of the Rutgers' C...
17.07.2018

Turtles Targeted

Prior to Holy Week in South America, red-footed tortoises best make themselves scarce. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.
16.07.2018

The Turtle's Dilemma

A turtle's long life span is turning out to be a disadvantage for its survival. This archival program is part of our 30th anniversary celebration.