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May 21, 2019
Chris Sees a Forest Therapist
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. Nature can lower your blood pressure, reduce depression and may even help fight cancer. Chris takes a walk in woods with forest therapist Julie Hepp and learns about the powers of nature. He also chats with author Florence Williams who has written extensively about the health benefits of forests and research being conducted in this growing field of study.
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21 min
May 14, 2019
50 Bears, 2 Hours from Rome
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. Italy’s Lazio e Molise National Park, just two hours outside of Rome, has an incredible variety of wildlife: wolves, boar, red deer, roe deer, goat-antelope. It’s also home to about 50 European brown bears, the smaller cousins of the grizzly, and the world’s rarest subspecies of brown bear. Chris meets up with the “Italian Chris Morgan” for a tour of the this island of wilderness.
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30 min
May 7, 2019
Animal Psychology and How to Stay Safe in the Wild
Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. When you’re outside hiking or camping and you encounter an animal, it’s important to understand what’s going on from the animal’s perspective. On today’s episode Chris will share people’s real life interactions with animals and discuss what they did right and what they should have done differently. Here are links to the videos discussed on the episode capturing people’s surprising encounters with other creatures: Brown bear encounter Hiking with bears Mountain biker meets mountain lion Sea lion drags girl off dock Gorillas in Uganda
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24 min
April 30, 2019
A Siberian Tiger Named Bloody Mary
No one had filmed Siberian tigers before Sooyong Park. There are only about 500 of the big cats left in the wildest part of eastern Russia. On this episode, Chris Morgan will take us to Siberian with Park and show the dedication needed to catch a glimpse at the rarest tiger in the world. To learn how you can listen to The Wild episodes in advance and bonus material trek on over to our website.
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19 min
April 23, 2019
Leave it to beavers. Seriously.
On this episode we'll learn how the mighty beaver has reshaped the landscape of America, had a role in politics and may help us adapt to climate change. To learn how you can listen to The Wild episodes in advance and bonus material trek on over to our website.
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25 min
April 16, 2019
Return of Ze Big Bad Wolf
Wars and man have pushed wolves out of Germany since the early 1900s but in 2000 they started coming back. In a process called rewilding wolves increasing in number, finding refuge among the dilapidated military bases strewn across the German countryside.
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26 min
April 9, 2019
How to Catch a Grizzly
On a research trip in the Canadian Rockies Chris helps a biologist friend capture and release a grizzly. This was part of a research program to better understand what grizzlies need to survive by tracking their health, movements and mating habits.
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17 min
April 2, 2019
A Cougar Walks Into Your Backyard...
A cougar biologist with Washington state once received a complaint. An old lady called him up and said, “There’s a cougar in my backyard.” And the biologist responded, “Well, that’s funny because I got a call this morning from a cougar. He told me there’s an old lady in his frontyard!” Our backyards are getting bigger. And the cougar’s front yard is getting smaller. This episode, we search out some of these big cats to understand the impact cougars and humans have on each other.
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25 min
March 6, 2019
Season 1 Preview
Ecologist and award-winning filmmaker Chris Morgan uncovers the surprising connections we share with animals and the wild around us. Taking listeners around the world to Italy, Germany and Chris’ own back yard in the Pacific Northwest, The Wild explores the resilient power of nature and our relationship to it.
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1 min
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