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Chris Morgan takes listeners around the world to Italy, Germany and his own  backyard of the Pacific Northwest to explore the beauty and wonder of the outdoors and its inhabitants. From beavers to wolves to grizzly bears we experience up close the resilient power of nature and our relationship with it.

Latest Episodes

Stories from the Wild, Part 2

Earlier this fall, we did a stories from the wild event in Seattle. Just to give you all a little background on how this night came together. We were finishing up the first season of THE WILD this summer and we wanted to do something fun and get people together. So we decided to put on a storytelling event. We put out a call on social media and to our friends and asked people to volunteer and send us their stories. They auditioned, and we worked with them to edit their stories. All the people you are about to hear from have worked really hard to prepare, and share their experiences of the wild with us, to connect with us. Sometimes in some very personal ways. The night was a great success. I had a ton of fun. It was great for me just to sit back and listen to a few stories instead of always telling them. We’ve broken the show up into two parts. This is the second half of the event. If you missed the first half, it is available in your podcast feed now. And if this has made you think about your own experiences in the wild we’d love to hear about it. We are planning to do another storytelling event later in the Spring. You can submit your story at KUOW.org/thewild or email us at thewild@kuow.org.**

48 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Stories from the Wild, Part 2

Stories from The Wild, Part 1

Earlier this fall, we did a stories from the wild event in Seattle. Just to give you all a little background on how this night came together. We were finishing up the first season of THE WILD this summer and we wanted to do something fun and get people together. So we decided to put on a storytelling event. We put out a call on social media and to our friends and asked people to volunteer and send us their stories. They auditioned, and we worked with them to edit their stories. All the people you are about to hear from have worked really hard to prepare, and share their experiences of the wild with us, to connect with us. Sometimes in some very personal ways. The night was a great success. I had a ton of fun. It was great for me just to sit back and listen to a few stories instead of always telling them. We’ve broken the show up into two parts. I hope you enjoy this first half and look for part 2 also in your podcast feed. If this has made you think about your own experiences in the wild we’d love to hear about it. We are planning to do another storytelling event later in the Spring. You can submit your story at KUOW.org/thewild or email us at thewild@kuow.org.

37 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Stories from The Wild, Part 1

BONUS - Learning to listen with Gordon Hempton

Gordon Hempton has spent his entire career trying to answer that question. You may remember Gordon from our earlier episode about searching for silence. We headed out to the wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula, to the Hoh Rainforest, looking for what Gordon calls One Square Inch of Silence. Gordon refers to himself as The Sound Tracker. He travels the world looking for natural soundscapes that are free from human-caused sounds. His hope is to draw attention to these areas and keep them free from noise pollution. I talked to Gordon for well over an hour for that earlier episode. He said a lot. Much more than we could include in the original show. So we decided to include some of that interview with Gordon in a special bonus episode of The Wild. In it Gordon shares what it means to him to listen. To truly and completely open your ears to the world. Now, I have a special request for this episode. We are going to play you a few of Gordon’s field recordings. But I don’t want you to jus...

12 MIN2019 NOV 12
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BONUS - Learning to listen with Gordon Hempton

BONUS - Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith Full Interview

Filmmakers Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith spent four months in a tiny shack in the Antarctic documenting a colony of 500,000 Adelie penguins. They endured 130 mile hour winds, sub-zero temperatures and penguin poop…lots of penguin poop. This is an uncut version of Chris’ interview with Jeff and Mark as they share their experiences of documenting penguins for their two films for the BBC’s Frozen Planet and Disneynature’s Penguins.

60 MIN2019 OCT 8
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BONUS - Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith Full Interview

Florence Williams - Full Interview

You may remember Florence Williams from our episode on Forest Bathing. Florence is a journalist and author. She wrote an article in Outside Magazine about the benefits of time spent in nature. She has expanded that article into a book. The book is titled, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

20 MIN2019 SEP 10
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Florence Williams - Full Interview

Ben Goldfarb - Full Interview

What does the smell of motor oil, vanilla ice cream, and parachutes have in common? A little aquatic rodent known as the beaver. We are hard at work on season 2 of The Wild. But in the meantime, we thought we’d share an earlier interview that we did for our beaver episode. In that episode Chris spoke to Ben Goldfarb. Ben is a great journalist and he loves beavers. He wrote a book called Eager: The surprising, secret lives of beavers and why they matter. In that earlier episode we only used a small portion of what Ben told us about beavers. So we thought it would be fun to share the full interview. If you still haven’t gotten enough of your beaver fix you might want to check out our Facebook live Wild Bookclub interview with Ben Goldfarb here.

29 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Ben Goldfarb - Full Interview

The Great Bear Rainforest - Live in Seattle

Did you know that there is a group of rare white bears that live in Canada? These bears are completely white. But these aren’t polar bears. And they aren’t albino. They are actually black bears with a genetic mutation that makes them white. They are known as Spirit Bears and only live in the coastal rainforest in British Columbia. Conservationist and filmmaker Ian McAllister has spent years documenting the Spirit Bears and is the director of the IMAX film The Great Bear Rainforest. He is also an awarding winning photographer, the author of six books, co-founder of Pacific Wild. Ian joined Chris Morgan on stage at The Mountineers in Seattle to talk about his film and his life in conservation.

29 MIN2019 JUL 23
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The Great Bear Rainforest - Live in Seattle

The Quietest Place on Earth

If you are enjoying The Wild and want us to keep on making more episodes, we could really use your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our listener survey. We’d love to get your thoughts. Thanks! A lot of time we go to nature to find silence, to find solace. But what is silence really? You might think you’re in a quiet place, but it is hard to find complete natural silence with no human noise pollution. In this episode, Chris hits the road with sound engineers Gordon Hempton and Matt Mikkelsen on a mission to find the quietest place on earth. You can learn more about Matt and Gordon’s work [here](http:// https://www.quietparks.org/partners.).

30 MIN2019 JUN 18
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The Quietest Place on Earth

Waiting for Penguins

If you are enjoying The Wild and want us to keep on making more episodes, we could really use your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our listener survey. We’d love to get your thoughts. Thanks! Filmmakers Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith spent four months in a tiny shack in the Antarctic documenting a colony of 500,000 Adelie penguins. They endured 130 mile hour winds, sub-zero temperatures and penguin poop…lots of penguin poop. Jeff and Mark documented penguins in two films, one for the BBC’s Frozen Planet and the other in Disneynature’s Penguins.

31 MIN2019 JUN 11
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Waiting for Penguins

Guns, Bombs and Sea Lions

Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. In the 1800’s over 10 million salmon would return to the Columbia River that borders Washington and Oregon. Today that number is closer to two million. Many factors account for this change including lower water quality, a warmer climate and sea lions. Hundreds of sea lions gather at the base of the Bonneville Dam eating salmon that are trying to make their way up river to spawn. Humans are going to great lengths to scare off the sea lions in hopes of preserving the salmon run. Chris examines the tensions between man and animal, telling the story from the point of view of the sea lion.

16 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Guns, Bombs and Sea Lions

Latest Episodes

Stories from the Wild, Part 2

Earlier this fall, we did a stories from the wild event in Seattle. Just to give you all a little background on how this night came together. We were finishing up the first season of THE WILD this summer and we wanted to do something fun and get people together. So we decided to put on a storytelling event. We put out a call on social media and to our friends and asked people to volunteer and send us their stories. They auditioned, and we worked with them to edit their stories. All the people you are about to hear from have worked really hard to prepare, and share their experiences of the wild with us, to connect with us. Sometimes in some very personal ways. The night was a great success. I had a ton of fun. It was great for me just to sit back and listen to a few stories instead of always telling them. We’ve broken the show up into two parts. This is the second half of the event. If you missed the first half, it is available in your podcast feed now. And if this has made you think about your own experiences in the wild we’d love to hear about it. We are planning to do another storytelling event later in the Spring. You can submit your story at KUOW.org/thewild or email us at thewild@kuow.org.**

48 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Stories from the Wild, Part 2

Stories from The Wild, Part 1

Earlier this fall, we did a stories from the wild event in Seattle. Just to give you all a little background on how this night came together. We were finishing up the first season of THE WILD this summer and we wanted to do something fun and get people together. So we decided to put on a storytelling event. We put out a call on social media and to our friends and asked people to volunteer and send us their stories. They auditioned, and we worked with them to edit their stories. All the people you are about to hear from have worked really hard to prepare, and share their experiences of the wild with us, to connect with us. Sometimes in some very personal ways. The night was a great success. I had a ton of fun. It was great for me just to sit back and listen to a few stories instead of always telling them. We’ve broken the show up into two parts. I hope you enjoy this first half and look for part 2 also in your podcast feed. If this has made you think about your own experiences in the wild we’d love to hear about it. We are planning to do another storytelling event later in the Spring. You can submit your story at KUOW.org/thewild or email us at thewild@kuow.org.

37 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Stories from The Wild, Part 1

BONUS - Learning to listen with Gordon Hempton

Gordon Hempton has spent his entire career trying to answer that question. You may remember Gordon from our earlier episode about searching for silence. We headed out to the wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula, to the Hoh Rainforest, looking for what Gordon calls One Square Inch of Silence. Gordon refers to himself as The Sound Tracker. He travels the world looking for natural soundscapes that are free from human-caused sounds. His hope is to draw attention to these areas and keep them free from noise pollution. I talked to Gordon for well over an hour for that earlier episode. He said a lot. Much more than we could include in the original show. So we decided to include some of that interview with Gordon in a special bonus episode of The Wild. In it Gordon shares what it means to him to listen. To truly and completely open your ears to the world. Now, I have a special request for this episode. We are going to play you a few of Gordon’s field recordings. But I don’t want you to jus...

12 MIN2019 NOV 12
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BONUS - Learning to listen with Gordon Hempton

BONUS - Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith Full Interview

Filmmakers Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith spent four months in a tiny shack in the Antarctic documenting a colony of 500,000 Adelie penguins. They endured 130 mile hour winds, sub-zero temperatures and penguin poop…lots of penguin poop. This is an uncut version of Chris’ interview with Jeff and Mark as they share their experiences of documenting penguins for their two films for the BBC’s Frozen Planet and Disneynature’s Penguins.

60 MIN2019 OCT 8
Comments
BONUS - Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith Full Interview

Florence Williams - Full Interview

You may remember Florence Williams from our episode on Forest Bathing. Florence is a journalist and author. She wrote an article in Outside Magazine about the benefits of time spent in nature. She has expanded that article into a book. The book is titled, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

20 MIN2019 SEP 10
Comments
Florence Williams - Full Interview

Ben Goldfarb - Full Interview

What does the smell of motor oil, vanilla ice cream, and parachutes have in common? A little aquatic rodent known as the beaver. We are hard at work on season 2 of The Wild. But in the meantime, we thought we’d share an earlier interview that we did for our beaver episode. In that episode Chris spoke to Ben Goldfarb. Ben is a great journalist and he loves beavers. He wrote a book called Eager: The surprising, secret lives of beavers and why they matter. In that earlier episode we only used a small portion of what Ben told us about beavers. So we thought it would be fun to share the full interview. If you still haven’t gotten enough of your beaver fix you might want to check out our Facebook live Wild Bookclub interview with Ben Goldfarb here.

29 MIN2019 AUG 20
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Ben Goldfarb - Full Interview

The Great Bear Rainforest - Live in Seattle

Did you know that there is a group of rare white bears that live in Canada? These bears are completely white. But these aren’t polar bears. And they aren’t albino. They are actually black bears with a genetic mutation that makes them white. They are known as Spirit Bears and only live in the coastal rainforest in British Columbia. Conservationist and filmmaker Ian McAllister has spent years documenting the Spirit Bears and is the director of the IMAX film The Great Bear Rainforest. He is also an awarding winning photographer, the author of six books, co-founder of Pacific Wild. Ian joined Chris Morgan on stage at The Mountineers in Seattle to talk about his film and his life in conservation.

29 MIN2019 JUL 23
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The Great Bear Rainforest - Live in Seattle

The Quietest Place on Earth

If you are enjoying The Wild and want us to keep on making more episodes, we could really use your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our listener survey. We’d love to get your thoughts. Thanks! A lot of time we go to nature to find silence, to find solace. But what is silence really? You might think you’re in a quiet place, but it is hard to find complete natural silence with no human noise pollution. In this episode, Chris hits the road with sound engineers Gordon Hempton and Matt Mikkelsen on a mission to find the quietest place on earth. You can learn more about Matt and Gordon’s work [here](http:// https://www.quietparks.org/partners.).

30 MIN2019 JUN 18
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The Quietest Place on Earth

Waiting for Penguins

If you are enjoying The Wild and want us to keep on making more episodes, we could really use your help. Please take a few minutes to fill out our listener survey. We’d love to get your thoughts. Thanks! Filmmakers Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith spent four months in a tiny shack in the Antarctic documenting a colony of 500,000 Adelie penguins. They endured 130 mile hour winds, sub-zero temperatures and penguin poop…lots of penguin poop. Jeff and Mark documented penguins in two films, one for the BBC’s Frozen Planet and the other in Disneynature’s Penguins.

31 MIN2019 JUN 11
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Waiting for Penguins

Guns, Bombs and Sea Lions

Learn how you can support The Wild and can get early access to new episodes and bonus content by going to our donation page. In the 1800’s over 10 million salmon would return to the Columbia River that borders Washington and Oregon. Today that number is closer to two million. Many factors account for this change including lower water quality, a warmer climate and sea lions. Hundreds of sea lions gather at the base of the Bonneville Dam eating salmon that are trying to make their way up river to spawn. Humans are going to great lengths to scare off the sea lions in hopes of preserving the salmon run. Chris examines the tensions between man and animal, telling the story from the point of view of the sea lion.

16 MIN2019 JUN 4
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Guns, Bombs and Sea Lions
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