The Wild 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.
The Wild

The Wild

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Hard Knocks: Lessons from the woodpecker

Woodpeckers will peck at a tree up to 12,000 times a day and just one woodpecker peck produces about 15 times the force needed to give a human a concussion. So, how do woodpeckers bang their heads so much, and so hard and not come away with brain damage?

Nuclear sea otters: A wildlife refugee story

Fifty years later, we checked in on a rescue mission to save sea otters from nuclear annihilation and recolonize them along the west coast of North America.

Happy 46th Birthday! An Earth Day message from Chris

An Earth Day message from Chris

The Cougar Conundrum

How we are sharing the world with a successful predator

True grit: the wild wolverine

For the first time in 100 years, wolverines are back in Mount Rainier National Park. How did they get there?

The Comeback Cat: Spain's Iberian lynx

How did what used to be the rarest cat on earth leap a staggering 1000% in number in just 20 years?

How to love a shark

There are 540 shark species in the world and 143 of them are endangered. Rachel Graham is their evangelist.

The secret lives of giraffes and the woman who studied them

Anne Innis Dagg had a curiosity and love for giraffes that took her to South Africa in the 1950s. Little was known about them in western science at the time. Anne would change that.

Goodbye chemical weapons, hello burrowing owls

A decommissioned military base in northeast Oregon provides sanctuary for a recovering burrowing owl population.

Portugal's ecological utopia

A curious story of fires, Stone Age art, rural abandonment, and a mission to bring back an entire forest ecosystem.