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

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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

Salmon and the city

How a destructive earthquake opened up a surprising opportunity to do something good for one of the pacific northwest's most important creatures, juvenile salmon.

The brain of the raven

Being a "bird brain" is a complement if you're talking about ravens. Their intelligence and ability to empathize and read emotions helps them survive but it's their ability to manipulate others, and even plan for the future that allows them to really thrive in the wild.

Why it's so hard to swat a fly

It's springtime which means sunshine, picnics and flies. But you might think twice about reaching for that fly swatter. Flies are amazing creatures that possess the fastest visual systems in the world, use gyroscopes for precision flying, and can see almost 360 degrees.

Saving the mountain caribou

This is a tough story to tell. In 2019 the last of the mountain caribou in the lower 48 states disappeared. Extinct. Deforestation threatens those that are left. Professional Wildlife tracker and photographer David Moskowitz takes us to the frigid mountains of British Columbia to learn about the ancient but fragile ecosystem these majestic reindeer call home.

The Path of the Jaguar

Over 60% of Belize is in a natural, wild state, but development is threatening the movements of the jaguars. In this episode, I'll meet the people who are trying to help protect these jungle cats.

The Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

There are only 350 scarlet macaws left in the wild in Belize. They face the threats of poaching and habitat lose. But let us introduce you to the passionate people determined to save these colorful birds.

The Wild Season 3: Welcome back to the adventure

New episodes start on April 6th.

Leave it to beavers, seriously

We've missed bringing you new episodes of The Wild, but that's about to change. We're kicking off our third season on April 6th. We've got lots of exciting wildlife adventures to share including a trip to Central America and the country of Belize. The jungles are teaming with wildlife there. It's one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. I don't want to give too much away about the trip just yet, but I'll give you a hint....Jaguars

Sounds from the wild: frogs, elk and snowmelt

A few moments of reflection during these stressful times with the help of meditative sounds from nature.

Escape to the sounds of nature

We take a break from these stressful times and immerse ourselves in the sounds of the natural world, free of human beings and their noise.

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