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

Living Planet (special episode)

This is a special episode from the podcast Living Planet from Deutsche Welle. In this episode they explore the efforts to bring life back to seabeds off the coast of Scotland and learn about an app that can tell what species a frog is by its song. A sort of Shazam for amphibians.

Message from Chris: Season 4

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Sitting on a den of rattlesnakes

Rattlesnakes have long been persecuted, even killed for sport or having their entire dens burned. I head out with two wildlife biologists to look for rattlesnakes as they emerge from hibernation and learn about the important role these snakes play in our ecosystem.

The rise and fall...and rise...of the island fox

20 years ago, foxes on Santa Cruz started dying at an alarming rate. Their numbers dropped to around one hundred animals. But nobody knew why. It was an ecological whodunnit that needed to be solved before the foxes disappeared forever.

California's condor: the dinosaur bird

We'll meet a man who turned from crime to condors and a life mission to remove lead from this incredible bird's ecosystem.

Bears and diversity: a conversation with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

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Orangutans: people of the forest

Northern Sumatra is a magical tropical home to the endangered orangutan. But their rainforest home is being cut down, and many are orphaned as their habitat is lost. Researchers are working hard to understand how orangutans process and learn, while others rehabilitate young individuals for a life back in the wild.

Billions of bugs: life of a cicada underground

The shrill calls of billions of Brood X cicadas emerging from the earth have captured the nation's ears and attention this spring. But what do these noisy insects DO for the 17 years they live underground? In this episode we dig deep into that question.

A message from Chris

I hope you're enjoying spring wherever you are. I just wanted to let you know that we're taking a short break to work on some new episodes. We just got back from an incredible trip in California for two stories. One is about California condors, North America's biggest bird that almost became extinct and island foxes on the Channel Islands. We'll be back in June, which means that now is the perfect time to listen to past episodes if you missed them. Keep well everybody and stay in touch.

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.