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December 19, 2019
We've reached the end of Series 3! It's been a series of new discoveries, awe-inspiring moments, tear-jerkers and revelations. In the final episode of the series, we are telling stories about the senses. We begin by meeting Sy Montgomery, who built a bond with an eight limbed friend through touch. Octopi have the unique ability to taste what they are touching using the suction cups on their tentacles; some are more sensitive than others and it became clear to Sy that a friendship had been born. Hear from legendary composer, Hans Zimmer, as he describes the process of composing for natural history documentaries - such as Seven Worlds, One Planet - and how these thought provoking series differs from his work on iconic, blockbuster movie soundtracks. In this episode we also tell the story of Bernie Krause who is a "soundscape ecologist", responsible for tracking and recording the sounds of our planet which are rapidly vanishing. Thank you for listening to another series of the BBC Earth Podcast. As ever, we love hearing from you on social media, so do share with us your favourite episode so far or story that tugged your heart strings… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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December 12, 2019
In this episode of the BBC Earth Podcast, we’re getting glimpses into brave new worlds, advancing into unfamiliar territories and breaking new ground. We’re pushing at the frontiers between us and the natural world. In New Zealand there is a river so integral to the history of the Maori people, it has just been granted "personhood". It has been a fight fought for 140 years but finally, this giver of life and symbol of rich history has the same legal rights as the human beings that love it so much. This week we reveal stories of discovery from tiny tales of moss to the unexplored and vast ocean floor. We listen to James, a rhino keeper who talks about the plight of a species which is "functionally extinct": the Northern White Rhino. There are only two left in the world but conservation scientists have hope; using Southern White Rhinos as surrogates, the scientists are taking on a pioneering mission to bring the species to term. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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December 5, 2019
For the seventh episode of the BBC Earth Podcast, we’re bringing your stories about adaptation. Did you know, during its 8 month hibernation, the Arctic ground squirrel can survive with a core temperature of 3 degrees below freezing? Scientists have been studying this astounding little rodent’s long, cold sleep to understand whether its hibernation can help revolutionise understanding of our own brains. We also meet the ‘Lightning Bug Lady’ Lynn Faust who has studied fireflies her entire life and tells us about the beautiful display these creatures put on, when trying to attract a mate. We speak to a man who describes nature’s resurgence following the catastrophic nuclear disaster in Chernobyl and get to grips with some surprising silver linings to a human catastrophe. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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November 28, 2019
Welcome to another episode of the BBC Earth Podcast; the podcast that delves deep into nature’s great mysteries and surfaces the unknown. This week we’re telling stories of the unexpected, stories which seem too astounding to be true. Journey with us to the Sahara where the sand is known to sing; deep, bassy sounds that reverberate as the millions upon millions of grains fall down the dunes. From the unknown cause of these sounds to the unknown status of a species, let us take you back to the 1930s, when the Tasmanian Tiger was confirmed “extinct”. Unlike the tiger you have pictured in your imagination, this one was more dog-like, with stripes across its back and a tail not dissimilar to that of a kangaroo. There have supposedly been 8 sightings of this creature in the last 3 years, suggesting science should not give up on it just yet… Should these stories leave you perplexed, just wait until you hear from Doug Larson who was the first to discover an ancient forest, undisturbed since deglaciation. These 700 year-old trees had never been found by humans until Doug came along.. Mind. Blown. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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November 21, 2019
This week we are telling stories from the wilderness. Stories of scale, vast expanses, extreme conditions, little known corners of the planet and the sparsest environments. We begin in Alaska, with the tale of an unbreakable bond between a dogsled racer and her pack, who travel huge distances across rugged terrain. Diving deep to the ocean floor, we join Deep Sea Biologist, Diva Amon, to discover new species and understand the threats that lie beneath. Meet the camera operators who filmed flightless birds that resemble dinosaurs for Seven Worlds, One Planet and hear the magical music that helps camels through birth and makes them shed a tear or two. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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November 14, 2019
This week on the BBC Earth Podcast, we are sharing stories of unity. Hear the story behind the international mission of 20 African countries to hold back the desert and plant trees to reclaim the once lush oasis of oasis and greenery. We also discover the unique relationship between a toad and tarantula who choose to be roommates as well as a migration miracle: a three-thousand mile oceanic journey across the Sargasso Sea is made by a transparent animal half the width of a pencil. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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November 7, 2019
This week we're travelling to a place that is different for all of us, but one we all hold close to our hearts: Home. Listen to the heart-warming story of a keeper in Ohio who built an unbreakable bond with a baby Sumatran rhino named Harapan. Sumatran Rhinos are facing extinction and Harapan was the last remaining in the Western Hemisphere, kept in captivity at Cincinnati Zoo. To give the species the best chance of survival in the wild, Harapan was to fly across the world and return to the home of his ancestors – Sumatra, Indonesia. We also visit the man who keeps a flock of homing pigeons in his back garden in London and two young women who tracked down the symbol of their heritage – the American Bison of Banff National Park. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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October 31, 2019
Welcome to the third series of the BBC Earth Podcast. This time, we’re taking you behind the scenes and sharing untold stories from our latest landmark series, Seven Worlds One Planet, from the perspective of camera crew, producers, researchers and scientists alike. Alongside these stories, you’ll hear tales from people all over the planet, exploring the huge array of environments on our planet, from the beauty of vast sand dunes to the eerie deep sea floor; unveiling the harsh reality of disappearing species and miraculous rediscoveries of animals thought to be nearing extinction. In this first episode we hear about the dramatic journey the crew of Seven Worlds One Planet took to reach Antarctica, from Executive Producer Jonny Keeling. They travelled through hell and (very) high waters to film leopard seals hunting penguins for five weeks and it was no mean feat. If you've ever wondered who is responsible for naming newly discovered species - look no further; Quentin Wheeler lets us into the world of taxonomy and he's got some words of warning concerning the disappearance of many thousands of species. You'll also hear the story of the couple who lost everything... and the 600 mile walk that gave them their life back, as well as the re-wilding of a bog land in Hawaii which was taken over by invasive species as a result of human activity. Make sure you're subscribed so you never miss an episode and let us know what you thought of this week's episode on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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October 17, 2019
The BBC Earth Podcast is back from Thursday 31st October. This series, we're taking you behind the scenes and sharing untold stories from our latest television series, Seven Worlds One Planet. Alongside these stories, you'll hear tales from all over the planet, from vast sand dunes, to the eerie deep sea floor. It's time to close your eyes, open your ears and subscribe so you never miss an episode. 
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May 9, 2019
Welcome to the final episode of the BBC Earth Podcast, Series 2. This series we've told stories about the amazing animals that live among us, and discovered the amazing technology that helps us get close to them; we've looked down on the wonder of our planet from above, and met the people who are working hard to take better care of it. For our final journey, we're looking beyond Earth, out through our thinning atmosphere to the stars and the depths of space. Make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss us, when we return for Series 3, and let us know what you think on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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May 2, 2019
Sometimes we need to look at our planet from a different perspective to really appreciate its splendour and realise how small we really are, when sailing the seas or staring into the sky. This week join us in discovering the magical, the unexpected and the awe-inspiring. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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April 25, 2019
Ever wondered what it would be like to fly into the heart of a storm? For the pilots of the 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron it’s just another day on the job monitoring and collecting data on weather systems. These ‘Hurricane Hunters’ share what it’s really like when you reach the eye of a storm. But it’s not just weather on Earth that captures our imagination; we’re travelling about 63 light years from our world to experience weather on other planets. Wind speeds of 5,400mph, dust storms and a Giant Red Spot which has raged on uninterrupted for the last 400 years. Buckle up, we’re in for a bumpy, but thrilling, ride. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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April 18, 2019
This week we turn our attention to the technology that enables us to soar above the clouds to and zoom in close to our natural world. We meet Sacha, who conquered a debilitating fear of flying to fly alongside and study the decline of swans. Prepare to be amazed by the complex world of bio-inspired robotics and the intelligent engineers behind them. These robots go where humans can’t, places that are inaccessible or dangerous, collecting samples, making measurements and deliveries to aid human innovation. And for all the wonders of the world drones have enabled us to see, sometimes their very presence can pose a threat to the animals they are hoping to film. How can we get in close while keeping our distance at the same time? We know, we can almost hear the cogs turning in your brain too. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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April 11, 2019
This week, we tackle one of the biggest questions that has puzzled scientists and philosophers for centuries – the concept of ‘forever’. First, we look to the future where advances in science could give the species we thought lost forever a second chance at life and wonder what the archaeologists of the future (human or otherwise) will learn about our civilisation from the items we leave behind. Will plastic be humanity's lasting legacy on this planet and what will happen to Earth’s great cities once we are no more? Finally, we attempt to find the edge of the universe and ask if it too has an ending. While occasionally overwhelming and uncertain, our future near and far is impossibly intriguing. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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April 4, 2019
Never has the saying 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' been more true, than in nature. This week, we ponder a question: who really decides what is beautiful? It is the creatures who do not fit our conventional beauty standards that are taking centre stage. We discover The Ugly Animal Preservation Society (yes, it exists!) and its weird yet wonderful looking members. While a little more aesthetically challenged, some of these animals are just as endangered as their cute, cuddly and beautiful neighbours, and deserve equal recognition. We're going to get to the root of how our beauty standards came to be, as we investigate the science of beauty and finally meet the man who is pioneering innovation to reduce fashion's huge and detrimental impact on the planet. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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March 28, 2019
The world is moving and changing at an ever-increasing speed, but we’re all starting to realise the importance of slowing down. This week we meet Amy Powney who explains how the influence of her off-the-grid childhood led her to be a pioneer in slow, sustainable fashion. Plus, the cameramen who help us understand creatures and plants on different time scales to our own with the help of specialised equipment and a lot of patience. We also meet Lauren Gay who, in 2015, spontaneously booked a “part bucket list adventure trip and part mental health break”. She had no idea how this trip to the Azores would change her life for good. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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March 21, 2019
We begin the second series of the BBC Earth Podcast in bustling, often polluted, but always charismatic cities. In today’s built-up world, it’s easy to forget that nature is often closer than we might think. Meet the two women from a suburban London council estate who bonded over their discovery of some very unexpected guests from the woods at nightfall. Just as humans adapt to rural or urban lifestyles, we explore the ways in which urban animals’ bodies have adapted, alongside their behavioural patterns. Prepare for a heart-warming tale of humans living alongside wild bears as well as the impressive methods conservationists took to lure penguins in Cape Town to a new colony, in order for them to thrive. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and let us know what you think on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcearth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbcearth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbcearth 
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March 14, 2019
The BBC Earth Podcasts returns for a second series from Thursday 21st March. We’ll be taking you on a journey from our beautiful but changing environment here on earth, to less explored corners of the universe. Imagine how it feels to discover a bear in your home… the lengths we would have to go, to exist on another planet. Close your eyes, open your ears and subscribe so you never miss an episode. 
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January 3, 2019
For our final week of BBC Earth Podcast's first season, we're talking families, the bonds that bind us so tightly and the feuds that could tear us apart. Series producer Rupert Barrington takes us on a deep dive into Dynasties, exploring the ideas behind the series and how the stories were chosen (don't worry, no spoilers!). Meet the remarkable couple who dedicate their lives to nurturing a colony of orphaned chimps and wrap your head around the biology of bonding. 
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December 27, 2018
Join us for a game of hide and seek. Imagine trying to track down an uncollared tiger in a vast, dense jungle in India… You’d need the help of experienced local trackers who have spent years perfecting the art of tracking animals through the language of surrounding species. To them, simply listening to the wall of sound around them paints the perfect audio map of what’s going on in the dense undergrowth. Speaking of maps, we hear the tale of a man who used satellite technology and imagery to discover an unmapped forest, uncovering a brand-new ecosystem. From forest to cities, expect unexpected stories, hidden truths and unwelcome surprises (like a python in your toilet…) 
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December 20, 2018
Discover the rituals performed in the animal kingdom for love, life and death. Did you know painted wolves sing to vote for the next alpha couple? Neither did we. This behaviour was documented for the first time ever by the crew working on BBC Earth’s latest landmark. We explore the weird, and occasionally dark, acts that characterise crow funerals, how birds brandish themselves to potential mates and the awe-inspiring tale of witnessing a mass-baptism at the Blue Nile – a river steeped in myth and legend 
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December 13, 2018
The transition between childhood and adulthood is no easy feat for humans and animals alike. These awkward years see creatures evolving physically and socially, clumsily learning to fend for themselves with all the pitfalls of being young, foolish and free. This week we hear from producer-director Simon Blakeney as he describes the dynamic teenage duo of Red and Tatu from Dynasties’ Lions episode. Learning from others is part of getting older and, hopefully, wiser, but when there are no parental figures to help raise these teenage elephants they become unruly. Also featured is the tale of a jellyfish whose development stages occur in reverse and a Blue Planet II Assistant Producer on her life growing up quite literally on the ocean. 
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December 6, 2018
This week we’re taking you to the southernmost continent on the planet: Antarctica. This is where cameraman Lindsay McCrae and his team spent 10 months filming emperor penguins for Dynasties. As it was impossible for the crew to leave their location, it meant Lindsay experienced a key life event over 14,000 kilometres from home. In this episode, you’ll also walk among gorillas in the Impenetrable Forest, step into untouched caves and meet the man who finds companionship through whale song. 
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November 29, 2018
Beginnings. Join the crew from the BBC Studios series Dynasties on a journey to Senegal, home of Fongoli chimps. Each year, these chimps brave intense wildfires that ruin their homes. Destructive though they seem, these wildfires are actually part of the cycle of life. The stories in this episode embrace what it means to discover our roots, to begin again and the trials some animals must endure in their very first stages of life. Very few of us get up early enough to hear the birds sing in the dawn and even fewer of us decide to sing back. English-Finnish vocalist Hanna Tuulikki calls back to the birds. Eric Grandon, a military veteran, explains how caring for a colony of bees turned his life around after suffering his darkest days having returned home from war. Close your eyes and open your ears for the first episode of the BBC Earth Podcast. 
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November 22, 2018
Intimate stories and surprising truths about nature, science and the human experience in a podcast the size of the planet.   Each week the BBC Earth podcast brings you a collection of immersive stories about our world and the astonishing creatures, landscapes and elements in it. Close your eyes and open your ears as you travel from the impenetrable forests of Uganda to research bases in the Antarctic; the edges of the Thar Desert to the Shores of Lake Tahoe. You’ll get up close and personal with jewelled beetles in the Namib Desert and soar with eagles in Rajasthan as you experience tales of human emotion, of encounters with animals, of the strangest corners of the Earth and breath-taking marvels. All carefully gathered together and delivered into your ear by the good people at BBC Earth.     From the deepest caves in the world to the very edge of space the BBC Earth podcast transports you on an awe-inspiring journey in sound.  
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