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BBC Earth Podcast

BBC Earth

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BBC Earth Podcast
BBC Earth Podcast

BBC Earth Podcast

BBC Earth

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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.

Latest Episodes

Looking Up

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINMAY 9
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Looking Up

A Different View

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MINMAY 2
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A Different View

Weather

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MINAPR 25
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Weather

Bird's Eye View

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 her debilitating fear of flying after realising her only chance of understanding a steep decline of swans, was to fly alongside them. Prepare to be amazed by the complex world of bio-inspired robotics, and the immensely intelligent engineers behind them, which can go where humans can’t; places that are inaccessible or dangerous and collecting samples, making measurements and delivering things to aid human innovation. We know, 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINAPR 18
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Bird's Eye View

Forever

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit aca...

29 MINAPR 11
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Forever

Beauty in Nature

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/bbc...

25 MINAPR 4
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Beauty in Nature

Speeding Up and Slowing Down

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINMAR 28
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Speeding Up and Slowing Down

Human Spaces

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visi...

27 MINMAR 21
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Human Spaces

Series 2 - Trailer

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 andsubscribe so you never miss an episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 sMAR 15
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Series 2 - Trailer

Family

For our final week of BBC Earth Podcast's first season, we're talking families. 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 unique couple who dedicate their lives to nurturing a colony of chimps abandoned by a US research centre and wrap your head around the biology of bonding. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MINJAN 3
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Family

Latest Episodes

Looking Up

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINMAY 9
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Looking Up

A Different View

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MINMAY 2
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A Different View

Weather

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MINAPR 25
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Weather

Bird's Eye View

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 her debilitating fear of flying after realising her only chance of understanding a steep decline of swans, was to fly alongside them. Prepare to be amazed by the complex world of bio-inspired robotics, and the immensely intelligent engineers behind them, which can go where humans can’t; places that are inaccessible or dangerous and collecting samples, making measurements and delivering things to aid human innovation. We know, 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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINAPR 18
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Bird's Eye View

Forever

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit aca...

29 MINAPR 11
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Forever

Beauty in Nature

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/bbc...

25 MINAPR 4
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Beauty in Nature

Speeding Up and Slowing Down

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MINMAR 28
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Speeding Up and Slowing Down

Human Spaces

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visi...

27 MINMAR 21
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Human Spaces

Series 2 - Trailer

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 andsubscribe so you never miss an episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 sMAR 15
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Series 2 - Trailer

Family

For our final week of BBC Earth Podcast's first season, we're talking families. 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 unique couple who dedicate their lives to nurturing a colony of chimps abandoned by a US research centre and wrap your head around the biology of bonding. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MINJAN 3
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Family

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