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A Deep Dive into the Realm of Natural Sound
Atonal snores, sonorous gurgles - it's all part of the dance of the soundscape. In this episode we continue to explore the soundscape with nature recordist Lang Elliot, with some wonderfully textured sounds recorded in La Cienega's National Conservation area in Arizona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
-- Mar 26, 2023

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a World Class Storyteller and a Rousing "Seisiun" at an Irish Pub
Eddie Lenihan introduces us to the Other Crowd, and by the time he’s finished, the temperature in the room has dropped a few degrees. The Irish take their Fairy Folk very seriously. You’ll never think of leprechauns in quite the same way again.  Please don't forget to complete our Listener Survey at Thank-you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
-- Mar 17, 2023

An Ever-Changing Orchestral Masterpiece
Sound objects or sensory immersion? It's all in the ear of the beholder as we explore the soundscape with nature sound recordist Lang Elliot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
-- Mar 5, 2023

Eyes of the God - Science Meets Culture
Maori legends weave a pathway for an understanding of natural phenomena. Toni Hoeta is a Science Engagement Coordinator at the Otago Museum in Dunedin, New Zealand. She uses traditional Maori stories to help students open to the world of science. For many years, the Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of NZ, had their language, their music and their traditions suppressed by European settlers who ruled the country. Now, in a period of reconciliation, Maori culture is reemerging and finding its place in Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand. The music music heard in the podcast is from the CD book, “Singing Treasures” by Brian Flintoff, featuring musicians Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns. You can hear more of their music on the album Te Ku Te Whe, 1994, Rattle Records, New Zealand, number RAT- D0004.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
-- Feb 13, 2023

Pristine Islands
New Zealand's southernmost islands are home to a remarkable collection of birds, but they've had to work to save them from invasive predators. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
-- Jan 23, 2023

From Jim Metzner, Producer of Pulse of the Planet
Sacred Mounds, a novel of historical fantasy offering an
exciting glimpse of Native American life in pre-colonial times.
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