The Wild with Chris Morgan

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 Jul 9, 2020
Very interesting and informative. I never thought I would enjoy listening to a wildlife documentary as much as watching one, but the narrative & sound recordings are so good its easy to see the visuals in my imagination! Highly recommended.

Dennis Murray
 Jun 2, 2020
I am from Australia and I really love these stories from the other side of the globe. Chris' passion and enthusiasm for wild places is like a breath of fresh air. The episode A River runs through it again is inspiring and a must listen.

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"THE WILD with Chris Morgan" explores how nature survives and thrives alongside (and often despite) humans. Taking listeners across the Pacific Northwest and around the world, host Chris Morgan explores wildlife and the complex web of ecosystems they inhabit. He also tells the stories of people working in and protecting the wild around us.

Episode Date
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.
Nov 17, 2020
Escape to the sounds of nature

We are all going through some challenging times, a pandemic, for Americans, an election whirlwind...or maybe other things in life. So, we wanted to give you a break, a chance to step away from the stress and into the wild. On this special episode of THE WILD we listen to a dawn chorus in Eastern Washington and ravens off the fog drenched shores of the Oregon coast.

These sounds were recorded by Gordon Hempton the Sound Tracker and co-founder of Quiet Parks International.

Nov 03, 2020
Bats: Busting the myths
Join me as I meet bats up close and in person and try to figure out the mystery behind these winged mammals.
Oct 27, 2020
The Great British Birding Show

Kick back for a spot of British birdwatching as I head into the English countryside with twitcher Lee Evans. Lee is an extreme birder and he’s become notorious in a nation of bird-lovers, as the man who’ll go to any lengths to fulfill his bird obsession.

Lee has driven 2.2 million miles around the UK and Ireland looking for birds. So far he’s seen 594 different species, but not without some mishaps. I join him for a day in the field to hear more, and to tap into the mind of a really fascinating and knowledgeable man. Enjoy!

Recommended links from Chris Morgan:

The Diary of an Obsessive Twitcher

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird Track

Oct 06, 2020
WILD BITES: What’s the longest migration in the animal kingdom?

Feeling a little cooped up? Take to the skies on the most extreme migration in the world. Join the Arctic Tern, a little bird with serious wanderlust.

Sep 22, 2020
WILD BITES: The tiniest farmer on Earth?
The secret and fascinating world of these miniature marvels.
Sep 08, 2020
WILD BITES: How does a sperm whale survive the crushing depths a mile underwater?
Meet the sperm whale, the true deep divers of the ocean.
Aug 25, 2020
WILD BITES: How can arctic squirrels help us get to Mars?
There’s a wild animal and a team of researchers that might hold the clue to space travel.
Aug 11, 2020
Bear News: An interview with Chris Morgan
On the conservation roller coaster, good and bad news for grizzly bears.
Jul 28, 2020
The Wolf Ranger

Jun 16, 2020
The Power of Poop

Poop parties, floating scat, and an international crime fighter.

Jun 02, 2020
How to bring back a forest, and a Scotland of the past, one tree at a time
I visit a forest of trees so old, they were around before the last wolf was killed in the 1700s.
May 20, 2020
How to spot an owl in Washington (it's easier than you think)
If you want to find an owl, first you need to find some voles.
May 05, 2020
So you caught a cougar, now what?
I visit a prison on the Olympic Peninsula where incarcerated individuals catalog wildlife videos for local biologists.
Apr 14, 2020
How catch a cougar in Washington
I meet biologists who can track multiple cougars in the forest, thanks to some special collars, GPS, and the click of a mouse.
Apr 07, 2020
Northwest tribes' legacy, and power, of telling a good story
The "salmon people" have lived on the Pacific Coast for more than 10,000 years. Through their long history, stories have been their lifeblood.
Apr 01, 2020
The wildlife super dog
I meet an adorable puppy that may be the key to saving bears and people.
Mar 17, 2020
The Secret Lives of Trees
I dial into the wood wide web to understand how trees communicate.
Mar 10, 2020
How would you rate your relationship to nature, animals?
Richard Louv writes about intimacy, but not in the way you might picture it. He says to stave off loneliness, tap into the "whisper of our fellow creatures."
Mar 04, 2020
A river runs through it ... once again
Almost 30 years after an act of Congress called for the Elwha dams to come down, the ecosystem is recovering. Species are returning and staying.
Feb 25, 2020
Return to Svalbard: Earth's icy food chain is about more than polar bears
It's a beautiful, still arctic morning about 600 miles from the North Pole. And there is a polar bear right over my shoulder.
Feb 18, 2020
KUOW's THE WILD with Chris Morgan returns in February
Ecologist and award-winning filmmaker Chris Morgan kicks off season 2 with more adventures in the wild.
Jan 29, 2020
LIVE: Stories from THE WILD
On Friday, October 14, we gathered to enjoy eight stories presented in front of a live audience at Seattle's McCaw Hall.
Dec 10, 2019
The quietest place in the world is … right here in Washington state
I talk to a sound tracker who encourages us to find a quiet place and really listen.
Nov 12, 2019
Waiting for penguins
Wildlife filmmakers Jeff Wilson and Mark Smith spill on what life is like among the “super over-caffeinated” Adelie penguins.
Oct 08, 2019
Life hack: Go sniff a pine. Your heart and mind will thank you
Florence Williams' extensive research into the benefits of getting out in nature has lead to some surprising revelations.
Sep 10, 2019
The goofy looking rodent we all rely on
An extended interview with Ben Goldfarb about the beaver, an "unlikely hero."
Aug 20, 2019
Protecting where the spirit bears roam
It all started when Ian McAllister spent two days in a flimsy basket, suspended from a tree, to protest logging.
Jul 23, 2019
The hunt to find just one square inch of silence
I go deep into the Olympic National Forest to find the most elusive creature imaginable: silence.
Jun 18, 2019
A harsh life among ‘super over-caffeinated’ penguins
I talk with two filmmakers who got up close and personal with Antarctic penguins.
Jun 10, 2019
Bombs, guns and sea lions on the Columbia River
I take a journey up the Columbia River, where people, sea lions, orcas and salmon have a complicated relationship.
Jun 04, 2019
The ‘ghost bears’ of Washington state
I explore the ideas and controversies behind reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades.
May 28, 2019
Chris Morgan sees a forest therapist
There’s a big part of us that still is wild, a bigger part than we might imagine in this crazy modern world we’ve built around ourselves.
May 21, 2019
These Italian bears survived gladiators and Mussolini
Just two hours from Rome is one of the richest ecosystems in Europe, a little island of mountains that to this day is home to wolves, wild boar and bears.
May 14, 2019
Animal Psychology and How to Stay Safe in the Wild
I don't look for trouble, but I've gotten in enough to share how to stay safe in the wild.
May 07, 2019
Living in a freezing hole, watching for tigers that may never come
I travel to Russia to meet the man who captured on film the nearly invisible Siberian tigers.
Apr 30, 2019
Leave it to beavers, seriously
I hang out in Seattle's backyard with some very eager beavers.
Apr 23, 2019
Return of ze big bad wolf
It’s thought that the last wolf in Germany was shot 150 years ago. But nature had another idea.
Apr 16, 2019
The first time I caught a grizzly bear
I was going to be graphic designer. Then a bear came along.
Apr 09, 2019
Neighbor calls a biologist: ‘There’s a cougar in my backyard.’ And he says...
Our backyards are getting bigger, and the cougar’s front yard is getting smaller.
Apr 02, 2019
The wild around you
Hear what adventures are in store for season one.
Mar 06, 2019