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Nine podcasts that might be worth your while

Within the NNMN Chapter many of us listen to Podcasts.  Quite a few of the podcasts we “consume” are about the natural world or things and issues that may impact the natural world.

Here is a list of nine recommended free podcasts related to the natural world that you can subscribe to for listening on a cell phone, tablet, and in some cases on a computer.

Request that if you have other podcasts to share that you pass them along to the chapter.  Possibly a consolidated listing can be posted on the NNMN webpage.

So here are the nine recommended of PODCASTS offered in no particular order.


The Native Plant Podcast

https://www.nativeplantpodcast.com


"The Native Plant Podcast is designed for gardeners and landscapers who want to learn more about native plants in the landscape.”

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Talkin’ Birds


http://www.talkinbirds.com


"Talkin' Birds is a live and interactive radio show about wild birds and the beauty of nature—attracting birds to your backyard, feeding them, and learning more about them. We feature expert guests and contests for prizes like bird feeders and other bird-related items each week. Our mission is to encourage appreciation of our natural world and to promote the preservation and protection of our environment."

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Minute Earth 

(Can be enjoyed as a podcast or in video form)

https://minuteearth.com

"We’re a group of scientists, writers, and illustrators with a passion for sharing our curiosity (and where it leads!) with the world." 


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The Future of Everything 

- from the Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/wsj-the-future-of-everything

"Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.”

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The Field Guides

http://www.thefieldguidespodcast.com

"Nature nerds rejoice! The Field Guides is a monthly podcast that will bring you out on the trail, focusing on the science of North American Wildlife.”

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BirdNote

https://www.birdnote.org/about

"BirdNote transports listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information, connecting our lives to the ways and needs of birds. BirdNote inspires listeners to care about the natural world — and take steps to protect it.  BirdNote shows are aired on public radio stations around the country every day and can be found online at any time. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it’s possible to see or hear the featured bird. We inspire people to listen, look, and exclaim, “Oh, that’s what that is!”

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The Environment Report

https://www.michiganradio.org/programs/environment-report

"The Environment Report, hosted by Lester Graham, explores the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan.”

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The Environment in Focus



https://www.wypr.org/programs/environment-focus

"The Environment in Focus is a weekly perspective on the issues and people changing Maryland's natural world.  There's a story behind every bend of the Chesapeake Bay's 11,684 miles of shoreline, in every abandoned coal mine in the Appalachian Mountains, in every exotic beetle menacing our forests and in every loophole snuck into pollution control laws in Annapolis.”  

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Out There with the Birds


https://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/bwdsite/podcasts/out-there-with-the-birds.php

"Join Alvaro Jaramillo and Ben Lizdas from Bird Watcher's Digest as they discuss trends, anecdotes about wild birds, and much more!”

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