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Pulse of the Planet Podcasts with Jim Metzner

Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

Published: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:54:27 PST

Last Build Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:54:27 PST

Copyright: Copyright 1990-2012 Jim Metzner Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Song Memories

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

For the Sami people of Scandinavia, yoiking can be a touchstone to the past.

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Story-Songs of the Sami People

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

The nomadic herdsmen of Scandinavia have preserved their oral history in a unique form.

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Reindeer Jazz

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

An indigenous style of singing created by nomadic reindeer herdsman is kept alive in contemporary Scandinavia.

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

In the world of package design, you have to think about what it's going to be resting upon.

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Masquerade at Your Doorstep

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Jonkonnu revelers sing and dance through neighborhoods, visiting homes where their pageantry might be favored with a gift of money.

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From Jamaica to North Carolina

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

The festival of Jonkonnu is celebrated with influences from West Africa, England and the Caribbean.

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Roots of Christmas

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some of our most enduring Christmas traditions may date back to the pre-Christian era.

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Planes, Trains and Trucks

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

If you want to design effective packaging, you'd better know how it'll stand up to being transported.

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A Social Safety Valve

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A celebration designed to keep the fabric of society from tearing itself apart.

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The Tallest Tree

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Amidst a clearcut forest and host to a pesky woodpecker, stands the world's tallest tree.

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Evolution in the Clouds

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Why would bacteria evolve the ability to freeze cloud water at higher than normal temperatures?

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