Special Broadcast: Outside/In Marathon

Dec 27, 2019

Tune into NHPR this Saturday for a special marathon edition of Outside/In - NHPR’s podcast and program about the natural world and how we use it. For four hours, we’ll be taking a look back – and providing updates – to some of the most popular and intriguing stories that have run since the podcast first launched in December 2015.

The special broadcast will air from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 28.

Outside/In Host Sam Evans-Brown shares the hourly lineup, below:

Hour 1 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Scott Jurek vs. Baxter State Park - The story of a social-media-fueled attempt to beat the speed record for The Appalachian Trail.
  • 10x10 Vernal Pool - An in-depth explanation of the ecology of vernal pools… ephemeral water bodies that form in the New England woods in the spring and dry up by summer.
  • The Kiwi Apocalypse - The debate over what does and doesn’t count as an invasive species.
  • Eat the Invaders - Periwinkles and Nutria: two species that have caused chaos.

Hour 2 – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

  • The Millionaires’ Hunt Club - A huge, private hunting club is nestled in the ridges and valleys of western New Hampshire. We tell you how it came to be, and how it came to be closed to the public.
  • How do Lobster Traps Work? -  Lobster traps don’t actually ‘trap’ lobsters per se, which might actually be key to their success.
  • The Moose Whisperer - We hear from a premier moose hunter about what it takes to lure a bull out of the bush.
  • Tiny Terror - Meet the Northern Shrike… a carnivorous song-bird. (Yes, you read that right).

Hour 3 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Gridlocked - Utilities have an incentive to build expensive infrastructure, even if it’s not necessary. This is the story of what it takes to force them to consider an alternative.
  • 10x10 Traffic Circle - There are many wonderful, beautiful and rare ecosystems all over the world… but even in the center of a traffic circle there’s wonder to be found.
  • Where did all the Megafauna Go? - A glimpse into the “overkill” debate. Did humans kill all the mammoths? Or did climate change?

Hour 4 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Biocontrol and Its Malcontents - Introducing one non-native species to combat another has a messy past, but it may also be the only hope for some species.
  • Eat the Invaders (Lionfish) - Lionfish are one of the most disastrous introduced species in the United States, but could become a very low impact fishery.
  • Look Toward the Dawn - With our reliance on phones and GPS, we are systematically depriving ourselves of a sixth sense: our innate ability to navigate.