Earth Beat - The End07/27/12
We say goodbye by all piling into the studio and letting everyone do a story they've always wanted to. There will be mosquitos, underground Paris, demilitarized zone Cyprus, a quiz, and some lies about lizard people. Enjoy. Love yawl. Byee x
Earth Beat - Goodbye
Well, the proper finale is next week so in this penultimate show we thought we'd repeat the Goodbye show. Although it's very late and I am still in the office making this so part of me wishes we'd just made a new show. Still, this features a...
Earth Beat - The Whole Hog
A gluttons delight! Weve got manna from heaven, or at least, food from rooftops. We have a composer whos made music from a pig and a nose-to-tail chef who will make something delicious from the rest of it. Moving to undelicious, how does raw pickled...
Earth Beat - Airports
We check into the airport environment. How come flying used to be glamorous and now it's more like being a herded animal? We meet the people trying to lift your airport experience to the next level - come fly with us.
Earth Beat - Left Behind
Abandoned buildings, explosive underwater wrecks, and what to do about the small problem of nuclear waste. What we leave behind, why, and what to do about it.
Earth Beat - Summer
Summertime. And the living is easy. Or is it? From mobile pool parties and turning your backyard garden into a farm to scanning the horizon for forest fires, we take a look at a great deal of hard work that revolves around warmer weather.
Earth Beat - Full Circle
Things that come full circle. How an international explorer found the glamour of travelling in his own backyard, and a man's Harley-Davidson, lost in the Japanese tsunami of 2011, is found - on the other side of the Pacific.
Earth Beat - Comeback
The big comeback. In Europe that means the return of the sturgeon to their natural habitat, and in Siberia one man battles to return the wilderness back 15,000 years, minus the wooly mammoths, sadly.
Earth Beat - Ice
Ice, ice baby and bucketloads of the stuff. We meet the ice obsessives, people for whom ice is their job, their way of life, their art. Making music with it, sculpting it or just immersing your body in it: ice is too cool for school.
Earth Beat - The Gift
Stories of sharing. We explain why not to look a gift horse in the mouth (especially when there's free energy at stake) and meet the people turning every bit of green space in their town - ditches, roundabouts, abandoned parking lots - into glorious...
Earth Beat - The Extra Mile
We bring you stories from people who've gone above and beyond the basics, in one case, putting themselves through backbreaking hard work. Hear why, from people whose appreciation of this planet has led them to go the extra mile.
Earth Beat - Trees
We go all arborophile, or tree-hugger, as we celebrate the joys of tree. What we use them for, how to climb them, how to chuck them out of an aeroplane... In-tree-gued? Listen to the show for more bad puns and all things tree.
Earth Beat - Artificial
Everything is not as it seems, as we explore the artificial world. From robots that plough the fields then scatter, to man-made coral reefs. Faking it for nature.
Earth Beat - Necessary Evils
Necessary evils, like the tar sands in Canada. The fact is, we could use the oil, but is it worth the obliteration of a once-pristine forest landscape? Hear from a woman who treats her painful arthritis with yet more pain, and the man who kills...
Earth Beat - Cunning Plans
Cunning plans that try to change the way we do things. From using goats as lawnmowers, or cocaine as fertilizer, and making pate out of squirrels, we examine people who take problems and turn them into solutions.
Earth Beat - Going Places
This week on Earth Beat... things that are going places. From rubber duckies sailing the ocean seas for a couple of decades, to the worlds most gruelling marathon and the first man to walk around the world, well take you places youve never been.
Earth Beat - War
Fighting talk from the front line - from rats trained to sniff out landmines, to why creating compost on an army base in Iraq can be a bit of a bummer. Plus, restoring the Iraqi marshlands after Saddam, and visiting the Western Front, nearly 100 years...
Earth Beat - Foreign Bodies
Things that turn up in the unlikeliest of places. Like sea salt full of prescription drugs, or pesticides in the Arctic. And the man searching the Amazon for a tribe hes not allowed to contact. Foreign bodies, in all their forms.
Earth Beat - Feeding Ourselves
We examine the cost of a full belly. We look at clever new ways of putting stuff on our plate, protecting the traditional techniques for feeding ourselves, and why every third mouthful we eat is thanks to the humble bee. Food, glorious food, on Earth...
Earth Beat - Natural Disasters
We brave tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, cyclones, floods, fires, blizzards, just to get stories for you. Fire, brimstone, catastrophe! Natural disasters... and us.
- Hilversum, Netherlands