One Species at a Time ~ The Encyclopedia of Life

Series produced by Atlantic Public Media

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From the Encyclopedia of Life: the wonders of nature—right outside your back door and halfway around the world. In our new season of audio broadcasts, we’ll be learning about life as small as yeast and as big as a bowhead whale.

Hear people's stories about nature and hone your backyard observation skills. We’ll be exploring the diversity of life—five minutes and One Species at a Time. Hosted by Ari Daniel Shapiro and brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, and Atlantic Public Media.

The host and producer is Ari Daniel Shapiro. Jay Allison and Viki Merrick edit.


73 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First

  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Summer Praetorius has an unusual ability to find 4-leaf (and 5,6 even 7-leaf!) clovers.

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 15, 2010
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Wading into the issue of dams and biodiversity with two biologists sampling the DNA of this threatened frog in order to save it.

Bought by PRX Remix and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 15, 2010
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Older than the bible - now under threat from climate change and logging.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 15, 2010
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Sep 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Good for the body and the soul. The intimate relationship between the Inupiat Eskimos and the bowhead whale.

Bought by KUOW, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:13
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Nov 13, 2010
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Soon to be THE HIGHLAND TIGER - strong, independant and endangered.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Nov 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 3
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Strange denizens of the primordial slimebed; for example Dickinsonia rex, a sort of living bathmat without eyes or a mouth...

Bought by XRAY.fm, PRX Remix, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Dec 15, 2010
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Jan 04, 2011
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 4
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Microbial landscapes with bacterial gardens - worlds within worlds with secrets to tell

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 14, 2011
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Renowned evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson (founder of the Encyclopedia of Life ) and his long career cracking the code of ants.

Bought by HCC Radio The Dragon and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 2
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aka The Fever Tree - useful in malaria, fever, gin & tonics...

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, and HCC Radio The Dragon


  • Added: Feb 12, 2011
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Feb 13, 2011
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 2
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Bustling cities of marine life, until rising ocean temperatures turn them into ghost towns - can they re-construct?

Bought by PRX Remix and HCC Radio The Dragon


  • Added: Mar 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 2