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
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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

  • Added: Jan 04, 2011
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 4

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

  • Added: Nov 13, 2010
  • Length: 05:01
  • 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: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 3

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

  • Added: Aug 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1