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Wild Thing

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Wild Thing is a long-form, narrative podcast about the obsessions that capture our imaginations. This sound-rich and deeply reported show examines the relationship between science and society—that point where scientific inquiry collides with our very human desire to find answers, even when there are none. Whether it's seeking out Sasquatch, looking skyward for extraterrestrial life, or probing the power of the atom, exploring the unknown helps us better understand ourselves. Every season, host Laura Krantz tackles a brand new topic, so be sure to start with the first episode for each one.


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Latest Episodes

Announcing "The Search For Sasquatch", a middle-grade, non-fiction book based on the first season of Wild Thing! Both the hardcover book and the audiobook (narrated by Laura Krantz), will be out on October 11, 2022. Here's a sneak listen to the first... more

a year ago

A faulty reactor overheats, melting through its containment unit and poisoning a nearby town with radioactive gas. A spacecraft pushes further into deep space, exploring new galaxies, powered by a small nuclear reactor. An ordinary scientist is struc... more

a year ago

What were the long-term effects of the SL-1 explosion? Nuclear power is a shrinking part of America’s energy picture; accidents and fear have tarnished it, and the old reactor fleet is reaching its end. Yet nuclear energy could provide a bulwark agai... more

a year ago


4.8 out of 5 stars from 4.2k ratings
  • Intriguingly smart and smartly intriguing.

    As I said, Intriguingly smart and smartly intriguing

    Apple Podcasts
    Irving Pirsig jr.
    Canadaa year ago
  • Amazing

    I lived in Idaho Falls during the time of this accident and was blissfully aware of the entire episode. Of course, I was a teenager and not exactly our with the latest. The entire series is wonderfully informative. Ms. Krantz has a great voice, a sense of humor even in this grim tale, and keeps me fascinated at all times. Thanks for doing this podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    Aunt Michele
    United Statesa year ago
  • Not a word about Uranium EXTRACTION

    The actual problem with the fossil fuel economy starts with the reliance upon extraction of a NON-RENEWABLE resource. The actual problem with the nuclear fuel economy starts with the reliance upon extraction of a resource that is INCOMPATIBLE WITH BIOLOGICAL LIFE. Not only the waste of nuclear energy is deadly to biological life forms, NOT ONLY HUMANS, but radioactive fuel is deadly in the raw form. It is a deadly, planet killing technology from beginning to end. When someone tells you who they... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Excellent, Fascinating Podcast

    Really enjoyed each season of this podcast. Looking forward to season 4.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa year ago
  • Fascinating

    Laura does a great job with her interesting presentation of these stories

    Apple Podcasts
    Canadaa year ago

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#187 Canada/Science

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