EarthSky 22: Exploring an animal underworld with Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins on his new program at National Geographic Wild. Song of the week Heartless Bastards’ “Only for You.”

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Science news of the week:

A new map of the human brain.

New map of human brain.

Astronomer Jill Tarter steps down as SETI director.

First named storm of North Atlantic hurricane season.

One million observations by citizen scientists.

Song of the week:

Heartless Bastards’ “Only for You” from their new album Arrow.

Henry Rollins’ new show on National Geographic Wild premieres this week. It explores how different cultures around the world interact with animals. Photo by Heidi May

This week’s featured stories:

Exploring an Animal Underworld with Henry Rollins Jorge Salazar speaks with Henry Rollins about his new program on National Geographic Wild, premiering this week, in which he explores how different cultures around the world interact with animals.

Global Night Sky Jorge Salazar and Deborah Byrd talk about how to see Mars and Venus in early evening.

No, it’s not the moon. This amazing photo of a crescent Venus, deep in the western twilight, was taken on May 18, 2012 by our friend Duke Marsh from the Louisville Astronomical Society’s Urban Astronomy Center. He says the exposure was short, but camera was zoomed in to about a 500mm focal length, giving the view that you’d see looking through 10X binoculars.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

Heartless Bastards

Ocote Soul Sounds

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

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