Constant Wonder

Series produced by BYUradio/KUMT/KBYU-FM

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Stay in tune with our phenomenal world. Join us for explorations of science, art, history, and more.

Stay in tune with our phenomenal world. Join Marcus Smith for explorations of hidden marvels in nature, forgotten heroes of history, and life stories that both humble and inspire. Constant Wonder is a production of BYUradio.


123 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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How a pair of courageous botanists became the first women to run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 52:53
  • Purchases: 2
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Children are often shielded from a painful family past. For Ava Chin, a deep, personal hunger to reclaim her Chinese-American legacy led her to sto...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Two siblings named Ruby and Hart die in a car crash. The surviving parents, Gail Lerner and Colin Campbell, generously share with us their grief an...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 52:52
  • Purchases: 2
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When a congenital condition began to destroy Andrew Leland's eyesight, he decided that the result didn't have to be tragic.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 2
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Argentina, Estonia, Thailand. A ballet career could land you on just about any world stage. International success catapulted Steven Melendez to all...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 52:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Ross Gay on the small, sweet delights of life's daily walk with no fireworks or fanfare.

Bought by WLRH and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 52:54
  • Purchases: 2
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When gathering accurate descriptions of the world is crucial to your work, how do you navigate a reality full of hallucinations?

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio) and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 2
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The island of Surtsey is a compelling example of the way that animals distribute nutrients around the globe through their poop.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 1
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An anthropology professor makes unexpected discoveries about his profession and himself when his second child is born with Down Syndrome.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 52:48
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A conservationist rescues an owl, who, five years later, still calls to and visits him in his backyard.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 1
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What can turtles teach us about what it means to be human?

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 52:49
  • Purchases: 1
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An Iranian refugee comes of age in Oklahoma, and he shares with us how his Christian faith informs his writing in unexpected ways.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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A cartoonist’s journey: an unlikely path to finding awe, family, and a place in the world.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 52:49
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In 1963, a 12-year-old Freeman Hrabowski III accepted Martin Luther King's challenge to march, and that week set the course of his life.

  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 52:49
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History is made by the daily decisions of regular people. One family's story of the Great Migration.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Raised in landlocked Soweto, South Africa, this Black woman's first ocean dive felt like coming home. She wants all to feel welcome beneath the waves.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Before he became an acclaimed children's writer, Douglas Wood often felt like a failure. A letter from a famous wilderness guru changed all that.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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Meet the people who lived under, built with, and were fed by the great American chestnut tree. Also, meet those determined to save it.

Bought by WVTF


  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 52:48
  • Purchases: 1
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How a stylish Parisienne came to be the owner of an elephant and rhino sanctuary in South Africa.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 52:49
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Facing the loss of her cabin in the Smokies, Lynn Faust began to pay more attention to the synchronous fireflies there, sparking a lifelong passion.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 52:49