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.


128 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The term “hive mind” has soared in popularity. But research is showing that individual bees also have minds and wills of their own. Kinda like us.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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A scientist who once thought that science had all the answers changed his mind when his family faced an improbable double dose of cancer.

  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Why was a disabled aunt hidden away after WWII?

  • Added: Jun 28, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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A busy New York City couple takes up biannual week-long liquid-only fasts to clear out clutter and and touch some deeper truths.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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Two poets from Yale share their 20-year saga of faith and hope, struggle and joy while fighting an incurable blood cancer.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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He's braved the mafia, gunshots, and full-moon jungle nights to understand and protect India's wildlife.

  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • Length: 52:53
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After a father suffers a traumatic brain injury, his filmmaker son documents his recovery and his advocacy for others.

  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 52:51
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Ubiquitous, microscopic worms, nematodes kill insects, infest plants and provide startling insights into human health. They also inspire joy!

  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 52:50
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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