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.


114 Pieces

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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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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
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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.

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Poet Ross Gay on the small, sweet delights of life's daily walk with no fireworks or fanfare.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 52:54
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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...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 52:54
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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.

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
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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...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 52:52
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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...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:25
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How a pair of courageous botanists became the first women to run the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 52:53
  • Purchases: 2
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It's a massive lake with a murky reputation. It's survived a carp invasion, decades of dumped raw sewage, and the draining of surrounding wetlands....

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 52:53
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In the depth of the sea, where the sun is powerless to send a single ray of light, there live many strange beings. Of these sea folk, we know nothi...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 52:52
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Burkhard Bilger shares the surprising truth about his grandfather's life and service in Hitler's Germany, it's the latest episode of the Constant W...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 52:53
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Sleep and dreaming. It's when the unconscious mind can process events, solve problems and organize memories. But a mere 20 years ago, little consen...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 52:51
  • Purchases: 1
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One hundred year old Stella Levi, wants you to know about her childhood home on the island of Rhodes, on Constant Wonder.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 52:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Undoing Dracula's nasty reputation, impossible! Reversing the undeserved reputation of bats, now that's a different task all together. And the bat ...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 52:51
  • Purchases: 2