Wild World with Scott Solomon is a new podcast that explores the natural wonders of our planet through the voices of the people who explore, study, and protect them. Each episode features a new location, from the forests of Madagascar to the underwater world beneath the Galapagos Islands and the icy shores of Antarctica. Hosted by a renowned field biologist and science communicator, you’ll hear directly from the people on the ground (or in the water) to understand what drives them to work in such remote, and often dangerous, locations. Featuring diverse voices, guests share their stories of adventure and discovery, from epic triumphs to dismal failures. Experience the wildest places on Earth and beyond and come away with a new sense of wonder and awe about the natural world and the people who help us understand it.
Host: Scott Solomon is a biologist, professor, and science communicator. He teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication at Rice University in Houston and is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. He has a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin where his research examined the evolutionary basis of biological diversity in the Amazon Basin. He has taught field biology courses in Texas, Colorado, and Belize and hosted educational travel experiences in Peru, Belize, and the Galapagos Islands.
Scott is a correspondent for the CityCast Houston podcast and has appeared on numerous other podcasts and radio broadcasts, as well as streaming series such as Life 2.0, and Becoming Martian. He is the author of Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution and the host of the series What Darwin Didn’t Know: The Modern Science of Evolution and Why Insects Matter: Earth’s Most Essential Species, available through Wondrium/The Great Courses.
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