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R.J. Amador selects and reads articles from current issues of the National Geographic Magazine, premier coverage of nature's wonders.

Current National Geographic Articles
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
The Ocean's Fastest Shark - Aug, 2017The fate of short-fin Mako Sharks. By Glenn HodgesReader: R.J. Amador00:17:24
What makes a genuis? - May, 2017Science offer us clues about its origins, By Claudia KalbReader: R.J. Amador00:25:10
Mars - Nov 2016The Race to the Red Planet, By Joel AchenbachReader: R.J. Amador00:06:48
The World's Last Grass-eating Monkeys - Apr 2017How the bleeding heart Geladas survive. By Craig WelchReader: R.J. Amador00:23:42
Saving the last pristine seas - Feb 2017Preserving precious areas stops over-fishing and protects against climate change. By Cynthia BarnettReader: R.J. Amador00:16:38
Deadly Trade - Oct 2016Inside the dark world of the rhino horn business. By Bryan ChristieReader: R.J. Amador00:32:24
A Cure in Sight - Aug 2016Ending blindness is not just a dream. By David DobbsReader: R.J. Amador00:26:04
Peru's World Apart - Jun 2016Manu National Park: its beauty, inhabitants and future. By Emma MerrisReader: R.J. Amador00:24:56
The Crossing - Apr 2016Questioning the very meaning of death. By Robin Marantz HenigReader: R.J. Amador00:28:37
Waste Not, Want Not - Mar 2016How to stop wasting food globally. By Elizabeth RoyteReader: R.J. Amador00:12:46
The Power of Parks - Jan 2016A yearlong exploration into open spaces. By Florence WilliamsReader: R.J. Amador00:21:11
Climate Change - Nov 2015Two articles about climate change, in advance of the Paris conference this December.Reader: R.J. Amador00:09:19
Wild Heart of Sweden - Oct 2015The rugged remote splendor of Laponia, By Don BeltReader: R.J. Amador00:10:46
Spectacular archaeological site in Afghanistan - Sep 2015Archaeologist excavate a spectacular Buddhist complex before it is too late. By Hannah BlochReader: R.J. Amador00:16:16
Laos Finds New Life After the Bombs - Aug 2015How does a country recover from 9 years and 2 million tons of bombing? By T.D. AllmanReader: R.J. Amador00:17:41
New Horizons Finds Pluto - Jul 2015Small, cold, and absurdly far away, Pluto comes into focus. By Nadia DrakeReader: R.J. Amador00:14:45
Sins of the Aral Sea - Jun 2015One of the planet's largest bodies of freshwater is disappearing. By Mark Synot.Reader: R.J. Amador00:14:11
Thinking Like a Dolphin - May 2015Understanding one of the smartest creatures on Earth. By Joshua FoerReader: R.J. Amador00:26:36
Trajan's Amazing Column - Apr 2015The 126 feet tall marble tower that looks over Rome and tells a classic story. By Andrew CurreyReader: R.J. Amador00:15:51
Luminous Life - Mar 2015Life produces light all around us. By Olivia JudsonReader: R.J. Amador00:16:37
Strange Lives of Mites; Paradise Found - Feb, 2015Millions of species of incredible mites; Italy's Gran Paradiso National Park, Rob Dunn, Jeremy BerlinReader: R.J. Amador00:20:25
The First Americans; First Glimpse - Jan, 2015Two articles discussing how science is revolutionizing our understanding of early Americans and dark matter in the universeReader: R.J. Amador00:29:54
Cross Currents; Wasteland - Dec 2014Southern Africa's fishing communities and endangered coasts; Superfund sites in the 21st century, By Kennedy Warne, Paul VusonReader: R.J. Amador00:24:25
The Real Zombies - Nov 2014The real science of the living dead. By Carl ZimmerReader: R.J. Amador00:16:49
When the Snows Fail, Mister Big - Oct 2014The California drought, By Michelle Nijhuis; T.rex is not the biggest carnivore in town, By Tom MuellerReader: R.J. Amador00:28:46
Various articles - Sep 201450 Years of Wilderness, By Elizabeth Kolbert; A World Apart, The pristine Southern Line Islands of the Pacific, By Kennedy WarneReader: R.J. Amador00:18:06
Before Stonehenge - Aug 2014The Neolithic wonders of the Orkney Islands, By Roff SmithReader: R.J. Amador00:17:47
Big Fish - Jul 2014The endangered Goliath Grouper. By Jennifer HollandReader: R.J. Amador00:09:23
How to Farm a Better Fish - Jun 2014Fish farming for the future. By Joel K. BourneReader: R.J. Amador00:15:28
Five Step Plan to Feed the World - May 2014How will we feed a planet with 9 billion people? By Jonathan FoleyReader: R.J. Amador00:11:00
A Tale of Two Atolls - Apr 2014A prolific mating off the coasts of two tiny French islands, By Kennedy WarneReader: R.J. Amador00:07:50
Star Eater - Mar 2014Einstein was wrong...black holes are (probably) real. by Michael FinkelReader: R.J. Amador00:17:20
Yukon: Canada's Wild West - Feb 2014A new gold rush in North America's last wilderness. by Tom ClynesReader: R.J. Amador00:26:23
The Things they Brought Back - Jan 2014Specimens in museums are discoveries waiting to happen. by Jeremy BerlinReader: R.J. Amador00:09:39
Cats & Walruses - Dec 2013Ghost Cats. The cougar is on a comeback, by Douglas Chadwick; The Unexpected Walrus. They're much 'cooler' than you think, by Jeremy BerlinReader: R.J. Amador00:22:32
New America & Follow the Water - Nov 2013What lies beneath America's latest frontier?, by Robert Ballard; Travel to the heart of Norway, by Verlyn KlinkenborgReader: R.J. Amador00:12:12
The Power of Photography and Meltdown - Oct, 2013National Geographic's amazing photographers, by Robert Draper; The rapid decline of mighty glaciers, by Robert KunzigReader: R.J. Amador00:13:22
Big Bird - Sep 2013The cassowary shapes its Australian jungle environment. by Olivia JudsonReader: R.J. Amador00:15:54
Living with Lions - Aug 2013When people and lions collide both suffer. by David QuammenReader: R.J. Amador00:11:06
Last Song - Jul 2013"The slaughter of songbirds across the Mediterranean" by Johnathan FranzenReader: R.J. Amador00:17:17
The Rebirth of Gorongosa - June, 2013"Mozambique's famed wilderness comes back to life." by E.O. WilsonReader: R.J. Amador00:13:35
Wrangell & Nitrogen - May 2013"Russian Refuge. Amazing Wrangell Island." by Hampton Sides; "Our Fertilized World. Nitrogen's impact on earth" by Dan CharlesReader: R.J. Amador00:31:39
Of Mammoths and Men - Apr, 2013"The rush for Siberia's ancient mammoth tusks." by Brook LarnerReader: R.J. Amador00:14:52
The New Oil Landscape - Mar 2013"Evaluating North Dakota's fracking frenzy." by Edwin DobbReader: R.J. Amador00:38:23
The Bite That Heals - Feb 2013"The medical potential of venom." by Jennifer S. HollandReader: R.J. Amador00:21:04
Crazy Far - January 2013"Are humans crazy enough to travel to the stars?" by Tim FolgerReader: R.J. Amador00:16:51
Forest Giant - December 2012"Just how big are the Giant Sequoias?" by David QuammenReader: R.J. Amador00:10:36
Cheetahs on the Edge - November, 2012"Challenges one of the world's greatest survivors." by R.J. AmadorReader: R.J. Amador00:17:47
Meso Amazing - October, 2012"Central America's Mesoamerican Reef" by Kenneth BrowerReader: R.J. Amador00:16:53
Weather Gone Wild - September, 2012"What's going on with the climate?" by Peter MillerReader: R.J. Amador00:24:18
In The Shadow of Wounded Knee - August, 2012"A rare, intimate portrait into the Ogalla Lakota people of South Dakota." by Alexandra FullerReader: R.J. Amador00:26:42
Icy Inferno - July, 2012"Antartica's Mt. Erebus." by Olivia JudsonReader: R.J. Amador00:23:07
Sun Struck - June 2012"Sun Struck, is Earth ready for giant solar storms?" by Timothy FerrisReader: R.J. Amador00:15:06
The Civil War Battlefield Artists - May 2012"They painted the dramatic landscapes of the American Civil War." by Harry KatzReader: R.J. Amador00:15:31
Unseen Titanic - April 2012"100 years after Titanic sank, new technology reveals all." by Hampton SydesReader: R.J. Amador00:24:36
Rhino Wars - March 2012"Black market trade in rhino horns is more valuable than gold." by Peter GwinReader: R.J. Amador00:24:54
Dogs - February 2012"How to Build a Dog, genetic diversity among varietals of man's best friend" by Evan Ratliff; "The Forever Dog. Understanding the village dog." by Evan RatliffReader: R.J. Amador00:14:17
Twins - January, 2012"Twins. What twins' genetics can tell us about ourselves." by Peter Miller.Reader: R.J. Amador00:26:43
The City Solution - December, 2011"Why cities are the best future for the environment, economy, and greater society." by Robert Kunzig.Reader: R.J. Amador00:23:07
Sami & Unfrozen - November, 2011"Sami. The Nordic Reindeer Herders" by Jessica Benko; "Unfrozen. New Discoveries Involving the Enigmatic Iceman." by Steven Hall.Reader: R.J. Amador00:17:02
World Without Ice - October, 2011"World Without Ice. Our planet's carbon concentration and temperature have surged before." by Robert Kunzig.Reader: R.J. Amador00:27:21
Machisma - September 2011"Machisma. How steamy soap operas brought down Brazil's fertility rate." by Cynthia Gorney.Reader: R.J. Amador00:22:57
Great Bear Rainforest - August, 2011Two Articles on British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest: "Spirit Bear." and Pipeline Through Paradise." by Bruce Barcott.Reader: R.J. Amador00:22:02
Baghdad After the Storm - July, 2011"Baghdad After the Storm. The seeds of progress are being cultivated in the ancient city." by Brian Turner.Reader: R.J. Amador00:17:42

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