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Exploring the superpowers of sharks. Building shade for warming cities. Remapping the solar system. Investigating illegal cheetah trafficking. Join us for curiously delightful conversations, overheard at National Geographic headquarters. Hosted by Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs.

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Tired of waiting for the local government to build more bike lanes, a group of cyclists in Mexico City, the largest city in North America, took matters into their own hands: they painted the lanes themselves. As traffic and pollution continue to choke cities, bicycles can ease the pain. Yet cities around the world struggle to build biking infrastructure. Grassroots activism is finding creative ways to get the job done.
The Guerrilla Cyclists of Mexico City
The Guerrilla Cyclists of Mexico City
Venturing into the Heart of Manila
Joel Sartore Wants to Save the Creepy-Crawlies
Portraits of Afghanistan Before the Fall
Lucy in the Sky with Asteroids
Cracking Down on Cheetah Traffickers
The Aztecs: From Empire to A.I.
Cooling Cities By Throwing Shade
The Surprising Superpowers of Sharks
Olympic Training During a Pandemic
The Next Generation's Champion of Chimps
The Real-Life MacGyver in Nat Geo’s Basement
Giraffes on a Boat
How Cicadas Become Flying Saltshakers of Death
A Reckoning in Tulsa
Camping on Sea Ice with Whale Hunters
The Battle for the Soul of Artificial Intelligence
The Secret Culture of Killer Whales
The Secret of Musical Genius
Legends of Kingfishers, Otters, and Red-tailed Hawks
The Real Amazons
Deep Inside the First Wilderness
Unraveling a Mapmaker’s Dangerous Decision
In Conversation: Reframing Black History and Culture
Why War Zones Need Science Too
Mars Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
Searching for the Himalaya’s Ghost Cats
Bicycles, Better Angels and Biden
A Traveling Circus and its Great Escape
An Accidental Case of the Blues
The Trouble with America's Captive Tigers
The Strange Tail of Spinosaurus
The Search for History's Lost Slave Ships
Chasing the World's Largest Tornado
Documenting Democracy
Can You Hear the Reggae in My Photographs?
How I Learned to Love Zombie Parasites
The Failing of War Photography
The Canary of the Sea
A Spore of Hope
The Tree at the End of the World
The United States v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar
The Unstoppable Wily Coyote
The Towers of Ladakh
The Virus Hunter
The Frozen Zoo
If These Walls Could Talk
The Aquarius Project
March of the Beaver
Cave of the Jaguar God
The Hidden Cost of the Perfect Selfie
The Alien Underground
Digging Up Disaster
Honeybee Chop Shop
The Glass Stratosphere
Harem Conspiracy Papyrus
The Zombie Mice of Marion Island
Scuba diving in a pyramid
Rats and humans—a love story
Evolution of a Little Liar
Humpback Whale Song of the Summer
Meet our hosts

Peter Gwin

Peter Gwin is an editor at large for National Geographic and cohost of the award-winning podcast Overheard. He began as a staff writer for the magazine in 2003, and has contributed stories from an array of far-flung places, including pirates in the Malacca Straits, tyrannosaurs in the Junggar Basin, lost manuscripts in Timbuktu, ship-breakers in Bangladesh, Tuareg rebels in the Aïr Mountains, and Arabian horses in Oman. A native of Fayette County, Georgia, and a graduate of Furman University, he began his career as an English teacher in a small village in northern Botswana.

Amy Briggs

Amy Briggs is executive editor of National Geographic History magazine and cohost of the podcast. She came to National Geographic in 2006 as a book editor, covering a wide range of subjects, including archaeology in the Holy Land, backyard astronomy, and "sea monsters" of the Jurassic. She's the author of several books, including some of the National Geographic Angry Birds series. A graduate of Princeton University, Briggs hails from the great Garden State of New Jersey.