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Dive with killer whales to observe their surprising cultures. Venture into the world of artificial intelligence to see how scientists are teaching machines to recognize human diversity. Visit Nat Geo’s legendary tech lab where engineers have dreamed up super cameras to hunt for the Loch Ness monster, float above Machu Picchu and swim with Jacques Cousteau. Join us for curiously delightful conversations overheard at National Geographic headquarters. Hosted by Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs.

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A century ago, Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood was a vibrant Black community. One spring night in 1921 changed all that: a white mob rioted, murdering as many as 300 Black residents and destroying their family homes and thriving businesses. Archaeologists are working to uncover one of the worst—and virtually unknown—incidents of racial violence in American history, as efforts to locate the victims' unmarked graves continue.
Episode 3: A Reckoning in Tulsa
Episode 3: A Reckoning in Tulsa
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Episode 2: Camping on Sea Ice with Whale Hunters
Episode 1: The Battle for the Soul of Artificial Intelligence
Bonus Episode: The Secret Culture of Killer Whales
Episode 8: The Secret of Musical Genius
Episode 7: Legends of Kingfishers, Otters, and Red-tailed Hawks
Episode 6: The Real Amazons
Episode 5: Deep Inside the First Wilderness
Episode 4: Unraveling a Mapmaker’s Dangerous Decision
Bonus Episode: In Conversation: Reframing Black History and Culture
Episode 3: Why War Zones Need Science Too
Episode 2: Mars Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
Episode 1: Searching for the Himalaya’s Ghost Cats
Bonus Episode: Bicycles, Better Angels and Biden
Episode 8: A Traveling Circus and its Great Escape
Episode 7: An Accidental Case of the Blues
Episode 6: The Trouble with America's Captive Tigers
Episode 5: The Strange Tail of Spinosaurus
Episode 4: The Search for History's Lost Slave Ships
Episode 3: Chasing the World's Largest Tornado
Episode 2: Documenting Democracy
Episode 1: Can You Hear the Reggae in My Photographs?
Episode 8: How I Learned to Love Zombie Parasites
Episode 7: The Failing of War Photography
Episode 6: The Canary of the Sea
Episode 5: A Spore of Hope
Episode 4: The Tree at the End of the World
Episode 3: The United States v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar
Episode 2: The Unstoppable Wily Coyote
Episode 1: The Towers of Ladakh
Bonus Episode: The Virus Hunter
Episode 8: The Frozen Zoo
Episode 7: If These Walls Could Talk
Episode 6: The Aquarius Project
Episode 5: March of the Beaver
Episode 4: Cave of the Jaguar God
Episode 3: The Hidden Cost of the Perfect Selfie
Episode 2: The Alien Underground
Episode 1: Digging up Disaster
Episode 8: Honeybee chop shop
Episode 7: The Glass Stratosphere
Episode 6: Harem Conspiracy Papyrus
Episode 5: The Zombie Mice of Marion Island
Episode 4: Scuba diving in a pyramid
Episode 3: Rats and humans—a love story
Episode 2: Evolution of a Little Liar
Episode 1: 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.