Podcast Love

I spend 45 minutes driving to work in each direction every day. Podcasts are what keep my brain busy and happy while I drive. My recommendation for this week – a Radiolab podcast dedicated to the Galapagos islands. It’s classic Radiolab style, taking you on a journey through what many of us probably still think of as Darwin’s evolutionary garden of Eden. The reality is different: many species, including the iconic Galapagos tortoises, are on the brink of extinction. This episode includes one of the craziest stories I’ve ever heard about conservation efforts – Project Isabela, during which helicopters were used to hunt for goats on the island of Isabela.