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Sunday 21 December  

About: Earth Beat

(Photo: RNW)

Earth Beat is the radio show that’s all about us. Each week, we look at the highs and lows of life on this planet. With a unique mix of global stories, Earth Beat will make you rethink your surroundings and offers a window into other environments.

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Listen to the latest edition of Earth Beat

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How to listen

You can listen to the latest show using the player above or at the top of each weekly show (Flash is required) or click on the Download button to download an MP3 file. We also post an audio link to the show weekly on our Facebook page.


You can also download every edition of Earth Beat via our podcast feed or subscribe in iTunes.

Earth Beat on the web

The latest edition of Earth Beat is posted weekly on the Earth Beat homepage. Shows and articles are listed in order of release, newest first. Click here for our show archive.
You can comment on the shows and reply to other people's comments using the form at the bottom of each show's page. You can comment anonymously, create a Radio Netherlands Worldwide account, or use your Facebook/Twitter/Google/Flickr account.

Once you have posted a comment, it may take up to 10 minutes before it appears on the website. Remember to refresh the page if you don't see it.


Check out our videos on Earth Beat's YouTube channel.


Visit producer Anik See's blog Forgotten Spaces.

Getting in contact

If there's a topic you'd like us to cover or you want to get in touch, email us at .

The Earth Beat team

Host - Marnie Chesterton
Editor - Chris Chambers
Producers - Anik See, Fiona Campbell and Marijke Peters
Web producer - Sid Fordham

Our selected shows of Earth Beat

Marnie Chesterton recording the last-ever edition of Earth Beat

Radio Show: The End

Earth Beat, 27 July 2012. We say goodbye by all piling into the studio and letting everyone do a story they’ve always wanted to. There will be mosquitos, und...

20 Knipe Point , Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

Radio Show: Goodbye

Earth Beat, 20 July 2012. Saying goodbye… to a home, to an island, to a species. Stories about taking your leave under tough conditions. ...

Matthew Herbert

Radio Show: The Whole Hog

Earth Beat, 13 July 2012. A glutton’s delight! We’ve got manna from heaven, or at least, food from rooftops. We have a composer who’s made music from a pig and a...

Passengers at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam

Radio Show: Airports

Earth Beat, 6 July 2012. We check into the airport environment. How come flying used to be glamorous and now it’s more like being a herded animal? We meet the people tryin...

Abandoned Polish church, built 1785

Radio Show: Left Behind

Earth Beat, 29 June 2012. Urban exploring in abandoned buildings, explosive underwater wrecks, what to do about the small problem of nuclear waste and coming back from the ashes of...

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Video highlights

Ladies on the move
RNW is keen on featuring inspiring women in our target countries, women who...
What about men?
In many countries, men don't stick around to raise their children. This is...

Earth Beat on Facebook