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Matt Martin

Podcast Producer

About

Matt is currently a podcast producer for KUOW. Before switching over to the on-demand side of the station, Matt worked as a producer on The Record for two years.

Matt came to Seattle after spending time up in rural Alaska working as a reporter among the salmon and bears. He also has worked as a reporter in upstate New York and got his start in radio as an intern with StoryCorps in New York City.

Matt is actually a native Washingtonian and grew up in the deserts of the Yakima Valley. He got his undergrad degree in Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic from Brigham Young University.

Stories

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    Seattle Now

    Diving deep with sperm whales

    Happy Labor Day! It's the last kick of summer, and many folks are out enjoying the natural beauty of our region, including all our waterways. That got the Seattle Now team thinking about extreme swimming, like the mile-deep dives of the sperm whale. Our colleagues on The Wild dug into the science of how these whales go so deep into the ocean, so we're sharing that episode today.

  • caption: The scorched remains of a yard in the Warm Springs Canyon neighborhood of Wenatchee. Fire breaks like rocks and fire-resistant plants saved many homes in the area from the Red Apple Fire.
    Seattle Now

    How to fight a wildfire

    We all see the news stories and experience the smoke of wildfires up and down the West coast. But what does it actually look like on the ground for the people who fight those blazes? Today we find out.

  • caption: Trees are shown through fog on Friday, April 5, 2019, in the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula.
    Seattle Now

    An escape to one square inch of silence

    Looking for some peace and quiet away from city life? From our friends at KUOW's The Wild, we’ll meet a Washingtonian who’s made it his life’s mission to preserve the sounds of nature.

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    Seattle Now

    Be prepared for your next wildlife encounter

    If you’ve tried to get a camping reservation or gone hiking this summer, you already know that the Pacific Northwest is bursting with humans. But we've got plenty of diverse and even dangerous wildlife too. Ecologist and bear expert Chris Morgan shares advice on how and how NOT to act in a wildlife encounter.

  • caption: Chris holding a Northern Pacific rattlesnake. The age of a snake can be determined by the number of coils on their rattlers.
    The Wild with Chris Morgan

    Sitting on a den of rattlesnakes

    Rattlesnakes have long been persecuted, even killed for sport or having their entire dens burned. I head out with two wildlife biologists to look for rattlesnakes as they emerge from hibernation and learn about the important role these snakes play in our ecosystem.

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    Seattle Now

    Stuck on St. Helens

    Summertime is a great time to explore the mountains, and Washington has tons of breathtaking peaks to climb. But things can change quickly. Seattle Times reporter Melissa Hellmann tells us what she learned from a recent hike on Mount St. Helens.