The World According To Sound: Feeding Time

2:00 minutes

Roaring Grizzly Bear behind bush
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In this story from our friends at The World According to Sound, we’ll take a sonic trip to Yellowstone National Park. You’ll hear the sounds of two grizzlies feasting on a bison. It’s very rare that a bear can take down an adult bison, but they will chow down on animals that are already dead, like if they were killed by wolves or a car. 

The World According to Sound is a live audio show, online listening series, and miniature podcast, created by Chris Hoff and Sam Harnett.

Segment Guests

Chris Hoff

Chris Hoff is the co-producer of The World According To Sound podcast. He’s based in San Francisco, California.

Sam Harnett

Sam Harnett is the co-producer of The World According To Sound podcast. He’s based in San Francisco, California.

Segment Transcript

IRA FLATOW: You know what other animal doesn’t eat a lot of beans? Bears. In this soundscape from our friends at the World According to sound, they did find something else to eat.

CHRIS HOFF: These are two grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park.


Jennifer Jerrett captured this audio by placing a recorder next to the carcass of a bison. A few days after the bison was struck by a car and killed, two bears found it by the side of the road. What they’re doing now is eating it.




IRA FLATOW: The World According to Sound is created by Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff. Thanks to the National Park Service and the acoustic Atlas at Montana State University. You can hear more of their audio stories at theworldaccordingtosound.org.

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