National Geographic’s podcast, Overheard at National Geographic will be returning for a fourth season that will consist of eight episodes and will return on October 27th with new episodes weekly.

What’s Happening:

  • National Geographic’s short-form, fact-based podcast, Overheard at National Geographic, is returning for its fourth season on Tuesday, Oct. 27. In this season, Overheard continues to bring curiosity front and center. From untwisting the world’s largest tornado and searching for history’s lost slave ships to the strange odyssey of a traveling circus in Central America stranded amid the coronavirus lockdown and uncovering how reggae and the social justice movements have prepared one National Geographic photographer and Storytelling Fellow to cover 2020’s historic civil protests in the United States, Nat Geo takes listeners to the front lines of discovery.
  • Together, hosts Peter Gwin, editor at large at National Geographic, and Amy Briggs, executive editor of National Geographic History magazine, invite listeners to join them on thought-provoking audio journeys with real-life adventurers on an audio escapade of discovery beyond the magazine to inspire the explorer in everyone.
  • Each week, Briggs and Gwin will dive into one of the curiously delightful exchanges overheard around National Geographic’s temporary virtual headquarters — Zooms, Slack chats, texts, closet recording studios and more.
  • This season, National Geographic welcomes two new additions to their production team. Davar Ardalan, executive producer of Audio – Podcasts, previously was the former deputy director of the White House Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program in Washington D.C. Prior to this, she was a public broadcasting journalist for two decades at NPR News. Ardalan is the founder of IVOW AI, an early stage startup specializing in AI-driven cultural content. In addition to Ardalan, National Geographic also welcomes Eli Chen, senior editor – Podcasts. Chen joins National Geographic from St. Louis Public Radio, where she was a science and environment reporter, and also a producer of The Story Collider.
  • The first episode of Overheard at National Geographic will be available on:
    • National Geographic 
    • Spotify
    • Apple Podcasts
    • Stitcher
    • iHeart Radio
    • Google Podcasts
    • Castbox

What They’re saying:

  • Amy Briggs, executive editor of National Geographic History magazine: “At National Geographic, there are so many extraordinary, unique conversations that happen among colleagues. Sharing them with a global audience in another fascinating season of Overheard has been so rewarding."
  • Peter Gwin, editor at large at National Geographic: “It may seem like much of the world is on lockdown, but that doesn’t mean exploration and discovery stop.”
  • Whitney Johnson, vice president and director of Visuals and Immersive Experiences at National Geographic:
  • “For 132 years, National Geographic’s storytelling capability has been the core of our brand, now Peter and Amy take us even further along in our commitment to bring Nat Geo’s fact-based storytelling to global audiences with another season of 'Overheard.'”