Bringing The World Home To You

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In the earth beneath our neighborhoods, the woods surrounding our favorite hiking trails and the waters that line our coasts lurks a strange phenomenon: Creatures that have traveled great distances to call communities in the South home – and wreak havoc on the world around them.

As unwelcome as these new neighbors may be, they’re also giving scientists, farmers, fisherfolk, homeowner associations and more a chance to get creative finding ways to eliminate these species, mitigate their harm or work toward a more peaceful coexistence.

CREEP is a podcast that encourages us to lean in for a closer look at how insects and animals are changing the environment, economy and health of our region in ways we never expected. Listen, subscribe and get to know some of nature’s most fascinating, grotesque and mysterious members.

Presented in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Meet the Hosts

Laura Pellicer is a digital news reporter. She was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, a city she considers arrestingly beautiful, if not a little dysfunctional. Laura loves tracing innovations in science and technology and pursuing stories about the natural world. She is enamored with North Carolina — notably the lush forests, and the waves where she moonlights as a mediocre surfer. Follow Laura on Twitter @LauraPLive.

Elizabeth Friend is a reporter, independent producer and co-founder of the beloved event series Audio Under The Stars. She also lives in North Carolina with her dog Duncan and daughter Zaida, who both make critical appearances in CREEP. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @efriend.

Production Team

Amanda Magnus, managing editor, @amandamagnus
Sophia Friesen, AAAS fellow, @sophiafriesen2
Anisa Khalifa, producer, @anisakhalifa_
Charlie Shelton-Ormond, producer/sound designer, @chuck_so
Lindsay Foster Thomas, executive producer, @LFTeveryvoice
Eleanor Spicer Rice, science editor, @VerdantEleanor
Theme music by Quilla (Anna Luisa Daigneault), @quilla
Original illustration by Iris Gottlieb, @irisgottlieb