Matthew Cloutier is a producer for TED Radio Hour. While at the show, he has focused on stories about science and the natural world, ranging from operating Mars rovers to exploring Antarctica's hidden life. He has also pitched these kinds of episodes, including "Through The Looking Glass" and "Migration."
Cloutier began in January 2020 as the intern for TED Radio Hour, following which he expanded into social media and audience engagement. He created a series of activities and lessons to pair with show segments. He began producing at his current capacity in the fall of 2020.
Prior to NPR, Cloutier worked for the independent station WPKN in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
He graduated from Middlebury College in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Studies and never outgrew his childhood obsessions with dinosaurs, moths and sea life.
In 1998, Alasdair Harris went to Madagascar to research coral reefs. He's worked there ever since. He explains the true meaning of conservation he learned from the island's Indigenous communities.
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