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The Worm
Weekdays at 7:00 AM

The Worm is a daily news podcast for early bird listeners rounding up stories from around Montana and the region. Available online and on podcasting apps by 7 A.M. weekdays.

Latest Episodes
  • Behavioral health providers wait for an approved pay increase, mining claims make way for recreation and a bison get a designated walking trail.
  • A trans history event canceled in Butte, lawsuits scheduled over coal mining, and thousands of Montanans could be left without health insurance coverage.
  • Montana says no to a free nutrition program for kids, a Hawaii resident says "guilty" to disturbing wildlife in Yellowstone, and how fish populations are fairing after flooding.
  • The state’s first official repatriation coordinator is on the job, a new medical school opens this summer in Montana, and how you can track the path of prehistoric creatures in the state.
  • Allowing water pollution a baffling decision to many, a group promoting rail passenger service across Montana keeps chugging along and the Girl Scout council is rolling out some smart cookies.
  • The first youth climate change challenge in the country proceeding in Montana, remains of native children returning to their families and one of the last remaining soldiers sharing his memories.
  • Weapons and drugs seized at Montana’s border, a deeper look at the recent block of abortion bans, and we remember a Montana icon in higher education.
  • Montana makes two national firsts - a ban on reading in drag and a requirement to teach Indigenous studies in schools, plus matching older and younger to end loneliness.
  • Tiktok sues the state over the social media ban, lawmakers and the governor define gender and work begins to study bear behavior.
  • A cap considered on the number of bills in the next legislature, a Bozeman restaurant closed by the health department gets the okay to reopen, and Montana firefighters on the front lines in Canada.