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The Great Outdoors: A National Parks Playlist

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Creation Date April 28th, 2020
Updated Date Updated November 15th, 2021
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  1. Put out to pasture, thinking his political career over, Theodore Roosevelt was atop a mountain when he heard the news: an assassin’s bullet would likely take President McKinley’s life, and make Roosevelt president.Upon his inauguration shortly
  2. Last year Brad and Matt Kirouac gave up their very comfortable and secure lives in a beautiful loft in a gorgeous neighborhood in Chicago to live as nomads in an RV with the goal of visiting all of 61 the country’s national parks. Their new lif
  3. We compare national parks to movies a lot on this podcast, and that’s mostly because these places have a larger-than-life vibe and atmosphere that truly looks like something out of a film. But no park is as much of a cinematic star as the one w
  4. Jonah Ogles, articles editor at Outside Magazine, talks about the run on applications for senior lifetime passes and the debate over capping admissions to certain national parks plus listeners share their national park stories.  
  5. FYI!!! Carla Marie is no longer the host of a morning show in Seattle but she is still supporting small businesses in every way possible. She’s even started her own small business with her radio cohost and best friend, Anthony. All of the links
  6. "We live by wild mercy," Terry Tempest Williams writes. In this hour, she takes us to some of her favorite national parks, from Big Bend to Arches. We also explore the desert wilderness of Utah's Escalante area, and hear about a father and daug
  7. In a special five-episode mini-season of Working, we talk with people who have had “second acts,” that is people who made a dramatic career pivot at some point in their working lives. Gerry Allen always dreamed of becoming a National Park Range
  8. Let's explore America the Beautiful, the Complicated, and the Contradictory, where a purple mountain has no sense of its own majesty, through the lens of the quintessential dorm room poster photographer Ansel Adams. See the images: http://www.
  9. This past summer, Scott Jurek set a new record for running the 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail. But on his triumphant day atop the last mountain in Northern Maine, his 21st century campaign for the trail's record ran afoul of a park founde
  10. Aurora, sundogs, moonbows; strange names for enchanting phenomenon in an unbelievable place. This is Northwest Territories. A place to delight in the folly and fancy of nature’s tricks. A place to meditate on earth’s biggest, deepest, highest w

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