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OUTSIDE ONLINE BEST NEW PODCASTS OF 2017

Best Single-Topic Podcast: 'Threshold'

"In its first season, the podcast Threshold uses the topic of bison to dive deep into conservation, politics, and the history and future of the U.S. I binged hard on this one — the storytelling and engrossing topic will make you think about bison and our country in a new and complex way."

~ Abigail Wise, online managing editor, Outside Online

 

Threshold was also listed as one of 100 outstanding pieces of audio for 2017 by the Bello Collective.


Season Two

We're hard at work producing season two of Threshold, which will take you on an epic journey around the Arctic. Below you can year a preview of one of the stories we're following, which was broadcast on PRI's The World in November.

 Sara Katrine, Ulf Isak and Reiulf Aleksandersen prepare for the annual marking of their reindeer calves on Ruksesvárri, or Red Mountain. This pristine area  on the coast of Norway, about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, will soon be home to one of the largest on-shore wind farms in Europe. The development is already impacting the Aleksandersen's reindeer herd. Sara Katrine Aleksandersen, 16, is worried about global warming, but she also questions why her family and her reindeer have to bear so much of the cost of fighting it. “What is better?” she asks. “Many reindeers or hundreds of the wind turbines?”

Sara Katrine, Ulf Isak and Reiulf Aleksandersen prepare for the annual marking of their reindeer calves on Ruksesvárri, or Red Mountain. This pristine area  on the coast of Norway, about 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, will soon be home to one of the largest on-shore wind farms in Europe. The development is already impacting the Aleksandersen's reindeer herd. Sara Katrine Aleksandersen, 16, is worried about global warming, but she also questions why her family and her reindeer have to bear so much of the cost of fighting it. “What is better?” she asks. “Many reindeers or hundreds of the wind turbines?”


Season One

In our first season, we explored the story of the American bison. The United States named bison the national mammal, but we still haven't decided if we're ready to restore them as wild animals on the American landscape. Could we ever live with wild, free-roaming bison again? Should we try? Why, or why not?

Click here for a deep dive into season one, including pictures, maps, survey results and more.

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