The Mountain Stories Podcast
By The Institute for Mountain Research at Westminster College
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Presented by the Institute for Mountain Research at Westminster College, the Mountain Story Podcast will share the stories of people who live, work, and play in the mountains. The Institute for Mountain Research provides a hub to coordinate and support interdisciplinary research and learning related to the cultural, economic, scientific and political facets of mountain landscapes and the people who live in them. We encourage deep and abiding interests in the mountains, the people who live in and near them, and the connections between the two. The Institute supports thinking across disciplinary and political boundaries in order to foster conversations about the landscapes that are part of our lives. We strive to serve as a home for exploration, a refuge for reflection and thought, and a forum for community conversation.
||CleanBrenden Rensink: Running and Writing Mountains||Brenden Rensink, BYU historian and assistant director of the Charles Redd Center, talks about how his trail-running hobby influences his scholarship.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: A Mountain Poem||In this episode, Westminster College Environmental Studies Professor Xiumei Pu sends us into winter with a reading of a poem by T'ao Ch'ien (translated by David Hinton). The episode is, perhaps, best enjoyed with a glass of wine.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Tar Seeps, Pelicans, and Connections||We continue our series of stories about the Great Salt Lake today with 2 stories about Pelicans, a piece of new music, and a report from a couple of our summer collaborative research grants. First, Kara Kornhauser discusses her research related to pelic||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Great Salt Lake Resorts||Today, the most famous resorts in northern Utah are in the mountains. But that wasn't always the case. For much of the 20th century people flocked to the shores of Great Salt Lake to spend time swimming, listening to music, dancing, and sunbathing. We'l||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Utah Avalanche Center Fall Fundraiser||The Utah Avalanche Center works to bring avalanche awareness to the community as well as resources that help people to be more knowledgeable about avalanche safety. We talked with some of the attendees about their experiences in the mountains.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Fireside Chat with Mike and Lily Libecki||On January 25, Mike we had Mike and Lily Libecki join us for a fireside chat. Mike is a National Geographic Expeditioner and his daughter, Lily, is 13 years old and just started her own nonprofit. We were able to have a Q and A with them to ask them all||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Fireside Chat with Peter Metcalf||Peter Metcalf, founder and former CEO of Black Di…||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Intro to the Mountain Story Podcast||This is the introduction for the IMR's Mountain Story Podcast. In this first episode the mountain fellows describe what the Institute for Mountain Research is all about and what this podcast will look like in future episodes!||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Prologue: An EC Squared interview with Peter Boag||On October 29, 2014, the EC2 team – Brent Olson a…||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Prologue: An EC Squared interview with Joni Adamson||Dr. Joni Adamson is one of the outstanding schola…||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|