By Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite Voices is an audio podcast series intended to provide insights into the natural and cultural history and management of Yosemite National Park. We also explore the lives of and lifestyles of the people who live and work here. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/yose.
||Winter in Yosemite||We talk with Tom Medema, the coach of the Yosemite Winter Club ski team about the tradition of winter activities in his family, Yosemite, and the central Sierra. He also talks about his perspective on family living in the small community of Yosemite residents.||4/2/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scenic Vistas||When Yosemite Valley was originally set aside in 1864, it was mostly wide-open scenery with few trees and shrubs. Now the valley contains mostly coniferous forests. This podcast discusses the inspiring scenery of Yosemite and brings to light the changing nature of what can be seen from various viewpoints. This episode further discusses some of the ideas regarding the development of a Scenic Vista Management Plan.||2/27/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Growing up in Tuolumne||What do children living a primitive life in Yosemite's high country do for fun in this day of mp3 players, personal gaming devices, and other entertainment technologies? First in a series of Yosemite Voices episodes that explore the subject of childhood in Yosemite, Growing up in Tuolumne explores Ranger Margaret Eissler's youth in Tuolumne Meadows in the late 1950s, then follows similar activities of three sisters (aged four, six, and ten) 50 years later.||9/1/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Soundscapes||Yosemite Voices 1 (Soundscapes) is based on an interview with Kurt Fristrup PhD, the senior acoustic Specialist with the National Park Service's Natural Sounds Program in Fort Collins, Colorado. He talks about the effect of noise on predator-prey relationships, animal communications, and on human physiology. Fristrup reveals some of the findings on the acoustic health of Yosemite as well as some interesting discoveries made possible through recordings made in the wilderness.||7/21/08||Free||View In iTunes|
I love these podcasts. I grew up camping and visiting the various national parks throughout the West Coast, and there is a special place in my heart for these treasures. These podcasts are high quality efforts worthy of being on NPR, BBC, CBC or PRI. Great job!
Perfect for the Half-Hour-Commute
Yosemite Voices are great half hour NPR-like stories with interviews, music, and sound effects. I loved listening to them. The one on sound in nature was fascinating, and the one on growing up in Yosemite was really fun. I hope they make more.
Nice job, Ranger Bob. I heart Yosemite.