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YosemiteLand is a new, limited-series podcast from Capital Public Radio. Hosted by Ezra David Romero, it explores how Yosemite and the surrounding area is impacted by the more than 4 million annual visitors — a number that’s growing rapidly by the year. In each episode, Ezra unpacks challenges Yosemite faces and explores how to remedy problems such as over-visitation, congestion and traffic, a lack of affordable housing and more. YosemiteLand isn’t a podcast about top-10 hiking destinations or park secrets, but Ezra will also introduce you to world famous rock climbers, bear biologists, Native Americans born in the park, realtors trying to sell homes in a flooded market, and many others. Look for new episodes on Mondays.
||CleanE8: Final Episode - Answering Your Questions||In this final episode of YosemiteLand, Ezra answers listener questions! He follows up with characters from previous episodes, and talks about everything from rock-climbing safety to remedies for parking and congestion.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE7: The Air Up There||Like many major U.S. tourist destinations, Yosemite is dealing with a housing-affordability problem and the arrival of short-term rentals like Airbnb. In this episode, Ezra speaks with residents who are dealing with the housing issue near Yosemite.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Want To Hear From You||We won’t have an episode on Labor Day, but we want to hear from you! Is there a issue we neglected to discuss? Or did you want to hear more about a particular topic? If so, shoot Ezra a voice memo or a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE6: Green Dragon||In this episode, Ezra tours Yosemite Valley on a "green dragon" — an open-air tour bus — and also learns about rock falls and why historic places in the park have been renamed.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: YosemiteLand Episode 6||Hey everyone, Episode 6 will be out Tuesday. In the meantime, here's a taste.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE5: Wahhoga||For more than four decades, the Ahwahneechee people — the Native Americans with ties to Yosemite Valley — had no place to call home. Now, one of their villages is being resurrected.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: YosemiteLand Episode 5||Hey listeners, we’re still hustling away on Episode 5. In the meantime, check out this teaser.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE4: Yosemite On Fire||In this episode, Ezra looks at the future of fire in Yosemite. He hikes with a scientist studying how climate change could transform its landscape, talks with the park's first female fire chief, and learns about life growing up in a fire zone.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3: On The Rock||In this episode, Ezra chats with rock climbing legends, explores how gyms are diversifying who climbs, and gets out on the rock near Glacier Point. He also talks with women climbers who are leading the way.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE2: Take Me Away||Traffic in Yosemite during peak tourist months is often compared to rush hour in Los Angeles. Join host Ezra David Romero as he sits in a snarl-up of tourists and learns how all these cars put wildlife at risk.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE1: Selfie Trap||As tourism increases in Yosemite, how is the park's identity — its sense of place — changing?||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To YosemiteLand!||YosemiteLand, a new podcast from Capital Public Radio, is about how decisions made today in Yosemite National Park will impact millions of visitors in the years to come.||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I am being reminded and taught of details that I am unaware of or go unnoticed. You bring me stories with fresh eyes. I walk on the river every day, I lay in the sand, I smell the air, I listen to nature, and of course, I am always in awe of the majestic granite beauty. I Drive public transportation for YARTS into the park from Merced, Fresno, Sonora and Mammoth Lakes. I have been doing this for six years. Thank you for creating a podcast that is exactly my life!
Entertaining & Informative
Anybody that loves the outdoors or planning a trip to Yosemite will love this podcast!
Central Valley Secret
Growing up in the central valley was a huge influence on why I care about national parks today. You’re somebody was a foundation of a lot of individual strengths of mine and was brought to me in my childhood. It saddens me to hear about the issues the park is dealing with now that I live on the East Coast. This podcast is an excellent positive spin on a place I still call home and miss dearly. Thank you so much for producing and I can’t wait for more episodes!
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