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Threshold is a Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.

www.thresholdpodcast.org

Season 1 -- "Oh Give Me a Home" Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again?

Season 2 -- "Cold Comfort" Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there.

Season 3 -- "The Refuge" The controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Threshold is a Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. We report the story where it's happening through a range of voices and perspectives. Our goal is to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.

www.thresholdpodcast.org

Season 1 -- "Oh Give Me a Home" Can we ever have wild, free-roaming bison again?

Season 2 -- "Cold Comfort" Climate change in the Arctic through the eyes of people who live there.

Season 3 -- "The Refuge" The controversy over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    Threshold Conversations | 5 | Peggy Shepard

    Threshold Conversations | 5 | Peggy Shepard

    How does your zip code affect your life expectancy? 
    The impacts of climate change, toxic water, and dirty air aren’t evenly distributed. Low income and communities of color bear the brunt of these impacts. 
    Today, we dive into conversation with Peggy Shepard, a pioneer of the environmental justice movement who has worked for more than three decades to shine a light on the ways damage to the natural world intersects with issues of race and class.
    She co-founded WE ACT for Environmental Justice, a community organization based in New York City with the mission of ensuring that the right to clean air, water, and soil extends to all people, no matter where they live, what color their skin is, or how much money is in their bank accounts. Many of the environmental protections she helped to fight for in her community have been scaled up to the national level, benefitting people around the country and even the world.
    Threshold Conversations is an ongoing series featuring interviews with environmental thought leaders on some of the most urgent environmental and social issues today.
    Threshold Conversations is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, as well as the Park Foundation, the High Stakes Foundation, and our home public radio station, Montana Public Radio, and listeners like you.
    Learn more about Threshold on our website.

    • 39 min
    Special Event This Thursday!

    Special Event This Thursday!

    Join our host Amy Martin and National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale this Thursday, September 10 for a live recording of Threshold Conversations!
    Ami Vitale is an internationally-renowned photographer whose work invites us into extraordinary, intimate interactions between humans and wild creatures, and shines a light on the complicated relationships we have with our fellow beings. She’s received some of the biggest honors in the photography world, including a National Geographic photo of the decade and five (!) World Press Photo of the Year awards. 
    You're invited to be part of the discussion and take a peek behind the scenes to see how the sausage—er, podcast—gets made.
    You can find details and tickets on our website: https://www.thresholdpodcast.org/threshold-conversations-live-with-ami-vitale 
    All proceeds from this event support Threshold’s independent, non-profit journalism. 

    • 54 sec
    The Refuge | Extra 1 | Final Showdown Over the Refuge?

    The Refuge | Extra 1 | Final Showdown Over the Refuge?

    Last week, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge made headlines all over the world: the Trump administration finalized plans to open up this piece of remote, Alaskan wilderness to oil and gas development. 
    But what does this latest move in the decades-long battle over the future of ANWR really mean?
    To find out, and to understand what might be next in this saga, we sat down with Heather Richards, who covers drilling on federal lands for E&E News, a journalism outlet focused on energy and the environment. 
    Listen to our Peabody Award-winning series The Refuge for an in-depth look into the tangle of politics, economic aspirations, traditional culture, and environmental activism that have shaped this controversy for decades. 
    Learn more about Threshold on our website. Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Become part of our passionate network of supporters here. 
    This series was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. 

    • 26 min
    Threshold Conversations | 4 | Michelle Fournet

    Threshold Conversations | 4 | Michelle Fournet

    If a whale sings in the ocean, and Michelle Fournet is there to record it, how does it sound?
     
    Find out in this episode of Threshold Conversations.
     
    Michelle Fournet is an acoustic ecologist with the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program. She studies how marine animals—including humpback whales and other creatures—use sound to communicate, detect predators and prey, and engage with their environments in an increasingly noisy world. From Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska to Florida’s Everglades, she’s recorded hours and hours of sound from the underwater world. 
     
    Threshold Conversations is an ongoing series featuring interviews with environmental thought leaders on some of the most urgent environmental and social issues today.
     
    Threshold Conversations is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, as well as the Park Foundation, the High Stakes Foundation, and our home public radio station, Montana Public Radio, and listeners like you.

    Learn more about Threshold on our website.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Inside the Panda Suit with Ami Vitale

    Inside the Panda Suit with Ami Vitale

    IMPORTANT: DATE CHANGE
    This event was originally planned for August 27. Due to unforeseen changes in Ami Vitale's travel schedule, it's now happening Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm eastern time.
    Being a National Geographic photographer may seem glamorous, but sometimes the work just plain stinks—literally! 
    Ami Vitale is an internationally-renowned photographer whose work invites us into extraordinary, intimate interactions between humans and wild creatures, and shines a light on the complicated relationships we have with our fellow beings. She’s received some of the biggest honors in the photography world, including a National Geographic photo of the decade and five (!) World Press Photo of the Year awards. 
     
    And, to create all that amazing work she at times has to put herself in some unpleasant situations. 
     
    Join our host Amy Martin and Ami Vitale on September 10 for a live recording of Threshold Conversations to hear their discussion, and take a peek behind the scenes to see how the sausage—er, podcast—gets made.
     
    You can find details and tickets on our website: https://www.thresholdpodcast.org/threshold-conversations-live-with-ami-vitale 
     
    All proceeds from this event support Threshold’s independent, non-profit journalism. 

    • 3 min
    Threshold Conversations | 3 | J. Drew Lanham

    Threshold Conversations | 3 | J. Drew Lanham

    J. Drew Lanham is a Distinguished Professor at Clemson University, and an author, orator and Poet Laureate from Edgefield, SC. As a Black American, he’s intrigued by how ethnic prisms shape perceptions of nature and its care. His writing focuses on his passion for the natural world, and the personal and societal conflicts that sometimes put conservation and culture at odds. His award-winning book, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature, came out in 2016.
    In this episode of Threshold Conversations, host Amy Martin talks with Drew about his relationship to wild things, wild places, and social justice, and his experiences as a Black scientist and birder.
    Threshold Conversations is an ongoing series featuring interviews with environmental thought leaders on some of the most urgent environmental and social issues today.
    Threshold Conversations is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, as well as the Park Foundation, the High Stakes Foundation, and our home public radio station, Montana Public Radio.
    Learn more about Threshold on our website.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

is.ls ,

Beautiful and fascinating

The first season on buffalo is one of the best podcast experiences I have ever had. In-depth looks at conservation issues from multiple perspectives like this feel so very valuable and rare in this day and age.

twifosp ,

High Quality Content

I heard an episode on Outside/In and was intrigued. When I subscribed I wasn't sure I'd be willing to listen to a full season about Bison. I typically don't like to get too in-depth on most topics, but I was drawn in right to the end of the season. Excellent show. Looking forward to listening to the Arctic Circle now, which is what drew me to the show in the first place. Highly recommended. This is probably one of the more expensive podcasts to produce, so I hope they continue to meet their funding goals.

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Cook222221

Thought provoking, insightful, and balanced journalism and story telling. What a great series. Can't wait for season 2.

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