200 episodes

This weekly story-based show takes you behind the events, people, and nature that have shaped our National Parks, and the 421 units managed by the National Park Service.

America's National Parks Podcast RV Miles Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 751 Ratings

This weekly story-based show takes you behind the events, people, and nature that have shaped our National Parks, and the 421 units managed by the National Park Service.

    Marsh Billings Rockefeller: Conservation on a Grand Scale

    Marsh Billings Rockefeller: Conservation on a Grand Scale

    On a picturesque estate in historic Woodstock, Vermont, carriage roads crosscut the property, through fields, flanked by stands of trees, providing scenic views of the estate, the adjacent farm, and the surrounding area. Historic buildings lie scattered across the estate: the mansion, the carriage barn, the wood barn, the horse shed. This idyllic setting, filled with old hardwood trees, open pastures, stone walls, and covered bridges, is the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park.

    • 16 min
    News FromThe Parks | ”Fee Free”Smokies to End, Rabbit Disease, Bird Migration & More

    News FromThe Parks | ”Fee Free”Smokies to End, Rabbit Disease, Bird Migration & More

    In this month's news, we're sharing the proposed "parking tag" that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may implement, the Brown v. Board of Education site is expanding, and more. 

     

    You can comment on the Smokies fees here:

    Visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/GRSMfeeproposal2023 

    • 11 min
    Betty Reid Soskin

    Betty Reid Soskin

    On Thursday, March 31, the oldest working National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin retired after a decade and a half of sharing her personal experiences and the efforts of women from diverse backgrounds who worked on the World War II Home Front.

    • 44 min
    Behind The Scene’s of Netflix’s ”Our Great National Parks”

    Behind The Scene’s of Netflix’s ”Our Great National Parks”

    Today on America’s National Parks, the new Our Great National Parks Series premiering April 13th on Netflix, and how these wonderful nature documentaries get made. Our guests are Executive Producer James Honeyborne, who produced the incredible award-award-winning "Blue Planet II," the most-watched wildlife documentary series for over 20 years. And award-winning fimmaker Sophie Todd, the Series Producer of Our Great National Parks. She also wrote, directed, and produced for Netflix’s "Formula 1: Drive To Survive."

    • 22 min
    The Women of Lowell

    The Women of Lowell

    The dizzying thrum of the water-powered textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts drowns out everything else. It is, in a word, deafening – so much so that the floor of the mill vibrates with intense ferocity. 

    Set along the Merrimack River, its tributaries, and canals, the city of Lowell had easy access to great quantities of rushing water to power the many mills of the city, which led to its swift success in the early days of the American Industrial Revolution.

    Today on the America’s National Parks Podcast, Lowell National Historical Park, and the women who made it work. 

    • 16 min
    The House on Brattle Street

    The House on Brattle Street

    Decades before Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would call the house on Brattle Street home, a General, tasked with leading the nation to freedom, would take up residency, and an enslaved couple would have a lasting and profound effect on Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
751 Ratings

751 Ratings

Nhleen ,

A “Go-To” app for any national park lover

From national monuments, historic sites, all the way up to the parks, this is a must have app for any national park service lover. We use it for great in depth background before we visit any NPS site! Well written and thought provoking, Abby, Jason, and their team do a great job with this.

sloth travel club ,

Great pod cast

Always informative and enjoyable. Thanks for the program.

KCH54 ,

Great Short Stories

Love the storytelling about the national parks. Each episode picks just one, small piece of the story. Never get tired of listening.

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