The Pendleton Threads podcast shares true short stories about moments that connect us. Each episode weaves together interviews, history and first-hand narratives exploring family, adventure, tradition and more.
Walking Across the Serengeti: Wool and Adventure
Jens Rasmussen hiked across the Serengeti during the wildebeest migration for National Geographic, relying on Nature’s first performance fabric to cope with nature’s extremes.
Wool Saved My Life Part Two: Surviving Puget Sound
A fall into the freezing waters of Washington State’s Puget Sound nearly cost Ed Hall his life. He credits his survival to his favorite Pendleton jacket.
Wool Saved My Life Part One: a Northeast Winter
Sometimes Mother Nature does the unthinkable. Sometimes Human beings do the unthinkable. When you put those together usually one of two things happen: bad or good. Occasionally both things happen as in the case of Stephan Jabaut who unbeknownst to him, was about to embark on the worst cross country skiing expedition of his short life.
However, with the forethought of wearing proper attire in 30 below weather and a little luck, Stephan was able to make it out alive and share with us his harrowing tale of falling through the ice.
Susan Beal and the Community of Crafting
Portland’s Susan Beal, a well-known author and handcrafter, shares her perspective on the artistic community, artistry and history of Portland’s thriving crafts scene.
Put on Plaid for Plaidurday
Plaid is so many things to so many people. It’s the pattern of rebellion. It’s the pattern of privilege. It’s the pattern of rock and roll. And, it’s the pattern of good, hard work. The first Friday of October is #Plaidurday. Won’t you join in and wear your plaid?
How Oregon's National and State Parks can be our best teachers
National Parks are known for their majestic beauty as are State Parks. In Oregon, Crater Lake, The Rogue River and the Umpqua River are not only elegant and beautiful but they can also be our best teachers. Greg Hatten, part artist, part mad scientist, and part lighthearted ambassador for the fishing wonders of Oregon, joins us to talk about how he has learned more than he ever imagined while experiencing these three crowns of Oregon.