52 episodes

This is a river podcast, and a great story, boating, science, adventure and conservation podcast.

The River Radius Podcast Sam Carter

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

This is a river podcast, and a great story, boating, science, adventure and conservation podcast.

    Project RAFT

    Project RAFT

    In the late 1980s, a group of river boaters from the United States reached out to river boaters in the Soviet Union, modern day Russia. And they began an international river running friendship called Project RAFT; Russians & Americans For Teamwork. Big volume rivers of Siberia and the Altai Mountains. Friendships that are still intact today.

    • 33 min
    50 Episodes; 8 Follow Up Stories

    50 Episodes; 8 Follow Up Stories

    Our 1st episode published in 2019 and in September of 2022, we hit the 50th episode. The River Radius has covered 50 rivers, 21 states and 12 countries. Here we have 8 short follow up interviews from 8 of those episodes to learn what is happening in those ongoing river stories.

    • 56 min
    Dignity of Risk

    Dignity of Risk

    Is there a right associated with being able to float down a river and to engage in that joy and risk? What happens when life circumstances create barriers to accessing risk? The National Ability Center (NAC) is a river rafting outfit that focuses on developing access to rivers for all people. We spent a day this summer running a river with NAC and their boats full of participants learning about access.

    • 54 min
    What is a River 2022

    What is a River 2022

    What is a River? What is in there, at the micro level? How does water move from the Earth’s surface through the ground, in and out of rivers? How much of the water on the planet is in rivers and how long is it there? This episode of What is a River is our annual episodic interview with an expert in their field. Dr Rebecca Neumann is a professor and researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle where she focuses on Hydrobiogeochemistry.

    • 59 min
    Ben Knight: River Films & Being Dad

    Ben Knight: River Films & Being Dad

    Ben Knight builds powerful films with his partner at Felt Soul Media. DAMNATION, RED GOLD, IN CURRENT, and now LEARNING TO DROWN. In the past few years, Ben also became a father. In this episode Contributing Host Greg Cairns talks with Ben about the inside of his life, some of the process of creating his films, and his path of becoming a powerful filmmaker. And, his daughter.

    • 58 min
    Salmon 3: Fighting Salmon Extinction Real Time

    Salmon 3: Fighting Salmon Extinction Real Time

    The Grand Salmon Source to Sea crew is paddling just shy of 1000 miles following the Snake River Basin Spring Summer Chinook Salmon from the mountains of Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. These 4 women launched in April of this spring and are now nearing the west coast. Youth Salmon Protectors is a dedicated group of 2000 young people of the Pacific Northwest. Both of these groups are working to bring attention and action to the Chinook Salmon as they near extinction. This episode is interviews with 6 members of these 2 groups.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

River Conservation ,

Best River Podcast Hands Down

Sam Carter's curiosity, interview rapport, good nature, and voice really make this podcast stand out, balancing river culture with cutting edge policy and science.

Boater Marc ,

Best Podcast for Whitewater Boaters

Kudos to Sam Carter for providing the most insightful and engaging podcast out there for folks that love rivers and river running.

Honeybeemeadows ,

Loving every part of this

I like to save your episodes for my two am bakery mornings. The ghosts appreciate it too, they don’t bang around as much when we’re floating the rivers together. Thank you for keeping me awake and missing the riverbanks in the twilight hours.

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