20 episodes

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

The River Radius Podcast Sam Carter

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

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

    What is a River?

    What is a River?

    From the basic to the complex, this episode explores what comprises a river. Is a river more than water? Where does the water come from and where does it go? This episode helps unravel the mysteries of what a river is.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Mile 153 Sacramento Source to Sea

    Mile 153 Sacramento Source to Sea

    Sacramento Source to Sea started on snow skis in the mountains and are now paddling the Sacramento River in the Central Valley of California closing in on sea level. This non wilderness journey explores a river that grows food for America.

    • 24 min
    The silty byproduct of Lake Powell

    The silty byproduct of Lake Powell

    This episode is a follow up to the Returning Rapids episode and hosts a conversation with the Bureau of Reclamation about the receding Lake Powell and all the sediment byproduct left behind as the nation's second largest reservoir sits at 1/3 of full.

    • 37 min
    Mile 0 Sacramento River Source to Sea

    Mile 0 Sacramento River Source to Sea

    This is the first in a series of episodes that will host real time interviews with the Sac Source to Sea crew as they navigate the Sacramento River from its headwaters in the Klamath Mountains of Northern California to the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay.

    • 36 min
    Returning Rapids of Cataract 2021

    Returning Rapids of Cataract 2021

    Cataract Canyon is welcoming some of its rapids back to the flow of the river as the Colorado River is recovering from a reservoir. A crew of river runners has been there witnessing and documenting the Returning Rapids.

    • 39 min
    Trailer River Radius Podcast

    Trailer River Radius Podcast

    This trailer for The River Radius Podcast provides a peek into a few episodes and a has a short description from the host describing what this podcast provides the listener.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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.

JD Pope @ COPlateau ,

River Radius

I love how River Radius takes me there—from the silt buildup below Cataract Canyon on the Colorado to the Mississippi River.

Sam runs his podcast like he runs a runs a River: with attention to detail, care for both the subject matter and the people aboard, and with a sense of curiosity and joy.

Favorite recent quotes:

From Sam to Bureau of Reclamation: [respectfully] “I hear a lot of information there but not the answer to my question.”

Mike Dietrich, Colorado River guide: “we are mining the river and this [silt] is the tailings.”

Nprete ,

Best Whitewater Podcast

Best whitewater podcast around! Has such interesting stories about the river community. Great stuff! If you are a kayaker, whitewater rafter, or river enthusiast, check this out!!

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