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New podcast weblog from the Ivan Doig Archive and Acoustic Atlas at the Montana State University Library.

The Wind from Eden: Montana Weather Storie‪s‬ Montana State University Library

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New podcast weblog from the Ivan Doig Archive and Acoustic Atlas at the Montana State University Library.

    Episode 5: Chinook Winds

    Episode 5: Chinook Winds

    The area along Montana's Rocky Mountain Front is known for its relentless wind, including a phenomenon known as a "Chinook," or "snow eater." We interview a meteorologist to help us understand what causes a Chinook and hear why Ivan Doig referred to Chinooks as "the wind from Eden.”

    • 5 min
    Episode 4: The Story of William Glasser

    Episode 4: The Story of William Glasser

    Glasser was 18 years old in the winter of 1948 when he volunteered to help a local rancher feed his cattle. He may not have known that 1948 would bring one off the fiercest winters in state history. His visit to feed the cows turned into a long and lonely stay in a tiny cabin he would call home for more than a month.

    • 5 min
    Episode 3: Extreme Cold

    Episode 3: Extreme Cold

    When it comes to extreme cold, Montana residents have some bragging rights. On January 20, 1954 at Rogers Pass, the temperature stood at 70 degrees below zero. The coldest it has ever been measured in the lower 48 states. So cold that the trees began to explode. We look at why this happens in Montana and how this was depicted in Ivan Doig's novel Bucking the Sun.

    • 11 min
    Episode 2: Spring and Ivan Doig's "place-defining literature."

    Episode 2: Spring and Ivan Doig's "place-defining literature."

    We interview Montana State University cultural geographer William Wyckoff about the importance of weather to Ivan Doig's literature. The episode also includes a recollection (and music) from 93-year-old White Sulphur Springs resident Julia Short.

    • 11 min
    Episode 1: Summer Celebration

    Episode 1: Summer Celebration

    Our first episode looks at the ways that weather is depicted in Ivan Doig’s novel English Creek. We visit some of the locations that Doig wrote about and talk with local residents about how seasonal change has affected their own lives. Stops along the way include the hay fields of Dupuyer and a classic 4th of July rodeo. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears.

    • 14 min
    Introduction: The Wind from Eden

    Introduction: The Wind from Eden

    The Wind from Eden is a new podcast series about the connection between weather and the literature of Montana-born author Ivan Doig. This is an introduction to the upcoming series

    • 1 min

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