Threshold

Each season, Threshold podcast explores one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. Season one focuses on the American bison. When you start out talking about bison, you end up talking about America. Wherever you are in the U.S., bison used to live there too. How did that change so drastically, so quickly? Can the U.S. ever have wild, free-roaming bison again? Should we? Threshold podcast dives deep into the history of the American bison to understand who we are, where we've been, and where we're going. Come along, beginning February 2, 2017.

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http://www.thresholdpodcast.org/
Description
Threshold stories of life on earth The first season of Threshold focuses on the story of the American bison. We explore how buffalo have shaped life in the Americas for millennia, and connect the dots between that history and current controversies surrounding the animal.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-13 19:10
last episode published
2019-03-11 16:33
publication frequency
23.43 days
Contributors
Auricle Productions owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
34
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Society & Culture Science & Medicine Natural Sciences News & Politics

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
11.03.2019

S02 Extra 02: Blowing in the Wind: Aleksandersens Update

Remember the Sámi family from episode six? The Aleksandersens face threats to their reindeer herding from both climate change and climate change solutions. But a lot has happened since our initial reporting. Spend some time surrounded by these beautifu...
18.12.2018

S02 Episode 13: Try Harder

18 months of reporting. All eight Arctic countries. So many fascinating people. On the final episode of season two of Threshold, we pull back a little and try to see the big picture. Join us as we bust some myths, travel back in time in a Swedish fores...
11.12.2018

Episode 12: Here Be Dragons

The Greenland ice sheet is basically a giant ice cube the size of Alaska. What happens when it melts? We spent five days camping out on the ice with a team of scientists who are trying to find out.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate.   ...
4.12.2018

S02 Episode 11: Life Is Too Hard Without Music

All across the Arctic, indigenous languages are on the decline. But in many communities, people are finding new ways to reclaim both language and culture. Join some Inuit rockers in northern Canada in the recording studio, singing in their own language...
27.11.2018

S02 Episode 10: Nickel For Your Thoughts

Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. Oil, minerals, pollution -- it's a web of complicated environmental stories that need to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists have become an endangered species. Spend so...
20.11.2018

S02 Episode 09: Who Asked You?

Russia has more land in the Arctic than any other nation. It's also a regime that does not tolerate dissent. What does this mean for residents of Murmansk, the Arctic's largest city?   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate.   Our reporting i...
13.11.2018

S02 Episode 08: Oil and Water

What happens when the thing you can't live without in the short term threatens your very existence in the long run? Meet two whalers in Utqiagvik, Alaska trying to answer that question.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate.   Our reportin...
6.11.2018

S02 Episode 07: Hello Central

If there's one thing everybody's heard about the Arctic, it's that sea ice is melting, and that's bad news. But what's less well-known is that some people see opportunity in sea ice loss. This time, take a seat in the captain's chair of a Finnish icebr...
1.11.2018

S02 Extra 01: Scenes From Svalbard

Take a trip through the Norwegian archipelago, meet workers in the tourism industry, and get a glimpse of some charismatic Arctic megafauna. Plus, Newsmatch begins.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org/donate.   Our reporting is made possible by...
30.10.2018

S02 Episode 06: The Things I Can See On the Mountains

After thousands of years of tradition, a shifting climate is forcing changes in the way Sámi families herd reindeer. But some climate solutions are also threatening their way of life. This is the story of the Aleksandersens, a Sámi reindeer herding fam...
23.10.2018

S02 Episode 05: Just Decide

Everyone's heard of Vikings -- their daring North Atlantic voyages, their mysterious runes. But there's another ancient culture in Arctic Scandinavia that's much older, and just as fascinating -- the Sámi. While the Vikings have been celebrated, Sámi m...
16.10.2018

S02 Episode 04: Becoming Arctic, Becoming Human

An eight-ton concrete ball and a 32,000-year-old needle collection. What's all this got to do with the Arctic? Find out on this episode of Threshold.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org.   Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. B...
9.10.2018

S02 Episode 03: Impermafrost

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there -- plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to...
2.10.2018

S02 Episode 02: Invisible Hands

When a major storm hit Shishmaref, Alaska in 2005, it became a poster child for climate change in the Arctic. Dramatic pictures of houses falling into the sea showed up in news outlets around the world. But the story here starts way before that storm. ...
25.09.2018

S02 Episode 01: The Water is Wide

In Shishmaref, Alaska, no one’s asking if climate change is real. What they want to know is how bad it has to get before the world decides to act.   Find out more at www.thresholdpodcast.org.   Our reporting is made possible by listeners like you. Beco...
18.09.2018

S02 Preview

What is the Arctic, anyway? Like, is it the North Pole, or the south? Do penguins live there? Polar bears? What about people? On Threshold Season Two, we're taking you on a circumpolar journey to learn about one of the most important regions of the pla...
9.04.2018

Film Fest and More!

We're coming to the International Wildlife Film Festival! Amy Martin and Nick Mott will be presenting a sneak preview of season two of Threshold at the IWFF on Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in Missoula, Montana. This is a fantastic festival that celebrate...
21.12.2017

S01 Extras 09: The Long Game

In this final extra for season one, you'll meet Vernon Finley, Chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Amy talked to him last April about the decision to stop the process of transferring the lands of the National Bison Range back to th...
15.12.2017

S01 Extras 08: Dustin Ranglack

What does it feel like to run with a bison herd? Dr. Dustin Ranglack knows. He spent years studying one of the country's wildest herds in Utah's Henry Mountains. Meet Dustin and Threshold Assistant Producer Nick Mott in this penultimate bison extra. To...
7.12.2017

S01 Extras 07: Preview and Review Featuring You

To become one of the extremely good-looking people who supports Threshold on Patreon, click here. To learn more about the Gwich'in and the Arctic National Wildlife refuge, click here. To be among the first to know when season two is ready, and to get l...
13.04.2017

S01 Extras 06: Breaking News on the National Bison Range

Today, the Missoulian is reporting that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is planning to "change course" on the proposed transfer of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes -- meaning his agency is not going to suppor...
16.03.2017

S01 Episode 07: Oh Give Me A Home

In the last episode of Season One of Threshold, listeners will encounter pearls of wisdom from youth who have grown up with bison in their midst, and take a trip to the Oakland Zoo, which will soon receive buffalo from the Blackfeet tribe that will hel...
9.03.2017

S01 Episode 06: Territory Folks Should All Be Pals

Visit the American Prairie Reserve, a conservation project in the heart of Montana that could eventually be home to 10,000 bison. The vision is to stitch together 3.5 million acres of public and private lands to form the largest wildlife park in the lo...
2.03.2017

S01 Episode 05: Heirs to the Most Glorious Heritage

"We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune." ~ Theodore Roosevelt In 1908, the National Bison Range was created by carving 1...
1.03.2017

Season 01 Extras 05 - Dome Mountain Ranch

Threshold Season 01 Extras 05 - Dome Mountain Ranch
23.02.2017

S01 Episode 04: Tatanka Oyate

In episode four of Threshold, we meet Robbie Magnan of the Fort Peck Tribes. He believes his community can prosper in the future by reconnecting with their roots as the Tatanka Oyate — the buffalo people. Magnan has built a quarantine facility that cou...
21.02.2017

Season 01 Extras 04

Threshold season 01 extras: Bison and people from Africa to the Americas
18.02.2017

Season 01 Extras 03

Threshold season 01 extras: Yellowstone Park Superintendent Dan Wenk
16.02.2017

S01 Episode 03: Born Free

Many cattle ranchers view wild bison as a threat to their livelihoods. But some think cattle and bison can coexist. On episode three of Threshold, you'll meet two cattle ranchers with different perspectives on wild bison — and, we'll take you on a cont...
14.02.2017

Season 01 Extras 02

Threshold season 01 extras: Bindu
13.02.2017

Season 01 Extras 01

Threshold season 01 extras: Snow
9.02.2017

S01 Episode 02: "The Red Man Was Pressed"

How did we go from more than 50 million wild bison to just 23 free-roaming animals? And how does the decimation of the herds relate to the oppression of Native Americans? Find out on this episode of Threshold. Each season, Threshold podcast explores on...
2.02.2017

S01 Episode 01: For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People

Yellowstone National Park is where we saved the American bison from extinction. But each year, we slaughter hundreds of animals from this prized herd. Why? Learn more on this episode of Threshold.
27.01.2017

Threshold Podcast Season 01 Preview

Each season, Threshold explores one story from the natural world, and what it says about us. Season one focuses on the American bison. When you start out talking about bison, you end up talking about America. Wherever you are in the U.S., bison used to...