The Mountain Stories Podcast

The Mountain Stories Podcast

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Stories about mountains and the people who live, work, and play in them.


11: Conserving Mountain Landscapes around the World
Nov 25 • 59 min
Round River Conservation Studies works to acheive large scale wildlife conservation around the world. In this episode we focus on their as one of Westminster's study abroad partners. Their student programs give young people from colleges across the US a…
Remembering the Westminster Expedition
Mar 3 • 40 min
During the 2017 Fall Semester, 14 students, two professors, and a program coordinator loaded a bunch of books and some camping gear into a trailer, piled into a couple of vans, and took off on a 10,000 mile, 84 day academic adventure around the American…
Brenden Rensink: Running and Writing Mountains
Feb 15 • 28 min
Brenden Rensink, BYU historian and assistant director of the Charles Redd Center, talks about how his trail-running hobby influences his scholarship. Brenden W. Rensink (Ph.D., 2010) is the Assistant Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies…
9: A Mountain Poem
Dec 18, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode, Westminster College Environmental Studies Professor Xiumei Pu sends us into winter with a reading of a poem by Tao Chien (translated by David Hinton). The episode is, perhaps, best enjoyed with a glass of wine. Jeff Nichols and Brent…
8: Tar Seeps, Pelicans, and Connections
Dec 9, 2018 • 45 min
We continue our series of stories about the Great Salt Lake today with 2 stories about Pelicans, a piece of new music, and a report from a couple of our summer collaborative research grants. First, Kara Kornhauser discusses her research related to…
7: Great Salt Lake Resorts
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
Today, the most famous resorts in northern Utah are in the mountains. But that wasn't always the case. For much of the 20th century people flocked to the shores of Great Salt Lake to spend time swimming, listening to music, dancing, and sunbathing. We'll…
6: Utah Avalanche Center Fall Fundraiser
Oct 21, 2018 • 13 min
The Utah Avalanche Center works to bring avalanche awareness to the community as well as resources that help people to be more knowledgable about avalanche safety. On top of avalanche forecasting, the UAC provides a "Know Before You Go" service that helps…
5: Fireside Chat with Mike and Lily Libecki
Apr 9, 2017 • 53 min
On January 25, Mike we had Mike and Lily Libecki join us for a fireside chat. Mike is a National Geographic Expeditioner and his daughter, Lily, is 13 years old and just started her own nonprofit. We were able to have a Q and A with them to ask them all…
4: Fireside Chat with Peter Metcalf
Jan 24, 2017 • 37 min
Peter Metcalf, founder and former CEO of Black Diamond, shared mountain story with the IMR. He called this talk "Alpinism, Entrepreneurship and Environmentalism" and includes a lot of valuable information for anyone interested in business, environmental…
3: Intro to the Mountain Story Podcast
Jan 24, 2017 • 4 min
This is the introduction for the IMR's Mountain Story Podcast. In this first episode the mountain fellows describe what the Institute of Mountain Research is all about and what this podcast will look like in future episodes!Sponsored By:Westminster…
2: Prologue: An EC Squared interview with Peter Boag
Oct 10, 2016 • 10 min
On October 29, 2014, the EC2 team – Brent Olson and Jeff Nichols – sat down with Dr. Peter Boag in the elegant Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City for our first-ever EC2 interview. Peter is professor and Columbia Chair in the History of the American West at…
1: Prologue: An EC Squared interview with Joni Adamson
Oct 10, 2016 • 41 min
Dr. Joni Adamson is one of the outstanding scholars in the field of Environmental Humanities, and a delightful person to talk to. Jeff met her when we were both part of an NEH seminar in Environmental and Borderlands History. She embodies the…