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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Oct 25, 2020

National Parks Traveler’s Lynn Riddick connects with Dr. Tracy Romano of Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut to discuss the plight of beluga whales in Cook Inlet in Alaska and the threats they face, including the threats posed by the proposed Pebble Mine project.


Oct 18, 2020

This week we look at a nonprofit organization whose sole existence is to acquire, from willing sellers, private lands surrounded by official, or proposed, wilderness in national parks, national forests, and other publicly owned lands. Once those lands are acquired and transferred to federal land managers, ...


Oct 11, 2020

In this week’s show, we look at one of the hottest places on Earth, Death Valley National Park in southeastern California and western Nevada. And this summer was especially hot. The park broke records in a number of categories as it experienced some of the hottest days ever recorded on Earth.  

August was particularly...


Oct 4, 2020

Life in the National Park System doesn’t pause for presidential elections. Indeed, there have been many issues across the parks to pay attention to and discuss. To help us with that task, we’ve invited Kristen Brengel, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Parks Conservation Association,...


Sep 27, 2020

In this week’s show, we look at a national park site that celebrates distinctly American music -- the Blue Ridge Music Center near Galax, Virginia. Traveler’s Lynn Riddick visits with Richard Emmett, director of the center, to find out what’s happening in the interpretation, presentation, and promotion of...