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MUSIC

The music for our shows was written, performed and produced by our friends at Diabolical Sound Platoon.  You can find their recordings and live performance schedule at Facebook, Soundcloud, and Instagram.     

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2020 EPISODES

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The Blue Nile River of Ethiopia is the largest volume river feeding into the Nile River. In 1987 and 2019, Steve Stahl boated the Blue Nile. This river passes by many small groups of people, through intense whitewater and is populated with Nile Crocodiles and Hippopotamus. His trip in 2019 is the last descent of this river before it is impounded behind a new dam and he tells us the story of the river and the people he encounters.

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As our attention spans decrease this fall of 2020, this short episode tells the story of a man who planned to kayak home after a stint in jail, yet decided to not even go to jail, and head on down the river back home. For a person who grew up on that river, ignoring the river permits he needed that day was not even on his mind, and his continued hobby of hunting dinosaur bones was as normal as drinking water.

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The Greenback Cutthroat Trout survived many different assaults on its existence and its genetic lineage.  Once it was found in hiding above a waterfall, work began to reestablish this fish in its original basin.  And yet, this work runs into itself as the projects require more changes to the streams of Colorado.  

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The Greenback Cutthroat Trout of Colorado was once a prolific fish in the in the streams of the South Platte River Basin.  That all changed with the arrival of European Americans.  Since then it has been spread across the state, hybridized, squeezed out by non-native fish, placed on the Endangered Species List, named the State Fish of Colorado, and thought to be extinct.  After many efforts to reestablish this fish, it took a college student, a PhD student to sort out the details and set the path for the Greenback Cutthroat Trout to regain its place in its home river basin.  

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The Poudre River is a river in Colorado that has water added to it at is headwaters and now the majority of the river is up for grabs by water projects on the Front Range of Colorado.  It is also a Wild and Scenic River that starts at the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park.  And yet there are options for what happens to its flows.  

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CONFLUENCE is a new book about rivers in the American West, cultural interactions that lay just beyond the banks of these rivers, and the adventures to capture these stories. Zak is a new literary influence in the genre of rivers and tells us about his new book and the forces that influence his writing.

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By living his life the way he wanted, Herm Hoops found himself becoming a river lover, a river boater and a man pursuing his life on his terms. He chased passion instead of career. He stood up for rivers and learned that was conservation. He found his dream job.

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13 boaters launched down the Grand Canyon in February 2020 for a 25 day journey. They emerged from the canyon on March 14 to the corona virus pandemic. This is a story about moving from bliss to a TP shortage in the course of one day.

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The Selway River in Idaho has hosted humans for thousands of years with Salmon and Steelhead fisheries, resources to build shelters, and amazing water. Over the summers of 2018 and 2019 archeological research has been conducted on the Selway to clarify and protect the artifacts in the river valley. Jeff Adams explains as much as he can, the story of humans along the Selway long before the Europeans arrived.

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2020 is here and this short episode explains what to expect on the podcast this year, and what was happening behind the scenes last year.

2019 EPISODES

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Jenny and Mike Fiebig decided to go on one long river journey. 138 days. Wyoming to Mexico. Source to Sea on the Green River. This is their story of being a human on a river trip.

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Cataract Canyon in Utah can host the biggest whitewater in North America. In 1983 it had flows over 100,000 CFS. Two commercial river trips were stuck in Cataract for that highwater and their guides tell their story.

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