Artwork for Glacier National Park's podcast "Headwaters" featuring an artistic rendering of a whitebark pine tree with mountains in the background and text that reads Headwaters Glacier National Park

Headwaters Podcast

Season Two: Whitebark Pine

Seasons and episodes

Headwaters is a public radio-style podcast by Glacier National Park, produced with support from the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

Bonus: Visiting Glacier in 2022

What is it like in Glacier right now? These short, bonus episodes—released throughout the summer—offer a glimpse of current conditions, share helpful trip planning information, and answer some fun trivia questions about the park.

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Season Two: Whitebark Pine

Over the course of five chapters, this season documents the generational effort to restore a species. It’s also a story about the purpose of national parks and our relationships with the places we love. Whitebark ask us, can people have a positive impact on nature?

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Season One: The Confluence

While visiting familiar places, this season tells unfamiliar stories about the park. We travel to every major region of Glacier in search of confluences: where nature and culture come together in unexpected ways.

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Meet The Podcast Team

The Glacier Conservancy recently had the opportunity to catch up with some members of the Headwaters podcast team, where we learned about production stories and behind-the-scenes moments from the new season of the podcast. Before we dive in, let’s get to know Glacier’s podcast team.

Rangers standing in a forest and laughing.

The Headwaters team: Michael, Peri, Gaby, and Daniel (left to right)

Michael

Michael started at Glacier in 2014, answering the phones at the front desk of park headquarters in what he later learned was the lowest-paid position in the park. After that foot in the door, he worked as an Interpretive Ranger giving public programs, a winter Education Technician leading snowshoe field trips, and finally as a media team member for the park. When not working on the podcast, you’ll find him exploring Glacier to find good skipping rocks.

Gaby

Gaby came to Glacier this winter, working as a fellow with the Conservancy and the Park. She previously worked in communications at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Gaby enjoys cooking food that reminds her of home and family — and loves sharing those meals with friends.

Peri

Peri started working for NPS in 2013, after finishing her Masters in Geology. She has held a variety of interpretive and scientific roles in Glacier, Joshua Tree, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite. She specializes in science media and outreach, especially video and writing projects. Peri is an avid birder, hiker, and old time fiddler.  

Daniel

Daniel started working with the National Park Service in the mid-2000s as a GS-01 and has been wearing the green and grey across the country ever since. From Alaska to Texas he has done just about every type of work a person can do in the park service. Eventually he landed in Glacier and began collaborating with the Conservancy on interpretive media projects, including the Headwaters podcast.

 

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