90 Miles from Needles: the Desert Protection Podcast

90 Miles from Needles: the Desert Protection Podcast

Alicia PikeAlicia PikeHost
Chris ClarkeChris ClarkeHost

It's not a real desert hike unless you get thirsty. Unless your skin gets punctured by an innocent-looking plant. Unless you have a close encounter with a nervous venomous critter. The desert is alive, and it will defend itself. And we will help. 90 Miles from Needles’ cohosts Chris Clarke and Alicia Pike bring you stories from far out in the American outback: a land unlike any other that is both intense and subtle, that has endured for eons in the harshest conditions imaginable but which could go away in a heartbeat if we act the wrong way. Science, politics, hiking and history, culture and creativity all go into defending the desert. Be forewarned.: We are out to recruit you to the cause.

S1E18 Chris is Stressed Out + Some Good News

S1E18 Chris is Stressed Out + Some Good News

Saving the desert is a marathon, not a sprint. Remember to breathe.

S1E17: Mylar Balloons: threat or menace? plus Joshua Tree NP AMA

S1E17: Mylar Balloons: threat or menace? plus Joshua Tree NP AMA

They are everywhere! But people are doing someting about those ubiquitous mylar balloons. Plus we ask Joshua Tree NP's David Smith some tough questions.

S1E14 The Bean Trees! But first, please help us

S1E14 The Bean Trees! But first, please help us

This common desert native plant food is nutritious and delicious

S1E12: What's Happening to the Monsoon?
June 20, 2022x
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S1E12: What's Happening to the Monsoon?

Climate change has been happening in the desert for some time now. While consensus isn't complete, most experts agree that more warming will make the desert hotter and drier. But at the same ...