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.

S2E2: Remembering Phil Pister

S2E2: Remembering Phil Pister

Phil Pister tells a story about saving an entire species all at once

S2E1: Larrea tridentata a.k.a. the Humble Creosote

S2E1: Larrea tridentata a.k.a. the Humble Creosote

Chris and Alicia visit and discuss the longest-lived plant in the desert

S1E22: Season Finale! Ironwoods: the Sonoran Desert's Tree of Life. Plus thank you

S1E22: Season Finale! Ironwoods: the Sonoran Desert's Tree of Life. Plus thank you

Chris and Alicia talk about desert ironwoods and sum up the podcast's first season.

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