About The Show 

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. Coming in January 2022, 90 Miles From Needles will 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. We are out to recruit you to the cause. Be forewarned.

Our Hosts

We're still crafting our bios. Check back soon!

Alicia Pike with a floral crown

Alicia Pike

Chris Clarke in Death Valley at sunset

Chris Clarke