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Glacier National Park Launches “Headwaters” Podcast

Andrew Smith and Michael Faist recording sound effects for the Logan Pass episode of Headwaters
Andrew Smith and Michael Faist recording sound effects for the Logan Pass episode of Headwaters

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News Release Date: December 7, 2020

Contact: Gina Kerzman, 406-888-5838

WEST GLACIER, Mont. [December 7, 2020] – Glacier National Park, in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy, is proud to present the launch of Headwaters podcast.

"This is exactly the kind of innovative project that is going to drive the future of connectivity between the park and the community," said Doug Mitchell, Executive Director of the Glacier National Park Conservancy. "We need to meet people where they are, and podcasts have become an important source of information for people of all ages looking to dig a bit more deeply into issues they care about," Mitchell continued.

Co-hosted by park rangers Andrew Smith and Michael Faist, the seven-part podcast covers topics such as melting glaciers, world-class geologic features, the deep significance the area holds for native tribes, and the challenges of pit toilet pumping.

"It's been a treat working with Michael and Andrew on the Headwaters podcast series,” says Mitchell. “They are smart, engaging, and have a great sense of humor. In my view, they strike just the right tone in bringing serious information to the listener in an accessible way."

Many in-person park services were unavailable during the 2020 season due to COVID-19. The podcast allows rangers to keep telling Glacier's story without putting visitors or themselves at risk.

"It's always been my job here at Glacier to share the park with others; as an interpretive ranger giving campground talks, or as an education ranger leading snowshoe field trips," says co-host Michael Faist. “Since we couldn’t do those in-person programs this year the podcast was a perfect project to still be able to connect with visitors.”

"There’s something for everyone in this show, and we hope visitors will join us on this fascinating and enlightening journey,” says co-host Andrew Smith. “Headwaters will be a great platform for visitors to receive important and interesting information for years to come.”



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To see photos from the recording process check out the park's Flickr album: Headwaters Podcast | Flickr

To listen, visit the park website at go.nps.gov/headwaters and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Last updated: December 7, 2020

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