Podcasts created for National Parks Traveler

Take a trip into the swamps of Everglades National Park to explore the botanical wonders.
David Restivo, who normally is based in Glacier National Park, took his cameras and headed east to Acadia National Park.
Jazz is so entirely American in its roots. You can trace those roots at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, but until you can make the trip, here's a sample courtesy of the National Park Service.
Bear-watching in Alaska is a big draw for tourists come summer. This podcast offers pointers on where to go in search of bears, what permits are necessary, and how to stay safe.
Some might find it hard to believe, but the National Park Service actually runs its own cattle operation. Up in Montana on the Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site the agency preserves a slice of the 19th Century cattle industry.
This week's Mystery Photo, of the Stonewall Jackson Shrine, stumped quite a few people and was viewed by more than 1,000. Now let's take a look inside the building.
Cape Cod National Seashore is more than just breakers and sailing. There are dunes to explore and trails to hike. This short video profiles one of those trails, the Fort Hill Trail.
Opening the Tioga Road through Yosemite National Park is as much-awaited as is the clearing of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. This short video gives you an idea of what Yosemite crews must do to clear the road.
For years the folks at Yellowstone National Park have been encouraging backcountry travelers to carry bear spray, as this video clearly shows. But would you be breaking the law by doing so?
Most of us know about Yellowstone National Park and its fuming and sputtering and spouting geyser basins. And Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has been in the news lately with the rumbling and sputtering of Redoubt Volcano. But how many are familiar with the Forge of Vulcan?
It's not often you can watch a seastar, aka starfish, move. Most of the times I've spied them they've been stuck in place. But this short video shows one on the move at Acadia National Park.
We don't often hear about the National Park System's marine sites, but one that's worth learning more about is the Buck Island Reef National Monument. You can't easily get there, as not only is it located in the Caribbean, but most of it is under water.
Wheeled access into the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve is intentionally limited to the 92-mile-long Parks Highway to protect the wildness and character of the park. This short video explains the rationale behind that decision, and looks at the future of the highway.
Mention a "national lakeshore" and thoughts will almost immediately jump to summer sun, frolicking in the water, and sand under your feet. But lakeshores endure winter, too, and the season brings its own magic to these places.
A prime concern, it seems, of folks who venture off into the backcountry of national parks in the Rocky Mountains and the high Sierra is bears. I know it took me several trips to get over that gnawing anxiety. This video from Glacier National Park will help you prepare for your travels in bear country.