Range

Range: Stories and Trailblazers of the New American West. Co-hosts Julia Ritchey and Amy Westervelt uncover issues and entrepreneurs who embody the outlaw spirit of the West. Season 1 features pimps, miners, ranchers, the cult of Tesla, and much more.

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    Range Update: The Strawberries of Wrath


    In this Season 2 update, Amy and Julia explain their long hiatus, what they've been up to and how a Trump presidency may affect the American West. 


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    Range Update: The Strawberries Of Wrath


    In this Season 2 update, Amy and Julia explain their long hiatus, what they've been up to and how a Trump presidency may affect the American West. 


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    21m
    this month

    Our National Parks are Very Old and Very White — Can They Survive?


    On episode two of season two of Range Podcast, we explore why the U.S. National Park System, celebrating its centennial this year, has struggled to attract more diverse visitors and staff. Also, Julia visits Yosemite National Park in California for the first time and — in between naps — finds signs of hope for a more inclusive park system. 


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    12m
    this year

    Season 2, Episode 1: The Women in Tech Episode


    In honor of Ada Lovelace Day we're launching season two of Range podcast with a look at women in tech, including the story of a female software engineer who has adapted to life as the lone female on her particular planet, and a look at where virtual reality could take gender biases. All with our particular West Coast bent, naturally. 


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    20m
    this year

    Black Lives Matter: Racial Politics in the West


    Amid increasing reports of police shootings and racial injustice, Black Lives Matter versus All Lives Matter, police versus people of color, we take a look at what racial divides exist in the west. Is growing up black in the West different from the experience elsewhere in the country? How does the unwillingness of West Coast progressives to admit to white privilege or acknowledge racial biases affect the experience of African Americans in the West? We dig into all of that and more with our...


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    20m
    this year

    The Cult of Tesla: What Makes Tesla Fanboys Tick


    There have been gearheads and car guys for as long as there have been cars, but Tesla has developed a whole new level of groupies. In this episode of Range podcast — our last episode of Season 1 — we dig into what makes a Tesla fanboy, and what it is about both Tesla and Elon Musk that has attracted such fierce devotion from so many people. 


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    18m
    this year

    Out of Bounds: Lessons from Avalanche Season


    Backcountry skiing is one of the few sectors of the winter sports industry seeing any growth. But with this backcountry boom comes an uptick in the number of human-caused avalanches, resulting in several injuries and deaths this winter. We ask the experts why backcountry has gotten so popular and what we learned from the Sierra Nevada's ski season. 


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    12m
    this year

    Pros to Bros


    The X Games have been around for a little over 20 years now and some of extreme sports' first generation of stars are grappling with something pro athletes have had to navigate forever: transitioning into normal life. In this episode of Range podcast, we talk to some Western athletes (including Megan Pischke and Cody Townsend) about their transition, and sit down with sports psychologist Rob Gaffney for his take, too. 


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    13m
    this year

    The 21st Century Prospector of Storey County


    In this bonus episode of Range Podcast, real estate tycoon and Mustang Ranch owner Lance Gilman tells us how he took a desolate mountain range in rural Nevada and turned it into the state's best bet for a tech boom, drawing startups and larger companies like Tesla, Amazon and Switch to an unlikely corner of the Wild West. 


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    15m
    this year

    Hooked on a Feeling: The Booming Biz of Medical Marijuana


    More than 23 states have legalized medical marijuana and nine more are considering it. On the latest episode of Range Podcast, we meet a woman who moved across the country to join the Western-led cannabis boom. We also stop by an Oregon dispensary for, um, research.   


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    13m
    2016