As of 10 a.m. this morning, you can now subscribe to Threshold pretty much wherever you get your podcasts, including iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud and more. And starting this Sunday at 6 p.m., you can hear the whole first season on Montana Public Radio, my beloved home station and the production sponsor for the first season.
We're happy! We're excited! We're nervous! (Or at least I am.) We want to know what you think! You, especially, as patrons of the show. If Threshold is going to have a future, listener support is essential. The fact that you jumped in early, not only to listen but to actually financially back the creation of the show, is huge. You are paving the way for others who are afraid to leap first, and you are giving confidence to me and others that this thing can work. I really can't thank you enough!
Our first episode is called "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People." Those are the words inscribed on the Roosevelt Arch -- the famous entryway into Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is where we saved the bison from extinction, and also where we are about to kill 900 animals over the next few months. The first season of Threshold kicks off with a simple question: why?
Why, after almost losing this animal, are we now slaughtering almost 20% of the largest wild bison in the lower 48?
You can share your thoughts about Episode #1 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (links below), and if you want to do us a HUGE favor, write us a review on iTunes. Some early listener feedback there can do a lot to boost our visibility in the iTunes store.
For pictures and to learn more about the issues we raise in the first episode, check out the Threshold website.
Threshold started as a one-woman-operation and has blossomed into a true collaboration. I want to give major props here to my phenomenal team, all of whom jumped in and said yes to helping create this show purely on gut instinct, curiosity and hutzpah. Their contributions have been priceless. Thank you Nick Mott, Zoë Rom, Nora Saks, Josh Burnham and Jackson Barnett.
Finally, I was on Colorado Matters this morning. This is Colorado Public Radio's daily interview show -- it was an honor to be invited.
Thank you so much for helping this baby get borned, and for listening and subscribing!