30 Minutes West

Series produced by Peter Frick-Wright

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A radio show coming from the mountains, canyons, rivers, and deserts out west. www.30minuteswest.org

30 Minutes West is a podcast and radio show about going outside and why it matters. Consisting of personal narratives, experimental storytelling and sometimes even straight up journalism, 30mw is a collection of tales from the mountains, forests, rivers, and deserts out west.


3 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: David Rhoades at home near Willapa Bay, Credit: Courtesy of Ross Rhoades
When plant researcher David Rhoades found evidence that plants could communicate, it was a paradigm-shifting discovery. But it could not have come ...

Bought by WTJU, HowSound, WXAV 88.3FM, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 10, 2014
  • Length: 15:54
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Brian Bushway, Credit: Danny Zapalac
As a teenager, Brian Bushway lost his sight. But as he adapted to his blindness, he began exploring his world through sound...and took up extreme s...

Bought by KSJD and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Rush Sturges spent two years helping Rafa Ortiz train to run Niagara Falls in a kayak. But on the big day, things didn't go as planned.

Bought by KSJD


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:31
  • Purchases: 1