Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What's a podcast?
A) If you’re new to podcasts, think of them as being a radio show on-demand. Most people listen to shows on their mobile phones or computers. The world of podcasts is rich with news, opinions, audio documentaries and just about any topic you can think – there are currently over 1-million different podcasts available! And since podcasts are for your ears, you don’t have to be stuck in front of a tv to enjoy them – so next time you’re making dinner, folding laundry, gardening, or on a road-trip try tuning in to a podcast..
Q) How did the Columbia River Gorge end up with its own podcast?
Back in 2016 or so a group of local individuals, businesses, non-profits, and various other movers & shakers from Oregon and Washington were part of a Travel Oregon tourism workshop. Of the many issues discussed one in particular was, how can we better share the history and cultural heritage of the Gorge? The team tasked with answering that question included Amanda Lawrence, Founder of the popular Sense of Place Lectures and Colin Fogarty, an award winning radio journalist who had since moved on to become Executive Director of the Confluence Project and the idea of a podcast was born. They hired multimedia producer, Sarah Fox, to develop and produce the podcast and Hear in the Gorge released its first episode in December of 2016. Topics were originally based on Sense of Place lectures, and the podcast continues to seek out first-person stories that shed light on this place. Hear in the Gorge has been recognized by the Oregon Heritage Commission, the Hood River Cultural Trust, Portland Monthly Magazine, Huff Post, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. In retrospect, maybe it’s not surprising that the idea of a podcast came to the fore, it was a new and rapidly growing medium at the time; still for a bi-state, rural community to be so forward thinking and bold seems only further indication of the people and community that we have here in the Gorge.
Q) How do I listen to Hear in the Gorge?
There are a lot of different ways to listen to episodes of Hear in the Gorge – on podcast apps (via your phone or computer) or on our website. Subscribe to our show via your favorite podcast app and you’ll never miss an episode!