Panoramic of Half Dome mountain in Yosemite with Glacier Point sign

Yosemite Area Podcasts

What is a podcast?

A podcast is an audio show (radio show) that you can listen to whenever you want. You don’t have to “tune in” at a certain time or station.

Who makes podcasts?

Anyone! From individuals to big media companies like NPR, PBS, and the New York Times. But the great thing about podcasts is that anyone can record them and put them out on the “airwaves.” You don’t need a big studio or tons of money. I started one podcast by recording it on my iphone in my closet (many podcasters start in the closet because the clothes muffle any echo, making it sound like a professional recording booth!)

How do I listen to podcasts?

There are many ways to listen to podcasts. Most mobile phones come with a podcast player already installed. iPhones come with Apple Podcasts and Androids come with Google Podcasts. You can also download other podcast players from your app store like Spotify, Pocketcast, or Castbox. If you have an Alexa device, you can ask Alexa to play a certain podcast! Most podcasts also have a way of playing episodes directly from their website. Here’s an example: The Baby Names Podcast.

What kind of shows are there?

Anything and everything! From true crime to news to parenting, crafting, drinking, history, writing, television shows, comic books, and interview shows. Just browse the shows by category in your podcast app or search for something that interests you. You can also use to search for shows.

How do I know when there’s a new episode?

That’s easy! For podcasts that you love and want to follow, just SUBSCRIBE to them (it’s free). That way when a new episode comes out, it’s automatically downloaded to your player. Once you find podcasts you love, you’ll start binging–just like with your favorite TV shows.

Okay, now what are some cool Yosemite Area podcasts?

Here are recommendations of some cool podcasts about Yosemite and the surrounding towns:

Across the Bridge – weekly happenings in the communities surrounding Yosemite National Park. Hosted by our own Kellie Flanagan and produced by Mariposa Public Radio KRYZ.

The Yosemite by John Muir (Audio Book)

Yosemite Voices (2013)

America’s National Parks Podcast

Yosemite Trip Planning – NPS (2013)

Yosemite Nature Notes (2013)

Parklandia the Podcast – A couple sells their Chicago home, buys an RV and lives on the road visiting National Parks.

Yosemite Can O’Peaches – Explore the trails of Yosemite with local experts as we share our can o peaches and the sweet rewards of Yosemite National Park.

Valley Public Radio Podcasts

Forever Fresno Podcast (2018)