Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

 

In September's Rantcast, Michael Branch explores the possibilities and consequences of bringing back large predators from the Pleistocene, like saber tooth tigers and wooly mammoths, and introducing them into the American West, a concept called "Pleistocene rewilding."

Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada. They are posted at the beginning of each month at www.hcn.org.  You can subscribe to the podcast for free in iTunes, or through Feedburner if you use other podcast readers. Each month's rant is also available in written form.

Musical credits for Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering, licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Lorenzo's Music, for opening and closing track "We All Fall Down," The Tudor Consort, for "Jacobus Clemens non Papa,"  Kamila Kostur for "Inna,"  and the Illinois Brass Band,  for "Ritual Fire Dance"

Find more Rants from the Hill at hcn.org.

If you like this podcast, you might also enjoy West of 100, our mid-month podcast covering nature and culture in the American West. Available for free via iTunes and through Feedburner.

VC Bestor
VC Bestor
Sep 04, 2012 03:02 PM
I just wrote a novel about using rewilding for population sustainability. "Pax of Wildly Women" is probably not what you think; you can check it out on Amazon (appropriately!)
The Fanged Wilds and Women Program aims to inspire ordinary folk to identify with rewilding principles. I'd love any feedback.