Wildish

From High Country News in collaboration with Alan Wartes Media, Wildish is a six-part podcast series that chronicles the complicated world of wild horse management in the Western United States. Wildish is meant to confound you. It does not offer a simple solution to one of the region’s most intractable natural resource conundrums. It is a serial on humans. You’ll hear from the activists who ache for freedom — for the wild horse to be wild — and from those who flinch at the mythology attached to the species. You’ll also get to know some of the well-meaning people inside the Bureau of Land Management, the agency stuck in the middle, faced with balancing the horse as a relic of the Wild West with its undeniable impacts on the modern Western landscape.

Wildish Podcast: The unsexy burro
Wildish Podcast: The unsexy burro
Episode Five: In Arizona, two incarcerated men rehabilitate wild donkeys for adoption.
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Wildish Podcast: Why wild horses pull on our heartstrings
Episode Two: A wild mustang’s spirit stirs human emotion, making the Bureau of Land Management seem callous.
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Wildish Podcast: Why helicopter gathers are so controversial
Episode Four: The risks inherent in the Bureau of Land Management’s ‘most humane’ method of wild horse removal.
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Wildish Podcast: Australia’s wild horse conundrum parallels the West’s
Episode Three: The ‘Brumbies’ are protected, but their abundance has degraded the land Down Under and sparked heated debate.
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Wildish Podcast: Wild horses in a not-so-wild West
Episode One: Is federal mustang management reaching a breaking point?
Wildish Podcast: When a horse goes ‘home’
Wildish Podcast: When a horse goes ‘home’
Episode Six: In Montana, two ranchers adopted ‘Delilah.’ They’re among the growing number of people actually getting paid to adopt wild horses and burros.
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