Green Tunnel Podcast
The Green Tunnel is a podcast about the history of the Appalachian Trail and is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Episodes in Season One included an examination of the founding of the trail, one on the critical role that women have played in the history of the AT, another on the quirky history of trail food, and a look at the shelters and structures that have been built along the trail over time–just to name a few.
Many episodes contain rare, never before heard audio of people like Benton MacKaye, who dreamed up the whole idea of a multi-state long-distance hiking trail, and Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to thru hike the trail alone. But we also hear from hikers, volunteers, park rangers, and leaders in the trail community. Our show notes and social media will include rare photos from the first 100 years of the AT, most of them generously made available to us by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Green Tunnel is a production of R2 Studios(TM) at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
May 16, 2022