What is Wilderness?

We’re podcast fans over here. While we give a listen to a wide variety topics, we always get excited when we find a good outdoors-themed discussion. And we think this episode from Backstory is a winner. It tackles the concept of American “wilderness” — what does that mean today vs. what is has meant in centuries past? Can our modern notion of wilderness actually exist without the interference of man? Does “wilderness” have an inherent goodness? And what happens when people’s competing ideas of wilderness collide?

Backstory's historians and guests present this fascinating topic in a challenging, yet enlightening way. Give it a listen, and tell us what you think.