Terra Firma is a podcast about the outdoors, the sounds of the natural world and our place in it. Each episode runs about 5-10 minutes and pairs reflections on nature with gorgeous soundscapes collected in wild places. Terra Firma unites stories and musings by CMarie Fuhrman, a Colorado-born, Indigenous poet and writer, with audio gathered by outdoor sound recordist Jacob Job.
- At sunset on the eve of her 50th birthday, CMarie hikes up a slickrock ridge with her dog Carhartt.
- Leaning against a ponderosa on a ridgeline, CMarie watches a storm roll in.
- Late at night, after a long day of emails and meetings, CMarie rides her horse into a frozen meadow under snowcapped peaks.
- CMarie listens to the wind over the lichens and reflects on the word "rawah," which her ancestors, the Ute, spoke: "wild place."
- Returning to the river to witness the annual kokanee salmon migration, CMarie starts to see the seasonal red of the fish everywhere.
- In the birthplace of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park, CMarie remembers an early-morning robin song from her childhood.
- On a trail thousands of years old, CMarie sits among the wildflowers near the South Fork Salmon River and watches a tractor cover a fifty-year-old logging road
- On a late afternoon in autumn, when the sun bends the shadows and gives a gold tip to the crowns of Doug fir and lodgepole, CMarie Fuhrman walks into the forest with her cello.
Who You Hear
- Host, Terra Firma
- Outdoor Sound Recordist, Terra Firma