Colorado Public Radio Announces ‘Terra Firma’ Podcast

Colorado Public Radio announced a new short-form podcast pairing reflections on nature with soundscapes gathered in wild places. Terra Firma will feature the stories of CMarie Furhman, a Colorado-born, Indigenous poet and writer, with outdoor sounds collected on public lands by sound recordist Jacob Job.

“I can’t wait for listeners to hear this beautiful and unusual podcast,” said Brad Turner, executive producer of CPR’s podcasting and creative audio unit, the Audio Innovations Studio. “CMarie and Jacob are both incredible artists whose work helps people feel a deeper connection to the outdoors and the natural world. I think listeners will find the episodes moving and thought-provoking.”

The episodes of Terra Firma are each 5-10 minutes long and are intended to provide listeners a brief escape into nature and mindfulness. The show’s goal is to make the restorative power of nature accessible to podcast listeners.

Each episode features reflection on nature from Fuhrman, whose writing is rooted in the landscape of the West. Fuhrman directs the poetry program and teaches nature writing at Western Colorado University, and she is the 2021-2023 Idaho Writer in Residence. She has spent her life in the mountains and shares her personal stories about elk, snow, birdsong and other aspects of the natural world in the podcast.

Accompanying Fuhrman’s voice and words are sounds gathered in nature by Dr. Jacob Job. Job is a conservationist, scientist and field recordist working to enhance conservation efforts by engaging the public on issues related to biodiversity, sustainability and land conservation and preservation using natural sound recordings, education and stewardship.

He is a National Geographic Explorer, project lead of “Sounds of Your Park”, and producer of Scientific American’s “National Park Nature Walks”. Job currently works as associate director of the Bird Genoscape Project, but spent most of his professional career as a member of at the Sound and Light Ecology Team at Colorado State University.

Terra Firma Podcast Network Signs with Podcast Ads Reps (PAR)

Contant Capital and Podcast Ad Reps (PAR) are pleased to announce an exclusive sales representation agreement for the Terra Firma Podcast Network, including faith-based talent label Converge Podcasts.

Acquired by Content Capital in December 2020, Terra Firma is an Austin, Texas-based audio production company with over a dozen podcasts on their roster. One of the studio’s specialities is working with young adult influencers to create hit podcasts like Have You Heard? With Emma Mae Jenkins, Heart of Dating With Kait Warman, and The Tim Hawkins Podcast. Terra Firma publishes and consults on audio content that is streamed nearly three million times monthly.

“Terra Firma is a key addition to our lineup of positive and uplifting content,” says PAR President Rick Selah, “and we’re excited to relieve them of the burden of monetization to allow them to focus on what they do best – create impactful family-safe content.”

“Since 2016 I have been involved in podcasting in a variety of capacities and each year brings massive new opportunity,” says Terra Firma President Casey Helmick. “As the medium gains stronger levels of trust with brand advertisers, there is increasing space for creators who want to develop content that both entertains and uplifts the listener. The Terra Firma team is looking forward to a long relationship with Podcast Ad Reps as we continue to grow brand safe content offerings reaching the ever important 25 to 45- year-old demographic through amplifying the voices of our quickly expanding talent network.”

“As Content Capital establishes a larger presence in the podcasting vertical, it’s critical that we build a strong foundation for our advertising sales program,” adds Content Capital CEO Clint Greenleaf. “PAR allows us to jump into the big-leagues with their industry leading model and relationships.”