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Under the Texas Sky Podcast Starts New Season April 1

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AUSTIN— We’re not fooling around when we tell you April 1 marks the beginning of the second season of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s podcast, Under the Texas Sky. The podcast brings the great outdoors to listeners through the experiences of everyday people, as well as experts inside and outside of the agency.

Episodes this season feature a tutorial on turkey calling for the spring, women in conservation (including a game warden and U.S. park ranger), an update on horned lizard restoration efforts, tips on fueling bodies for outdoor adventure, choosing the right outdoor footwear for any outdoor excursion and more.

In addition to going weekly, executive producer Cecilia Nasti says there’s something new this season for listeners to look forward to. This season introduces Under the Texas Sky: The Wanderlist, a collaboration with Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine and editor Louie Bond. These twice-a-month Wanderlists introduce listeners to new places to go and things to see in Texas.

“I was looking for a way for Under the Texas Sky to collaborate with the magazine, and Wanderlist seemed like the perfect choice,” said Nasti. “Wanderlist has been my personal go-to when planning outdoor getaways and taking it from print to podcast seemed like a winner.”

Once a month, listeners can participate in TPWD social media posts about upcoming episodes and ask questions about select topics, then listen for answers on the following week’s podcast.

The first podcast episode of the new season is a Wanderlist with Louie Bond and associate producer Randall Maxwell. They talk about spring in bloom. Maxwell also has Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, answer listeners’ wildflower questions submitted via TPWD’s Instagram account @TexasParksWildlife.

Stream or download the podcast at underthetexassky.org, or find it on popular podcast platforms.