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The Podcast for People Who Love Lake Superior


Want a Lake Superior experience anytime anywhere? NPLSF’s Lake Superior Podcast, now in its fourth season, offers an on-demand, inside look at the nature, culture, and history of our Great Lake and its five national parks.

In a dozen episodes each year, Hosts Walt Lindala and Frida Waara interview well-known Lake Superior scientists, historians, photographers, and musicians as well as Superintendents and other experts from our five national parks. They also dive deep into conversation with people that are locally famous, including longtime ship captain of the Ranger III, which takes visitors on the journey from Houghton Michigan to Isle Royale, and the leading preservationist for the legendary Rock of Ages Lighthouse.

Walt and Frida know their topic, serving the “voice” of the Upper Peninsula 200 dogsled race and countless other events. Frida grew up in downstate Michigan near a Finnish community in Wixom but has spent her adult life on Lake Superior. A veteran Upper Peninsula broadcaster, Walt grew up in Chassell, considering himself a "Copper Country" boy with deep roots in the mining and Finnish heritage of the Keweenaw. Together, Walt and Frida bring a passion for preserving what they call “the greatest of the Great Lakes.”

Season four of the podcast has just begun, with more great stories and new opportunities to join in:

We also encourage you to send us your ideas for future guests and topics. Email us at info@nplsf.org. Together, we can spread the joy and commitment to our big lake!


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About the NPLSF The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) exists to provide financial support for projects and programs that preserve the natural resources and cultural heritage of the five Lake Superior national parks: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Grand Portage National Monument, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Funded through grants and private donations, NPLSF projects and programs ensure that these great parks and historic sites are maintained for the enjoyment of all current and future visitors.

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