More about the Wildfire podcast

What can the devastating and controversial 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire in Oregon tell us about the past, present, and future of wildfires in North America? On September 2, 2017 a 15-year-old boy tossed a firecracker into Eagle Creek Canyon igniting a blaze that burnt nearly 49,000 acres over three months with a cost—of firefighting and disruption to the local economy—estimated at $40 million. Oregon locals directly affected by the fire, podcast hosts Graham Zimmerman and Jim Aikman explore the intricacies of the Eagle Creek fire and lead a journey through a diverse range of perspectives on the history of wildfires, the increase of fires in recent years, and what the future may hold for fire season in North America.

The Team

Graham Zimmerman

Graham Zimmerman is a multi-disciplined expert who excels in the wild corners of the world, having climbed new routes in the Pakistani Karakoram, shot films on the volcanoes of the Atacama desert, and run complex logistics in the wilds of Ethiopia.

Jim Aikman

Jim Aikman is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director living in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in outdoor adventure films, character driven documentaries and commercial video.

Evan Phillips

Evan Phillips is an award-winning songwriter and podcast producer from Anchorage, Alaska. Phillips is the creator and producer of The Firn Line, a podcast about the lives of mountain climbers, which Outside Magazine calls "the best adventure podcast you should be listening to."