A Podcast About Nothing

You read it correctly. Nothing.

On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham take a breather from guests and take a walk around America these days.  Recent events have impacted Americans, no matter what we do for a living, where we live, or who we vote for.  A pandemic doesn't care and the protesters are taking on significant question about who we are as a country.  So, we talk about that and we talk about our favorite recent shows by our incredible ASPN hosts and what's coming up.  Not our usual fare.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.