ASPN's Best of 2018

Some highlights from ASPN's first few months on the air!

On this special New Year's Eve episode of the American Shoreline Podcast, we look back at some of the memorable moments captured during 2018, ASPN's first (partial) year. Thank you to the thousands of listeners who have helped make Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network come to life. We look forward to 2019 and tons more great shows coming your way!

ASP | Endless Summer Show (2:33) ASP | Robert Jones of the State of Fisheries (7:11) Sea Change | Tim Dillingham (13:19) Beach Shack | Carrie Johnson (20:32) Local Control | Dennis Stahl (27:07) Sea Change | Her Chesapeake (37:27) ASP | Michael Poff (42:08) ASP | ASBPA Round Table Excerpt (51:47) Next Swell | Shaun Tompson (1:00:00)

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.