Amy Martin is the founder and executive producer of Threshold, a podcast and public radio program. Each season, Threshold takes a deep dive into one story of pivotal change in the natural world. Founded in 2016, Threshold has earned some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Overseas Press Club, and more.
The first season of Threshold told the story of the near-extinction and ongoing restoration of the American bison. Season two took listeners to all eight countries of the Arctic to learn about climate change through the eyes of people who live in the polar north. Season three investigated the battle over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 2020, Martin also launched a new series, Threshold Conversations, featuring interviews with environmental thought leaders like J. Drew Lanham, Peggy Shepard, and Bill McKibben.
Prior to founding Threshold, Martin’s stories were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PRI’s The World, Here and Now, and other national outlets. She has also been invited to present her work at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, TEDx at the University of Montana, and at universities around the country. In 2016, she was selected for the Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Martin was raised on an Iowa farm and has lived in Missoula, Montana, since 1999.