Bestselling Author & Conservationist
T. A. Barron Announces New Podcast

In the Media, Podcast, Press Release

Boulder, CO
September 12, 2022
T. A. Barron, the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Merlin Saga, is thrilled to announce his new podcast called Magic & Mountains: The T. A. Barron Podcast.

Launching October 3, Magic & Mountains delves into the agony and ecstasy of creative writing, the origins of Barron’s most beloved characters, nature’s wondrous power of transformation, and the inspiration of everyday heroes.

Throughout the first 12 episodes, Barron and his guests discuss everything from Celtic mythology and the origins of Merlin, to the necessity of combatting climate change and ensuring access to nature, to the power of every person to write their own life story.

“Storytelling is so much more than pen on paper,” said Barron. “It’s the common thread that unites us all, inviting us to share our experiences for a richer understanding of the world around us. My hope is that Magic & Mountains becomes a haven for those stories, a place where we can listen and learn from one another.”

The first season of Magic & Mountains features an impressive guest line-up, with guests ranging from the president of the World Wildlife Fund to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that aims to inspire Black connections and leadership in nature.

The podcast will be available free of charge and without ads on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and more. Learn more at

Barron is the author of more than 30 highly-acclaimed books, including The Merlin Saga, which is now being developed into a feature film by Disney, The Great Tree of Avalon trilogy, The Ancient One, The Hero’s Trail, and GIANT: The Unlikely Origins of Shim. He is also a passionate conservationist, speaking and writing on the importance of protecting our planet, helping environmental organizations, and supporting young people who are making a difference in their communities through his annual Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.