This podcast is a fortuitous interview recording with Stacia Reddish, who was the US Air Force Public Affairs officer in charge of the “NORAD Tracks Santa” program for five years. Stacia was responsible for getting Google involved with NORAD Tracks Santa and taking the program (which dates from the 1950s) to the next level with Google Earth, KML files, embedded YouTube videos, and more. Check out the podcast shownotes for links to the official NORAD Tracks Santa website, YouTube channel, and more. I interviewed Stacia at Camp Alexander, Colorado, when we were both there for the closing campfire of our boys’ summer camp experience.
- Update 24 Dec 2014: Google’s New Santa Tracker website
- Official NORAD Tracks Santa website (active December 1st)
- Track Santa in Google Earth (active December 1st)
- NORAD Tracks Santa Official YouTube Channel
- NORAD Tracks Santa Wikipedia article
- NORAD’s Information Page about NORAD Tracks Santa
- NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 Trailer (YouTube)
- NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 Trailer (YouTube)
- Google Earth
- Camp Alexander, Colorado
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