HumaNature

Wyoming Public Media

HumaNature explores where humans and our habitat meet. You'll hear real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world.

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Climate change is all over the news, from burning forests to melting ice sheets. But it can seem like a big, abstract problem. Writer Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source. It’s a story from our archives that’s […]

Sep 23

24 min

As summer wanes, we’re reaching into the archives for a story about a classic summer activity: a leisurely river float. At least, that’s what it was supposed to be. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for.      Bambi Meets Godzilla   Music Rollin at 5 […]

Aug 26

17 min

While we work on new stories for this fall, here’s a summer favorite from 2019. Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship.         align=”aligncenter”     […]

Aug 5

22 min

South Africans Chris Diedericks and Anna Calitz wanted to go on a romantic getaway, but their adventure broke down before it even began.             Music Blue Dot Sessions

Jul 8

23 min

Juan Martinez grew up in South Central L.A. in the early nineties. He was struggling to find his way until he traded detention for a pack of jalapeño seeds. Those led him all the way to the stars.       Juan at Yosemite National Park with Fresh Tracks with the Aspen Institute   Juan […]

Jun 24

11 min

Boyd Varty lives on a game reserve in South Africa near Kruger National Park. After his family began returning the land to its wild state, it awakened something wild in him, too.       Photography by Amanda Ritchie     Connect with Boyd Varty: Website | https://boydvarty.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/boyd_varty/ Find out more about Londolozi Website […]

Jun 10

21 min

After cycling across America, Taylor Thibodeau had a lifetime of adventures ahead of him…until a mysterious illness cut that short. Then he decided to adventure anyway.         Photos from their trip across America     Music Blue Dot Sessions    

May 21

18 min

Morley Nelson delighted in watching raptors in aerial combat as they fought over nesting sites. And he made it his life’s mission to protect the part of Idaho’s Snake River with the highest nesting density of birds of prey in North America. This time, we’re bringing you a story from the new podcast Common Land […]

May 6

31 min

It’s springtime and Earth Day! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are five stories to help you get outside while you’re stuck at home.       Learn more about Nate Summers’ book, Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free. Find out more about Ellen Prager’s […]

Apr 22

28 min

Michael Benanav studies nomadic people as a writer and photographer. So when he was invited to accompany the Van Gujjar of northern India on their annual migration with their water buffalo, he jumped at the chance. Turned out, they wanted a journalist along that year for reasons he hadn’t expected.           […]

Apr 8

32 min

When Tarik Moore became an Outdoor Afro leader, the first hike he planned wasn’t a traditional one. He took his group down city streets to commemorate Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue bombing.     Listen to Tarik’s episode The Summit.   Header image: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Temple University Urban Archives   Music Ketsa  

Mar 25

8 min

Cindy Ross wanted to keep pursuing her long-distance hiking passion after she had kids. But she didn’t know how to make that happen. Then a chance encounter with a llama breeder opened the path to the Continental Divide Trail.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Mar 11

12 min

Brandon Kuehn survived the Iraq War. But after he got home, he struggled with nightmares and addiction. Then he found trail running…and the Pacific Crest Trail.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HumaNaturePodcast.     […]

Feb 26

20 min

Christopher McDougall is famous for starting the barefoot running craze with his book ‘Born to Run.’ And now he has an unusual new running partner⁠—a donkey named Sherman.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook […]

Feb 12

32 min

We have a snazzy new t-shirt design for you. But it isn’t without a little controversy.   Support This Podcast If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HumaNaturePodcast. Music Blue Dot Sessions

Feb 5

5 min

Tarik Moore always enjoyed nature. So when he found an outdoorsy community, it led to new adventures—like becoming a member of the first all-Black American team to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.         Go here to learn more about Outdoor Afro   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jan 29

21 min

When Wendy Hellowell’s son Oliver was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She realized the two of them would face enormous challenges. But they got help from a little faith and a camera.       Oliver Hellowell’s website     Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jan 15

17 min

We’re taking a little break for the holidays, so we have a special treat for you from down under. The Australian podcast Brain on Nature tells the story of how going into nature helped a woman recover from a traumatic brain injury. We hope you love the show as much as we do!     […]

Dec 2019

50 min

As you feast on podcasts during the holidays, here’s a second helping of an old favorite. Aubrey Bertram traveled to East Asia to help animals that had been abused by humans. But a harrowing experience taught her that good intentions might not be enough.           Music Namaste by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons […]

Nov 2019

20 min

Fisher Neal was a struggling actor in New York City. So he turned to his old hunting skills for a side job extremely off-Broadway.         Fisher’s Instagram   Header image by Nicholas A. Tonelli via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/  Music Blue Dot Sessions Ketsa    

Nov 2019

15 min

A burned-bare house. A pervy spirit. The ghost of Schafer Meadows. A haunted woman. It’s our annual Halloween episode—keep your friends close and your lights on as we find the place that’s not quite human or all the way natural.       The house where Eric Krszjzaniek and Lisa Lucas lived with the ghost […]

Oct 2019

38 min

Jeff Osgood and his friend Anthony just wanted to go on a winter hiking trip in the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York. But after a series of mishaps, their adventure took a strange turn with the discovery of a mysterious VHS cassette tape.     Photos courtsey Jeff Osgood   Music Blue Dot Sessions […]

Oct 2019

23 min

Josh Patterson loved taking photographs of rare finds in the Mojave Desert. But on one trip, things didn’t go as planned.     Photos by Josh Patterson   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Sep 2019

18 min

Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy.         Music Blue Dot Sessions

Sep 2019

31 min

HumaNature returns on September 11 with a new season of stories where humans and our habitat meet.     Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Sep 2019

3 min

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there – plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. This episode from Threshold asks what happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate […]

Aug 2019

28 min

For her final episode as the host of HumaNature, Caroline has chosen an old favorite. Brian Corliss just wanted to quench his thirst. But on a snowmobile outing, he grabbed the wrong bottle.     *Disclaimer: The actions taken in this story do not constitute medical advice. In the case of poisoning, call Poison Control […]

Aug 2019

23 min

Curt Meyer was looking for adventure, so he took a job aboard a Japanese fishing trawler on the Bering Sea. But when a storm hit, the lack of a shared language kept him in the dark as things turned deadly.           Music Blue Dot Sessions   Header Image: Crew and Officers […]

Jul 2019

19 min

Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship.       align=”aligncenter”       Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jul 2019

24 min

An encore presentation of our 2019 PMJA Best Station Podcast award-winner. Felicia Friesema and Steve Julian had a “miracle relationship.” They carved out an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles. But then they found themselves facing one of the most fundamental aspects of nature: death.       Music Credits Pony by Gillicuddy is […]

Jun 2019

54 min

Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people through her writing. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source.         Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jun 2019

26 min

Travis Kauffman went for a trail run near his home in Colorado. But an unexpected run-in almost turned him into trail mix. Then the internet got involved.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

May 2019

20 min

It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories.     This episode’s storytellers: Matthew Manguso, Dale Dunn, Tara Pappas, Faye Fulton   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

May 2019

40 min

When she became a mom, Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh went from full speed ahead to a full stop. But then she found a place that showed her stillness is okay.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Apr 2019

19 min

In 2016, a team of undercover investigators infiltrated an international ivory-smuggling ring. It all began with a sea cucumber trader in Zanzibar.   To read the Environmental Investigation Agency report on the Shuidong Connection, click here.         Music Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 2019

24 min

For this special two-part story, the Australian podcast Off Track takes us across the globe to the coast of Tasmania and back in time to 1973 for a story of survival and loss.      Listen to Part 2       Cover image by Alan Levine via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/      

Mar 2019

31 min

For this special two-part story, the Australian podcast Off Track takes us across the globe to the coast of Tasmania and back in time to 1973 for a story of survival and loss.     Listen to Part 1       Cover image by Alan Levine via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/    

Mar 2019

31 min

Sergio Avila Villegas always loved big cats. But his faith in his scientific research was shaken when he discovered its true cost.       Music Sleepwalker III by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License  

Feb 2019

16 min

Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test.         The hike to Mount Whitney   Music Beautiful Rain by Ketsa Wilson’s Snipe by Chad Crouch is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License One Last Sunset by Alan Singley is licensed under […]

Feb 2019

18 min

Monty Hudson wanted his daughter, Siena, to have a good time on her first backpacking trip. But things didn’t go according to plan.             Music The Frequency Shift by Ars Sonor is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike License Scenery by Kai Engel is licensed under a Attribution License The Envelope […]

Jan 2019

18 min

Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety.       The first trip with the Yangtze and Mississippi River flags in 2013   The second trip to Mount Everest on the Nepal side of the Himalayas in 2016   Music Departures by […]

Jan 2019

25 min

Gayle Woodsum finally found a safe place in the remote Rocky Mountains. But when an oil rig moved in, she wondered how safe it was after all.         Music What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let’s Watch Jason X by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Warm Feeling by Borrtex is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License Evolving Plans […]

Dec 2018

26 min

While we’re putting the finishing touches on a great new release, here’s a rescored episode from Season 1. Patrick Dobson was stuck in his life, so he decided to take a trip by canoe from Montana to Missouri. Only he had never canoed before.   Patrick’s Trip Down the Missouri River   Music Ketsa

Nov 2018

21 min

Marty Edwards wanted to go on a fun trip with his girlfriend. But Mother Nature had other plans.         Music Credits A Vital Piece of Music for All Your Soundtrack Needs by Steve Combs is licensed under an Attribution License March of the Spoons by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons: By […]

Nov 2018

34 min

A haunted shop. An interview with spirits. A protective force field. It’s the time of year when the shadows lengthen and we bring you stories that aren’t quite natural and aren’t all the way human.   Erin and Caroline interviewing spirits with copper dowsing rods.    Music Credits Deep Space by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons […]

Oct 2018

25 min

Miho Aida wanted to tell unheard stories about the outdoors. So she set out on a bicycle to promote her documentary about the people who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But when she encountered a different point of view, she found she had to listen, too.          Music Credits Boop […]

Oct 2018

15 min

Here’s a re-scored episode from Season 1. Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.     Music Credits Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Oct 2018

14 min

In 2012, 30 wolves and wolf-dogs were living at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary in northern Colorado. But one sunny June morning, a massive wildfire closed in on their mountain home. The HumaNature team at W.O.L.F Sanctuary   The wolves in our episode   The High Park Fire     Music Credits The Ascent by A. A. Aalto is […]

Sep 2018

29 min

To Alua Arthur, life made no sense. But then she began to make sense of death. This is Part 3 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1 or Part 2, go back and listen.   Further Discovery Myth: Demeter and Persephone La Llorona […]

Sep 2018

22 min

If creative and destructive forces are linked, what does this say about artists, or mothers, or god? This is Part 2 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1, go back and listen. In that part, we learned that black holes create galaxies. And […]

Sep 2018

11 min

Climate change is all over the news, from burning forests to melting ice sheets. But it can seem like a big, abstract problem. Writer Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source. It’s a story from our archives that’s […]

Sep 23

24 min

As summer wanes, we’re reaching into the archives for a story about a classic summer activity: a leisurely river float. At least, that’s what it was supposed to be. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for.      Bambi Meets Godzilla   Music Rollin at 5 […]

Aug 26

17 min

While we work on new stories for this fall, here’s a summer favorite from 2019. Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship.         align=”aligncenter”     […]

Aug 5

22 min

South Africans Chris Diedericks and Anna Calitz wanted to go on a romantic getaway, but their adventure broke down before it even began.             Music Blue Dot Sessions

Jul 8

23 min

Juan Martinez grew up in South Central L.A. in the early nineties. He was struggling to find his way until he traded detention for a pack of jalapeño seeds. Those led him all the way to the stars.       Juan at Yosemite National Park with Fresh Tracks with the Aspen Institute   Juan […]

Jun 24

11 min

Boyd Varty lives on a game reserve in South Africa near Kruger National Park. After his family began returning the land to its wild state, it awakened something wild in him, too.       Photography by Amanda Ritchie     Connect with Boyd Varty: Website | https://boydvarty.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/boyd_varty/ Find out more about Londolozi Website […]

Jun 10

21 min

After cycling across America, Taylor Thibodeau had a lifetime of adventures ahead of him…until a mysterious illness cut that short. Then he decided to adventure anyway.         Photos from their trip across America     Music Blue Dot Sessions    

May 21

18 min

Morley Nelson delighted in watching raptors in aerial combat as they fought over nesting sites. And he made it his life’s mission to protect the part of Idaho’s Snake River with the highest nesting density of birds of prey in North America. This time, we’re bringing you a story from the new podcast Common Land […]

May 6

31 min

It’s springtime and Earth Day! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are five stories to help you get outside while you’re stuck at home.       Learn more about Nate Summers’ book, Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free. Find out more about Ellen Prager’s […]

Apr 22

28 min

Michael Benanav studies nomadic people as a writer and photographer. So when he was invited to accompany the Van Gujjar of northern India on their annual migration with their water buffalo, he jumped at the chance. Turned out, they wanted a journalist along that year for reasons he hadn’t expected.           […]

Apr 8

32 min

When Tarik Moore became an Outdoor Afro leader, the first hike he planned wasn’t a traditional one. He took his group down city streets to commemorate Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue bombing.     Listen to Tarik’s episode The Summit.   Header image: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Temple University Urban Archives   Music Ketsa  

Mar 25

8 min

Cindy Ross wanted to keep pursuing her long-distance hiking passion after she had kids. But she didn’t know how to make that happen. Then a chance encounter with a llama breeder opened the path to the Continental Divide Trail.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Mar 11

12 min

Brandon Kuehn survived the Iraq War. But after he got home, he struggled with nightmares and addiction. Then he found trail running…and the Pacific Crest Trail.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HumaNaturePodcast.     […]

Feb 26

20 min

Christopher McDougall is famous for starting the barefoot running craze with his book ‘Born to Run.’ And now he has an unusual new running partner⁠—a donkey named Sherman.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook […]

Feb 12

32 min

We have a snazzy new t-shirt design for you. But it isn’t without a little controversy.   Support This Podcast If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/HumaNaturePod, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/humanaturepodcast, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HumaNaturePodcast. Music Blue Dot Sessions

Feb 5

5 min

Tarik Moore always enjoyed nature. So when he found an outdoorsy community, it led to new adventures—like becoming a member of the first all-Black American team to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.         Go here to learn more about Outdoor Afro   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jan 29

21 min

When Wendy Hellowell’s son Oliver was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She realized the two of them would face enormous challenges. But they got help from a little faith and a camera.       Oliver Hellowell’s website     Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jan 15

17 min

We’re taking a little break for the holidays, so we have a special treat for you from down under. The Australian podcast Brain on Nature tells the story of how going into nature helped a woman recover from a traumatic brain injury. We hope you love the show as much as we do!     […]

Dec 2019

50 min

As you feast on podcasts during the holidays, here’s a second helping of an old favorite. Aubrey Bertram traveled to East Asia to help animals that had been abused by humans. But a harrowing experience taught her that good intentions might not be enough.           Music Namaste by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons […]

Nov 2019

20 min

Fisher Neal was a struggling actor in New York City. So he turned to his old hunting skills for a side job extremely off-Broadway.         Fisher’s Instagram   Header image by Nicholas A. Tonelli via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/  Music Blue Dot Sessions Ketsa    

Nov 2019

15 min

A burned-bare house. A pervy spirit. The ghost of Schafer Meadows. A haunted woman. It’s our annual Halloween episode—keep your friends close and your lights on as we find the place that’s not quite human or all the way natural.       The house where Eric Krszjzaniek and Lisa Lucas lived with the ghost […]

Oct 2019

38 min

Jeff Osgood and his friend Anthony just wanted to go on a winter hiking trip in the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York. But after a series of mishaps, their adventure took a strange turn with the discovery of a mysterious VHS cassette tape.     Photos courtsey Jeff Osgood   Music Blue Dot Sessions […]

Oct 2019

23 min

Josh Patterson loved taking photographs of rare finds in the Mojave Desert. But on one trip, things didn’t go as planned.     Photos by Josh Patterson   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Sep 2019

18 min

Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy.         Music Blue Dot Sessions

Sep 2019

31 min

HumaNature returns on September 11 with a new season of stories where humans and our habitat meet.     Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Sep 2019

3 min

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there – plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. This episode from Threshold asks what happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate […]

Aug 2019

28 min

For her final episode as the host of HumaNature, Caroline has chosen an old favorite. Brian Corliss just wanted to quench his thirst. But on a snowmobile outing, he grabbed the wrong bottle.     *Disclaimer: The actions taken in this story do not constitute medical advice. In the case of poisoning, call Poison Control […]

Aug 2019

23 min

Curt Meyer was looking for adventure, so he took a job aboard a Japanese fishing trawler on the Bering Sea. But when a storm hit, the lack of a shared language kept him in the dark as things turned deadly.           Music Blue Dot Sessions   Header Image: Crew and Officers […]

Jul 2019

19 min

Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship.       align=”aligncenter”       Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jul 2019

24 min

An encore presentation of our 2019 PMJA Best Station Podcast award-winner. Felicia Friesema and Steve Julian had a “miracle relationship.” They carved out an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles. But then they found themselves facing one of the most fundamental aspects of nature: death.       Music Credits Pony by Gillicuddy is […]

Jun 2019

54 min

Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people through her writing. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source.         Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Jun 2019

26 min

Travis Kauffman went for a trail run near his home in Colorado. But an unexpected run-in almost turned him into trail mix. Then the internet got involved.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

May 2019

20 min

It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories.     This episode’s storytellers: Matthew Manguso, Dale Dunn, Tara Pappas, Faye Fulton   Music Blue Dot Sessions  

May 2019

40 min

When she became a mom, Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh went from full speed ahead to a full stop. But then she found a place that showed her stillness is okay.           Music Blue Dot Sessions  

Apr 2019

19 min

In 2016, a team of undercover investigators infiltrated an international ivory-smuggling ring. It all began with a sea cucumber trader in Zanzibar.   To read the Environmental Investigation Agency report on the Shuidong Connection, click here.         Music Blue Dot Sessions

Apr 2019

24 min

For this special two-part story, the Australian podcast Off Track takes us across the globe to the coast of Tasmania and back in time to 1973 for a story of survival and loss.      Listen to Part 2       Cover image by Alan Levine via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/      

Mar 2019

31 min

For this special two-part story, the Australian podcast Off Track takes us across the globe to the coast of Tasmania and back in time to 1973 for a story of survival and loss.     Listen to Part 1       Cover image by Alan Levine via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/    

Mar 2019

31 min

Sergio Avila Villegas always loved big cats. But his faith in his scientific research was shaken when he discovered its true cost.       Music Sleepwalker III by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License  

Feb 2019

16 min

Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test.         The hike to Mount Whitney   Music Beautiful Rain by Ketsa Wilson’s Snipe by Chad Crouch is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License One Last Sunset by Alan Singley is licensed under […]

Feb 2019

18 min

Monty Hudson wanted his daughter, Siena, to have a good time on her first backpacking trip. But things didn’t go according to plan.             Music The Frequency Shift by Ars Sonor is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike License Scenery by Kai Engel is licensed under a Attribution License The Envelope […]

Jan 2019

18 min

Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety.       The first trip with the Yangtze and Mississippi River flags in 2013   The second trip to Mount Everest on the Nepal side of the Himalayas in 2016   Music Departures by […]

Jan 2019

25 min

Gayle Woodsum finally found a safe place in the remote Rocky Mountains. But when an oil rig moved in, she wondered how safe it was after all.         Music What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let’s Watch Jason X by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Warm Feeling by Borrtex is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License Evolving Plans […]

Dec 2018

26 min

While we’re putting the finishing touches on a great new release, here’s a rescored episode from Season 1. Patrick Dobson was stuck in his life, so he decided to take a trip by canoe from Montana to Missouri. Only he had never canoed before.   Patrick’s Trip Down the Missouri River   Music Ketsa

Nov 2018

21 min

Marty Edwards wanted to go on a fun trip with his girlfriend. But Mother Nature had other plans.         Music Credits A Vital Piece of Music for All Your Soundtrack Needs by Steve Combs is licensed under an Attribution License March of the Spoons by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons: By […]

Nov 2018

34 min

A haunted shop. An interview with spirits. A protective force field. It’s the time of year when the shadows lengthen and we bring you stories that aren’t quite natural and aren’t all the way human.   Erin and Caroline interviewing spirits with copper dowsing rods.    Music Credits Deep Space by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons […]

Oct 2018

25 min

Miho Aida wanted to tell unheard stories about the outdoors. So she set out on a bicycle to promote her documentary about the people who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But when she encountered a different point of view, she found she had to listen, too.          Music Credits Boop […]

Oct 2018

15 min

Here’s a re-scored episode from Season 1. Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.     Music Credits Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Oct 2018

14 min

In 2012, 30 wolves and wolf-dogs were living at W.O.L.F. Sanctuary in northern Colorado. But one sunny June morning, a massive wildfire closed in on their mountain home. The HumaNature team at W.O.L.F Sanctuary   The wolves in our episode   The High Park Fire     Music Credits The Ascent by A. A. Aalto is […]

Sep 2018

29 min

To Alua Arthur, life made no sense. But then she began to make sense of death. This is Part 3 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1 or Part 2, go back and listen.   Further Discovery Myth: Demeter and Persephone La Llorona […]

Sep 2018

22 min

If creative and destructive forces are linked, what does this say about artists, or mothers, or god? This is Part 2 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1, go back and listen. In that part, we learned that black holes create galaxies. And […]

Sep 2018

11 min

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