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Bonus Episode: Tipping Point
Aug 5 • 21 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…
81: The Ghost Of Africa
Jul 8 • 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
80: Starstruck
Jun 24 • 10 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…
79: The Feeling Of Being Alive
Jun 10 • 20 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 |…
78: Biking On Empty
May 21 • 16 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
77: Morley’s Vision
May 6 • 30 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,…
76: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind II
Apr 22 • 27 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.…
75: Trying To Get Home
Apr 8 • 31 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…
Bonus Episode: Hiking Through History
Mar 25 • 7 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…
74: Does A Kid Poop In The Woods?
Mar 11 • 11 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
73: Not Healed, But Healing
Feb 26 • 19 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…
72: Everyone Needs A Purpose
Feb 12 • 31 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…
Bonus: Moose Surprise
Feb 5 • 4 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…
71: The Summit
Jan 29 • 20 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
70: Through Oliver’s Eyes
Jan 15 • 16 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
69: Brain On Nature
Dec 11, 2019 • 49 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…
Bonus Episode: Why Elephants Never Forget
Nov 27, 2019 • 19 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.…
68: All The World’s A Deer Stand
Nov 13, 2019 • 14 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…
67: The In-Between III
Oct 30, 2019 • 37 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…
66: The Secret Of The Adirondack Lean-tos
Oct 9, 2019 • 22 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…
65: Deserted
Sep 25, 2019 • 17 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
64: Migrations
Sep 11, 2019 • 30 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…
Season 5 Preview
Sep 4, 2019 • 2 min
HumaNature returns on September 11 with a new season of stories where humans and our habitat meet. Music Blue Dot Sessions
63: Impermafrost
Aug 21, 2019 • 27 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…
Bonus Episode: Time Bomb
Aug 7, 2019 • 22 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…
62: Lost Bearings
Jul 24, 2019 • 18 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…
61: Tipping Point
Jul 10, 2019 • 23 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
Bonus Episode: Carbon And Dust
Jun 18, 2019 • 53 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…
60: The Source
Jun 5, 2019 • 25 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
59: Vicious And Viral
May 15, 2019 • 19 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
58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind
May 1, 2019 • 39 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
57: Forest Bathing
Apr 17, 2019 • 18 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
56: The Shuidong Connection
Apr 3, 2019 • 23 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…
55 Part 1: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star
Mar 13, 2019 • 30 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…
55 Part 2: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star
Mar 13, 2019 • 30 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…
54: A Life For Science
Feb 27, 2019 • 15 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
53: We’re Thru-(Hike)
Feb 13, 2019 • 17 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…
52: A Positive Experience!
Jan 23, 2019 • 17 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…
51: The Water At The Roof Of The World
Jan 9, 2019 • 24 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…
50: Witness
Dec 12, 2018 • 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…
Bonus Episode: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe
Nov 28, 2018 • 20 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…
49: Murphy’s Law
Nov 14, 2018 • 33 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…
48: The In-Between II
Oct 31, 2018 • 24 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…
47: Protector
Oct 16, 2018 • 14 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…
Bonus Episode: Catch And Release
Oct 3, 2018 • 14 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…
46: Sanctuary
Sep 20, 2018 • 28 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…
The Event Horizon Part 3: Death
Sep 6, 2018 • 21 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…
The Event Horizon Part 2: Creativity
Sep 6, 2018 • 10 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…
The Event Horizon Part 1: Black Hole
Sep 6, 2018 • 10 min
This is the first part of a three-part series on creation and destruction. Black holes are the most destructive force in the universe. But what if they’re also creative? An event horizon is the point of no return at the border of a black hole. In this…
Bonus Episode: Through The Keyhole
Jul 25, 2018 • 22 min
An encore presentation of our 2018 PMJA Best Station Podcast award-winner. Tyler Dunning went into the wild to distract himself from his grief…but ended up coming face to face with it instead. Music by Kai Engel is licensed under an Attribution License.…
45: Remembering How To Be Human
Jul 11, 2018 • 14 min
After almost a decade making art in New York City, Stephanie Housley craved being closer to nature, her source of inspiration. So she moved to Bondurant, Wyoming – population 93. The Western-inspired designs of Coral & Tusk. The Coral & Tusk staff retreat…
44: The Elephant Guardian
Jun 20, 2018 • 6 min
When Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua saw wild animals suffering from drought, he decided it was his responsibility to bring them water.
Bonus Episode: Hoofprints On The Heart
Jun 6, 2018 • 21 min
Here’s a re-scored take on one of our all-time favorite episodes. It’s the story of a love that spans continents. Jon Dunham set out on the longest, toughest walk of his life. But along the way, he met someone who helped carry the weight. Music Credits…
43: Dogs On A Plane
May 23, 2018 • 16 min
When Paul Steklenski got his pilot’s license, he didn’t just want to fly to lunch. Instead, he flew to the pound. Just a tiny selection of adorable photos with Paul’s furry passengers. Music Credits High Valley (ID 395) by Lobo Loco is licensed under a…
42: Out Of The Frying Pan
May 9, 2018 • 15 min
Cheryl and Greg left Portland, Oregon, one hot summer for the cool of the mountains. But that put them out of the frying pan and into the fire. Music Credits The last ones by Jahzzar is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License…
41: Carbon And Dust
Apr 25, 2018 • 51 min
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. Click here to see a map of where Steve’s…
40: Her Legacy
Apr 11, 2018 • 29 min
This episode is about what we do that leaves a mark: the visible impact we leave behind on the country we live in and the countries we visit. Another podcast we admire, She Explores, takes us to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Listen to more…
39: Junk
Mar 28, 2018 • 30 min
Marcus Eriksen wanted to draw attention to a problem no one could see. So he sailed into the middle of it. Learn more about Marcus’ conservation work here: 5Gyres Leap Lab Source: ReuseThisBag.com Music Credits Red Shore by Artem Bemba is licensed under a…
38: The Hunt
Mar 14, 2018 • 37 min
Jessi Johnson is a modern-day Artemis. But the perfect shot led her on a heartbreaking odyssey. Learn more about Jessi’s conservation work here: artemis.nwf.org wyomingwildlife.org Music Credits Heliograph by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a…
37: Crispy Crickets, Not Your Spin Instructor’s Paleo
Feb 28, 2018 • 19 min
The paleo diet aims to take nutrition back to the basics—to the way Paleolithic people ate. But prehistoric people didn’t eat boneless chicken breasts and pre-washed baby spring mix. Tory Taylor set out to discover what folks really ate thousands of years…
Extra: Hurricane Of The Heart
Feb 14, 2018 • 9 min
It was 2012. Caroline was in love. But then heartbreak washed over her, like the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. These photos are all from the night Sandy hit, taken in the middle of 6th Avenue right after lower Manhattan lost power. No traffic, no…
36: The Oregon Trailblazer
Feb 7, 2018 • 29 min
In 2011, Rinker Buck crossed the Oregon Trail — yes, that Oregon Trail — in a covered wagon pulled by a team of mules. He traveled with his brother Nick and a Jack Russell Terrier named Olive Oyl. The journey forced Rinker to confront his greatest fear.
Extra: “What Is Grain Alcohol, And Where Can I Get Some?”
Feb 5, 2018 • 7 min
As we discovered in Episode 35, sometimes grain alcohol is the solution, not the problem. For Sandra Jones, it was a bit of both. Photo by Liz West via Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
35: Time Bomb
Jan 24, 2018 • 23 min
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 at (800) 222-1222. Music…
Extra: “Watch Out For the Damn Horny Toads!” And Other Thoughts On Not Having Enough
Jan 19, 2018 • 6 min
In 2017, the Great American Eclipse drew thousands of spectators to otherwise wild and desolate spots in Wyoming. For writer Liberty Lausterer, this was a cause for concern.
34: The Law Of Gravity
Jan 10, 2018 • 22 min
Bruce Smith was on a routine helicopter flight in the remote Wind River Mountains. But what goes up must come down…one way or another. Music Credits I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a…
33: Ten Steps
Dec 20, 2017 • 30 min
On December 22, 2016, Karen Klein got trapped in a snowstorm near the Grand Canyon. But she pushed through it to save her family. Music Credits Celeste by Alex Fitch is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Fluidscape by…
32: Trash Bandits And Border Collies
Dec 6, 2017 • 15 min
Maggie had it all: a fine house, a loving family, and a big yard. But she threw it all away for adventure. And when things got bad, she had to use her wits. Screen grabs from the camera footage of Maggie getting into the University of Wyoming Raccoon…
Bonus Episode: It’s All Downwind From Here
Nov 22, 2017 • 17 min
For your Thanksgiving podcast binge, here’s a second helping of an older episode. Sophie May grew up in Alaska, spending lots of time outside. But when it came time to explore the wilderness as an adult, she found out she had more to learn. Bear spray…
31: Why Elephants Never Forget
Nov 8, 2017 • 18 min
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 Credits Namaste by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution…
30: The In-Between
Oct 25, 2017 • 33 min
A possessed basement. A magic mirror. A shop of spirits. Mysterious lights where they don’t belong. Gather around the campfire as we open the portal to a place that isn’t quite human or all the way natural. Our storytellers are Brian Profaizer, Trish…
29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation
Oct 11, 2017 • 16 min
Linda McGurk wanted her children to love the outdoors, just like she did as a little girl in Sweden. But when she moved to the U.S., she found out it wasn’t quite that simple. Linda’s children’s adventures in the outdoors Music Credits Comfortable Mystery…
28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night
Sep 27, 2017 • 15 min
When the Massaro family traded life on dry land for a life at sea, they encountered some unexpected company. Photos from the Massaros’ life at sea aboard Benevento Music Credits Candlepower by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons…
27: What Her Cells Knew
Sep 20, 2017 • 30 min
Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment. Photos from Lucy’s time in Alaska Music Credits Harbor by Kai Engel is licensed under a Attribution License. January by Kai Engel is licensed under a Attribution…
Season 3 Preview
Sep 13, 2017 • 4 min
Season 3 of HumaNature takes to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the middle of an Indiana creek, and into one woman’s DNA.
26: Surviving Mom
Aug 18, 2017 • 13 min
In this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to a great storytelling podcast from Montana, Last Best Stories. Two friends were on a hike in Glacier National Park when a pair of fuzzy, cuddly-looking grizzly cubs crossed their path. But they knew momma…
25: Ordinary Giants
Aug 4, 2017 • 16 min
Science journalist Lynda Mapes takes us deep into a New England forest, where one tree is telling the story of climate change. This is the final episode of our summer series, Science Camp, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Click the image…
24: Bearded Ladies
Jul 12, 2017 • 21 min
This is the second episode in our three-part Science Camp series, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Paleobotanist Ellen Currano noticed a lack of other women in her field. So she decided to dress up as a man. Music Credits Divider and Air…
23: Between A Rock And A Holy Place
Jun 21, 2017 • 24 min
This is the first episode in a three-part summer series, called Science Camp, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Ryan Haupt had a lot of questions about his faith. When he started looking for answers, he unearthed them in unexpected places.…
Summer Series Preview
Jun 16, 2017 • 5 min
We’re starting a new three-part summer series on June 21: Science Camp, where we explore the human side of science.
22: Through The Keyhole
May 31, 2017 • 21 min
Tyler Dunning went into the wild to distract himself from his grief…but ended up coming face to face with it instead. A Field Guide To Losing Your Friends from Chad Clendinen on Vimeo. Photos from Tyler’s book Header photo credit: Dustin Gaffke via…
21: Running For Your Life
May 12, 2017 • 16 min
After breaking his back, doctors told Gary Havener he would never walk again. So…he decided to run. Photos by Tyler Tomasillo and Myke Hermsmeyer. Make your own Tarahumara pinole energy bars! Thanks to Andrew Olson of oneingredientchef.com for sharing…
20: Dogs Are People, Too
Apr 19, 2017 • 26 min
In 2007, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in Virginia. Most people thought they couldn’t be saved. But their stories had just begun. Music Credits Thaw (Outro) by Kai Engel is licensed under an Attribution License. Seattle…
19: Freedom
Mar 29, 2017 • 31 min
150 years ago, two girls crossed the Missouri River trying to escape a life of slavery. In the summer of 2016, Barry Jurgensen set out on a 500-mile journey to follow in their footsteps. Listener advisory: Just a note that this episode deals with themes…
18: Go Tell It In The Desert
Mar 8, 2017 • 23 min
Arik was burning to share his faith with the world. But the people he thought needed his message the most weren’t interested in what he had to say. And the camels weren’t, either. Photos from the mission to Sudan. Photography by Jon Dunham Music Credits…
17: The Ents Of Melbourne
Feb 13, 2017 • 15 min
Melbourne, Australia wanted its residents to help keep an eye on its trees. So they gave every tree an email address. But then the trees started to write back. Share your love for trees! Post a picture of you with your favorite tree (or just the tree) on…
16: Amy And The Animals
Jan 19, 2017 • 12 min
It was November 9, 2016. Amy was worried about the new political landscape. But some unusual encounters at work gave her fresh perspective. Music Credits Less Than Three by Adrianna Krikl is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.…
15: The Young Man Of The Mountain
Dec 21, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode, we’ll introduce you to another outdoor show we really like…New Hampshire Public Radio’s Outside/In. 12-year-old Tyler Armstrong was on a quest to climb Mount Everest, but he had people wondering: how young is too young to climb Mount…
14: It’s All Downwind From Here
Nov 16, 2016 • 15 min
Sophie May grew up in Alaska, spending lots of time outside. But when it came time to explore the wilderness as an adult, she found out she had more to learn. Bear spray tips from My Open Country Essentials in Bear Country, a breakdown by the Alaska…
13: Bigfoot
Oct 19, 2016 • 19 min
For our 13th episode, we venture off the beaten path to hear about Bigfoot and the scientist who’s on a mission to find him. Photos from visiting John Mionczynski’s home in the Wind River Range. A look into John Mionczynski’s Sasquatch evidence…
12: Home On The Waves With A Seafaring Cowboy
Sep 21, 2016 • 20 min
Herb Pownall wanted to see the world. So he boarded a ship bound for Europe…along with 800 cows. Photos taken by Herb during his time in Newport News, Va., on the sea, and in Germany.
11: Hoofprints On The Heart
Aug 17, 2016 • 21 min
This is the story of a love that spans continents. Jon Dunham set out on the longest, toughest walk of his life. But along the way, he met someone who helped carry the weight. A small portion of Jon’s photos from his trek with Judas across Mexico and…
Season 1 Recap
Jun 29, 2016 • 20 min
Caroline and Micah reminisce about how HumaNature’s first season came about. And they play a part of the never-before-heard pilot episode. Fire up your grill(e)! Roy Hunter’s Roadkill Recipes Here is my philosophy. In general, I like my game to taste like…
10: The Moon And The Possum
May 18, 2016 • 12 min
Where do we come from? And where do we go when we die? Paul Taylor shares one of the oldest answers to those questions.
9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face
Apr 20, 2016 • 17 min
Christina Lee should have been having the time of her life. Instead, she was stressed and lonely. Until she decided to run away from the rat race…all the way from New York to San Francisco.
8: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.
Mar 16, 2016 • 16 min
It was supposed to be a leisurely float down the Snake River. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for.
7: Man vs. Machine
Feb 17, 2016 • 13 min
Micah Schweizer was skiing in the back-country when he uttered a curse against snowmobilers. But you know what they say—be careful what you wish for.
6: In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens And The Earth And The Allosaurus
Jan 19, 2016 • 14 min
Erin Jones thought the answers were written in stone. But a summer internship at a remote dinosaur quarry eroded her certainty.
5: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe
Nov 17, 2015 • 21 min
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.
4: Catch And Release
Oct 20, 2015 • 15 min
>Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.
3: When A Search And Rescue Becomes A Search For Something Else
Sep 15, 2015 • 16 min
Greg Ley was deep in the Rocky Mountains, training as an outdoor guide, when his group encountered tragedy. What happened next forever changed his beliefs about the importance of humans to the wilderness.
2: A Ballroom Dancer, A Shark, And A PR Problem
Aug 18, 2015 • 15 min
Debbie Salamone was an environmental journalist who was passionate about the ocean—and ballroom dancing. One day at the beach, all that changed.
1: Up A River, Without… A Pigeon?
Aug 18, 2015 • 8 min
Charlie Thomas worked as a whitewater rafting guide in the 80’s. His boss became obsessed with selling photos of clients taken while they ran the rapids. The only problem was getting the film back across the river and into town to be developed before the…