HumaNature

HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells 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. 

Click here for the HumaNature website and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

 

HumaNature Bonus Episode: Through The Keyhole

Jul 25, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

An encore presentation of our 2018 PRNDI 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.

HumaNature Episode 45: Remembering How To Be Human

Jul 20, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

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.

HumaNature Episode 44 (VIDEO): The Elephant Guardian

Jul 20, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

When Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua saw wild animals suffering from drought, he decided it was his responsibility to bring them water.

HumaNature Bonus Episode: Hoofprints On The Heart

Jun 6, 2018

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.

HumaNature Episode 43: Dogs On A Plane

May 29, 2018

When Paul Steklenski got his pilot’s license, he didn’t just want to fly to lunch. Instead, he flew to the pound.

HumaNature Episode 42: Out Of The Frying Pan

May 9, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

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.

HumaNature Episode 41: Carbon And Dust

Apr 25, 2018

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.

HumaNature Episode 40: Her Legacy

Apr 11, 2018

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.

HumaNature Episode 39: Junk

Mar 28, 2018

Marcus Eriksen wanted to draw attention to a problem no one could see. So he sailed into the middle of it.

HumaNature Episode 38: The Hunt

Mar 14, 2018

Jessi Johnson is a modern-day Artemis. But the perfect shot led her on a heartbreaking odyssey.

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 ago.

HumaNature Extra: Hurricane Of The Heart

Feb 14, 2018

It was 2012. Caroline was in love. But then heartbreak washed over her, like the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.

HumaNature Episode 36: The Oregon Trailblazer

Feb 7, 2018

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.

As we discovered in Episode 35, sometimes grain alcohol is the solution, not the problem. For Sandra Jones, it was a bit of both.

HumaNature Episode 35: Time Bomb

Jan 24, 2018

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.

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.

HumaNature Episode 34: The Law Of Gravity

Jan 10, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

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.

HumaNature Episode 33: Ten Steps

Dec 20, 2017

On December 22, 2016, Karen Klein got trapped in a snowstorm near the Grand Canyon. But she pushed through it to save her family.

HumaNature Episode 32: Trash Bandits And Border Collies

Dec 6, 2017

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.

HumaNature Bonus Episode: It's All Downwind From Here

Nov 22, 2017

  

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.

HumaNature Episode 31: Why Elephants Never Forget

Nov 8, 2017

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.

HumaNature Episode 30: The In-Between

Oct 25, 2017
Wyoming Public Media

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.

HumaNature Episode 29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation

Oct 11, 2017

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.

HumaNature Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night

Oct 10, 2017

When the Massaro family traded life on dry land for a life at sea, they encountered some unexpected company. 

HumaNature Episode 27: What Her Cells Knew

Sep 20, 2017

Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment.

HumaNature Season 3 Preview

Sep 14, 2017

Season 3 of HumaNature takes to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the middle of an Indiana creek, and into one woman’s DNA.

HumaNature Episode 26: Surviving Mom

Aug 18, 2017

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 bear wouldn’t be far away.

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HumaNature Episode 25: Ordinary Giants

Aug 4, 2017

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.

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HumaNature Episode 24: Bearded Ladies

Jul 12, 2017

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.

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HumaNature Episode 23: Between A Rock And A Holy Place

Jun 21, 2017

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.

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