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. 

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HumaNature Bonus Episode: Time Bomb

Aug 7, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 62: Lost Bearings

Jul 24, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 61: Tipping Point

Jul 11, 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.

HumaNature Episode 60: The Source

Jun 5, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 59: Vicious And Viral

May 15, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind

May 1, 2019

It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories.

HumaNature Episode 57: Forest Bathing

Apr 17, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 56: The Shuidong Connection

Apr 9, 2019

In 2016, a team of undercover investigators infiltrated an international ivory-smuggling ring. It all began with a sea cucumber trader in Zanzibar.

HumaNature Episode 55 Part 2: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

Mar 13, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 55 Part 1: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

Mar 13, 2019

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.

HumaNature Episode 54: A Life For Science

Feb 27, 2019

Sergio Avila Villegas always loved big cats. But his faith in his scientific research was shaken when he discovered its true cost.

HumaNature Episode 53: We're Thru-(Hike)

Feb 13, 2019

Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test.

HumaNature Episode 52: A Positive Experience!

Jan 23, 2019

Monty Hudson wanted his daughter, Siena, to have a good time on her first backpacking trip. But things didn’t go according to plan.

HumaNature Episode 51: The Water At The Roof Of The World

Jan 15, 2019

Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety.

HumaNature Episode 50: Witness

Dec 12, 2018

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.

HumaNature Bonus Episode: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

Nov 28, 2018

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.

HumaNature Episode 49: Murphy's Law

Nov 14, 2018

Marty Edwards wanted to go on a fun trip with his girlfriend. But Mother Nature had other plans.

HumaNature Episode 48: The In-Between II

Oct 31, 2018

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.

HumaNature Episode 47: Protector

Oct 16, 2018

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. 

HumaNature Bonus Episode: Catch And Release

Oct 3, 2018
Wyoming Public Media

As part of our partnership with the SHIFT Festival this fall, 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.

HumaNature Episode 46: Sanctuary

Sep 20, 2018

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 Event Horizon Part 3: Death

Sep 6, 2018

To Alua Arthur, life made no sense. But then she began to make sense of death.

The Event Horizon Part 2: Creativity

Sep 6, 2018

If creative and destructive forces are linked, what does this say about artists, or mothers, or god?

The Event Horizon Part 1: Black Hole

Sep 6, 2018

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?

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.