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 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.

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.