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 clients returned. Read More
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana will feature two episodes of HumaNature February 17-26.
In the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, where I grew up, needle-leafed evergreens grew so thick they became invisible, in the way that abundant things do. In my memory, they grow in walls along highways, homogeneous, never-ending. Roads curved or straightened and either way you’d never see ahead or over, because of the pines. You couldn’t catch a view. The ground, wherever I played—at school, at home, in the front yard, in the backyard, by the creek—lay thick with red dry needles. The branches started twenty feet above my head, too high to climb.
One of the greatest compliments our show has received is listener requests for more episodes. So now, instead of coming to you just once a month, we’re going to release episodes every few weeks. At the very end of every episode, we’ll let you know when to expect the next one. Because we’re telling more stories, you’ll be hearing a new voice: our producer Erin Jones is stepping in as fill-in host. (You’ve already met her as the storyteller in episode 9, and she’s hosting our newest episode.)
Do you ever wonder if outdoor adventure types have different DNA than you or me? You know, the people who summit mountain peaks (plural), take 30 mile bike rides before breakfast, go on weeks-long backpacking treks or rafting trips, people who own specialized Spandex or rock climbing helmets or Telemark skis?