4 Women-Hosted Podcasts

4 Women-Hosted Podcasts

Happy International Women’s Day! Also, this month is #trypod month. That means we’re encouraging you to recommend your favorite podcast to a friend. If they don’t know how to access podcasts, offer to show them. To celebrate both, we’re recommending some of our...
The Gateway Tree

The Gateway Tree

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...
You’ve Asked Us To Tell More Stories

You’ve Asked Us To Tell More Stories

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...
So You Weren’t Born Wearing Crampons?

So You Weren’t Born Wearing Crampons?

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...
Amid Our Differences, Nature Unifies Us

Amid Our Differences, Nature Unifies Us

Editor’s note: Here’s the first of what we hope will be many guest contributions to the HumaNature blog. (Have an idea for a post? Get in touch!) Susan Anderson, from Evanston, WY, offers encouraging thoughts fitting for the conclusion of an especially acrimonious...
I Want To Believe

I Want To Believe

I didn’t use to think Bigfoot could be real. This summer, I went on a weeklong backpacking trip in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, which just happens to be where this month’s storyteller says Bigfoot could live.     One freezing cold night I woke up needing to go to...
We’re Passing The Hat

We’re Passing The Hat

At the top of every episode, the first thing you hear Caroline say is “From Wyoming Public Media, this is HumaNature.” It’s a pretty self-explanatory statement, but there’s one word that I’d like to single out right now: public. Because the show is produced by a...
HumaNature T-Shirts Now Available

HumaNature T-Shirts Now Available

Thank you to everyone who came out Friday to support the HumaNature crew and our podcast at the Laramie Farmers Market! We loved getting a chance to meet our listeners and hear what you enjoy about the show. You can now purchase your very own HumaNature t-shirt. It...
HumaNature Wins National Award

HumaNature Wins National Award

We’re excited to announce that HumaNature won a second place award in podcasting at the annual PRNDI awards ceremony in St. Louis this past Saturday! It’s a very validating way to cap off our first season and great inspiration for the second season, which returns on...
Seeing The ‘Ordinary’ In ‘Extraordinary’

Seeing The ‘Ordinary’ In ‘Extraordinary’

Running across America—no matter how lofty your life’s ambitions might be, that’s probably not on the list. But on this month’s episode, we hear from a woman who ran from coast to coast, all 3128 miles. She did it alone, too, pushing 70 pounds of gear in a giant...
Episode 9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face

Episode 9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face

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.

Trading Places—Producers In The Hot Seat

Trading Places—Producers In The Hot Seat

Hi HumaNature listeners! Caroline here. The last few episodes of HumaNature have been a little different. Namely, Erin and Micah, our last two interviewees, have also been producers on the show. You might be thinking “Why do they need to interview their...
HumaNature Gets National Press

HumaNature Gets National Press

  For media types (like us), The Poynter Institute is one of those places we look to for new ideas and a deeper understanding of the work we do—and how best to do it. So it’s a great honor to have HumaNature featured on Poynter.org! Caroline and Micah were...
The Complicated Nature Of Nature

The Complicated Nature Of Nature

I’ll be the first to say it: I didn’t anticipate producing a story about cancer for this podcast. But I shouldn’t have been surprised. The premise for HumaNature is as broad as it is specific—first-person stories about human experiences in nature—so it’s really no...
The HumaNature Crew At SHIFT

The HumaNature Crew At SHIFT

  The HumaNature table, host Caroline, and our producers Ryan and Micah are looking good at SHIFT in Jackson Hole. If you happen to be at the event, don’t forget to stop by and say hi! Not a bad way to spend a Friday. Caroline also interviewed writer David...
HumaNature Is Heading To Jackson Hole

HumaNature Is Heading To Jackson Hole

  Here’s the HumaNature team celebrating the show’s launch with a street party in Laramie, WY. Next, we’re headed to Jackson, WY this week for the SHIFT Festival—where conservation meets adventure. We’re looking forward to events with Mark Bittman (NY Times),...
Caroline And Erin Go Backpacking

Caroline And Erin Go Backpacking

Earlier this month, HumaNature producer and outdoor aficionado Erin Jones took me on my first backpacking trip. I love the outdoors, but this was taking things to a whole new level, kind of like changing my Facebook status to “In A Relationship With The Outdoors.” I...