Episode 78: Biking On Empty

Episode 78: Biking On Empty

After cycling across America, Taylor Thibodeau had a lifetime of adventures ahead of him…until a mysterious illness cut that short. Then he decided to adventure anyway.         Photos from their trip across America...
Episode 77: Morley’s Vision

Episode 77: Morley’s Vision

Morley Nelson delighted in watching raptors in aerial combat as they fought over nesting sites. And he made it his life’s mission to protect the part of Idaho’s Snake River with the highest nesting density of birds of prey in North America. This time,...
Episode 76: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind II

Episode 76: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind II

It’s springtime and Earth Day! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are five stories to help you get outside while you’re stuck at home.     Kristin Bargmann Ellen Prager Luke Hittner Miles Knotek Nate...
Episode 75: Trying To Get Home

Episode 75: Trying To Get Home

Michael Benanav studies nomadic people as a writer and photographer. So when he was invited to accompany the Van Gujjar of northern India on their annual migration with their water buffalo, he jumped at the chance. Turned out, they wanted a journalist along that year...
Bonus Episode: Hiking Through History

Bonus Episode: Hiking Through History

When Tarik Moore became an Outdoor Afro leader, the first hike he planned wasn’t a traditional one. He took his group down city streets to commemorate Philadelphia’s Osage Avenue bombing.     Listen to Tarik’s episode The Summit.  ...
Episode 74: Does A Kid Poop In The Woods?

Episode 74: Does A Kid Poop In The Woods?

Cindy Ross wanted to keep pursuing her long-distance hiking passion after she had kids. But she didn’t know how to make that happen. Then a chance encounter with a llama breeder opened the path to the Continental Divide Trail.           Music...
Episode 73: Not Healed, But Healing

Episode 73: Not Healed, But Healing

Brandon Kuehn survived the Iraq War. But after he got home, he struggled with nightmares and addiction. Then he found trail running…and the Pacific Crest Trail.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at...
Episode 72: Everyone Needs A Purpose

Episode 72: Everyone Needs A Purpose

Christopher McDougall is famous for starting the barefoot running craze with his book ‘Born to Run.’ And now he has an unusual new running partner⁠—a donkey named Sherman.     If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at...
Bonus: Moose Surprise

Bonus: Moose Surprise

We have a snazzy new t-shirt design for you. But it isn’t without a little controversy.   Support This Podcast If you like HumaNature, help us tell more stories! Support us at https://donate.nprstations.org/wpr/humanature. You can also follow us on Twitter...
Episode 71: The Summit

Episode 71: The Summit

Tarik Moore always enjoyed nature. So when he found an outdoorsy community, it led to new adventures—like becoming a member of the first all-Black American team to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.         Go here to learn more about Outdoor Afro This...
Episode 70: Through Oliver’s Eyes

Episode 70: Through Oliver’s Eyes

When Wendy Hellowell’s son Oliver was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She realized the two of them would face enormous challenges. But they got help from a little faith and a camera.       Oliver Hellowell’s website    ...
Episode 69: Brain On Nature

Episode 69: Brain On Nature

We’re taking a little break for the holidays, so we have a special treat for you from down under. The Australian podcast Brain on Nature tells the story of how going into nature helped a woman recover from a traumatic brain injury. We hope you love the show as...
Bonus Episode: Why Elephants Never Forget

Bonus Episode: Why Elephants Never Forget

As you feast on podcasts during the holidays, here’s a second helping of an old favorite. 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.    ...
Episode 68: All The World’s A Deer Stand

Episode 68: All The World’s A Deer Stand

Fisher Neal was a struggling actor in New York City. So he turned to his old hunting skills for a side job extremely off-Broadway.         Fisher’s Instagram   Header image by Nicholas A. Tonelli via...
Episode 67: The In-Between III

Episode 67: The In-Between III

A burned-bare house. A pervy spirit. The ghost of Schafer Meadows. A haunted woman. It’s our annual Halloween episode—keep your friends close and your lights on as we find the place that’s not quite human or all the way natural.       The...
Episode 66: The Secret Of The Adirondack Lean-tos

Episode 66: The Secret Of The Adirondack Lean-tos

Jeff Osgood and his friend Anthony just wanted to go on a winter hiking trip in the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York. But after a series of mishaps, their adventure took a strange turn with the discovery of a mysterious VHS cassette tape.     Photos...
Episode 65: Deserted

Episode 65: Deserted

Josh Patterson loved taking photographs of rare finds in the Mojave Desert. But on one trip, things didn’t go as planned.     Photos by Josh Patterson   Music Blue Dot Sessions...
Episode 64: Migrations

Episode 64: Migrations

Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy.      ...
Season 5 Preview

Season 5 Preview

HumaNature returns on September 11 with a new season of stories where humans and our habitat meet.     Music Blue Dot Sessions...
Episode 63: Impermafrost

Episode 63: Impermafrost

All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there – plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. This episode from Threshold asks what happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what...