Bonus Episode: Carbon And Dust

Bonus Episode: Carbon And Dust

An encore presentation of our 2019 PRNDI Best Station Podcast award-winner. 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...
Episode 60: The Source

Episode 60: The Source

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.           Music Blue Dot Sessions...
Episode 59: Vicious And Viral

Episode 59: Vicious And Viral

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.       Photos from the trail Travis ran on the day he got attacked. Photos courtesy Luke Runyon....
Episode 58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind

Episode 58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind

It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories.     This episode’s storytellers: Matthew Manguso, Dale Dunn, Tara Pappas, Faye Fulton Matthew Manguso riding the moose statue in Pinedale on...
Episode 57: Forest Bathing

Episode 57: Forest Bathing

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.     Andrea with baby in tow Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh’s new book is “In the Company of...
Episode 56: The Shuidong Connection

Episode 56: The Shuidong Connection

In 2016, a team of undercover investigators infiltrated an international ivory-smuggling ring. It all began with a sea cucumber trader in Zanzibar.   To read the Environmental Investigation Agency report on the Shuidong Connection, click here.   Xie, Ou and...
Episode 55 Part 1: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

Episode 55 Part 1: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

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.      Listen to Part 2       Cover image by Alan...
Episode 55 Part 2: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

Episode 55 Part 2: The Sinking Of The Blythe Star

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.     Listen to Part 1       Cover image by Alan...
Episode 54: A Life For Science

Episode 54: A Life For Science

Sergio Avila Villegas always loved big cats. But his faith in his scientific research was shaken when he discovered its true cost.     Sergio Avila working in the field.   Music Sleepwalker III by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under an...
Episode 53: We’re Thru-(Hike)

Episode 53: We’re Thru-(Hike)

Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test.         The hike to Mount Whitney   Music Beautiful Rain by Ketsa Wilson’s Snipe by Chad Crouch is licensed under an...
Episode 52: A Positive Experience!

Episode 52: A Positive Experience!

Monty Hudson wanted his daughter, Siena, to have a good time on her first backpacking trip. But things didn’t go according to plan.             Music The Frequency Shift by Ars Sonor is licensed under a Attribution-Share Alike...
Episode 51: The Water At The Roof Of The World

Episode 51: The Water At The Roof Of The World

Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety.       The first trip with the Yangtze and Mississippi River flags in 2013   The second trip to Mount Everest on the Nepal side of the Himalayas in...
Episode 50: Witness

Episode 50: Witness

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.     Gale with her llamas.     Music What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let’s Watch Jason X by Chris...
Bonus Episode: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

Bonus Episode: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

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.  ...
Episode 49: Murphy’s Law

Episode 49: Murphy’s Law

Marty Edwards wanted to go on a fun trip with his girlfriend. But Mother Nature had other plans.         Music Credits A Vital Piece of Music for All Your Soundtrack Needs by Steve Combs is licensed under an Attribution License March of the Spoons...
Episode 48: The In-Between II

Episode 48: The In-Between II

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.   Erin and Caroline interviewing spirits with...
Episode 47: Protector

Episode 47: Protector

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. ...
Bonus Episode: Catch And Release

Bonus Episode: Catch And Release

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.     Music Credits Avec Soin – Romance by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under...
Episode 46: Sanctuary

Episode 46: Sanctuary

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 HumaNature team at W.O.L.F Sanctuary   The wolves in our episode Ashima Spartacus...
The Event Horizon Part 3: Death

The Event Horizon Part 3: Death

To Alua Arthur, life made no sense. But then she began to make sense of death. This is Part 3 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1 or Part 2, go back and listen.   Further...