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...
Bonus Episode: Time Bomb

Bonus Episode: Time Bomb

For her final episode as the host of HumaNature, Caroline has chosen an old favorite. Brian Corliss just wanted to quench his thirst. But on a snowmobile outing, he grabbed the wrong bottle.     *Disclaimer: The actions taken in this story do not constitute...
Episode 62: Lost Bearings

Episode 62: Lost Bearings

Curt Meyer was looking for adventure, so he took a job aboard a Japanese fishing trawler on the Bering Sea. But when a storm hit, the lack of a shared language kept him in the dark as things turned deadly.           Music Blue Dot Sessions   Header...
Episode 61: Tipping Point

Episode 61: Tipping Point

Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship.       align=”aligncenter”    ...
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 1: 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...