Bonus Episode: Ten Steps

Bonus Episode: Ten Steps

We’re on a holiday break until January 20. In the meantime, here’s a dramatic story from the archives. In December 2016, Karen Klein got trapped in a snowstorm near the Grand Canyon. But she pushed through it to save her family. (more…)

Episode 87: ‘Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?’

Episode 87: ‘Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?’

HumaNature‘s taking a holiday break. We’ll be back with a fresh new episode on January 20. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to Life Raft, an upbeat podcast about living with climate change. In this episode, they take us on a journey from a famous oyster bar in New Orleans to a lab that’s trying to prepare oysters for a more turbulent future. (more…)

Episode 85: The Unclimbables

Episode 85: The Unclimbables

Mo Beck was a professional climber who regularly won gold in competitions. But when she joined a team on a long expedition in the remote Cirque of the Unclimbables, she was amused to witness the tension between two of her fellow teammates…and the stinky solution. (more…)

Episode 83: The In-Between IV

Episode 83: The In-Between IV

The leaves are scattering down the sidewalk and fog touches the tips of the trees. It’s that time of year again when the shadows lengthen and we bring you stories that aren’t quite human or all the way natural. Welcome to a most haunted theatre. (more…)

Bonus Episode: The Source

Bonus Episode: The Source

Climate change is all over the news, from burning forests to melting ice sheets. But it can seem like a big, abstract problem. Writer Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source. It’s a story from our archives that’s just as poignant—and humorous—today. (more…)

Bonus Episode: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.

Bonus Episode: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.

As summer wanes, we’re reaching into the archives for a story about a classic summer activity: a leisurely river float. At least, that’s what it was supposed to be. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for. (more…)

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. (more…)

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 for reasons he hadn’t expected. (more…)