Episode 43: Dogs On A Plane

Episode 43: Dogs On A Plane

When Paul Steklenski got his pilot’s license, he didn’t just want to fly to lunch. Instead, he flew to the pound.         Just a tiny selection of adorable photos with Paul’s furry passengers. Music Credits High Valley (ID 395) by Lobo Loco is licensed under a...
Episode 42: Out Of The Frying Pan

Episode 42: Out Of The Frying Pan

Cheryl and Greg left Portland, Oregon, one hot summer for the cool of the mountains. But that put them out of the frying pan and into the fire.     Bear Lake Picking huckleberries Trailhead huckleberries First glimpse of the wildfire   Music Credits The last ones by...
Episode 41: Carbon And Dust

Episode 41: Carbon And Dust

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 fundamental aspects of nature: death.       Click here to see a map of where...
Episode 40: Her Legacy

Episode 40: Her Legacy

This episode is about what we do that leaves a mark: the visible impact we leave behind on the country we live in and the countries we visit. Another podcast we admire, She Explores, takes us to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Listen to more episodes of...
Episode 39: Junk

Episode 39: Junk

Marcus Eriksen wanted to draw attention to a problem no one could see. So he sailed into the middle of it.     Learn more about Marcus’ conservation work here:  5Gyres Leap Lab     Adding additional pontoons of plastic bottles to the Junk raft. Initial test...
Episode 38: The Hunt

Episode 38: The Hunt

Jessi Johnson is a modern-day Artemis. But the perfect shot led her on a heartbreaking odyssey.   The elk that eluded Jessi.   Learn more about Jessi’s conservation work here:  artemis.nwf.org  wyomingwildlife.org Music Credits Heliograph by Chris Zabriskie is...
Extra: Hurricane Of The Heart

Extra: Hurricane Of The Heart

It was 2012. Caroline was in love. But then heartbreak washed over her, like the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy.   These photos are all from the night Sandy hit, taken in the middle of 6th Avenue right after lower Manhattan lost power. No traffic, no lights....
Episode 36: The Oregon Trailblazer

Episode 36: The Oregon Trailblazer

In 2011, Rinker Buck crossed the Oregon Trail — yes, that Oregon Trail — in a covered wagon pulled by a team of mules. He traveled with his brother Nick and a Jack Russell Terrier named Olive Oyl. The journey forced Rinker to confront his greatest fear....
Episode 35: Time Bomb

Episode 35: Time Bomb

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 medical advice. In the case of poisoning, call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222.       Music Credits...
Episode 34: The Law Of Gravity

Episode 34: The Law Of Gravity

Bruce Smith was on a routine helicopter flight in the remote Wind River Mountains. But what goes up must come down…one way or another. Surveying elk Surveying bighorn sheep Wind River Range Scoping Washakie Needles Trail Ridge National Elk Refuge National Elk Refuge...
Episode 33: Ten Steps

Episode 33: Ten Steps

On December 22, 2016, Karen Klein got trapped in a snowstorm near the Grand Canyon. But she pushed through it to save her family.       Music Credits Celeste by Alex Fitch is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Fluidscape by Kevin...
Episode 32: Trash Bandits And Border Collies

Episode 32: Trash Bandits And Border Collies

Maggie had it all: a fine house, a loving family, and a big yard. But she threw it all away for adventure. And when things got bad, she had to use her wits.   Screen grabs from the camera footage of Maggie getting into the University of Wyoming Raccoon Project‘s...