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...
The Event Horizon Part 2: Creativity

The Event Horizon Part 2: Creativity

If creative and destructive forces are linked, what does this say about artists, or mothers, or god? This is Part 2 of The Event Horizon, a three-part series where we’re considering creation and destruction. If you haven’t heard Part 1, go back and listen. In that...
The Event Horizon Part 1: Black Hole

The Event Horizon Part 1: Black Hole

This is the first part of a three-part series on creation and destruction. Black holes are the most destructive force in the universe. But what if they’re also creative? An event horizon is the point of no return at the border of a black hole. In this series, I’m...
Bonus Episode: Through The Keyhole

Bonus Episode: Through The Keyhole

An encore presentation of our 2018 PRNDI Best Station Podcast award-winner. Tyler Dunning went into the wild to distract himself from his grief…but ended up coming face to face with it instead.     Tyler Dunning       Music by Kai Engel is...
Episode 45: Remembering How To Be Human

Episode 45: Remembering How To Be Human

After almost a decade making art in New York City, Stephanie Housley craved being closer to nature, her source of inspiration. So she moved to Bondurant, Wyoming – population 93.       The Western-inspired designs of Coral & Tusk. The Coral &...
Bonus Episode: Hoofprints On The Heart

Bonus Episode: Hoofprints On The Heart

Here’s a re-scored take on one of our all-time favorite episodes. It’s the story of a love that spans continents. Jon Dunham set out on the longest, toughest walk of his life. But along the way, he met someone who helped carry the weight. Music Credits Seattle Denver...
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...
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...
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...