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 Atlantis...
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 Discovery...
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 licensed under an Attribution...
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 & Tusk staff...
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 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...