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...
Bonus Episode: It’s All Downwind From Here

Bonus Episode: It’s All Downwind From Here

For your Thanksgiving podcast binge, here’s a second helping of an older episode. Sophie May grew up in Alaska, spending lots of time outside. But when it came time to explore the wilderness as an adult, she found out she had more to learn.   Bear spray tips...
Episode 31: Why Elephants Never Forget

Episode 31: Why Elephants Never Forget

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.   Aubrey and her rescued Thai dogs, (L-R) Regina and Rex (L-R): Regina and Rex Regina   Music Credits...
Episode 30: The In-Between

Episode 30: The In-Between

A possessed basement. A magic mirror. A shop of spirits. Mysterious lights where they don’t belong. Gather around the campfire as we open the portal to a place that isn’t quite human or all the way natural.     Our storytellers are Brian Profaizer, Trish Rader,...
Episode 29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation

Episode 29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation

Linda McGurk wanted her children to love the outdoors, just like she did as a little girl in Sweden. But when she moved to the U.S., she found out it wasn’t quite that simple.   Linda’s children’s adventures in the outdoors Music Credits Comfortable...
Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night

Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night

When the Massaro family traded life on dry land for a life at sea, they encountered some unexpected company.    Photos from the Massaros’ life at sea aboard Benevento This slideshow requires JavaScript.   Music Credits Candlepower by Chris Zabriskie is licensed...
Episode 27: What Her Cells Knew

Episode 27: What Her Cells Knew

Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment. Photos from Lucy’s time in Alaska This slideshow requires JavaScript. Music Credits Harbor by Kai Engel is licensed under a Attribution License. January by Kai Engel is...
Season 3 Preview

Season 3 Preview

Season 3 of HumaNature takes to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the middle of an Indiana creek, and into one woman’s DNA.
Episode 26: Surviving Mom

Episode 26: Surviving Mom

In this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to a great storytelling podcast from Montana, Last Best Stories. Two friends were on a hike in Glacier National Park when a pair of fuzzy, cuddly-looking grizzly cubs crossed their path. But they knew momma bear wouldn’t...
Episode 25: Ordinary Giants

Episode 25: Ordinary Giants

Science journalist Lynda Mapes takes us deep into a New England forest, where one tree is telling the story of climate change. This is the final episode of our summer series, Science Camp, where we’re exploring the human side of science.       Click the image to watch...
Episode 24: Bearded Ladies

Episode 24: Bearded Ladies

This is the second episode in our three-part Science Camp series, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Paleobotanist Ellen Currano noticed a lack of other women in her field. So she decided to dress up as a man. Dr. Ellen Currano, Paleobotanist, University...
Episode 23: Between A Rock And A Holy Place

Episode 23: Between A Rock And A Holy Place

This is the first episode in a three-part summer series, called Science Camp, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Ryan Haupt had a lot of questions about his faith. When he started looking for answers, he unearthed them in unexpected places.     Some of...