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....
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.    ...
Summer Series Preview

Summer Series Preview

We’re starting a new three-part summer series on June 21: Science Camp, where we explore the human side of science.  
Episode 22: Through The Keyhole

Episode 22: Through The Keyhole

Tyler Dunning went into the wild to distract himself from his grief…but ended up coming face to face with it instead.     A Field Guide To Losing Your Friends from Chad Clendinen on Vimeo.   Photos from Tyler’s book Yosemite Sand Dunes Capitol...
Episode 21: Running For Your Life

Episode 21: Running For Your Life

After breaking his back, doctors told Gary Havener he would never walk again. So…he decided to run. Photos by Tyler Tomasillo and Myke Hermsmeyer. Make your own Tarahumara pinole energy bars! Thanks to Andrew Olson of oneingredientchef.com for sharing this...
Episode 20: Dogs Are People, Too

Episode 20: Dogs Are People, Too

In 2007, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in Virginia. Most people thought they couldn’t be saved. But their stories had just begun.             Little Red. Credit Best Friends Animal Society Little Red....
Episode 19: Freedom

Episode 19: Freedom

150 years ago, two girls crossed the Missouri River trying to escape a life of slavery. In the summer of 2016, Barry Jurgensen set out on a 500-mile journey to follow in their footsteps. Listener advisory: Just a note that this episode deals with themes of slavery and...
Episode 18: Go Tell It In The Desert

Episode 18: Go Tell It In The Desert

Arik was burning to share his faith with the world. But the people he thought needed his message the most weren’t interested in what he had to say. And the camels weren’t, either. Photos from the mission to Sudan.  Photography by Jon Dunham This slideshow requires...
Episode 17: The Ents Of Melbourne

Episode 17: The Ents Of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia wanted its residents to help keep an eye on its trees. So they gave every tree an email address. But then the trees started to write back.     Share your love for trees! Post a picture of you with your favorite tree (or just the tree) on...