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…

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…

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…

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.

Episode 20: Dogs Are People, Too

Ten years ago, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in Virginia. Most people thought they weren’t savable. But their stories had just begun.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 16: Amy And The Animals

It was November 9, 2016. Amy was worried about the new political landscape. But some unusual encounters at work gave her fresh perspective.

Episode 15: The Young Man Of The Mountain

In this episode, we’ll introduce you to another outdoor show we really like…New Hampshire Public Radio’s Outside/In. 12-year-old Tyler Armstrong was on a quest to climb Mount Everest, but he had people wondering: how young…

Episode 14: It’s All Downwind From Here

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.

Episode 12: Home On The Waves With A Seafaring Cowboy

Herb Pownall wanted to see the world. So he boarded a ship bound for Europe…along with 800 cows.

Episode 11: Hoofprints On The Heart

This is 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. 

Episode 10: The Moon And The Possum

Where do we come from? And where do we go when we die? Paul Taylor shares one of the oldest answers to those questions.

Episode 9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face

Christina Lee should have been having the time of her life. Instead, she was stressed and lonely. Until she decided to run away from the rat race…all the way from New York to San Francisco.

Episode 8: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.

It was supposed to be a leisurely float down the Snake River. But when they lost their guide, a group of tourists got more than they bargained for.

Episode 7: Man vs. Machine

Micah Schweizer was skiing in the back-country when he uttered a curse against snowmobilers. But you know what they say—be careful what you wish for.

Episode 6: In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens And The Earth And The Allosaurus

Erin Jones thought the answers were written in stone. But a summer internship at a remote dinosaur quarry eroded her certainty.

Episode 5: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

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 4: Catch And Release

>Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.

Episode 3: When A Search And Rescue Becomes A Search For Something Else

Greg Ley was deep in the Rocky Mountains, training as an outdoor guide, when his group encountered tragedy. What happened next forever changed his beliefs about the importance of humans to the wilderness.

Episode 2: A Ballroom Dancer, A Shark, And A PR Problem

Debbie Salamone was an environmental journalist who was passionate about the ocean—and ballroom dancing. One day at the beach, all that changed.

Episode 1: Up A River, Without… A Pigeon?

Charlie Thomas worked as a whitewater rafting guide in the 80’s. His boss became obsessed with selling photos of clients taken while they ran the rapids. The only problem was getting the film back across the river and into town to be developed before the clients returned.