HumaNature

HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world. 

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HumaNature Episode 19: Freedom

18 hours ago

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.

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HumaNature Broadcast Special #4

Mar 10, 2017
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: stories of animal encounters. A scientist risks his reputation to pursue Bigfoot; pigeons save the day by getting camera film across a river; a shark attack survivor becomes a shark conservation advocate; animals comfort a woman troubled by the political landscape.

Story 1: Bigfoot

HumaNature Episode 18: Go Tell It In The Desert

Mar 8, 2017

  

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.

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HumaNature Episode 17: The Ents Of Melbourne

Feb 14, 2017

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.

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HumaNature Episode 16: Amy And The Animals

Jan 19, 2017

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

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HumaNature Bonus Episode: The Young Man Of The Mountain

Dec 21, 2016

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 is too young to climb Mount Everest?

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HumaNature Broadcast Special #3

Dec 6, 2016
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: a man walks from Mexico to the tip of South America with his best friend, a donkey; a man crosses the Atlantic to deliver livestock to post-World War II Europe; and an outdoorsy woman discovers she has more to learn about the wilderness. 

Story 1: 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. 

HumaNature Episode 14: It's All Downwind From Here

Nov 16, 2016

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.

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HumaNature Episode 13: Bigfoot

Oct 19, 2016

For our 13th episode, we venture off the beaten path to hear about Bigfoot and the scientist who’s on a mission to find him. 

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HumaNature Episode 12: Home On The Waves With A Seafaring Cowboy

Sep 21, 2016

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

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HumaNature Episode 11: Hoofprints On The Heart

Sep 20, 2016

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. 

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HumaNature Broadcast Special #2

Jul 8, 2016
Meg Thompson

A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: a man utters a curse that comes true, a stint at a dinosaur quarry challenges a woman’s scientific certainty, a woman runs across the country alone and finds the good in others along the way, and a river guide’s first river trip goes horribly, hilariously wrong. 

Story 1: Man vs. Machine

HumaNature Bonus Episode: Season 1 Recap

Jun 29, 2016

  

Caroline and Micah reminisce about how HumaNature's first season came about. And they play a part of the never-before-heard pilot episode. Fire up your grill(e)!

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HumaNature Episode 10: The Moon And The Possum

May 18, 2016

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

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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.

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Coal Creek TAP

Wyoming Public Radio celebrated 50 years of service and the release of a new brew from Coal Creek TAP, The HumaNature Spring Hefeweizen on March 22nd, 2016.

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

Mar 16, 2016

  

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.

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HumaNature Episode 7: Man vs. Machine

Feb 17, 2016

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.

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

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HumaNature Broadcast Special #1

Dec 18, 2015
Meg Thompson

This special broadcast edition of the HumaNature podcast tells three stories of human experiences in nature.

Story 1: 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.

Story 2: Finding the Way Home in a Purple Canoe

HumaNature Episode 5: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

Nov 18, 2015

  

  

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.

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HumaNature Episode 4: Catch And Release

Oct 21, 2015

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

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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.  

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Wyoming Public Media

  

Maybe you’ve heard, or at least heard of, the podcast Serial. Millions of people have downloaded the show, and Serial’s massive success has helped put podcasts on the media map. Because podcasts are so convenient for listeners—you can listen anytime, anywhere—public radio stations are increasingly getting into podcasting.

Wyoming Public Media

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

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

Aug 19, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

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. 

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