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


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Episode 50: Witness

December 12th, 2018


Bonus Episode: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

November 28th, 2018


While we’re putting the finishing touches on a great new release, here’s a rescored episode from Season 1. Patrick Dobson was stuck in his life, so he decided to take a trip by canoe from Montana to Missouri. Only he …

Episode 49: Murphy’s Law

November 14th, 2018


Marty Edwards wanted to go on a fun trip with his girlfriend. But Mother Nature had other plans. (more…)

Episode 48: The In-Between II

October 31st, 2018


Episode 47: Protector

October 16th, 2018


Miho Aida wanted to tell unheard stories about the outdoors. So she set out on a bicycle to promote her documentary about the people who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But when she encountered a different …

Bonus Episode: Catch And Release

October 3rd, 2018


Episode 46: Sanctuary

September 20th, 2018


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 …

The Event Horizon Part 3: Death

September 6th, 2018


To Alua Arthur, life made no sense. But then she began to make sense of death. (more…)

The Event Horizon Part 2: Creativity

September 6th, 2018


The Event Horizon Part 1: Black Hole

September 6th, 2018


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 …

Bonus Episode: Through The Keyhole

July 25th, 2018


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 …

Episode 45: Remembering How To Be Human

July 11th, 2018


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 …

Episode 44 (VIDEO): The Elephant Guardian

June 20th, 2018


When Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua saw wild animals suffering from drought, he decided it was his responsibility to bring them water. (more…)

Bonus Episode: Hoofprints On The Heart

June 6th, 2018


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 …

Episode 43: Dogs On A Plane

May 23rd, 2018


When Paul Steklenski got his pilot’s license, he didn’t just want to fly to lunch. Instead, he flew to the pound. (more…)

Episode 42: Out Of The Frying Pan

May 9th, 2018


Episode 41: Carbon And Dust

April 25th, 2018


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 …

Episode 40: Her Legacy

April 11th, 2018


Episode 39: Junk

March 28th, 2018


Marcus Eriksen wanted to draw attention to a problem no one could see. So he sailed into the middle of it.


Episode 38: The Hunt

March 14th, 2018


Jessi Johnson is a modern-day Artemis. But the perfect shot led her on a heartbreaking odyssey.


Episode 37: Crispy Crickets, Not Your Spin Instructor’s Paleo

February 28th, 2018


The paleo diet aims to take nutrition back to the basics—to the way Paleolithic people ate. But prehistoric people didn’t eat boneless chicken …

Extra: Hurricane Of The Heart

February 14th, 2018


Episode 36: The Oregon Trailblazer

February 7th, 2018


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 …

Extra: “What Is Grain Alcohol, And Where Can I Get Some?”

February 5th, 2018


As we discovered in Episode 35, sometimes grain alcohol is the solution, not the problem. For Sandra Jones, it was a bit of both. (more…)

Episode 35: Time Bomb

January 24th, 2018


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 …

Extra: “Watch Out For the Damn Horny Toads!” And Other Thoughts On Not Having Enough

January 19th, 2018


Episode 34: The Law Of Gravity

January 10th, 2018


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.


Episode 33: Ten Steps

December 20th, 2017


Episode 32: Trash Bandits And Border Collies

December 6th, 2017


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 …

Bonus Episode: It’s All Downwind From Here

November 22nd, 2017


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 …

Episode 31: Why Elephants Never Forget

November 8th, 2017


Episode 30: The In-Between

October 25th, 2017


Episode 29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation

October 11th, 2017


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. (more…)

Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night

September 27th, 2017


Episode 27: What Her Cells Knew

September 20th, 2017


Season 3 Preview

September 13th, 2017


Episode 26: Surviving Mom

August 18th, 2017


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 …

Episode 25: Ordinary Giants

August 4th, 2017


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 …

Episode 24: Bearded Ladies

July 12th, 2017


Episode 23: Between A Rock And A Holy Place

June 21st, 2017


Episode 22: Through The Keyhole

May 31st, 2017


Tyler Dunning went into the wild to distract himself from his grief…but ended up coming face to face with it instead.


Episode 21: Running For Your Life

May 12th, 2017


Episode 20: Dogs Are People, Too

April 19th, 2017


Episode 19: Freedom

March 29th, 2017


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 …

Episode 18: Go Tell It In The Desert

March 8th, 2017


Episode 17: The Ents Of Melbourne

February 14th, 2017


Episode 16: Amy And The Animals

January 19th, 2017


Episode 15: The Young Man Of The Mountain

December 21st, 2016


Episode 14: It’s All Downwind From Here

November 16th, 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 …

Episode 13: Bigfoot

October 19th, 2016


Episode 12: Home On The Waves With A Seafaring Cowboy

September 21st, 2016


Episode 11: Hoofprints On The Heart

August 17th, 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.  (more…)

Season 1 Recap

June 29th, 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 …

Episode 10: The Moon And The Possum

May 18th, 2016


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

April 20th, 2016


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 …

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

March 16th, 2016


Episode 7: Man vs. Machine

February 17th, 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.

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

January 19th, 2016


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

November 18th, 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.


Episode 4: Catch And Release

October 21st, 2015


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

September 16th, 2015


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

August 18th, 2015


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

August 18th, 2015


Charlie Thomas worked as a whitewater rafting guide in the 80s. 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 …

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