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HumaNature

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Rank #74 in Wilderness category

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
Sports
Wilderness
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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 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.

iTunes Ratings

218 Ratings
Average Ratings
203
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Episode 69 Through Oliver’s Eyes

By Fran from PT - Jan 16 2020
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I am a new listener & a VERY happy one - great reporting & well presented

For the love of storytelling

By Pamskid - Jan 30 2018
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One of the best storytelling podcasts I know of. Short, concise and entertaining!

iTunes Ratings

218 Ratings
Average Ratings
203
8
4
2
1

Episode 69 Through Oliver’s Eyes

By Fran from PT - Jan 16 2020
Read more
I am a new listener & a VERY happy one - great reporting & well presented

For the love of storytelling

By Pamskid - Jan 30 2018
Read more
One of the best storytelling podcasts I know of. Short, concise and entertaining!
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HumaNature

Latest release on Jan 29, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 3: When A Search And Rescue Becomes A Search For Something Else

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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. Winner of a 2016 PMJA Best Station Podcast award.

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Sep 16 2015

16mins

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Rank #2: Episode 41: Carbon And Dust

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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 facing one of the most fundamental aspects of nature: death. (more…)

Apr 25 2018

51mins

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Rank #3: Episode 66: The Secret Of The Adirondack Lean-tos

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Jeff Osgood and his friend Anthony just wanted to go on a winter hiking trip in the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York. But after a series of mishaps, their adventure took a strange turn with the discovery of a mysterious VHS cassette tape. (more…)

Oct 09 2019

22mins

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Rank #4: Episode 64: Migrations

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Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy. (more…)

Sep 11 2019

30mins

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Rank #5: Episode 27: What Her Cells Knew

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Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment. (more…)

Sep 20 2017

30mins

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Rank #6: Episode 65: Deserted

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Josh Patterson loved taking photographs of rare finds in the Mojave Desert. But on one trip, things didn’t go as planned. (more…)

Sep 25 2019

17mins

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Rank #7: Episode 22: Through The Keyhole

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

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May 31 2017

21mins

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Rank #8: Episode 20: Dogs Are People, Too

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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.
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Apr 19 2017

26mins

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Rank #9: Episode 13: Bigfoot

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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.  (more…)

Oct 19 2016

19mins

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Rank #10: Episode 19: Freedom

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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. (more…)

Mar 29 2017

31mins

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Rank #11: Episode 11: Hoofprints On The Heart

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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…)

Aug 17 2016

21mins

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Rank #12: Episode 4: Catch And Release

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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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Oct 21 2015

15mins

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Rank #13: Episode 25: Ordinary Giants

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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. (more…)

Aug 04 2017

16mins

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Rank #14: Episode 30: The In-Between

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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. (more…)

Oct 25 2017

33mins

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Rank #15: Episode 5: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

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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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Nov 18 2015

21mins

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Rank #16: Episode 8: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.

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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. (more…)

Mar 16 2016

16mins

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Rank #17: Episode 29: Parks And Scandinavian Recreation

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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…)

Oct 11 2017

16mins

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Rank #18: Episode 28: Things That Go Squeak In The Night

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When the Massaro family traded life on dry land for a life at sea, they encountered some unexpected company.  (more…)

Sep 27 2017

15mins

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Rank #19: Episode 58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind

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It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories. (more…)

May 01 2019

39mins

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Rank #20: Episode 33: Ten Steps

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On December 22, 2016, Karen Klein got trapped in a snowstorm near the Grand Canyon. But she pushed through it to save her family. (more…)

Dec 20 2017

30mins

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Episode 70: The Summit

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Tarik Moore always enjoyed nature. So when he found an outdoorsy community, it led to new adventures—like becoming a member of the first all-Black American team to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. (more…)

Jan 29 2020

20mins

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Episode 69: Through Oliver’s Eyes

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When Wendy Hellowell’s son Oliver was born, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. She realized the two of them would face enormous challenges. But they got help from a little faith and a camera. (more…)

Jan 15 2020

16mins

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Episode 69: Brain On Nature

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We’re taking a little break for the holidays, so we have a special treat for you from down under. The Australian podcast Brain on Nature tells the story of how going into nature helped a woman recover from a traumatic brain injury. We hope you love the show as much as we do! (more…)

Dec 11 2019

49mins

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Bonus Episode: Why Elephants Never Forget

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As you feast on podcasts during the holidays, here’s a second helping of an old favorite. 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. (more…)

Nov 27 2019

19mins

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Episode 68: All The World’s A Deer Stand

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Fisher Neal was a struggling actor in New York City. So he turned to his old hunting skills for a side job extremely off-Broadway. (more…)

Nov 13 2019

14mins

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Episode 67: The In-Between III

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A burned-bare house. A pervy spirit. The ghost of Schafer Meadows. A haunted woman. It’s our annual Halloween episode—keep your friends close and your lights on as we find the place that’s not quite human or all the way natural. (more…)

Oct 30 2019

37mins

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Episode 66: The Secret Of The Adirondack Lean-tos

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Jeff Osgood and his friend Anthony just wanted to go on a winter hiking trip in the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York. But after a series of mishaps, their adventure took a strange turn with the discovery of a mysterious VHS cassette tape. (more…)

Oct 09 2019

22mins

Play

Episode 65: Deserted

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Josh Patterson loved taking photographs of rare finds in the Mojave Desert. But on one trip, things didn’t go as planned. (more…)

Sep 25 2019

17mins

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Episode 64: Migrations

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Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat were nearly finished with the most ambitious trip of their lives, a 4000-mile trek across the Yukon and Alaska following animal migrations. But bad weather and a missed food drop put their lives in jeopardy. (more…)

Sep 11 2019

30mins

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Season 5 Preview

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HumaNature returns on September 11 with a new season of stories where humans and our habitat meet. (more…)

Sep 04 2019

2mins

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Episode 63: Impermafrost

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All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there – plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. This episode from Threshold asks what happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time? And what does that have to do with climate change? (more…)

Aug 21 2019

27mins

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Bonus Episode: Time Bomb

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For her final episode as the host of HumaNature, Caroline has chosen an old favorite. Brian Corliss just wanted to quench his thirst. But on a snowmobile outing, he grabbed the wrong bottle. (more…)

Aug 07 2019

22mins

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Episode 62: Lost Bearings

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Curt Meyer was looking for adventure, so he took a job aboard a Japanese fishing trawler on the Bering Sea. But when a storm hit, the lack of a shared language kept him in the dark as things turned deadly. (more…)

Jul 24 2019

18mins

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Episode 61: Tipping Point

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Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled thousands of miles in a canoe from Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson Bay. The journey tested their physical strength – and the strength of their friendship. (more…)

Jul 10 2019

23mins

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Bonus Episode: Carbon And Dust

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An encore presentation of our 2019 PMJA Best Station Podcast award-winner. 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 facing one of the most fundamental aspects of nature: death. (more…)

Jun 18 2019

53mins

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Episode 60: The Source

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Manasseh Franklin wanted to make the melting of glaciers more real to people through her writing. So on an Alaskan rafting trip, she followed water to its source. (more…)

Jun 05 2019

25mins

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Episode 59: Vicious And Viral

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Travis Kauffman went for a trail run near his home in Colorado. But an unexpected run-in almost turned him into trail mix. Then the internet got involved. (more…)

May 15 2019

19mins

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Episode 58: Close Encounters Of The Wild Kind

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It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories. (more…)

May 01 2019

39mins

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Episode 57: Forest Bathing

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When she became a mom, Andrea Sarubbi Fereshteh went from full speed ahead to a full stop. But then she found a place that showed her stillness is okay. (more…)

Apr 17 2019

18mins

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Episode 56: The Shuidong Connection

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In 2016, a team of undercover investigators infiltrated an international ivory-smuggling ring. It all began with a sea cucumber trader in Zanzibar. (more…)

Apr 03 2019

23mins

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iTunes Ratings

218 Ratings
Average Ratings
203
8
4
2
1

Episode 69 Through Oliver’s Eyes

By Fran from PT - Jan 16 2020
Read more
I am a new listener & a VERY happy one - great reporting & well presented

For the love of storytelling

By Pamskid - Jan 30 2018
Read more
One of the best storytelling podcasts I know of. Short, concise and entertaining!