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Playlist: HumaNature

Compiled By: Wyoming Public Radio

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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.

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

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 08:56

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.

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small 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.

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

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 15:03

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

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small Debbie Salamone was an environmental journalist who was passionate about the ocean—and ballroom dancing. One day at the beach, all that changed.

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

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 16:09

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.

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small 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 4: Catch And Release

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 15:24

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

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.

Episode 5: Finding The Way Home In A Purple Canoe

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 21:31

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.

2800x2800_logo_humanature_small 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 6: In The Beginning, God Created The Heavens And The Earth And The Allosaurus

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 14:21

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

2800x2800_logo_humanature_small Erin Jones thought the answers were written in stone. But a summer internship at a remote dinosaur quarry eroded her certainty.

Episode 7: Man vs. Machine

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 13:32

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.

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small 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 8: Row Row Row Your Boat. Or Not.

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 16:37

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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 9: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You, And May The Wind Stop Blowing In Your Face

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 17:24

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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 10: The Moon And The Possum

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 11:51

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

Humanature_logo_2800x2800_small 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 11: Hoofprints On The Heart

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 21:12

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_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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 12: Home On The Waves With A Seafaring Cowboy

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 19:18

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

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small Herb Pownall wanted to see the world. So he boarded a ship bound for Europe…along with 800 cows.

Episode 13: Bigfoot

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 19:05

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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.

Episode 14: It’s All Downwind From Here

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 14:59

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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 16: Amy And The Animals

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 11:36

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

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small It was November 9, 2016. Amy was worried about the new political landscape. But some unusual encounters at work gave her fresh perspective.

Episode 17: The Ents Of Melbourne

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 15:20

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_2800x2800_small 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 18: Go Tell It In The Desert

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 20:43

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_small 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 19: Freedom

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 30:00

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_small 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 20: Dogs Are People, Too

From Wyoming Public Radio | Part of the HumaNature series | 25:17

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.

Humanature_logo_wpm_small 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.