HumaNature

Series produced by Wyoming Public Radio

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Real stories where humans and our habitat meet.

HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet, produced and distributed by Wyoming Public Media.

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.

From a listener: "Just wanted to say that I have heard two HumaNature stories over the past year on my local radio station KRZA Alamosa, Taos. Both stories were so inspirational and so REAL, and so human they brought tears to my eyes. I live in a remote part of Colorado surrounded by nature that's very real everyday, and sometimes very serious. I have deeply connected with these two stories and look forward to hearing more... Thanks!" - Annette


94 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Christopher McDougall is famous for starting the barefoot running craze with his book 'Born to Run.' And now he has an unusual new running partner.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2020
  • Length: 28:44
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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 ...

Bought by KRZA and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 18:46
  • Purchases: 2
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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 t...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 16:37
  • Purchases: 1
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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.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 13:37
  • Purchases: 2
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“The In-Between” A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: A possessed basement. A magic mirror. A shop of spirits. Mysterious lights whe...

Bought by KZYX, 'The Sea', KUT, KICI, KWMR and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
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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 o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 21:20
  • Purchases: 1
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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.

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 16:28
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Ala...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 27:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 sha...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 16:29
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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 physi...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 21:10
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 23:41
  • Purchases: 1
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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 in...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 16:55
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories.

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 37:09
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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 ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 16:31
  • Purchases: 1
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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.

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 09, 2019
  • Length: 22:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Sergio Avila Villegas always loved big cats. But his faith in his scientific research was shaken when he discovered its true cost.

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 05, 2019
  • Length: 15:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Emily Pennington was super in love with her boyfriend. But a backpacking trip put that to the test.

Bought by KRZA, WGCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 16:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Monty Hudson wanted his daughter, Siena, to have a good time on her first backpacking trip. But things didn’t go according to plan.

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 17:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Wang Ping wanted to go to Tibet to bless the world. But to do that, she had to risk her own safety.

Bought by KWMR and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Gayle Woodsum finally found a safe place in the remote Rocky Mountains. But when an oil rig moved in, she wondered how safe it was after all.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KRZA


  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 25:48
  • Purchases: 2