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


113 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: stories of animal encounters. A scientist risks his reputation to pursue Bigfoot; pigeons save t...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., New Hampshire Public Radio, KUT, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:25
  • Purchases: 4
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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-mil...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 storie...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 25:17
  • Purchases: 1
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A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: journeys to freedom, on two legs…and four. Ten years ago, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., New Hampshire Public Radio, KUT, and WRVO Public Media


  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 4
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After breaking his back, doctors told Gary Havener he would never walk again. So…he decided to run.

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, KUER, and KRZA


  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 16:09
  • Purchases: 3
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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.

Bought by KUER and KRZA


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 20:12
  • Purchases: 2
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This is the first episode in a three-part summer series, called Science Camp, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Ryan Haupt had a lot...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, KSFR, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 24:03
  • Purchases: 4
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This is the second episode in our three-part Science Camp series, where we’re exploring the human side of science. Paleobotanist Ellen Currano noti...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ep...

Bought by KUER and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 16:38
  • Purchases: 2
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Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment.

Bought by KUER, KVNF, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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When the Massaro family traded life on dry land for a life at sea, they encountered some unexpected company.

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 14:43
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., Boise State Public Radio, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 4
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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 porta...

Bought by WRFA-LP, Spokane Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WKMS, KQED and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Aubrey Bertram traveled to East Asia to help animals that had been abused by humans. But a harrowing experience taught her that good intentions mig...

Bought by KUER, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 18:24
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 15:49
  • Purchases: 3
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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.

Bought by KUER and KVNF


  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 26:24
  • Purchases: 2
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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.

Bought by WDBM, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2018
  • Length: 18:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Brian Corliss just wanted to quench his thirst. But on a snowmobile outing, he grabbed the wrong bottle. *Disclaimer: The actions taken in this sto...

Bought by KUER and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 20:33
  • Purchases: 2
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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 brea...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 16:34
  • Purchases: 3
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"Up A River, Without… A Pigeon?" and "Bigfoot" A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: Charlie Thomas worked as a whitewater rafting gu...

Bought by KSTK and KBUT Crested Butte, Colo.


  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 2