Lately I've been really excited about spring's arrival. I've been soaking up every minute of the rare warm days that are thrown my way, and yes, I'm counting down the days until the season is here for good (only 18!). I cannot wait to finish a morning jog in daylight, to hike without three layers of spandex, and most of all, to enjoy a camping trip out west that's been in the works for months. Until then, I'll probably be listening to these ten great podcast episodes on repeat. Some are old, some are new, but in each of them, nature plays the starring role.
Champagne on the Rocks from Outside/In. [Jan. 19, 2016, 18 minutes] Running extraordinaire Scott Jurek sets out to finish the Appalachian Trail in record time. At the end, he's met by three armed park rangers in bullet-proof vests.
Galapagos from Radiolab. [July 17, 2014, 1 hour, 6 minutes] The islands that inspired the theory of evolution are undergoing rapid change, and one naturalist asks, "If things keep going this way, who's going to stand up for nature?"
Running After Antelope from This American Life. [Oct. 17, 1997, 59 minutes] Two men battle nature in this one: first a boy scout takes on erosion in his local state park, and then a Utah native sets out to catch an antelope by foot.
When a Search and Rescue Becomes a Search for Something Else from HumaNature. [Sept. 15, 2015, 16 minutes] A group of outdoor guides encounters a tragedy in the windy mountains of Colorado.
So tell me, what are your favorite nature podcasts? Any particularly great episodes? I'd love to hear, if so!