Introducing the Hello, Nature podcast, hosted by Misha Euceph. In this 8-episode series, she goes out to see America to tell an unheard story of our national parks.
Hello, Nature host, Misha Euceph, didn’t know about the national parks until she turned 21. But after an experience in Joshua Tree and watching 12 hours of a national parks documentary, she sets out on a road trip to answer the question: if the parks are public, aren’t they supposed to be for everyone? In this podcast, she goes out to see America to tell an unheard story of our national parks.
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NATURE: (Sam Paulson)- You’ve reached nature’s voice mailbox. (Tamika Adams)- Please leave a message after the tone (Arwen Nicks)- and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hello Nature! It’s Misha Euceph. Remember me?
We hung out this whole summer? At 8 different national parks?
Misha: And to get to Yosemite Valley do we have to…
Ranger: You have to go back out and that big line you saw is to go into Yosemite Valley...
I was freaking out over your waterfalls in Yosemite.
I was convinced I was gonna get eaten by a bear.
Misha: He’s like literally… sprinting. These people can get mauled… I’m going back!
Remember when I hiked through a windstorm at Arches?
Misha: Are we going to go down this?
Michele HIKE: No, we're just gonna go right to here. No,I won't do that to you, too.
Misha HIKE: Okay, I was like Ahhhhh!!! *screaming*
I was the one running up to people with a microphone all summer.
Jeremy Sundarraj: Wolves are also the only mammal in the world that prefer to breed with the opposite color. They're like anti racist. So...
Suzanne Greenlaw: It’s become widely accepted that indigenous knowledge is crucial to help us adapt to climate change.
The people who are telling a new story of our National Parks.
Cassius Cash: And the way to make future stewards of precious places like the smokies. You have to allow people to see themselves in the story.
And our country.
David Treuer: On every side of what became Yellowstone Park and on it, there was war.
Angelo Bacca: We see ourselves as a part of it, and it's a part of us… And we see our relationship to the landscape as something that can never be separated.
I mean, I’m a completely different person because of our time together.
Anyway, sorry for the rambly message. I’m calling ‘cause I left my daypack at one of the parks. Have you seen it? Call me when you get a chance. Love you!
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THEME MUSIC BY CARLY BOND OF MEERNA
Hello, Nature is a podcast from REI Co-op Studios and is brought to you by Subaru. You can listen wherever you listen to podcasts. Episode 1 drops September 17.