129 episodes

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, National Park After Dark is a podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history and tragic events is what NPAD is about, but through the darkness - is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans and serve as physical reminders of the importance for protecting the planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. Welcome, to National Park After Dark.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 2.5K Ratings

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, National Park After Dark is a podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history and tragic events is what NPAD is about, but through the darkness - is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans and serve as physical reminders of the importance for protecting the planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. Welcome, to National Park After Dark.

    100 - Between Two Worlds. Gunung Mulu National Park. Part 1.

    100 - Between Two Worlds. Gunung Mulu National Park. Part 1.

    Home is where the heart is. This phrase that is scrawled across on wooden sign boards and hung in countless houses across the world may be cliche, but it’s true. Bruno Manser may have been born in Switzerland, but his heart was in Borneo. A place where he fell in love with the jungle and the people in it. It was paradise, but it was in peril. The home Bruno found was in serious danger. A home he was willing to fight for the death to protect.

    We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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    Sources: The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman,  Wikipedia, Encyclopedia, Responsible Travel

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Trail Tales 22

    Trail Tales 22

    Today’s stories include ghosty stuff, false alarms, vigilante pursuits, vibing in the badlands, healing in the Hoh and Maine madness. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon!

    We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

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    • 50 min
    99 - Diana of the Dunes. Indiana Dunes National Park.

    99 - Diana of the Dunes. Indiana Dunes National Park.

    Alice Mabel Gray was given the name, Diana of the Dunes, after she left society to live off the land on the shores of Lake Michigan. We covered her story partially in a prior episode - focusing on the haunted folklore around her afterlife. Today we are revisiting her story to delve deep into her life, including her mysterious partner, a gruesome murder they were accused of committing, and the truth behind Alice's tragic death.

    We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

    Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!
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    Resources: NPS, NPS (2), South Bend Tribune, Diana of the Dunes the True Story of Alice Gray by Janet Zenke Edwards

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trail Tales 21

    Trail Tales 21

    Today’s stories include prowling predators, surprise guests, a case of mistaken identity, monumental summits and rocky mountain highs. Bonus stories available for Outsiders on Patreon!

    We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

    Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!
    Beam: Use our link and code NPAD to get 40% off at checkout.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    98 – A Strand in the Web. Torngat Mountains National Park.

    98 – A Strand in the Web. Torngat Mountains National Park.

     “Whatever happens to the beasts also happens to man. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth.” Those words spoken by Chief Seattle centuries ago merely echoed what his people knew for a time immemorable, and what modern science is now proving – we are not separate from the environment, we are of it. Our actions, or inactions, have long lasting ripple effects on everything around us, and while we may not see the results in our lifetimes, they are becoming apparent in places like the Arctic, where the consequences of our actions are rearing their heads in a fight for survival.

    We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on Patreon to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our website.

    Thank you so much to our partners, check them out!
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    Sources: Backpacker, Outside Online, Sierra Club, Sierra Club (2), Parks Canada, Smithsonian, Yale Environment, Wikipedia, Vice, Climate News, PBS, Arctic WWF, Washington Monthly

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Introducing COLD: The Search for Sheree

    Introducing COLD: The Search for Sheree

    Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there.


    When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life.


    Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren?



    Listen to COLD: The search for Sheree, early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app: https://wondery.app.link/colds3_npad

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

kjamo134 ,

My favorite podcast

Found you through the Morbid podcast and have been obsessed ever sense! You got me through months of training for a half marathon. This is my favorite podcast!

sharkey1118 ,

I’ve never been more in love with a podcast

My boyfriend and I found this podcast on a road trip to Utah’s parks just by searching “national park” and we really hit the jackpot. we discovered this podcast and there are only about six episodes out, so we quickly binged through them and instantly bought the Patreon membership in the car lol. This podcasts checks all my boxes: nature, national parks, true crime, paranormal, the most pleasant and hilarious hosts, and well researched and respectfully told stories!!! My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to see their live show in Denver and it was a dream come true! I will never stop recommending this podcast to my fellow outdoorsy classmates and anyone who will listen to me!

MommaMandaPanda ,

Good content

Original show with likable hosts. Informative and interesting. My one criticism is that the occasional F bomb takes me by surprise. And not the good kind of surprise. LOL. Clean up the language, please, for a Karen like me! 😂 I hope you continue your podcast endeavors, because you two are good at it. Happy trails! Amanda

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