9 episodes

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 a new story of our national parks.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 235 Ratings

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 a new story of our national parks.

    Ep. 8: Hello, Acadia

    Ep. 8: Hello, Acadia

    In Acadia National Park, Misha starts to put together a more whole picture of America. She learns about sweetgrass from Suzanne Greenlaw, the woman behind Acadia's efforts to tie traditional conservation methods with Indigenous knowledge and hears from a falconer whose love of nature transformed his life.

    • 49 min
    Ep. 7: Hello, Great Smoky Mountains

    Ep. 7: Hello, Great Smoky Mountains

    In the Great Smoky Mountains, Misha sees what is possible when Black, Indigenous and people of color are in a positions of power.

    • 38 min
    Ep. 6: Hello, Mammoth Cave

    Ep. 6: Hello, Mammoth Cave

    In Mammoth Cave, Misha learns how important it is to bring what has been buried above ground.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 5: Hello, Yellowstone

    Ep. 5: Hello, Yellowstone

    In Yellowstone, Misha asks what it means to restore a place. She gets stuck in the snow, goes wolf watching and finds out that we almost lost wolves forever in the park, and how reintroducing them healed the ecosystem.

    • 42 min
    Ep. 4: Hello, Glacier

    Ep. 4: Hello, Glacier

    In Glacier, Misha learns about what it means to be indigenous to a place from Derek DesRosier, Tom Rodgers and David Treuer. She learns about the Blackfeet tribe and their experience with Glacier. Misha also talks to Vivian Wang about what it takes to become a park ranger, and how hard it can be for people of color.

    • 38 min
    Ep. 3: Hello, Big Bend

    Ep. 3: Hello, Big Bend

    In Big Bend National Park, Misha finds a scorpion, learns to see in the dark and tries hiking alone for the first time.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

bitterlittlebird ,

Started great

I was interested in hearing about the national parks from a POC’s perspective but she lost me when she started talking about her love of astrology. It just seemed that the podcast lost focus along the way.

chiah also ,

New Title: Race and the National Parks

In the first 23 minutes, they talk about race as if it is the thesis of this podcast. I was disappointed that the host repeatedly brought up race as a focal point (her race, the race of the people at the national parks, the race of the park rangers, etc). I love hearing about the history of the parks (different races and cultures are a great part of that - they mention the great contributions of the Chinese road builders. Amazing!), but this podcast missed the appeal of why I started listening: THE NATIONAL PARKS! In a world where we should try to love everyone (and enjoy our America), we should not ONLY see people through the lens of race - a perspective this podcast cannot resist.

falconidae ,

Solid first listen

The bad reviews are either people offended by bad language or overly sensitive white conservative men who take it personal when discussions on American history inevitably cover the destruction white people have wrought on the environment or native peoples. Here’s a message to these conservative white men: get over yourself, it’s not about you.

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