18 episodes

Hello, Nature is back! In season 1, Misha Euceph traveled across the country to share the unknown stories of America’s National Parks. In season 2, Misha is back on the road in her Subaru Outback Wilderness, and this time she’s exploring nature right outside our front doors in cities across the country – from Los Angeles to Atlanta and Portland to New York City. She’s hitting the trails, camping out at local preserves, and running alongside local changemakers to answer the questions: What makes these outdoor spaces so important? How do we access, protect, and engage with these spaces? And who are the leaders of color helping to get people outside?

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 384 Ratings

Hello, Nature is back! In season 1, Misha Euceph traveled across the country to share the unknown stories of America’s National Parks. In season 2, Misha is back on the road in her Subaru Outback Wilderness, and this time she’s exploring nature right outside our front doors in cities across the country – from Los Angeles to Atlanta and Portland to New York City. She’s hitting the trails, camping out at local preserves, and running alongside local changemakers to answer the questions: What makes these outdoor spaces so important? How do we access, protect, and engage with these spaces? And who are the leaders of color helping to get people outside?

    Hello, Los Angeles

    Hello, Los Angeles

    Misha hikes the secret stairs of Los Angeles, learns about their rich history, and talks to two local advocates who have embraced the stairs to bring nature to the forefront of LA communities.

    • 32 min
    Hello, Chicago

    Hello, Chicago

    In Chicago, one of the leading cities for the environmental justice movement, Misha explores the Cook County Forest Preserves with Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) leader Zorbari Nwidor to talk about creating more accessible and inviting natural spaces in the city.

    • 40 min
    Hello, Minneapolis

    Hello, Minneapolis

    Misha explores Minneapolis’ tradition as a welcoming city for refugees and learns about how Huellas Latinas, a local hiking club, is building community and finding home through nature.

    • 47 min
    Hello, Oakland

    Hello, Oakland

    Misha explores how nature heals us from childhood to adulthood. She meets with Zotunde Morton and Jessica Oya, two leaders with Oakland Goes Outdoors, a program that increases opportunities for middle school students in Oakland to regularly experience camping and the beauty of the outdoors.

    • 39 min
    Hello, Atlanta

    Hello, Atlanta

    Misha meets with historian, advocate, and founder of Civil Bikes, Nedra Deadwyler to explore the civil rights history of Atlanta by bike. Digging into Nedra’s personal story, Misha learns not only how cycling has helped her reconnect with nature but also the challenges of being a cyclist in a gentrifying city.

    • 38 min
    Hello, Boston

    Hello, Boston

    Misha attends the most historic marathon in the US to witness history in the making. For the first time in the Boston Marathon’s 127 years, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) added a non-binary category to the race.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
384 Ratings

384 Ratings

MattHxSATX ,

Phenomenal

Don't listen to the haters and racists. This is a much needed podcast for the notoriously colorless outdoors community that covers the challenges and contributions made by people of color to outdoors spaces in the US. Really dug the first season over national parks and loved the second season over outdoor urbanism. Blew me and partner away. Entertaining, thoughtful, real, and fantastic host. Will probably be assigning some of these episodes to my students, too. Please renew!!

TBanks10 ,

Hello, biased!

Could be a good podcast if it could be less about race and more of the fact that our forefathers decided to preserve these lands.

CharmantUn ,

National Parks, first season

I had been actively looking for podcasts on National Parks and couldn’t find one. My oldest kid is in 4th grade with an “Every Kid Outdoors” pass and is now hooked on earning Junior Ranger badges. Drives to NPS sites (and they are mostly Historical or Battlefield sites on the East Coast) are the perfect time to educate my kids and myself about where we’re heading.

Other reviewers complained about how podcaster is an outdoors newbie. You know what? Plenty of people are! Totally relatable when she shares what went wrong.

There are some other reviewers that want their history totally whitewashed. I WANT to learn about the indigenous people who called these parks home long before white people crashed the party. I also want more black & brown folks to discover the joy of camping/Scouts/the great outdoors.

Complaints about cursing…I haven’t noticed it yet. But there’s plenty of cursing in PG rated John Hughes movies that I had completely forgotten about (Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Ferris Buller’s Day Off). So you know what? Pause the podcast or movie and remind your kids that it’s a nuanced part of language they themselves are not allowed to use until they’re also adults.

She’s moved on to cities in the 2nd season. I really hope she’ll return to National Parks. There’s over 460 sites managed by NPS.

Thanks for reading. :)

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