13 episodes

Hello Ranger is a National Park Community social application, podcast, and blog, with the overarching goal of showcasing a kaleidoscope of communities within the national parks, and how these places unite us together. We are families, van-lifers, full-timers, retired travelers, educators, artists, diverse groups, solo travelers, couples, pet-owners, and so much more, all with a shared love of national parks. Together, we are “United by Nature.”You can visit our website to learn more www.hellorangercommunity.com

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 50 Ratings

Hello Ranger is a National Park Community social application, podcast, and blog, with the overarching goal of showcasing a kaleidoscope of communities within the national parks, and how these places unite us together. We are families, van-lifers, full-timers, retired travelers, educators, artists, diverse groups, solo travelers, couples, pet-owners, and so much more, all with a shared love of national parks. Together, we are “United by Nature.”You can visit our website to learn more www.hellorangercommunity.com

    A Love Letter to Albuquerque, the Volcano Lady, and Petroglyph National Monument

    A Love Letter to Albuquerque, the Volcano Lady, and Petroglyph National Monument

    Since moving into our RV in 2018, Albuquerque is one place where we've made many recurring memories, and as it turns out, the city's ancient petroglyphs are a good cure for homesickness! This week, we recount our various visits to this New Mexican city and the illustrious national park that single-handedly managed to prevent Matt from having a complete emotional meltdown.     Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, download our BRAND NEW social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusa Check out recent press for Hello Ranger on AFAR, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and more Travel + Leisure. Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patreon and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes! To get in touch, email us at smile@hellorangercommunity.com  #unitedbynature #findyourambassador

    • 33 min
    Loons, Popovers, and Stephen King-Worthy Mist at Acadia National Park

    Loons, Popovers, and Stephen King-Worthy Mist at Acadia National Park

    All it took was 30-something years, but we finally made it to Acadia National Park! And this misty Maine park definitely lived up to the hype. Although we missed popover season (and sunrise at Cadillac Mountain was thwarted by an ominous fog), we enjoyed some foliage-filled hikes, bouldered up some "bubbles," dodged territorial loons, and explored the craggy coast with Finn, who told us Acadia is his new favorite national park.  
Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusa
 Check out recent press for Hello Ranger on AFAR, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and more Travel + Leisure! 

 Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patreon and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes!
 To get in touch, email us at smile@hellorangercommunity.com 
 #unitedbynature #findyourambassador

    • 36 min
    Good Trouble on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

    Good Trouble on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

    Selma, Alabama, is a hugely important place in the fight for Civil Rights, as seen with the events that transpired here in 1965, with the march to Montgomery demanding the right to vote for Black residents, and the brutal backlash they met along the way. On this episode, we recount our emotional time in and around Selma, highlight the significance of this place, and honor the late John Lewis. Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusa
 Check out recent press for Hello Ranger on AFAR, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, TripSavvy, and more Travel + Leisure! Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patreon and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes!
 To get in touch, email us at smile@hellorangercommunity.com #unitedbynature #findyourambassador

    • 50 min
    Unearthing Native American History (and Saber-Toothed Tigers) at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park 

    Unearthing Native American History (and Saber-Toothed Tigers) at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park 

    In the heart of central Georgia lies one of the most unassuming, under-the-radar national park sites in America. In the quaint city of Macon, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park preserves the massive man-made earthen mounds made by Mississippian tribes a millennium ago, in addition to history and artifacts from tribes that came before them and those that came after. Additional topics include terrifyingly epic wildlife, Civil War battles, and serene woodland hikes. Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusa Check out recent press for Hello Ranger on AFAR, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post.  Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patreon and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes! To get in touch, email us at smile@hellorangercommunity.com #unitedbynature #findyourambassador 

    • 26 min
    Hello Park Predators

    Hello Park Predators

    We're doing something different for this special bonus episode. It's not too often we talk about murder on Hello Ranger, but as big fans of true crime shows, we're super excited to interview host Delia D'Ambra about her brand new podcast, Park Predators. It's the latest from the Audiochuck network (e.g. Crime Junkie, CounterClock, Red Ball, and D'Ambra's going deep on grisly crimes that have taken place in North America's national parks. This one's a must-listen! And then be sure and subscribe to Park Predators anywhere you listen to podcasts.For updates on Park Predators, follow @audiochuck and @delia.dambra.w on Instagram.Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusaCheck out recent press for Hello Ranger on AFAR, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. Want more Hello Ranger? Subscribe to our Patreon and unlock loads of extra content, like bonus episodes, “Hello Ranger Happy Hours,” "Traveling Eats," in-depth national park guides, and #NPSDinnerParty recipes inspired by our episodes!To get in touch, email us at smile@hellorangercommunity.com  #unitedbynature #findyourambassador

    • 21 min
    Allyship and our Mistake with Mount Rushmore

    Allyship and our Mistake with Mount Rushmore

    Todays episode is one part apology, one part of where we are at, and one part an educational process. On yesterdays episode we missed the mark of the Black Hills and their history. So today we realized we needed to own up to that mistake. Tune in to hear about what we learned in the past twenty-four hours and how we reacted. Native American and Indigenous Artists, Activists, and more to follow. Sarah Sunshine Manning , Ryan Young, Tomás Karmelo Amaya, Allen, Indigenous Peoples Movement, Int'l Indigenous Youth Council, Indigenous Rising,_illuminatives. Visit our website to learn more about the Hello Ranger Community, keep your eyes peeled for our social app, and read stories from our Hello Ranger Ambassadors. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @hellorangerusaTo get in touch, email us at bradleykrc@gmail.com#unitedbynature #findyourambassador

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

MEBP ,

Great podcast!

Matt and Brad are honest and inspirational. I especially loved the most recent episode about John Lewis. Each episode makes me want to travel more and more

Kel_Good ,

Very entertaining! Great podcast!

Hey Guys!!!! Thank you for continuing your Jam to Hey Ranger! I love the new entrance song and I sing along every time! Can’t wait to hear where you all have been! :) The Mount Rushmore episode makes me miss the black hills even more! I’m so glad y’all touched on the culture side of the Native Americans holding the black hills sacred. It’s so important that we recognize this.

Windy City Marge ,

Love this podcast!

I love Matt and Brad, I love their enthusiasm for our amazing national parks, their humor, kindness, and most of all, I love the inclusiveness of their approach to channeling our collective love of nature into a real community with a goal of more diverse patronage of these important spaces. Keep it up! 👏🏻♥️

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