Hello, Nature


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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  • shantelle01
    I absolutely LOVE this podcast! I’ve recommended it to so many friends. So happy they made a second season and I hope for more!
  • Yragtorg
    Great show!
    I just bought a Subaru Outback and discovered this podcast. I’ve also had an REI membership since 1993 AND I’m a national park nut! I have been to probably half the parks and watch the Ken burns PBS documentary on the regular. It is fascinating to hear about our parks through the eyes of an urban person of color. The great outdoors is for everyone, not just those of privilege and I am so happy support companies that value content such as this.
  • Cvbn123123
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  • mmmeat
    Disappointing Racist Nonsense
    I really wanted to like this podcast. After all, it’s from REI, it’s backed by Subaru, and it’s - supposedly - about the outdoors. NOT SO! It’s all about the color of people’s skin, immigration, and as an aside the host will occasionally make a comment about the outdoors. I haven’t listened to this much soft bigotry in a long time, and I’m unsubscribing from this hate speech. I absolutely cannot fathom how a company like REI or an auto producer like Subaru can sponsor this dreck.
  • Sfclarissa
    Why can’t it just be about nature?
    Why bring up race and slavery in a nature podcast? Disgusted and disappointed. Move on….
  • Drew01985
    Amazing Podcast
    I highly recommend this podcast if you’re into the outdoors and hiking. It offers a fresh perspective and as someone as a POC, I could relate to a lot of her experiences. I definitely felt seen and learned so much!
  • Cristobia
    Fresh and Different
    I just got into the whole hiking/camping lifestyle recently, so I don’t have much experience or knowledge and this podcast was super insightful. I love the host. She is super genuine and engaging. I feel like she’s not pushing any agendas just trying to educate and be positive about the outdoors experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about the outdoors.
  • ABoo3
    An inspiring and uplifting listen!
    My favorite podcast! The host asks questions with courage, with compassion, and, above all, with a searing humanity that has made me both more eager to explore the outdoors and more open to perceiving the natural beauty around me. Living in a city and listening to this season in particular, I now have a newfound appreciation of the synastry between city life and natural resources. Each episode, I feel heartened, uplifted, and inspired by the people honoring our environment and intentionally cultivating a deep relationship with it. I especially love the podcast’s emphasis on making the outdoors more accessible and demystifying it for listeners.
  • LexBoese
    This is a MUST Listen!!!
    Honestly, it’s refreshing to have such a transparent and open conversation around our National Parks. Are the questions we’re led to ask ourselves always comfortable? No. But there is growth in the lack of comfort and they’re all still so valid. This is a must listen.
  • Ibrahim A Q
    Super interesting
    Really dope podcast!
  • SmithBBB
    Interesting and informative!
    I find this podcast so interesting and accurate. Not afraid to tell the real history of some of these historical lands and parks. The host is informative and makes listening to the podcast really enjoyable. Can’t wait for more episodes!
  • ashay97
    Misha is such a great storyteller
    Love all of the places this podcast has taken me. It’s beautiful, informative, and feels like your hanging out with your very smart and social friend. I only recently started getting into nature and I love the perspective this podcast brings. I hope season 03 goes back to some more national parks!
  • keb21!
    My Comfort Podcast
    I absolutely love this podcast. Misha does an incredible job in every episode. I feel like I'm there with her and learning as she is learning. I re-listened to the first season a few times as a comfort podcast the same way people rewatch tv shows and movies. Season 1 was incredible, but Season 2 is inspiring so much more interest in what I can find out about nature and how to be a better ally to the BIPOC communities in not only my own city, but every time I travel as well. I really hope there is a season 3 in talks.
  • Hilarioalio
    Interesting and enlightening
    I love this podcast. I was excitedly waiting for the 2nd season. Misha has brought to light a lot of history that was not in our history books growing up. This country has a dark history and it should not be hidden. We can be aware and be proud of our country. We should move forward with this knowledge and support each other instead of tearing each other down. I appreciate all this podcast does to educate and entertain.
  • GWrenn25
    Joyful and Interesting
    I love learning more about places I have previously traveled and the vivid imagery which allows me to picture the places I haven’t traveled yet.
  • jerry kassebaum
    Love it!
    A beautiful and sometimes necessarily hard look at our nation through the national parks!
  • JoshtownUSA
    Beautiful storytelling!
    This podcast weaves together compelling stories with history and practical information. Misha is great! You learn so much without it ever feeling like homework. I’m particularly fond of season 2 which focuses on the natural beauty right around us in major cities. I am already an avid outdoorsman but I learned about nature in my own city that I’m excited to check out!
  • Natattaack
    Amazing exploration of our outdoor spaces!
    I am an outdoor inclined person already, but was surprised to learn so much more through this incredibly fun and engrossing exploration of our American outdoor spaces. Measured and intelligent storytelling, the host is great!
  • ECK6980
    Love this podcast!
    I love this podcast because it goes deeper than "this is x park and it's located here." There are personal stories that are lovingly weaved in and out, and it explains the history (the good and bad) so you get the whole story.
  • Ed Corto
    Good for millennials
    I had hoped this would be an interesting podcast about the national parks but was disappointed. This may resonate better with the 20-30 year old demographic. The entire first episode was narrated through the lens of race. It is important to get the bigger picture but when the topic of canceling John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt was discussed, without considering the times they lived in, is a limited view.
  • SBudman
    A weird publication for an excellent brand
    I love REI and I have trusted the brand for 25 years. I worked my way through graduate school as a REI employee in Berkeley. With that said, this podcast is a weird deviation from the REI brand I have known. This podcast is poorly edited with an inexperienced host, emphasized non-nature related commentary on racial issues, and lacks focus on the joy of getting outside. At best, it feels as though the host uses nature as a backdrop to her political beliefs. To be clear, I’m sympathetic to many of the social issues in the podcast, I just don’t think REI is the medium in which I want to hear these issues explored. I trust REI for excellent outdoor experiences, and there are many other venues more qualified to speak on the social issues.
  • Kathyinil
    Lovely and interesting!
    I love the personal aspect of the narration. Every episode is interesting, but the Mammoth Cave episode knocks it out of the park! If that episode doesn’t move you, you may want to check to see that your heart and soul hasn’t calcified like a obelisk. I hope the department of the interior lessons!
  • Drawsaw
    A journey and a delight
    Love the combination of nature exploration, history and social issues. It’s riveting and soothing.
  • LioLoupe
    I loved the anticipation of wondering what each episode would bring. The Mammoth Cave episode was beautiful and moved me to tears. Love the concept for the new season as well and can’t wait to hear more! Before the next episode gonna look for a new hike in my area!
  • HornacekNat
    A gentle adventure for your ears
    I really enjoyed season one of this podcast and I’ll definitely be coming back for season two. I recently read some other reviews of this show and was disappointed to see that it currently has only 3.9 stars. Many people gave this show a low rating because it was heavily focused on race. But I think this topic is extremely relevant because nature should not just be for white people. The host goes into this topic to spread the word that nature is for everyone and I think this is very on track with REI’s values. I was honestly surprised that so many people found this topic boring or hard to follow. I can understand coming into this podcast expecting something else (REI’s other podcasts are more focused on just outdoor activities) but I can’t understand not staying with it anyway. As my title states, this podcast was a gentle adventure for my ears and was perfect for my long drives.
  • Weides
    Not great
    This podcast is like a first date where the way they act and the comments they make about things make it clear that its just not going to work out.
  • Nature56789
    Slow and lots of tangents
    More of a diary style show. Not engaging.
  • hickey1749
    Absolutely Brutal
    I was excited to listen to this podcast because I enjoy national parks. I was really interested in the Arches episode because I live in Utah. But wow this is extremely hard to get through. Some of the info is interesting with the experts she brought on, but that was the only thing that got me through the episode. The host herself is extremely hard to listen to. The gimmicks she does by giving soil a personality, talking to other parts of nature is cringy and not in a good way like The Office.
  • Little T_1
    an extremely biased, frankly negative, singular view on all of your wonderful national parks and treasures. Libs simply can’t enjoy anything anymore. What a shame
  • pleaserelax
    A reminder that nature is not immune to our history
    Yes, this podcast discusses race and the history of indigenous people in America, and how that history has affected the nature that we love to enjoy. Nature is not independent or immune to human history and actions, so they do affect each other and our history does explain a lot of what we see happening around us. If this makes people upset, a friendly reminder that there are many things we can do to take responsibility and try to make changes moving forward. The show has a relaxed and casual narrative atmosphere, personally I found it enjoyable and relatable.
  • the guy the wrote this.
    Not so much about Nature!!
    But more of the host views on America and how it was built. And how she thinks it should be. This podcast should not be called Hello Nature!! Nothing to do with Nature
  • 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.
  • courtinohio
    Inexperienced, immature host
    Very disappointed in this podcast. The host lost me with her cussing and yelps of seeing a scorpion in the desert. I was hoping for more mature and knowledgeable host.
  • Slackergirly
    Great listen
    Just listened to first episode. A little history to go with the national park info. You have a really interesting perspective and it makes for a great listen. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • 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.
  • dancingwiththeearth
    I enjoyed bits and pieces. I’m in love with our national parks. The host is rather inexperienced and afraid of nature. Disappointing that she chose to perpetuate unfounded myths like bears lurking around every corner and being something to fear or snakes coming for her tent. Promotes an idea of nature as dangerous and people disconnected from nature. Would be better to be more educated on how to safely enjoy nature and root fears in the reality that if you leave them alone, they leave you alone. Also should educate herself about the Central Park Karen incident and how it is not a simple black/white power imbalance and how there were threats made to the young woman (see Bari Weiss and NYT for more). The host cusses a lot and it takes you out of the moment and enjoying the beauty of nature to hear her idiotic comments.
  • LosAngelesRadio
    Not informative
    I was looking for a nice informative listen on arches instead I got lectured to about staying on trails and other common sense respectful things for 25 mins. If your listening to a podcast about national parks you probably don’t need to be told to respect nature.
  • divebookreader
    Great podcast
    Hope for a second season.
  • RayaHP
    Not what I expected
    Subaru was selling this as a nature show. It hits that mark at times. However, it is all about racism. How misleading. Too bad
  • Lish E Beth
    Too much valley girl talk
    Too many “like” valley girl phrases which made the whole story uninteresting and difficult to listen to. Couldn’t handle the host so stopped listening. Too dramatic from her super naive point of view and not to the point enough for me. I want to learn about the park, not hear all her drama of being too chicken to hike due to a bear being on the trail which can be common in parks. And I certainly don’t want to learn about nature through the eyes of someone that seems to be grossed out by nature and the great outdoors. Stay in the city lady.
  • db from Maryland
    “…what else don’t I know?”
    Misha, I got so much out of this podcast, though I honestly didn’t expect to. I am not your intended demographic (your parents’ age), and I have a lot of experience in many of the National Parks. But in each and every episode you opened my mind to a fuller, more honest, more accurate understanding of the people who lived on these lands long before they were National Parks, and what “America’s Best Idea” cost these people. This is not “blaming white people” as one critic posted; this is telling the whole story as it deserves to be known. I honestly wept in every episode, and kept asking myself, “If I didn’t know this, what else don’t I know?” It could be grating to listen to you whine about weather and insects and other discomforts, and your “salty sailor mouth” added nothing of value; maybe you thought that would appeal to a younger demographic, so I ignored it. But this was indeed a valuable and beautifully produced series, and I thank you deeply. I listened to your brilliant “Tell Them, I Am” series and learned so much from it as well. I look forward to your future projects, Misha.
  • bigmikeattack
    This is not a nature or outdoors podcast. Instead, this is a host blaming white people for many of the problems in the world and nature is the backdrop. This is not what I was expecting. Problems are presented but solutions are not. The host comes across as inexperienced in life and views the world through the lens of people’s race. Do not waste your time.
  • macwegee
    A Racist rant show.
    At first all was fine on nature. Then this podcast rants and raves “RACIST “ calling white American people racists. Seems funny how this podcasts call Americans racist. Meanwhile the American Indians weren’t savages that murdered pioneers men and male children, kidnapped and raped the women to make the tribe larger. Being the Indian way of life. Funny how that’s not mentioned in the first podcast though. A podcast about National Park turns out our parks are racist and we stole them from the Indians like all of the USA according to the Psychotics that produced these podcasts. Some are okay but all of a sudden you will be a racist if you are a white American.
  • NateM@50N^¥
    This podcast is for anyone who loves the outdoors, but coming at you from a point of a POC it feels good and nice to be recognized. Much love! We NEED A SEASON TWO PLEASE REI
  • Ace - Merc
    Episode 6
    The first time I listened to the podcast was after I smoked a fat bowl. It was episode six, misha spoke to a bat with a slow, southern drawl - it reminded me of my first time.
  • Peachstateashley
    Great Podcast
    If you are interested in diverse perspectives about nature and our national parks, this is the podcast for you. There is cursing but some of us descend from sailors lol! It didn’t bother me at all. It never detracted from the story and it definitely succeeded in adding a few parks to my family’s to do list. The naysayers to this podcast are exactly who you’d expect to dislike a podcast decidedly told by a ‘POC’. Outdoor recreation is really not very accessible to many, for various reasons - one of those reasons being safety (from other humans). Hoping this podcasts helps shift that
  • GastEste
    It has everything!!
    This podcast has everything - moments that made me laugh out loud, deep dives of history told in such a compelling way, and then a beautiful human element around some of lifes biggest questions. Its just brilliant storytelling. It’s so so good!! I hope there’s a Season 2
  • Deanna - Dear Summit
    Lovely, Honest Look at America’s Parks
    A grand tour of 8 of America’s best National Parks - from the host’s open-eyes perspective, and diving deep into the real human history and the too-often-ignored stories of indigenous and marginalized peoples at each one. Just beautiful!
  • don't date Edward
    Please do a Season 2
    Like Misha, I am in love with national Parks, and I think it is important that we learn all the history behind them, even the darker sides. It is how we continue to grow as Americans and preserve our heritage. It is also so important to focus on the biodiversity, to continue to preserve our most beautiful lands. Please keep doing what you are doing and keep going!!
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