Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a wildlife ecologist with an expertise in uncovering how human activity influences carnivore behavior and ecology. In particular, she focuses on the ecological and social drivers of human-carnivore conflict. Dr. Wynn-Grant received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University, her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University.

One of the best parts of making my new podcast has been getting to know all of the fantastic shows out there about the natural world and our relationship with it. This list is meant to show many different perspectives on nature and serve as a great entry point for anyone looking to learn more about the beautiful world around them. And a few of the shows are just essential listening for me when out in the field.

Going Wild

I may be biased, but I think my new show is great! I am really proud to showcase the importance of the work that biologists and ecologists do every day to help preserve our natural world. I also hope this show can be an inspiration to women like me who hesitate about going into scientific fields!

Hello, Nature

Another new show and also just fantastic. Misha is an amazing host and guide to providing a different kind of perspective than you get in many nature shows. This podcast is for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to learn more about our national parks.

The Trail Ahead

My friend Fath E. Briggs and her co host Addie Thompson talk to some truly inspiring people on The Trail Ahead (including myself)! The show is great for its variety of guests from athletes to activists and thought leaders.

She Explores

Gale Straub does a great job of highlighting some of the most badass and inspiring women around. The women she interviews are inspiring and their stories really make you want to get out into the world.


Outside/In describes itself as “A show about the natural world and how we use it.” and the folks at NHPR have done that with passion and integrity for years. They translate complex energy and climate topics in a fun and approachable way.

How To Save A Planet

My friend Dr. Ayana Elizabeth and Alex Blumberg’s podcast is essential listening for anyone concerned about the planet. If you want to get context for the most pressing issue of our lifetime, this is the place!


Each season of Threshold tackles a different pressing environmental issue. They do a great job of presenting all perspectives of the issues they cover, and highlight some truly

For The Wild

From climate activists to scientists and CEOs, For The Wild’s host Ayana does an amazing job of finding guests and covering topics that are truly important. The conversations are always insightful and thoughtful.

Outside Podcast

Outside Podcast is required listening for anyone passionate about the outdoors. More focused on the sports and adventure side of things, it’s a real love letter to time spent outside.

The Wild with Chris Morgan

I had a lot of fun joining Chris for an episode earlier this year. The Pacific Northwest is an area near and dear to my heart, and this show is an amazing resource for anyone interested in how humans impact animal ecosystems.

UnF*ck Your Brain

Geared toward professional feminists who struggle with anxiety, the host gives an evolution/neuroscience-based explanation for why your thoughts are sabotaging your success and how to turn it around. It has helped me tremendously when it comes to doing things like..say yes to hosting a podcast! I highly recommend it for anyone, not just professional women.

Super Soul

I have this one set to automatically download onto my phone and when I spend long amounts of time in the field, I listen to it to feel connected to humanity, and to feel better if/when I’m going through something hard. Sometimes I struggle with the shame of leaving my children for long amounts of time to do my work, and this podcast helps me see the bigger picture and focus on self love.

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