National Park After Dark podcast

National Park After Dark

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, National Park After Dark is a podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history and tragic events is what NPAD is about, but through the darkness - is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans and serve as physical reminders of the importance for protecting the planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. Welcome, to National Park After Dark.

Hosted by two friends who share a passion for the outdoors and a fascination with what can go wrong there, National Park After Dark is a podcast for the morbid outdoor enthusiast. Tales of death, dark history and tragic events is what NPAD is about, but through the darkness - is light. National Parks have storied histories including epic survivals, inspiring humans and serve as physical reminders of the importance for protecting the planet. Time to lace up those hiking boots and take a walk into the wild. Welcome, to National Park After Dark.

 

#210

208: Talk Wolf-y To Me. Ft. Maeve Rodgers Wolf Predation & Research Technician. Voyagers National Pa...

Today we are joined by Maeve Rodgers, Wolf Predation and Research Technician, to answer your questions about wolves! Maeve is a wolf researcher who has had experience working with wolves in both Yellowstone and Voyageurs National Park and was the perfect person to discuss everything Canis lupus. Enjoy! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Naked Wines] (https://nakedwines.com/npad) : Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. [OneSkin] (https://oneskin.co/) : Get 15% off with code NPAD. Additional Resources: --- [https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/general/downloads/cattle-death-loss-1990-2015-info.pdf] (https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/general/downloads/cattle-death-loss-1990-2015-info.pdf) --- [https://liv.mt.gov/Attached-Agency-Boards/Livestock-Loss-Board/Livestock-Loss-Statistics-2023] (https://liv.mt.gov/Attached-Agency-Boards/Livestock-Loss-Board/Livestock-Loss-Statistics-2023) --- [https://wildearthguardians.org/historical-archive/livestock-losses/] (https://wildearthguardians.org/historical-archive/livestock-losses/) ---The Working Wild U Podcast - [https://workingwild.us/] (https://workingwild.us/) --- [https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/550/] (https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/550/) --- [https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4vg5p9hs] (https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4vg5p9hs) --- [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cag.12808] (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cag.12808) --- [https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3284&context=etd] (https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3284&context=etd) --- [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320719316003] (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320719316003) --- [https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189729] (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0189729) --- [https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6x91j4mc] (https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6x91j4mc) --- [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989419306225] (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989419306225) --- [https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1450] (https://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1450) --- [https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.abc5439#sec-4] (https://www.science.org/doi/full/10.1126/sciadv.abc5439#sec-4) --- [https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377] (https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377) --- [http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377] (http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1377) --- [https://y86aca.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WolfAttacksUpdate.pdf] (https://y86aca.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/WolfAttacksUpdate.pdf) ... Read more

Yesterday

1 HR 10 MINS

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#209

207: The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90. National Mall and Memorial Parks.

On January 13, 1982 the world watched for the first time, an airplane rescue that was broadcasted live on national television. The US Park Police responded to a plane that crashed into the Potomac river, leaving survivors struggling in the icy cold waters. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/npad) : Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. [StellarSleep] (https://stellarsleep.com/npad) : For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to [StellarSleep.com/NPAD] (http://stellarsleep.com/NPAD) . [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. Resources: [https://admiralcloudberg.medium.com/the-cold-laws-of-winter-the-crash-of-air-florida-flight-90-cdcba7847e0a] (https://admiralcloudberg.medium.com/the-cold-laws-of-winter-the-crash-of-air-florida-flight-90-cdcba7847e0a) Book: Air Crash Ivestigations: Death in the Potomac The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90. By George Cramoisi, Editor Nat Geo Documentary: Seconds From Disaster: Flight 90. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiZ08nFhsLY] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiZ08nFhsLY) [https://www.communitybankingconnections.org/articles/2022/i2/forty-years-later] (https://www.communitybankingconnections.org/articles/2022/i2/forty-years-later) [https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/01/13/decade-later-pain-lingers-for-air-florida-survivors/11c2e520-c607-4dcb-9a32-fe261f26c218/] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1992/01/13/decade-later-pain-lingers-for-air-florida-survivors/11c2e520-c607-4dcb-9a32-fe261f26c218/) [https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/tv/1984/04/01/nikki-felchtonights-flight-90-depicts-the-snowy-day-she-nearly-died-in-the-river/a5a387df-470d-408f-9c0e-2c373a34de8c/] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/tv/1984/04/01/nikki-felchtonights-flight-90-depicts-the-snowy-day-she-nearly-died-in-the-river/a5a387df-470d-408f-9c0e-2c373a34de8c/) [https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2003/jan/12/features.magazine27] (https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2003/jan/12/features.magazine27) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:18

19 Feb 2024


#208

206: Trail Tales 43

Today’s stories include the sisterhood of the frothing pants, powerful manifestors, surprise allergies, stubborn guide dogs, hiking back in time, tooth & claw induced fear, Grand Canyon gaslighting and raccoon terror.. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Lume Deodorant] (https://lumedeodorant.com/) : Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [Reel] (https://reelpaper.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. [Quince] (https://quince.com/npad) : Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. [Earth Breeze] (https://earthbreeze.com/npad) : Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

50 MINS

50:43

14 Feb 2024


#207

205: Tales from the Crypt. Waterton Lakes National Park.

On a crisp September day, Trevor Janz and Patricia Van Tighem’s lives are changed forever when they encounter a grizzly on their weekend hike. Patricia writes of their journey of healing, both physical and emotional, with refreshing candor and an open heart. Help is out there: Call 988 or text 741741 We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Hatch] (https://hatch.co/npad) : Use our link to get $20 off and free shipping. [Rocket Money] (https://rocketmoney.com/npad) : Use our link to get started saving. [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Naked Wines] (https://nakedwines.com/npad) : Follow our link and use code and password NPAD to get 6 bottles of wine for $39.99 plus free shipping. Sources The Bear’s Embrace by Patricia Van Tighem, [LA Times] (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-dec-25-me-vantighem25-story.html) , [Legacy] (https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/legacyremembers/patricia-janz-obituary?id=46726535) , [BC Care Providers] (https://bccare.ca/2014/08/nelson-doctor-gives-two-decades-care-heart/) , [Waterton Lakes National Park] (https://mywaterton.ca/entries/waterton-lakes-national-park/b1ba5933-4639-47b5-9b00-2896509ec15f) , [Parks Canada] (https://parks.canada.ca/pn-np/ab/waterton/culture/histoire-history/faits-facts) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:10

12 Feb 2024


#206

204: Two Thousand Miles to Freedom. California National Historic Trail.

Bridget Biddy Mason was forced to walk from Mississippi to California when her enslaver followed Mormon leader, Brigham Young to the west. While others rode in wagons or on horseback, she walked the entire way, while caring for her new born baby. Her story is one of survival, courage, and strength that leads her to become one of the most successful and wealthiest black women of her time. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. [Alo Moves] (https://alomoves.com/) : Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription. Sources: [NPS] (https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/28-days-of-black-history.htm) , [LA Conservancy] (https://www.laconservancy.org/learn/historic-places/biddy-mason-memorial-park/) , [ NPS (2)] (https://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm) , [NPS (3)] (https://www.nps.gov/people/biddymason.htm) , [NPS (4)] (https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/california_national_historic_trail.html) Book: Biddy Mason: A Place of her Own by Camille Gavin ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:01

05 Feb 2024


#205

203: Trail Tales 42

Today’s stories include naked rescues, unfortunate events, dumb Americans, magical moments, eerie encounters and signs of encouragement. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [StellarSleep] (https://stellarsleep.com/npad) : For a 7 day free trial then JUST $99 a year, head to [StellarSleep.com/NPAD] (http://StellarSleep.com/NPAD) . ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

53 MINS

53:55

01 Feb 2024


#204

202: Sometimes the Wrong Decision, Is the Right One. Gates of the Arctic National Park.

When a rafting trip goes wrong deep in the remote wilderness of Alaska, a father and son fight for their lives. With limited supplies, the pair have to battle the elements, wildlife and themselves in order to survive. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Apostrophe] (https://apostrophe.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5. [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Factor] (https://factormeals.com/npad50) : Use our link and code npad50 to get 50% off Sources I Shouldn’t Be Alive Season 2 Episode 3, [WV Emergency Management] (https://emd.wv.gov/About/News/Pages/10-Essential-Tips-for-Wilderness-Survival.aspx) , [NPS] (https://www.nps.gov/articles/gatesarctic.htm) , [NPS History] (http://npshistory.com/publications/gaar/index.htm) , [Travel Alaska] (https://www.travelalaska.com/Destinations/Parks-Public-Lands/Gates-of-the-Arctic-National-Park-and-Preserve#:~:text=With%20the%20exception%20of%20the,less%20than%20400%20permanent%20residents.) , [National Geographic] (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/article/gates-arctic-national-park) , [The Oklahoman] (https://www.oklahoman.com/story/news/2003/06/13/father-son-stranded-for-4-days-in-alaska/62039607007/) , [Business Insider] (https://www.businessinsider.com/why-alaska-bush-pilots-are-essential-in-the-state-2022-1#however-alaska-aviation-truly-took-off-after-the-creation-of-wien-alaska-airways-in-1927-the-carrier-which-was-the-states-first-commercial-airline-ferried-people-and-mail-on-routes-between-rural-towns-like-nome-candle-and-point-hope-8) , [LA Times] (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-sep-16-os-live16-story.html) , [Fly Coyote] (https://flycoyote.com/about-us/) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:01

29 Jan 2024


#203

201: The Lava Lake Murders. Deschutes National Forest.

When three murders occur in the remote wilderness of Deschutes National Forest, a full man hunt is initiated. Investigators would soon realize that it would be much more difficult to capture the perpetrator than they could have ever imagined. Danielle is on [Cameo] (https://www.cameo.com/dlarock_npad?qid=1705419341&aaQueryId=bca21e050a4325fae7f23c48fc8d452b) ! Head over there for personalized messages, recommendations, and more! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. [Heart Starts Pounding] (https://www.heartstartspounding.com/) :  check out Heart Starts Pounding wherever you get your podcasts. [Rocket Money] (https://rocketmoney.com/npad) : Use our link to get started saving. Resources: [https://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/community_paid/offbeat-oregon-lava-lake-murders-are-still-officially-unsolved-but/article_0802b80c-6b5d-11e9-b828-9f89bd102737.html] (https://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/community_paid/offbeat-oregon-lava-lake-murders-are-still-officially-unsolved-but/article_0802b80c-6b5d-11e9-b828-9f89bd102737.html) [https://www.historicmysteries.com/lava-lake-murders/] (https://www.historicmysteries.com/lava-lake-murders/) [https://morethanjustparks.com/deschutes-national-forest/] (https://morethanjustparks.com/deschutes-national-forest/) [https://truecrimedetective.co.uk/unsolved-mysteries-slaughter-in-the-wilderness-the-lava-lake-murders-736ad407dc54] (https://truecrimedetective.co.uk/unsolved-mysteries-slaughter-in-the-wilderness-the-lava-lake-murders-736ad407dc54) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

56 MINS

56:19

22 Jan 2024


#202

200: I Escaped: A Sit Down With a Wilderness Therapy Program Participant

As a follow up to last episode, we sit down for a chat with one of Danielle’s oldest friends - Tyler, who has first hand experience with a wilderness therapy program in Utah. He was blindfolded and taken out into the desert, where he became the first to “escape” the program. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Embrace Pet Insurance] (https://embracepetinsurance.com/npad) : For more info head to [ EmbracePetInsurance.com/NPAD] (https://embracepetinsurance.com/npad) [Earth Breeze] (https://earthbreeze.com/npad) : Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. ... Read more

18 Jan 2024

58 MINS

58:53

18 Jan 2024


#201

199: When Good Intentions Go Bad. Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Wilderness Therapy – some praise it, others shame it. In the 1980’s Steve Cartisano created the Challenger Foundation, the wilderness therapy camp that promised to reform wayward teens. It seemed like a perfect solution for concerned parents until kids claimed abuse, and others died while in camp care. Today we venture to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument to understand how Hell Camp earned its name. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Reel] (https://reelpaper.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. [Acorns] (https://acorns.com/npad) : Use our link to sign up for Acorns to start saving and investing for your future. [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Quince] (https://quince.com/npad) : Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. Sources: Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare, [Rolling Stone] (https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-reviews/hell-camp-netflix-paris-hilton-wilderness-camps-abuse-troubled-teen-industry-1234937239/') , [Desert News] (https://www.deseret.com/1991/7/24/18932325/father-sues-challenger-over-daughter-s-death) , [Variety Magazine] (https://variety.com/2024/film/news/hell-camp-teen-nightmare-steve-cartisano-1235859403/) , [Outside Magazine] (https://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/what-happened-out-here/) , [BLM] (https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument) , [JSTOR Daily] (https://daily.jstor.org/history-summer-camp/#:~:text=In%20the%201870s%20and%201880s,hundred%20camps%20in%20the%20US.) , [Daily Mail] (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-12814809/Inside-Utahs-harrowing-Challenger-Foundation-wilderness-therapy-camp-promised-wear-troubled-teens-shut-amid-charges-child-abuse-negligent-HOMICIDE-following-death-16-year-old-girl.html) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:48

15 Jan 2024


#200

198: You Can't Grow Weed in a National Park.

Illegal marijuana operations are popping up around National Parks in West, and they're worth millions of dollars. We examine the impact of these operations and stories that have lead to arrests and fatalities. Resources: [ NPS,] (https://www.nps.gov/noca/learn/news/major-marijuana-plantation-removed-from-ross-lake-national-recreation-area.htm) [Seoklaw (1)] (https://seoklaw.com/civil-forfieturepart-one-of-two/) , [(Seoklaw (2),] (https://seoklaw.com/civil-forfieture-part-two-of-two/) [Whitehouse] (https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/ondcp/marijuana-on-public-lands#:~:text=Outdoor%20marijuana%20cultivation%20is%20harmful,fertilizers%2C%20terracing%2C%20and%20poaching) , [NPS (2)] (https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/news/illegal-marijuana-grow-site-cleaned-up.htm) Book:  Death, Daring, & Disaster - Search and Rescue in the National Parks by Charles R. "Butch" Farabee Jr.  ======================================================================================================= We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Stellar Sleep] (https://stellarsleep.com/npad) : Use our link to get a free 7-day trial, then just $99 per year. [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. [Hello Fresh] (https://www.hellofresh.com/npadfree) : Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:32

08 Jan 2024


#199

197: Trail Tales 41

Today’s stories include haunted school houses, questionable disappearances, LSD UFO sightings, bear dances, keeping traditions and no gear - just vibes. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Alo Moves] (https://alomoves.com/) : Use code NPAD to get a free 30-day subscription. [Athena Club] (https://athenaclub.com/) : Use code NPAD to get 20% off your purchase.  [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/npad) : Use our link to get 15% off your annual membership. ... Read more

04 Jan 2024

48 MINS

48:03

04 Jan 2024


#198

196: The Slenderman Stabbing. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

In May of 2014 two 12-year-old girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, lured their friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times - all in an attempt to appease a fictional horror character. This case has a lot to consider and its fair share of few twists and turns, follow along as we discuss what the media dubbed “The Slenderman Stabbing”. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [Lume Deodorant] (https://lumedeodorant.com/) : Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at [LumeDeodorant.com] (https://lumedeoderant.com/) ! #lumepod [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/npad) : Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Sources “The Wicked” 20/20 Special, [The Guardian] (https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/07/slender-man-into-the-woods-how-an-online-bogeyman-inspired-children-to-kill) , [Milwaukee Magazine ] (https://www.milwaukeemag.com/in-the-woods-slender-man-saga/) , [The Washington Post] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/18/in-the-bedroom-of-alleged-slender-man-stabber-some-disturbing-things/) , [Spooky Geology] (https://spookygeology.com/healing-waters-of-waukesha-turned-sour/) , [BBC] (https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27776894) , [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] (https://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/critical-hearing-in-slender-man-case-to-begin-today-b99520903z1-307851871.html) , [Change.org] (https://www.change.org/p/waukesha-county-circuit-court-judge-michael-o-bohren-allow-morgan-geyser-to-receive-treatment-for-her-mental-illness) ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:31

01 Jan 2024


#197

195: A Christmas Massacre. Keweenaw National Historical Park.

The Copper Mining Strike of 1913 became one of the most violent in United States History. When strikers throw a Christmas Eve Party for their families and children, 73 people end up dead when someone falsely yells, "fire!" Resources: Book:  Death’s Door The truth behind the Italian Hall Disaster and the Strike of 1913 by Steve Lehto, [ MTU] (https://www.hu.mtu.edu/vup/Strike/One-Man_Drill.html) , [NPS] (https://www.nps.gov/articles/remembering-the-italian-hall-tragedy.htm) , [NPS (2)] (https://www.nps.gov/kewe/index.htm) We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Quince] (https://quince.com/npad) : Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [Lume Deodorant] (https://lumedeodorant.com/) : Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at [LumeDeodorant.com] (https://lumedeoderant.com/) ! #lumepod [Hello Fresh] (https://www.hellofresh.com/npadfree) : Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:33

25 Dec 2023


#196

194: Trail Tales 40

Today’s stories include horsey adversaries, near death experiences, best burro friends, ghostly smells, unseen predators, suddenly appearing underwear and playing dead. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Miracle Made] (https://trymiracle.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. [Earth Breeze] (https://earthbreeze.com/npad) : Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. [CoPilot] (https://go.mycopilot.com/npad) : Use our link [mycopilot.com/NPAD] (http://mycopilot.com/NPAD) to get a 14-day FREE trial AND 20% off your first month of personalized fitness if you sign up before February 1st! [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/npad) : Use our link to gift a membership and get one free. ... Read more

21 Dec 2023

59 MINS

59:42

21 Dec 2023


#195

193: A Daughter of Adventure. Molly Brown House National Historic Building.

It’s here, it’s happening - Danielle finally gets to talk about the Titanic .. kind of. Today’s episode will introduce you to the real woman behind The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a self proclaimed “daughter of adventure”. For this episode Danielle visited the Molly Brown house in Denver’s Capitol Hill for guided tours (three times in one week) to get you the full scoop on her extraordinary life and the ghostly happenings in her home following her death. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Reel] (https://reelpaper.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Lume Deodorant] (https://lumedeodorant.com/) : Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at [LumeDeodorant.com] (https://lumedeoderant.com/) ! #lumepod Sources [NPS] (https://www.nps.gov/places/molly-brown-house.htm) , [Medium] (https://writerbeverly.medium.com/the-unsinkable-molly-brown-great-sluts-of-history-a70741c2b75d) , [Molly Brown House] (https://mollybrown.org/) , [Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame] (https://www.cogreatwomen.org/project/margaret-molly-tobin-brown/) , [Eagle Valley Library] (https://www.evld.org/blogs/valley-vintage/molly-brown-house-museum-virtual-tour) , [Denver Post] (https://www.denverpost.com/2012/03/16/unimaginable-molly-brown-high-society-and-union-sympathizer/) , [The New Yorker] (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi5v9DC-smCAxUfHTQIHZnfCcYQFnoECBwQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newyorker.com%2Fmagazine%2F2021%2F03%2F08%2Fwhen-the-barbizon-gave-women-rooms-of-their-own&usg=AOvVaw0XwGDJD7TWbGg9FgSb-BHM&opi=89978449) ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:21

18 Dec 2023


#194

192: The Last of His People. Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Today we tell the story of Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi people. The Gold Rush of California brought on the mass murder of Ishi's people and indigenous groups throughout the state. After years of surviving alone in the foothills of Lassen Volcanic, he came out of hiding, certain he would be killed just as his family had been. Interactive native land map: [native-land.ca] (http://native-land.ca/) We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Aeropress] (https://aeropress.com/npad) : Use our link to save up to 20%. [Skylight Frames] (https://skylightframe.com/park) : Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. [Hello Fresh] (https://www.hellofresh.com/npadfree) : Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Resources: Ishi in Two Worlds by Theodora Kroeber. [https://history.library.ucsf.edu/ishi.html] (https://history.library.ucsf.edu/ishi.html) [https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/tribes.htm] (https://www.nps.gov/lavo/learn/tribes.htm) [https://www.notesfromthefrontier.com/post/ishi-the-last-wild-indian] (https://www.notesfromthefrontier.com/post/ishi-the-last-wild-indian) ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:29

11 Dec 2023


#193

191: Outside For All. How Ranger the Dog Made National Park History.

Today we are bringing you the inspiring story of Brad, Halie, and Ranger’s adventure - to visit all 63 US National Parks, with a twist. After Brad was diagnosed with late onset epilepsy, he and his epilepsy alert service dog Ranger decided to set off on a journey across the US National Park system to prove that living with a disability shouldn't stand as a barrier to accessibility. Because the outdoors are for everyone. You can follow Brad and Ranger’s journeys on Instagram @‌rangerlovestravel Learn about the NPS America the Beautiful Interagency Access Pass [HERE] (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/accessibility/interagency-access-pass.htm) We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Apostrophe] (https://apostrophe.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5. [Skylight Frames] (https://skylightframe.com/park) : Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/npad) : Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. ... Read more

07 Dec 2023

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:51

07 Dec 2023


#192

190: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 3.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* We wrap up our series on the Starved Rock murders by discussing Chester’s confession, physical evidence reports, explore additional possible suspects, hear from an original juror and get up to speed with where Chester Weger’s case stands now. Be sure to listen to part 1 & 2 before diving in. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Quince] (https://quince.com/npad) : Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. [Reel] (https://reelpaper.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. [StoryWorth] (https://storyworth.com/npad) : Use our link to save $10 on your first purchase. [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), [Chicago Sun Times] (https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/6/25/21558387/starved-rock-killer-chester-weger-skip-palenic-microtrace-forensic-lab-serial-killers-identified) , [WSPY News] (https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/so-called-starved-rock-murderer-is-innocent-says-a-woman-and-she-knows-who-to/article_aebd6188-1108-11ee-a017-bb5858cc320d.html) , [The Andy Hale Podcast] (https://www.andyhalepodcast.com/starved-rock-murders) , [Rolling Stone] (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/starved-rock-murder-chester-weger-dna-1391034/) , [Daily Journal] (https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/starved-rock-legend-likely-didnt-happen/article_fdff22a3-fbca-51d6-9b2f-81f480d715a0.html) , [Starved Rock Lodge] (https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/starved-rock-state-park/) , [Iowa Cold Cases] (https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/lee-rotatori/) , [Medium] (https://medium.com/@brutalnation/was-he-really-an-evil-killer-or-victim-of-a-colossal-conspiracy-e4c34184c039) ... Read more

04 Dec 2023

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:31

04 Dec 2023


#191

189: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 2.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* In today’s episode, part 2 of the Starved Rock murders we dive further into the questions posed as the investigation continued including eyewitness statements, the physical evidence involved and other possible suspects. Be sure to listen to part 1 before diving in. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [SkyLight Frames] (https://skylightframe.com/park) : Use our link and get $15 off a Skylight Frame. [Aeropress] (https://aeropress.com/npad) : Use our link to save up to 20%. [Miracle Made] (https://trymiracle.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/npad) : Use our link to gift a membership and get one free. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), [Chicago Sun Times] (https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/6/25/21558387/starved-rock-killer-chester-weger-skip-palenic-microtrace-forensic-lab-serial-killers-identified) , [WSPY News] (https://www.wspynews.com/news/local/so-called-starved-rock-murderer-is-innocent-says-a-woman-and-she-knows-who-to/article_aebd6188-1108-11ee-a017-bb5858cc320d.html) , [The Andy Hale Podcast] (https://www.andyhalepodcast.com/starved-rock-murders) , [Rolling Stone] (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/starved-rock-murder-chester-weger-dna-1391034/) , [Daily Journal] (https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/starved-rock-legend-likely-didnt-happen/article_fdff22a3-fbca-51d6-9b2f-81f480d715a0.html) , [Starved Rock Lodge] (https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/starved-rock-state-park/) , [Iowa Cold Cases] (https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/lee-rotatori/) , [Medium] (https://medium.com/@brutalnation/was-he-really-an-evil-killer-or-victim-of-a-colossal-conspiracy-e4c34184c039) ... Read more

27 Nov 2023

56 MINS

56:30

27 Nov 2023


#190

188: Trail Tales 39

Today’s stories include evil raccoons, love for law enforcement, UFOs over Phoenix shi***ing on a perfect day and vibrating packs. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. [Reel] (https://reelpaper.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to sign up for a subscription to automatically get 30% off of your first order and free shipping. [StoryWorth] (https://storyworth.com/npad) : Use our link to save $10 on your first purchase. ... Read more

23 Nov 2023

51 MINS

51:47

23 Nov 2023


#189

187: The Devil’s in the Details. Starved Rock State Park & National Historic Landmark. Part 1.

*Warning: This episode involves graphic discussion of violent acts and sexual assault* In March of 1960, three friends set out for a girls trip to Starved Rock State Park. When they were discovered brutally murdered inside the park – the pressure was on to find who was responsible. After months of investigation, a state park employee confesses to the crimes and is sent to prison. Despite his initial confession, Chester Weger maintains his innocence over six decades later, and he isn’t the only one. This case has it all - twists, turns and question marks, and in part 1, we are just getting started. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Athena Club] (https://www.athenaclub.com/) : Use code NPAD at checkout to get a free Gentle Body Scrub with the purchase of a Razor Kit. Or get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. [Embrace Pet Insurance] (https://embracepetinsurance.com/npad) : Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! [Beam] (https://shopbeam.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off. [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Sources The Murders at Starved Rock (HBO Documentary Series), [The Andy Hale Podcast] (https://www.andyhalepodcast.com/starved-rock-murders) , [Chicago Magazine] (https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/march-2022/unmaking-a-murderer/) , [Rolling Stone] (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/starved-rock-murder-chester-weger-dna-1391034/) , [Daily Journal] (https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/starved-rock-legend-likely-didnt-happen/article_fdff22a3-fbca-51d6-9b2f-81f480d715a0.html) , [Starved Rock Lodge] (https://www.starvedrocklodge.com/starved-rock-state-park/) , [Iowa Cold Cases] (https://iowacoldcases.org/case-summaries/lee-rotatori/) , [Medium] (https://medium.com/@brutalnation/was-he-really-an-evil-killer-or-victim-of-a-colossal-conspiracy-e4c34184c039) ... Read more

20 Nov 2023

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:49

20 Nov 2023


#188

186: Trail Tales 38

Today’s stories include circling hawks, dumb ways to die, trail angels, Maya Rudolph-ing on Mount Washington, dispatching mamas, shark scares, hallucinating on the dunes and butterscotch smelling pines. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 50% off your first subscription. Plus 15% off and free shipping on all future subscription orders. [Athena Club] (https://www.athenaclub.com/) : Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide. [Hello Fresh] (https://www.hellofresh.com/npadfree) : Use our link and code npadfree for free breakfast for life. [CoPilot] (https://go.mycopilot.com/npad) : Use our link to get a 14 day free trial with a personal trainer. ... Read more

09 Nov 2023

48 MINS

48:08

09 Nov 2023


#187

185: Behind the Scenes of Rhino Man with Director John Jurko II

Today we are joined again by John Jurko, director and producer of Rhino Man, a film that follows the courageous field rangers who risk their lives every day to protect South Africa's rhinos from being poached to extinction. A lot has happened since our first discussion with John last year, and he catches us up with all the developments regarding the film, his life and the legacy work he and his team continue to dedicate in memory of Anton Mzimba. Please visit the following links for more information, further listening and to lend your support. Website: [rhinomanthemovie.org] (http://rhinomanthemovie.org/) Podcast: r [hinomanthemovie.org/podcast] (http://hinomanthemovie.org/podcast) Anton Mzimba Education Fund: [antonmzimba.com] (http://antonmzimba.com/) Justice for Anton Petition: [justiceforanton.org] (http://justiceforanton.org/) Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. [Beam] (https://shopbeam.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD for up to 50% off.   [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/npad) : Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. [Apostrophe] (https://apostrophe.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to get your first visit for only $5. ... Read more

06 Nov 2023

54 MINS

54:57

06 Nov 2023


#186

184: National Park Ghosts, Monsters, and Cryptids.

Join us in South Dakota to witness the screams of the Banshee of the Badlands. Venture to Alaska where a cryptid lurks that disguises themselves as our favorite... otters?  Do you believe in the Lizard Man of South Carolina? Because the police sure do, and one sighting led to manhunts with bounties for his capture. Today we're taking you to several different parks to explore the creatures that lurk there. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. [Miracle Made] (https://trymiracle.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to save over 40% and get 3 free towels. [Quince] (https://quince.com/npad) : Use our link to get free shipping and 365-day returns. [Beam] (https://shopbeam.com/npad) : Use our link and code CYBER for up to 40% off.   Resources: [https://geologyscience.com/gallery/geological-wonders/the-badlands-national-park-usa/?amp] (https://geologyscience.com/gallery/geological-wonders/the-badlands-national-park-usa/?amp) [https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm] (https://www.nps.gov/badl/index.htm) [https://www.nps.gov/cave/blogs/the-mystery-of-the-sloth.htm] (https://www.nps.gov/cave/blogs/the-mystery-of-the-sloth.htm) [https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/texas/big-bend-national-park/experiences/news/photos/why-big-bend-is-americas-creepiest-national-park] (https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/texas/big-bend-national-park/experiences/news/photos/why-big-bend-is-americas-creepiest-national-park) [https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/kushtaka-land-otter-legend-ak/] (https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/alaska/kushtaka-land-otter-legend-ak/) [https://www.nationalparks.org/explore/parks/congaree-national-park] (https://www.nationalparks.org/explore/parks/congaree-national-park) ... Read more

30 Oct 2023

49 MINS

49:52

30 Oct 2023


#185

183: Death Markers in the Live Free or Die State with Marianne O'Connor. White Mountains National Fo...

What an exciting episode! Today we are joined by author of “Haunted Hikes of New England” Marianne O’Connor to talk all things trail death in the White Mountains. A self proclaimed collector of ghost stories, NH native Marianne is an avid hiker and historian. Today she shares with us the stories behind some of the most notable death markers in the White’s and what we can learn from the tragedies. You can find more information on hiker safety cards [here] (http://www.hikesafe.com/) and find her book [here] (https://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Hikes-New-Hampshire-2nd/dp/1942155298/ref=asc_df_1942155298/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=385577133793&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17196073101700864221&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028731&hvtargid=pla-825403858002&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=79288121275&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=385577133793&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17196073101700864221&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9028731&hvtargid=pla-825403858002) ! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Uncommon Goods] (https://uncommongoods.com/npad) : Use our link and get 15% off your next gift. [Zocdoc] (https://zocdoc.com/npad) : Use our link to download the Zocdoc app for free. [Lume Deodorant] (https://lumepodcast.com/) : Control Body Odor ANYWHERE with @lumedeodorant and get $5 off off your Starter Pack (that’s over 40% off) with promo code [NPAD] at [lumepodcast.com] (https://lumepodcast.com/) ! #lumepod [Beam] (https://shopbeam.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   ... Read more

26 Oct 2023

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:45

26 Oct 2023


#184

182: A Good Ol' Fashioned Séance. Presidents Park.

Victorians, they’re just like us! Er, well, kinda. It’s easy to judge a group of people who strapped raw meat to their faces for beauty or fastened taxidermy cats on their hats for fashion, but their obsessions went far beyond beauty and style. They were fanatic about death, and speaking to the deceased. Today we dive into the history of Spiritualism and get familiar with one of its most famous and loyal followers, Mary Todd Lincoln. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [Badlands] (https://www.disgracelandpod.com/badlands) : Listen Badlands wherever you listen to podcasts. [Embrace Pet Insurance] (https://embracepetinsurance.com/npad) : Use our link to sign up for pet insurance today! Sources [NPS] (https://www.nps.gov/places/president-s-park.htm) , [The White House Historical Association] (https://www.whitehousehistory.org/seances-in-the-red-room) , [Daily Beast] (https://www.thedailybeast.com/americas-most-diva-president-had-tiffany-decorate-the-white-house-with-wrinkled-disco-balls') , [The New Yorker] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/31/why-did-so-many-victorians-try-to-speak-with-the-dead) , [History] (https://www.history.com/news/did-abraham-lincoln-predict-his-own-death) , [Smithsonian] (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-spiritualist-who-warned-lincoln-was-also-booths-drinking-buddy-180954317/) , [Pearce Museum] (https://www.pearcemuseum.com/education/seventh-grade-curriculum/facts-from-lincolns-assassination-and-death/) , [Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century] (https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Parks/OHenry/spiritualism.pdf) , [Mental Floss] (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/602456/thomas-edison-nikola-tesla-spirit-phone) , [Abraham Lincoln Online] (https://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/sites/bellevue.htm#:~:text=Mary%20Lincoln%20at%20Bellevue%20Place&text=Ten%20years%20after%20Abraham%20Lincoln%27s,in%20the%20Fox%20River%20Valley.) , [History of American Women] (https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2010/05/mary-todd-lincoln.html) , [History] (https://www.history.com/news/ghost-hoax-spiritualism-fox-sisters) Book Recs: Occult America, The Psychic Life of Abraham Lincoln ... Read more

23 Oct 2023

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:21

23 Oct 2023


#183

181: Trail Tales 37

Today’s stories include killers in the forest, charging cougars, invisible drums, papa bears, death in the White’s and aliens stalkers. Outsiders Only bonus stories available for Patreon and Apple Subscribers! We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Prose] (https://prose.com/npad) : Use our link for a free in-depth hair consultation and 15% off your subscription. [Athena Club] (https://www.athenaclub.com/) : Get started with Athena Club today by shopping in-store at Target nationwide [BetterHelp] (https://www.betterhelp.com/get-started/?go=true&transaction_id=1023f0ca1e545babe1841dfb871b69&utm_source=podcast&utm_campaign=1378&utm_medium=Desktop&utm_content=&utm_term=npad&not_found=1&gor=start) : National Park After Dark is sponsored by BetterHelp. Get 10% off. ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

44 MINS

44:51

16 Oct 2023


#182

180: On the Trail of the Lost with Andrea Lankford

Andrea Lankford returns! We last spoke with the author of Ranger Confidential last year, but today she is back to discuss her new book Trail of the Lost: The Relentless Search to Bring Home the Missing Hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail. The book outlines the stories of missing hikers Chris Sylvia, David O'Sullivan and Kris Fowler, their families and the lengths they (and complete strangers) have gone to find them. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [CoPilot] (https://go.mycopilot.com/npad) : Use our link to get a 14 day free trial with a personal trainer. [Earth Breeze] (https://earthbreeze.com/npad) : Use our link got get 40% off when you subscribe. [MasterClass] (https://masterclass.com/npad) : Use our link to get an additional 15% off an annual membership. [IQBAR] (https://www.eatiqbar.com/) : Text PARK to 64000 to get 20% off all IQBAR products and free shipping. ... Read more

12 Oct 2023

52 MINS

52:57

12 Oct 2023


#181

179: Death in Acadia National Park.

Kathy was just looking for love, but after she found it, she died under suspicious circumstances inside of Acadia National Park. Her new husband was the prime suspect. We love our National Parks and we know you do too but when you're out there, remember to enjoy the view but watch your back. Please take a moment to rate and subscribe from wherever you’re listening to NPAD! Become part of our Outsider family on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/npadpodcast)   or [Apple Subscriptions] (https://t.co/ivJuzIBtuQ) to gain access to ad-free episodes, bonus content, and more. Follow our socials [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/nationalparkafterdark) , [Facebook] (https://www.facebook.com/npafterdarkpodcast) , and [Twitter] (https://twitter.com/npadpodcast) . To share a Trail Tale, suggest a story, access merch, and browse our book recommendations - head over to our [website] (https://www.npadpodcast.com/) . Thank you so much to our partners, check them out! [Microdose Gummies] (https://www.microdose.com/) : Use code NPAD to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. [Hello Fresh] (https://www.hellofresh.com/50npad) : Use our link and code 50npad for 50% off plus free 15% off the next 2 months. [Beam] (https://shopbeam.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD for up to 40% off.   [Apostrophe] (https://apostrophe.com/npad) : Use our link and code NPAD to get your  first visit for only $5. Resources: [https://downeastacadia.com/story/otter-cliffs] (https://downeastacadia.com/story/otter-cliffs) [https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914c021add7b049347b1fee] (https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/5914c021add7b049347b1fee) [https://www.newspapers.com/article/68662973/police-checking-suspicious-aspects-of/] (https://www.newspapers.com/article/68662973/police-checking-suspicious-aspects-of/) [https://www.newspapers.com/article/68674778/victims-mother-takes-stand-by-a-jay/] (https://www.newspapers.com/article/68674778/victims-mother-takes-stand-by-a-jay/) [https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-bones-found-in-montana-may-have-link-to-87-maine-murder/] (https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-bones-found-in-montana-may-have-link-to-87-maine-murder/) [https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-inmate-who-pushed-3rd-wife-off-otter-cliffs-in-87-leaps-to-his-death/] (https://www.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/15/news/from-the-bdn-archives-inmate-who-pushed-3rd-wife-off-otter-cliffs-in-87-leaps-to-his-death/) ... Read more

09 Oct 2023

51 MINS

51:54

09 Oct 2023