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Out There is a podcast that explores big questions through intimate stories in the great outdoors.

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    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Out There is a podcast that explores big questions through intimate stories in the great outdoors.

    In the Name of Fairness

    In the Name of Fairness

    On the surface, competing as a runner seems straight forward: the winner of a race is the fastest person from point A to point B, and to progress, you just have to be a better runner than everyone else. Right?
    Turns out, it’s not so simple. Fairness is a surprisingly complicated concept.
    On this episode we bring you the story of two athletes — a “ghost runner” from the U.K. and a phenom from Uganda — and we explore how rules meant to ensure fairness can end up excluding some of the best athletes from competitions.
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    • 31 min
    Riding Past Fear

    Riding Past Fear

    Growing up with a rare bone condition, Will Cox was constantly in and out of hospitals — and constantly fearful of the world around him.
    The fear eventually took over his life, controlling almost everything he did. And that’s probably the way his future would have played out, had it not been for a mountain bike.
    On this episode, Tanya Chawla brings us Will’s story.
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    • 32 min
    Choosing a Line

    Choosing a Line

    We often hear that you shouldn’t worry about what society thinks of you — you should chart your own course in life. But that’s easier said than done.
    What if different parts of you are at odds? How do know if you’ve made a mistake by following your gut?
    This is a story about learning to trust yourself on a mountain bike, and in life.
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    • 27 min
    Outskating Your Demons

    Outskating Your Demons

    Molly-Anne Dameron had struggled with severe mental illness her whole life. And, after years of drug addiction, she had recently gotten sober.
    But — as she puts it — getting sober is "not always f*cking rainbows." She wasn’t sure she was going to make it in sobriety, with the added isolation of the pandemic.
    So she set out to skate from Maine to New Jersey.
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    • 35 min
    Forest as Pharmacy

    Forest as Pharmacy

    Shannon Prince comes from a family with a rich relationship to the natural world. Her Cherokee ancestors were skilled at using plants as medicine.
    But her family’s eco-literacy had been stripped away over the generations. Yearning to rediscover forgotten knowledge, Shannon traveled across the world to Mongolia, where ancient traditions were more intact.
    On this episode, she explores the surprising things that can happen to you on a personal level, when you attempt to preserve a way of life that’s slowly disappearing.
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    • 33 min
    Trial by Fire

    Trial by Fire

    Becky Jensen had given herself the perfect present for her 50th birthday: a two-week solo backpacking trip. But when she emerged from the trail, she learned that a wildfire had started near her home in northern Colorado. Her house might already be gone.
    On this episode, Becky shares her story. She takes us from the tranquility of the San Juan mountains to a cramped basement where she waited out her evacuation, and explores how you find serenity when a natural disaster threatens everything you’ve built.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Poetichiker ,

So rich! So good!

A real gem of a podcast!

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Nature Saved My Life

Loved this podcast and others here as refreshing approaches on how time spent outside works for us.

MaddeRipa ,

Out there is amazing

I love this show for it’s amazingly honest and inspiring stories. I was allready Out there quite a lot but you have inspired me to go further, learn more and feel welcome on the trail. Thank you!

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