232 episodes

Come find inspiration with women in the outdoors. Interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping, entrepreneurship, outdoor equity, aging, conservation, motherhood, chronic illness, and more as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

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    • 4.8 • 106 Ratings

Come find inspiration with women in the outdoors. Interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping, entrepreneurship, outdoor equity, aging, conservation, motherhood, chronic illness, and more as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

    We Know You'll Love: This is Our Time

    We Know You'll Love: This is Our Time

    Listen to a preview of "This is Our Time" a storytelling podcast that takes you on an immersive adventure on a ship to Antarctica with host Samantha Hodder and 80 women who all work in STEM.

    • 3 min
    The Cyclical Nature of Everything: Anna Brones

    The Cyclical Nature of Everything: Anna Brones

    The idea that everything comes back around can be a comforting thought - especially as Anna Brones shares it:

    “I think that that's what we've really been doing in a larger way in the last two years. We've had to reckon with some of these larger questions about what it means to be human, what it means to exist, who we are when we don't have all of the external distractions. And so I think that that's what we are continuing to sit with. And I think your creative process is a way to sit with those things. And I think that's why investing in creative process is so important because at the end of the day, being creative is being human.”

    Anna was on She Explores back in April of 2020 for a conversation called ‘Creativity to Guide Us Through.’ It was around the start of lockdown and life as we knew it was changing. To kick off 2022, we’re revisiting portions of this conversation on creativity and nature that feel just as relevant today and we also catch up with Anna as she shares some valuable advice on approaching January in a gentle way.

    • 31 min
    Into the F.U.T.U.R.E.

    Into the F.U.T.U.R.E.

    Gabaccia is our guide as we learn about equity, the importance of outdoor equity funds, and what it takes to get legislation across the finish line. Meet four women from the Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E. Initiative who are creating more opportunities for youth in the outdoors.

    • 46 min
    The Adventure Art Academy: Claire Giordano

    The Adventure Art Academy: Claire Giordano

    Join environmental artist Claire Giordano in the field as she teaches plein air painting in stunning landscapes like alpine lakes, old growth forests, beneath sandstone cliffs, oceanside, and glaciers. While Claire loves sharing the fun and beauty of experiencing these places through her virtual course, The Adventure Art Academy, there’s an intention behind the class that is more than meets the eye.

    • 37 min
    How to Be Alone: Nicole Antoinette

    How to Be Alone: Nicole Antoinette

    Nicole Antoinette recently released a trail journal of her 2017 thru-hike of the Arizona Trail called “How to Be Alone.” And that’s what we met up to talk about on a trail near Boston: how her first thru-hike came to be, how she persevered, and why she decided to add to the trail journal canon. While quitting can indeed be a kindness, Nicole solo hiked all 800 rugged miles of the Arizona Trail. And it all started when she was over 30,000 feet up in the air, reading a book on a plane.

    • 43 min
    Showing Up as Her Full Self for Wildlife: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

    Showing Up as Her Full Self for Wildlife: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

    After 15 years as a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant has a lot of valuable life lessons to share, be it the way she looks back at her own career with compassion for her younger self, the importance of doing exactly what she wants to do with her free time, or the joy that is cuddling baby bears -- just don't try the latter at home!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Sarah B 87 ,

Inspiring, educating, empowering

I discovered this podcast by happy coincidence - I first stumbled across its Instagram account and then purchased the She Explores book for an adventure-loving friend, and shortly after thought I should give the Podcast a try. I started with (what was at the time) the most recent episode, Episode 114: Safer Alone in the Backcountry, and I have never connected more immediately with podcast content. Sarah Grothjan’s story - and the stories I heard in the episodes to follow - resonated strongly with my own experiences of discovering and better understanding my identity through the outdoors. I now eagerly anticipate each new episode, and fill the in-between times with getting caught up on older episodes. Each week I am inspired to try new activities, expand my comfort zone, and share my love of the outdoors with others. I am very grateful to Gale (host) and the rest of the She Explores team for the amazing platforms they are developing, and am so happy to be a part of this community!

I would recommend this podcast to all females who love the outdoors, no matter their skill level or area(s) of interest, and who want to hear a range stories from like-minded individuals.

meecee! ,

I look forward to this every week

The perfect escape when I can’t get outside in that moment. Gale is an amazing interviewer and creates content that is so eye opening and inspiring!

Danijustice ,

🤙🏼👌🏼

She Explores is exactly what I needed to motivate my outdoor adventures.

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