6 episodes

Outdoor Evolution founder & contributor Darwin Rakestraw is joined by rotating co-hosts on a podcast that seeks to go beyond the usual conversations in the outdoor community. As more people turn to hiking, cycling, van-life and the outdoors - making use of public lands and Mother Nature - the questions we ask ourselves as a community need to move beyond the surface level. The Outdoor Evolution Podcast is all about the current, difficult and important discussions in the outdoor community.

The Outdoor Evolution Podcast Outdoor Evolution Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Outdoor Evolution founder & contributor Darwin Rakestraw is joined by rotating co-hosts on a podcast that seeks to go beyond the usual conversations in the outdoor community. As more people turn to hiking, cycling, van-life and the outdoors - making use of public lands and Mother Nature - the questions we ask ourselves as a community need to move beyond the surface level. The Outdoor Evolution Podcast is all about the current, difficult and important discussions in the outdoor community.

    05: Realities of #VanLife

    05: Realities of #VanLife

    In this episode, Darwin and co-host Vice discuss some of the "not so glamorous" sides of #VanLife. From the outside, looking in, living in your vehicle, and traveling the country full-time seems like a dream. Live a minimalist lifestyle, visit incredible places, and sleep somewhere new every night. But what about the other side of it? How do full-time nomads deal with the harsh, boring, and uncomfortable realities that come with "true freedom?" Sometimes #VanLife isn't as dreamy as it seems on social media.


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    • 59 min
    04: Failing Forward

    04: Failing Forward

    In this episode, Darwin and co-host Einstein discuss a challenge many who pursue an adventurous lifestyle deal with, but rarely talk about: failure. We all have expectations going into a thru-hike, bike-tour, or any adventure. When we aren't able to achieve those goals, how can we move forward in a positive direction? If everyone fails, why are we still hesitant to talk about and share our failures with the community?

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Einstein on Instagram @youth.retired
    Read Einstein's article on Failure here: https://theoutdoorevolution.com/explore-by-foot/2019/10/23/dealing-with-failure

    • 55 min
    03: Dear Outdoor Influencer

    03: Dear Outdoor Influencer

    In this episode, Darwin is joined again by co-host Emory Wanger to discuss the relationship between the outdoor industry and social media influencers. As the outdoor community becomes more and more saturated with influencers trading content for free products, are they training companies to take advantage of a creator's true worth? What happens when a creator turns their passion into a career and can't pay their bills with a free tent?

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Emory on Instagram @emory_by_land
    Go to https://byland.co/podcast to learn more about The By Land Podcast and find it wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    02: The Gatekeeper

    02: The Gatekeeper

    In this episode, Darwin and co-host Benny "Plug-it In" Braden explore the controversial topic of Gatekeeping, our relationship with public lands, and how to become a responsible steward of them. How can we protect our public lands for future generations while ensuring they still remain accessible to everyone? 

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Plug-it In on Instagram @plugitinhikes
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    01: You Don't Know Me

    01: You Don't Know Me

    In this episode, Darwin and co-host Emory Wanger of the By Land Podcast explore the strange relationship that can form between media creators and their audience, and the effect it can have on the creators themselves. People who make videos, music, podcasts, and other forms of media can sometimes be put into a box by their audience. What happens when those audiences get a little too comfortable with their expectations for what their favorite creators should be doing?

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

    Follow Emory on Instagram @emory_by_land
    Go to https://byland.co/podcast to learn more about The By Land Podcast and find it wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 58 min
    00: Welcome to The Outdoor Evolution Podcast

    00: Welcome to The Outdoor Evolution Podcast

    Outdoor Evolution founder and your host, Darwin, welcomes you to The OE Podcast. This won't be your typical outdoor or hiking podcast, but will seek to get into deeper, more authentic conversations within the outdoor community. In this, "Trailer" episode, Darwin lets you in on what some of those conversations will be, and what to expect going forward. Come join us on this adventure together!

    To get early access to episodes, bonus media, and exclusive merch, join The Outdoor Evolution by supporting us on Patreon.
    Go to www.theoutdoorevolution.com to keep up to date with all of our new articles, reviews, products, and more.
    Follow us on Instagram @the_outdoor_evolution
    Email us at theoutdoorevolution@gmail.com

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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Zinx cube ,

Sold after the first episode

Just listened to episode 1 and ready to say this might be my favourite new podcast. I love to hear the deeper stuff - who people are, the why, the thoughts behind actions - and this podcast looks to do just that. While I landed on Darwin’s YouTube channel because of the gear reviews, which are great, I gotta say thanks for making something that looks at topics bigger than “the big 3”.

Jason7770 ,

Enjoying the podcast!

Keep up the good work!

Digitalmockup ,

Really good stuff

Really good stuff Darwin 👍🏾

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