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FOGO: Fear of Going Outside is a nature show — by the most reluctant host ever. Most nature shows are hosted by reckless white men, but avid indoorswoman Ivy Le is an Asian mom with severe allergies.  She's determined to go camping —or die trying.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 63 Ratings

FOGO: Fear of Going Outside is a nature show — by the most reluctant host ever. Most nature shows are hosted by reckless white men, but avid indoorswoman Ivy Le is an Asian mom with severe allergies.  She's determined to go camping —or die trying.

    1. Where to Begin?

    1. Where to Begin?

    Ivy knows so little about camping, she can’t find the right search terms. She instead goes on a Goldilocks tour for advice. Will her quest end before it starts?
    Transcripts and show notes: https://fogopodcast.com/shownotes
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    • 35 min
    2. What I Don’t Know I Don’t Know

    2. What I Don’t Know I Don’t Know

    Ivy asks a nature educator to teach her survival skills, because she’s afraid of what she doesn’t know she doesn’t know. But camping lessons are not the cheat code she was hoping for.

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    • 42 min
    3. Mental Preparedness

    3. Mental Preparedness

    Fear, just fear, is getting in Ivy’s way - so Ivy goes to therapy. Is she really mentally prepared to go through with camping? 
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    • 34 min
    4. Fear of Paying Full Price

    4. Fear of Paying Full Price

    Ivy braves the outdoor retail environment with nothing more than two coupons and a buddy. Will she acquire the supplies she’ll need to survive the outdoors?
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    • 41 min
    5. A Serious Hike

    5. A Serious Hike

    Ivy tries hiking with an indigenous outdoor activist. Will she change her perspective on walking outside?
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    • 42 min
    6. Into the Thicket

    6. Into the Thicket

    Ivy goes out to reclaim her relationship with nature, off-trail where most outdoor people can’t even access. Will she have her first animal encounter?
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

lhart1612 ,

Funny and honest

Ivy Le is very funny and winningly honest and open about herself and her fears. This is a really entertaining show, and Ivy’s curiosity and good humor are infectious. As a fairly experienced outdoors person, I admire the careful thought and preparation she dedicated to her first camping trip in the midst of her fears—some of the things she thought of I had to learn the hard way.

IK Outdoorsy Girl ,

Entertaining regardless of your feelings towards the outdoors

This is just a great, entertaining show. I love being outdoors and getting into the backcountry, but I also love hearing Ivy’s concerns, questions and general confusion around some of my favorite activities. She’s funny and honest, and I can enjoy this show no matter what mood I’m in. Great job!

kogilvie ,

Just give Ivy her own TV show already

This show is both hilarious and touching, while also being crazy relatable to every child-of-immigrants out there (though my ancestors aren’t hiding boards in trees for me, I am pretty sure - sadly). Every week, I’m like, there’s no way she can top last week, and every week, she makes me eat my imaginary words.
Well done, can’t wait for season 2, and the TV show she should definitely have, and that I would definitely binge watch from the safety of my couch.

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