100 episodes

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

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    • 4.6 • 575 Ratings

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

    Silencing the Critics

    Silencing the Critics

    Demetria Lynn always wanted to be a scientist. But growing up, no one believed in her. The negative feedback was so overpowering that she stopped believing in herself.
    In this episode, we follow Demetria from her elementary school classroom to a geology field trip in the desert, and explore what it took to rekindle faith in herself.
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    • 29 min
    Birds of Paradise

    Birds of Paradise

    Alison Világ pays attention for a living. She counts migrating ducks at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory in Michigan. It's key to getting a pulse on different bird populations. But for Alison, counting ducks is more than just science – it's an escape from the expectations of others.
    This is a guest story from Points North, a podcast about the land, water, and inhabitants of the Great Lakes region.
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    • 17 min
    1,000 Hours Outdoors

    1,000 Hours Outdoors

    Many of us go outside because the quiet is calming. But what if silence isn't calming for you? What if it’s the opposite? Could you still find a way to love it?
    In this episode, Florida-based producer Amber Von Schassen explores why silence in the outdoors is so unsettling for her, and shares what happened when she tried to get over her fear by spending 1,000 hours outdoors.
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    • 29 min
    The Tonic of Silence

    The Tonic of Silence

    For many of us, getting outside is more than just fun; it’s how we find inner stillness.
    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we decided to turn the mic over to you, our community. We asked how silence in nature has been significant to your mental health.
    On this episode, we’re sharing some of our favorite responses.
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    • 28 min
    My Dad's Depression

    My Dad's Depression

    For Paul Barach, hiking is an antidote to depression. Is it that way for everyone?
    This episode takes us from Washington State to Joshua Tree National Park and explores what happens when we try to impose our own life solutions on a loved one.
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    • 30 min
    Rekindling the Spark

    Rekindling the Spark

    We’re told to follow our dreams. But often, that’s disappointing. Reality typically doesn’t measure up to what we’d imagined. So what then? How do you reignite your passions?
    On this episode, we travel from an observatory in Puerto Rico to a hillside in New Jersey, and explore how one scientist overcame the disillusionment of academia.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
575 Ratings

575 Ratings

jorjastone ,

5*

The “My Dad’s Depression” episode is a beautiful story. 🙏🏼

Gregory Longstride ,

Wide-Ranging, Compelling, and Relaxing

Host Willow Belden has pieced together a stunning and diverse show in Out There.

I am an avid outdoors person and I feel like many other outdoorsy podcasts that get stuck in one lane, or manage to seem unconsolidated when they try and touch different areas of outdoor pursuits, sports, stories, or phenomena. Out There has surprised me from bringing stories of ultra runners, mountain bikers, backpackers, and climbers together in one space while keeping a clear tone that is soothing and heartfelt.

I never thought I’d consider ultra running or hunting until finding Out There while on the PCT in 2022.

Cannot recommend enough!

longdistancegaze ,

Ugh

An advertisement for border patrol? Really?

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