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On “Outdoor Explorer” you're invited to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go, and most importantly, how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the backcountry or on the bike trails.

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    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings

On “Outdoor Explorer” you're invited to step outside into Alaska. Follow us to a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go, and most importantly, how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the backcountry or on the bike trails.

    1970 Denali Climb

    1970 Denali Climb

    HOST: Paul Twardock
    GUESTS: Dan Osborne, Dick Jabonowski, Ed Minot, Steve O'Brien, Tom Kensler, and Mike
    Sallee
    LINKS:
    Denali Climbing History
    BROADCAST: Thursday, February 2nd, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
    REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, February 2nd, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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    • 58 min
    Tender Gravity: Marybeth Holleman

    Tender Gravity: Marybeth Holleman

    What draws us to the outdoors? Marybeth Holleman is an Alaskan writer who's new book of poetry, titled tender gravity, expresses many reasons. Marybeth is a long time Alaskan whose works include The Heart of the Sound and Among Wolves. Her collection of poems are accessible and cover everything from moss to comets and from her garden to the Brooks Range. In her interview with host Paul Twardock she discusses how loss, exploration, activism and day to day life intertwine with her poetry to create this deep and lovely collection.

    • 58 min
    The Story of Title IX Part 1

    The Story of Title IX Part 1

    On the next Outdoor Explorer, the first part of a continuing series of stories about Title IX, the historic legislation passed 50 years ago that changed the landscape of women’s sports. We'll learn about the start and evolution of Title IX and you’ll hear from Chloe Ivanoff, who is bringing her love of wrestling to the girls of Alaska.

    • 58 min
    Outdoor Recreation Access in Anchorage Vol 2

    Outdoor Recreation Access in Anchorage Vol 2

    HOST: Lisa Keller

    GUESTS:
    Chris Reynolds, treasurer of Friends of the Stewart Public Trail
    Kelly Becker, a long-time trail adjacent homeowner

    LINKS:
    Recreation Access in Anchorage Vol 1
    “Judge rules that Anchorage’s historic Stewart Trail is open to the public” - The Alaska Landmine
    Friends of Stewart Public Trail Facebook page
    “Road rage AK” - Craig Medred
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    • 58 min
    Epic Alaskans: Tom Choate the Mountain Goat

    Epic Alaskans: Tom Choate the Mountain Goat

    HOST: Paul Twardock

    GUEST: Tom Choate
    LINKS:
    Tom Choate Biography
    BROADCAST: Thursday, December 1st, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
    REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, December 1st, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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    • 58 min
    Planning for the outdoors: The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and What's new in outdoor gear

    Planning for the outdoors: The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and What's new in outdoor gear

    HOST: Paul Twardock
    GUESTS:
    Ricky Geese: Director, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
    Zachary Babb: Program Manager, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA)
    Alaska; NPS
    LINKS:
    Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan
    Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
    Barneys Sports Chalet
    Hoarding Marmot
    Play It Again Sports
    REI Anchorage
    BROADCAST: Thursday, November 17th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
    REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, November 17th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

V.L.Kern ,

My favorite adventure podcast locally made in AK

Outdoor Explorer is My favorite adventure podcast locally made in AK. And I love that it’s public media!

dancingwiththeearth ,

Excellent!

Love this show and all the ways it inspires folks to appreciate enjoy our beautiful state! Keep up the good work.

mad pitcher ,

Awesome bro

One of the best podcasts ever

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