62 episodes

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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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.

    The Walking Monk in Alaska

    The Walking Monk in Alaska

    On this Outdoor Explorer, we’ll go for a walk with a man known as The Walking Monk, because he’s walked across North America five separate times and he recently published a book about the people he’s met along the way. Join host Adam Verrier on Outdoor Explorer to
    hear our discussion about the joys and pleasures of taking a good long walk.
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    • 58 min
    Off the Chain Bicycle Collective

    Off the Chain Bicycle Collective

    Anchorage's Off the Chain Bicycle Collective is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization aiming to increase bicycle ridership, awareness, and safety. Started as a UAA bike club Off the Chain is housed in a full, but well organized, workspace in Spenard. Open a few evenings a week the shop has all the tools and most parts to fix a bike and volunteers that teach you how to do it. Off the Chain also sells used bikes, and accepts bikes as donations, as a way to cover their costs. Low cost and fun, the organization also offers clinics and outreach all meant to make biking affordable and accessible. On this show host, Paul Twardock visits the shop, with his bike, and gets a tour of the facility, along with some bike repair advice!
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    Tidelines Institute of Alaska

    Tidelines Institute of Alaska

    ur guests for this show are Laura Marcus and Zach Brown, the founders and co-executive directors of the Tidelines Institute. On two campuses along Icy Strait in Southeast Alaska, Tidelines Institute offers a variety of programs from a six-month immersive gap year experience to short courses lasting one to three weeks to community workshops. They also host research scientists and a residency program for anyone seeking to advance knowledge, beauty, justice, health,
    or sustainability. A key piece of the Tidelines Institute experience is being outdoors working, harvesting, hiking, and paddling. Laura and Zach both have unique life paths that led them to collaborate on an environmental leadership and science education experience in one of the most remote and beautiful locations in the world.
    HOST: Lisa Keller

    GUESTS: Laura Marcus and Zach Brown, the founders and co-executive directors of the Tidelines
    Institute

    LINKS:
    Tidelines Institute Facebook page Tidelines InstituteBROADCAST: Thursday, October 27th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
    REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, October 27th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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    On Track! in Anchorage with Alice Tower Knapp

    On Track! in Anchorage with Alice Tower Knapp

    On this Outdoor Explorer, we’ll talk to Alice Tower Knapp, who grew up in Anchorage, skiing on the local ski trails and participating in events organized by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA). She eventually ended up in the Middlebury College Athletics Hall of Fame, and was named to the US Ski Team. She recently published a book about the NSAA, called “On Track!”. The book focuses on the history of the organization, its role in the broader community, the advocacy and events organized by the group, and the individuals who have made the NSAA what it is today. Our conversation was recorded while out for a walk during a steady, cold rain at Russian Jack Springs Park one afternoon, soon before the arrival of the first snowfall of the winter.
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    • 58 min
    Rick Steves and Art in Europe

    Rick Steves and Art in Europe

    On this show, our guest is Rick Steves. If you’ve watched public television in the last 20 years, you likely know him from his travel shows Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves. Our discussion covers how he turned his passion for travel into a business as well as climate change and travel, why it’s important to say yes to travel opportunities, and his new show The Art of Europe.
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    Anchorage Park Foundation

    Anchorage Park Foundation

    HOST: Lisa Keller

    GUEST: Beth Nordlund, executive director of Anchorage Park Foundation

    LINKS:
    Anchorage Park Foundation
    Register for the Moose Loop Virtual Race
    BROADCAST: Thursday, September 15th, 2022. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT
    REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, September 15th, 2022. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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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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