A show about the natural world and how we use it. We explore science, energy, environmentalism, and reflections on how we think about and depict nature, and always leave time for plenty of goofing off.
Outside/In is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio.
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Yardwork: Lawn and Order
Americans love a lawn. But keeping the grass green comes at a cost — especially in the desert.
The most successful species on Earth?!
A debate about evolutionary “success.” Who should wear the crown of GSOAT (greatest species of all time), and are humans even in the running?
The National Park Service
Nearly a hundred million acres of the truth about America.
The first national park
How Yellowstone came to be.
Is climate journalism experiencing a Great Resignation?
Last summer, former Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown quit journalism to become a lobbyist for clean energy.
Life and Death at a Human Decomposition Facility
Meet the people who study dead bodies at a human decomposition facility.
As a new Englander I love this New Hampshire based show. But I know that anyone can find a spot in their hearts for this great show! 5/7. 10/10 with rice. Would recommend. “One of the greatest podcasts of our generation” -me
Here via Gastropod
Wow. I was having a not so nice day and I just wanted to unwind- an episode of this show was on my feed shared by gastropod (another awesome science and history show) and I’m in heaven. The music/production is also so well done. Too notch. Very enjoyable.
Amazing Show - Minor Feedback
I love O/I and how it engages the listener in seemingly everyday tasks and scenes that one can often overlook. There’s beauty around every turn. It’s there for us to see with a bit of patience and a curious mind. The O/I team seeks to cultivate that mentality and encourage deep engagement on natural ecosystems.
My only real feedback is in the opening theme. The show producers have received this feedback before but I feel it’s my obligation to reemphasize.
The show opens with the phrase “… is about the natural world and how we use it” or something along those lines.
This showcases a western philosophical perspective on nature. As an entity separate from humanity; here at our leisure to control and dominate. The phrasing almost suggests nature’s purpose is to serve human interests. Land and water to pillage and exploit. Quite anthropocentric.
O/I makes a consist effort to engage with the perspectives of POC and indigenous peoples. Something I appreciate, especially as a POC. I’m not indigenous, but recently completed some reading highlighting my own ignorance and shed some light some common themes amongst indigenous peoples of North America. The research presented the indigenous view of humanity as a part of nature. A participant in natural cycles and ecosystems. Not above or outside of it. Some indigenous land care practices completed over generations isn’t even centered around human need but rather what was identified for the overarching benefit of an ecosystem.
My point being, I do not believe words describing nature as a tool for humanity truly promotes the values of this podcast or a healthy view of the natural world. I’d suggest investigating other opening lines to take its place.
I will continue listening. Take care 😊