20 episodes

Outside Voices is a podcast driven by one simple idea: the outdoors belongs to all of us. Our aim is to celebrate and amplify those who don’t always see themselves reflected in the “Great Outdoors”: Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folk and others redefining the outdoor narrative. Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki.

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    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

Outside Voices is a podcast driven by one simple idea: the outdoors belongs to all of us. Our aim is to celebrate and amplify those who don’t always see themselves reflected in the “Great Outdoors”: Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folk and others redefining the outdoor narrative. Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki.

    A journey back to traditional ecological knowledge with Cristina Eisenberg

    A journey back to traditional ecological knowledge with Cristina Eisenberg

    Full episode transcript available in our attempt to make this an accessible experience for all.
    In this episode hosted and co-produced by Neecole Bostick, we spoke with Cristina Eisenberg — the Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and the Director of College Tribal Initiatives at the Oregon State University School of Forestry. As a professor of ecology and traditional ecological knowledge, Cristina brings a TEK lens to western science to enhance conservation efforts and create more sustainable ecosystems. Cristina tells her serendipitous journey to this way of knowing and understanding the natural world, introducing us to the beauty of having wolves in your backyard, sharing about intentional burning, and unearthing animals that went extinct during the last ice age. 
    You can find Cristina on twitter @Eisenbec. 
    Her books include: 
    The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators
    The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity
    Click here to learn more about her and her work.
    Mentioned in this episode: Soot sprites from Spirited Away, Cristina’s research with EarthWatch, and the 2022 TV show Outer Range.This episode was edited and mixed by our Sound editor, Jeff Alvarez.

    • 33 min
    Returning to the riverside and fighting for clean water with Xavier Boatright

    Returning to the riverside and fighting for clean water with Xavier Boatright

    In this episode hosted and co-produced by Aly Ferguson, we spoke with Xavier Boatright — an environmental justice organizer and researcher who currently holds the position of Strategic Partnerships Director at Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC), where he works to strengthen the conservation and environmental movement in his home state of South Carolina. Xavier shares his experience growing up on a farm, getting drafted into and playing for the NFL, spending time organizing for disability justice after a football career-ending injury, and going up against Duke Energy with his community in an environmental justice success story.
    Featured in this episode:
    Xavier Boatright (he/him). You can find Xavier on Instagram @allaboardforjustice and support his work with CVSC.
    Hosted by Aly Ferguson
    Edited by Jeff Alvarez
    A production of Resource Media
    Follow us on Instagram: @OutsideVoicesPodcast
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    All resources can be found on our website

    • 35 min
    A home for Asian women with Camp Cosmos

    A home for Asian women with Camp Cosmos

    Coming off a traumatic year of increased anti-Asian hate and a seemingly never-ending pandemic, The Cosmos' co-founders Cassandra and Karen decided to create "Camp Cosmos." The intention was to facilitate safe spaces where Asian women could experience joy, community, and healing in nature. 
    Over the course of a month, Camp Cosmos participants went hiking, kayaking, and finally, camping. This episode highlights excerpts from their camping trip to Camp Rockaway at Fort Tilden, or Munsee Lenape lands.
    This episode is made in partnership with Merrell and supported in part by Endel. 
    Featured in this episode:
    Cassandra and Karen from The Cosmos, a home for Asian women to care for themselves, their community, their world.

    Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki
    Edited by Sarah Shimazaki
    A production of Resource Media

    • 37 min
    Women Making Waves with Take Me Fishing

    Women Making Waves with Take Me Fishing

    Host and Producer Sarah Shimazaki travels with Take Me Fishing to tropical Orlando, Florida for her very first time fishing on an all-women’s fishing and glamping trip. Amidst the camaraderie, laughter, and support, she learns the easy way that fishing is about so much more than catching a fish— it’s about the connections you make with others, with your food, and with the land. Listen in on her adventures seeking out gators (even though she’s terrified of them), making BIG catches (we promise, it’s a big one…), getting hooked on fishing (pun intended), and chatting with three long-time anglers: Ashley, Sid, and Jenn.
    This episode is made in partnership with Take Me Fishing, a trademark of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. 
    Featured in this episode:
    Ashley Nichole Lewis

    Cindy "Sid" Nguyen
    Jenny Anderson
    Stephanie Vatalaro, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation

    Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki
    Edited by Sarah Shimazaki
    Music licensed through Sound of Picture Library by Podington Bear
    A production of Resource Media

    • 40 min
    Noami Grevemberg - Belonging, Episode 1

    Noami Grevemberg - Belonging, Episode 1

    Noami (she/her) grew up in the jungles of Trinidad, amidst howler monkeys and mud volcanoes. Since immigrating to the states at 17 years old, she's been steadily reclaiming her connection to nature and finding a sense of belonging. She also finds community through Diversify Vanlife, a digital platform Noami founded in response to the lack of representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the road travel community. In this episode, Noami shares childhood memories in Trinidad, early experiences with American "outdoorsy" culture, and how embracing nature helped Noami heal intergenerational trauma and reclaim her self-worth.
    "Belonging” features four individuals who identify as immigrants or first-generation, and shares stories about their personal and cultural connections to the outdoors. Launched between Canada Day (July 1st) and American Independence Day (July 4th), "Belonging" challenges and redefines notions of what it means to be “outdoorsy,” or “American,” or “Canadian," and celebrates everybody’s right to find belonging outside.
    This miniseries is made in partnership with Merrell.
    Featured in this episode: Noami Grevemberg
    Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki
    Edited by Sarah Shimazaki & Jeff Alvarez
    A production of Resource Media
    Album artwork by Ezra Manjarrez

    • 19 min
    Francis Mendoza - Belonging, Episode 2

    Francis Mendoza - Belonging, Episode 2

    A self-described #AsianOutsider, Francis Mendoza (he/they/sila) seeks a sense of belonging in the outdoors for all through his work as a naturalist, environmental educator, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (JEDAI) consultant. Part of that is recognizing all the ways his family, who immigrated from the Philippines when Francis was five, is "outdoorsy": cooking adobo on road trips, rolling lumpia at family parties, and gathering all the cousins for a day at the local park. In this episode, Francis shares early memories, his intention to learn about his indigeneity and ancestry as he "redefines outdoorsy", and his commitment to sharing his love for nature with his two daughters.
    "Belonging” features four individuals who identify as immigrants or first-generation, and shares stories about their personal and cultural connections to the outdoors. Launched between Canada Day (July 1st) and American Independence Day (July 4th), "Belonging" challenges and redefines notions of what it means to be “outdoorsy,” or “American,” or “Canadian," and celebrates everybody’s right to find belonging outside.
    This miniseries is made in partnership with Merrell.
    Featured in this episode: Francis Mendoza
    Hosted by Sarah Shimazaki
    Edited by Sarah Shimazaki & Jeff Alvarez
    A production of Resource Media
    Album artwork by Ezra Manjarrez

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Bobbystaganddrew88 ,

Gardening at Manzabar

Excellent podcast! As you pointed out things have not changed, unfortunately, from the injustices of the days of Japanese internment. May everyone who gardens give a nod to those brave citizens who found and created beauty from these despicable circumstances! Thank you, Sarah.

kad22! ,

Awesome podcast!

Highly recommend. Great perspectives and storytelling about BIPOC outdoorists + folks in the environmental movement.

PekoeG ,

Outstanding podcast

This is an amazing and insightful podcast that brings light to outdoor experiences and BIPOC voices that have often been overshadowed by White voices in the past.

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