23 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 • 83 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.

    UNTANGLING: Protecting water and Indigenous sovereignty with Autumn Harry

    UNTANGLING: Protecting water and Indigenous sovereignty with Autumn Harry

    As the daughter of Indigenous water rights advocates, Autumn Harry (@numu_wanderer) was able to establish a connection to water and fishing at a very young age. Since then, she’s used her skills and knowledge to educate others on the history of Kooyooe Pa’a, or Pyramid Lake, as the first Numu Woman Flyfishing Guide in the U.S (@kooyooepaa_guides). She’s also led advocacy work and mutual aid efforts for food and land sovereignty to help her community, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, thrive.
    Untangling is a three-part Outside Voices mini-series exploring our cultural connections to fishing, created in partnership with our friends at Take Me Fishing. 
    Resources:
    - Website of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
    - Information about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) from Native Women’s Wilderness
    - Pyramid Lake Fishing Guide: Be a Respectful Visitor by Autumn Harry
    Hosted and produced by Sarah Shimazaki
    Co-produced by Neecole Bostick
    Sound edited by Jeff Alvarez
    Album artwork by Ezra Manjarrez

    A production of Resource Media, with support from Pisces Foundation
    Follow us on Instagram: @OutsideVoicesPodcast
    Please support our podcast by leaving us a review:
    RateThisPodcast.com/outsidevoices

    • 50 min
    UNTANGLING: Familial fishing lines with Brianne Lauro

    UNTANGLING: Familial fishing lines with Brianne Lauro

    A descendant of Filipino plantation workers who immigrated to Hawai’i in the early 1900s, Brianne Lauro (@brianne_lauro) is the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of local fishers and hunters.
    In this second episode of “Untangling,” Brianne opens up for the first time about imposter syndrome and credits all she’s learned as a fisher to her Uncle Lance. While Brianne herself is relatively new to fishing, she’s learned that it’s become a way to connect with her family history, build and take care of her community, and share culture and knowledge across generations.
    Untangling is a three-part Outside Voices mini-series exploring our cultural connections to fishing, created in partnership with our friends at Take Me Fishing. 
    Hosted and produced by Sarah Shimazaki
    Co-produced by Aly Ferguson
    Sound edited by Jeff Alvarez
    Album artwork by Ezra Manjarrez

    A production of Resource Media, with support from Pisces Foundation
    Follow us on Instagram: @OutsideVoicesPodcast
    Please support our podcast by leaving us a review:
    RateThisPodcast.com/outsidevoices

    • 47 min
    UNTANGLING: Gwine Fishin with Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation

    UNTANGLING: Gwine Fishin with Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Nation

    For the Gullah/Geechee people, fishing is culture. Everything comes back to "making a circle", shares Queen Quet, chieftess and head-of-state of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, from throwing a circular cast net out into the ocean, to bringing balance and harmony back to the natural environment, and passing down cultural traditions to the next generation. Tune in for a conversation between Host and Producer Sarah Shimazaki and Queen Quet!
    The Gullah/Geechee Nation encompasses over 100 sea islands along the Atlantic coast and about 30 miles inland. The Gullah/Geechee are descendants of enslaved people from West Africa and have largely been able to preserve their traditions, including fishing, which they depend on for their livelihood.
    October 22nd marks the Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival. Bring family and friends to enjoy the Gullah/Geechee presentations, cuisine, and crafts along the shoreline at the Hunting Island Nature Center!
    Untangling is a three-part Outside Voices mini-series exploring our cultural connections to fishing, created in partnership with our friends at Take Me Fishing. 
    Hosted and produced by Sarah Shimazaki
    Sound edited by Jeff Alvarez
    Album artwork by Ezra Manjarrez

    A production of Resource Media, with support from Pisces Foundation
    Follow us on Instagram: @OutsideVoicesPodcast
    Please support our podcast by leaving us a review:
    RateThisPodcast.com/outsidevoices

    • 46 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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83 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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