180 episodes

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

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    • 4.7 • 805 Ratings

Stories of women who are inspired by time spent outside take the shape of interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions. These make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

    Paralympic Snowboarder Brittani Coury

    Paralympic Snowboarder Brittani Coury

    In partnership with Ikon Pass, Paralympic snowboarder and registered nurse Brittani Couri answers your questions about getting started in skiing and snowboarding. Our hope is that you'll be empowered by Brittani's story and expertise to safely expore the slopes - whether it's possible this season or in the many winters to come.

    • 35 min
    Where We Walk: Building The Pathway

    Where We Walk: Building The Pathway

    In this final episode of the Where We Walk miniseries, we take a look at volunteering by hearing from Michela Williams and Brittany Leavitt: two individuals who have had a big hand in volunteer positions for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, as well as other leadership roles where they get to see firsthand how powerful volunteering can truly be.

    • 34 min
    Fear & Leadership in the Mountains

    Fear & Leadership in the Mountains

    How many times have we been told the story of the fearless leader? When the stakes are high, it feels natural to place our confidence in strength and certainty. But this is the story of a sometimes fearful leader who is listening to what fear has to teach us in the mountains.

    • 44 min
    Where We Walk: Meeting Wildlife on the A.T.

    Where We Walk: Meeting Wildlife on the A.T.

    With thousands of species of animals to encounter, it's clear that wildlife on the Appalachian Trail is plentiful. But here’s a question: how much do you see and experience when you're outdoors, especially when you're hiking? We take a journey together to learn more about wildlife on the A.T. from two professionals, Sally Naser and Amber Wendler, while also taking an immersive journey walking on the Trail for a day through listening -- so that next time you're outdoors, you might be encouraged to move a little slower and observe the world around you.

    • 27 min
    Blooming in a Green Career: Laura Navar

    Blooming in a Green Career: Laura Navar

    Laura Navar, Outreach Manager at National Parks Conservation Association, considers herself to be a bit of a late bloomer in the conservation nonprofit world. She didn’t know that the environmental field would be of interest to her because conservation wasn’t something that was talked about growing up. And yet, as we’ll hear, it’s always been embedded in her Latinx family culture.

    • 41 min
    Where We Walk: Dreaming of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    Where We Walk: Dreaming of Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    In the fourth episode of Where We Walk, we hear from Brittany and Laura, two women who share a longing and a love for the Appalachian Trail. Brittany fulfilled her goal of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2019, despite facing the devastating loss of her husband a few years prior. Laura dreams of hiking the Trail, but forces outside of her control have kept her from doing it.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
805 Ratings

805 Ratings

teresa ohio ,

Quite the variety

So many types of interviews. Counselors , high adventures , moms , singles. I am not a big adventurer But I am trying. This podcast inspires me that I should try more Life is meant to be lived

C Emory ,

Not a fan

I listened to this podcast a few years ago and deleted because I didn’t enjoy the content. Thought I would give it a try with the new series involved with the AT. Find the interviewer’s style distracting.

SnowyOwl455 ,

WAY too many ads

The sheer amount of advertising makes this podcast impossible to enjoy. There are ads every couple minutes throughout the whole thing in addition to the super long ad in the beginning.

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