240 episodes

Come find inspiration with women in the outdoors. Interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping, entrepreneurship, outdoor equity, aging, conservation, motherhood, chronic illness, and more as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

She Explores Ravel Media

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 866 Ratings

Come find inspiration with women in the outdoors. Interviews, in-the-field recordings, and listener submissions make up a tapestry of episodes covering themes such as solo hiking and camping, entrepreneurship, outdoor equity, aging, conservation, motherhood, chronic illness, and more as they intersect with outdoor experiences. Hosted by Gale Straub.

    Makeup and Muckboots in the Field

    Makeup and Muckboots in the Field

    How do you navigate your femininity in a male-dominated space like environmental fieldwork research? For Julia Bingham, it's been an exploration of self.

    • 30 min
    Courage & Surrender on the Road - Steph Jagger

    Courage & Surrender on the Road - Steph Jagger

    Steph Jagger and her mom, Sheila, took a camping road trip together in 2016 across the Rocky Mountains. So often, the purpose of a road trip, or spending time in the outdoors, is to get away from it all. But in this instance, Steph was driving towards something many of us might rather avoid: her mom had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia. And while Alzheimer's is something that’s hard to talk about, odds are good that you have personal experience with this degenerative disease or another one that’s similar.

    • 40 min
    Caving, Creatures, & a Dream Job - Ashley Adkins

    Caving, Creatures, & a Dream Job - Ashley Adkins

    Ashley Adkins isn’t a scientist, she simply loves recreational caving and the opportunity it offers folks with non-science background to contribute to the ongoing documentation and understanding of underground ecosystems.

    Listen as Ashley shares her experience getting into caving, which led to her very own dream seasonal job last summer. In a historically male-dominated activity that’s known for gatekeeping, Ashley wants us to know about the new generation of cavers of all genders and specialties that are changing the sport for the better.

    • 35 min
    An Announcement

    An Announcement

    A special announcement from host Gale Straub about the future of this show.

    • 3 min
    Examining Skiing, with Love - Heather Hansman & Tori Duhaime

    Examining Skiing, with Love - Heather Hansman & Tori Duhaime

    Journalist Heather Hansman digs deep into the past, present, and future of skiing in her new book Powder Days. Her love for the sport leaps off the pages, but that doesn’t stop her from looking at skiing through a critical lens as she explores its challenges and triumphs across an expanse of timely subjects: climate, accessibility, culture, and more. We're joined from the side of a ski hill by lifelong skier Tori Duhaime for this conversation.

    • 43 min
    We Know You'll Love: Indoor Kid by Out There

    We Know You'll Love: Indoor Kid by Out There

    What happens when the person you think you want to be doesn't mesh with who you are? This week, we're sharing a special bonus episode - the first episode in Out There's new season. In it, Sarah Dealy shares her experience striving to be an "outdoor girl" after a severe bout of depression and a wilderness therapy program.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
866 Ratings

866 Ratings

annamarieb20 ,

The one that challenges me and gets me through

This podcast feels like an old friend. I’ve learned and grown and had my hand held during moments I felt like I wasn’t enough. It’s also enabled me to dream up and reach for a version of myself that I knew was inside. The conversations are always so thoughtful and life giving and show me new ways to engage with our beautiful earth home.

CozyHobbit ,

My favorite podcast hands down

I’ve been listening to She Explores for a few years and it’s remained my favorite podcast to listen to during that time. Gail is a great interviewer and always has interesting and diverse guests. I love all the different perspectives and ways to get outside that are shared.

Morgan Fielder (SIG) ,

Women in the wild

Amazing podcast for women finding what they need outdoors love it! ❤️❤️❤️

Top Podcasts In Sports

The Ringer
Barstool Sports
Dan Le Batard, Stugotz
The Pivot Podcast
iHeartPodcasts and The Volume
Barstool Sports

You Might Also Like

Willow Belden
REI Co-op
Duct Tape Then Beer
Michael Roberts
The Trek
Backpacker Magazine