170 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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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.

    Where We Walk: Memories of the Appalachian Trail

    Where We Walk: Memories of the Appalachian Trail

    On the very first episode of “Where We Walk: Stories from the Appalachian Trail,” we’re looking back - but as you’ll hear, the memories we make on the Appalachian Trail, or A.T., extend beyond the real-time steps we take. We share submissions from women whose lives have been shaped by the A.T., whether on a thru, section, or day hike.

    • 31 min
    The Art of Thru-Hiking: Alina "Abstract" Drufovka

    The Art of Thru-Hiking: Alina "Abstract" Drufovka

    From the age of 13, Alina Drufovka dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail. She spent years thinking about her next hike, but her long walks haven’t been an escape or a cure-all, they've played a very formative role in her front-country life through her relationships, her identity, and in her burgeoning artistic career.

    • 45 min
    Figuring It Out as She Grows: Mina Okpi, Founder of Black Outdoor Adventurers

    Figuring It Out as She Grows: Mina Okpi, Founder of Black Outdoor Adventurers

    Mina Okpi is an electrical engineer-turned outdoor entrepreneur. Through her company Black Outdoor Adventurers, she helps connect people of color to the outdoors. Like a lot of small business owners, Mina didn't plan on starting an adventure tour company, but she followed the demand and she's figuring it out as it grows.

    • 46 min
    Sprinkling Seeds: Carrington Kernodle

    Sprinkling Seeds: Carrington Kernodle

    Carrington Kernodle is a plant-lover and a plant-eater, sprinkling the seeds of what she's learned about growing a more sustainable lifestyle. She believes in spreading the most joy possible, all while causing the least amount of harm.

    • 40 min
    Walking Can Change the World: Amanda Jameson

    Walking Can Change the World: Amanda Jameson

    Amanda Jameson has walked over 3,500 miles since setting foot on the Colorado Trail in 2015. She documents her walks on her blog and handle, Brown Girl on the NST, or Brown Girl on the National Scenic Trail. Amanda’s writing is about more than simply sharing her thru-hikes as a Black, queer, woman - it’s about taking an intersectional approach to thru-hiking, and in doing so, being one part of helping to continue shifting the demographics of those who walk on trail.

    • 47 min
    Listen to This: Underneath it All "Port in a Storm"

    Listen to This: Underneath it All "Port in a Storm"

    Listen to an excerpt from episode 3 of Underneath it All, a podcast that dives deep into the stories of everyday people who have or are currently experiencing mental health difficulties and how the outdoors has influenced them. Featuring Grizel & Nicole Antoinette.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
798 Ratings

798 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

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.

Ambywaves ,

A woman’s place in outdoors

Heartfelt content about women’s experiences with Mother Nature. Gale is an amazing host and strong woman. The podcast is relatable and eye opening. I’ve cried multiple times listening to the beautiful words.

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