242 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.

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    • 4.7 • 870 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.

    Constant Forward Movement: McKayla Bower

    Constant Forward Movement: McKayla Bower

    Whether she’s rock climbing or sailing, McKayla Bower is motivated by always moving forward. And by setting her sights on becoming the first trans woman and queer person to circumnavigate the world solo in her sailboat Swirl, she’s moving forward in more ways than one.

    • 34 min
    We're back! And an Introduction to Creative Fuel

    We're back! And an Introduction to Creative Fuel

    A hello, what we've been up to, a new podcast Gale's working on called "Creative Fuel", + we're back with a fresh episode of She Explores next week.

    • 3 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
870 Ratings

870 Ratings

rsmich ,

McKayla Bower

Loved this podcast interview! Thanks for highlighting her upcoming journey.

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.

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