252 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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    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 878 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.

    Endless Curiosity (The Last Episode)

    Endless Curiosity (The Last Episode)

    This is the last episode of She Explores. In it, we say farewell, reflect on endings, and invite past guests of the show to share the lessons they’ve learned in the outdoors over the last few years. Through these women’s stories, we’re reminded how important it is to have the space we need to show up as ourselves when we’re spending time outside -- and why curiosity makes it all possible.

    • 38 min
    A Deeper Connection - Mugdha Flores

    A Deeper Connection - Mugdha Flores

    Mugdha Flores is proof of where your passion for science and the natural world can take you. From playing in tide pools as a child in Southern India, to mapping the undiscovered corners of the ocean, to surveying salmon as they make their long journey to the Pacific. For Mugdha, all her exploration has resulted in a deeper connection with the environment, and herself.

    • 25 min
    Becoming a Mermaid - Irene Marcoux

    Becoming a Mermaid - Irene Marcoux

    When Irene Marcoux was growing up and playing at her local pool, she didn’t dream of becoming a mermaid. She was a mermaid. Those early days of freedom and play were her gateway to a life in the water. And because she’s a big believer in the fact that every BODY can dive - Irene is all about helping others embrace their inner mermaid too.

    • 33 min
    Fluidity in Recovery: Antoinette Lee Toscano

    Fluidity in Recovery: Antoinette Lee Toscano

    A life-changing rappelling accident lead Antoinette Lee Toscano to choose to live the life of outdoor adventure she’d always dreamed of. And since then, she’s dedicated herself to helping others make it easier to shape their lives for the better, too.

    • 36 min
    A Student of the Sea: Olivia VanDamme

    A Student of the Sea: Olivia VanDamme

    Olivia VanDamme’s hope is that one day, in her older years, she’ll be at the beach, covered in seaweed and still contributing to community science. Olivia has always felt comforted, alive, and happy in the ocean. And as an educator, poet, singer, environmentalist, surfer, and more – Olivia celebrates that in everything she does.

    • 49 min
    Immersed in Swimming: Eden Elgeti

    Immersed in Swimming: Eden Elgeti

    Eden Elgeti is a wild and pool swimmer in the United Kingdom, and is featured in our new book, Women and Water. The first line in her profile is, “I often joke through winter that I’d be more than happy to not swim and just turn up for the post-swim coffee and cake.” Of course, she goes on to share that she has always swum when given the opportunity, and it’s taken her so many places, literally and figuratively.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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878 Ratings

878 Ratings

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Thank you!

Thanks for the many years of inspiration, inclusivity, diverse perspectives, and empowerment!

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Adventures of the mind, body, spirit

This podcast inspires adventure and living life to the fullest. Listen to women take chances by exploring themselves in the world around us.

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Love this podcast

As someone who works in mental health and the outdoors I absolutely love this podcast and all the beautiful stories and wisdom that is shared. Such a good listen.

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