Pat, Tyler, and Mike from The Outdoor Renaissance share adventure stories, personal transformations, and thought-provoking conversations about the wilderness to inspire you to conserve the planet, and enrich your human connections outside. Discover a new found appreciation for the outdoors, so that you can get outside, travel the world, and experience adventure through hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, climbing, hunting, and more. Join the "O Ren" team in riveting discussions about how opposing groups of outdoor enthusiasts can find common ground on issues like funding conservation, use of public lands, and the (inevitable) intersection of politics, environmentalism, and outdoor recreation. Weekly episodes include a mix of interviews, special co-hosts, and The Outdoor Renaissance team's personal stories to inspire you to explore the possibilities our world has to offer you. Hit subscribe, and be ready to get wild.
Ecology Issues: The Wolf Dilemma, with John Murtaugh
We all have a tendency to forget that there are always multiple sides to any story. This is the story of wolf reintroduction that doesn't forget that fact. Listen to find out how John Murtaugh with Defender's of Wildlife is working to help restore...
Season 1 Finale
Final Episode of our first season. Thank you all so much for tuning, we will be returning in the fall. For now, get outside and be stewards of the Earth!Show Notes HEREFollow us on Instagram HERE
Ecology Issues: Feral Horses, with Jacob Hennig
#25 - This week on the O-Ren Podcast, we talk with Ph.D. candidate Jake Hennig about one of the more "niche" issues facing conservation: feral horses. Jake is currently finishing up his doctoral research on feral horses, and their effect on sage grouse,...
Life is All About Connections, with Dr. Courtney Duchardt
#24 -This week on the Outdoor Renaissance Podcast, we were fortunate to have rangeland ecologist Dr. Courtney Duchardt. Courtney specializes in studying avian species within the grasslands of the United States. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of...
Mistakes Were Made: Backpacking Coastal Redwoods, Part 2
#23 - This week on the Outdoor Renaissance Podcast, the dramatic finale of our backpacking trip to Big Basin. Will we make it to the trailhead? Will we get lost in the wilderness? Who knows? Spoiler Alert: we made it back and we are all fine. Tune in to...
Mistakes Were Made: Backpacking Coastal Redwoods, Part 1
#22 - This week on the Outdoor Renaissance Podcast, enjoy part one of our adventure to Big Basin State Park near Santa Cruz, CA. Let just say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.... at least for an extra few hours. We chat for a good minute here and...
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My new favorite podcast
The Outdoor Renaissance is a delightful blend of refreshing perspectives and broad subject matters revolving around conservation, hobbies, and other interests involving nature that embraces all of the groups within the outdoor community with some hilarious banter sprinkled on top. Their diverse guests are intriguing as they discuss eye-opening topics that aren’t exactly widely recognized. The episodes are inspiring and easy to binge.
The guests range from climbers, runners, backpackers, mountaineers, composters, hunters, researchers, doctors, and many more. It’s amazing to have so many groups represented in a podcast.
As a hiker and a climber, I’ve been obsessed with the outdoors since I was a child. I’ve enjoyed every episode so far and recommend it to anyone who is even slightly interested in being outside.
To Tyler, Mike, and Pat- I can’t wait for next season. Keep up the good work!
Love these guys. Great insight.
Great content and guests.
Brings together a lot of people from outdoor scenes composter, hunter, hike enthusiasts, and even Van-lifers! Cool to hear insight from all different kinds of outdoor perspectives.
Blowing my mind every week
This show is so enlightening. Gotta love an outdoor adventure podcast, obviously - but this is so much more than that. It’s about making community, improving ourselves, asking hard questions, and laughing along the way. These guys are so lovable, guests are amazing! Can’t wait for more.