149 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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    • Wilderness

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.

    Our Outdoor Memories

    Our Outdoor Memories

    The memories of outdoor adventures are precious and nourishing. They connect us to our friends and certain versions of ourselves. They're our happy places. And they give us the fortitude to push through hard times. This is a compilation of listener outdoor memories that feel especially salient today.

    • 50 min
    Creativity to Guide Us Through: Anna Brones

    Creativity to Guide Us Through: Anna Brones

    For Anna Brones, the point of creating is rarely the end result - it's all about the satisfying act of doing. While a lot of us are missing the time we normally spend outside, Anna reassures us that there's inspiration to be found with the materials we have on hand.

    • 40 min
    Owning Her Body on the Trail: Beth Bradley at No Man's Land Film Festival

    Owning Her Body on the Trail: Beth Bradley at No Man's Land Film Festival

    Beth Bradley can confidently say that hiking changed her life. Doing the 52 Hike Challenge has changed the voice in her head from one that says "I'm too fat" to one that believes, without a doubt, that we need to change who we think of when we think of a hiker. We interviewed Beth live at No Man's Land Film Festival on March 8th.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Blueprint for an Adventurous Life: Shon't Savage

    A Blueprint for an Adventurous Life: Shon't Savage

    For Shon’t Savage, divorce was a bad thing that turned out to be a good thing. Ten years ago, while sharing custody of her then two year old son, she found herself with free time. Shon’t grieved the days she lost with her son, but filled the space with a newfound love for hiking, camping, backpacking, and cross-country skiing. In doing so, Shon’t found herself once more -- which ultimately made her a better mother.

    • 43 min
    To Get the Job Done: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Amanda Monthei

    To Get the Job Done: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Amanda Monthei

    Meet Amanda Monthei, a hotshot wildland firefighter and creative who has made it her mission to empower women and all qualified firefighters to know there is space for them in wildland firefighting. We spoke to Amanda about her path to fighting fires as well as her project “The Women Before Me” that celebrates the women of the Zig Zag hotshot crew, the legacies they humbly left behind, and the qualities they brought to the US Forest Service.

    • 36 min
    Chasing Space on Earth: Dr. Sian Proctor

    Chasing Space on Earth: Dr. Sian Proctor

    Ever dreamed of going to space? Analog astronaut and geoscientist Dr. Sian Proctor shares how she lives out her childhood dream of space exploration here on Earth. We talked to Sian just a week after Sensoria, a first of its kind, all-women’s Mars simulation at the HI-SEAS habitat on the Big Island of Hawaii.

    • 43 min

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