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Women Supporting Women

She Explores

She Explores

Inquisitive women in the outdoors, on the road, and besides. A podcast for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside.
Giving Wildlife a Second Chance: Rescue, Rehab & Release

45:10 | Aug 7th

We humans have a habit of getting in the way of wild animals, but wildlife rehab is one way we can give back. Sirena Rana Dufault has spent nine of the last ten years volunteering at Wildlife Rehabilitation Northwest Tuscon. She shares why it's neede...Show More
Adventure Moms: Getting Out There With (and Without) Your Kids

50:19 | Jul 31st

Becoming a mom doesn’t mean you stop going outside. We pulled together five incredible adventure moms to talk about getting out there with (and without) your kids.
A Few Big Leaps: Becky Marcelliano

44:12 | Jul 24th

Becky Marcelliano shares how she pivoted from working as an art teacher to working her way up to be a marketing manager in the outdoor industry (first Deuter, then Salomon). Her interview is full of tips for breaking into a new industry, but it’s als...Show More
Pushing Through: Meghan and Laurie Young

58:07 | Jul 10th

Laurie Young stepped into her daughter Meghan's world by joining her on a trek to Annapurna base camp in Nepal. Together they pushed through every challenge that presented itself while learning that limits are flexible and the mother/daughter relatio...Show More
Revisiting Fifty Plus

51:40 | Jul 3rd

What's it like to enjoy the outdoors after the age of 50? We're revisiting one of our favorite episodes that helps answer that question with the voices and experiences of you, the listeners.
To Be Seen: Nikki Smith

1:00:09 | Jun 28th

Nikki Smith likes to say that she is a climber, photographer, and writer who just happens to be transgender. Professor Brené Brown inadvertently changed Nikki's course when she wrote about midlife, "it's time to show up and be seen." It was the inspi...Show More
Two States to Go on the Appalachian Trail: Grizel Williams

43:49 | Jun 26th

Grizel Williams is a fast hiker on a crowded Appalachian Trail, just two states away from finishing. We talk life on the trail: sexism, craving loneliness, food, periods, switchbacks, and more.
Safer Alone in the Backcountry: Sarah Grothjan

42:10 | Jun 19th

Sarah Grothjan believes solo hiking is one of the safest things she can do. Sarah explains why she feels safer alone in the backcountry than she does in her off-trail life.
After the Wildfire: Melissa Geissinger

39:04 | Jun 12th

Melissa Geissinger lost her house in the Tubbs fire in October 2017. Two months later, she had her son Apollo, and life changed forever once again.
Voices from PGM ONE

49:02 | Jun 10th

What changes about the environmental movement when people of color are both the leaders and the audience? We teamed up with REI to send writer Amanda Machado to the third annual PGM ONE Summit in Philadelphia to answer that question first hand.
When Your Path Finds You: Sam Ortiz

46:44 | Jun 5th

Sam Ortiz has gone from a beginner to a hiker to a climber to a mountaineer to a plus-size outdoor model in under five years. Her progression has happened in part due to curiosity, timely mentors, and the best kind of fear: the kind you move up and o...Show More
Grit, Guts, and the Right Amount of Gall: Jen Gurecki

42:31 | May 29th

Jen Gurecki is a serial outdoor entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to go against the norm when it comes to the businesses she’s started in the industry. With over 20 years of experience, Jen’s the CEO of Coalition Snow, editor-in-chief at Sisu Magazine, a...Show More
Teaching by Example: Low Waste Camper and Garden Ranger Cindy Villaseñor

37:17 | May 22nd

Cindy Villaseñor is an Enrich LA Garden Ranger who strives to live a low waste lifestyle. She also loves camping, gardening outside of work, and eats vegan. Cindy didn’t grow up doing any of these things, but keeping herself open to learning and oppo...Show More
The Curvy Kili Crew

57:49 | May 15th

For International Women's Day, 20 plus-size women hiked Mount Kilimanjaro. Each had a different reason and background, but they came together to take up space on the highest mountain in Africa. One goal? To normalize fat hiking around the world. Dian...Show More
Mothers & Daughters, Outdoors

51:27 | May 8th

A celebration of motherhood, outdoors and otherwise. In this episode, you’ll hear from mothers and daughters; it's equal parts a letter of thanks and a guidebook of sorts for a life best lived outdoors.
Work and Play: Weekend Adventurer Holly Johnson

46:00 | May 1st

Hiking has become both a side hustle and a form of therapy for weekend adventurer Holly Johnson. We talk about how work and play blend together in her life, but also how she deliberately keeps them separate. From her first solo backpacking trip to ca...Show More
Choosing Environmental Optimism

40:10 | Apr 17th

This Earth Day, we’re looking on the bright side. We’re asking, how can a sense of environmental optimism keep us facing forward? What strength do we gain when we’re comfortable starting fresh - whether it’s a climbing route, in our personal lives, o...Show More
On and Off the Icefield: Hannah Perrine Mode

42:39 | Apr 10th

Anyone else a ‘bad’ science student in high school? For those who haven’t been indoctrinated, earth science can be all intimidating facts and hard edges. Hannah Perrine Mode is an abstract artist who has found a connection to science through her artw...Show More
When Nature Calls, SheFly has the Answer

35:58 | Apr 3rd

Shouldn't it be easier for women to use the bathroom outside? Shouldn't pants be made for female anatomy? The founders behind SheFly Apparel think so. They've reinvented pants for us to wear on the trail and elsewhere. Meet two of the three co-founde...Show More
What Happened Next: Afghan Cycles & The Musical Mountaineers

43:40 | Mar 13th

Both filmmaker Sarah Menzies and The Musical Mountaineers accomplished big things after our conversations last year. Sarah debuted her film Afghan Cycles. Rose and Anastasia played music in Seattle's Benaroya Hall. We catch up and celebrate what's ne...Show More
Hike, Journal, Meditate: Kenya & Michelle Jackson-Saulters

44:28 | Mar 6th

A little mindfulness goes a long way. Meet Kenya and Michelle Jackson-Saulters, founders of Outdoor Journal Tour and WE Hike to Heal.
What We’ve Built Together: Special Bonus Episode

25:29 | Mar 1st

How has the She Explores podcast impacted you? That's what we wanted to know. So we made a special secret bonus episode to celebrate all of the voices on the She Explores podcast, as well as the dedicated work Gale Straub puts into the show.
100 - Injured & Indoors

41:45 | Feb 27th

When injury sidelines you from your favorite outdoor activities - how to cope, what you learn, and how it feels to get back out there again.
Making Time for Nature

37:52 | Feb 20th

How to make time for nature, even in the winter season.
The Power of Storytelling: Danielle Williams & Melanin Base Camp

48:03 | Feb 13th

Stories connect us, help us learn, and help us better understand each other. Melanin Base Camp founder Danielle Williams taps into the power of storytelling to showcase the many different ways people of color and LGBTQ+ folks experience the outdoors.
The Pledge - Teresa Baker & Danielle Williams

18:46 | Feb 13th

What's the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge? Teresa Baker and Danielle Williams share why it's important for diverse people to take the lead doing the work to make the outdoors a more inclusive, equitable place for all. They also comment on the recent a...Show More
Work in Progress: RANGE Founder Jeanine Pesce

43:23 | Feb 6th

Meet Jeanine Pesce, creative connector and founder of RANGE, a creative agency and magazine inspired by the culture of the outdoor movement. We talk about how she's carved out a place for herself in the outdoor industry and the tenth issue of RANGE M...Show More
Trust the Timing: Ski Mountaineer Caroline Gleich

51:03 | Jan 23rd

Caroline Gleich is a ski mountaineer who knows the meaning of scary but rewarding: whether she's climbing 8,000 meter mountains in the Himalayas or anticipating her future as an adventure-seeking wife and mom. Plus, we catch up with Karen Wang two ye...Show More
Reading a River: Heather Hansman

46:18 | Jan 16th

Heather Hansman went on a solo pack rafting adventure for the sake of conservation. Paddling the 730 mile Green River, she learned about the future of water in the west and documented her journey in her upcoming book, Downriver.
Looking Forward in Our Outdoor Lives

50:39 | Dec 19th, 2018

What we're looking forward to in our outdoor lives.
The Luckiest: Hannah Andry

38:31 | Dec 12th, 2018

Ask Hannah Andry, and she’ll tell you she feels like the luckiest girl in the world. She’s in love, she has a new dog and easy access to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She’s also had two heart surgeries within the last year. Hannah’s is a stor...Show More
Quitting can be a Kindness: Nicole Antoinette

53:22 | Dec 5th, 2018

Nicole Antoinette quit her thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail after about 1,600 miles and she's ok with calling it a failure. In fact, Nicole questions why we have to choose either success or failure. Can't we be kinder with ourselves? Can't we set...Show More
Postpartum: Kristina Frost

39:12 | Nov 28th, 2018

Becoming a new mom has changed the way Kristina Frost experiences the outdoors. And she's realizing, it's not better or worse - it's just different. We talk to Kristina before and after she takes her two-month-old daughter Emma camping for the very f...Show More
What We Have to Give

46:16 | Nov 21st, 2018

What we have (and want) to give to ourselves and to others is often clarified through time outside.
Lost & Found

1:03:33 | Nov 14th, 2018

Lost in the mountains is a vulnerable place to be. Lydia Sturgis shares her experience losing the trail for a night in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, and heli nurse Krista Elkins gives advice for both how to prevent getting lost and what to do i...Show More
Alone with Her Thoughts on the Welsh Coastal Path: Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe

45:15 | Nov 7th, 2018

Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe set out to be the first "BAME" woman in the United Kingdom to thru hike the Welsh Coastal Trail. She didn't achieve her goal, but after 570 miles on foot, she could hear herself loud and clear.
Down with Adventure: Melody Forsyth

43:40 | Oct 24th, 2018

Pregnant with her daughter Ruby, Melody Forsyth thought hiking would be her "last hurrah" when she found out Ruby has Down Syndrome. Turns out, it was just the beginning.
Nature as a Disruptive Force for Queer Youth: Elyse Rylander

43:03 | Oct 17th, 2018

Elyse Rylander is the founder and executive director of OUT There Adventures, a nonprofit dedicated to empower queer young people through their connection with the natural world. Elyse believes nature is a disruptive force for queer youth and hopes t...Show More
Leading with Humility: Tsedo Sherpa-Ednalino

38:41 | Oct 10th, 2018

Tsedo Sherpa-Ednalino is the COO of Sherpa Adventure Gear. Leading with humility and flexibility is part of her Sherpa heritage, and doing so is integral to her life as an executive and a mother.
Lightening Trauma's Invisible Weight on the Trail: Sydney Williams

43:33 | Sep 26th, 2018

Sydney Williams is more than a weight loss story, or an outdoors person with Type II diabetes, or a trauma survivor. But hiking the Trans-Catalina trail the second time helped her put it all together.
Bike Touring is About More Than Just Bikes: Mary Ann Thomas

46:04 | Sep 19th, 2018

Mary Ann Thomas loves bike touring because it's accessible, it helps her care for her body, it connects her with people she might not otherwise meet, and it has helped her express the truest parts of herself.
Nature Up Close: Science Illustrator Kristin Link

42:37 | Sep 12th, 2018

Kristin Link is a science illustrator and an artist living off the grid in McCarthy, Alaska. She shares about her life there, why she loves helping people see the natural world up close through science illustration, and her tips for applying to artis...Show More
Venturing in the Mountains and in Business: Georgina Miranda

47:59 | Sep 5th, 2018

Georgina Miranda lives mindfully in business and while pursuing the Explorer Grand Slam: standing on the highest summits in each continent as well as the North and South Pole. The founder of She Ventures and Altitude 7 shares how years spent summitin...Show More
The Musical Mountaineers

42:01 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Anastasia and Rose hike their violin and keyboard, respectfully, into the mountains of Washington to play music to greet the rising sun. In doing so, they hope to inspire others to share their own gifts with the world.
Grandma's Ride

41:15 | Aug 15th, 2018

Taryn's grandma Carol went on a bike tour in 1944 with her girlfriend Billie. We hear from Carol about the "ordinary adventure" she took at home during World War II.
Sharing Wisdom: Cheryl Strayed & Anna Brones

40:45 | Aug 8th, 2018

Cheryl Strayed never planned on giving advice professionally and doesn't love a guru, but she agrees with Anna Brones that everyone has wisdom to bestow upon others. The key is to seek as much as you share.
Because Trails Inspire: Sirena Rana Dufault

41:47 | Aug 1st, 2018

Sirena Rana Dufault is an expert on trails, but that hasn't always been the case: hers is a hard-won expertise born of patience. Trails inspired her to persevere through the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, develop an intimate relationship with her newf...Show More
Something New

31:52 | Jul 25th, 2018

What’s up with the over-the-top uncertainty we sometimes feel when we try something new? We share two women’s stories of trying new things in spite of self-doubt or feeling like they won’t measure up.
The Story of an Adventure Friendship

34:37 | Jul 18th, 2018

This is the story of how Gretchen Powers and Alexandra Roberts became adventure partners. It's also about what it means to be an adventure friend, and how you might find one, too.
Solo (But Not Quite Alone)

39:22 | Jul 11th, 2018

Your stories of spending time solo in the outdoors. Including a bikepacker, a so-called fat hiker, an aspiring astronaut, an extrovert, two med students, and a backcountry paddler, in short - you and me.
How to Be a Role Model: Mirna Valerio

36:44 | Jul 4th, 2018

Ultrarunner Mirna Valerio is a role model for many because by doing what she loves, she shows others what is possible. She’s modeling being a black, fat girl running, moving her body up and over mountains.
Fifty Years as an Outdoor Entrepreneur: Sheri Tingey

49:32 | Jun 27th, 2018

Sheri Tingey has been making gear in the outdoor industry for the past 50 years, and she's done a lot of it with her own two hands. Learn about what drives her to solve problems, how she learned the important lesson of slowing down, and what happened...Show More
DIY: Advocating for Parks Near and Far

33:22 | Jun 20th, 2018

A beginner's guide of sorts to advocating for land we can all love and enjoy. This week, we’re back camping with Amanda Machado, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and 13 women who are passionate about learning about championing publ...Show More
Breaking Ground for Others

36:25 | Jun 13th, 2018

Ever feel like you're alone in your relationship with the outdoors? Join a group of women who are leading the way in their communities by spending time outside and breaking ground for others to do the same.
One Step at a Time: Karla Amador

39:40 | Jun 6th, 2018

Could a hike a week change your life? Interview with Karla Amador, co-founder of 52 Hike Challenge. We talk about why she chose to hike 52 times in a year, how It helped clarify what she wanted out of work and life, and how a feeling of accomplishmen...Show More
Perfectly Capable of Climbing: Kareemah Batts

41:08 | May 30th, 2018

Kareemah Batts is a cancer survivor and the founder of Adaptive Climbing Group. After finding climbing after losing part of her leg to cancer, Kareemah wanted to share the feeling she has on the wall with others. She's done with sympathy, she just wa...Show More
Fat and Outdoorsy: Jenny Bruso

39:23 | May 23rd, 2018

Jenny Bruso is the founder of Unlikely Hikers. Her work is rooted in her belief that there is room for every body on the trail.
Finding Nature in the In-Between: Simone Martin-Newberry

34:30 | May 16th, 2018

Simone Martin-Newberry is a plant person. And the attention she pays to flora has led to her discovery that contrary to what most media would have you believe, nature is everywhere - especially if you're open to finding it.
Playing to Her Strengths

43:28 | May 9th, 2018

In climbing, it's key trust yourself and your community. Discover what it's like to attend the Flash Foxy Women's Climbing Festival through the ears of a beginner. Jaymie Shearer takes us to Bishop, CA to climb, contemplate, and learn some life less...Show More
When You Just Have to Laugh

46:12 | Apr 25th, 2018

Those moments on the trail when you just have to laugh because it's the only way forward. Live storytelling of mishaps in the outdoors and an interview with Marielle Cowdin of Oregon Wild. Recorded at the Columbia Flagship store in Portland, OR.
Risk Takers

45:46 | Apr 18th, 2018

What happens when we take risks when we’re spending time outside? How does it pay off and when does it backfire? These are your stories of taking risks in the outdoors.
All In: Sarah Menzies

45:53 | Apr 11th, 2018

Sarah Menzies is all in. Whether it's her adventure documentary film career or her relationships, Sarah is fully committed to following through on giving back to others. Sarah’s story is about what she would do for her many loves, and in turn, and wh...Show More
Offline: In Open Air

38:28 | Apr 4th, 2018

What happens when we go offline for a camping and hiking trip in the Olympic Peninsula with a plein air painter and a food blogger? We get really inspired.
HumaNature: The Hunt

36:44 | Mar 28th, 2018

Jessi Johnson is a bowhunter and a public lands advocate. This week we're presenting a story from the HumaNature podcast about how one backcountry trip lead her on a heartbreaking odyssey.
The Girls behind 'Granite Gals'

30:35 | Mar 21st, 2018

Sisters Alex and Sage Herr have been summiting peaks in the White Mountains since they were 5 years old. Now 15 and almost 13, respectively, their enthusiasm for hiking has remained the same as ever. Proof that for all the activities we grow out of i...Show More
Are you allowed to change your dream?

42:26 | Mar 7th, 2018

Maybe it's a list of mountains to climb, or debt to repay, or a family to grow - we all tuck dreams in the back of our minds. And yet the older we get, the more we realize that life gets in the way. Many of us end up looking in the mirror and asking ...Show More
Abuela Afuera: Grandmother Outside

30:06 | Feb 28th, 2018

Caro Luevanos-Garcia believes the key to closing the gaps between generations can be found in the outdoors. And she also believes the inverse: that people across generations can find the outdoors with the help of each other.
An (Adventure) Book Club for the 21st Century

42:47 | Feb 21st, 2018

A book is often just a jumping off point to talk about other topics we care deeply about. In this episode, we bring mountain guide and writer Charlotte Austin's Adventure Grapes Online Book Club to life. Along with Charlotte and outdoor author Shawnt...Show More
What They Have In Common: Pure Land

39:01 | Feb 14th, 2018

Interview with Annette McGivney, author of Pure Land. When she says she has something in common with a murderer, she’s right. And she also has something in common with a tourist from Japan, as well as the American landscape. Annette's is a story of ...Show More
Fifty Plus

48:59 | Jan 31st, 2018

What is it like to enjoy the outdoors after the age of 50? We asked and you answered.
Native Connection to the Land: Jaylyn Gough

44:38 | Jan 24th, 2018

Interview with Jaylyn Gough, Navajo outdoors woman and founder of Native Women's Wilderness. Jaylyn has found strength and healing in the outdoors in her life: in fact, it's come second nature. She talks about why she shares her connection with the l...Show More
Commitment and Community: Nicole Brown

33:53 | Jan 17th, 2018

Nicole Brown is founder of Women Who Hike. In October, she set out to hike Southern California's three highest mountains in 24 hours. Nicole was confident leading up to the challenge, but very little went according to plan. Learn about the power o...Show More
Never Too Late to Become a Mountain Nomad

38:25 | Jan 10th, 2018

After 15 years working a practicing lawyer, Marinel de Jesus decided to leave her legal career to pursue her love of the mountains and run her trekking company, Peak Explorations, full time. Marinel’s is a story of great cultural expectations: after ...Show More
Her Legacy

42:18 | Dec 13th, 2017

We travel to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia to create a story about the visible impact we leave behind on the country we live in and the countries we visit.
Great Lakes, Greater Goals: Traci Lynn Martin

40:23 | Dec 6th, 2017

Traci Lynn Martin is currently attempting two big goals: 1) to set a new world record for number of miles paddled in a surfski kayak 2) to be the first to circumnavigate all 5 Great Lakes in that kayak within 12 months. These are seriously big goals,...Show More
Where is Wilderness?

35:29 | Nov 29th, 2017

Last winter Emma Hayward reached out to ask Gale, "What does wilderness mean to you?" Emma was working on her senior thesis project. As an environmental science major with a love for the ocean, she wanted to dig into not only the "what" of wilderness...Show More
Cerebral Palsy Strong: Katy Fetters

38:19 | Nov 22nd, 2017

We talk with Katy Fetters, founder of the movement Cerebral Palsy Strong, about how she's found adaptability and vulnerability to be her strengths on the trail, overlanding in South America, and in every day life.
The Unexpected of the Cave

49:57 | Nov 8th, 2017

There's magic to be found in a small park. Writer Korrin Bishop shares Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve through the voices of three women: park superintendent Vicki Snitzler, interpretive ranger Kat Gans, and artist Jean Robertson.
When a Run is Not Just a Run: Olympian Sarah Attar

32:49 | Oct 25th, 2017

Sarah Attar, the first female runner to represent Saudi Arabia in the Olympics, believes in the intimacy of learning a landscape on your own two feet. We talk with Sarah about the inspiration she finds in the mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, the power...Show More
Doing the Work: Adventure Photographer Kylie Fly

31:18 | Oct 18th, 2017

We talk with Kylie Fly about how she's creating her own career in the outdoor industry as an adventure photographer, when it's right to say no to opportunities, and why for her, people always come first.
Tired But Happy, Together

31:11 | Oct 11th, 2017

Host Gale takes her twin sister Lora backpacking for the very first time. They spend the night in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The hope? To be tired but happy, together.
A Moment of Growth

43:50 | Oct 4th, 2017

The smallest moments can have a real impact on our lives. We reflect on those moments in the outdoors, in the workplace, and in our personal lives. we hear from a solo sailor approaching fifty years old, an adventure photographer on a mission to lear...Show More
Permission Slip

33:34 | Aug 30th, 2017

Ever feel like you need permission to try something new? We talk with Amanda Machado, author of the Vox essay "The Strangeness of Being a Latina who Loves Hiking."

38:41 | Aug 23rd, 2017

On the trail, is confidence good, bad, or something in between? We talk with Lisa Michelle, a woman who lost her hiking partner tragically while hiking solo. We discover how Lisa is able to reconcile still doing what she loves when there's risk invol...Show More
Out There: High On Failure

49:10 | Aug 16th, 2017

Can failure bring out the best in you? We're excited to share one of our favorite outdoor podcasts with you, "Out There Podcast." This week, we chat with host Willow Belden and share her award-winning episode, "High On Failure," which is all about o...Show More
On Paper

32:54 | Aug 9th, 2017

What do you do when your life looks great "on paper" but it isn't the life you want? We talk with Shelby Stanger, journalist and host of the podcast "Wild Ideas Worth Living" about what she gained when she left a high paying job 9 years ago.
Carving Out a Home of Her Own

39:21 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Crystal Brindle is the park ranger only child of two park rangers. She was born to work for the National Park Service in the United States, so why did she decide to start a career as a biodiversity ranger in New Zealand? After a whole life on the mov...Show More
Complicating the Narrative: the Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment

39:58 | Jul 26th, 2017

What's top of mind for women in the outdoor space right now? We go to the inaugural "Women's Outdoor Summit for Empowerment" in the Presidio of San Francisco with that question in the back of our mind. We find out that "empowerment" is more dynamic t...Show More
More Than Lyme: Redefining Strength

40:05 | Jul 12th, 2017

We talk with Chloe O’Neill, founder of "More Than Lyme." She’s had Lyme Disease for most of her young life. For Chloe, the vague, intermittent, but often debilitating symptoms of the disease have impacted her life view in both negative and remarkably...Show More
When to Hold On (and When to Let Go)

29:24 | Jul 5th, 2017

Annie Nyborg isn’t an entrepreneur or an extreme athlete or a thru hiker. She’s as passionate about the environment as she is about spending time in the back country as she is about being a mother. After years of feeling like the “grass was greener” ...Show More
Laying the Groundwork: Starting Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps

37:51 | Jun 28th, 2017

Agnes Vianzon has been working hard. After years of experience with the California Conservation Corps (CCC), Agnes decided to take start her own Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps, self-described as a youth and young adult "development and leadership ...Show More
Sisters in Persistence

36:25 | Jun 21st, 2017

Sisters Julie Hotz and Shelly Blacketer grew up together in rural Texas but took very separate paths. Living 1,500 miles away, they decided to train for their first race together: a half-ironman. This episode is kind of about that race, but it's more...Show More
To Dad, From Daughter

50:24 | Jun 14th, 2017

How has your dad shaped your experiences in the outdoors? Prompted by a message from a new father, we asked you to share your stories and received a breadth of responses.
Saving Her Backyard

33:09 | Jun 7th, 2017

Bridgette Meinhold is selling landscape artwork to help save her backyard: Bonanza Flats, 1,350 acres of alpine meadows near Park City, Utah. Bridgette, fellow residents and nonprofits have until June 15th to close a $15M gap to help the town secure ...Show More
Finding Balance in the Hustle with Sarah Knapp

33:15 | May 24th, 2017

Striking out on your own means a whole lot of hustling. We interview Sarah Knapp, the founder of OutdoorFest and Mappy Hour about how she got started, how she finds time, and how she's learning to appreciate an accomplishment before moving onto her n...Show More
Climber, Activist, Entrepreneur, and Feminist: Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Foxy

32:32 | May 17th, 2017

Interview with Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Foxy, the Women's Climbing Festival, and the Never Not Collective. We talk with Shelma about the ripple effect of starting small in a place that she knew: the climbing community.
Wild & Weightless: Quieting the Voice of Disordered Eating with the Help of the Outdoors

38:12 | May 10th, 2017

Interview with "Wild and Weightless" founder Kristen Ales. We talk about her personal experiences at a young age with binge eating disorder and anorexia, how she's quieted that voice in her head, and how she's driven to help others with eating disord...Show More
Women of 5Point Adventure Film Festival

40:36 | May 3rd, 2017

On April 20th, we headed to Carbondale, CO for our first adventure film festival. We talked to its founder, Julie Kennedy, and five creative women who find inspiration in its community. We learn about the trends in adventure filmmaking and the import...Show More
The Power of Showing Up: CEO Haley Robison

37:04 | Apr 26th, 2017

Haley Robison, CEO of the hammock and tent company Kammok, believes in the power of play, type 2 fun, and most importantly: showing up. We interview her about how her 20's took her from being a consultant at Bain to a wilderness guide to getting her ...Show More
Taking Shape: Making Outside Magazine's Women's Issue

31:05 | Apr 19th, 2017

We interview Outside Magazine's deputy editor Mary Turner and art & photography director Hannah McCaughey about their women's XX factor issue.
A Safe Space: Mental Health & the Outdoors

41:00 | Apr 5th, 2017

A discussion on the ways spending time outside impacts our mental health. We interview Florence Williams, author of "The Nature Fix" and Sonya Pevzner, who blogs about anxiety and depression as it relates to the outdoors.
Small Beauty on the Appalachian Trail : Rahawa Haile

34:40 | Mar 22nd, 2017

Following the blazes and looking up at the clouds. Interview with Rahawa Haile, author of the essay "How Black Books Lit My Way Along the Appalachian Trail" on Buzzfeed.
No Straight Paths: Erin Outdoors

27:23 | Mar 8th, 2017

Because it's OK to not have it all figured out. We interview Erin Sullivan, the writer behind "Erin Outdoors" about finding your path (in the outdoors and otherwise) through vulnerability, saying no, and self-awareness.
Conservation and Experience: Jerryne Cole

34:05 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Jerryne "Jerri" Cole believes experience is key to conservation of public and private land. For Jerri, a lifetime of connection to nature has correlated to a lifetime of stewardship for the natural world.
Finding Your Voice to Speak for Public Land - Katie Boué

29:44 | Feb 8th, 2017

Learn how you can help protect the outdoors you love by using social media. We interview Katie Boué about how you can use the phone in your pocket to enact real-life change in an ever-changing landscape.
Weekend Warrior: Paulina Dao

28:47 | Jan 25th, 2017

Weekend climbing, camping, hiking, and backpacking is not so different from going it "full time." Meet Paulina Dao, the blogger behind "Little Grunts" and an honest advocate for spending time outside.
Backcountry Bonding: Trail Mavens & Wild Women's Project

31:52 | Jan 11th, 2017

Bringing women together in the outdoors. Meet Sasha Cox, founder of Trail Mavens, and Amanda Goad, founder of Wild Women's Project, two very different companies whose missions are built on backcountry bonding.
Towards a More Inclusive Outdoors: What We Can Do

40:20 | Dec 21st, 2016

Communication, activism, and reflection. In the second part of our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors, we talk with experts to provide practical steps for how organizations AND individuals can cultivate a more inclusive outdoo...Show More
Kim Vawter: After the PCT

32:28 | Dec 14th, 2016

Real life lessons learned while thru hiking. We interview Kimberly Vawter, who quit her job as a school principal in Los Angeles to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Women of Wylder

34:31 | Nov 30th, 2016

Entrepreneurship, sustainable outdoor gear, and making a difference: a new kind of outdoor retail company. We talk with the women of Wylder Goods, which just launched this week. Featuring co-founders Jainee Dial & Lindsey Elliott as well as Gina Pete...Show More
Diversity: "Beyond the Buzzword"

37:10 | Nov 23rd, 2016

The outdoors and diversity, equity, & inclusion. We team up with Liz Song from Snowqueen and Scout to investigate the many barriers that a diverse group of people from enjoying and embracing the outdoors.
Carrot Quinn: After the PCT

30:13 | Nov 9th, 2016

Hope, empowerment, and appreciation. Carrot Quinn, author of "Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart", teaches us lessons from the trail and reminds us that WE have the power to change the world we live in.
Part 2: Adventuring with Kids

30:23 | Oct 31st, 2016

The benefits and challenges to getting outdoors with your kids. We interview Shanti Hodges, founder of "Hike It Baby", as well as Aly Nicklas and Alisa Geisler, cofounders of "Born Wild Project."
Part 1: Adventuring with Kids

35:00 | Oct 20th, 2016

What moms don't talk about enough: adventuring while pregnant, postpartum, and beyond.
After the PCT: Karen Wang

29:32 | Oct 13th, 2016

Injury, community, and gratitude. We interview Karen Wang two weeks after she left the Pacific Crest Trail just shy of Crater Lake in Oregon. There's a lot out there about what it's like to hike a famous thru-hike, but what is it like when you get ho...Show More
Alone on the Trail

36:20 | Sep 28th, 2016

This episode is about going it alone in the outdoors. As women, we're often advised to exercise extra caution when we go solo. We wanted to create an episode that is motivating to other women to get out there on our own, whether it's hiking, camping,...Show More
Fresh Air on the Job

35:13 | Sep 12th, 2016

Profiling women who work or who have worked for the National Park or US Forest Service.
Women Outdoors, Online

31:12 | Aug 29th, 2016

The best part about the internet? Real communities and businesses are built there. It's one place that movements can be made visible. While the "outdoors" and "online" can seem like an oxymoron, social media and other online platforms have enabled wo...Show More
Origin Story

28:50 | Jul 28th, 2016

What is the backstory of She-Explores.com? Host Gale Straub explains why she started She Explores with the help of some contributors.
Micro Episode: Listeners Answer the Question - How do the outdoors make you feel?

17:34 | Jul 21st, 2016

We compiled listener submitted voice memos that describe how the outdoors make them feel. Some adjectives used include: inspired, energetic, connected, healed, calm... The list goes on. Music by Alyssa Hands, Portrayal, and MindsEye.
"Being Here": How the Outdoors Make Us Feel

33:32 | Jul 14th, 2016

Interview with adventure writer Hilary Oliver about her short film, "Being Here." We talk about her motivation to create the film, how she felt about sharing it with the world, and how she sees adventure films changing for the better. We also include...Show More
On Fear #2: Human Powered Travel

28:42 | Jun 30th, 2016

Interview with Julie Hotz, a videographer and photographer in favor of human-powered travel. She bike-packed from Los Angeles, CA to Glacier National Park and then hiked the Pacific Northwest Trail to the Pacific Ocean.
On Fear: Beginner Backpacking and Kickstarters

31:09 | Jun 15th, 2016

Interviews with Liz Song, founder of Snowqueen and Scout, and Rachel Goldfarb of @IdleTheoryBus. We talk about the fear associated with taking big leaps - because starting a podcast is a little scary.
About She Explores

02:07 | Jun 15th, 2016

Host Gale Straub shares what She Explores is all about.