Outlandish is a podcast about public lands and what they mean to the people who love them.
info_outline 'Forever Wild' 08/05/2019
'Forever Wild' New York's Adirondack State Park is bigger than Yellowstone, the Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks... combined. This week, we're handing the mic off to producers Emily Russell and Brian Mann, who show us how the Adirondacks serve as a testing ground for ideas shaping public lands management across the U.S.
info_outline The Pickle of the Palisades 07/29/2019
The Pickle of the Palisades On the Idaho-Wyoming border, the future of a special piece of land hangs in the ether. It’s called the Palisades. Some people want to see it protected as Wilderness. Others want to preserve its wild character AND keep it open to motorized and mechanized uses. Producer Scott Stuntz wonders if the two sides have more in common than they think.
info_outline Julian Carr and The Fix 07/22/2019
Julian Carr and The Fix What happens when a professional skier/cliff jumper decides to start a trail running series? Well, let's just say running isn't the main focus. The Cirque Series in the brain child of famous cliff-jumper Julian Carr, and takes place on some of the most well-known ski resorts around the West. Producer Claire Jones sets off to learn more about the series and Julian, which leads her down a path to answer one question: What on earth draws people to run up and down 3000 vertical feet?
info_outline The Selfless Act of Trail Magic 07/15/2019
The Selfless Act of Trail Magic Trail magic is part serendipity, part heroism, part… well, magic. It's a helping hand when hikers need it most. Outlandish is partnering with the Out There podcast to bring you today's story. We'll meet Willow Belden, a radio-maker who's thru-hiked the Colorado Trail. She helps us answer the question of why trail angels are so kind. What makes an angel commit to offering repeated acts of altruism?
info_outline Is There Gold in Them Thar Hills? 07/08/2019
Is There Gold in Them Thar Hills? How many people know a gold miner? Producer Monica Gokey knew exactly zero before she set off into the backwoods of Idaho to find one. She thought she'd find grizzled old men hellbent on striking it rich. Instead, she found an eclectic community of people for whom gold mining is a hobby, a social connection, and their bridge to the great outdoors.
info_outline Secret Climbs in the Big Choss 07/01/2019
Secret Climbs in the Big Choss Producer Nick Mott moved to Montana about a year ago. He’s an avid rock climber – and he noticed something really weird when he first moved there: It was super hard to find information on where and what all the climbs were. People were tight-lipped. At the same time, social media meant all kinds of public lands were getting busier than ever. So he started wonder: What does sharing information – or being secret about it – mean for the places we play?
info_outline Fly-Fishing: A Journey of Persistence 06/24/2019
Fly-Fishing: A Journey of Persistence Does getting better at something increase our enjoyment of it? In today's episode, producer Monica Gokey asks the question of whether aptitude affects how much we enjoy a particular activity - in this case, fly-fishing. We'll also hear from an expert on how waterway access differs from public land access. Pull out your fly rod, tie a fly, and put in your earbuds - Outlandish is heading to the river!
info_outline Iditarod Flashback 03/09/2019
Iditarod Flashback Outlandish is in full-on production with season three around the corner... but in the meantime, we're re-releasing an interview with our favorite Iditarod musher, Jesse Royer. Jesse's running at the front of the pack in this year's race. We couldn't pass up the chance to put her amazing voice back on the airwaves. We're rooting for you, Jesse! Mush on.
info_outline S2E28: Mark Bethke: Join the Conversation 12/10/2018
S2E28: Mark Bethke: Join the Conversation On this episode of Outlandish we speak with Mark Bethke, Director of Planning and Budget for the U.S. Forest Service Region 4 (and Liz's boss!) to discuss why it's important for you to be engaged in your region and exactly how you can join the conversation.
info_outline S2E26: Steph Ellis: Outfitting on the Salmon River 11/19/2018
S2E26: Steph Ellis: Outfitting on the Salmon River On this bonus episode we go Steelhead fishing down the Salmon River with our friend Steph Ellis from Aggipah River Trips. Listen as we discuss what it takes to be a river guide and how she handles the challenges of being a female outfitter and a mom.
info_outline S2E25: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting our Most Scenic Rivers 11/12/2018
S2E25: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting our Most Scenic Rivers This week on Outlandish we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act, an Act that gives back to our splendid rivers by armoring them against the pressures of the outside world. Listen in as we follow its origin story and the brothers who made it happen.
info_outline S2E24: Matt Rinella- Hunting with Llamas 11/05/2018
S2E24: Matt Rinella- Hunting with Llamas Today on Outlandish our guest reporter Monica Gokey has a chat with grassland researcher and llama packing hunter, Matt Rinella. When it comes to public lands and hunting, Matt and his llamas have some great stories.
info_outline S2E23: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 2 11/02/2018
S2E23: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 2 Today on Outlandish we continue with part two from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival Story Slam. The Story Slam is a space where folks come to offer their gift, their story. If you haven't checked out our previous episodes from SHIFT we highly recommend that you do. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these beautiful stories.
info_outline S2E22: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 1 11/01/2018
S2E22: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 1 This week on Outlandish we present some more bonus episodes from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival. This SHIFT Story Slam is a space where folks come to offer their gift, their story. We hope you enjoy this bit of ear-candy, the first episode of our two-part Story Slam series.
info_outline S2E21: Hunting: Bringing Generations Together 10/29/2018
S2E21: Hunting: Bringing Generations Together On this episode of Outlandish, we dive into the traditions and stories behind hunting. Hunting on public lands builds family bonds and cements an important sense of place for many of us. It also allows many of us to feed our families. Download this episode today to hear how hunting deepens our relationships across generations and with our environment.
info_outline S2E20: Live at SHIFT 2018: Olivia Van Damme 10/22/2018
S2E20: Live at SHIFT 2018: Olivia Van Damme On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interviewOlivia Van Damme from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival to discuss San Francisco's City Surf Project's physical education program.
info_outline S2E19: Live at SHIFT 2018: Barton Robison 10/19/2018
S2E19: Live at SHIFT 2018: Barton Robison On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interview Barton Robison from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival in Jackson Wyoming to discuss the Oregon Outdoors Health Initiative and how they help low-income minorities and people with disabilities get more access to public lands.
info_outline S2E18: Live at SHIFT 2018: Christian Beckwith 10/18/2018
S2E18: Live at SHIFT 2018: Christian Beckwith On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interview Christian Beckwith from the SHIFT Outdoor Festival in Jackson Wyoming to discuss how public lands are an important part of public health.
info_outline S2E17: Monica Gokey: The Three P's of Life - Public Lands, Podcasting, and Parenthood 09/24/2018
S2E17: Monica Gokey: The Three P's of Life - Public Lands, Podcasting, and Parenthood On this bonus episode of Outlandish, we talk with our guest reporter Monica Gokey to discuss podcasting and public lands while on a hike in Idaho.
info_outline S2E16: Grazing Part 2: Cattle Among Us 09/17/2018
S2E16: Grazing Part 2: Cattle Among Us This week on Outlandish we're continuing our discussion on grazing and public lands. Outlandish is going on a cattle drive! We'll hear from a long-time buckaroo, plus recreational users whose hiking overlaps with cattle country. We'll spend the episode on a grazing allotment on the Boise National Forest. Giddyup, Outlandish!
info_outline S2E15: Grazing Part 1: Sagebrush Sea 09/10/2018
S2E15: Grazing Part 1: Sagebrush Sea This week on Outlandish, we're diving into a two-part series on grazing and public lands. We're handing the mic off to Monica Gokey, who's taking us out to the great sagebrush sea - to a place where the relationship between ranchers and the land they run cattle on is so intertwined that people can hardly remember it any other way.
info_outline S2E11: Building a Community Through Fisheries 08/13/2018
S2E11: Building a Community Through Fisheries On this episode of Outlandish, we hand the mic off to Caroline Lester. She takes us to public lands where fish frenzies take bring communities together, and Atlantic Salmon complete their unique life cycles.
info_outline S2E8 Greg Peters: National Forest Foundation 07/23/2018
S2E8 Greg Peters: National Forest Foundation On this episode we speak with Greg Peters from the National Forest Foundation to discuss exactly what a national forest is, how it differs from other public lands, and how everyone should be out enjoying them.