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She Explores

She Explores

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She Explores

She Explores

She Explores

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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.

Latest Episodes

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 MIN2 d ago
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Creativity to Guide Us Through: Anna Brones

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.

62 MIN1 w ago
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Owning Her Body on the Trail: Beth Bradley at No Man's Land Film Festival

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 MIN2 w ago
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A Blueprint for an Adventurous Life: Shon't Savage

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 MIN3 w ago
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To Get the Job Done: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Amanda Monthei

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 MINMAR 4
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Chasing Space on Earth: Dr. Sian Proctor

Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

The power of a two-night backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is multiplied when it's spent with women who are motivated by a common goal: to help introduce more girls to the outdoors. We backpack with The Cairn Project.

52 MIN2019 DEC 11
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Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

There's a well-kept secret in the international trekking industry. The Porter Voice Collective is raising up the backbone of the industry to advocate for change. In doing so, they're empowering both porters and tourists to speak up for an equitable workforce.

46 MIN2019 DEC 4
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Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

In partnership with Smartwool, we talk with their CEO Jennifer McLaren about how her love of the outdoors and a career in finance collided to take her where she's at today: the leader of a purpose-driven company.

40 MIN2019 NOV 27
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Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

Briana Feola gets to wear the hats of biologist, geologist, and environmental scientist through her work at Brainstorm---all by creating affordable, nature-inspired screen prints and other art that we can hang on our walls.

43 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

In partnership with Sherpa Adventure Gear, guest host Laura Hughes interviews Wasfia Nazreen-- mountaineer, activist, and writer-- to learn about what it was like to take a journey up each of the Seven Summits, what it was like to be the first person from Bangladesh to do it, and how approaching external mountains in our lives mirror the personal work it takes to summit our internal ones.

33 MIN2019 NOV 15
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Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

Latest Episodes

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 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Creativity to Guide Us Through: Anna Brones

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.

62 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Owning Her Body on the Trail: Beth Bradley at No Man's Land Film Festival

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 MIN2 w ago
Comments
A Blueprint for an Adventurous Life: Shon't Savage

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 MIN3 w ago
Comments
To Get the Job Done: Hotshot Wildland Firefighter Amanda Monthei

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 MINMAR 4
Comments
Chasing Space on Earth: Dr. Sian Proctor

Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

The power of a two-night backpacking trip in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is multiplied when it's spent with women who are motivated by a common goal: to help introduce more girls to the outdoors. We backpack with The Cairn Project.

52 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
Purpose and Perspective in the Superstition Mountains: The Cairn Project

Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

There's a well-kept secret in the international trekking industry. The Porter Voice Collective is raising up the backbone of the industry to advocate for change. In doing so, they're empowering both porters and tourists to speak up for an equitable workforce.

46 MIN2019 DEC 4
Comments
Connecting Two Worlds: The Porter Voice Collective

Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

In partnership with Smartwool, we talk with their CEO Jennifer McLaren about how her love of the outdoors and a career in finance collided to take her where she's at today: the leader of a purpose-driven company.

40 MIN2019 NOV 27
Comments
Working Towards a Greater Good: Jennifer McLaren

Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

Briana Feola gets to wear the hats of biologist, geologist, and environmental scientist through her work at Brainstorm---all by creating affordable, nature-inspired screen prints and other art that we can hang on our walls.

43 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Dreaming (and Creating) Big in a Small Town: Briana Feola

Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

In partnership with Sherpa Adventure Gear, guest host Laura Hughes interviews Wasfia Nazreen-- mountaineer, activist, and writer-- to learn about what it was like to take a journey up each of the Seven Summits, what it was like to be the first person from Bangladesh to do it, and how approaching external mountains in our lives mirror the personal work it takes to summit our internal ones.

33 MIN2019 NOV 15
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Climbing Our Own Mountains: Wasfia Nazreen

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