Silencing the Critics
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by Willow Belden
2d ago
Demetria Lynn always wanted to be a scientist. But growing up, no one believed in her. The negative feedback was so overpowering that she stopped believing in herself. In this episode, we follow Demetria from her elementary school classroom to a geology field trip in the desert, and explore what it took to rekindle faith in herself. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Follow Out There on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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Birds of Paradise
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by Willow Belden
2w ago
Alison Világ pays attention for a living. She counts migrating ducks at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory in Michigan. It's key to getting a pulse on different bird populations. But for Alison, counting ducks is more than just science – it's an escape from the expectations of others. This is a guest story from Points North, a podcast about the land, water, and inhabitants of the Great Lakes region. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Follow Out There on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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1,000 Hours Outdoors
Out There - Podcast
by Willow Belden
1M ago
Many of us go outside because the quiet is calming. But what if silence isn't calming for you? What if it’s the opposite? Could you still find a way to love it? In this episode, Florida-based producer Amber Von Schassen explores why silence in the outdoors is so unsettling for her, and shares what happened when she tried to get over her fear by spending 1,000 hours outdoors. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Follow Out There on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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The Tonic of Silence
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by Willow Belden
1M ago
For many of us, getting outside is more than just fun; it’s how we find inner stillness. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we decided to turn the mic over to you, our community. We asked how silence in nature has been significant to your mental health. On this episode, we’re sharing some of our favorite responses. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Tell a story at our Campfire Stories night Follow Out There on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke ..read more
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My Dad's Depression
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by Willow Belden
2M ago
For Paul Barach, hiking is an antidote to depression. Is it that way for everyone? This episode takes us from Washington State to Joshua Tree National Park and explores what happens when we try to impose our own life solutions on a loved one. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Tell a story at our Campfire Stories night Follow Out There on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke ..read more
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Rekindling the Spark
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by Willow Belden
2M ago
We’re told to follow our dreams. But often, that’s disappointing. Reality typically doesn’t measure up to what we’d imagined. So what then? How do you reignite your passions? On this episode, we travel from an observatory in Puerto Rico to a hillside in New Jersey, and explore how one scientist overcame the disillusionment of academia. --- Links: Support Out There on Patreon Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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Silence
Out There - Podcast
by Willow Belden
3M ago
Our upcoming season is all about silence. From the Grand Canyon to South Korea, we’ll travel the globe, exploring how we find stillness amidst the noise — whether literal or figurative. Here’s a sneak peak at some of the stories. The season launches April 4, 2024. --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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Building Self-Confidence
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by Willow Belden
5M ago
Maya Kroth’s goal for the New Year was to build self-confidence, and she decided to start by taking herself snowboarding. But things did not go well. In this episode, Maya shares her story and explores how we can get our mojo back when life throws us curveballs. --- Links: Support Out There Subscribe to our email newsletter --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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Closing the Gender Gap
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by Willow Belden
7M ago
Women are often told we can do anything we want in life: ride bikes, scale cliffs, surf waves. But in some areas of outdoor recreation, the gender gap remains shockingly large. In this episode, we visit a women’s mountain bike camp in Wyoming and explore what’s really needed to get people of all genders on equal footing. --- Links: Support Out There Rowdy Gowdy Camp Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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Learning to Swim
Out There - Podcast
by Willow Belden
1y ago
Learning something new as an adult can be daunting, especially when it's something that a lot of people have been doing since childhood. On this episode, Naomi Mellor takes us from a beach in Australia to an archipelago in the UK and explores how she got past her fears and pushed herself to take a big plunge. --- --- Links: Sign up for our Support Out There on Patreon Follow us on Facebook and Instagram --- Out There is a proud member of Hub & Spoke   ..read more
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