Endless Curiosity (The Last Episode)
She Explores
by Jaymie Shearer, Sydney Williams, Shon't Savage, Tori Duhaime, Hailey Hirst, Hiranya de Alwis Jayasinghe, Noël Russell, Gale Straub, Gabaccia Moreno
8M ago
This is the last episode of She Explores. In it, we say farewell, reflect on endings, and invite past guests of the show to share the lessons they’ve learned in the outdoors over the last few years. Through these women’s stories, we’re reminded how important it is to have the space we need to show up as ourselves when we’re spending time outside.  Thank you to everyone who has touched the show over the years: the listeners, our guests, our collaborators, and our advertisers. It’s been an honor to hold your stories.  READ THIS BLOG POST if you want to learn more about our decision, an ..read more
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A Deeper Connection - Mugdha Flores
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by Mugdha Flores, Gale Straub
10M ago
Mugdha Flores is proof of where your passion for science and the natural world can take you. From playing in tide pools as a child in Southern India, to mapping the undiscovered corners of the ocean, to surveying salmon as they make their long journey to the Pacific. For Mugdha, all her exploration has resulted in a deeper connection with the environment, and herself. Mugdha is a marine biologist turned science communicator championing community engagement and finding joy in the outdoors. This a series of interviews with some incredible humans who are featured in Women and Water - a new book f ..read more
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Becoming a Mermaid - Irene Marcoux
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by Irene Marcoux, Gale Straub
11M ago
When Irene Marcoux was growing up and playing at her local pool, she didn’t dream of becoming a mermaid. She was a mermaid. Those early days of freedom and play were her gateway to a life in the water. And because she’s a big believer in the fact that every BODY can dive - Irene is all about helping others embrace their inner mermaid too. Irene is a safety focused mermaid with over 30 years of aquatics education experience, a PADI Course Director & PADI Freediving Instructor, a PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer, a First Aid Instructor & Instructor Trainer, and a Certified lifeguard, Nati ..read more
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Fluidity in Recovery: Antoinette Lee Toscano
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by Antoinette Lee Toscano, Gale Straub
11M ago
A life-changing rappelling accident lead Antoinette Lee Toscano to choose to live the life of outdoor adventure she’d always dreamed of. And since then, she’s dedicated herself to helping others make it easier to shape their lives for the better, too. Antoinette Lee Toscano is an outdoor industry consultant, writer, philanthropist, and motivational health and wellness speaker. In the Women & Water book, she shares how paddlesports have played a role in her ongoing healing for a Traumatic Brain Injury, spine injury, and PTSD. This a series of interviews with some incredible humans who are f ..read more
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A Student of the Sea: Olivia VanDamme
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by Olivia VanDamme, Gale Straub
1y ago
Olivia VanDamme’s hope is that one day, in her older years, she’ll be at the beach, covered in seaweed and still contributing to community science. Olivia has always felt comforted, alive, and happy in the ocean. And as an educator, poet, singer, environmentalist, surfer, and more – Olivia celebrates that in everything she does. On this episode, Olivia shares an original poem, “Tu Perteneces! Nadar Mija” which helps paint the picture of the role the ocean plays in her life – all while bursting with song and joy. We learn how Olivia straddles worlds by virtue of being herself, why she loves geo ..read more
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Immersed in Swimming: Eden Elgeti
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by Eden Elgeti, Gale Straub
1y ago
Eden Elgeti is a wild and pool swimmer in the United Kingdom, and is featured in our new book, Women and Water. The first line in her profile is, “I often joke through winter that I’d be more than happy to not swim and just turn up for the post-swim coffee and cake.” Of course, she goes on to share that she has always swum when given the opportunity, and it’s taken her so many places, literally and figuratively.  There’s something so beautiful about Eden’s relationship with the water. It’s her constant companion. There’s a lot that we admire about Eden - her ability to choose what’s right ..read more
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Finding Freedom in Swimming: Bonnie Tsui
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by bonnie tsui, Gale Straub
1y ago
Bonnie Tsui's book, Why We Swim, dropped at a time when we were all looking for guidance on how to move our bodies in ways that took us out of our heads and into our element. But its message is continuous. Why We Swim is a must-read whether you think of yourself as a swimmer or not. It takes you to the source of our innately human relationship with water and weaves together history, science, and her own personal story to propel us on the journey. We wanted to start this Women and Water series with my conversation with Bonnie because she is truly an expert on why we gravitate to the ocean, lake ..read more
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We Know You'll Love: Wild for Scotland's "Creature of the Sea"
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by Kathi Kamleitner, Fran Turauskis, Jen Austin, Gale Straub
1y ago
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing a series of interviews with some incredible humans who are featured in Women and Water - a new book from the team behind She Explores. We’ll take the conversation off the page and into their relationship with water today. And you’ll hear from swimmers, surfers, paddlers, fishers, and more.  But today, we’re bringing you a special episode of Wild for Scotland, a show hosted by Kathi Kamleitner. It’s truly a piece of audio art, and it’s an ode to the wonder to be found beneath the water’s surface. She created it in collaboration with Fran Turauskis and ..read more
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Living the Vanlife: Noami Grevemberg
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by Gale Straub, Noami Grevemberg
1y ago
Noami Grevemberg is a leader in the world of vanlife, and the founder of Diversify Vanlife, a platform that highlights less-heard voices in vanlife, road travel, and nomadic communities. It’s also a resource that helps break down barriers to accessing life on the road, a lifestyle that Noami and her husband Dustin embarked on in 2016. We chatted with Noami towards the end of 2022, when she was coming off a much-needed vacation after finishing her first book, Living the Vanlife: On the Road Toward Sustainability, Community, and Joy. It’s part memoir, part how-to guide, in which Noami shares the ..read more
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How Do We Spend Time Alone? Creative Fuel
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by Gale Straub
1y ago
Enjoy listening? Rate & Review She Explores Featured in this episode: Florence Williams and Alexandra de Steiguer Hosted & Produced by Gale Straub A production of Ravel Media Sponsored by Danner Join the She Explores Podcast community on Facebook Visit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on Instagram Head over to CreativeFuelCollective.com for more creative inspiration, prompts, online workshops and a robust creative community. Creative Fuel is Hosted by Anna Brones Creative Fuel is Co-Produced by Anna Brones & Gale Straub Theme Music is by cleod9 music Featuring:  Alexandra de ..read more
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