She Explores

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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 144 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts


episode 133: Running Towards the Sun: Verna Volker

Verna is Navajo, a mother of four, and days away from running a 50-mile ultra run. She started running after having her second child 12 years ago. Hear about Verna's journey as a runner and how it’s underlined her resilience as a person. Now she's bringing native women together by uplifting their running journeys, too.



episode 132: What We Need to Fuel Ourselves: Chi Pham

Chi Pham wants you to know that you can fuel your body for success as an outdoor athlete, and it doesn't have to fit in the little boxes you see on social media.



episode 131: Shining a Light on Caving: Katt Greaser

Katt Greaser shares her experience on a recent caving trip to Scapegoat Wilderness area in Montana, and encourages you to try the sport, too.



episode 130: If You Want to Try Backpacking, You're in Good Company

With the help of listeners and Backpacking 101 author Heather Balogh Rochfort, we share stories of first-time backpackers, as well as advice to get you started. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or a beginner, there's inspiration and a little trail magic (not the thru-hiking kind) to be found in this episode.



episode 129: A Beautiful Place of Healing: Emilee Struss

Sometimes the hardest thing isn’t running an ultra marathon or topping out at a climbing competition, it’s showing up for yourself in small ways, taking a step back and figuring out what you need so you can figure out who you are. For a long time, Emilee Struss identified as a climber and an endurance runner. Persistent injuries have made her dig into the hard work of self-love.


 2019-09-11  42m

episode 128: With Respect for Rolling Tundra: Ranger Sara Wolman

Sara Wolman is an interpretive park ranger for US Fish and Wildlife in King Salmon, Alaska. Find out how she's building a career, fostering community, and raising a young child in the rolling tundra, and what you can do to help gather valuable scientific data to help tell the story of environmental change.


 2019-09-04  48m

episode 127: The Vulnerability of Putting Your Voice Out There: Sarah Shimazaki

How can you do what you love without losing yourself in the process? Putting your voice out there can be a very vulnerable thing: just take it from Outside Voices podcast host Sarah Shimazaki. We talk about the very real struggle of how to balance work, passion, and your own wellbeing.


 2019-08-28  55m

episode 126: Butterflies, Bison, and the Border Wall: Conservationist Krista Schlyer

Conservation photographer Krista Schlyer describes the almost 2,000-mile border between the US and Mexico as a vibrant landscape teeming with life. Raising awareness for its biodiversity has become an integral part of her life’s work and is the focus of a new documentary film she directed, Ay Mariposa, which came out in May.


 2019-08-21  57m

episode 125: A Challenge from the Universe: Sharlene Jones

Sharlene Jones is allergic to exercise (literally) but because hiking feels like home, fear of what could happen isn't enough to keep her from hitting the trail. Instead, she's developed a familiarity with her body that makes it possible to keep moving forward. It's hard to say what the bigger challenge from the universe was: the exercise-induced anaphylaxis or winning the lottery to hike Mount Whitney after being diagnosed. Either way, Sharlene Jones is not one to back down from a challenge.


 2019-08-14  48m

episode 124: Giving Wildlife a Second Chance: Rescue, Rehab & Release

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 needed, what happens when an animal is taken in, funny stories along the way, and the beauty of the release.


 2019-08-07  45m