Have you ever pulled over to admire a sunset? Do you get antsy sitting inside on a gorgeous day? Does your breath catch in your throat when you witness a beautiful view? Are you fascinated by nature? Then you’ve come to the right place.
This Outside Life is committed to curing nature blindness and helping you step outside and step into wonder.
On the podcast
Whether you enjoy the outdoors from your back porch, or backpacking in the wilderness, there’s something here for you to learn and enjoy about this amazing world we all share.
LATEST PODCAST EPISODES
Intuit founder Scott Cook talks about why getting outdoors and going backpacking every year is important to his creativity and sanity. Scott shares with us what gear he uses and his favorite places both in the U.S. and Europe. For more than 30 years he has gone backpacking with old friends from middle school and high school, and he shares with us funny stories about bears and pranking his friends.
We talk with the head of horticulture, Jim Salyards about what it’s like to garden and run this historic estate. Filoli is one of 27 grand estates as part of the National Historic Trust. What makes Filoli unique are the extensive and beautiful gardens. Visitors come from all over the world to see these gorgeous gardens.
Heartland Farm Animal Sanctuary in Madison, Wisconsin hosts programs for children and animals that have been neglected, abused and abandoned. Animals helping people and people helping animals is their mission and they do it incredibly well.
Lavender growers tell all about growing lavender and distilling essential oils. Soaps, salves and sachets plus the truth about lavender as a sleep aid are revealed in this podcast.
We discover why alpaca is a more sustainable and oftentimes softer choice than the cashmere sweater. Why alpacas are easy grazing animals, and a smarter choice than cows, horses or goats. Where to buy alpaca garments and yarn. And why alpaca is superlative to knit with.
Raising honey in your backyard is something magical and instructional. We talk with beekeepers in Wisconsin about how to do it, whether “organic” honey is really organic and how to keep your hives healthy, happy, and long living. This episode is full of fascinating facts that will surprise you.
Is the fisherman’s life really like “Deadliest Catch?” We talk with commercial fisherman Porter McHenry about fishing for salmon, crab, squid and anchovies. He tells us how to keep a Great White shark alive on your boat and why you name your vessel after your mother or grandmother!
Tourists come from all over the world to this out-of-the-way spot to view these 4000 pound monster elephant seals. Find out why Año Nuevo should be on your travel list when you visit San Francisco.