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Outlandish is a podcast started by the United States Forest Service as part of our "Your Forests Your Future." campaign. Through this podcast we will bring you interesting and relevant stories about what's happening out on your public lands right now!

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Outlandish is a podcast started by the United States Forest Service as part of our "Your Forests Your Future." campaign. Through this podcast we will bring you interesting and relevant stories about what's happening out on your public lands right now!

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
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A great listen!

By Sagebrush725 - Aug 30 2018
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Great interviews of public land users!

Great podcast!

By Mrs Stennin - Aug 17 2018
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You girls are great to listen too! I really enjoyed your show.

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
3
0
1
0

A great listen!

By Sagebrush725 - Aug 30 2018
Read more
Great interviews of public land users!

Great podcast!

By Mrs Stennin - Aug 17 2018
Read more
You girls are great to listen too! I really enjoyed your show.
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Outlandish

Latest release on Aug 05, 2019

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Outlandish is a podcast started by the United States Forest Service as part of our "Your Forests Your Future." campaign. Through this podcast we will bring you interesting and relevant stories about what's happening out on your public lands right now!

Rank #1: S2E16: Grazing Part 2: Cattle Among Us

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This week on Outlandish we're continuing our discussion on grazing and public lands. Outlandish is going on a cattle drive! We'll hear from a long-time buckaroo, plus recreational users whose hiking overlaps with cattle country. We'll spend the episode on a grazing allotment on the Boise National Forest. Giddyup, Outlandish!

Sep 17 2018

42mins

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Rank #2: Ep.3 Fungus Amongus!

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Put on your mushroom goggles and join Rachel Layman as she takes you on the spore-to-plate journey of a wild mushroom, with a few choose-your-own-adventure detours along the way. Don't try this at home unless you're sticking to the "foragers' golden rule."

Jun 13 2017

50mins

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Rank #3: Fly-Fishing: A Journey of Persistence

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Does getting better at something increase our enjoyment of it? In today's episode, producer Monica Gokey asks the question of whether aptitude affects how much we enjoy a particular activity - in this case, fly-fishing. We'll also hear from an expert on how waterway access differs from public land access. Pull out your fly rod, tie a fly, and put in your earbuds - Outlandish is heading to the river! 

Jun 24 2019

42mins

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Rank #4: S2E5 The Appalachian Trail

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On this episode of Outlandish, Liz and Mindy take a trip to the Appalachian Trail to learn about it's history with the native people and how much beauty it still holds today. 

Jul 02 2018

46mins

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Rank #5: Iditarod Flashback

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Outlandish is in full-on production with season three around the corner... but in the meantime, we're re-releasing an interview with our favorite Iditarod musher, Jesse Royer. Jesse's running at the front of the pack in this year's race. We couldn't pass up the chance to put her amazing voice back on the airwaves. We're rooting for you, Jesse! Mush on.

Mar 09 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #6: Ep.6 Conquering the Continent | The Great American Through Hikes

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Canada or Mexico? out.LAND.ish guest reporter Gina Knudson takes us on an adventure along her favorite National Scenic Trail; the Continental Divide Trail, which spans the United States, north to south, border to border. We'll learn about Trail Angles, Hiker Boxes, and the lucky among us may even just get our own "Trail Name."

Sep 14 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: Ep.7 The Great American Road Trip: Part I

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Is it the destination? Or the journey? Everyone has a story to tell about road trips and our nation's often overlooked public lands serve as both the destination and journey. Because of this we have dedicated a two part series on the Great American Road Trip. Experience the Windshield Wilderness as Rachel explores public lands through the lens of the Great American Road Trip and builds some family values along the way.

Sep 28 2017

54mins

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Rank #8: S2E7: Wild Plans on Wild Lands!

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On this episode of Outlandish we explore groups of individuals raising awareness on public lands and social issues at the same time.

Jul 16 2018

36mins

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Rank #9: S2E8 Greg Peters: National Forest Foundation

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On this episode we speak with Greg Peters from the National Forest Foundation to discuss exactly what a national forest is, how it differs from other public lands, and how everyone should be out enjoying them.

Jul 23 2018

36mins

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Rank #10: S2E21: Hunting: Bringing Generations Together

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On this episode of Outlandish, we dive into the traditions and stories behind hunting. Hunting on public lands builds family bonds and cements an incredible important sense of place for many of us. It also allows many of us to feed our families. Download this episode today to hear how hunting deepens our relationships, both with each other and our environment.

Oct 29 2018

41mins

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Rank #11: Ep.10 Get Out, Get Active, Be Heard

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Find out more at https://www.yourforestsyourfuture.org/ For our final episode of Season 1 we really wanted to go out with a bang! We really loved our first episode and our guest, Char Miller, and his knowledge of our public lands. As a result, we brought him back for more information. He gives us great insights on how anyone can take action and have a say on how our public lands are used and transformed. Speaking of taking action, we decided it would be a great idea to take our own advice. We decided to go on an adventure for the episode, visit some of the most beautiful canyons, and even go for a ride on snow bikes. Download this episode now to hear our adventure, and how you too can take part in having an active voice over our public lands. 5 Ways to Get Involved: 1) Go Hiking 2) Camp for a weekend 3) Hit the bike trails 4) Take a fishing trip 5) Join an organization that aligns with your interests Find out more at https://www.yourforestsyourfuture.org/

Feb 12 2018

42mins

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Rank #12: Ep.8 Livin' That RV Life

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What does RV’ing have to do with Public Lands? Get ready for an adventure with Mindy and Liz as they set out to discover just that….in an RV of course! As summer fades to fall, make time for one last road trip and come along for an audio journey into the amazing world of RVing on public lands.

Oct 23 2017

39mins

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Rank #13: Secret Climbs in the Big Choss

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Producer Nick Mott moved to Montana about a year ago. He’s an avid rock climber – and he noticed something really weird when he first moved there: It was super hard to find information on where and what all the climbs were. People were tight-lipped. At the same time, social media meant all kinds of public lands were getting busier than ever. So he started wonder: What does sharing information – or being secret about it – mean for the places we play?

Jul 01 2019

32mins

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Rank #14: S2E27: Ya ‘a’ tey

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Team outlandish explores the intersection of public lands and public health.

Dec 03 2018

35mins

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Rank #15: S2E12: The Brooks Brothers

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On today's bonus episode of Outlandish we're meeting the Brooks brothers. They grew up in a really outdoorsy family, and all those formative years hunting and fishing drove both brothers to pursue careers in conservation. 

Aug 20 2018

29mins

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Rank #16: S2E3 Shangri La

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On this episode of Outlandish, we explore one of the most beautiful bodies of water we've seen: Fossil Creek. We also learn about the history of the river, and it's relationship with the native people.  Download this episode now to hear about a truly remarkable gym that's hidden in Arizona.

Jun 18 2018

37mins

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Rank #17: S2E11: Building a Community Through Fisheries

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On this episode of Outlandish, we hand the mic off to Caroline Lester. She takes us to public lands where fish frenzies take bring communities together, and Atlantic Salmon complete their unique life cycles.

Aug 13 2018

30mins

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Rank #18: S2E25: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting our Most Scenic Rivers

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This week on Outlandish we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act, an Act that gives back to our splendid rivers by armoring them against the pressures of the outside world. Listen in as we follow its origin story and the brothers who made it happen.  

Nov 12 2018

40mins

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Rank #19: S2E24: Matt Rinella- Hunting with Llamas

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Today on Outlandish our guest reporter Monica Gokey has a chat with rangeland researcher and llama packing hunter, Matt Rinella. When it comes to public lands and hunting, Matt and his llamas have some great stories. 

Nov 05 2018

31mins

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Rank #20: Ep.5.2 Total Eclipse of My Heart: Part 2

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This solar eclipse business is a big thing. Find out how agencies across the path of totality are bracing for the millions of visitors planning on catching this celestial wonder on America’s prime backdrop of public lands. Catch part 2 of Total Eclipse of my Heart to find out how different people from across the country experienced this once in a lifetime event!

Aug 30 2017

29mins

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'Forever Wild'

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New York's Adirondack State Park is bigger than Yellowstone, the Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks... combined. This week, we're handing the mic off to producers Emily Russell and Brian Mann, who show us how the Adirondacks serve as a testing ground for ideas shaping public lands management across the U.S.

Aug 05 2019

28mins

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The Pickle of the Palisades

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On the Idaho-Wyoming border, the future of a special piece of land hangs in the ether. It’s called the Palisades. Some people want to see it protected as Wilderness. Others want to preserve its wild character AND keep it open to motorized and mechanized uses. Producer Scott Stuntz wonders if the two sides have more in common than they think.

Jul 29 2019

42mins

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Julian Carr and The Fix

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What happens when a professional skier/cliff jumper decides to start a trail running series? Well, let's just say running isn't the main focus. The Cirque Series in the brain child of famous cliff-jumper Julian Carr, and takes place on some of the most well-known ski resorts around the West. Producer Claire Jones sets off to learn more about the series and Julian, which leads her down a path to answer one question: What on earth draws people to run up and down 3000 vertical feet?

Jul 22 2019

37mins

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The Selfless Act of Trail Magic

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Trail magic is part serendipity, part heroism, part… well, magic. It's a helping hand when hikers need it most. Outlandish is partnering with the Out There podcast to bring you today's story. We'll meet Willow Belden, a radio-maker who's thru-hiked the Colorado Trail. She helps us answer the question of why trail angels are so kind. What makes an angel commit to offering repeated acts of altruism?

Jul 15 2019

39mins

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Is There Gold in Them Thar Hills?

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How many people know a gold miner? Producer Monica Gokey knew exactly zero before she set off into the backwoods of Idaho to find one. She thought she'd find grizzled old men hellbent on striking it rich. Instead, she found an eclectic community of people for whom gold mining is a hobby, a social connection, and their bridge to the great outdoors. 

Jul 08 2019

42mins

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Secret Climbs in the Big Choss

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Producer Nick Mott moved to Montana about a year ago. He’s an avid rock climber – and he noticed something really weird when he first moved there: It was super hard to find information on where and what all the climbs were. People were tight-lipped. At the same time, social media meant all kinds of public lands were getting busier than ever. So he started wonder: What does sharing information – or being secret about it – mean for the places we play?

Jul 01 2019

32mins

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Fly-Fishing: A Journey of Persistence

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Does getting better at something increase our enjoyment of it? In today's episode, producer Monica Gokey asks the question of whether aptitude affects how much we enjoy a particular activity - in this case, fly-fishing. We'll also hear from an expert on how waterway access differs from public land access. Pull out your fly rod, tie a fly, and put in your earbuds - Outlandish is heading to the river! 

Jun 24 2019

42mins

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Iditarod Flashback

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Outlandish is in full-on production with season three around the corner... but in the meantime, we're re-releasing an interview with our favorite Iditarod musher, Jesse Royer. Jesse's running at the front of the pack in this year's race. We couldn't pass up the chance to put her amazing voice back on the airwaves. We're rooting for you, Jesse! Mush on.

Mar 09 2019

1hr 12mins

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S2E28: Mark Bethke: Join the Conversation

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On this episode of Outlandish we speak with Mark Bethke, Director of Planning and Budget for the U.S. Forest Service Region 4 (and Liz's boss!) to discuss why it's important for you to be engaged in your region and exactly how you can join the conversation.

Dec 10 2018

21mins

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S2E27: Ya ‘a’ tey

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Team outlandish explores the intersection of public lands and public health.

Dec 03 2018

35mins

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S2E26: Steph Ellis: Outfitting on the Salmon River

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On this bonus episode we go Steelhead fishing down the Salmon River with our friend Steph Ellis from Aggipah River Trips. Listen as we discuss what it takes to be a river guide and how she handles the challenges of being a female outfitter and a mom. 

Nov 19 2018

25mins

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S2E25: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting our Most Scenic Rivers

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This week on Outlandish we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act, an Act that gives back to our splendid rivers by armoring them against the pressures of the outside world. Listen in as we follow its origin story and the brothers who made it happen.  

Nov 12 2018

40mins

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S2E24: Matt Rinella- Hunting with Llamas

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Today on Outlandish our guest reporter Monica Gokey has a chat with rangeland researcher and llama packing hunter, Matt Rinella. When it comes to public lands and hunting, Matt and his llamas have some great stories. 

Nov 05 2018

31mins

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S2E23: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 2

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Today on Outlandish we continue with part two from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival Story Slam. The Story Slam is a space where folks come to offer their gift, their story. If you haven't checked out our previous episodes from SHIFT we highly recommend that you do. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy these beautiful stories. 

Nov 02 2018

1hr 6mins

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S2E22: Live at SHIFT 2018: Story Slam Pt. 1

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This week on Outlandish we present some more bonus episodes from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival. This SHIFT Story Slam is a space where folks come to offer their gift, their story. We hope you enjoy this bit of ear-candy, the first episode of our two-part Story Slam series. 

Nov 01 2018

36mins

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S2E21: Hunting: Bringing Generations Together

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On this episode of Outlandish, we dive into the traditions and stories behind hunting. Hunting on public lands builds family bonds and cements an incredible important sense of place for many of us. It also allows many of us to feed our families. Download this episode today to hear how hunting deepens our relationships, both with each other and our environment.

Oct 29 2018

41mins

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S2E20: Live at SHIFT 2018: Olivia Van Damme

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On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interviewOlivia Van Damme from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival to discuss San Francisco's City Surf Project's physical education program.

Oct 22 2018

20mins

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S2E19: Live at SHIFT 2018: Barton Robison

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On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interview Barton Robison from the SHIFT (Shaping How We Invest For Tomorrow) Outdoor Festival in Jackson Wyoming to discuss the Oregon Outdoors Health Initiative and how they help low-income minorities and people with disabilities get more access to public lands.

Oct 19 2018

8mins

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S2E18: Live at SHIFT 2018: Christian Beckwith

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On this bonus episode of Outlandish we interview Christian Beckwith from the SHIFT Outdoor Festival in Jackson Wyoming to discuss how public lands are an important part of public health.

Oct 18 2018

4mins

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S2E17: Monica Gokey: The Three P's of Life - Public Lands, Podcasting, and Parenthood

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On this bonus episode of Outlandish, we talk with our guest reporter Monica Gokey to discuss podcasting and public lands while on a hike in Idaho.

Sep 24 2018

25mins

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iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
48
3
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1
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A great listen!

By Sagebrush725 - Aug 30 2018
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Great interviews of public land users!

Great podcast!

By Mrs Stennin - Aug 17 2018
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You girls are great to listen too! I really enjoyed your show.