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Where Wild Women Wander

Where Wild Women Wander is a podcast that invites narrative to the lives of everyday women who are inspired by and find their life strongly influenced by the outdoor world.We are a welcoming platform to start conversations, fuel inspiration, expand goals, reveal possibilities, create space, and encourage all women to feel like they are a total badass worthy of their time spent in Mother Nature. We want women to narrate their story so it can be shared, weaved, re-imagined and reworked into the lives of others. We want you to know—whoever you are, however you do it, you are a wild woman.

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05: Becca Fazenbaker, Beta Blaze Founder

Self-proclaimed "free range" child, Certified Welder, 3D-artist, home owner, DIYer, fungus-lover, forager, and Beta Blaze community founder, Becca is a wild woman who is continually learning and trying new things. Becca shares laugh-out-loud childhood stories, including lugging out a hibachi grill for her first ever camping trip. She explains how she got into welding and machinery, and how she yearns to do it with artistic purpose. Becca discusses buying her first home and the tiresome renovation process. Lastly, we talk about the ins and outs of Beta Blaze, a community-based learning experience, where friends share their knowledge on a specific topic in the outdoors. Becca's story is such a fun listen, and you'll be sure to learn some impressive facts about everyone's favorite grocery store mushroom. Stay tuned until the very end to hear some special, media-relevant Dad Jokes! Notes: You can find Becca on Instagram @rayleigh_taylor_instability and @fuckiboughtahouse.The book Becca references is called "The Natural Navigator" by Tristan Gooley.  Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen.  Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 11mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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004: Kelcie Hromisin, Fundamentally Strong

During this episode, Kelcie recounts her former life as a D1 college athletics star with a strong dedication to academic pursuits and the journey she went on to get to where she is now – an outdoors-loving athlete with a focus on fitness.Kelcie talks about how she has reshaped her identity and redefined what success means to her, the RV she just bought, making the world a happier place, finding flow, and her business, Fundamentally Strong. This powerful woman has found her niche as a personal trainer who strives to teach fitness as a foundation for being capable at whatever sport or adventure you are ready to take on next. Notes: You can find Kelcie on instagram @kelciehromisin or follow her business @fundamentallystrong. You can find out more about her personal training pursuits at www.fundamentallystrong.com. Furthermore, you can read her fitness blog at AccessNEPA. Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen.  Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 5mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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006: Chelsy Zelasko, Jack of All Trades

This week's episode features an interview with Wild Woman Chelsy Zelasko, a woman who is strong in many sports and continues to push her limits. As a young woman, Chelsy has searched for a consistent outdoor community to explore her passions of rock climbing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. We discuss the importance of having a supportive group of friends and outdoor partners. Chelsy makes the point that the array of outdoor sports she participates in helps her create affirmations throughout her personal life. Furthermore, Chelsy shares the yin to her yang, revealing how she gets her "stoke" when she's not outside.We hope you enjoy, find inspiration in, and can relate to Chelsy's words. Notes: You can find Chelsy on Instagram @chelsy2611. Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen.  Find more episodes like Chelsy’s on our Episodes page. Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 17mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Campfire Convo: Situational Awareness for Outdoors Women

Campfire Convos are shorts where Liz and Kelsey candidly talk about a topic loosely related to women and the outdoor world. Whether it be talking about the subject of being a woman in the backcountry, a recent book we read, or something fun–like our favorite pieces of gear and why, we try to keep these episodes around 15-20 minutes. These shorts will come out every other Thursday as a buffer between interview episodes with guests, giving you time to catch up on the longer episodes and us time to create more fantastic content!This Campfire Convo focuses on Situational Awareness relating to outdoors women’s safety. Oftentimes, the first question women get asked when going alone on an adventure is, “Are you sure you’re safe to go alone?” It is an unfortunate reality that outdoors women do have to keep some extra tricks up their sleeves to stay safe. In our opinion, one of the best mental tools to implement when alone outdoors is understanding situational awareness and trusting your gut. Join the conversation as we break down women's common fears and our tips on how to handle some situations or practice risk aversion. Do you have any experiences or tips to add? Let us know! Shoot us an email, fill out the contact form on the website, or DM us on instagram. We would love to hear from you! If you’d like to read the accompanying blog post for this episode, click here! Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter@wherewildwomen. Disclaimer: These are our personal opinions, and we by no means intend to tell you how you should feel or what you should do. Take what you want or need from our podcasts; leave what you don’t.

18mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Campfire Convo: The Rusty Dagger

Campfire Convos are shorts where Liz and Kelsey candidly talk about a topic loosely related to women and the outdoor world. Whether it be talking about the subject of being a woman in the backcountry, a recent book we read, or something fun–like our favorite pieces of gear and why, we try to keep these episodes around 15-20 minutes. These shorts will come out every other Thursday as a buffer between interview episodes with guests, giving you time to catch up on the longer episodes and us time to create more fantastic content! This week’s Campfire Convo is focused on our scariest shared backpacking experience. Kelsey and Liz tell you about the time they were terrified in the Catskills together, this story is known as The Rusty Dagger. What did you think? Let us know! Shoot us an email, fill out the contact form on the website, or DM us on instagram. We would love to hear from you! If you’d like to read the accompanying blog post for this episode, click here! Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey@somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter@wherewildwomen. Disclaimer: These are our personal opinions, and we by no means intend to tell you how you should feel or what you should do. Take what you want or need from our podcasts; leave what you don’t.

27mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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003: Lindsay Dragon's Dragon Tales

In this episode, we interview Lindsay Dragon, a dedicated mother and self-taught gardener. She shares how she has built a space in her backyard that serves as a sanctuary for herself. But that's not all, she is continually working on creating a space that allows for sensory learning experiences for her kids, where they can connect with the earth through taste, smell, touch, and more.Lindsay is an avid Pinterest-er and delves into some of her tips for creating outdoors spaces at home on a budget and by yourself. If getting outside is something you want to focus on more, why not start at home? Lindsay's episode is a great listen to gain perspective, learn about our connection with Mother Earth, and learn more about DIYing an outdoors lifestyle.  Notes:  Connect with Lindsay on Facebook at Lindsay Dragon and on Pinterest at /ldrago12 Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen.  Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 14mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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Campfire Convo: Backpacking Q & A

Campfire Convos are shorts where Liz and Kelsey candidly talk about a topic loosely related to women and the outdoor world. Whether it be talking about the subject of being a woman in the backcountry, a recent book we read, or something fun–like our favorite pieces of gear and why, we try to keep these episodes around 15-20 minutes. These shorts will come out every other Thursday as a buffer between interview episodes with guests, giving you time to catch up on the longer episodes and us time to create more fantastic content! This week’s Campfire Convo is focused on backpacking. If you’re a beginner looking for answers to backpacking’s frequently asked questions, or a regular weekend-warrior looking for tips and tricks you might not have known about, listen in to this Q & A style episode. We each share our experiences, the way we handle situations, and our opinions on how to conduct yourself in the wild. We cover topics from bathroom faux pas to what to look for in the perfect tent site and everything in between. Were all of your questions answered? Let us know! Shoot us an email, fill out the contact form on the website, or DM us on instagram. We would love to hear from you! If you’d like to read the accompanying blog post for this episode, you can listen on our website here. Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen. Disclaimer: While we do refer to legitimate studies, these are our personal opinions, and we by no means intend to tell you how you should feel or what you should do. We also do not claim to be solid advice-givers. Take what you want or need from our podcasts; leave what you don’t.

1hr 25mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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002: Storytime with Heidi Zeuner

This week we share our interview with Heidi Zeuner, a well-rounded woman who has a lot to share with the world. She tells us the role cycling has played in her life, of the many places she has lived, and the multitude of sports she participates in. More importantly, we delve into how life trauma can inform perspective and how the outdoors is the ultimate healing space. Please note – Heidi gets into some pretty deep topics, like incarceration, addiction, and the death of loved ones. There are also quite a few curse words scattered throughout.Notes: The aunt Heidi mentions owns Hot Tomato Pizza in Fruita, Colorado and the film produced by Patagonia featuring her aunt is called Life of Pie. The organization that “empowers young girls through outdoor adventure” is ElevateHER.Heidi's sister's screenprinting work can be found here. If you’d like to see the difference in Class A, B, and C RV’s, check out this blog.The movies we talk about in the "Just for Funsies" segment are Dawn Wall and Free Solo. If you haven’t already seen them, go check them out! You can watch Dawn Wall’s trailer here (and it is available on Netflix.) You can watch Free Solo’s trailer here. The songs / artists mentioned during "Just for Funsies": Liz's Pick: "Weekend" by UpstateHeidi's Mentions: The Kitchen Dwellers, Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival, The Dead South, Fruition, CabinetKelsey's Mentions: Ira Wolf, Strong Women PlaylistMore Notes: Follow Heidi on Instagram @hazeunerFollow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry. Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen.  Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 16mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Campfire Convo: Grade School Athleticism Affecting Us as Adults?

Campfire Convos are shorts where Liz and Kelsey candidly talk about a topic loosely related to women and the outdoor world. Whether it be talking about the subject of being a woman in the backcountry, a recent book we read, or something fun–like our favorite pieces of gear and why, we try to keep these episodes around 15-20 minutes. These shorts will come out every other Thursday as a buffer between interview episodes with guests, giving you time to catch up on the longer episodes and us time to create more fantastic content! This week's Campfire Convo is focused on athleticism, and how experiences as a child in the physical education curricula can affect your activity interest as an adult. Liz and I bring in a few interesting case studies about the dynamics of P.E. curricula, speak on personal experiences, and digress on possible solutions to foster a more positive image of fitness and movement. Ultimately, we ponder if school-based athleticism prepares us to become adults living active lifestyles. What do you think?Disclaimer: While we do refer to legitimate studies, these are our personal opinions, and we by no means intend to tell you how you should feel. We also do not claim to be solid advice-givers. Take what you want or need from our podcasts; leave what you don't. References (because Plagiarism is bad): The PE Hall of Shame that Liz talked about, The Texas study that Liz talked about, and the Reuters article that Kelsey talked about.

18mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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001: Emmy Kinsey, the Mountain Mama

Liz and Kelsey are pleased to bring you the first official episode of Where Wild Women Wander. In this episode, we interview Emmy Kinsey: mother, trauma nurse, and self-taught rock climber. Emmy shares some amazing things with us throughout the episode, you will often ponder if she is secretly Wonder Woman given her career, busy schedule, and amazing parenting skills. Emmy’s daughter came along for the ride, so we hear some background noise from her, as well as some insider’s perspective on living life as a Kinsey. When Emmy refers to a ‘she’ or anonymous entity, she is referring to Gracie, her 10-year old middle child. Stay tuned to the very end of the episode for some bonus content from Liz's dad. You will not be disappointed. Notes:  Follow Emmy on Instagram @mountainmama734Follow Liz on Instagram @getyourfeetup and find Kelsey @somuchbeautyitcanmakeyoucry.Follow the podcast on Instagram @wherewildwomenwander, on Facebook @wherewildwomenwander, and on Twitter @wherewildwomen. Our podcast music, Hoedown by Audionautix, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/.

1hr 2mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #10