Best Outdoor Podcasts for Nature and Adventure Lovers

outdoor podcastWhile noth­ing com­pares to explor­ing the great out­doors, for those times you are stuck inside, a great out­door pod­cast can deliv­er a need­ed escape. Div­ing into the worlds of adven­ture sports, moti­va­tion­al fig­ures, and the nat­ur­al world, the best out­door pod­casts all incor­po­rate great sto­ry­telling. With new pod­casts com­ing out dai­ly, week­ly, and month­ly, you’ll nev­er run short on adven­ture inspi­ra­tion ever again.

Dirt­bag Diaries
Telling camp­fire sto­ries since 2007, the team at Dirt­bag Diaries has pro­duced over 200 episodes relat­ing the wild, won­drous, and humor­ous sides of adven­ture. Like shar­ing a beer with a best friend, Dirt­bag Diaries goes beyond adven­tures sports like climb­ing, ski­ing, and boat­ing to tell the sto­ry of peo­ple and how they fit into this wild world. Sub­scribe today and join the oth­er nine mil­lion peo­ple who have down­loaded episodes so far.

On this pro­duc­tion of New Hamp­shire Pub­lic Radio, host Sam Evans-Brown takes this pod­cast of the nat­ur­al world and opens it up for every­one to enjoy. The top­ics and sci­ence cov­ered in each sto­ry vary, but the long form sto­ry­telling stays the same. Encour­ag­ing any and all walks of life to bet­ter under­stand how we inter­act with the nat­ur­al world, Outside/In con­tin­ues to be one of the most pop­u­lar out­door pod­casts on the market.

She Explores: Women in the Outdoors
Host­ed by Gale Straub, the She Explores Pod­cast fea­tures inter­views, sto­ries, and lis­ten­er sub­mis­sions that rein­force a con­nec­tion to the nat­ur­al world. She Explores high­lights inspi­ra­tional women and cov­ers a wide range of top­ics includ­ing moth­er­hood, inclu­sion, and aging with a nar­ra­tive of nature and adven­ture. Over 80 episodes are avail­able to down­load with new episodes com­ing out each week.

Inspir­ing Adventure
A dai­ly pod­cast fea­tur­ing one-on-one inter­views with moti­va­tion­al peo­ple of the out­doors, Inspir­ing Adven­ture pro­vides the per­fect jolt of cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ry­telling with each show. Host Jil­lian Bit­tel does a fan­tas­tic job deliv­er­ing qual­i­ty con­tent each day all the while keep­ing the show fresh and rel­e­vant. Great for any time lis­ten­ing, espe­cial­ly when you need a pick-me-up.

Co-hosts Eric Schranz and Sarah Laven­der Smith dive deep into the world of ultra­run­ning every week. Inter­view­ing pro­fes­sion­al, inspi­ra­tional, and often fun­ny mem­bers of the ultra­run­ning com­mu­ni­ty, the Ultra­Run­ner­Pod­cast is also filled with expert advice and tech­niques. Host­ed by long-dis­tance run­ners for those look­ing to go the dis­tance them­selves, this series plays well in ear­buds while out on a run.

Out There Podcast 
Host­ed by for­mer Wyoming NPR sta­tion mem­ber, Wil­low Belden, Out There dives into the dynam­ic nature of the great out­doors. Through nar­ra­tive sto­ry­telling about peo­ple who explore, Out There sheds a light on the world around us. Eas­i­ly relat­able and award-win­ning, Out There pro­duces typ­i­cal­ly two sto­ries a month that cov­er a wide vari­ety of out­door-relat­ed topics.

Tough Girl Podcast 
Fea­tur­ing amaz­ing women doing amaz­ing things, the Tough Girl Pod­cast high­lights the fight­ing spir­it found in push­ing your­self in nature. Host and res­i­dent tough girl, Sarah Williams, does an excel­lent job talk­ing with her wide vari­ety of guests, draw­ing unique inspi­ra­tion from each while detail­ing their achieve­ments. A great source of inspi­ra­tion, Tough Girl is a fun pod­cast to reach out towards if you are an adven­tur­ous woman, or if you have one in your life.

Out­side Online Podcast 
Fea­tur­ing Out­side inter­views, dis­patch­es from the field and an infor­ma­tive Sci­ence of Sur­vival series, this pod­cast put on by Out­side Mag­a­zine cov­ers all facets of the out­door lifestyle. Host Peter Frick-Wright has done an amaz­ing job expand­ing beyond the edi­to­r­i­al con­tent of the mag­a­zine to deliv­er fresh per­spec­tives on out­door sto­ries. Adven­ture sports, lifestyle, and the sci­ence behind it all is fair game for Out­side Online and its grow­ing cat­a­log of episodes.

The Adven­ture Podcast 
Explor­ers, alpin­ist, and moun­taineers all find a voice on The Adven­ture Pod­cast. Fea­tur­ing indus­try news, inter­views with experts, and off-the-grid adven­ture sto­ries, the Adven­ture Pod­cast is an inspir­ing plat­form of explo­ration. Real­ly great for gear­heads, each episode fea­tures short gear reviews and ded­i­cat­ed episodes include Out­door Retail­er cov­er­age, sea­son­al buyer’s guides, and inter­views with gear manufacturers.