Outside/In A podcast about the natural world and how we use it. Outside In is hosted by Sam Evans-Brown.
Outside/In

Outside/In

From New Hampshire Public Radio

A podcast about the natural world and how we use it. Outside In is hosted by Sam Evans-Brown.

Most Recent Episodes

A Battle of Tiny Proportions

A government bureaucrat builds a website that saves a billion gallons in gas. The minuscule Irish invention that enables the industrial revolution. An innovation for doctor's gloves kicks off women's liberation. An ill wind leads to America being stuck with the gallon forever. On this episode, we present a series of small "nudges" (but not actual nudges) that have had profound impacts for the environment... or maybe not the environment, maybe just generally. Head to our website and vote on your favorite!

Leo Rising

Depending on who you ask, astrology is a science, an art, a form of therapy... or, a pseudo-science, fortune-telling, a scam. But astrology is way more than a horoscope. Check us out online, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Chasing The Light

From the ancient charcoal animals of France's Chauvet Cave, to 17th century Dutch windmill paintings, art history can tell us a lot about our evolving view of the natural world. In this episode, producer Taylor Quimby (a self-described art-world neophyte) searches for individual works and genres through history that reveal something interesting about human society and the outdoors. This episode has visual aids - so click this link or find us on Instagram to follow along with the show! Outside/In needs your help. Click here to find out how you can support the show. There's lots of great swag to choose from (so check out the thank-you gifts!) but for $20 a month, we'll send you a ticket to an Outside/In Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of the natural world, share an evening with Sam and the rest of the team, and support the podcast you love.

A Year of Wonders

As extreme weather wreaks havoc around the globe NPR's Throughline looks at a natural disaster more than 200 hundred years ago that had far-reaching effects. This week, how the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki awed, terrified and disrupted millions around the world and changed the course of history. Outside/In needs your help. Click here to find out how you can support the show. There's lots of great swag to choose from (so check out the thank-you gifts!) but for $100 a month, Sam will personally give you a cross country ski lesson! And yes, it's true, he was taught how to ski by an Olympic gold-medalist.

Jesabel Y Eddie

Before Hurricane Maria hit in September of 2017, Puerto Rico's rickety electric grid was a notorious headache. After the storm, it was a crisis. This is the story of how a pair of star-crossed lovers came to see nuclear as the unlikely solution to Puerto Rico's energy woes, and how their vision for the island might be changing the way we approach power... even if their plan never comes to pass. Outside/In needs your help. Click here to find out how you can support the show. There's lots of great swag to choose from (so check out the thank-you gifts!) but for $20 a month, we'll send you a ticket to an Outside/In Trivia Night! Test your knowledge of the natural world, share an evening with Sam and the rest of the team, and support the podcast you love.

The Particular Sadness of Trout Fishing in America

People love fishing for trout. They love it so much that we are willing to go to insane lengths to catch them. But what should we make of the fact that much of that experience of fishing for trout is just a facsimile of what it once was... and may actually be bad for the very same fish, that we so love to catch? Find more Outside/In at outsideinradio.org

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug

When most of us heard about the "insect apocalypse" we were worried. When producer Jimmy Gutierrez heard it, he thought "this is great." Today he takes a journey in which he tries to learn to appreciate our many-legged companions. Want to read a transcript or support the podcast? Check out our website.

Ask Sam: Grandpa's Rhubarb

Sam answers questions about rethinking the toilet, line-dry laundry, rhubarb, and sleeping mosquitoes. Find moreOutside/In.

Cold, Dark, and Sharky

Last year, two people were attacked by sharks on Cape Cod, and one died. The result has been a media frenzy that really you have to see to believe. Find more Outside/In at outsideinradio.org

Patient Zero: The Laser

When it feels like doctors have closed the door to establishment medicine, another set of doors open. These doors lead to dubious providers, and untested treatments. Click hereto donate $20 and get ad-free episodes of Patient Zero a week early and bonus content.

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