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out of 551 ratings.

Love this podcast!

by chunkysoph on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is such a good look at environmental issues without being a total bummer!

One of my favorites

by Wcd88 on
Rating: ★★★★★

The crew for this podcast are awesome, knowledgeable and passionate about what they are covering. It’s entertaining and I’m always down to nerd out with them. Highly recommend it.


by Pischilein on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Please, if I counted “like” in the episode I listened to…

Decent outdoor minded show

by Decent outdoor minded show on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

I am always on the lookout for new podcasts and found this one on a list of outdoor minded shows. Overall, Outside/In is a decent show as podcasts go nowadays. Once you get past the cringy bouncy amateur opening music and the annoying fake-witty banner that you get with so many non-news public radio podcasts, it's a good show. Young podcasters could learn a lot from more professional podcasters (try Radiotopia shows) but since there is a lack of good outdoor related podcasts, i'll take Outside/In.

Never fails to drop jaw

by Ann-MarieH on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you all so much for your insightful podcasts. The app needs to make it easier for people to directly pay you all. Tip your podcasters. This podcast don’t run on thanks... and does anyone like advertisements?

Funny. Interesting. Thoughtful.

by jackums53 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Everything I’ve ever wanted in a podcast. 10/10

Love this show!

by alipeace11 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I was just listening to NHPR one day while nostalgic for my home state and this show came on and I have been hooked ever since! I’m not a scientist but love being outside and learning new things. If you do too this is the show for you!

Intriguing and Fun

by MissJubilee on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have been enjoying Outside In for ages now. I love the more lighthearted episodes the flavor of the northeast, where I haven’t lived since I was too young to remember it. Some episodes are a bit heavier, which isn’t what I come for, but I usually appreciate them anyway. Overall, I delight in the stories, facts, and personalities. I will literally do a little dance to the original theme music when I hear it, and can probably sing the Ask Sam song with the lines in order (though I still want to know what the pearl is doing in the clam). I think I cottoned on to the show from a collaboration with 99pi, and it’s a very close second favorite now after that one. Keep up the good work, y’all!

Not A Podcast Person

by Pudgypuffball on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am not a podcast person. It seems like all of the people I know who listen to podcasts think that it somehow makes them superior, as if listening to well-edited sound bytes of strangers with smooth voices somehow elevates their quality of life to something snootier than their peers. Outside/In is smart without being elitist, passionate without being dogmatic, and informative without condescension. I love that everyone on the team always has a great time with every episode and that I get to receive both sides of natural controversies in a respectful, honest manner. Outside/In isn’t about our feelings, but it’s not just about the concrete and the physical of the natural world, either. And gosh darn if I don’t come away from an episode thinking about my emotions and my view of the world around me in an effort to reconcile my consciousness with some Bigger Picture in reference to Earth’s collective future. I’m not a podcast person but I am an Ouside/In person.

Campy and fun!

by podaddct on
Rating: ★★★★★

All great! Fun, funny, informative, New England stuff! Wicked entertaining. :)


by Pablo goes on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been waiting for a podcast that discusses social justice and cultural topics interwoven with environmental questions. The hosts are light-hearted but real about some really heavy topics, which is really helpful for my mental health! This podcast is a beacon of hope in a troubled world... and I feel like I’m learning a lot! This show fills me with wonder, which is rare as an adult... can’t say enough good things, just listen! Outside/In will save the world!

A Small Show that deserves Big Credit

by Rachael from Oregon on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been a regular Outside/In listener for over a year. I listen to every new episode when I comes out and have dug back all the way through the three year archive. I am rarely disappointed by anything they produce. I like the quirky, small studio storytelling that still adheres to good scientific and journalistic practices. Favorite episodes include: - anything from the “eat the invaders” series - a quirky take on controlling invasive species- “The Meat Matrix” - a meat-eaters journey learning about industrial animal farming - “A House Built on Sand” - weighing the emotional and scientific pros and cons of rebuilding in natural disaster prone locations - “The Accidental Invention of Solar Power” - just what it sounds like- “Always.Wear.Earth.Tones” - a quirky look at a man who spent decades living outdoors and remaining unseen- “The Death Machine + Bonus: 3 1/2 Feet Under” - a look at the environmental impact of the funeral industryHappy listening!

Simply one of my favorite podcasts - the This American Life of the outdoors

by minkone on
Rating: ★★★★★

I describe this podcast as the This American Life of the outdoors/natural world. It is always super interesting and covers a wide range of topics - top 5 podcasts of all time.

Interesting and fun

by Fangeroo on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is one of my favorites. The topics covered are interesting, the reporting is thorough, and the people who do it are engaging and enjoyable to listen to.


by Viva16 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t usually review podcasts but Outside/In is truly a great listen on my commute in the morning.

Love this podcast

by gimme tacos on
Rating: ★★★★★

I had a friend recommend this a while back and am so glad I checked it out. Very interesting and a broad range of topics.

I love this show!

by Squeezebox Press on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great in-depth, engaging stories about complicated issues and interesting historical situations, all related to the environment but sometimes in unexpected ways. What's not to love? Thanks, outside/in team!

Favorite favorite favorite

by TwelveThumbs on
Rating: ★★★★★

Every episode is a fun, funky adventure with a group of reporters/producers/hosts that radiate warmth and interest.

Rich content with a nice balance of gravitas and humor

by JLN14 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love, love, love this podcast, and appreciate the wide breadth of topics that are well researched and thoughtfully presented. (Full disclosure: As a content producer for a PBSKids show on nature, Outside/In is a perfect match.) I have one tiny note for you from an early episode on navigation. There was an offhanded remark about relying on moss growing on the north side of trees as a navigational aid. This is one of those persistent myths that makes me wonder how many people have stayed lost because of it. ;-) More seriously, thank you for this fantastic and important podcast (especially in this anti-science era). I look forward to what's next from you.

Meat Matrix

by Stanley - NY on
Rating: ★★★★★

A very complex issue that I think you dealt with and very interesting and balanced manner. Very good work! It should stimulate one to stop and think very seriously about the choice that one makes when sitting down to the table to eat.Thank you. -Stanley

Nerd out about the outdoors/environment

by ALebs on
Rating: ★★★★★

Hands down my favorite podcast. Great selection of topics and fun group of hosts. Appreciate the objectivity and the balance between intellect, storytelling, and humor. Should be the first podcast people look to if you're into the outdoors, environment, climate issues, etc. Love supporting this crew! Keep up the awesome stories.

Excellent content on all things nature

by WWSmith on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast consistently produces high quality, in depth content on complex topics surrounding nature and how humans interact with it. Don’t miss the back episodes; this one has been good for a long time.

That podcast

by Gorillamullins on
Rating: ★★★★★

So hot right now


by Summer Maui on
Rating: ★★★★★

Loved the episode with Hōkūle’a! I’m from Hawai’i (though I went to school in VT so I would go surf in NH) and I never get tired hearing the stories of Hōkūle’a. Well done, was so stoked to hear those voices being shared outside of Hawai’i. Thanks for a great podcast in general 🤙🏽

I can’t stop

by ndutcher on
Rating: ★★★★★

Been binging this for weeks now on my drives to/from work. Very well composed keep it up. Bring me along on one of your adventures;-)


by HappyCustomer9999 on
Rating: ★★★★★

As a new Englander I love this New Hampshire based show. But I know that anyone can find a spot in their hearts for this great show! 5/7. 10/10 with rice. Would recommend. “One of the greatest podcasts of our generation” -me


by HappyCustomer9999 on
Rating: ★★★★★

As a new Englander I love this New Hampshire based show. But I know that anyone can find a spot in their hearts for this great show! 5/7. 10/10 with rice. Would recommend. “One of the greatest podcasts of our generation” -me

Interesting & Fun Format

by LShoetie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this show! The team presents the topic of the day thoroughly with fun content and intriguing facts. The background music is always spot on to the story details.

5 fingers

by Lost on the trail on
Rating: ★★★★★

Also been wearing them since 2009 to and have them on now. Love the show!!!

Geeky but great

by Pophgdcuindobrk on
Rating: ★★★★★

Fun, fascinating, funny — a great natural sciences podcast

Listen to this show!

by Bodorf on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great show. The chemistry between the staff really pulls you in. The Ask Sam shows are my favorite. Hilarious.

Still...so hot right now

by G many 123445 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks for making yogurt making in the creamery way fun and informative. - Greg PB


by letmeaend! on
Rating: ★★★★★

They throughly answer all the interesting question, and make you go from “huh” To “ah”


by climberdude42 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome science/journalism/outdoors podcast.One of my favorites.

Science, b*tches!

by cjohns716 on
Rating: ★★★★★

If you love science and learning, you will love Outside In. From multi-episode stories to the Ask Sam episodes, you will always walk away with more information than you started with. An absolutely stellar crew with engaging voices and demeanors keeps you interested from start to finish. Cannot wait for more, so prove Sam’s COO wrong and donate for more excellent journalism!!

Best podcast

by Bbinsky on
Rating: ★★★★★

I found this podcast on the drive home during a long road trip. Fast forward a few weeks later, and I’ve literally listened to every episode. Can’t recommend this podcast enough!

Still so hot right now

by Pete Cort on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've been a listener from the first episode aired on NHPR, and was immediately hooked. The stories being shared are compelling and make me ask my own questions, and challange my own assumptions on the 'way of things'. There's always something new and fun when I get that notification of a new Outside/In episode, from a history lesson about Mt. Washington, to a goofy story about why Sam's picture is on a bus in Argentina, these fun quirky stories keep me excited to listen, and then the episodes tackling a poignant problem like the Powerline special and 'Leave it to Beavers' inform me on issues in the state, and New England, in ways that I don't expect. I can't tell you how many time's I've been talking with co-workers, friends, or family and started a sentence with, "Well, on this episode of this podcast I listen to, Outside/In, you should really listen to it." This podcast is a treasure, and in Sam's words, is 'so hot right now'.

Perfect show for those interested in science, nature, and everything that relates to it

by jkhappach on
Rating: ★★★★★

I believe I found this podcast after it was featured on RadioLab, and man am I happy! This is probably my new favorite show! I am interested in science, nature, and all the ethics and philosophy that relates to it and this podcast caters to these interests. They're PowerLine series was phenomenal and it made memore aware of sources of energy and the "no free lunch" concept. Keep it up!

Actually LOL -ing

by Susie2414 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Giggling down my Philly street at Sam ruining well intentioned human beings- trying to be (as lightly as possible). Myself included.

Truly, madly, deeply

by Jbs7015 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Truly, madly, deeply. Is that over the top? I don’t care. I love this podcast. Well written, well performed, and so, so well produced. My wife and I love to listen together. Makes our drive while doing the errands fun.

I love this podcast

by Shersingh Tumber on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve never taken the time to write a review (I think), but felt compelled to say that I really look forward to this podcast. Since it ,seemingly, irregularly comes out with a new episode, when one appears on my podcast list, I am always so happy about it! Many outdoor themed podcasts are very negative (doom and gloom about the state of climate affairs) but this one does a great job talking about themes I care about in a detailed and entertaining way. I did my undergrad in New Hampshire and now am a graduate student at stanford, so I love how this podcast connects me to so many things that matter in New England. Thank you so much for the great work. I will continue to share this podcast with people whenever possible. Keep it up! And if you ever want to talk about forest ecology or plant root system (that is what I research) feel free to reach out!

Fantastic Podcast.

by FoCo Gyu on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is a simply brilliant podcast about the outdoor world. It is well produced and easy to listen to in style, and deep, engaging, and thought provoking in substance.

So great

by Fishy04 on
Rating: ★★★★★

It discusses things we take for granted or just don’t normally think about in insightful and interesting ways

Boston Chef: Russell

by JRussell2005 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania. Grew up hiking, biking, camping as a Boy Scout. This show really brings a lot of different adventures together from different experiences. Living in the city, this podcast really brings me to a zen mood. I appreciate the stories and content and can’t wait to listen to more. Thanks, great work!! -Jordan

Lighthearted and funny

by Harleythe pup on
Rating: ★★★★★

Like the unscripted and lighthearted vibe with smart storytelling. Finally a nature/outdoors podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously!

Food for the brain and the soul

by tangerineSky on
Rating: ★★★★★

Science, nature, the environment, energy...all tackled with intelligence, curiosity and good humor.

Love this show

by la-lars on
Rating: ★★★★★

Such interesting topics. I have learned so much.

Natural stuff!

by jreeves1425 on
Rating: ★★★★★

They’ve outdone themselves! I really enjoyed “Stoner Panels” and the Powerline series. I highly recommend this podcast!

So hot right now.

by Neto81 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really think it’s hot, I love the show and how we can see nature and the world we live in today. I’ve learned so much about our current nature and how we use it in our daily lives. The podcast usually gets very deep on stuff that we do not think of, therefore we all get some awesome useless information and some pretty awesome good information to help out our environment. I recommend it for people that are addicted to information like me!!!

The podcast that made me start liking podcasts

by Freon Rider on
Rating: ★★★★★

I travel a lot for work and have a long commute, as well. In the past I didn't enjoy listening to podcasts. However, I stumbled upon Outside/In one day by chance. What an AWESOME accident. This is my absolute favorite thing to listen to. I almost feel that it is tailored to me. I enjoyed the thorough investigation in the Powerline series, and the story about the Fantastic Mr. Phillips really spoke to me. I've recommended it to many folks because I think it's as show anyone remotely interested in the outdoors could love. The only downside is that I want there to be more episodes! Keep on doing you, Sam (and everyone else).