In Here, Out There: Daily Stories from the Road

58 EpisodesProduced by Christopher IvesWebsite

A short, daily audio exploration by Christopher Ives, a nomadic artist and storyteller, traveling the country in his campervan and listening to the world around him. Featuring an alternating selection of travel and adventure stories; quality field recordings; spontaneous interviews; and thoughts on … read more

58 Episodes | 2019

So Many Stories - Season Closer

February 28th, 2019


Today, I'm closing out Season 1 with a little bit of a recap and some thoughts on Season 2. Thanks for listening.... talk to you soon. 🤙

Please share an episode or two with a friend, leave a review, and I'll be back …

"Little Luna" by Sara Egan

February 27th, 2019


Today the reading of a story by my friend Sara. It's written for kids, but good vibes for everyone. If you'd like to help her get this book illustrated or published. Reach out. 

Direct, Quick

February 26th, 2019


A sleepy day... Here's a poem I wrote a few years ago about a moment of energy, an electric high, a time when I realized that I'd be ok again.... someday. 

Part of this podcast is examining myself in relation to the …

Impromptu Community

February 25th, 2019


Today was the last day of the Great American Tiny House Show - Tampa edition. A few of us created a neat little impromptu community there, and honestly, for the first time in a while, I felt a bit of hope for humanity.

Today, I...

February 24th, 2019


I'm so tired. There was so much.

Please don't be mad at Tulsi, she got scared.

Great American Tiny House Show

February 23rd, 2019


I'm at the Great American Tiny House Show this weekend, showing off the Vitruvian Van, talkin about vanlife, minimal living, .... probably going to gush on Thoreau a bit.

Stay tuned!


Existential Fluency

February 22nd, 2019


I wrote this while cruising the straights of I-95 South through Georgia and Florida this week. After chilling with some owls this evening, I thought I'd share my thoughts on becoming more aware of existence - by …

False Pretenses

February 21st, 2019


Today, the story behind the theme music for "In Here, Out There" — a track from almost exactly 10 years ago, called 'False Pretenses', written by ... me! (kinda).

Info on RJDJ:

Info …

Little Grill Collective

February 20th, 2019


The 50th Episode!
Today, I visited one of my favorite little restaurants. A 'dot' of something different, a place for the community to gather and …

Rushing is the Anti-Cruise

February 19th, 2019


I'm headed back down to Florida for the Great American Tiny House Show with the van. I got up early to get a head start, but then I opted to take it slow..... why rush?


Pronoun Diligence

February 18th, 2019


Today, a story from Sara about confronting her own ignorance and choosing respect, even if it made her uncomfortable.

I Messed Up, How About Marrow Instead?

February 17th, 2019


Turns out yesterday's 'saying' may have been less common than I thought, oops. Try this one on instead.

Also mentioned: Check out the Great American Tiny House Show in Tampa next weekend. I'll be showing off my van, …

Have You Heard this Saying?

February 16th, 2019


Hard on the heels of a government shutdown -averted and with the declaration of a 'state of emergency' by the president, I thought we could chat …

The Mysterious Postcard

February 15th, 2019


I received a cryptic postcard in the mail... to an address almost no one has. There was a just a phone number and a note that said "Ask for Jennifer". Today I call the number.

What's the Context?

February 14th, 2019


I recorded this podcast three times before coming to a more concise thought. Here it is. (Also some exciting news about tomorrow's episode.)

Today I'm thinking about passive and institutional racism, how it spreads, …

Snow Day

February 13th, 2019


Today some folks are having a snow day. I'm leaving work early to venture through the snow and sleet in my adventure van. Let's talk about snow days …

Sharing Rob's Wisdom

February 12th, 2019


I met this guy Rob a while back. I don't remember much about him, but he gave me a little wisdom and I'm going to try and pass it on today.

And today I'm taking that wisdom in the direction of expanding your …

Hey Bear, Whoa Bear

February 11th, 2019


A little bear story from about a year ago, when I was standing just where I'm standing tonight.

Also - Come say hello to me in Tampa, FL next week at the Great American Tiny House Show.

A Creek's Legacy

February 10th, 2019


I was listening to the wind in the trees and thought about the local lake here. It's man-made and fed by a small creek. I felt bad for the creek and I wrote this little thing.

Check out more of my stuff:

Hiking and Getting to Know You

February 9th, 2019


I want to hear from you! All 22.6 (on average) of you who listen to each episode. (Also, listen to reeds as I hike all over northwest Connecticut.)

Leave a comment on whatever app you're on - it's helps boost the …

Smelling Home

February 8th, 2019


I made it up to New England from Florida in two days of straight driving. I grew up here, and there's just something about it..... "it's the smell!" says Agent Smith.... (jokes, but for real.)... I can always FEEL a …

Peeper Party by the Highway

February 7th, 2019


I left Florida early this morning after exploring the state for a little over two months. Now I'm headed up to New England, where I built the van, for a short work trip. On the way I found one of my favorite sounds in …

When Do We Intervene?

February 6th, 2019


Think with me. 

I went for a walk and just started recording. I've been thinking about when it's ok to intervene; to confront someone; to try to influence an outcome. This is what I made.

If you enjoy the diversity of …

Helicopters and The Lady Atlantic

February 5th, 2019


Today I have a story for you from my friend, Nicole. It's a story about how adventure can be found, even in the most familiar places.

Enjoy with …

That Time I was Followed: A Meta Story

February 4th, 2019


I've been getting curious all weekend. Yesterday about art, today about the form of stories. A few years back I drove for Lyft in Denver and had a creepy experience caught in the middle of a feud of some kind and it …

Art That Makes You Feel Bad

February 3rd, 2019


Today I'm bringing you along on my evening walk to talk about authenticity, and art that makes you feel bad. Also the coolest thing happens mid walk. …

The Vitruvian Vanlife

February 2nd, 2019


Today a behind-the-scenes intro to the Vitruvian Van - my 'vanlife' home and mobile podcast office. 

I talk about my motivation to build a van-home / tiny house and the art project that formed around it.


That Time Our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 4

February 1st, 2019


Part 4 - Pucallpa

The final episode of January (recorded Jan 31, released Feb 1) and the conclusion of the story of my trip across the Andes by bus. Check out Pucallpa on Google Maps, you can actually find the …

That Time our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 3

January 31st, 2019


Part 3 - The Hijacker.  
Don't skip to this one, it won't make sense - I promise the suspense is worth it! If you haven't listened to Part 1 and 2, go back and check that out first - it's quick... hurry up!

That Time our Bus got Hijacked in Peru - Part 2

January 30th, 2019


Part 2 - Mas Elevation, Mas Sketchy

.... Be sure to listen to Part 1 first! Grab your headphones and dig into this 100% real journal entry that I wrote while I winded my way up the Andes in a sketchy bus. Once you …

That Time our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 1

January 29th, 2019


Part 1 - Big Plans
Today (and tomorrow) a multipart story of one of my more sketchy adventures. We've got full on history-channel acting vibes on …

Listening to Rain

January 28th, 2019


🎧Headphones / Car Stereo Recommended🎧

Today I'm bringing you a set of ten field recordings from a 10 square mile area in north central Florida.

Crocs Make My Feet Dirty

January 27th, 2019


Today a little flashback to 2010 and an old, short blog post that I wrote after a dirty day, when I was able to shift my perspective and embrace …

Thinking about Slow Development

January 26th, 2019


Getting a bit deep today on the podcast, talking about the purpose of human development, and the goals we set for ourselves as a society.

Someone send me a comment - tell me what you're thinking. You can record a voice …

Evening Sounds

January 25th, 2019


🎧Headphones Recommended🎧

This evening I'm simply listening to the world around me, focusing on the sounds of my life passing by. A non-narrative, narrative of my evening activities. Can you *hear* what I'm doing?

The First Time She Saw the Southern Cross

January 24th, 2019


Today's episode is a spontaneous interview with one of my favorite storytellers and an inspiration to all my travels. 

Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things

Nothing Like a Good Stick

January 23rd, 2019


How do I describe this? I won't. You'll just have to listen. Please note, if you are afraid of any and all dogs, don't listen. :)

If you're enjoying this podcast, please share it with a friend. 

Back in North Central

January 22nd, 2019


Stationary for a few days to catch up from the daze of the florida keys. Check out these sprinklers, eh?

First Rain

January 21st, 2019


I wake up before sunrise to rain on the van roof and Tulsi climbing onto my face. This is the first time it's rained while sleeping in the van.

Meeting Mahogany

January 20th, 2019


On a quick day trip through Everglades National Park, I listen to an Osprey and then walk around a secluded tropical hammock filled with old growth …

Wide Open Claustrophobia: The Florida Keys

January 19th, 2019


A quick reflection on my week in the Florida Keys, and feeling trapped in paradise. Next time, I'll bring a boat.

Listening to Key West

January 18th, 2019


🎧 headphones recommended 🎧 

Key West in three audio vignettes: - A biplane flies over a southern pier. - The Key West Historic Seaport at 9:00 AM - Duval Street at 9:00 PM The person I say goodbye to: Daniel Linehan

40 Years in Key West

January 17th, 2019


Today I have a spontaneous interview for you from a gentleman who was bicycling around a park where I was editing photos.

We spoke next to an abandon missile silo behind the airport and next to the park. He tells us …

Trashy Tropical

January 16th, 2019


On today's podcast: I'm driving the last 100 miles of Route 1 South in the United States and thinking about how people love to junk and acquiring land. ALSO VIBRAPHONES & MINI DEER! 

The Hammock Strikes Back

January 15th, 2019


It'll all make sense when you listen. It's only 5 minutes long. Go ahead. HINT: It's nature, I'm in the Florida keys, and it's awesome. 

LINK: The Park

Showering with the Moon

January 14th, 2019


My first night in the Florida keys. I had previously recorded something entirely different, edited it, and then just didn't like it at all. So I got naked and went outside.

Facing a Storm

January 13th, 2019


On today's episode I go down to the water to face an epic storm on the horizon, encased in a neon rainbow.

Hurry and see the photos Instagram: @christopherives

Satellite Beach Reflections

January 12th, 2019


Today I spent a lot of time sitting and listening to the waves, meditating, and trying to stay centered. Join me for a short listen?


Get in …

The Most Quiet Forest

January 11th, 2019


A visit to nothingness - black, moonless, silent, cold. A surprising first night on the road. Plus, wandering around a natural spring in the cool …

Sounds of Starting

January 10th, 2019


Some of the sounds of starting. A regrettably short introduction to my forthcoming journey. With so much unknown today, I played it safe.

That Time I Slept on the Street in Downtown Portland

January 9th, 2019


On the eve of adventure, gearing up for van-travel, I'm pondering my best urban car-camping find: a week of free parking in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Music by me.

Van by me: @VitruvianVan

I Can Do Anything I Damn Well Please

January 8th, 2019


Today an inspiring interview/story from my friend Liz, recorded and edited today, spontaneously and without plans; she in the northwest, me in the southeast. 

Liz on Instagram: @elizabethconcetta
Liz on Tumblr:

I Was Wrong...

January 7th, 2019


'In Here, Out There' is a podcast that brings you one of four things: A field recording, a story, a spontaneous interview, or.... a thought. Today is a thought.

Music by witheyes.

Confronting a Murder

January 6th, 2019


I could say a lot of things about this recording:

It's the loudest murder I've ever heard. So loud it woke me from my sleep. It was beautiful, and …

That Time with the Grizzly Bear

January 5th, 2019


A short, exciting story from a backcountry camping trip in Glacier National Park.

Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things

You Don't Normally Listen to This

January 4th, 2019


Episode 3 - Jan 3, 2019
Today, a short 4-minute journey. Intriguing sounds from a place you wouldn't normally care about. (I recommend headphones or …

Great Great Great Grandmother

January 3rd, 2019


Episode 2 - Jan 2, 2019
My 108 y/o Great Grandmother recalls memories of her own Grandmother, my Great Great Great Grandmother.

New episode everyday at 6AM, all year.

Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things

Creating Space

January 2nd, 2019


The first episode!
Quick overview, Florida crickets, screen doors, and thoughts on making space for both art and audience. 

Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things

Referenced Youtube Channel: Creative North

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