The Explorist

9 EpisodesProduced by The Explorist

The Explorist is a podcast about the outdoors: how we change it, and how it changes us. We bring you stories from places where people and the wild collide, and the friction summons something strange and new. Each episode visits the Earth’s weirdest corners, whether that’s in your backyard or in the … read more

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EPISODE 9: THE MODERN HUNTER GATHERER: Resilient Future

November 15th, 2018

25:37

For our final episode about modern hunter gatherers, we talk to National Geographic photographer Kiliii Yuyan, who honors his indigenous background by documenting extant hunter-gatherer tribes in the Arctic. He shares …

EPISODE 8: THE MODERN HUNTER GATHERER: Two Worlds

September 29th, 2018

25:46

In the last episode, we followed people in the Rewilding Movement who are trying to incorporate primitive skills into their daily lives. This time, …

EPISODE 7: THE MODERN HUNTER GATHERER: Don't Let The Fire Go Out

September 13th, 2018

24:28

Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind -- your job, your cell phone, your comfy life -- to walk into the wilderness and live off the land? Or …

EPISODE 6: TO EAT A MOUSE

June 5th, 2018

24:23

In this episode, we feature a conversation between our host, Ted Alvarez, and Bryan Pope, an instructor at Earth Native Wilderness School. For a few …

EPISODE 5: THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE WOLF

April 9th, 2018

43:05

In 1997, 31 gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Today, their descendants roam nearly to the Pacific Ocean — and one of them …

EPISODE 4: THE SNOWIEST PLACE ON EARTH

March 1st, 2018

30:13

It's a question that unites weather nerds, powder hounds, and 8-year-olds praying for a snow day: Where does the most snow fall on our planet? A …

EPISODE 3: UNDERGROUND WONDER

January 8th, 2018

28:37

If we look where sonar and satellites can’t reach, deep into the guts of the Earth, this planet still has a few surprises left for us. Case in point: Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, was only discovered in …

EPISODE 2: LAND OF FIRE

November 3rd, 2017

27:26

Go far south enough and you’ll end up in Tierra del Fuego, a wild frontier where Patagonian glaciers collide with the Antarctic sea and the bloody …

EPISODE 1: CAMPING IN MURDALAND

September 21st, 2017

17:06

Thanks to Serial, The Wire, and West Baltimore’s own bloody history, Leakin Park is infamous for the 71 dead bodies dumped near its expansive forests and waterfalls. But one woman and a host of true believers are trying …

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