Outside/In is a show about the natural world and how we use it. Sam Evans-Brown combines solid reporting and long-form narrative storytelling to bring the outdoors to you wherever you are. You don’t have to be a whitewater kayaker, an obsessive composter, or a conservation biologist to love Outside/In. It’s a show for anyone who has ever been outdoors. In short, it’s a show for *almost* everyone.
Outside/In is a production of NHPR, New Hampshire Public Radio.
Music for the podcast by Breakmaster Cylinder.
Photos of Sam and the Outside/In team are by Greta Rybus unless otherwise noted.
If you want to make your own super cool masks, we encourage you to visit Wintercroft. We made our masks out of cereal boxes!
Sam Evans-Brown, Host
Sam Evans-Brown is a man of contradictions. He grew up in New Hampshire but thinks Mt Katahdin is the prettiest summit in New England. (Come at me, bro!)
Covering the environmental beat for NHPR, Sam’s reporting won him several awards, including two Edward R. Murrow awards, and he was also a 2013 Steinbrenner Institute Environmental Media Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
He studied Politics and Spanish at Bates College, and before reporting was variously employed as a Spanish teacher, farmer, bicycle mechanic, ski coach, research assistant, a wilderness trip leader, and a technical supporter. He would have been crowned National Cross-country Ski Champion of Argentina, but was ineligible because he is not Argentinian.
Maureen McMurray, Executive Producer
The youngest of four children, Maureen began eavesdropping on adult conversations around the age of five. Since then, she has eavesdropped on conversations at WNYC, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, NPR, Vatican Radio, and NHPR. Maureen studied film and history at Wesleyan University. Her only experience sleeping in a tent is at music festivals.
Taylor Quimby, Senior Producer
Taylor Quimby started at NHPR as a weekend board operator in 2010, and has been ferociously climbing his way up the corporate ladder ever since. Currently, he is Senior Producer of Word of Mouth and Outside/In, as well as Broadcast Producer for the nationally distributed debate program, Intelligence Squared US. Individually, he has produced important stories about topics like MySpace, men’s underwear, and the zombie apocalypse. Taylor is a semi-lapsed comic-book nerd with a candy "problem", has played the ukulele since before it was cliché, and Sam likes to make fun of him because he runs in those weird-looking toe-shoes.
Logan Shannon, Producer
Logan Shannon got into audio production following the typical path. One of her first jobs was video rental clerk, which she carefully parlayed into her first--and only--professional acting job: playing Catwoman at a car show. From there she graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in Metalsmithing and followed that up with an MFA in Metalsmithing from RISD. Which--of course--led to a job as a retail store designer, an art handler, and finally public radio producer. Logan loves gifs almost as much as Molly does.
Molly Donahue, Producer
Molly Donahue is a human person who likes dogs. She studied Sociology at Barnard, so yes, she is judging you. When she’s not editing sound or curating tweets, she likes to eat bread pudding while watching [insert superhero movie here]. Molly likes gifs almost as much as Logan does.
Jimmy Gutierrez, Producer
Jimmy Gutierrez comes to us direct from America's Dairyland -- Go Pack, Go! -- where he produced radio and told stories. He's produced radio stories for WUWM, WCAI, & Precious Lives, a podcast examining youth and gun violence, and is also a member of the Fall 2015 Transom Story Workshop.
Before making radio, Jimmy was a Firefighter in Milwaukee, the bar manager for Braise restaurant, and official toilet cleaner for Milwaukee Public Schools. He and his wife are the proud companions of two charming cats, Potato & Juanito.
Hannah McCarthy, Producer/Couch Fellow
Hannah is the Couch Fellow at the station, which involves fewer couches than you might think. But not no couches. She studied philosophy and theater at Bennington College, leveraged that into a number of high-powered careers---cold-pressing juices, working for arts non-profits, selling pottery to Carly Simon (true story, she smells amazing)---then got her MA in Journalism at NYU. She’s been producing stories for your ears ever since.