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.
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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.
Erika Janik, Executive Producer
Erika Janik fell into radio after volunteering at Wisconsin Public Radio to screen listener calls. She co-founded and was the executive producer of “Wisconsin Life” on Wisconsin Public Radio for seven years before moving to New Hampshire to work at NHPR.
Trained as a historian (in colonial American women's history), she’s the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, and freelances for a variety of publications.
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.
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.
Justine Paradis, Producer
Justine Paradis is an audio documentary producer and writer. She has contributed to award-winning podcasts including Love + Radio, Millennial, Outside/In, and Civics 101. Her work has also aired on NHPR, WGBH, and WCAI and appeared in N Magazine, Sound Magazine, Nantucket Today, and The Inquirer & Mirror.
Before radio, she was gainfully employed as a bookseller, pizza-baker, gardener, and part-time clambake caterer.
She is from Nantucket island and currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire.
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Hannah McCarthy, Producer
Hannah started at NHPR as an intern, and now look at 'er! 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.