Outside/In from New Hampshire Public Radio is a show about the natural world and how we use it, hosted by Sam Evans-Brown. The show combines solid reporting and long-form narrative storytelling to bring the outdoors to you wherever you are.

The program casts a wide net across the environmental spectrum – from the floral industry and storm chasers to the perils of mushroom hunting and the mystique of spring water. Field reporting, natural sound, and interviews with experts and everyday people are core elements of the program.

Outside/In released its first episode in December 2015. You don’t need 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. (so just about everyone)


Each episode typically runs around 30 minutes.   

“Ask Sam” is a recurring feature of the podcast. Every few months, Sam answers questions from listeners about everything from hybrid cars to palm trees and terrestrial fish.

Occasionally, the program produces a series delving into one topic. “Powerline” first aired in November 2017. The four-part series of reports studied the origins of clean energy in New England, tracing the complicated history of the state-owned Quebec power company Hydro-Quebec. The environmental benefits and human costs of clean energy; corporate power dynamics; and the treatment of native peoples were all topics covered in the reporting.


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Sam Evans-Brown grew up in New Hampshire and has worked at New Hampshire Public Radio since 2010 as a freelance reporter. He became an environmental reporter in 2011. His work has won him several awards, including an Overseas Press Club award, two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, and one national Murrow award. 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.



Schedule: New episodes are released every other Thursday



Listen: The show can be listened to directly from the website, as well as subscribed to and listened to on most podcast platforms.

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Averages 80,000 downloads per month.

Though Outside/In originates in New Hampshire, the show has nationwide appeal; California, New York, and Massachusetts top the list of where are listeners are based. Nearly half of our listeners are ages 25-34 (47%).


Outside/In is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio. The show is hosted by Sam Evans-Brown and produced by Taylor Quimby, Hannah McCarthy, Jimmy Gutierrez, and Justine Paradis. Erika Janik is the Executive Producer.


Featured podcast by NPR One, 99% Invisible, The Big Listen, Apple Podcasts, HotPod, Bello Collective, Wired, REI, Outside Magazine, Runner’s World, PRX’s RadioPublic, PRX’s Remix, Salon, New England News Collaborative, Woah Magazine


2018 Overseas Press Club Award for Powerline – Whitman Bassow Award for “Best Reporting in Any Medium on International Environmental Issues”

2016 New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters - Best Sports Feature

2016 New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters - Best Use of Digital



“You never know what’s next for Outside/In. The show claims to be for “*almost* everyone” and it’s really true. Sam Evans-Brown delves into reporting and long-form storytelling to talk all things outdoors… Listen to Outside/In and you’re sure to be entertained and well-informed.” – “Adventure Podcasts We Love” in Whoa Mag

“The judges especially liked the team’s ambition, as well as its conclusion that no energy source, no matter how clean, is free of victims—a fact that is too often lost in the coverage of climate change.”- Overseas Press Club, in announcing Powerline as the winner of the Whitman Bassow Award

Outside/In “focuses on the outdoor world and science in a fun, engaging way. Host Sam Evans-Brown is a heck of an athlete—he once won Argentina’s national cross-country ski championships. He’s also the station’s environmental reporter, and the show hopes to use “long-form narrative storytelling to bring the outdoors to you wherever you are.” – Runner’s World

Apple podcast reviews

“Truly, madly, deeply. Is that over the top? I don’t care. I love this podcast. Well written, well performed, so well produced.” – Jus7015 (May 6, 2018)

“It discusses things we take for granted or just don’t normally think about in insightful and interesting ways.” – Fishy04 (April 14, 2018)

“This American Life for the natural science lover.” – The genes/Gina (2017)



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