Out There is a podcast about anything and everything that happens outdoors. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a city slicker, or somewhere in between, this show will quench your curiosity about the world outside our walls, rekindle your passions, and invite you to live life to its fullest. On the show, we explore our relationship with nature, through stories, interviews, essays, and even some fiction. We travel around the U.S. and the world, with tales of love and heartbreak, passion and adversity, triumph and desperation.


Willow Belden is the host and executive producer of Out There. Before launching the podcast, she was a reporter and host at Wyoming Public Radio. She has reported for newspapers and magazines across the U.S. and internationally, has contributed stories to NPR, and has won several national awards. In 2014, she left her job at WPR to thru-hike the 500-mile Colorado Trail. She is an avid cross-country skier, mountain biker, and kayaker, and can sometimes even be spotted on a unicycle.

Jared Arnold wrote the theme music for Out There. Jared is a composer and sound designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally a French horn player, he now performs on a wide range of instruments, and his compositions merge classical training with electronic experimentation. When he’s not scoring a podcast or video game, Jared releases electronic music as Ink Jet.