Got a story to tell?

Out There is always looking for smart, engaging content. If you have an idea for a story that involves colorful characters, a compelling plot, and surprising moments of introspection, we'd love to hear from you! We're looking for pieces that make you laugh, cry, and think about the world differently — whether they're first-person narratives or tales about others. Each piece should stay true to the mission of the show, exploring big questions through intimate stories in the outdoors.

To pitch a story, email Willow at Tell us about your proposed piece, and about yourself. Please put “Out There Pitch” in the subject line of the email and make sure to point us to your previous work.

Just to be up front: We are an independent show on a shoestring budget, so we can only pay $200-$300 per story (depending on the complexity of the piece, your level of experience, and whether or not you’re doing your own mixing). We realize this is more of a token than actual compensation, and we really, really, REALLY hope to be able to do better in the future. But for now, that’s what we’ve got.

One final note: We strive to be a welcoming place for stories and producers of all stripes. We want diverse voices on the show, telling stories that encompass a wide array of experiences.

We know that not everyone can afford to work for pennies, and that economic factors can present real barriers to making and keeping a show like ours diverse. We don’t want money (or lack thereof) to prevent you from telling your story. If you feel you would bring an underrepresented perspective to the show, let us know when you pitch us; we will do our best to pay you more than our usual rates where we can.

Want to sponsor the show?

Did you know that advertising with the right podcast is considered one of the most effective ways to reach your target customers? By sponsoring Out There, you will gain intimate access to a loyal audience, and our engaging host will tell your brand's story in a compelling way. Current and past sponsors include KIND Snacks, Fjallraven, Ecosia, Thrive Market and Lola.

To learn more about advertising with us, please contact Jessica Taylor at

Want to take out a Classified Ad?

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Do you have a business, product, blog, book, event or job posting that you want to market to an active audience who draws inspiration from spending time outside?

Out There now offers Classified Ads, providing an affordable entry point into advertising with the show.

What do you get? With each Classified Ad, you get:

  1. 15 seconds about your company, product or event read on air by Willow in an Out There episode

  2. an ad in our email newsletter, reaching Out There’s most devoted fans

What does it cost? $80 for one episode; $75 if you run the ad in more than one episode

How does it work? Just fill out this form, and we'll reach out with details of how to pay, the estimated air date, and any other questions we have.



Want to get in touch about something else?

We love hearing from you! Drop us a line via email, or fill out the form below. Willow's email is:, and for marketing- and business-related questions, please contact Alex at

We also adore snail mail! Should you wish to write us a missive, the address is PO Box 2331, Laramie, WY 82073.

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