Episode 24: Taking Shape: Making Outside Magazine’s Women’s Issue

Interview with Mary Turner and Hannah McCaughey

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We interview Outside Magazine’s deputy editor Mary Turner and art & photography director Hannah McCaughey about their women’s XX factor issue. It’s a special edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Outside Magazine, but it’s not the start or end of women’s content on Outside. We talk to Mary and Hannah about the changing shape of outdoor content and why the timing was right to “finally” make an all-women’s issue.


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Mary Turner (far L)
Hannah McCaughey (2nd from R)
Outside Magazine Women’s Issue

Some of our favorite articles:

  • Rahawa Haile's Piece on Hiking the AT
  • Beth Rodden's Story
  • The Women of Girl Trek

Have you read the issue? What did you think?