Episode 64: When You Just Have to Laugh

Episode 64: When You Just Have to Laugh

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Banner image by Marielle Cowdin

Those moments on the trail when you just have to laugh because it’s the only way forward. Live storytelling of mishaps in the outdoors and an interview with Marielle Cowdin of Oregon Wild. Recorded at the Columbia Flagship store in Portland, OR.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

– About how Marielle Cowdin’s love of the outdoors overlaps with her work at Oregon Wild, an environmental nonprofit

– The way Marielle’s mom impacted her relationship with the outdoors in a positive way

– Advice for hiking and camping solo

– Advice for getting started in the nonprofit field

– Marielle’s funny stories on the trail (including animal encounters)

– Live stories about when things go “wrong” hiking in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere (spoiler alert: it probably rains)

Find the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, GooglePlay, or wherever you stream podcasts.


Marielle Cowdin, Amy Faust, Stephanie Smith, Stacey Arnold, and Stephanie Makris

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Music by Danielle Grubb.

Music is also by Chris Zabriskie via freemusicarchive.org.

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Gale (L) & Marielle (R) at the Columbia Sportswear Flagship Store; Photo by Columbia Sportswear

Marielle Cowdin

Marielle and her Mom in Colorado

Stephanie Makris’ art

Stacey Arnold

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Marielle Cowdin: Instagram

Oregon Wild

Stephanie Smith: Boredom the Adventure Youtube, Instagram, Facebook

Stacey Arnold: Blog, Instagram, Facebook

Stephanie Makris: Website, Personal Instagram, Beta Instagram

She Explores Podcast Event: Portland, OR

Columbia “Offline” Film

Columbia Sportswear

Gale Straub: Instagram

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