Fresno is one hour from Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks other destinations in the Sierra Nevadas. We created Outdoorsy to tell stories about the people, places and activities that make our area unique. We provide tips picking a backpack or selecting a new trail to hike. We highlight special places on the road to the mountains. Started last fall, we produced seven episodes, 15-20 minutes in length, with field audio and interviews, studio conversations and host exchanges.
For example, the podcast offers listeners tips on how to pick the right backpack, a new trail to hike, and some history about that place. We often close with a segment offering tips about places on the road along the way, for example a roadside shop with delicious homemade pies to stop at as you’re on your way home. We avoid being overly technical with the outdoor activity segments, and try to appeal to the person who may be new to activities like rock climbing or spelunking, or may have some curiosity about it. The podcast places the listener in the action, with the hosts participating in the activity, whether it’s outdoor yoga or fly-fishing, making it more engaging than simply observing or interviewing the people who do these activities. We began the podcast last fall and have thus far produced seven episodes with the eighth airing shortly. Each episode is between 15-20 minutes in length. They highly produced studio conversations and host exchanges with field audio, interviews and a media rich web post.