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Being Intrigued Outdoors with Annabeth Gish

The Wonder Outside Podcast is now available on all podcast platforms.

Being Intrigued Outdoors with Annabeth Gish, Ep 1, Wonder Outside Debut

In the Earth Day launch of the Wonder Outside Podcast, naturalist and outdoor educator, Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, talks with Annabeth Gish about how to find simple, practical and available adventures in the great outdoors. Covering a wide range of topics from New Mexico to Iowa; from hikes with kids to finding solace in the vast expanse of the prairie, from walking in our own neighborhoods with our senses open to remembering where the biggest strawberry in the world is located, Ted and Annabeth highlight the need to get outside regularly for our physical, mental and spiritual health.

Annabeth comes to the show prepared! She brings a wonderful, truly grounding and much needed in these times, poem by William Stafford, Being A Person.  Many people know her excellent work as an actor in scores of television including series regular roles on: The X-files, Halt and Catch Fire and The Bridge. She’s appeared in several movies including Mystic Pizza and Before I Wake.   

She also talks about her first voice over opportunity on the documentary, America’s Lost Landscape, The Tallgrass Prairie.

A Variety Show for Nature

Wonder Outside is much more than just an interview show. It’s a variety show thats specifically designed to keep discussions of the outdoors fun, useful, practical and motivating.  In the opening segment, Ted discusses the value of asking, ‘What do you notice?’ over ‘What do you know?’ when exploring the outdoors. In the 3 x3 Challenge we look at some nature escapes right in the middle of Brooklyn, New York. The Where in the World Are You game tests your knowledge of geography and weather.  DJ Shark is our musical expert as we discuss how the great outdoors influences our art and There’s No Planet B gives you practical steps you can take to protect our planet and all its inhabitants.

DJ Shark: Our Music Meets Nature Expert

Every episode of the Wonder Outside podcast features an examination of a song or piece or art that is influenced by the great outdoors.  None other than DJ Shark talks with Ted about John Denver’s iconic Rocky Mountain High for this debut episode on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

DJ Shark is a prolific musician, DJ, composer, song writer and hosts his own radio show called All Time is Now.  Podcast episodes from his show can be found at

Resources for you to use now

Ranger Ted has been building community his entire life. That’s especially true in this podcast where you can access a wide variety of experts to help you experience the great outdoors in more meaningful ways. 

In episode 1, you’ll hear about Super Nature Adventures and their downloadable adventure kits.  You can also look forward to hearing from Mike Murawski and Bryna Campbell,  founders of Super Nature Adventures, as they’ll join Ranger Ted in a later episode as guest Wonder Guides.

Also Ranger Ted talks about the wonderful people at Save Our Monarchs. who help people everywhere plant milkweed and thus save our monarchs.  Contact them now and get planting this Earth Day!



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