America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

Follow Baratunde Thurston, bestselling author and podcaster, as he explores the country’s diverse landscapes to see how they shape the way we work, play and interact with the outdoors. From coal miners turned beekeepers in Appalachia to Black surfers catching waves in L.A., uncover a deeper understanding of our passionate and complex relationship with the natural world.

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Understory | How the Houseplant Boom Fueled Plant Poaching


Baratunde meets a plant parent who is bringing awareness to the issue of plant poaching.

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Understory | The Fossil Hunter Uncovering Florida’s Past


Baratunde meets a Florida fossil hunter and learns how this hobby contributes to science.

Understory | Meet the Suburban Deer Hunters of Long Island


Baratunde meets a female suburban bowhunter to discuss how the sport is changing.

Understory | The Scientist Surfing to Fight Climate Change


Baratunde meets a surfer scientist in Hawaii who is trying to protect the corals reefs.