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A new panel-show podcast sharing diverse views on the outdoors news in the UK

A new panel-show podcast sharing diverse views on the outdoors news in the UK

PRESS RELEASE · London England, UK ·

On The Outside is a news-panel podcast for people who spend leisure time outdoors in the UK. It will cover news stories from a range of sports and general outdoors recreation. Plus it will talk about the relevant social issues that permeate and feed into the outside sector.

This is the first podcast to use the news-panel format to inform listeners about important issues in the UK outdoors scene. It aims to encourage listeners to learn more about what’s happening in the outdoors and feel more connected to the wider outdoor community. It will discuss news in a jargon and judgement free environment.

Produced by 'epilepsy adventurer’ Francesca Turauskis, it features a rotating panel (3 per episode) who come from different sports but are all passionate about getting outside. Francesca said: “The outdoors sector traditionally has a very narrow narrative of what an ‘outdoorsy’ person is. Interview podcasts are a great way of raising consciousness about experiences outside that narrative - but having been on both sides of the process, I noticed a power dynamic in interviews that takes away agency from the interviewee. I was being asked the same questions, often reliving the trauma of my diagnosis, and talking about the barriers I’ve faced. It made me feel more like an outsider, and I knew others must be feeling the same. On The Outside is a way to break the cycle and engage in social issues that permeate the outdoors. I am so excited about the panel and I can’t wait to start having conversations that go beyond telling our own stories.”

The On The Outside trailer launched on Friday 16th July and the pilot episode ‘The Olympics outdoors, water safety and a new fleet of beach wheelchairs’ was released on Friday 30th July, and features Black Girls Hike London Leader Oge Ejizu, handcyclist Neil Russell and LGBQTA swim group leader Eden Elgeti. Topics covered include the new adventure sports in the Olympics, Becky Meyers having to withdraw from the Paralympics, and controversies around the length of women’s shorts and the Soul Cap for afro hair. We also talk about water safety following 31 deaths in water in the last month, Southern Water dumping sewage and how adaptive wheelchairs can help people access beaches.

Listen to On The Outside on the website, and subscribe now in Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all major platforms.

About the Producer

Francesca Turauskis is a freelance podcast producer, writer, and Digital Editor for Pod Bible magazine. She has produced and written episodes for award-winning podcasts 'Out There’ and the New York Times featured 'Ochenta Stories’, and works on several independent shows. Her work focuses on underrepresented stories in the Wilderness category. Her show 'Seize Your Adventure’, shares stories of adventure and outdoor living, with epilepsy. Francesca is a judge for the first International Women’s Podcast Awards. She is a big advocate for active travel (which she was initially steered into by her epilepsy diagnosis) and has been known to walk and run silly distances across countries by herself.

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