Let's Take This Outside

Let's Take This Outside

What happens when we play outside? We become healthier - both mentally and physically We become more creative and more focused We connect - with nature, each other, and ourselves Let’s Take This Outside: a new podcast hosted by me - Mary Anne Ivison - an aspiring outdoor athlete and nature lover.. I speak to athletes, outdoor professionals, and scientists about their connection to nature, how it affects their performance and everyday life.


January 17, 2023 39 min

Corinna Coffin is a registered sports dietician, nutrition coach and hybrid athlete on a mission to help others realize their true potential and lead healthier lives through nutrition & fitness.

Corinna’s interest in nutrition first began as a personal pursuit to improve her own health and performance as a multisport athlete at Virginia Tech. There she competed on the university’s club lacrosse and triathlon teams and received d...

Mark as Played

Ted Kalil is the chair of Nordiq Canada and a strong ally to females in sport.

Ted’s love for the outdoors started at age 9 attending Camp Nominingue in the Laurentians (with ties to the legendary Jackrabbit Johannsen, who effectively introduced nordic skiing to North America). It was there, in cedar canvas canoes built onsite at the camp, that his passion for paddling first began.

One of his favourite quotes is Camp Nominingue’s mot...

Mark as Played

Dr. Joanna Young is an environmental educator with over a decade of experience leading backcountry expeditions for youth. She is the Director of Alaska Programs for Inspiring Girls Expeditions and a co-founder of the Girls on Ice Alaska program, which are unique, tuition-free expeditions for high school girls and gender-expansive youth that combine science, art, and outdoor exploration.

Joanna is also an expert in glaciology who stu...

Mark as Played

Michael Bennett is a ski and cycling enthusiast, and owner of Euro-Sports in Ottawa, ON.

Michael founded Euro-Sports in 2004, after spending his youth working in outdoor stores in Huntsville and Ottawa, and his parent’s ski shop in Muskoka.

Euro-Sports is “your Multi-Sport Lifestyle Shop” where every staff member fully indulges in the outdoor lifestyle. From cycling and trail running in the summer, to cross-country skiing, ski-mo and...

Mark as Played

Nomades du Parc was created by Jacob and Vincent, two lovers of the Outaouais region who decided to settle in the heart of Chelsea, at the entrance to Gatineau Park, to offer you the rental of bikes and paddle board (SUP) by integrating guided experiences.

You will only need one visit to see that the community is at the heart of this new adventure!

The NDP team offers you a community facility with a terrace, a self-service bike repai...

Mark as Played
November 8, 2022 24 min

Raised in northern Alberta, near Fort McMurray, Tracy Little grew up hunting and foraging with her forester father, first because it was practical — why spend money at the grocery store when there’s perfectly good food growing and available right beside you?

Later, the she developed an appreciation for food that tells a story about the place it comes from. That passion for hyper-local food that evokes a multi-sensory experience is t...

Mark as Played

Molly Hurford is a writer in love with all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing about being outside and healthy habits of athletes.

She created The Consummate Athlete weekly podcast, website and book, Becoming A Consummate Athlete with her husband, cycling coach Peter Glassford. 

Molly is a little obsessed with getting people—especially women—psyched on adventure and being outside. ...

Mark as Played
October 11, 2022 35 min

Lawrence Colsell and Alister Gardner are the co-founder and co-owner of Xact Nutrition. Xact Nutrition started with one simple idea: surely it’s possible to make a better-tasting alternative to an energy gel. 

Their foody passion love of outdoor sports led them to create products that work great and taste great, starting in 2012 handing out XACT ENERGY fruit bars at a wind-swept mountain top feed station.

Lawrence grew up in Bristol,...

Mark as Played
September 27, 2022 52 min

Dave believes the natural world is one of our most powerful teachers and mentors. Dave co-founded Forest Play in 2011 with the goal of facilitating programs that connect people to nature, others and themselves. 

Forest Play is grounded in the learning philosophies of Coyote Mentoring and Forest Schools and inspired by the understanding that stories, wilderness skills and sensory experiences in nature can help children and adults be ...

Mark as Played

Dr. Melissa Lem is a Vancouver family physician who also works in rural and northern communities within Canada. Director of PaRx (Park Prescriptions), Canada’s national nature prescription program powered by the BC Parks Foundation, and President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, she is an internationally recognized expert on the nature-health connection.

Just a few of Dr. Lem’s highlights include,...

Mark as Played

Shortly after completing her PhD in Ecology at the University of Calgary, Dr. Hilary Young was thrilled to find work at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) that blends her passion for the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her background in ecology and conservation biology.

Now, as Alberta program director for Y2Y, Hilary and her team work with governments and dozens of partners to protect key wildlife habitats along ...

Mark as Played

Ariane Cantin, Ph.D., is a scientist, teacher, and outdoor enthusiast.

She started her career as a biologist focused on aquatic ecology, studying freshwater ecosystems and fisheries. She now works as an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary where she teaches ecology courses.

Her connection with the outdoors guides both her research interests and her teaching approach. She encourages students...

Mark as Played

Alexis Ashworth founded Root in Nature because of a long-time love of plants and gardening, and an appreciation of their therapeutic benefits. On the weekends she can be found in her fruit and vegetable gardens, growing food for her husband to cook and two young daughters to enjoy.

Alexis spent 11 years as CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa and Halifax. She holds a BComm in Finance, an MBA in International Development Management,...

Mark as Played

Stephen Bierbrier is a community fitness & wellness jedi. A government lawyer, father of 3 teenagers and Brooks Running ambassador, Stephen has carved out a whole lot of personal happiness over the last 8 years by giving back to the Ottawa-Gatineau community by creating free outdoor events and showcasing them too on his Ottawa Free Fitness platforms.

Though Stephen is most proud of his children, his 4th child – the free fitness ...

Mark as Played

Ray Zahab is a Canadian Explorer, ultra distance runner and Founder of non-profit impossible2Possible. A recent recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross of Canada, Ray is an Explorer in Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2015 Canadian Geographic recognized Ray as one of Canada’s Top Explorers. He has ran 17,000+km across the world’s deserts, and unsupported e...

Mark as Played

Emily Rodger is a former elite athlete, avid fly fisher, and Certified Executive Coach. Raised in New Brunswick, Canada along with her three sisters, sports were not part of Emily’s life until well into adulthood. After working as a dental hygienist, she decided to pursue her passion for triathlon and cycling.

Some of Emily’s notable career moments include a 2x UCI GranFondo World Championship, Canadian Masters National Time Trial C...

Mark as Played

Vickie Lanthier (aka GirlGoneGood®) is a storyteller, adventurer, and 14 year military veteran. She works as an IT consultant by day, completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2020, and runs GirlGoneGood® in her spare time.

GirlGoneGood® is a main resource for trails, trail safety and inspiration for those who explore in Eastern Ontario. As a frequent wanderer and avid day hiker with over 20 yrs experience, Vickie’s res...

Mark as Played

Katheryn is a trail runner, endurance athlete and coach in the Ottawa- Gatineau region. Originally from the west coast of Newfoundland, Katheryn has spent many years exploring backcountry trails and coastlines, building a love for climbing and technical terrain. A recent highlight of her trail running career has been winning Quebec Mega Trail 50km in 2021 and making her first Canadian National team for Trail Running.

Katheryn is a r...

Mark as Played

Professor Emeritus Gordon Walker studies leisure, including this important question: "Is nature needed as a basic psychological need?"

Gordon has his Master of Science in Leisure Studies (Arizona State University) and PHD in Forestry in Natural Resource Recreation (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). He has published over 90 refereed research articles and co-authored or co-edited three books including: A So...

Mark as Played

Lindsay Webster began obstacle racing in 2014, jumping in head first with her first race being the 2014 Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, Vermont. She became a full-time professional athlete 2 years later winning multiple titles as a Spartan World Champion and OCR World Champion.

Lindsay recently started competing in trail running and Skyrunning, taking home 1st place at the US SkyRunning Championships.

She is thrilled ...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Piketon Massacre

    The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.


    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.