America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

Take a new journey across the US to find how we work, play and interact with the outdoors.


  • New Mexico: Timeless

    Baratunde explores how New Mexico’s deep history shapes people’s outdoor lives.
  • Arkansas: Hidden Gems

    Arkansas is on a mission to earn recognition as a wild mecca.
  • Suwannee: Wild River

    Baratunde journeys down one of the last wild rivers in America, the Suwannee.
  • Minnesota: A Better World

    Baratunde travels to northern Minnesota to find out what the wild means to Americans today
  • Tidewater: Homecoming

    On the North Carolina coast, Baratunde discovers how history shapes the outdoors.
  • Appalachia: A Different Way

    In Appalachia, Baratunde meets the people changing how we see and interact with nature.
  • Los Angeles: It’s a Vibe

    Baratunde explores his adopted hometown of LA to connect with the outdoors in a big city.
  • Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Life on the frontier is evolving and Baratunde is in search of Idaho’s outdoor culture.


  • Understory | What's It Like To Be A Falconer

    Baratunde meets a falconer who believes that humans and animals can coexist together.
  • Understory | Rock Climbing's Troubled Route Naming Tradition

    Baratunde meets a rock climber who is working to diversify the sport.
  • Understory | How the Houseplant Boom Fueled Plant Poaching

    Baratunde meets a plant parent who is bringing awareness to the issue of plant poaching.
  • 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.
  • America Outdoors: Understory Preview

    America Outdoors: Understory explores the unexpected places and ways we encounter nature.

About America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

AMERICA OUTDOORS with BARATUNDE THURSTON returns with a brand-new season as the best-selling writer, podcaster and comedian travels the country to uncover our complex relationship with the outdoors. From biologists saving snapping turtles to BIPOC mountain bikers, Baratunde meets a fascinating cast of characters with one thing in common: a passion for being outside.