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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.

Exploring Death Valley

1m 28s

AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON follows the 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.

Extras + Features

  • Night Sky Views in Death Valley: asset-original

    Night Sky Views in Death Valley

    S1 E1 - 2m 18s

    It may be the hottest place on Earth, but Death Valley is remarkably full of life for those who embrace its heat, isolation, and natural beauty. It is also a place with little light pollution so you can experience the full beauty of the night sky.

Schedule

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    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Tuesday
    Jul 5

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Tuesday
    Jul 5

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Wednesday
    Jul 6

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Wednesday
    Jul 6

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Saturday
    Jul 9

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Death Valley: Life Blooms

    Sunday
    Jul 10

    1 Hour

    Exploring the hottest place on Earth; an ultra-marathoner runs in the summer heat; the mayor of a town of one; an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Tuesday
    Jul 12

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Tuesday
    Jul 12

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Wednesday
    Jul 13

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Wednesday
    Jul 13

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Saturday
    Jul 16

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    Idaho: Tied to the Land

    Sunday
    Jul 17

    1 Hour

    Venturing into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture; ranchers and backcountry pilots share the wilderness with resettled refugees; how climate change impacts an age-old salmon fishery.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    LA: It's a Vibe

    Tuesday
    Jul 19

    1 Hour

    Exploring how people connect with the outdoors in Los Angeles; kayakers save a polluted river; Black surfers.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    LA: It's a Vibe

    Tuesday
    Jul 19

    1 Hour

    Exploring how people connect with the outdoors in Los Angeles; kayakers save a polluted river; Black surfers.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    LA: It's a Vibe

    Wednesday
    Jul 20

    1 Hour

    Exploring how people connect with the outdoors in Los Angeles; kayakers save a polluted river; Black surfers.
  • Image
    America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston: TVSS: Staple

    America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

    LA: It's a Vibe

    Wednesday
    Jul 20

    1 Hour

    Exploring how people connect with the outdoors in Los Angeles; kayakers save a polluted river; Black surfers.

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