Produced and hosted by owner John Feeney, The Pursuit of the Outdoors podcast covers everything from interviewing outdoor bloggers and business owners to discussing all things hiking, camping and outdoors related, and everything else in between.

With five episodes already produced on a previous platform, 2018 sees the rebirth of the podcast on The Hiking Society website with a mission of becoming the go-to outdoor podcast in Australia.

The podcast, much like the blog, exists to further connect the outdoor community together and bring exposure and awareness to brands, business owners, bloggers and people who are doing extraordinary things in the space.

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After spending close to 5 years in the Victorian outdoor community, and running one of the biggest outdoor MeetUp groups for a portion of that time, we’ve met many hikers and adventurers of various experience levels who all have their reasons as to why they go hiking. However, there are a number of hikers and...
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jayden ordner
Had the absolute pleasure chatting with one of my Brubeck Australia & New Zealand ambassadors – Jayden Ordner – about his beginnings as a hiker conquering Everest Base Camp to scaling his love of running to completing his first official trail run. If you’re a trail runner or hiker and are just getting into either,...
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tips for beginner hikers
The tables were absolutely turned in this episode of the Pursuit of the Outdoors. After interviewing Andrea from Ladybirds on the Loose, she then interviewed me as we chatted all things tips for beginner hikers such as where to find general hiking information including more specifically track and trails. We also discuss my thoughts on...
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lady birds on the loose
In this episode of the podcast, we were fortunate enough to sit down with founder and main organiser, Andrea Bayliss, for Melbourne all-female outdoor MeetUp group – Ladybirds on the Loose. We talk about her new blog and why she started it, the incredible growth her group is currently experiencing, upcoming events and her thoughts...
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As the MeetUp group has now come to an end after two years, I thought it would be useful to express my thoughts on the last two years and all the wonderful things that the group was able to achieve in such a short period of time. Enjoy the episode! Feel free to follow The...
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water in the outdoors
How much water is too much when you’re in the outdoors? In my opinion, there’s no such thing as too much. With the temperatures set to rise here in Australia over the next 6 months, I thought it would be useful to discuss just how important water is when venturing into the outdoors in the...
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lisa murphy
In episode 12 of the podcast, I was on the other side of the interview as I was able to chat all things The Hiking Society, the online store and the brands I stock with Lisa Murphy of Big Heart Adventures in South Australia. If you live in Adelaide, or you’re potentially looking to go...
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I recently had the opportunity to chat with Brendan Ives; owner and operator of a new boutique outdoor retail store in Annandale, NSW, called the Adventure Collective. After travelling for 10 years and also having started an overland adventure company that taught him the best of the best, Brendan’s aim isn’t to compete with the...
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the hiking society
It’s The Hiking Society’s 2nd birthday! So, for episode 10 of the podcast, I thought it would be fitting to reflect on what has occurred these past two years since it all began. I discuss the people within the community, the brands I’ve been fortunate enough to work with, what’s in store for the future...
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women in hiking
In this episode of the podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with three founders from arguably the three biggest women’s only outdoor groups. Tamara from Melbourne Girls Outside, Andrea from Ladybirds on the Loose and Richelle from Escaping Your Comfort Zone joined me for a fairly in-depth roundtable discussion about all things outdoors but...
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