In Here, Out There: Daily Stories from the Road

In Here, Out There: Daily Stories from the Road
A short, daily audio exploration by Christopher Ives, a nomadic artist and storyteller, traveling the country in his campervan and listening to the world around him. Featuring an alternating selection of travel and adventure stories; quality field recordings; spontaneous interviews; and thoughts on minimalism and vanlife. Each episode is only 5-10 min in length. It is recorded, produced, and edited EVERY day, from the road, and then published fresh the next morning at 6:00 am Eastern Time. 🎧 Headphones Recommended 🎧

So Many Stories - Season Closer
Feb 28 • 10 min
Today, I’m closing out Season 1 with a little bit of a recap and some thoughts on Season 2. Thanks for listening…. talk to you soon. 🤙 Please share an episode or two with a friend, leave a review, and I’ll be back in a few weeks.
“Little Luna” by Sara Egan
Feb 27 • 6 min
Today the reading of a story by my friend Sara. It’s written for kids, but good vibes for everyone. If you’d like to help her get this book illustrated or published. Reach out.
Direct, Quick
Feb 26 • 2 min
A sleepy day… Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago about a moment of energy, an electric high, a time when I realized that I’d be ok again…. someday. Part of this podcast is examining myself in relation to the world. Looking ‘in here’ while I’m ‘out…
Impromptu Community
Feb 25 • 6 min
Today was the last day of the Great American Tiny House Show - Tampa edition. A few of us created a neat little impromptu community there, and honestly, for the first time in a while, I felt a bit of hope for humanity. Macon, GA Tiny House Festival Next…
Today, I…
Feb 24 • 4 min
I’m so tired. There was so much. Please don’t be mad at Tulsi, she got scared.
Great American Tiny House Show
Feb 23 • 4 min
I’m at the Great American Tiny House Show this weekend, showing off the Vitruvian Van, talkin about vanlife, minimal living, …. probably going to gush on Thoreau a bit. Stay tuned! Van:
Existential Fluency
Feb 22 • 3 min
I wrote this while cruising the straights of I-95 South through Georgia and Florida this week. After chilling with some owls this evening, I thought I’d share my thoughts on becoming more aware of existence - by listening, learning, and building fluency…
False Pretenses
Feb 21 • 6 min
Today, the story behind the theme music for “In Here, Out There” — a track from almost exactly 10 years ago, called ‘False Pretenses’, written by … me! (kinda). Info on RJDJ: Info on RPM Challenge (it’s still a thing!):…
Little Grill Collective
Feb 20 • 9 min
The 50th Episode! Today, I visited one of my favorite little restaurants. A ‘dot’ of something different, a place for the community to gather and grow, a place for new beginnings. Thanks to Molly, Doug, and Brent for taking the time to talk with me about…
Rushing is the Anti-Cruise
Feb 19 • 7 min
I’m headed back down to Florida for the Great American Tiny House Show with the van. I got up early to get a head start, but then I opted to take it slow….. why rush? VAN:
Pronoun Diligence
Feb 18 • 4 min
Today, a story from Sara about confronting her own ignorance and choosing respect, even if it made her uncomfortable.
I Messed Up, How About Marrow Instead?
Feb 17 • 5 min
Turns out yesterday’s ‘saying’ may have been less common than I thought, oops. Try this one on instead. Also mentioned: Check out the Great American Tiny House Show in Tampa next weekend. I’ll be showing off my van, come say hi. Music today by both,…
Have You Heard this Saying?
Feb 16 • 6 min
Hard on the heels of a government shutdown -averted and with the declaration of a ‘state of emergency’ by the president, I thought we could chat about a little thought-experiment/colloquialism. I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard of this saying before….…
The Mysterious Postcard
Feb 15 • 6 min
I received a cryptic postcard in the mail… to an address almost no one has. There was a just a phone number and a note that said “Ask for Jennifer”. Today I call the number.
What’s the Context?
Feb 14 • 5 min
I recorded this podcast three times before coming to a more concise thought. Here it is. (Also some exciting news about tomorrow’s episode.) Today I’m thinking about passive and institutional racism, how it spreads, how it comes to exist. I could tell you…
Snow Day
Feb 13 • 7 min
Today some folks are having a snow day. I’m leaving work early to venture through the snow and sleet in my adventure van. Let’s talk about snow days and driving theory and land preservation, yeah? Cool.
Sharing Rob’s Wisdom
Feb 12 • 7 min
I met this guy Rob a while back. I don’t remember much about him, but he gave me a little wisdom and I’m going to try and pass it on today. And today I’m taking that wisdom in the direction of expanding your perspective; to try and use the information and…
Hey Bear, Whoa Bear
Feb 11 • 5 min
A little bear story from about a year ago, when I was standing just where I’m standing tonight. Also - Come say hello to me in Tampa, FL next week at the Great American Tiny House Show.
A Creek’s Legacy
Feb 10 • 4 min
I was listening to the wind in the trees and thought about the local lake here. It’s man-made and fed by a small creek. I felt bad for the creek and I wrote this little thing. Check out more of my stuff:
Hiking and Getting to Know You
Feb 9 • 12 min
I want to hear from you! All 22.6 (on average) of you who listen to each episode. (Also, listen to reeds as I hike all over northwest Connecticut.) Leave a comment on whatever app you’re on - it’s helps boost the ratings for the show or head over to…
Smelling Home
Feb 8 • 3 min
I made it up to New England from Florida in two days of straight driving. I grew up here, and there’s just something about it….. “it’s the smell!” says Agent Smith…. (jokes, but for real.)… I can always FEEL a change when I drive from north to south on…
Peeper Party by the Highway
Feb 7 • 5 min
I left Florida early this morning after exploring the state for a little over two months. Now I’m headed up to New England, where I built the van, for a short work trip. On the way I found one of my favorite sounds in an unexpected place — unexpected…
When Do We Intervene?
Feb 6 • 3 min
Think with me. I went for a walk and just started recording. I’ve been thinking about when it’s ok to intervene; to confront someone; to try to influence an outcome. This is what I made. If you enjoy the diversity of this podcast; adventures, stories,…
Helicopters and The Lady Atlantic
Feb 5 • 5 min
Today I have a story for you from my friend, Nicole. It’s a story about how adventure can be found, even in the most familiar places. Enjoy with headphones or in the car - I’m pretty proud of my sound design on this one. I’m learning as I go, but I’m…
That Time I was Followed: A Meta Story
Feb 4 • 6 min
I’ve been getting curious all weekend. Yesterday about art, today about the form of stories. A few years back I drove for Lyft in Denver and had a creepy experience caught in the middle of a feud of some kind and it left me thinking about what actually…
Art That Makes You Feel Bad
Feb 3 • 8 min
Today I’m bringing you along on my evening walk to talk about authenticity, and art that makes you feel bad. Also the coolest thing happens mid walk. (I’m not telling you, just go listen.) If you want to see how many edits I ACTUALLY made during this…
The Vitruvian Vanlife
Feb 2 • 15 min
Today a behind-the-scenes intro to the Vitruvian Van - my ‘vanlife’ home and mobile podcast office. I talk about my motivation to build a van-home / tiny house and the art project that formed around it. More:…
That Time Our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 4
Feb 1 • 6 min
Part 4 - Pucallpa The final episode of January (recorded Jan 31, released Feb 1) and the conclusion of the story of my trip across the Andes by bus. Check out Pucallpa on Google Maps, you can actually find the correctional facility and see how the road…
That Time our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 3
Jan 31 • 6 min
Part 3 - The Hijacker. Don’t skip to this one, it won’t make sense - I promise the suspense is worth it! If you haven’t listened to Part 1 and 2, go back and check that out first - it’s quick… hurry up!
That Time our Bus got Hijacked in Peru - Part 2
Jan 30 • 7 min
Part 2 - Mas Elevation, Mas Sketchy …. Be sure to listen to Part 1 first! Grab your headphones and dig into this 100% real journal entry that I wrote while I winded my way up the Andes in a sketchy bus. Once you listen you’ll be thinking… ‘wait for real…
That Time our Bus was Hijacked in Peru - Part 1
Jan 29 • 7 min
Part 1 - Big Plans Today (and tomorrow) a multipart story of one of my more sketchy adventures. We’ve got full on history-channel acting vibes on this episode - NOT TO BE MISSED! As always - grab your headphones or listen in the car - get in on the…
Listening to Rain
Jan 28 • 4 min
🎧Headphones / Car Stereo Recommended🎧 Today I’m bringing you a set of ten field recordings from a 10 square mile area in north central Florida.
Crocs Make My Feet Dirty
Jan 27 • 4 min
Today a little flashback to 2010 and an old, short blog post that I wrote after a dirty day, when I was able to shift my perspective and embrace where I was and what I was doing. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things
Thinking about Slow Development
Jan 26 • 6 min
Getting a bit deep today on the podcast, talking about the purpose of human development, and the goals we set for ourselves as a society. Someone send me a comment - tell me what you’re thinking. You can record a voice memo in the Anchor app!
Evening Sounds
Jan 25 • 6 min
🎧Headphones Recommended🎧 This evening I’m simply listening to the world around me, focusing on the sounds of my life passing by. A non-narrative, narrative of my evening activities. Can you *hear* what I’m doing?
The First Time She Saw the Southern Cross
Jan 24 • 6 min
Today’s episode is a spontaneous interview with one of my favorite storytellers and an inspiration to all my travels. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things
Nothing Like a Good Stick
Jan 23 • 2 min
How do I describe this? I won’t. You’ll just have to listen. Please note, if you are afraid of any and all dogs, don’t listen. :) If you’re enjoying this podcast, please share it with a friend.
Back in North Central
Jan 22 • 5 min
Stationary for a few days to catch up from the daze of the florida keys. Check out these sprinklers, eh?
First Rain
Jan 21 • 4 min
I wake up before sunrise to rain on the van roof and Tulsi climbing onto my face. This is the first time it’s rained while sleeping in the van.
Meeting Mahogany
Jan 20 • 8 min
On a quick day trip through Everglades National Park, I listen to an Osprey and then walk around a secluded tropical hammock filled with old growth mahogany trees.
Wide Open Claustrophobia: The Florida Keys
Jan 19 • 6 min
A quick reflection on my week in the Florida Keys, and feeling trapped in paradise. Next time, I’ll bring a boat.
Listening to Key West
Jan 18 • 9 min
🎧 headphones recommended 🎧 Key West in three audio vignettes: - A biplane flies over a southern pier. - The Key West Historic Seaport at 9:00 AM - Duval Street at 9:00 PM The person I say goodbye to: Daniel Linehan
40 Years in Key West
Jan 17 • 8 min
Today I have a spontaneous interview for you from a gentleman who was bicycling around a park where I was editing photos. We spoke next to an abandon missile silo behind the airport and next to the park. He tells us about the change he’s seen over the…
Trashy Tropical
Jan 16 • 6 min
On today’s podcast: I’m driving the last 100 miles of Route 1 South in the United States and thinking about how people love to junk and acquiring land. ALSO VIBRAPHONES & MINI DEER!
The Hammock Strikes Back
Jan 15 • 5 min
It’ll all make sense when you listen. It’s only 5 minutes long. Go ahead. HINT: It’s nature, I’m in the Florida keys, and it’s awesome. LINK: The Park
Showering with the Moon
Jan 14 • 5 min
My first night in the Florida keys. I had previously recorded something entirely different, edited it, and then just didn’t like it at all. So I got naked and went outside.
Facing a Storm
Jan 13 • 5 min
On today’s episode I go down to the water to face an epic storm on the horizon, encased in a neon rainbow. Hurry and see the photos Instagram: @christopherives
Satellite Beach Reflections
Jan 12 • 6 min
Today I spent a lot of time sitting and listening to the waves, meditating, and trying to stay centered. Join me for a short listen? Also: Get in touch: @christopherives The person and film I mention: Alex Honnold
The Most Quiet Forest
Jan 11 • 7 min
A visit to nothingness - black, moonless, silent, cold. A surprising first night on the road. Plus, wandering around a natural spring in the cool morning.
Sounds of Starting
Jan 10 • 2 min
Some of the sounds of starting. A regrettably short introduction to my forthcoming journey. With so much unknown today, I played it safe.
That Time I Slept on the Street in Downtown Portland
Jan 9 • 8 min
On the eve of adventure, gearing up for van-travel, I’m pondering my best urban car-camping find: a week of free parking in downtown Portland, Oregon. Music by me. Van by me: @VitruvianVan
I Can Do Anything I Damn Well Please
Jan 8 • 5 min
Today an inspiring interview/story from my friend Liz, recorded and edited today, spontaneously and without plans; she in the northwest, me in the southeast. Liz on Instagram: @elizabethconcetta Liz on Tumblr: Liz on Twitter:…
I Was Wrong…
Jan 7 • 3 min
‘In Here, Out There’ is a podcast that brings you one of four things: A field recording, a story, a spontaneous interview, or…. a thought. Today is a thought. Music by witheyes.
Confronting a Murder
Jan 6 • 2 min
I could say a lot of things about this recording: It’s the loudest murder I’ve ever heard. So loud it woke me from my sleep. It was beautiful, and only slightly annoying… Confused? Great! Listen to the podcast - it’s only 2 minutes.
That Time with the Grizzly Bear
Jan 5 • 9 min
A short, exciting story from a backcountry camping trip in Glacier National Park. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things
You Don’t Normally Listen to This
Jan 4 • 4 min
Episode 3 - Jan 3, 2019 Today, a short 4-minute journey. Intriguing sounds from a place you wouldn’t normally care about. (I recommend headphones or car listening for this one.) New episode everyday at 6AM, all year. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous…
Great Great Great Grandmother
Jan 3 • 7 min
Episode 2 - Jan 2, 2019 My 108 y/o Great Grandmother recalls memories of her own Grandmother, my Great Great Great Grandmother. New episode everyday at 6AM, all year. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things
Creating Space
Jan 2 • 8 min
The first episode! Quick overview, Florida crickets, screen doors, and thoughts on making space for both art and audience. Music by Terrible Horrible Enormous Things Referenced Youtube Channel: Creative North