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We Been Out Here

We Been Out Here

By Courtney Lanctot
The stories of Black people adventuring through
the American Outdoors because we been out here.
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We been out here. Let me show you.

We Been Out Here

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We Been Out Here

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Matthew Ross - Black folks buying land
Matthew Ross of Blackhaven Ranch provides incredible information for the community in how to buy land, what to look for, and how he and his family are building a ranch. From Chicago, he is a community activist, father, husband and so much more who originally wanted for his community to collectively buy a county in Southern Illinois. When no one showed up, Matthew began looking to buy land to build his family home on. I see so much of the community in who he is and see the future of it in what he is creating. This is an incredible episode. You can find Matthew and Blackhaven Ranch on instagram and more information on what he is creating on his website. We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot. If you have any questions or comments, you can email me. PSA: Keep in mind, perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I ramble when nervous so I appreciate your patience as I become a better host.
01:14:45
March 24, 2022
Joe Kanzangu on Tokenizing Black Folks in the Outdoor Industry & more
Joe Kanzangu, data analyst by day and adventure seeker all the time. This conversation was high energy and fun as we discussed: the lack of Black representation resulting in tokenism, protecting wild spaces, afro futurism, and so much more. Joe speaks openly and writes about the Black experience on the outdoors both historically and currently citing the diversity gap. Growing up in Texas and currently living in Denver, this conversation gave affirmation that we can do anything.  Find Joe on his Instagram and read his article in Mother Jones here. We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot. If you have any questions or comments, you can email me. PSA: Keep in mind, perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I ramble when nervous so I appreciate your patience as I become a better host.
01:04:22
March 10, 2022
Ebony. Ms. Luna for the adventurous.
Ms. Ebony Luna is a fellow Alaskan-grown Black woman. In this episode we talk about the things we need to fill our spirit and dropping the excuses. She has inspired a couple of my most intimate adventures, like being buck naked in nature, leading me to explore who I am without titles. She is a mother and an Airwoman in the Air Force. From growing up in Alaska she went to college at the HBCU Tuskegee University. From there she moved to Montana, Wyoming, and is back in Alabama. Leaving the adventure of the Rocky Mountains to flat lands in Alabama, she talks about re-establishing what adventure can look like and be.  You can find Ebony on Instagram.  We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot. If you have any questions or comments, you can email my assistant at holler@theunpopularblack.com. PSA: Keep in mind, I am new to this and figuring it out as it goes. Perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I talk a lot when nervous and it shows here. I appreciate your patience as I practice hosting.
54:54
March 03, 2022
Adam Akisanya - "Oh, you're psycho. Have a good hike."
Adam Akisanya - One of the very few people I trust and very much love to adventure the outdoors with. His adventure vibe is like " I don't know what's over there. Let's go find out." A cyclist, hiker, and avid reader, Adam consistently seeks the expansion of self through the world and the outdoors. Raised in Colorado, he is currently a Project Manager for The North Face, a job he purposefully sought out in order to immerse himself more into the wilderness.  In this episode he shares how he learned to prepare for his adventures in order to be able to enjoy them fully. Also that the tough adventures are the ones with the reward of exclusivity because you may have to be psycho in order to get there. In the best way, of course.  You can find Adam on Instagram. We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Tomiko Lanctot (pronounced Lang-toe). If you have any questions or comments, you can email my assistant at holler@theunpopularblack.com. PSA: Keep in mind, I am new to this and figuring it out as it goes. Perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I talk a lot when nervous and it shows here. I appreciate your patience as I practice hosting.
49:39
February 17, 2022
Stephen LA Miller Road Trippin with Patna's
Stephen Miller is a an incredible visual artist and business owner who you can find somewhere between LA, DC, and NYC. I have been so impressed by his his road trip journeying the way he and his friends just roll out on the road ahead. This was such a conversational interview I thoroughly enjoyed and hope you do as well. In this episode he breaks down how he researches to adventure through his road trips. He mentions these few companies and resources linked below as well a couple National and State Parks. Outdoorsy.com where you can rent an RV or camper van. Roadtrippers App that helps you plan your road trips Assateague State Park is the park he mentions where there are wild horses and you can rent a Jeep to explore the beach. Badlands National Park is in South Dakota he mentions as a wonderful stop if you're in the area. It has been on my radar for years but I haven't been in the area.  You can find Stephen LA Miller through his Instagram or at his website.  We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot. If you have any questions or comments, you can email my assistant at holler@theunpopularblack.com. PSA: Keep in mind, I am new to this and figuring it out as it goes. Perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I talk a lot when nervous and it shows here. I appreciate your patience as I practice hosting.
01:03:42
February 03, 2022
Angie's van life with Peter Parker
My friend Angie V lives full time in her van, Peter Parker. She shares what it's like to live in a van or as she says, she lives outside and sleeps in her van. She invites us in on what work looks like for her and her obsession with nature as an adventure expert. Angie is such an inspiration to me. I hope she inspires you as well. Follow Angie on Instagram and subscribe to her YouTube channel as well. We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot. If you have any questions or comments, you can email my assistant at holler@theunpopularblack.com. PSA: Keep in mind, I am new to this and figuring it out as it goes. Perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I talk a lot when nervous and it shows here. I appreciate your patience as I practice hosting.
45:01
January 27, 2022
Peter Rizzardi vs the Yucca Plant
Peter Rizzardi, LA resident and owner of Real Fitness Playa is today's guest. I have admired his level of adventuring for a while. He does the hard hikes in the incredible places, that as he shares, have to be earned. As an adult he was introduced to incredible spaces in nature by simply joining a friend on his adventures. In this interview, he shares those initial experiences and his most recent ones as well. You'll hear why you don't have to know everything to go but you have to go in order to experience these wild places. From Dr. Seuss trees to his first time feeling beyond the Earth to being stabbed by a Yucca plant and so much more, Peter has been out here.  Find Peter on Instagram here. You can check out his gym Real Fitness in Playa del Rey and its Instagram! We Been Out Here podcast is presented by The Unpopular Black and hosted me, the owner Courtney Lanctot.  If you have any questions or comments, you can email my assistant at holler@theunpopularblack.com. PSA: Keep in mind, I am new to this and figuring it out as it goes. Perfection does not live here but practice and progress does. I talk a lot when nervous and it shows here. I appreciate your patience as I practice hosting.
01:09:17
January 20, 2022
Transparency on this new adventure... of storytelling through podcasting.
I wanted and tried to make the first episode perfect. It was supposed to be audio and video with me in the gorgeously wooded City Park in NOLA. I filmed it multiple times and truly it was one wrong after another. So I was laying in bed just now thinking... You can accept some episodes just won't have any video component and record your first episode that you actually really like. So this is it. This episode just tells you what this podcast episode be about. There will be a new episode weekly featuring an interview and possibly another one of just me. I hope you feel supported in your adventuring journey here; that's what I'm aiming for.
12:47
January 14, 2022
We been out here. Let me show you.
Hi and welcome. This podcast is first, for the Black community. To support those who have been in the outdoors but without the community presence to feel connected and supported, for you to see that as we are making our way in the outdoors, you are not alone. To show those who are not in the outdoors but are curious or seeking, that we are out here for you to join, if and when you want to. It is also for allies who want a better understanding to the narrative, "Black people don't adventure". This episode is just a preview of Black folks who have loved the outdoors exclaiming it. I hope to see you out there. Please also subscribe to the YouTube channel where there will be videos of the interviews as well as B-roll from my own adventures.  You can connect with me, Courtney Tomiko Lanctot ( pronounced LaNg-toe) via email at holler@theunpopularblack.com , through Instagram @TheUnpopularBlack, or TheUnpopularBlack.com.  Thank you. You are appreciated.
04:01
December 28, 2021