INSPIRATION

Every episode is full of inspiring stories of women overcoming great challenges.

The Tough Girl Podcast won the  Shextreme Best Adventure Podcast Award in 2019 & the Women's Sports Trust #BeAGameChanger National Award for Media Initiative of the Year 2018.

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Scientists & Researchers

Susanne Masters

Ethnobotanist looking at the interactions we have with wildlife. Author of Wild Waters.

Dr. Eleanor Drinkwater 

Bug nut and Adventurer. Awarded Inspirational Explorer of the Year award by the Scientific Expedition Society.

Dr. Sarita Robinson

aka “Dr Survival” is a leading academic researcher in Survival Psychology. Sharing how to improve your chances of survival in disaster situations.

Charlotte Austwick

Explorer of the Natural World, FRGS, SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019, Filmmaker & public speaker.

Katie Holmes

Independent sports historian writing about women's distance running and sharing stories of female runners over 50.

Alex Mason

Thru-Hiker turned Ocean Rower! Rowed the Atlantic Ocean - January 2020

Jasmin Paris

British ultra runner who won the 268-mile Spine Race and first woman to win the race outright!

Capt. Sophie Hollingsworth

Former Ballerina turned award winning explorer - New Explorer of the Year 2017. Fulbright Scholar. Fellow of The Explorers Club & PostGrad Fellow of RGS.

Felicity Ashton MBE

Author, speaker, expedition leader and former Antarctic scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica.

Mary-Ann Ochota

Anthropologist and lover of the outdoors. Hillwalking ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Dr Easkey Britton

Marine social scientist, writer and ocean leader from Ireland, with a deep love and passion for surfing and the sea. Her work explores the relationship between people and nature.

Dr. Adya Misra

British Canoeing #ShePaddles Club Champion. Raising awareness on the lack of diversity in paddlesports and helping to improve gender, ethnic and neuro-diversity in the paddlesports community.

Ann Raiho

A 2,000-mile journey by paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Dr Kerri Andrews

Author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

Emily Penn

Ocean Advocate & Skipper working on solving the #plasticpollution crisis. Co-Founder of eXXpedition

Dr. Tamie Jovanelly

World Explorer, focusing on major river systems including the Nile, Amazon, Mississippi, Ganges.

Susie Mitchell

How she trained thru pregnancy and won her 1st World Masters Track Championship 4 months after giving birth!

Dr. Sophie Redlin

Expedition Doctor, Researcher and emerging filmmaker with a passion for improving mental healthcare through cross-cultural learning and promoting access to natural environments.

Jessica Hatcher-Moore

Journalist & author living on a hillside in North Wales, writing about improbable things; most recently, childbirth. AFTER BIRTH: What nobody tells you – How to Recover Body and Mind.

Rosie Stancer

Accomplished Polar athlete and explorer since 1996 - described by one journalist as “a cross between Tinker Bell and the Terminator”

EmmaLucy Cole

The joys and challenges of being a solo woman researcher, explorer and biker. Sharing more about spending 2 years with a Bedouin tribe in Sinai.

Hetty Key

Adventurer and Lead Researcher into Women in Adventure - Investigating the association between the outdoors and mental wellbeing in women.

Dr. Stacy Sims

Leading Global Expert on Female Physiology and Endurance Training. Author of ROAR.

Anna Blackwell

“Kayaking the Continent” - 4000 km from England to the Black Sea through 11 countries & 5 capital cities.

Alice Gartland

Pursuing her passions of swimming, getting outdoors & eating cake!