My guest for this week's newsroom blog podcast was Ben Pierce, the Chronicle's OutThere editor.

Pierce covers the outdoors. He writes about fly-fishing, backpacking, snowboarding and everything else related to mountain and river recreation.

Pierce talked about how lucky he is to have a job covering the outdoors in Montana, his favorite days fly-fishing and why he prefers snowboarding to skiing.

He also had some gems about his favorite micro beers and backpacking destinations.

Pierce can be followed on the">Chronicle outdoors blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

He was a great interview, and I hope you enjoy listening.

-Ted Sullivan

Ted Sullivan can be reached at, 582-2659 or on Twitter">@TedJSullivan.