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High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures.

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    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures.

    Streets to Peaks with Ryan Hudson

    Streets to Peaks with Ryan Hudson

    Ryan Hudson's journey from #streets2peaks is an inspiring, and unlikely story. Growing up in poverty with little access to outdoor adventure sports, Ryan never imagined he’d be snowboarding in big-time competitions and exploring the mountains of Alaska.

    • 29 min
    Rafting for Peace with Mauricio Artiñano

    Rafting for Peace with Mauricio Artiñano

    Mauricio Artiñano, a former mission planning officer with the United Nations, has worked to bridge the gap between former combatants and civilians with a pretty wild idea - white-water rafting.

    • 28 min
    Hike Clerb with Evelynn Escobar

    Hike Clerb with Evelynn Escobar

    Evelynn Escobar is a changemaker in the outdoor industry who’s building her movement a little differently. She has taken an intentional approach to building a fun, stylish and inclusive community- encouraging Black, Indigenous, and women of color across North America to spend more time in the outdoors together.

    • 27 min
    Motorcycles and Mindfulness with Monica Ramos

    Motorcycles and Mindfulness with Monica Ramos

    In 2021, yoga instructor Monica Ramos packed up her home and went on a cross-country motorcycle adventure with her husband and their eight-year-old daughter. On the trip, Monica learned to incorporate lessons from her yoga practice - like awareness of her body and mindful breathing - into motorcycle riding.

    • 30 min
    Building Green Space with Stacy Bare

    Building Green Space with Stacy Bare

    Executive Director of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Stacy Bare, shares why it's important to build and improve green spaces in our local communities and how he and his team are doing just that in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    • 26 min
    Winter Treks with Emily Ford

    Winter Treks with Emily Ford

    Emily Ford loves winter. In March of 2021, Emily became the first woman and the first Black person on record to complete the Ice Age Trail, a 1,200 mile trek that winds through the state of Wisconsin. In March of 2022, she completed a 28 day trek where she skied 180 miles with her dog Diggins.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Treesmendus.com ,

Clear, Honest, Helpful Podcast Interviewer on Wilderness

I am 69 years old and listening right now to a 2018 episode with Courtney Carver on Tackling Autoimmune disease. The guest is clear, helpful, and honest. The interviewer, Shelby is engaged. Her interest in her guest is infectious. I am binging this podcast so going back in time to enjoy previous episodes.

I just discovered this podcast and appreciate the combination of love of the outdoors, and a simplified, generous attitude toward living every day life. This podcast is for everyone who wants, as the title says “to live a life worth living. “
Thanks for what you do, Verla Fortier

J57winters ,

This show lifts me up

There are so many great stories and interviews on this podcast. It’s one of a few that have lifted my spirits and motivated me through the pandemic. Thanks for awesome storytelling, great topics and your positivity!

Poetichiker ,

Rich, diverse and engaging!

A great find - all sorts of wonderful topics and interviews are fabulous!

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