8 episodes

Is adventure travel an addictive escape or a vessel for self development? What makes people leave those that they love to take huge risks? Does showing vulnerability make you weak? In these very uncertain times - how do we become strong individuals who can contribute to society? Adventurer and Guinness World record holder Ed Stafford will explore this very concept with a different guest each week. Guests include the remarkable Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ness Knight and Dwayne Fields.

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Is adventure travel an addictive escape or a vessel for self development? What makes people leave those that they love to take huge risks? Does showing vulnerability make you weak? In these very uncertain times - how do we become strong individuals who can contribute to society? Adventurer and Guinness World record holder Ed Stafford will explore this very concept with a different guest each week. Guests include the remarkable Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ness Knight and Dwayne Fields.

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 8: Leo Houlding

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 8: Leo Houlding

    Leo Houlding is a world-class climber and adventurer, veteran of a score of epic ascents including Everest. But he specialises in free climbing – i.e. without ropes – and helped pioneer para-alpinism – climbing up and flying down. In the last episode of the current series, Ed talks to Leo about what fostered the desire for risk and how difficult it is to rationalise.
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dangerous Minds - Episode 7: Geoff Holt

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 7: Geoff Holt

    Geoff Holt MBE had sailed across the Atlantic Ocean 3 times and sailed over 30,000 nautical miles, before breaking his neck in 1984. Geoff has been a quadriplegic ever since and became the first disabled yachtsman to single-handedly sail around Great Britain in 2007. He talks to Ed Stafford about his remarkable story, overcoming physical and mental obstacles along the way.
     
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    • 50 min
    Dangerous Minds - Episode 6: Ella Al-Shamahi

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 6: Ella Al-Shamahi

    Ella Al-Shamahi is a National Geographic explorer, paleoanthropologist, evolutionary biologist and stand-up comic. Ella also hosted Neanderthals - Meet Your Ancestors and Body Clock: What Makes Us Tick? on BBC Two and in this episode of Dangerous Minds, she discusses nature, evolution and her own battles with depression.
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dangerous Minds - Episode 5: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 5: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes was declared the greatest living explorer by the Guinness Book of Records in 1984. 36 years later, he’s still breaking records and dreaming up more life-threatening feats. Sir Ranulph discusses what drives him to keep going, including his fierce competitive streak and perceived failures.
     
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    • 34 min
    Dangerous Minds - Episode 4: Ness Knight

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 4: Ness Knight

    Ness Knight has swum the length of the River Thames and has also descended the Missouri river and the Essequibo river in Guyana. Here she talks to Ed about the isolation that comes when testing your mental and physical limits, as well as the obstacles in putting trust in others and yourself.
     
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    • 1 hr
    Dangerous Minds - Episode 3: Dwayne Fields

    Dangerous Minds - Episode 3: Dwayne Fields

    Dwayne Fields spent his formative years in inner-city London, wrapped in the world of street gangs and gun and knife crime. After a life-threatening incident, Dwayne recalls how he made the decision to change his life forever, setting himself the challenge of becoming the first black Briton to walk to the Magnetic North Pole.
     
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

_KJ_ ,

Top bloke, top podcast

Ed Stafford is a great bloke, he’s frank, honest, determined, obsessively driven and still humble enough to be interested in what other people have to stay. This podcast features great guests all in a similar vein as Ed, and while their stories might be similar, their motivations and reasons are often very different. A great insight into the mindsets and drivers behind some often little known names. Love this podcast.

mountainchick73 ,

Fab and Inspiring

Great interviews so far ! Inspirational and planning my next adventure ( staycation styleee for the moment !!!)
Thanks for some great listening!

Twingle91 ,

Super interesting!!

Each guest so far has brought something different and it’s so interesting to hear about different motivations&experiences and relationships with adventure. Plus Ed brings little gems of his own experiences in throughout. Cant wait for more!!

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