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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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    • 4.7 • 50 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.

    Paragliding Through the Skies with Galen Kirkpatrick

    Paragliding Through the Skies with Galen Kirkpatrick

    Galen Kirkpatrick is a world class paraglider - in 2022 she was the FAI Women’s Pan-American Paragliding Champion, and in 2023 she became the overall US National Champion. Paragliding has become a vehicle for Galen to get in touch with herself and see the world from a new perspective.

    • 29 min
    Surfing, Cycling and Sharing the Magic of Nature with Mario Ordoñez-Calderón

    Surfing, Cycling and Sharing the Magic of Nature with Mario Ordoñez-Calderón

    Mario Ordoñez-Caldéron is a Mayan-American storyteller, surfer, and adventurer committed to pursuing a deeper connection with his Indigenous roots, the natural world, and helping San Diego local youth foster their own relationships with the outdoors through his nonprofit, Un Mar de Colores.

    • 25 min
    Running, Mentorship, and Embodying Bravey with Alexi Pappas

    Running, Mentorship, and Embodying Bravey with Alexi Pappas

    Alexi Pappas is a wildly talented, multi-faceted athlete. She’s a professional runner, an author, a champion for mental health, a guide runner for blind athletes, a filmmaker, and an entrepreneur. When she runs, Alexi is often wearing a huge smile on her face and a healthy dusting of glitter across her cheeks. Alexi’s running journey has taken her to through peaks and valleys and she’s using her story to mentor the next generation.

    • 25 min
    Climbing, Business, and Chasing Big Dreams with Sasha DiGiulian

    Climbing, Business, and Chasing Big Dreams with Sasha DiGiulian

    Sasha DiGiulian is one of the best female rock climbers in the world. She's spent over a decade competing internationally, she’s a three-time US National Champion, a World Champion, and she’s had over 30 first female ascents. Sasha is also the founder and CEO of the superfood protein bar company, Send Bars.

    • 28 min
    Thru-Hiking, Canoeing, and Dehydrating Food with Renee Miller & Tim Beissinger

    Thru-Hiking, Canoeing, and Dehydrating Food with Renee Miller & Tim Beissinger

    Thruhikers, Tim Beissinger and Renee Miller started dating in college and have always been active people. Tim grew up hiking and camping with his family, and Renee was a runner. The two dragged each other along on their respective outdoor outings. Eventually they worked their way up to thru-hiking, a sport that they've fallen in love with and built a life around.

    • 28 min
    Establishing Bikepacking Routes with Sarah Swallow

    Establishing Bikepacking Routes with Sarah Swallow

    Sarah Swallow is a professional adventure cyclist who develops bike packing routes around the country. When she creates a route, she takes the history, geography, and the biodiversity of an area into account. Her routes are often hundreds of miles long and lead riders past historical sites, landmarks, and diverse landscapes. In 2019, Sarah took her route crafting to the next level when she created a cycling and conservation event called Ruta del Jefe.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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Love these interesting episodes!
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This podcast keeps me outdoors!

I spend hours outside running with this pod in my years. It makes me excited to get out for those long runs, and keeps me motivated through all of the tough periods.
Thanks so much!!

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Get outside!

I really enjoy this podcast, it’s calming, interesting and inspiring. I’d recommend to anyone who wants an insight into some of the crazy cool stuff some people are getting up to!

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