40 episodes

Our culture's out of balance. We spend too much time on our screens and not enough time outdoors. Listen to adventure stories, as host, Drew De Vries unpacks the inevitable life lessons of those who've embarked into the great unknown.

Adventure Deficit Drew De Vries

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Our culture's out of balance. We spend too much time on our screens and not enough time outdoors. Listen to adventure stories, as host, Drew De Vries unpacks the inevitable life lessons of those who've embarked into the great unknown.

    No promise of Tomorrow - Ted Kushion, Part Two

    No promise of Tomorrow - Ted Kushion, Part Two

    In part two, Ted recounts his experience from situation he and his family won't forget. It was late summer. He was training, per usual and working through a few nagging issues. While resting at home with his family - Ted suffered a full on cardiac arrest. Listen in and prepare to be inspired.

    • 44 min
    No promise of Tomorrow, Part One - Ted Kushion

    No promise of Tomorrow, Part One - Ted Kushion

    Ted Kushion grew up in Northern Michigan hiking, hunting, and. mountain biking at every opportunity. By his late teens, Ted began racing events like #Icemancometh, and over time developing the skills and endurance to take on larger, more difficult challenges. In this particular instance, we talk through his attempt at the harrowing Leadville 100. This is Part One.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    "Moto Mancation" with Luke Thorkildsen

    "Moto Mancation" with Luke Thorkildsen

    Weatherby's Luke Thorkildsen recounts his early days of running his neighborhood's motorcycling scene, maturing on the soccer field, and how those skills transfer into his current leadership role at Weatherby. It's a big job - so how does Luke "Take his Medicine?"...By developing men from within a unique space of calculated risk. It's a space the majority may not know, but offers an unparalleled refueling to those who embark on the journey! Enter "Moto Mancation".

    • 47 min
    Post-holing with the Prodigal Son - Jay Fettig

    Post-holing with the Prodigal Son - Jay Fettig

    Jay Fettig recounts a visit from his dad during a time of aimless wandering. It was early summer in a season of rebellion, circa cargo-shorts and bucket-hats. The backdrop is the famous and always beautiful Yosemite Valley. The true beauty however, is in the love of his father. Grab some tissue, this one will pull tears!
    #AdventureDeficit #TakeYourMedicine!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lead From The Front - Bill Dragoo

    Lead From The Front - Bill Dragoo

    If you know Adventure Motorcycling, you've likely come across the name Bill Dragoo. Bill's an adventure journalist who specializes in riding big bikes off-road, and instructing others in how to do the same. He recounts a life-lesson from leading a group through the Bolivian jungle. Inky darkness, a wooden bridge, and a harrowing fall. It's sure to capture your attention and inspire more. When it comes to storytelling, Bill's as good as they come! Saddle up and ride! #TakeYourMedicine!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Rose Grant: The Comeback Queen Aims Higher

    Rose Grant: The Comeback Queen Aims Higher

    Professional mountain bike racer Rose Grant entered the pro scene later than most. In 2012 then 28 yr old Grant, pressed hard - charging technical trail while also blazing new tracks into a sport predominately represented by men. That same year, she and her husband learned of their pending family addition! Rose visits with Drew to discuss her early years in NW Montana, college at seventeen, meeting her husband and racing as a nursing mother. She recounts the many twists and turns from the last decade, to which she's earned the nickname "Comeback Queen". She recounts highlights, injuries, and the discipline required to keep going. As wife and mother to a nine-year-old, there are many hats to wear. How's she do it? She looks up. A woman of faith, whose achieved much, gives the glory to Him who holds all. You've been prepared. Off-load, saddle up, and click in, this one's good medicine! #TakeYourMedicine!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Sekkens ,

Highly Entertaining

I love that the subjects covered in this podcast draw from very diverse backgrounds. Drew does an excellent job of navigating through the stories and pulling interesting details from his guests. Personally, I’m not much of an outdoorsman. However, the adventures and life lessons expressed in Adventure Deficit resonate with all genres.

essveepee! ,

Love it

Check out this podcast for interesting perspectives from a wide array of people. You can definitely find some inspiring stories here. Host Drew DeVries does an excellent job digging in to how people experience adventure in their lives.

Westtex Music Lover ,

Great content and well executed.

It’s obvious from the first episode that a great deal of thought is put into the guest selection, the interview questions and the editing. I know this kind of attention wasn’t an accident, so kudos for that. Also, the content is great. I came to this as a hunter/fisherman/hiker/camper/paddler from Texas looking for more adventure stories and haven’t been disappointed in any of the episodes I’ve heard. If the goal of this podcast is to bridge the gap between epic trips they are doing a fine job.

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