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.
William Wright: Paddle Forever
Drew interviews William Wright on a his SUP adventure gone bust. Now, his group eagerly awaits the journey of a lifetime, a 45-day paddle board saga on beautiful Lake Michigan and its tributaries. They're filming a documentary to bring awareness to Line Five, an aged pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. Lake Michigan is one of our greatest lakes, and arguably among our nation's greatest resources. Regardless of your position, it's a relevant issue for all citizens, especially outdoor enthusiasts in the Midwest. Listen up!
Mud Season in Copper Canyon: JJ Lewis
Adventure Motorcyclist JJ Lewis recounts a multi-day guided tour through Copper Canyon, Mexico in February, 2020. A gifted storyteller, JJ invites us into the exciting and emotional details of his life-changing experience including river crossings, sideways sleet and peanut-butter slick mud. The life-lesson is sure to inspire. For all you influencers out there, this one takes twist, (and turn) from the traditional path of leadership. Let's ride!
Rivers and Redemption: Jon Osborn
It was a cold April day which started just like any other. Jon woke up before dawn, worked out, and clocked into his third twelve-hour shift of the week with his team. At the onset of breakfast, routine police radio chatter quickly turned into fast pace - there was a murder, coupled with an active hostage situation. For Jon and his partner Joe, it was what they'd been training for all along and they wasted no time jumping into the armored Hummer. In unprecedented detail, Jon reveals the harrowing experience, and the therapeutic stream sessions which followed long afterwards.
Transcendent Peace: Jimmy Gretzinger
Drew interviews Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan-Out-of-Doors T.V. It's a lifetime of fantastic outdoor adventures; a mid-mountain steamrolling by elk, a bear hunt gone awry, and then we shift to coping with the loss of his wife. Jimmy's rough time teaches us much, especially in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Tune in, turn it up and embrace the hope.
A Life Lesson Revisited: Cody Rich
Drew and Cody focus on what's happened since their Aug '17 ep. The life-lesson then was "Don't ever give up, you don't know what's going to happen". Does it still apply? Tune in and find out!
Kalamazoo River Float: Landon DeKeyser
MI Backcountry Hunters & Anglers board member Landon DeKeyser recalls a fun filled adventure on the Kalamazoo river with his high school pals. It's one filled with great memories, a few poor decisions, and a great life lesson. Let's just say, we're glad no one got held up!
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.
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.
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.