100 episodes

Audacious with Chion Wolf will highlight the uncommon experiences of everyday people – asking the hardest, most uncomfortable questions. With curiosity and compassion, Connecticut Public producer and host Chion Wolf digs deeper, encouraging listeners to ask hard questions in their own lives.

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    • 4.8 • 46 Ratings

Audacious with Chion Wolf will highlight the uncommon experiences of everyday people – asking the hardest, most uncomfortable questions. With curiosity and compassion, Connecticut Public producer and host Chion Wolf digs deeper, encouraging listeners to ask hard questions in their own lives.

    What solitude does to you in the wilderness and in prison

    What solitude does to you in the wilderness and in prison

    Nietzsche once said, “It is what one takes into solitude that grows there, the beast within included.”

    This episode features three people who experienced solitude: by choice and not.

    There’s a winter caretaker at Yellowstone, a runner-up from the History Channel show, Alone, and hear from a Connecticut man who spent almost 30 years in solitary confinement.

    GUESTS: 


    Callie Russell: Contestant on Season 7 (aired in 2020) of Alone on the History Channel. She lasted 89 days in the Northwest Territories of Canada before being medically evacuated due to frostbite of the toes
    Steve Fuller: One of the last winter caretakers at Yellowstone National Park, a job he’s done for 50 years
    Ray Boyd: After serving 29.5 years incarcerated for a murder he committed at the age of 17, he became a spokesperson for Stop Solitary CT, which successfully rallied for changes in Connecticut's solitary confinement protocol. He is the author of Mind Over Matter: How I Became the Model Inmate
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    • 49 min
    Stolen cars and abandoned grocery carts: Taking matters into your own hands

    Stolen cars and abandoned grocery carts: Taking matters into your own hands

    Do you ever see people doing something that just ain’t right, and no one’s doing anything about it… So you take matters into your own hands?

    Today, meet one Portland, Oregon auto shop owner who has recovered over 200 stolen cars in less than a year.

    And meet another man who uses humor to shame people when they don’t return their shopping carts.

    Plus, CT Public’s own Colin McEnroe talks about his Facebook post about the morality of returning your shopping cart. That post detonated hundreds of passionate comments, leaving him with a whole slew of new insights into humanity.

    GUESTS: 


    Nick Haas: Owner of RBP Auto & Cycle in Portland Oregon who has recovered over 200 stolen vehicles in the past year
    Colin McEnroe: Writer and host of The Colin McEnroe Show on CT Public
    Sebastian Davis: Founder of Cart Narcs, a YouTube channel where he confronts people who don’t bring their shopping carts back to the store or cart corral
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    • 50 min
    GOOD NEWS! That’s how we celebrate 100 episodes of Audacious

    GOOD NEWS! That’s how we celebrate 100 episodes of Audacious

    We know that some of our Audacious episodes, well, they can be kinda heavy.

    So for our 100th episode, it’s all about GOOD NEWS!

    You’ll hear about a baby announcement, an upcoming wedding, and a big grant approval. Plus, a powerful compliment, an important anniversary, a surprising acceptance at a funeral, and even what it’s like to find out that you just won a year’s worth of free smoothies!

    GUESTS: 


    Alexa La Fever, Empress of Tease: Burlesque teacher based in Hartford, CT
    Coleman Gladis: Filmmaker, composer, and Chion's cousin, based in Malvern, PA
    Dr. Brenton Graveley: Professor and Chair of Genetics and Genome Sciences at University of Connecticut Health Center. He runs the Graveley Lab, which studies RNA
    Andre Rochester: Fine artist, curator, art advocate and administrator living in East Hartford
    Karleigh Webb: Journalist and co-host of the podcast, The Trans Sporter Room. She is based out of New Britain, CT
    Katie Blanchard & Amy Radzvilowicz: Newly-engaged couple based out of New London, CT
    Nina & Nicole Jackman: Couple celebrating 10 years together, living and raising their family in central Connecticut
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    • 50 min
    Discovering delight - and despair - in dumpster diving

    Discovering delight - and despair - in dumpster diving

    On this rebroadcast, you'll hear a seasoned pro taking Chion into the depths of a dumpster in West Springfield, Massachusetts, plus a tik tok star talks about how she got hooked on dumpster diving.

    You’ll also get some do’s and don’ts from a guy who wrote a book about it!

    GUESTS: 


    Robert Vadas is the author of A Beginner's Guide to Dumpster Diving and the creator of the Facebook group, Dumpster Diving Tips and Finds
    Tiffany Butler from Denton, Texas, is also known on Tiktok as “The Dumpster Diving Mama”. She has 2.4 million followers.
    Deirdre lives in Longmeadow, MA. She goes dumpster diving regularly
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    • 50 min
    Sweeten the deal: How sugar daddies and sugar babies make it work

    Sweeten the deal: How sugar daddies and sugar babies make it work

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    • 50 min
    Francesca Abroad: Following an American high school student’s year in Sarajevo

    Francesca Abroad: Following an American high school student’s year in Sarajevo

    For over a year, we followed American, Francesca Cronin as she experienced being a high school student abroad in Sarajevo.

    You’ll hear what she felt, what she learned, and how she changed.

    Plus, you’ll hear her dad’s reflections on loving her from afar, and from the best friend she made over there, too!

    And Audacious producer, Jessica Severin de Martinez, talks about how her experience as a German student in the United States 25 years ago formed her life.

    GUESTS: 


    Francesca Cronin: A high school student from Dunstable, Massachusetts, who spent an academic year abroad in Sarajevo. She was part of the YES Abroad program
    Peter Cronin: Francesca’s father
    Azra Hrnjica: Francesca’s best friend in Sarajevo
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

beth kerrigan ,

Beth Kerrigan

I listen to a lot of podcasts and public media.
Always looking for something new, different,
to change my perspective and maybe even give me a few laughs.
Audacious is that and more. The topics are always unique and the exchange fascinating.
I❤️Audacious!

Yugogirl! ,

Audacious Podcast with Chion Wolf

AUDACIOUS Podcast ROCKS!! Chion finds the most interesting topics to explore-she never disappoints. Even the most sensitive, controversial topics are handled intelligently, looking at both sides and in between with empathy and grace. I consider this Podcast Brainfood with a side of Humor- I always leave the table satisfied.
Irene P.

Taphtims ,

My name is Pat Smith

Episodes of Audacious challenge me to rethink long held ideas, attitudes, and opinions. Chion’s questions inform, examine, and help me understand the world outside my life. Thank you, Chion, for inviting me to think outside my comfort zone and grow.
You have a delightfully inquisitive and entertaining approach to your interviews.

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