8 episodes

A podcast about women, bikes, and taking up space in America. Few things changed the public landscape for women quite like the advent of bicycles, and yet, the cycling industry's focus on white men makes one think that no one else rides. This is a retelling of who gets to adventure through the town square and out into America on the vulnerable, and venerable, bicycle.

Dynamo Jenny Adventure Cycling

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

A podcast about women, bikes, and taking up space in America. Few things changed the public landscape for women quite like the advent of bicycles, and yet, the cycling industry's focus on white men makes one think that no one else rides. This is a retelling of who gets to adventure through the town square and out into America on the vulnerable, and venerable, bicycle.

    Tell Us Your Story for Season 2!

    Tell Us Your Story for Season 2!

    Season 2 of Dynamo Jenny is underway but we need your mini-stories to help make it awesome.  We want to hear from you about how your life changed in the last year. Big or small, permanent or impermanent. Call in at 406-532-2772 and leave us a short message, about 3 minutes or less, describing the change in your life. If it fits well within an episode, we’ll use your story in Season 2. Thanks for listening and sharing.

    • 1 min
    Ep. 1 Taking on the Town Square

    Ep. 1 Taking on the Town Square

    Episode 1 dives into the past, comparing the revolutionary promise of the bicycle with the current state of inequity in professional cycling and the media’s portrayal of who rides. It features Tessa Hulls, Anna Brones, and Nicole Formosa.
    Find out more about this episode in our show notes.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 2 Getting There

    Ep. 2 Getting There

    Stories in this episode reveal the hidden pleasures and problems of exploring a new place by bicycle. It includes a Black woman’s complex experience cycling in Montana, a Denverite’s coming to terms with being “Mid-western” on the TransAm, and one traveler’s fortune of finding much-needed feminine companionship in the unlikeliest of places, a monastery. It features Devin Cowens, Cynthia Ord, and Olivia Round.

    Find out more about this episode in our show notes.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 3 Trial by Fire

    Ep. 3 Trial by Fire

    Stories in this episode take you into the doubts, feelings, and triumphs of women who tackle adventure for the first time. One is a jaunt across Glacier National Park, another is an overnighter to the next town, and the last is a 200-mile technical challenge along the Mission section of the Baja Divide — as a complete novice. It features Jessica Zephyrs, Hilary Oliver, and Diana Sacks.

    Find out more about this episode in our show notes.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 4 Feats of Strength

    Ep. 4 Feats of Strength

    In Episode Four, we hear from women whose perspectives on athleticism and privilege have been shaped by their backgrounds, their bodies, and their love of the outdoors. Each of them lives in a body that traditionally isn’t associated with adventure. Yet here they are, riding across states and countries, and working to ensure they’re not the last.

    Their stories reveal the absurdity of widely held misconceptions about who rides and why they want to. This episode features Stephanie Puello, Marley Blonsky, and Kailey Kornhauser.

    Find out more about this episode at our show notes.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 5 Hitting the Wall

    Ep. 5 Hitting the Wall

    Stories in this episode investigate the tough moments, the ones that are completely out of our control, the ones we bring upon ourselves, and the ones that lead to bad ideas but great stories.

    Perhaps it’s in these moments where we grow toughness, our fortitude and our resiliency. This episode features Jasmine Reese, Alissa Bell, and Laura Killingbeck.

    Find out more about this episode at our show notes.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

sea_bake ,

Bike adventures and connection

If anyone is looking for a great new podcast about women adventuring by bike and the life lessons they gain along the way, I highly recommend Dynamo Jenny. These women made me feel empowered and connected during a time of social isolation. I am also a big fan of the host Jessica Zephyrs.

wdunn1212 ,

Inspiring, affirming, fantastic podcast

These are the kinds of stories that I can actually relate to about the incredible impact and potential of bicycling in people’s lives. Dynamo Jenny is a reliable dose of inspiration, providing fascinating, informative and uplifting glimpses into how people other than 50 y/o wealthy white men utilize bicycles. The stories aren’t so much about bikes as they are about a wider, refreshing perspective who can ride them and where they can go.

Hilarymoliver ,

Beautifully produced, a unique deep dive

Great storytelling, a pleasure to listen to.

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