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Extraordinary stories about everyday people. That’s the focus of this podcast. Tune in to Extra Ordinary when you want to be reminded that the people standing in line with you at the grocery store or sharing the roads with you on your morning commute are more extraordinary than you will ever know. Hosted and produced by Megan Gilbert.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Extraordinary stories about everyday people. That’s the focus of this podcast. Tune in to Extra Ordinary when you want to be reminded that the people standing in line with you at the grocery store or sharing the roads with you on your morning commute are more extraordinary than you will ever know. Hosted and produced by Megan Gilbert.

    A World Record Revelation

    A World Record Revelation

    What is success anyway? In this episode of Extra Ordinary, Adam Kimble explores the answer to that question as he runs across the United States in pursuit of a Guinness World Record. Things do not go as planned. Not only does Adam have to reroute his path across the nation, he realizes he needs to restructure his definition of success.

    • 32 min
    Living a Life in 100 Miles

    Living a Life in 100 Miles

    Who would run 100 miles... for fun? In this episode of Extra Ordinary, we learn about the world of ultra running through the experiences of three remarkable and remarkably different runners. Each of these athletes appreciates different aspects of ultra running, from stage races in the Gobi Desert to the Tahoe 200 to finding one's way on the trails in the backcountry. At the same time, they love and understand this sport in a similar way.

    • 34 min
    David Risley: Bonus Content

    David Risley: Bonus Content

    In the previous episode of Extra Ordinary, we met David Risley, an ex-federal prosecutor who worked as an attorney-advisor for the Iraqi High Tribunal. When David finished that assignment, he was asked to help with terrorism investigations. Being located in Central Illinois, David wasn’t convinced the assignment would amount to much, but he ended up prosecuting one of the most significant terrorism cases in the United States.

    • 16 min
    Serving the Marsh Arabs

    Serving the Marsh Arabs

    Have you ever felt compelled to try something that would take you out of your normal, day-to-day reality and put you into a reality you couldn’t imagine? That’s what happened to David Risley after he responded to an email with a subject line he didn’t initially believe: Detail to Baghdad. “Yeah, right,” he thought. David’s response to that email sent him to Baghdad, Iraq, and introduced him to an ancient culture he would never leave behind.

    • 34 min
    Being Ordinary Can Be Truly Extraordinary

    Being Ordinary Can Be Truly Extraordinary

    Why is it so easy to overlook the extraordinary experiences of regular, everyday people and label them as ordinary or commonplace? Welcome to Extra Ordinary, a podcast that celebrates ordinary people and their extraordinary stories.   

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

pharmlance ,

magnificent story telling!

I recently listened to all the episodes of this podcast and was riveted. There is a very unique story-telling format for the interviews that is fresh and interesting. The post-production is done well with the interplay between the host, Megan Gilbert, and her guests. This is rare for a new series as Megan creates something uniquely professional right out of the gate. I really look forward to listening to further episodes and seeing the limitless possibilities Megan can attain!

theoriginalalexa ,

AmaZe Balls - art!

This pod cast really makes ya think. In the opening sequence she says that perhaps the most extraordinary people we encounter are our ordinary friends. Wrap your mind around that and a whole new world will open up to you. I truly believe that the most interesting people are the ones who have experienced and lived the same lives, with such different outcomes. Listen to this podcast. It’s soothing sound and message will open your eyes to what is right in front of you the whole time.

smarttraveler12 ,

Timely and compelling

I loved the first episodes of this new podcast. The host - Megan Gilbert - brings the very best of her guests out and helps us all relate to their stories. It feels both fresh and classic. Fresh, because the topic is so vital right now, helping us see our friends, our neighbors, even complete strangers as humans. And classic, because it borrows so much of what made Serial so compelling, and what makes Fresh Air with Terry Gross so calming. Megan has a great format here, and I look forward to seeing this show develop.

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