45 episodes

Welcome to Get After It PDX, a down-to-earth podcast featuring honest conversations with inspiring people in the creative hotbed of Portland, Oregon. Recorded live and on location at The Hoxton in downtown PDX.

Powered by Wy'east Wolfpack
Executive Producer: David Vialli
Host/Producer/Research: Willie McBride
Intro & Outro/Sound Consultant: Greg Pressler
Extra Special Thanks: Yassine Diboun

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Brought to you by Aimsir Distilling Company, opening in NE Portland in early 2020. Visit aimsirdistilling.com for more information!

Get After It PDX Wy'east Wolfpack

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

Welcome to Get After It PDX, a down-to-earth podcast featuring honest conversations with inspiring people in the creative hotbed of Portland, Oregon. Recorded live and on location at The Hoxton in downtown PDX.

Powered by Wy'east Wolfpack
Executive Producer: David Vialli
Host/Producer/Research: Willie McBride
Intro & Outro/Sound Consultant: Greg Pressler
Extra Special Thanks: Yassine Diboun

Follow along:
@wyeastwolfpack
wyeastwolfpack.com/get-after-it-pdx/

Brought to you by Aimsir Distilling Company, opening in NE Portland in early 2020. Visit aimsirdistilling.com for more information!

    barry johnson - Interdisciplinary Artist

    barry johnson - Interdisciplinary Artist

    Listen to prolific multi-media artist barry johnson (intentionally uncapitalized) talk about growing up in Kansas and the values he retains from his childhood there, his early experiences with art and athletics and how both those pursuits later came to play major roles in his life, his various explorations that included a competitively-successful stint in body building and later diving into the entrepreneur/start-up game in Seattle with little prior experience, how adopting personas (which he discusses in his TEDx talk) was key to taking on these different chosen challenges and career paths, the positive impacts of the birth of his daughter on him and her influence in getting him drawing again and, consequently, launching his career as a professional artist, what his father thinks about our current social justice/Black Lives Matter revolution having lived through so much history of his own, the BLM mural in Seattle that he was invited to paint a letter of, and much more!



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    The power of embodying new personas | barry johnson | TEDxSeattle

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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jacobsen Valentine - Founder of Feed the Mass & Empowerment Central

    Jacobsen Valentine - Founder of Feed the Mass & Empowerment Central

    Hear community foodie Jacobsen Valentine talk about growing up in Hilo, Hawaii and what life and community was like there versus in Gresham, Oregon where he moved in his early teens, the homemade, DIY approach to food and cooking instilled in him from an early age and the recipes he had nailed to make dinner by the time he was 7 or 8 years old, the experience of moving to Oregon and feeling like the "other" for the first time (and recognizing racism for the first time too), how his being chameleon-like (developed from moving and integrating/adapting into different social scenes) has served him and continues to be a strength, his path to culinary school and the ups and downs of finding employment afterwards, what led to the creation of Feed the Mass and the different iterations it has taken already, especially due to COVID-19, and how now he is literally "feeding the masses" more than ever, his photographic work over the years and his new venture--Empowerment Central--to provide (safe) creative space and studios for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) artists and creatives, and much more!



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    @feedthemass

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    Empowermentcentralpdx.org

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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Amanda Gilliam - Founder/Creator of Big Girl Barbell

    Amanda Gilliam - Founder/Creator of Big Girl Barbell

    Hear weightlifter and multi-faceted East Coaster Amanda Gilliam talk about growing up in the South and how she still considers herself a southern girl even after her family moved to New Jersey during her childhood, her interest in activism that developed during high school and grew into a passion that continues today, how she felt confident in who she was despite often being "the only one in the room" because of the strong example set by generations of her family before her, the impact of her fathers' passing and how that inadvertently lead her to Cross Fit and, later, a deep love of lifting weights, her years in the Ivy League and how she came to focus on the intersection of numerous fields of study--discrimination against Black people and discrimination against fat people, what lead to the eventual creation of Big Girl Barbell, and much more!



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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Joshua Cole - Founder/Executive Director of Family Meal PDX

    Joshua Cole - Founder/Executive Director of Family Meal PDX

    Hear born and raised Portlander and multi-faceted foodie Joshua Cole talk about growing up in "Old Portland" back in the day and the city/country juxtaposition he experienced from any early age while attending school outside of the city (where his mom worked for many years), the influence his older sister had on him over the years and the professional sports aspirations he had as a kid, attending college in Eugene and his first job in the food service industry at Cafe Yumm (and yes he does like Yumm sauce!), how he slowly discovered his natural managerial skills in the restaurant setting and began to open new doors with those developing strengths, what lead to the idea and creation of Family Meal, and much more!



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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 58 min
    Yassine Diboun - Ultrarunner/Coach & Co-Founder/Owner of Wy'east Wolfpack

    Yassine Diboun - Ultrarunner/Coach & Co-Founder/Owner of Wy'east Wolfpack

    Hear beloved coach/ultra runner/and community leader Yassine Diboun talk with good friend and Wy'east Wolfpack business partner (and Get After It PDX host) Willie McBride about the topic of change, both societal and inter-personal, and our human capacity to do so in regards to things like racism and addiction.  Yassine shares the story of his journey with substance abuse (and racism) and the first-hand experience of achieving life-altering personal change for the better, while acknowledging that he still--like everyone--takes life's challenges "one day at a time."  

    Listen to this thought-provoking conversation and embrace the tough work necessary to overcome your personal challenges!



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    Eracism article in Trail Runner Magazine

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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 55 min
    Daniel White - “The Blackalachian” Thru-hiker/Adventurer

    Daniel White - “The Blackalachian” Thru-hiker/Adventurer

    Hear former aspiring chef turned thru-hiker and all-around adventurer Daniel White, aka the Blackalachian, talk about growing up in Asheville, North Carolina (after being born in Bruce Springsteen's hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey) and his early experiences in the outdoors fishing and hiking with his family,  how he got into basketball during an early growth spurt that saw him shoot up to nearly 6' 3", how a variety of jobs and a series of ups and downs--including a break up with a girlfriend and distress over the 2016 election cycle and results--resulted in suddenly undertaking a major adventure: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with zero prior experience backpacking, what doors opened and how his life trajectory shifted after that transformative experience, his love of history that led to biking the Underground Railroad route, how he's become a much-followed figure in the outdoor/thru-hiking world, his next projects and travels and advice regarding money, and much more!



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    www.patreon.com/Blackalachian

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    Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment.

    Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling

    This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016.

    Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

neysub ,

Loved the episode with Hanif!

Amazing podcast!

ckfranklin40 ,

Listening now!

Wow, this is an incredible podcast for any outdoor athlete in Portland. We have such a generous & intelligent community of athletes in this city and Willie has his finger on the pulse. Great stuff!

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