71 episodes

Do you want to hear about life-changing trips and journeys? Hosted by journalist Charles Thorp (Men’s Journal, Uproxx, Apple), ‘Great Adventures’ features wanderlust-filled conversations with the world's most fascinating people (actors, athletes, explorers, musicians, and beyond) about the travel experiences that changed their lives forever. Listen to hear lessons learned from the road, travel recommendations, and the benefit of an adventurous spirit.

[Recorded at Smile Radio at Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel of New York City]

Great Adventures Charles Thorp

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

Do you want to hear about life-changing trips and journeys? Hosted by journalist Charles Thorp (Men’s Journal, Uproxx, Apple), ‘Great Adventures’ features wanderlust-filled conversations with the world's most fascinating people (actors, athletes, explorers, musicians, and beyond) about the travel experiences that changed their lives forever. Listen to hear lessons learned from the road, travel recommendations, and the benefit of an adventurous spirit.

[Recorded at Smile Radio at Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel of New York City]

    Mikael Lindnord (Endurance Athlete, "Arthur The King") On Finding Friendship On The Trail

    Mikael Lindnord (Endurance Athlete, "Arthur The King") On Finding Friendship On The Trail

    Mikael Lindnord was trying to claim the top ranking in adventure racing during the 2014 Adventure Racing World Series in Equador when he discovered an unlucky friendship with a stray dog that became the inspiration for the book Arthur The King, and now the Lionsgate movie of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg.

    • 31 min
    Jimmy Chin (Filmmaker, Nat Geo photographer) On Climbing The Shark's Fin

    Jimmy Chin (Filmmaker, Nat Geo photographer) On Climbing The Shark's Fin

    Jimmy Chin (Oscar-Winning Filmmaker, Nat Geo Photographer) on his landmark climb of Meru's Shark Fin route ten years ago, the documentary that followed, and how it prepared him for making "Free Solo".

    • 37 min
    Chris Cassidy (Navy SEAL, NASA Astronaut) On Life On The International Space Station

    Chris Cassidy (Navy SEAL, NASA Astronaut) On Life On The International Space Station

    Chris Cassidy (Navy SEAL, NASA astronaut) what it was like to travel to space and live on the International Space Station. His last mission, Expedition 63, is the subject of National Geographic's "Among The Stars" on Disney+.

    • 30 min
    Rick Stanton MBE (Cave Diver) On The Historic 'Thai Cave Rescue'

    Rick Stanton MBE (Cave Diver) On The Historic 'Thai Cave Rescue'

    Rick Stanton MBE (cave diver) on his part in the historic "Thai Cave Rescue" where he helped rescue a young soccer team from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand.

    • 29 min
    Brian Skerry (Nat Geo Underwater Photographer) On Swimming With Orcas In New Zealand

    Brian Skerry (Nat Geo Underwater Photographer) On Swimming With Orcas In New Zealand

    Brian Skerry (Nat Geo underwater photographer) shares his experience diving with orcas ("killer whales") in New Zealand while filming his epic James Cameron-produced series National Geographic's "Secrets of the Whales".

    • 39 min
    Andy McNab (SAS Soldier) On Going Through SAS Selection Process In Jungles Of Borneo

    Andy McNab (SAS Soldier) On Going Through SAS Selection Process In Jungles Of Borneo

    Andy McNab is a former SAS soldier and best-selling author of “Bravo Two Zero” (1993), the account of his capture and torture in Iraq in the first Gulf War. By the time he left the SAS in 1993, he was the British Army’s most highly decorated serving soldier. He shares his experience in the selection process for the Special Art Service, regarded as one of the toughest in the world.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

caleb_podcasts ,

Awesome Podcast!

Awesome podcast that makes for a great listen! Every episode has amazing guests and is super intriguing!

lovaday ,

Distracting voice and music

Great guests, but why does the host have to use that “surfer dude” voice?! Also, the music is so intense it’s hard to hear what’s being said. Probably won’t follow this one. Too bad. Some great adventure stories.

woodlamp ,

Vocal Fry

Just listened to the Jimmy Chin episode. Every time the host spoke with that low, seemingly intentional vocal fry, I wanted to jump off a cliff. I hate to criticize someone for this but the nature of this form of media emphasizes vocal qualities.

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