Interviews with incredible people about Adventure, Motivation, Mindset, Positivity, Endurance, Health, Perseverance, and Possibility
#313: "Travis Steffen's Ultimate Guide to Adventure Movies"
It's finally here...the episode EVERYONE was clamoring for!!
Wait...I mean no one....no one was probably asking for this...
This is a spiritual sequel to one of my personal favorite episodes of the podcast "Travis Steffen's Ultimate Guide to Sports Movies" (episode 228) where we are once again rejoined with movie connoisseur Travis Steffen and our buddy Brandon Swett to chat all about the movies that we love.
In this episode we talk through a bunch of categories based on a variety of adventure films. Plane crash survival movies, ridiculous wilderness action films, best movie featuring a man-eating animal, "is Indiana Jones actually good at leading expeditions?", along with much much more!!! And lots of camping talk.
Hope you all get a few laughs as this episode is simply meant to bring a smile to your face and remind you of some awesome movies to check out to wrap up your year!! Enjoy!!
(As always the views and opinions expressed by one Travis Steffen do not reflect the views and opinions of this podcast and are solely of his own volition....we truly love the guy, but Con Air...is it really a plane crash movie?? Do they actually camp??? Come on now!!)
#312: Eszter Horanyi, Alexandera Houchin, & Katie Strempke -- "The Town Bicycle", Women in Cycling
This week I am very excited to chat with the creators of the website "The Town Bicycle" to promote and highlight women in cycling, Alexandera Houchin, Katie Strempke and Eszter Horanyi!!
All three are incredible athletes, storytellers, and awesome humans that started the website as a way to highlight stories that weren't being told in their sport. The Town Bicycle is an excellent adventure site that is focused on "producing journalism, creative writing, and photography driven by women in the bike community" with the ultimate goal to "share the stories of people and their bikes."
Eszter and Alexandera are two of my favorite podcast guests of all time and I was beyond honored to meet Katie. This episode was super fun to hear their perspectives on bikepacking, adventure and storytelling.
Alexandera was fresh off of completing the 800 mile Arizona Trail Race in which Eszter was documenting and Katie was supporting. We also talk about Katie's "yo-yo" of the Colorado Trail and her epic sufferfest on the Tour Divide.
We also just geek out about biking as they inspire me to give bikepacking a shot!!
Truly hope you enjoy this episode and please support their new project at www.thetownbicycle.com (I promise you it will take you to a website about bikes!!!)
#311: Seth Carroll -- His First Marathon!! Misadventures on the Boundary Waters, Rugby
This week we are chatting with my friend Seth Caroll about what it was like to run his very first marathon last spring!!
We also chat about misadventures while canoeing the Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota and his experiences playing Rugby…aka the greatest sport of all time!
In other words, this one is the most Like a Bigfooty Like a Bigfoot Podcast of all time.
Hope you all enjoy!!
#310: Sabrina White 2 -- When to Abandon an Adventure
This week we are chatting with awesome human Sabrina White!!
I’ve been looking forward to this one since she returned from her big trip to Mongolia last summer.
She had planned on a HUGE bikepacking tour of the Mongolian wilderness, trained for months, dialed in all of her gear and even shipped a giant mountain bike halfway across the world. In other words, she was focused on this adventure for over a year.
And then she threw all of her well laid plans out the window.
After flying out there and spending a week as a traveler Sabrina found a way to have a deeper purpose and sense of fulfillment.
This is a really interesting conversation to have on an adventure podcast. When do we decide to throw out our plan? What do we discover when we intentionally don’t accomplish a huge feat of endurance? Is there more out there for us then reaching an athletic goal?
I am very very excited for you to listen in as we dive into some topics that we haven’t previously explored on this show!!! Can’t wait for you to listen!!
#309: Nic Chiri 2 -- "Strong, Happy, Healthy", Iowa Ultrarunning & Broken Anvil Ultras
This week we are sitting down with ultra runner, dad, race director and awesome human Nic Chiri!!!
Nic catches us up on his ultra running journey since we last talked (episode #237) and then dives into what it was like to direct his first Backyard "Last Person Standing" event, the Broken Anvil Ultras in Iowa.
This is an awesome conversation and I just enjoy Nic's point of view on so many levels as an athlete and as a dad. Really appreciated him sharing his family's mantra "Strong, Happy, Healthy."
Hope you enjoy!!!
P.S.- Stick around for the outro of the episode to hear about how my car was attacked by a bear!
#308: Becca Jay -- Cultivating Intention for Movement, Running up 14ers
This week we are chatting with athlete, coach and passionate human being Becca Jay!!!
Becca shares stories from ultras, her most 14ers in 24 hour record, and checking off the list of 14ers with her sons.
Throughout the whole episode she explains why it's important for all of us to cultivate an Intention for Movement- something bigger than ourselves.
Hope you all enjoy the episode!!
Love the episode with Simon Baker the fishing guide!!!!💥So much fun!!!💥
Inspire your sense of adventure
This has been one of the most uplifting, feel-good podcasts I’ve listened to in a long time—I can’t get enough of it! Whether you’re a longtime runner or somebody who is looking for the motivation to start, you’ll love hearing the inspiring stories from some of these endurance athletes and adventurers. As the host, Chris Ward does a great job getting into what makes each of his guests take on the challenges they do and what they learn from the experience. You’ll probably discover something about yourself as well, just from listening to these amazing stories.
My go-to for runs!
Randomly found this podcast a few months ago and I’m hooked! Love that he interviews a diverse group of people including everyday trail runners! This is my go-to for the first hour of my long run every week. Thanks for the great show! Keep them coming!