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Hey you… Join author, runner, broadcaster, and traveler Tony Fletcher on this new show about positively engaging with the world outside our door (once we can get back to it!).
Whether it’s to hike a local trail or climb a distant mountain, travel to a new country or explore culture close to home, run a first 5k or tackle an ultra-marathon, One Step Beyond encourages you take a step outside your comfort zone and enrich your life. With interviews, features and field recordings.
Tony Fletcher is the British-born author of nine books, including best-selling biographies of Keith Moon, Wilson Pickett, R.E.M. and The Smiths. In 2016, he backpacked around the world with his wife and then 11-year old younger son. In 2019 he hosted and wrote “It's A Pixies Podcast." A keen runner, with dozens of road and trail marathons to his name, he lives in Kingston, New York.
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One Step Beyond Tony Fletcher

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Hey you… Join author, runner, broadcaster, and traveler Tony Fletcher on this new show about positively engaging with the world outside our door (once we can get back to it!).
Whether it’s to hike a local trail or climb a distant mountain, travel to a new country or explore culture close to home, run a first 5k or tackle an ultra-marathon, One Step Beyond encourages you take a step outside your comfort zone and enrich your life. With interviews, features and field recordings.
Tony Fletcher is the British-born author of nine books, including best-selling biographies of Keith Moon, Wilson Pickett, R.E.M. and The Smiths. In 2016, he backpacked around the world with his wife and then 11-year old younger son. In 2019 he hosted and wrote “It's A Pixies Podcast." A keen runner, with dozens of road and trail marathons to his name, he lives in Kingston, New York.
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    Ep. 8: Kenya, Enda, and off to the races

    Ep. 8: Kenya, Enda, and off to the races

    Hey you… Welcome to Episode 8 of One Step Beyond, a fortnightly show about positively engaging with the world outside our door, with host Tony Fletcher.
    On this episode, we journey to Kenya, to talk with Nava Osembo, the co-founder and CEo of Enda Sportswear, Africa’s first performance running shoe company and a socially conscious, environmentally friendly, community-based company at that. Then for our local outdoor field recording, we're off to the races for the first time in several months, to find, not surprisingly, that things have changed significantly due to covid. The fun factor, however, has not, and I’ll offer tips for those of you looking to run your first race.
    Resources for this episode:
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    Enda website
    Enda on YouTube
    Enda on Instagram
    Reuters article on Kenyan renewable energy
    CleanTechnica article on Kenyan energy
    Kingston X-Country Summer Series on Facebook
    And your host:
    tonyfletcher.net
     
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    • 50 min
    Ep. 7: From the Catskills to Colombia (and back)

    Ep. 7: From the Catskills to Colombia (and back)

    Hey you… Welcome to Episode 7 of One Step Beyond, a fortnightly show about positively engaging with the world outside our door, with host Tony Fletcher.
    On this episode, we go from the Catskill Mountains to the mountains of Colombia, in South America, with artist Ric Dragon, who gave up a successful business in the USA to pursue a dream of a rebirth abroad, founding an art center outside of Bogotá, Arte Sumapaz. Then we venture back onto the Catskill Mountains with legendary race director and coach Dick Vincent, to discuss trail running. Inevitably, in both stories, Coronavirus has had a significant impact, and we find ourselves discussing this, too.
    Resources for this episode:
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    Arte Sumapaz website
    Arte Sumapaz Instagram
    Arte Sumapaz Facebook
    Ric Dragon artist page

    Coach Dick Vincent Facebook
    Escarpment Trail Run website
    The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - a fantastic introduction to the sport, via Barnes & Noble.
    (But support your indie book store)!
    Tony's GoPro video running this section of the Escarpment Trail in 2017

    And your host:
    tonyfletcher.net
     
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    • 53 min
    Ep 6: Into the Wildlife (and beyond)

    Ep 6: Into the Wildlife (and beyond)

    Hey you… Welcome to Episode 6 of One Step Beyond, a fortnightly show about positively engaging with the world outside our door, with your host Tony Fletcher.
    On this episode, you’ll hear my interview with Carla Rhodes, who turned her own life around a few years ago when she quit drinking and picked up a camera, and is now receiving awards left right and center for her wildlife images while also seeking to make a difference with her photography. I then pick up from where our last episode left off on the running front, discussing how to fit speed work into your daily routines, in the process of my undertaking a virtual - though certainly physical - mile race. We discuss the long-overdue rise of female guides on the Inca Trail in Peru and how to help support them in this time of Coronavirus. And I’ll recommend some other podcasts that delve deep into subjects that this show cares about – which means that hopefully, you will too.
    Resources for this episode:
    (URL hyperlinks can always be found at https://shows.acast.com/onestepbeyond/ep-6-into-the-wildlife-and-beyond.)
    Carla Rhodes Photography website
    Carla Rhodes on Instagram
    Hargila Army on Facebook
    Gofundme.com/f/support-for-peruvian-mountain-guides/
    keeping-track.com/
    burnitalldownpod.com/episodes/162
    gunksrunner.com/paincave/2020/6/12/episode-61-eracism-with-yassine-diboun
    lipp.media/podcast/shit-abroad
    barefoot-backpacker.com/category/podcast/
    And your host:
    tonyfletcher.net
     
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    • 51 min
    Ep 5: From Couch To 5k, and Back to Kili

    Ep 5: From Couch To 5k, and Back to Kili

    Hey you... Join author, journalist, broadcaster and music-lover Tony Fletcher, on this new podcast about positively engaging with the world outside our door.
    EPISODE 5:
    In December 2019, 52-year old high school teacher Paula Lucas could barely walk up her building’s stairs, due to breathlessness, heart palpitations and other health concerns from being severely overweight. Concerned that she might drop dead in front of her students, she turned vegan before the year was out, and in March, embarked on the From Couch to 5k Program, running for the first time since she was herself at high school. I talk to her about her journey.
    You can view Paula Lucas’s video diaries, Paula’s Plant Based Pilgrimage, on YouTube:
     
    Following up on the mini-series ‘From Kingston to Kilimanjaro,’ I also talk to Henry Stedman, author of ‘Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa’s Highest Mountain,’ and a tour operator in his own right. He discusses how the coronavirus has put an end to almost all mountain climbs, and what his company and others are doing to ensure the welfare of the mountain’s guides and porters. You can find Henry at ClimbMountKilimanjaro.com. The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project is at kiliporters.org
    Plus, I find solace hiking in the Catskill Mountains, question what it means to “step outside your comfort zone” in the quest for racial justice and equity, and point listeners to other podcasts that delve deeper into some of these issues. It’s a magazine show, after all.
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 4: From Kingston to Kilimanjaro part 4

    Ep. 4: From Kingston to Kilimanjaro part 4

    Hey you... Join me, Tony Fletcher, on this new podcast about positively engaging with the world outside our door (once we can get back to it!).
    EPISODE 4:
    The 4-part mini-series From Kingston to Kilimanjaro wraps up, as our team wrestles with a seemingly endless overnight slog up the side of a volcano, serious attacks of altitude sickness, and a long and desperate slog on the last stretch to the roof of Africa. Do we all make it to the summit? Let's put it this way: there are celebratory dinners and dances at the end of it all.
    In August 2019, I set off from Kingston, New York, with four friends and a Tanzanian-born guide, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 ft, or 5895 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. About 50,000 people a year attempt the summit; not all of them make it. The intense demands on the body in ever-thinning air cause many people to give up before they can reach the peak.
    I’m a writer and broadcaster by trade, so I brought my recording devices along with me for the journey up the mountain. Over the course of this mini-series, it’s my hope that you’ll be able to experience a little bit of what it’s like to go on an adventure like this, and that by the time we are all done, you’ll be ready to embark on one of your own.
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    • 40 min
    Ep 3. From Kingston to Kilimanjaro Part 3

    Ep 3. From Kingston to Kilimanjaro Part 3

    Hey you... Join me, Tony Fletcher, on this new podcast about positively engaging with the world outside our door (once we can get back to it!).
    EPISODE 3:
    The 4-part mini-series From Kingston to Kilimanjaro continues, with shrinking glaciers, blistering winds, sudden snow, and a two-hour nap at extreme elevation before an attempt on the Kilimanjaro summit.
    In August 2019, I set off from Kingston, New York, with four friends and a Tanzanian-born guide, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,341 ft, or 5895 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. About 50,000 people a year attempt the summit; not all of them make it. The intense demands on the body in ever-thinning air cause many people to give up before they can reach the peak.
    I’m a writer and broadcaster by trade, so I brought my recording devices along with me for the journey up the mountain. Over the course of this mini-series, it’s my hope that you’ll be able to experience a little bit of what it’s like to go on an adventure like this, and that by the time we are all done, you’ll be ready to embark on one of your own.
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    • 32 min

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