14 episodes

John Chase interviews inspiring paddlers from the US and across the globe. If you want to learn about destinations, trips, and personalities from the world of paddlesports, we have you covered!

Paddling The Blue Podcast John Chase

    • Wilderness
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

John Chase interviews inspiring paddlers from the US and across the globe. If you want to learn about destinations, trips, and personalities from the world of paddlesports, we have you covered!

    Paddling the Blue #14-Mike Ranta-Crossing Canada Solo, with a friend

    Paddling the Blue #14-Mike Ranta-Crossing Canada Solo, with a friend

    Mike Ranta shares stories of paddling across the entire North American Continent in a single season. As if once wasn’t enough, he did it a second time two years later. Mike brings a great laugh and even more important, a great message of positivity. Enjoy today’s interview with Mike Ranta!Learn more:Mike Ranta's Paddle on FacebookMike Ranta's paddle on YouTubeWarrior AdventuresFur Trade Canoe Routes/Then & NowMike is supported by:Swift canoesBadger paddles  

    • 55 min
    Paddling the Blue #13-Zack Kruzins - A rogue 500 km trip through Patagonia on the Rio Santa Cruz from source to sea

    Paddling the Blue #13-Zack Kruzins - A rogue 500 km trip through Patagonia on the Rio Santa Cruz from source to sea

    In this episode, I am joined by Zack Kruzins. Zack has packed an amazing amount of paddling across the globe into a few short years.  Fresh off a guiding season in Antarctica, Zack joins us to share a trip he completed with two friends starting in El Chalten in Patagonia and along the Rio Santa Cruz to the Atlantic in Puerto Santa Cruz.  Enjoy today’s episode with Zack!Learn more:ZackKruzins.comZack Kruzins on FlickrPatagonia sin RepresasInternational RiversGoogle Earth map (El Chalten>Las Vleutas River>Lago Viedma>Rio La Lenoas>Lago Argentina>Rio Santa Cruz)Condor Cliff dam project-WikipediaLa Barrancosa dam project-WikipediaArgentina mega-dam details-World Wildlife FundCharles Darwin's Beagle VoyagePaddlers resources:Trak kayaksWindyWindfinderinReach

    • 57 min
    Paddling the Blue #12-Chris Hipgrave-Filling your three buckets with Performance Paddling

    Paddling the Blue #12-Chris Hipgrave-Filling your three buckets with Performance Paddling

    Chris Hipgrave is truly a man of many talents, equally at home in a sea kayak, wildwater boat, surfski, creek boat, and probably anything else that floats.  Racing is where his passion really lies, so listen in to learn about some of his favorite races and his personal philosophy on performance paddling.   Chris is the Director of Sales for Pyranha US and former Team USA paddler and former Olympic High Performance Director of USA Canoe/Kayak.Learn more:ChrisHipgrave.com 

    • 36 min
    Paddling the Blue #11-Richard Varga-Endurance Mission Paddling Upstream from Norway to Hungary

    Paddling the Blue #11-Richard Varga-Endurance Mission Paddling Upstream from Norway to Hungary

    Richard J. Varga was living and guiding in Norway and decided it was time to return home to Hungary. So, he packed his boat and paddled there.  Richard paddled 5079 km over 171 days from the Lofoten Islands of Norward to his home in Dunakiliti, Hungary.It’s time to enjoy the story of Richard’s epic journey, titled endurance Mission-Paddling Upstream.Learn more:Facebook page: Endurance Mission-Paddling UpstreamRichard's personal guiding website: http://kayakcrtravel.com/Richard is supported by:Tahe OutdoorsSchibevaag AdventureHeavy Water adventures (Peter)OceanX

    • 37 min
    Paddling the Blue #10-Steve Baskis and Ken Braband-Paddling the Grand Canyon with Team Outtasight

    Paddling the Blue #10-Steve Baskis and Ken Braband-Paddling the Grand Canyon with Team Outtasight

    Steve Baskis and Ken Braband join this episode to share the story of their expedition through the Grand Canyon.as part of the Outtasight series with Team River Runner, Steve as a blind paddler and Ken as member ofthe guide team. This is a truly inspiring story showing that as humans, weare only limited by our desire.Watch the Google Maps video filmed from the Google Media RaftWatch Ken's video of the trip on Liquid AdventuringLearn more:SteveBaskis.comLiquidAdventuring.comTeam River RunnerTeam River Runner Outtasight Series  

    • 38 min
    Paddling the Blue #9-Larry Gioia-Paddling is Universal

    Paddling the Blue #9-Larry Gioia-Paddling is Universal

    Larry Gioia joins this episode to talk about Universal Paddling, also known as Adaptive Paddling. Find Larry at:Dynamic PaddlersFacebook pagelg@dynamicpaddlers.comTwitter: @dynamicpaddlersLearn more about:ACA Universal Paddling curriculumCreating AbilityPittsburgh Adaptive Sports Network 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

MNBass ,

Great show

Love it. It’s my favorite paddling podcast

Duane T ,

Great Surprise and Inspiring

A while back, I searched, looking for a podcast that focused on kayaking and was disappointed. Recently on a Facebook kayak page, someone posted a link to John’s podcast “Paddling the Blue”. What a surprise. Great guest interviews and fantastic storytelling. The podcast is not only educational, but the style comes across both passionate and authentically professional. For me the bonus was the fact that it was broadcasted from the Great Lakes area, where I currently live. I immediately recognized the names of some of the guests and have made my way through almost all of the episodes. Looking forward to more. I recently started back kayaking in the Chicago area after a very long pause due to work and looking forward to planning some long trips starting here in the Midwest before summer’s end. So this podcast was timely for me and very inspiring to take things up a notch. Keep up the great work John.

willypaddles ,

Good content

There are only two episodes at the time I’m writing this review but so far I have been impressed with the quality of the interviews and the names interviewed. I have really enjoyed learning more about two of my paddling hero’s not just about their gear and the food choices. Great work keep it up cant wait for episode 3.

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