52 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

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 14 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 #52 - Joachim Larssen - Shibby Traveler does Norway both ways

    Paddling the Blue #52 - Joachim Larssen - Shibby Traveler does Norway both ways

    Joachim Larssen, also known as the Shibby Traveler, joins me today to share his story of his 233 day solo of the entire coast of Norway, both ways. He’s got a great story of living in the moment, and a whale encounter you won't believe! 


    Enjoy today’s episode with Joachim Larssen!


    Connect:


    The Shibby Traveler (website)

    The Shibby Traveler (Facebook)

    Joachim Larssen (Facebook)

    Joachim Larssen (Instagram)

    Joachim Larssen (YouTube)


    Learn:


    Hurtigruten-the Norwegian Coastal Express

    Norse kayaks

    Level Six


    Meet Hvaldimir


    Hvaldimir the whale steals Joachim's Go Pro

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Paddling the Blue #51-Kyleen Austin-Finding yourself in Alaska

    Paddling the Blue #51-Kyleen Austin-Finding yourself in Alaska

    In today’s episode, we’re going to talk with Kyleen Austin about the restorative power of paddling that she experienced through a trip along the Inside Passage.  We’ve talked about the Inside Passage previously, but I think you’ll find this one different and you’ll take away a different perspective.


    Enjoy today’s episode with Kyleen Austin!


    Connect:


    Kyleen Austin 

    Skamokawa Swamp Opera (Facebook)


    Learn:


    Inside Passage Facebook group

    Dennis Dwyer

    Sea Breeze Books and Charts

    Sea Kayak Baja

    Inside Passage blogs and resources


    Books:


     

    • 56 min
    Paddling the Blue #50 - John Chase and Randy Bauer - Alaska‘s Prince William Sound

    Paddling the Blue #50 - John Chase and Randy Bauer - Alaska‘s Prince William Sound

    I've been asked to create an episode featuring "regular people". So, I figured why not, and who's more regular than...well, me?


    This one will feature me and my friend Randy Bauer as we share the story of our 10-day trip to Alaska's Prince William Sound.  


    Enjoy the episode!


    Learn:


    NOAA Chart 16705-Western Prince William Sound

    NOAA Chart 16711-Harriman Fjord

    Paddlers Realm

    Arctic ERMA ShoreZone imagery shoreline survey 

    Alaska Marine Ferry schedule

    Surprise Cove State Marine Park

    Prince William Sound campsites

    NOAA Marine Zone Forecast - Whittier, AK

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Paddling the Blue #49 - Erik Jorgensen - Father and Daughter in the Wilderness for 45 Days

    Paddling the Blue #49 - Erik Jorgensen - Father and Daughter in the Wilderness for 45 Days

    Erik Jorgensen is an adventurer, author, expedition leader, and most importantly, a father. He's joining us from his home in Denmark. Erik has many amazing trips under his belt, and we’re going to talk about a few with his daughter that have really captivated my attention.


    Thank you to listener Henning de Haas for referring Erik. If you have an idea for a future guest, please reach out to me at john@paddlingtheblue.com. 


    Enjoy today’s episode with Erik!


    Connect:


    Erik Jorgensen


    Learn:


    Avannaq http://www.avannaq.no/

    Greenland paddle, Gram https://gramkajak.dk/The one Erik uses: https://gramkajak.dk/produkter/delbare-pagajer-i-trae-og-kulfiber/gram-9100t-tredelt-carbonpagaj/





    Kayak


    Panthera kajak fra Struer Boatshttps://komud.dk/kajakken-panthera-fra-struer-boats-danmark-rundt-i-kajak-hurtigst-muligt/

    https://www.thomassondesign.com/en/catalog/my-kayaks/panthera

    • 50 min
    Paddling the Blue #48 - Moulton Avery - Cold Water Safety

    Paddling the Blue #48 - Moulton Avery - Cold Water Safety

    Today’s episode features one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cold water safety, Moulton Avery. Moulton will share how he got his start in the world of water safety, how we can keep ourselves safe, busts a few myths about cold water, and gives his best advice on how we can represent safe paddling to the paddling community.


    Enjoy today’s episode with Moulton!


    Learn:


    National Center for Cold Water Safety

    NCCWS Facebook page

    Video: Cold Shock, Swimming Failure, and Incapacitation

    Air and water temperature myths


    Connect:


    Contact Moulton


    Donate to the National Center for Cold Water Safety


     

    • 55 min
    Paddling the Blue #47 - Mike Stout - Five Times Across Lake Michigan Solo

    Paddling the Blue #47 - Mike Stout - Five Times Across Lake Michigan Solo

    Today’s episode takes us to my home waters of the Great Lakes. We will be talking with Mike Stout about his journey as a paddler leading to his unprecedented five crossings of Lake Michigan. 


    You'll find links below to Mike's trip write-ups for the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior crossings.


    Learn:


    The Northland Adventurer
    Lake Michigan 2016

    Lake Michigan 2020

    Lake Michigan June 10, 2021

    Lake Michigan June 27, 2021

    Lake Michigan July 13, 2021

    Lake Superior





    Connect:


    Contact Mike

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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