Post Session Podcast is a podcast filled with the stoke of a surf session and the wise guidance of an ocean voyager. Your water loving hosts, Ashley Chapman and Laurel Senick, are ready to share this infectious state of mind while encouraging and inspiring you for Your next adventure.
Your hosts both know a great deal about chasing dreams, recovering from epic failures and the value of sharing a hearty laugh. While the ocean provides them with a beautiful canvas to share these topics so does their friendship and they want to welcome you, the listener, to join as a friend.
“The Best Gear to Save your Rear” with Laurel and Ash
The ladies discuss the Barbie movie, cold weather and the best gear for the upcoming cold.
“The Surfing Politician” – meet Heather Allen, the board-toting, gun-slinging, Surf City candidate for City Council.
Tune in to hear how Heather Allen wants to serve her community, encourage growth without losing all there is to love about Surf City, N.C.
Who is Heather Allen? A wife and mom from Southern California, a fire arms instructor and ocean lover. She is passionate about surfing and building safe communities and protecting women along with our oceans.
It’s no wonder our conversation kicks off with an off script snippet about paying our taxes! Tune in and then Go Vote!
Ryan McInnis on being a Part Time Waterman and Full Time Parent
In a time when 1 in 4 children grow up without a father in the home we’ve asked Ryan McInnis into the studio to talk about what it means to be a full time parent. We talk about the struggles and joys of parenthood and the fate of the family unit in our country. Ryan, legendary Wilmington Waterman, loves all things water, board sports and family.
Laurel’s Book Drops…FOAM is out!
If you are a long time fan of PSP, celebrate the release of Laurel’s first novel, Foam, with us! The ladies talk all about Laurel’s new book. In this episode you’ll hear the ins and outs of self publishing, writing as a discipline and the importance of consistency. Whether you are interested in writing your own book or have already written a book you can learn a lot from the struggles and successes Laurel faced.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, June 21: Book releases officially
Thursday, June 22: Book release party at Spoonfed, Wilmington, NC
Below is a list of places local to Wilmington, NC who will be carrying Foam.
Buy the book: https://books2read.com/Foamthenovel
Writer, Runner, Recovering Addict Charlie Engle on the Limits of Human Suffering
The girls could not be thankful enough for this interview! Endurance athlete legend, Charlie Engle, joins the ladies to talk about running across the Sahara Desert, ultramarathons, surviving addiction and his newest adventures. The quote below from Charlie’s bio best expresses his nature and the essence of the interview.
I try not to take myself too seriously despite the fact that I undoubtedly take on serious challenges. I love adventure and I am fueled by testing myself to do things that push the far reaches of my ability, both physically and mentally. My chosen endeavors sometimes seem impossible and are often wrought with pain and even failure. Yet I’ve discovered that if I employ humor and laugh in the face of the grimmest of circumstances, I will survive and even enjoy almost anything.
The Medicinal Value of Water with Avid Hunter and Waterman John Dornellas
Father, hunter, freediver, instructor John Dornellas speaks to PSP about his recent time in the water collecting megalodon teeth. John dives into a conversation about what it’s like to harvest from the land to provide for his family. Living in both North Carolina and Alaska John and his family enjoy God’s creation both above and under the water.
By using his many gift as a freediving instructor John has helped countless people from the special forces, first response units, and addiction recovery to begin to overcome their PTSD or other afflictions. Through some of his breathold techniques, John exposes the conflicting “animal vs. logical” brain and uses the water as medicine to begin the healing process for his students as well as himself through his journey recovering from the loss of his brother.
FII: Freediving Instructor
Refreshing, honest and fun
Really love this podcast. Laurel and Ashley have a great vibe going on and it translates into a fun and freewheeling conversation that isn’t forced or scripted but genuine and interesting!
Raddest female podcasters!
I sat down with these two amazing women and shared my story about me, my family, my surfing, and my career choice. We laughed and had coffee. Laughter and coffee are supposed to go together!
Great, Light Hearted Podcast
Laurel and Ashley always bring a contagious attitude and enthusiasm to the podcast, making for a great, feel good listen. And a lot of their discussions revolve around surf, freediving, and the ocean… what’s not to love about that?!