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This is what adventure sounds like. Climb. Ski. Hike. Bike. Paddle. Run. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team present stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.

The Dirtbag Diaries Duct Tape Then Beer

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    • 4.7, 2.1K Ratings

This is what adventure sounds like. Climb. Ski. Hike. Bike. Paddle. Run. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags. Outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team present stories about the dreamers, athletes and wanderers.

    Dream Job

    Dream Job

    When John Temple and Dean Goodman’s dream job fell into their laps in the summer of 1971, they quickly said yes. From June through August, they lived alone- without supervision or communication- in a lineman's cabin along Coastal BC surveying an area of old-growth rainforest for the Sierra Club. As they documented landmarks, wildlife, potential campsites, and treacherous portages, they also found their place and purpose in the world that would carry forth into the rest of their adult lives.

    • 34 min
    Endangered Spaces--The Elwha River Recovery

    Endangered Spaces--The Elwha River Recovery

    After a decades long battle on Washington State’s Elwha River, a coalition of environmentalists, scientists and locals succeeded in having two dams demolished. Six years later, scientists are monitoring the river and larger ecosystem as they recover from a century of abuse. And one of the best ways to do the research? Snorkeling Class III whitewater.

    • 48 min
    The Shorts -- The F You Wait

    The Shorts -- The F You Wait

    When life pedals ahead on the trail, how do you catch up? You can downshift and sweat harder, or accept that maybe you’ll always feel a little behind. Anya Miller has learned to embrace the struggle on the ups and savor the flow of the downs.

    • 14 min
    Brave Like Gabe

    Brave Like Gabe

    When Ladia Albertson-Junkans’ best friend and running teammate, Gabe Grunewald, was diagnosed with cancer, they resolved that it wouldn’t slow them down. But after Gabe’s death, grief finally caught up to Ladia. She was unmotivated and struggled to get out of the door some days. With the hope of honoring Gabe’s life, Ladia reluctantly said “yes” to a special and spontaneous FKT (Fastest Known Time) attempt around Mount Hood’s Timberline Trail. In running and in life, time matters - but maybe not always in the ways we imagine.

    • 38 min
    A Tale of Two Saves

    A Tale of Two Saves

    Get ready for big waves and two epic ocean rescues. Before becoming a photographer, Jeff Johnson was a young lifeguard, determined to prove himself. And Kohl Christensen, a North Shore veteran whose work to save other surfers’ lives...ended up saving him.

    This episode first appeared on Outside Podcast.

    • 40 min
    Unexpecting

    Unexpecting

    In her early 20’s, Rachel James would run 10,000 vertical feet every week and ski deep into the Alaskan backcountry in her free time. When her life took an unexpected turn, she drew on her experience in the outdoors to help her navigate the most difficult chapter of her life. When the world feels like it’s closing in on you, where do you find your strength? Happy Mother’s Day, everyone.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

clare tabor ,

Grounding and Inspiring

The Dirtbag Diaries has been helping me stay sane and hopeful during this time of COVID 19, when most of us (myself included) can’t go to the wild places we love or adventure in our usual ways. Listening to this podcast is helping me stay connected to the outdoors and reflect on what I love about wilderness and adventuring. Huge appreciation to the DD team for putting together without fail this thoughtful, fun, creative, and inspiring collection of stories and information! I’m always eagerly anticipating the next episode.

MaceCadet ,

Inspiring

Love this podcast so dang much. It is inspiring in every way imaginable - to be a better human, to learn more about the world in which we live, to adventure more and discover yourself while discovering nature. It is EXCELLENT. I discovered it not too terribly long ago and that means, lucky me, I get to listen to several a day (although I’ve made my way through so many already). Thank you to all for sharing your experiences with us, especially those vulnerable ones, and for making adventurers out of us all.

John C in Illinois ,

Waiting for the movie

Great outdoor and underdog story!

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