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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 • 2.5K 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.

    The Underdog

    The Underdog

    In the last few years, Alexandera Houchin has become a force in the world of ultra endurance mountain bike racing. As a Native kid growing up in Wisconsin, she never could have predicted the ways that racing her single speed would prove healing to both her mind and her body. In 2023, she set out to complete the Triple Crown Challenge– racing the Tour Divide, the Colorado Trail, and the Arizona Trail– all on a single gear. 

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    • 54 min
    The Shorts— Going The Distance

    The Shorts— Going The Distance

    When their lives felt out of their control, both Cindy Hong and Dierdre Wolownick turned to running for solace. Each of their stories is a reminder of the value of putting one foot in front of the other, no matter the speed or destination. 

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    Heed The Call

    Heed The Call

    Two people step outside their comfort zones to take action on the things that matter to them in the hopes of making their communities, and the world, a better place. For Caroline Gleich, that means running for a Senate seat in Utah. For Alex Haraus, that means advocating and mobilizing support for environmental protections using social media. 

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    • 56 min
    Outside/In: 'Til The Landslide Brings It Down

    Outside/In: 'Til The Landslide Brings It Down

    We're sharing an episode from our friends at Outside/In. Their team of reporters combine solid reporting and long-form narrative storytelling that sits at the crossroads of the outdoors, science and the environment and how those themes interact with the rest of our world.

    Til the landslide brings it down explores what happens when a growing threat of landslides collides with a housing crisis. Host Nate Hegyi visits Juneau to see one example of why, across the country, even the most progressive Americans are rejecting tough truths about climate change when it comes knocking at their own back door.

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    LINKS
    You can check out Juneau’s new hazard maps, along with many of its neighborhood meetings, on their website. 
    Dive into why the insurance industry stopped providing landslide coverage to Southeast Alaska.
    KTOO had a wonderful story on how a 1936 landslide that killed 15 people in Juneau became a faded memory.
    Zach Provant, a researcher at the University of Oregon, spent months investigating the rollout of Juneau’s hazard maps. 

    • 33 min
    Beth Rodden: A Light Through The Cracks

    Beth Rodden: A Light Through The Cracks

    Beth Rodden first started climbing in 1995, and it wasn’t long before she radically changed the sport. Within three years, she’d become the first woman to climb 5.14; within five, she’d established a still unrepeated free route on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Today, Beth is making waves in a different way: by leading the climbing community in difficult, vulnerable conversations. Fitz chats with Beth about her new book, A Light Through the Cracks, and what it means to live a big life.

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    • 37 min
    States of Adventure book Pre-order

    States of Adventure book Pre-order

    We made a book! For the last year, Fitz and Becca have been working on adapting 30 episodes into essays and pairing them with incredible imagery. And we are really excited to be able to (nearly) share it with you.
    You can pre-order States of Adventure: 30 Outdoor Adventure Stories About Finding Yourself By Getting Lost now through July 22nd. The book will hit shelves worldwide July 23rd.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

glasslak ,

My favorite podcast!

Dirtbag Diaries is hands down my favorite podcast. The stories are brilliantly produced and always tap into my drive for fun, adventure, and connection to nature. I love the podcast so much that after discovering them in 2022, I went back and listened to every episode they’ve produced since the early 2000s when they first started out!

Jwahargy ,

The best when they wanna be…

If they would just do nature stories this would be my favorite podcast. It’s gone woke though

Willow608 ,

Type 1 Fun

My day is made when new episodes drop! Love this show and have cycled through all of the episodes at least twice. They provide an escape from my day to day and encourage me to get out and recreate! Great story telling and great people. Highly recommend!

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