7 episodes

A celebratory look at Frontiers past, present, and future, that mulls over risk, opportunity, and freedom from a Pioneer's perspective.

The No Fear Pioneer Troy Stephens

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A celebratory look at Frontiers past, present, and future, that mulls over risk, opportunity, and freedom from a Pioneer's perspective.

    Extending the Frontier Cycle

    Extending the Frontier Cycle

    Can a frontier culture only thrive for a sustained interval where life is relatively hard? And are there ways we might be able to extend the flourishing of a newly opened frontier? These are our key questions for this episode of The No Fear Pioneer.

    • 11 min
    The Way Out

    The Way Out

    Whatever its ultimate destination, the pioneer impulse always begins with this: the mere *idea* of a way out. The resilience of the yearning for freedom, and ways of maintaining one's bearings and perspective on the journey, are our topics for The No Fear Pioneer's long-overdue return.

    • 10 min
    Wilderness

    Wilderness

    Sometimes, despite your best laid plans and unyielding determination to succeed, you may find yourself lost in an unforgiving wilderness. The ability to recognize your own mistakes, learn from failure, and course-correct are are our topics for this episode!

    • 6 min
    Independence Day

    Independence Day

    What drives some to leave relative safety and comfort behind -- to strike out on their own for the *possibility* of achieving something greater? It's Independence Day, and The No Fear Pioneer ... is back!

    • 4 min
    The Next Frontier

    The Next Frontier

    If there's an inescapable historic cycle that drives people to new frontiers, where are today's pioneers to go? It's time to get down to brass tacks about the future, on The No Fear Pioneer.

    • 11 min
    Risk vs. Gambling

    Risk vs. Gambling

    What’s the difference between willingness to embrace risk, and an appetite for simple gambling? The distinction, and its implications for those who stake their lives or fortunes on an inherently risky endeavor, are our topics for this second episode.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

JB Davis ,

Addressing Restlessness in an Age of Increasing Controls

I've often wondered what happens to those today who have the "pioneer spirit" that in ages past was expressed in exploration, adventuring, and trail blazing ... not to mention the families who settled in untamed lands. This podcast explores that question and looks at such factors as risk taking in our own lives. In a time when the government pries into the most mundane affairs such as how much soda one can buy, this podcast gives me hope that there are other frontiers where we can be a bit freer.

univex ,

Compelling theme, unique format

I'm coming to enjoy and look forward to these podcasts. Troy has an interesting unifying theme, which is that pioneer spirit is the prime driver of human affairs. Thoughtfully presented in a lively monograph style.

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