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Welcome to a podcast about performance climbing, self-improvement, and being a human being.

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"One of the best long-form interview podcasts in the outdoor space." - Climbing Magazine

The Nugget Climbing Podcast Steven Dimmitt

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 254 Ratings

Welcome to a podcast about performance climbing, self-improvement, and being a human being.

1M+ downloads.

"One of the best long-form interview podcasts in the outdoor space." - Climbing Magazine

    EP 125: Zofia Reych — The Heritage of Climbing, Breaking Down Gender Roles, and What It’s Like to Be Autistic

    EP 125: Zofia Reych — The Heritage of Climbing, Breaking Down Gender Roles, and What It’s Like to Be Autistic

    Zofia Reych is a Polish climber and anthropologist and author of Born to Climb. We talked about renovating their mid-18th century house in Fontainebleau, researching the book, identifying as non-binary and directing the Women’s Bouldering Festival, what it’s like to be autistic, key chapters in climbing’s history, losing friends in the mountains, and much more.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    EP 124: Karly Rager — Mental Strategies for Developing Focus, Learning vs. Performing, and Building a Coaching Business

    EP 124: Karly Rager — Mental Strategies for Developing Focus, Learning vs. Performing, and Building a Coaching Business

    Karly Rager is a structural engineer turned climbing coach, and the founder of Project Direct Coaching. We talked about Karly’s background and what led her to start her own coaching business, being a female in two male-dominated industries, mental strategies for developing focus and overcoming fear, transitioning between climbing disciplines, using injuries as opportunities, cultivating longevity in our climbing, valuing coaches more highly, and much more.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    EP 123: Magnus Midtbø — The Hard Work Behind Success, Go-To Climbing Workouts, and Takeaways from Training with Adam Ondra

    EP 123: Magnus Midtbø — The Hard Work Behind Success, Go-To Climbing Workouts, and Takeaways from Training with Adam Ondra

    Magnus Midtbø is a professional climber turned YouTuber from Norway. He has climbed 5.15b (9b), and his YouTube channel recently hit 1M subscribers. We talked about burning out on competitions and starting his YouTube career, the hard work behind success, favorite collaborations, go-to climbing workouts, and takeaways from training with Adam Ondra.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Follow-Up: Chad Andrews — The Pros and Cons of Living on the Road to Climb, and Having a Healthier Relationship with Money (Teaser)

    Follow-Up: Chad Andrews — The Pros and Cons of Living on the Road to Climb, and Having a Healthier Relationship with Money (Teaser)

    This full episode is available for Patrons right now! This is a teaser of a follow-up with Chad Andrews. We talked about selling his house and living on the road full-time with his wife during covid, the pros and cons of vanlife, being your own boss, and climbing full-time, how to have a healthier relationship with money, investing principles, book recommendations, and health insurance tips for the self-employed.

    Become a Patron to get access to the full episode! And support the podcast!
    *The full version is 2:14:38.

    • 32 min
    EP 122: Jared Vagy — How to Prevent Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, and Finger Injuries as Climbers

    EP 122: Jared Vagy — How to Prevent Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, and Finger Injuries as Climbers

    Dr. Jared Vagy is a physical therapist who specializes in climbing injury rehab and prevention. We talked about freestyle rapping, the most common injuries in rock climbing, how to prevent knee, shoulder, elbow, and finger injuries as climbers, warming up your fingers at the crag, what to do to help your body recover on rest days, and much more.

    • 2 hr 35 min
    EP 121: Carol Simpson — Being a Girl in the South in the 1950s, Yoga as the Fountain of Youth, and Ageism in Climbing

    EP 121: Carol Simpson — Being a Girl in the South in the 1950s, Yoga as the Fountain of Youth, and Ageism in Climbing

    Carol Simpson is a 77-year-old rock climber and yoga instructor from Lone Pine, CA. We talked about growing up in the South in the 1950s, identifying as a “tomboy”, feeling pressure to be feminine as a teenager, embracing athletics in her 30s, discovering climbing at age 42, sending her first 5.12a at age 53, yoga as the fountain of youth, and ageism in climbing.

    *I loved this conversation. If you enjoy exploring different perspectives from your own, and hearing about others’ lived experiences, don’t skip this episode.

    • 2 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

yourmindovergravity ,

Six Star Podcast

I can only echo what others have said: Steven is an amazing listener and interviewer who is very curious and detail oriented. He clearly prepares well for each episode and provides a comfortable space for his guests so that conversations feel very real. I really appreciate how he extracts deep knowledge from the extensive and diverse experiences of his guests while balancing that with the human factor and personal stories both from his guests and himself.

I listen to a lot of podcasts and the nugget is one of my favorites (beyond “just” climbing podcasts). I would give it six stars if I could!

stu229 ,

Best climbing podcast out there!

Steven has an amazing talent for storytelling and interviewing all the characters that climbing has! He has inspired so many to train hard and to push ourselves in climbing, in whatever way we like to pursue the vertical. If you need to get psyched on climbing again, all you have to do is press play

cmahan_23 ,

The Best Conversations in Climbing

Steven is a professional interviewer. He is very well connected to the climbing world and this allows him to choose guests very intricately and at a time of great relevance. He always sets his guests up for success and allows them to thrive on air. I also always appreciate how he does not avoid controversial conversations that he may disagree with within the interviews. He gives them a platform to express their stances with nuance and is open to having his mind changed, or not. The skill of disagreeing with another decent human being is a lost art, and it is a breath of fresh air to experience it on the show.

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