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High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures.

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    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings

High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures.

    Riding Waves with the Boogie Board Wave Chasers

    Riding Waves with the Boogie Board Wave Chasers

    The Boogie Board Wave Chasers is a club of women between the ages of 55 and 95. They meet multiple times per week on the beaches of San Diego. Their adventurous meetups are more than a workout– they've evolved into a community of women that show up for each other, in and out of the water.

    • 25 min
    Unconventional Ultra Running with Katie Arnold

    Unconventional Ultra Running with Katie Arnold

    Katie Arnold is a writer and journalist who took the ultrarunning community by surprise in 2018 when she won one of the toughest ultramarathons in the country, the Leadville 100. Her training was “unconventional," but it totally worked.

    • 29 min
    Making Art Outside with David Zinn

    Making Art Outside with David Zinn

    David Zinn is a chalk artist known for leaving anonymous work on sidewalks, under rocks, and in other unexpected places– the lines of the sidewalk become a tightrope for a rabbit to balance on, a sprinkler head becomes the eye of a frog, a pine cone becomes the tail of a cat. His work encourages us to see the beauty in every crack and crevice.

    • 31 min
    Finding Yourself in Climbing with Mario Stanley

    Finding Yourself in Climbing with Mario Stanley

    Mario Stanley started rock climbing in his early twenties before becoming a climbing coach and an outdoor guide which eventually led him to starting his own company, Highpoint Expeditions. He’s learned over the years that climbing is about more than scaling to the top of a wall. It's is an exercise in freedom, trust, and pushing through fear.

    • 29 min
    Adventuring at Any Age with Laurie Watt

    Adventuring at Any Age with Laurie Watt

    Laurie Watt is an ice climber and mountaineer who became a professional adventure guide at age 55. She is teaching us all that getting older doesn’t mean that we have to forgo our wild ideas. Some of us might even get better and wilder with age.

    • 28 min
    Healing in the Mountains with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

    Healing in the Mountains with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

    Silvia Vasquez-Lavado was the first Peruvian woman to summit Mt. Everest in 2016. Her journey up the world's tallest mountain was more than a strenuous hike- it was a step toward healing.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Fostering Joy ,

Thank you for sharing the WILD

I am a fan of adventure and sometimes feel that side of life gets hushed and we are encouraged to fall in-line. Shelby is an amazing host helping us all break out sharing adventures big and small. It’s such a joy to listen to each episode.

I now have a burning desire to surf…and so do the kids. Thanks for adding this to our dream list of family experiences :)

Heidi
Ordinary Sherpa

C Go 1 ,

Shelby is such a kind and genuine host!

I really love Shelby’s peppy personality as a podcast host. She’s acting as a perfect ambassador, and clearly shows genuine interest in whomever she is interviewing. I love the types of guests that have been featured, and have learned so much about people who are not like me. Thank you!

AfraidButDoingIt ,

This is the most inspiring podcast!

I’ve been listening to this podcast for the last year trying to catch up on all the episodes and have been so inspired. Last fall I ran my first half marathon and am training for a full one. Less than one year ago I hated running, and never thought I’d be able to do anything like this. I’ve also picked up rock climbing and did my first pull up ever, something I was always told the average woman couldn’t do. I love hearing about how extreme women athletes deal with anxiety and fears, as that has always held me back. After my own bad skiing accident and surgery, I’ve been having trouble getting my confidence back and it has helped so much knowing that even these amazing women deal with the same issues. Keep up the great work Shelby! You are making a huge difference in my life!

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