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.
Running For the Visually Impaired with Eavan O'Neill
Eavan O'Neill started running at 21 years old when she was diagnosed with Stargardt Disease, a rare degenerative disorder that leads to visual impairment and blindness. Although there is currently no cure and she can't slow the progression of her symptoms, Eavan leans into running as an incredible source of joy, and a powerful way to connect with the running community.
Bikepacking Through History with Erick Cedeño
Erick Cedeño is known for bikepacking around the U.S. He has a passion for history and has biked along historical routes including the Underground Railroad and most recently, Erick traced the footsteps and tire treads of a group of U.S. soldiers known as the Iron Riders.
Hiking Patagonia in a Wheelchair with Alvaro Silberstein
When Alvarez Silberstein was 18 years old, he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Before his accident, Alvaro had a dream to go Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Once he started using a wheelchair, he assumed it would be impossible for him to fulfill this dream. But in 2017, Alvaro and his incredible friends organized a trip to make his wild idea a reality.
Surviving Alone in the Wild with Kielyn Marrone
In 2019, outdoor guide Kielyn Marrone was put to the test when she competed on the TV show Alone. On the show, contestants are dropped into remote places with only 10 pieces of equipment and challenged to survive in the wild. Kielyn finished third in her season, lasting a total of 80 days in a hand built shelter, cooking over a fire, and hunting and forging for food.
Mastering the Mindset of a Wild Idea with Michael Gervais
Dr. Michael Gervais is one of the world's top high-performance psychologists. He's the co-creator of the Performance Institute at USC, and he's the host and creator of the podcast Finding Mastery. In this episode, Michael shares how we can use psychology to help pursue our wildest ideas.
Writing and Roadtripping Through Mother Nature with Jedidiah Jenkins
Jedidiah Jenkins is a bestselling author who embraces outdoor adventurer as inspiration for his beautiful and deeply personal work. In 2021, Jedidiah's wild idea involved a cross-country road trip with his mother, where they examined their mother-son dynamic, their religious and political differences, and their lasting affection for each other despite some of their opposing views.
Love💗Love💗Love💗the episode with Kielyn Marrone!!!🎉Amazing!!! Thank you!!! Everything about her is so refreshing!!! Hope you have her on again🥰...(She had a moccasin class that looked incredible on Instagram…missed it)
Great episode on Lonnie Thompson!
I didn’t expect to enjoy listening to an episode about a researcher, especially about climate science (I’m fatigued on the subject), but this was a fascinating episode! And the ending was emotional and amazing. Thank you Shelby!
This show is fantastic, fun, and inspirational.