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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. Take a listen to start living more wildly today.

Wild Ideas Worth Living REI Co-op

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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. Take a listen to start living more wildly today.

    The Power of Nature with Florence Williams

    The Power of Nature with Florence Williams

    Journalist, author and podcaster Florence Williams has spent years researching the physical and mental impact of spending time outside. In this episode she shares her research, how she slows down outside and ways to get a nature fix, no matter where you live.

    • 37 min
    Exploring National Parks with Misha Euceph

    Exploring National Parks with Misha Euceph

    Misha Euceph didn't have a relationship with the national parks until her 6-week road trip to capture new stories of the parks for her podcast, Hello, Nature.

    • 41 min
    Outdoor Defense with Nicole Snell

    Outdoor Defense with Nicole Snell

    Nicole Snell is a self defense instructor and owner of Girls Fight Back — she wants to give people the tools and skills to feel confident when setting off on their own solo adventures.

    • 34 min
    Being a Trail Angel with Barney and Sandy Mann

    Being a Trail Angel with Barney and Sandy Mann

    Barney and Sandy have been trail angels for Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers for 15 years — opening up their home to hundreds of adventurers from around the world.

    • 44 min
    Bonus: The KEEN Effect

    Bonus: The KEEN Effect

    In this bonus episode you'll learn about the KEEN Effect: making shoes to make a difference — from access and inclusion to creating a lighter footprint on the planet.

    • 30 min
    Road-tripping with Mikah Meyer

    Road-tripping with Mikah Meyer

    Mikah Meyer's record-breaking road trip took him on an adventure to see all 419 US National Parks service sites in one trip. Since then, he's used his platform to promote LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in the outdoors.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Ignatius J. Reilley ,

Awesome. Motivational. Stoke is high

Every episode talks with people that are so dang passionate about whatever it is they do. Interesting topics. Incredible people. It is super motivating, and just informs you about some many different things that are happening in the world. One of my favorite podcasts

Update: 09/10/2021 - just want to reiterate that this is by far my favorite pod, and always extremely motivational. I’ve been going through what has been the worst two years of my life. I am making strides to improve myself in any way I can, and listening to these episodes always gives me motivation and perspective. Definitely can’t say I’m there yet but I am taking small steps toward living a wilder life worth living. Thanks for what you are doing and I really hope this pod keeps going!

ulzzzie ,

THE outdoor adventure podcast.

THIS. is the podcast you need to be listening to. If you love adventure, the outdoors, getting inspired, and learning about somebody new.... this is for you! So glad we ran into you on our bikes Shelby! -beWilder- Uliana

mikEnminE ,

Great series

Shelby does fantastic work. Many inspirational episodes. Thanks REI and all sponsors for continuing this podcast.

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