Kerry Gross figured the best way to find stories of inspirational women would be to go meet them herself. So, she packed her panniers and set off to meet and interview women whose lives have inspired others. This was the start of a 5-month mostly bike-powered journey from California to Maine. The Women Who Dare podcast tells the story of Kerry's 5,700-mile ride and features her interviews with remarkable women.
Episode 18: The End of the Road
Kerry continues on final part of the Women Who Dare, with a journey south through Connecticut and east through Rhode Island. After deciding to ride back north to Maine, Kerry reflects on the journey. Then, she struggles, overwhelmed thinking about what to do next. For more about this episode, head to http://kerrygross.com/episode-18-the-end-of-the-road/
Episode 17: Decisions, Decisions
Kerry continues on her northeastern journey with some days in Boston and a ride out to western Massachusetts. Along the way, she finds hills, rain, and a hike-a-bike bushwhack adventure. Plus, some big decisions are made. For more about this episode, head to http://kerrygross.com/episode-17-decisions-decisions/
Interview: Colette Chretien, founder and principle designer at La Fille Colette
Colette Chretien is the founder and principle designer at La Fille Colette, a boutique dress company based in Massachusetts. Driven initially by a desire to design dresses, Colette has developed La Fille Colette into a ethical, sustainable fashion company. Kerry found Colette in Newton, MA and they talked fast fashion and entrepreneurship. For more about this interview, head to http://kerrygross.com/interview-colette-chretien/
Episode 16: First Taste of New England
Kerry makes it home to Maine in time to celebrate her friend's wedding. Then, she turns her attention to the final, northeastern leg of the Women Who Dare ride. Departing from Camden, ME, this episode takes Kerry down the coast, through New Hampshire, and into Boston, MA. For more about this episode, head to http://kerrygross.com/episode-16-first-taste-new-england/
Interview: Rebecca Goodale, book artist
Rebecca Goodale is a book artist and Art Department faculty member at the University of Southern Maine. She's been creating art ever since she sold her first book, My Chicken, to her mother at age 5. Her work can be seen in museums and libraries across the United States. Kerry found Rebecca at her home in Freeport, and they talked about making a life from art, working on collaborations, and being a feminist. For more about this interview, head to http://kerrygross.com/interview-rebecca-goodale/
Episode 15: GAP Trail and C&O Canal Towpath
Kerry makes her way from Pittsburgh to DC on the GAP trail and the C&O Canal Towpath. Riding trails rather than roads takes some adjustment, but it's well worth it in the end. After lots of quiet time in nature, Kerry arrives in DC. Thus ends part four of the Women Who Dare ride. For more about this episode, head to http://kerrygross.com/episode-15-GAP-and-CandO/
What a great show
Kerry is a great storyteller and is very inspiring!
I can’t stop listening to this podcast! I love it so much! Wish I was riding with you! Thank you so much!!!!
I’ve only just started this podcast but I’m already impressed by the host’s creativity in coming up with the podcast idea and her “I can do it” attitude. Her honesty and vulnerability are very appealing. I’ll definitely keep listening.