Podcast

WRM015: Ned Tibbits – Finding Purpose & Passion in the Great Outdoors for 50 Years

Ned Tibbits has a passion for the lifestyle that’s lasted over a half century.  He is the founder and head of Mountain Education, an organization dedicated to helping others learn how to survive & thrive in the outdoors. But his journey began when he was a kid in scouting, and deepened in his teens.  As …

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WRM014: Carla King – Author, Explorer and “Missadventuring” Motorcyclist

Imagine being a blond woman traveling through remote China in the late 90s. Where few Westerners had ever gone. On a rickety motorcycle.  Alone. That’s just one of Carl King’s many adventures.  She’s also ridden motorcycles all over the world.  And a bicycle through West Africa.  Again … alone. And then there’s her creative and professional …

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Darcy Gaecther - First Woman to Kayak the Amazon River

WRM013: Darcy Gaechter – 1st Woman to Kayak Amazon River from Source to Sea

There are adventurers … and then there are adventurers.  In this podcast I interview Darcy Gaechter, the first (and only) woman to kayak the entire length of the Amazon River.   148 days. 4300 miles.  Class V whitewater. Narcos. River tribes that have killed foreigners.  And so much more.  What was it like to do it? …

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WRM012: Theresa Byrne on Turning Trauma into Transformation

Theresa Byrne was at the top of her game as the most decorated female martial arts practitioner in her style. She had a 4th-degree black belt and her own dojo teaching others the art of self-defense.  She was focused, determined and unstoppable – a force to be reckoned with. And then … the accident happened.  …

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Ellie Briggs and Loki

WRM011: Ellie Briggs on Climbing All of Colorado’s 14,000-foot Peaks with Her Husky

Visualize being close to 14,000 feet on a challenging peak in Colorado. You’re looking at a knife ridge on Capitol Peak that separates you from the summit. It falls off so deeply on both sides that if you fall … you die. And it’s not just you climbing it … your dog is also attempting …

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WRM010: Why We Need Wild Places – Interview with Ed Cannady

From a kid trying to escape Oklahoma to spending winters alone in Alaska to being a ranger in Idaho to cancer survivor to becoming a voice for the wilderness … Ed Cannady has led a rich and full life. In this interview he shares what he’s learned from a lifetime of interest in wild places. …

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WRM009: Lessons from the Front Lines of War – Interview with General Robert Hipwell

What’s it like to be dropped deep into the jungle in enemy territory where anybody you see probably wants to kill you? What’s it like to be in charge of the lives of thousands of men? In this interview, General Robert Hipwell shares his experiences and lessons from a lifetime of military service.   Robert …

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WRM008: From Juggling to TED Talks – Interview with Barry Friedman

Barry Friedman juggles balls. Really, really well. In fact back in the 80s he was a world-champion juggler. He appeared on the Johnny Carson Show, and toured with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. He even leveraged that into doing corporate gigs. But who knew it would lead to doing multiple TED talks and a high-end …

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WRM007: Discovering America by Scooter – An Interview with Stephanie Yue

She grew up in Atlanta, Beijing and Hong Kong. She’s a children’s book illustrator. She’s Asian-American. She (currently) has blue hair. And she’s riding all over North America … on a Vespa scooter. What would that be like?! What drew me to interviewing Stephanie is her unusual background. Because of that – and because of …

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WRM006: “Who are We, REALLY?” – Interview with Zen Practitioner Mary Helen Fein

Sure, we have our personality. But is that all we are? Or are we something much, much more than that? In this interview, I talk with Mary Helen Fein. She is a master Zen practitioner and discusses – through Zen eyes – who we are, how we work, and how to integrate this knowledge into …

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