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Best Adventuresports podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Adventuresports podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. The show features the amazing people who participate in these activities and contribute so greatly to the cycling community. The Bikes or Death Podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of these individuals with the hopes that it inspires others to get outside, get on their bikes, and experience what our natural world has waiting for them. At its heart Bikes or ...
 
The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
 
G.O. Get Outside: The Podcast is a radio-style interview show for people who want to spend more time outdoors. Each episode of G.O. delves into the outdoor lifestyle of some everyday person who probably has more in common with you than you think. Whether you are BASE jumping off a flying unicorn or hiking around your neighborhood in between diaper changes, you have a place here.
 
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In this episode, I describe a few easy ways to keep your adventurous spirit alive during these tough times. Times are tough. Adventures are getting cancelled. Many people are restricted to their local areas. Or even in their homes. And in among all of this, the very last thing on most peoples lives is an adventure. Which is a shame. Because as hike…
 
In this episode, I invite online client Jen on the show, to discuss her recent adventure to Mt Kilimanjaro, how she trained for this challenging trek and how she overcame her knee pain. Inside the episode: The training Jen did to overcome some serious knee pain which had plagued her for years How she overcame a few scary challenges during her prepa…
 
If you have had your big adventure cancelled, this podcast will share with you a few simple things you can do to keep positive. So many hikers and trekkers out there have had their trips cancelled over the last week.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which absolutely sucks. And I have personally talked to a number of hikers over the last few days, who are really feeling at r…
 
In this episode, I interview Lee Welton (the founder of Trailside Fitness) and we discuss how to best prepare and train for a major thru-hike. Completing a major thru-hike sits on many hikers 'one day list'. Whether it is the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trail in the USA, the Te Araroa Tramp in New Zealand or the Shikoku Pilgrim's Trail in Japan - …
 
This episode shares with you my simple, 3-step formula for overcoming and preventing lower back pain during hiking and everyday life. There is nothing more debilitating, more frustrating and more stressful then lower back pain while hiking. That jolting pain during descents. That heart-pumping anxiety whenever you step in a pothole or have a slip, …
 
In this episode I meet up with Jenny Schmidt at Rocky Hill Ranch to ride bikes and record a podcast. She had just completed a solo bikepacking trip along the US/Mexico border from California to Texas. For her this trip was about grappling with her own mental health and an opportunity to learn first hand about the issues surrounding the border and t…
 
In this episode, I discuss how hikers can best train at home or in the outdoors, to get themselves fit, strong and resilient for their future adventures. With the current crisis, many hikers are choosing to train away from the gym (by choice or necessity). Which is fair enough! But, often the 'knee jerk' reaction to this type of training by hikers,…
 
Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, is an actor and outdoor guide in Los Angeles. Born in Minnesota, his youth involved lakes, canoes, and outdoor adventures fueled by encouraging adults. Thankful for the experiences made possible by outdoor mentors, he strives to be that mentor for others via his brand, Wonder Outside. Ted and Jason spoke one …
 
Drew Echelberger is a 29 year old adventure cyclist, writer, glassblower & rapper from Louisville Kentucky. The eccentric aspiring novelist, & travel show host has been making & hiding marbles all across the country throughout the course of the 37,000+ Miles (over 1.5 x around the planet earth) 30 states & 3 countries he has pedaled though solo & s…
 
In this episode, I interview Kyle Kamp from Valley To Peak Nutrition, to discuss some practical and actionable nutrition strategies for hikers who follow some variation of plant-based eating. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or just eat a high percentage of plant-based foods, there is no doubt there are many hikers and adventure athletes out the…
 
I'm excited to release my second interview with Kerry Staite, Chief "Mad Scientist" at kLite. Kerry is a forward thinking guy with perspectives that will make you go mmmmmhhhhh. If we are starved of anything in today's world its authenticity, but not today, not this episode, and especially not Kerry Staite. Hold onto your headphones, this one's com…
 
Today I share with you a simple, long term approach to training for hikers. Often I find myself talking about preparation for hikers who are 16, 12 or 8 weeks out from their adventures... But what if you are 12 months out? Or 18? Or two years? What can you do then? Because following a structured plan for this time (for most) is a recipe for boredom…
 
San Francisco native Kristin Tieche loves bats and bicycles. Both of these passions find their way into her work as a filmmaker: be it a feminist horror film on two wheels, an insightful series about cycling visionaries, or a documentary reflection on the lives of bats. Kristin and Jason spoke one afternoon about these pursuits, her history with na…
 
Katie Visco is fresh off a 2,200 mile, 119 day run across the Australian outback, but she didn't do it alone. Her support vehicle was a Surly Troll loaded down with all the food, water, and provisions they would need to make the traverse. This "Monster Bike" was powered by her husband, Henley Philips, making this the first anyone has ever ran acros…
 
Today, I share a few training options for hikers, when the weather is too horrendous to hit the trail. All too often, the weather can get in the way of our hiking. Rain, storms, hail, snow. Even extremely hot weather can limit us on the trail... Traditionally, when faced with this, hikers like to say "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad…
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing Scotti and Ernie Lechuga in Little Rock, AR on my way to ride a portion of the AR High Country Route. Brannon Pack who works for Fayetteville recommended them as a great interview to get a feel for what I had to look forward to. I went into this interview completely blind to their background as professional road c…
 
In this episode, I share with you the single most important mental preparation tip for a challenging hike, trek or mountaineering adventure. If you follow this tip, you can feel confident that you are ready and able to tackle the major challenges your upcoming adventure will throw at you. == Need some extra help getting physically and mentally prep…
 
Nick Watts works for Occupation Wild helping others find adventurous work in the outdoor industry. Seeking adventure is his calling whether hitchhiking across the South Pacific on sailboats, living in a van surfing the breaks of New Zealand, or breaking bones on a mountain bike. He and Jason met one morning at San Onofre Beach to discuss his past, …
 
Y'all know I love me some Arkansas, so when Brannon Pack called me with an "idea" to give me a guided tour on a part of the High Country Route I started packing my bike bags. This is the second year for the Arkansaw High Country Race which will start and finishes in Fayetteville, AR for the first time. The race is based on a route that was created …
 
In this episode, I discuss my system of training hikers for a challenge hike (such as 50km in 24 hours). There are so many amazing hiking challenges out there. Whether it is 50km in 24 hours, 100km in 48 hours or anything in between. They are a great goal to aim for, can be an amazing social event and, of course, raise money for so many amazing cha…
 
In this episode, I recommend some physical and mental strategies to prepare for the challenge of hiking over uneven and rough terrain. Whether it is mud, scree, traverses, rock hopping, river crossings, roots or just generally rough terrain, sometimes hiking definitely ain't a walk in the park! For some, these challenges are just part of the fun. B…
 
When not dressed as a cow for the Butter and Eggs Parade, a young EC spent her time hiking, swimming, and camping. Serendipitous moments in her adulthood introduced her to new passions: caving, canyoneering, and diving. She and a sick Jason met one morning to discuss her experiences in the outdoors, her work as a water quality scientist for Heal th…
 
As a follow up to the last episode with Roger Gilles, where we discussed his book Women on the Move about women's racing at the turn of the century, I asked Jolene Holland if she would be willing to come on the show to discuss women's racing now. Jolene has been cycling for the past 10 years and now rides for Colavita as a Cat 1 racer. She is also …
 
This episode is specifically talking to those who are training for a significant trail adventure in the near future (and want to do it pain-free!) Joint pain while training for a hike, trek or a mountain adventure sucks. And unfortunately, it is so incredibly common. Whether it is foot pain (like plantar fasciitis), shin pain (shin splints), knee p…
 
In this episode, I share a powerful strategy which you can apply to improve and upgrade your hiking training, no matter what your current situation is. Quite often hikers get caught up chasing the idea of 'the best'. What is the best type of training? What is the best number of days to work out? What is the best diet for the trail? But sometimes wh…
 
Rowan Smith is a personal trainer for trekkers and mountaineers in Sydney, Australia. In a world bereft of quality training for adventure athletes, he aims to create programs targeting their specific needs. Rowan and Jason spoke over Skype one day about the intricacies of adventure training, his history in the outdoors, and why you shouldn’t sleep …
 
In this episode I interview Roger Gilles, author of Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women's Bicycle Racing. I originally became interested in this book when a documentary I was watching called Bicycle mentioned a women bike racer by the name of Dottie Farnsworth. As a Farnsworth myself, and knowing that it is an uncommon name, I knew there …
 
In this episode, I discuss a few simple strategies on how a hiker can avoid the dreaded post-trail blues. One of the hardest parts of any adventure is coming back home. Back to the monotony of work... endless social commitments... emails... phones... tv... stress. After experiencing so much magic and peace on the trail, it is no surprise so many hi…
 
In this episode, I explain how hikers, trekkers and mountaineers can get strong, without putting on any extra weight in muscle. Strength training is amazing for hikers. Everyone should be doing it. But one common objection I hear is that hikers don't want to put on extra weight in muscle, which they will then have to carry around on the trail. And …
 
At the age of 14 Alana was introduced to bikepacking through The Anchorage GRIT Program that is put on by Lael Wilcox and Cait Rodriguez. If you've been following along you have probably heard Lael's version of meeting and getting to know Alana, now you get to hear from the young lady herself. As a seasoned bikepacker at the age of 16 she has alrea…
 
One of the hurdles many struggle to overcome when embarking on outdoor adventures is dealing with discomfort—be it psychological, emotional, or physical. As we head into 2020, team Chick-a-Boom—Cyndi, Marilee, and Saveria—are here to discuss why embracing your discomfort can lead to great rewards and a richer life. LINKS: alltrails.com Rei.com/lear…
 
In this episode, I discuss some practical strategies a trekker can use to best prepare their body for the rigors of hot weather hiking. Hiking in the heat can be seriously tough... Whether you are thru-hiking through the desert on the Pacific Crest Trail, trekking through the jungles of Borneo or simply hitting some day hikes in the summer sun, hig…
 
Today I discuss how you can best prepare and train for a high altitude hike if you don't live near any mountains. High altitude trekking has captured the imagination of so many people around the world. Who hasn't daydreamed at some point of standing at the top of Kilimanjaro? Or of conquering the pilgrimage to Everest Base Camp? But, while most of …
 
In this episode, I discuss my simple (and proven!) formula on how to prepare your body for an elevation gain hike, if you live at sea level. One of the most common questions I hear is "Where I live is about as flat as a pancake, how can I get ready for a mountain trek?" And unfortunately, the common answers I hear usually fall a bit short... While …
 
Lee Trebotich grew up playing barefoot in the summers along the Mississippi coast and chasing winters in Colorado. His careers have taken him across the U.S. in the science, education, and outdoor industries ultimately landing him in Asheville, North Carolina. He and Jason spoke one afternoon about his passions for mountains, ice climbing, and 100%…
 
This episode will tell an aspiring trekker exactly what they need to do in their training to get fit, strong and resilient to conquer the Kokoda Trail! The Kokoda Trail is a pilgrimage for Australian trekkers. Renowned for its rough terrain, stunning landscapes and it's wartime history, it is something which has sat on so many hikers bucket list fo…
 
You don't schedule an interview with Ultraromance. The universe must align in such a way that your paths cross and you may find yourself sitting down with the most mythical personality our sport has ever seen. In this exclusive interview I ask the questions you've been dying to know like, "What's your name?" and "Do you take showers?". Find out his…
 
In this episode, I discuss a number of popular training methods in the hiking and adventure community which are entirely overrated. When you are training for a hike, trek or mountain adventure, there are a million ways to go about your preparation. Some of them are good. Some of them are bad. And some of them sound good in theory, but in actual fac…
 
Experiences as a child and in college placed Liz Thomas on a path that has lead her to an adulthood exploring long distance trails in the backcountry and in urban areas. She is recognized as an authority on hiking and is the author of Long Trails: Mastering the art of the Thru-Hike. She and Jason spoke one morning about her experiences hiking long …
 
In this episode, I interview Mark Walters, an experienced hiker, outdoor enthusiast and physiotherapist and we discuss a broad range of subjects to do with injury, training and hiking. Injury while hiking and trekking are incredibly common. Things like knee pain, sprained ankles, tendon issues and back pain are common complaints from the trail. Unf…
 
At the Bikepacking Summit I had the honor of sitting down with Lael Wilcox and Rugile Kaladyte (Rue) in their first interview together. After they found themselves in the middle of drama on the Tour Divide this year it was nice to chat with both of them to hear their thoughts on riding and documents bikepacking events. Personally, I'm grateful for …
 
Washington native Chef Corso was introduced to the natural world by a group of high school friends. He quickly embraced a multitude of adventure sports, especially backpacking, but was always underwhelmed by the camp meals. A lifelong cook, Chef Corso founded MONTyBOCA, an online community dedicated to getting everyone to eat better in the outdoors…
 
Kate Gates is one of the owners of Mulberry Gap in Ellijay, GA and it was the venue for this years Bikepacking Summit. Their property is located in Southern Appalachian Mountains of Northwest Georgia and is surrounded by National Forest, gravel roads, and cycling friendly trails. It wouldn't be a far stretch to say that their facility is an oasis f…
 
In this episode, I discuss a range of simple strategies a hiker, trekker or mountain adventurer can use when they are struggling with motivation to train. Training motivation is always a tricky thing. And when you have a significant trek, hike or mountain adventure in the future, sometimes it simply can be tough to remain focused and motivated to t…
 
In this episode, I interview Lisa Wilkes, a lifelong trekker and incredibly knowledgeable podiatrist. She helps clear up many of the misconceptions around feet which commonly get passed around in the hiking community. When it comes to hiking, your feet are your best friend. But, unfortunately, foot issues are incredibly common in the adventure comm…
 
Joe Cruz is a powerful and incredibly insightful person, which stems from his background as a professor of philosophy at Williams College and his decades of bikepacking and bike traveling all over the world. Additionally, he is an editor at large for Bikepacking.com. Joe was the opening presenter on Friday morning at the Bikepacking Summit this yea…
 
Sara Al Awadhi is a lawyer from the UAE. Allen Kenneth Schaidle is an academic from the Midwest United States. A chance encounter and a passion for climbing brought them together. Now married, they explore the UAE establishing new bouldering areas. Sara and Allen spoke with Jason one morning about the culture and ethics of the Middle East, the deli…
 
On Oct. 27th 2018 I sat down with Greg Hardy of Rockgeist in his shop in Asheville, NC. What has transpired after that day can only be described as a whirlwind. On that day I started a journey that has taken me further than I realized possible or likely. However, here we are a year later and I'm sitting down with my friend Greg again. On this episo…
 
In this episode, I discuss how you can get fit, strong and resilient for a significant hike or trek (if you are carrying a few extra kilos around the middle). Hiking and trekking are sports for all body shapes and sizes. There should be no exclusion in these amazing activities. And everyone should feel comfortable aspiring towards any adventure the…
 
Like most modern friendships, I linked up with Miles Arbour through Instagram. Miles is the one responsible for putting together a Q&A article that appeared on BIKEPACKING.com after my first six episodes here at Bikes or Death, sending a surge of new listeners my way… an article I’m still stoked about. Miles is a writer and editor at BIKEPACKING.co…
 
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