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Best Outdoorsports podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Outdoorsports podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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.
 
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.
 
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Lady Crush Crew is a climbing community devoted to empowering and enabling women to climb together (and crush together). Initially an Instagram group to connect women in San Francisco, LCC has expanded across the U.S. Jason met with three group leaders one afternoon to discuss the history of LCC, the impact it has had, why women love climbing toget…
 
James Nestor’s new book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art dives deep into the art and science of breathing. He participated in experiments, spoke with experts, and studied ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo to learn about humans’ beliefs around breath. Modern research shows us that changing the way we breathe…
 
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 …
 
Mike Posner is a Grammy-nominated pop artist who decided to walk across the United States to see if a cross-country walk would help him become someone he was proud of. He started his trek in April of 2019, but it nearly ended when he was bitten by a rattlesnake en route. As it turns out, a rattlesnake bite wasn't enough to stop Mike. He eventually …
 
In 1974, Ben Finley and his friend Art Clay founded the National Brotherhood of Skiers, the largest group of African American skiers in the country. The NBS aims to get more skiers of color out in the mountains, and to send black skiers to the Olympics and Paralympics. On today’s episode, Ben Finley (who is now 81 and still skiing regularly) and hi…
 
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…
 
When Shanti Hodges had her son Mason, she knew she wanted to share her love of nature with him. She saw a lack of organized outdoor activities for families and decided to do something about it. She ended up helping thousands of families get outside and get active. Her organization Hike It Baby has grown from an informal gathering in Portland, OR, t…
 
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, …
 
When a heckler disrespected plus-size runner Latoya Shauntay Snell during the 2017 New York Marathon, she couldn’t help returning fire. After her personal essay about the incident went viral, Latoya became an inspiration to people who were tired of being told they can’t be proud of who they are or can’t achieve the goals they want. The experience s…
 
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…
 
If you’re an adventurer who likes to get out into the mountains, you’ve probably noticed first hand that our winters are being impacted by climate change. In 2007, professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones decided to take action by founding Protect Our Winters, an organization that works to solve the global climate crisis through educational, activist …
 
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 …
 
The total isolation you encounter in Antarctica can be monotonous, but the profound beauty Chris Fagan discovered there made her realize silence isn’t to be filled, it’s to be felt. With climate change threatening the possibility to explore some of the wildest places on earth, Chris Fagan and her husband Marty made a decision to leave their 12-year…
 
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…
 
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%…
 
Melissa Hartwig Urban is the powerhouse founder of the Whole30 program which, in the last decade, has amassed a huge following and helped thousands of people reset their own health, habits, and relationship with food. The mom, author, and health and wellness advocate has also recently started spending more time in the great outdoors. Melissa is als…
 
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 …
 
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mick Ebeling believes that nothing is impossible, forever. In 2009 Mick met Tempt One, a graffiti artist who had been paralyzed by ALS. Without any experience in ocular technology, Mick launched himself into a project called the EyeWriter to help Tempt communicate and draw again using his eyes. That project helped la…
 
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…
 
When it comes to recycling, it can be difficult to know what you can toss in that blue bin. Luckily, there are plenty of resources and organizations that can help you recycle properly. Helen Lowman, President & CEO of Keep America Beautiful, is here to help. Helen has had an impressive career (including working for President Obama) and is an expert…
 
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…
 
Chris McDougall is the author of the bestselling books “Born to Run” and “Natural Born Heroes.” His new book, “Running with Sherman,” documents the adventure of his family's adoption of a donkey named Sherman who had been neglected by an animal hoarder. Their solution to getting Sherman happy and healthy was to give him a purpose and teach him how …
 
Daisy Martinez has struggled with depression throughout her life. A day hike with a friend to Mount Baldy would unexpectedly lead her down a path to ultra running. This newfound passion gives her a renewed sense of purpose, goals to achieve, builds confidence, and helps manage her depression. Daisy and Jason met one morning to discuss her history w…
 
Have you ever felt lost — literally or metaphorically? There’s an event that happens every year, created by former rally and off-road racer Emily Miller, designed to help women have a better sense of direction on the road and in life. The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigational rally in the United States. Emily Miller created this …
 
REI's new podcast, Camp Monsters, tells the stories of impossible encounters with impossible creatures in the wildest corners of North America. A wolf man with bat wings thirty feet across. An enormous eel in America’s most popular lake. A frog half the size of a man. Travel the country, sit around campfires and talk about that thing that ran acros…
 
Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and activist who decided to use her platform as an athlete for good at the top of Mt. Everest early this summer. Her “Climb for Equality” campaign used her 29,029-foot climb as a platform to encourage more women to take on mountains in the outdoors, the boardroom, and daily life. Caroline’s actual j…
 
Sarah Herron is a creative, filmmaker, and non-profit founder. Sarah was born without the bottom half of her left arm, a condition known as congenital limb difference. After appearing on season 17 of The Bachelor, she received an outpouring of love from women and girls with their own physical differences. Sarah then found a passion for outdoor adve…
 
Bonnie Tsui’s essay “You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything,” was one of the most shared stories from the New York Times on the weekend it was published earlier this summer. Bonnie’s theory behind the importance of lying fallow is one everyone can apply to their lives. Down time, or time spent not doing anything we usually…
 
Jerry Holl, Julie Hotz, and Ryan Higginbotham are three ordinary people who decided to drop everything and pursue extraordinary adventures. Each of them wanted to shake themselves free from their routines, push themselves to extremes, and become the best versions of themselves. Setting off on bike, foot, and on paddleboard to travel the length of t…
 
Loveis Wise and Lisa Congdon are two visual artists who have turned their passion for art into amazing careers. Loveis is an illustrator who became the second black woman in 91 years to design a cover for the New Yorker. She takes inspiration from the outdoors and her desire to showcase people from underrepresented communities. Lisa Congdon started…
 
When she was 13, up-and-coming pro surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack. That’s just the beginning of her story. Bethany bounced back a month later and today is one of the best surfers in the world. There’s a new documentary about her story, “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable,” that hits theaters July 12th. The film’s director, A…
 
For many people, figuring out portable meals that are healthy, filling, and tasty is a challenge. For others, the prospect of bringing food on the trail is an afterthought entirely. Bon Appetit’s Brad Leone and Best Served Wild Authors Brendan Leonard and Anna Brones offer advice on how to eat well, cook well and impress friends with your campfire …
 
Can you imagine eating only what you grow or forage for an entire year? Rob Greenfield is doing just that. He’s living in a tiny house on a plot of land where he’s planted an elaborate garden in the backyard of a neighborhood where he’s also teaching others to garden. Rob goes into detail about his 200 plus days living solely off of food he’s grown…
 
Pattie Gonia is the world’s first outdoor drag queen and activist. The brainchild of Wyn Wiley, a talented photographer and Eagle Scout from Nebraska, Pattie rocks her platform boots to hike, ski, and now surf her way through Mother Nature’s most beautiful settings. She’s become an example of how to be WILDLY YOU, no matter what.…
 
In 2010, Jason and Steven Calcote embarked on the week long journey of hiking Vancouver Island’s beloved West Coast Trail. Four days of non-stop rain, swollen rivers, and numerous obstacles would create a seminal event in their outdoor experiences. This is their story of accepting hardship and chasing epiphanies. Links: Parks Canada WCT: https://ww…
 
Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor, an author, and a renowned therapist. In 1944, when she was just a teenager, Edith had been training to make the Hungarian Olympic Gymnastics Team when her family was forcefully sent to Auschwitz, one of the most infamous Nazi concentration camps in Poland. Her experience there was both raw and heartbreaking, …
 
Previous guest (G.O. #16) Alden Anderson is 3 years into a 6 month trip across Europe and Asia. He and Jason spoke over Skype about how travel changes a person, why exploring culture is as important as exploring nature, the human connections photography can bring, and the unexpected revelations life as a nomad has brought. Links: www.instagram.com/…
 
Karen Rinaldi is the author of It’s Great to Suck at Something, a book about the joy she found in pursuit of surfing, a sport she says she’ll never be good at. David Romanelli wrote Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest when he started to realize that elderly people often have some of the best advice. David and Karen talk about why sucking at som…
 
Cyndi Wyatt grew up running along the beaches of Florida, practicing aerobics, and eventually modeling. Running is what would stick with her, especially as it helped her cope with the aftermath of an abusive marriage. Now Cyndi competes as an ultrarunner, organizes outdoor events, and guides others. She and Jason met one rainy day to discuss the pr…
 
Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce, has had an incredibly successful music career but remains humble and grounded. His music uses unexpected combinations from different musical genres like blues, R&B, surf, and jazz in his songs. Aside from being a master at his craft, Garrett’s a passionate ocean lover and a father of two boys.…
 
In honor of Earth Day 2019, dive into the problem of plastic pollution and the impact it’s having on our oceans with a handful of experts that are channeling their creative and innovative brain power to combat the issue of plastic pollution, from surfer Rob Machado to the people behind Igloo’s first biodegradable cooler, Alison Teal, and the Girl S…
 
Daniel Harm has lived an eclectic existence influenced by nature and art. He grew up internationally, raced bicycles professionally, lived in the wilderness building an ornate trail system, scales mountains and trees, and shares his style of unique art through photography and film. He and Jason spoke one morning about his many experiences, his refl…
 
Steve Bramucci is a writer who has been able to focus his passion for the outdoors and books into a career as a kid's adventure author and a travel/food writer for national publications like Uproxx (where he's the travel, adventure, and food editor) and National Geographic. On assignment, he’s rowed down the Mekong Delta on a traditional Vietnamese…
 
Courtney Condy was a workaholic go-getter intent on becoming a millionaire before 30. Yet, she hated her life. A spontaneous trip to Nepal shifted her perspective ultimately leading her to pursue a new career as an outdoor leader. She founded Occupation Wild, an online resource that helps others find employment in the outdoor industry. Courtney and…
 
Brian Keaulana is a legendary waterman, who grew up on the water near Makaha Beach fishing, surfing, and spending time with friends and family near the ocean. He became one of the top lifeguards on the island and is credited with not only creating the jet ski rescue sled but also some of the first commercial standup paddleboards. His heritage goes …
 
Daniel Elson makes cartoons, hides his past, and descends canyons on sketchy anchors. Did we mention his mustache? He has a boffo mustache. Daniel and Jason hid from the rain in a makeup room one morning to discuss the state of animation, ways to get fired, California zebras, and the toxic aspects of the outdoor community. Oh, and his mustache, of …
 
Sally Bergesen, the founder of Oiselle, fell in love with running in college but couldn’t find the kind of running clothes she wanted to wear, so she created her own company. As she learned more about women and their relationship with clothing, she started diving deeper into the history of women’s athletic apparel. Sensi Graves is a kiteboarder, wh…
 
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