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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Charlie Engle. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Charlie Engle, often where they are interviewed.

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41 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Charlie Engle. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Charlie Engle, often where they are interviewed.

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Charlie Engle - Expedition Junkie

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Over 10 years after Charlie crossed The Sahara with 2 friends and a camera crew, we look at how they did it, and lessons learned. We also talk about his current project, Dead Sea To Everest 5.8, how he and his wife survived Covid, and much more.

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Running The Sahara Film - iTunes or Running The Sahara - Vudu

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Aug 21 2020 · 1hr 27mins
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Charlie Engle: Running the Sahara, Prison, Resiliency and Defining Moments

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Charlie Engle is one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in  the world, winning or placing in many of the most punishing endurance races across the globe. Charlie competed . In 2007 Engle's historic and record setting  effort to be the first person to run across the Sahara Desert was documented in the film Running the Sahara which was narrated by Matt  Damon and directed by James Moll (both Academy Award Winners). He was joined by two other runners: Ray Zahab of Canada and Kevin  Lin of Taiwan. This transcontinental run through deep sand and politically unstable countries remains one of the top accomplishments in the sport. The runners completed over  4,500 miles, averaging over two marathons per day, for 111 consecutive  days.  Out of this project he helped launch the non-profit Water.org which helps people around the world access safe water.

Jamie and Charlie talk about his battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol early in his career and the key moments that led him to sobriety.  His extreme highs and lows continued after the fame and worldwide speaking engagements at places like the United Nations from Running the Sahara when he was sent to federal prison for mortgage fraud.   
Charlie's engaging personality and openness make this episode a must listen!

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Jun 16 2020 · 39mins

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63: The Running Man - Charlie Engle

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Back for his second interview on the Cannonball Mindset, I had the pleasure of hanging with my good friend, The Running Man, Charlie Engle again! On this episode, we talk about the changes we're all experiencing with the virus COVID-19 hanging around, how we're adapting and how people can change their mindsets and attitudes to overcome the uncertainty we're facing.

May 13 2020 · 1hr 1min
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IV 033 | Charlie Engle

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On today’s edition of the “I’m Curious To Know…” series, Travis speaks with ultramarathon runner, author, and recovering addict Charlie Engle. Charlie shares his experience overcoming COVID-19, along with his wife’s own battle, and what it’s like going through the quarantine with an addiction.


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May 04 2020 · 45mins
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104: The Struggle Is Real With Charlie Engle

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“Who you really are at your core, isn’t revealed until everything falls apart.”

Charlie Engle is a writer, runner and recovering addict. Luis and Charlie reconnect and discuss Charlie’s struggle with addiction and his time in prison. Charlie describes his technique for running in place as he copes with Coronavirus / Covid-19. Charlie has the ability to use adversity for good. Charlie also shares information about his current global running project, 5.8.

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Trail Talk with Luis and Charlie


Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Photo: Photography by Kaori Peters


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May 04 2020 · 1hr 8mins
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Charlie Engle Ran Across the Sahara and He Isn't Stopping

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Charlie Engle is an addict who runs and a runner who writes. He’s authored a memoir titled Running Man and has given inspiring talks to CEOs, marathon runners, the United States Armed Forces, and at think tanks and conferences.

Charlie's not just any kind of runner; he does ultra marathons that test his limits. Testing limits is kind of Charlie's thing. Sometimes it's intentional: he ran across the entire Sahara Desert edge to edge, which had never been done before. Sometimes it's accidental: he's been to prison, and also kidnapped at gunpoint in Kenya. Now, Charlie is about to attempt his greatest feat and become the first athlete to trek from the lowest point to the highest point on every continent. It's a fitting pursuit for someone who has experienced extreme lows and repeatedly bounced back with equal highs.

Charlie’s life has been anything but dull, and the way he’s responded is similarly dynamic. Luckily for all of us, Charlie is an open book, and talks about all of his hardships and moments of perseverance with complete candor in this conversation with host Justin Gignac.

In this episode, you will learn how you are capable of so much more than you even know, and that there’s never the perfect time for anything. You just need to make a decision to commit and then figure out how to do it, which Charlie has done time and time again.

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Charlie Engle ( website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook )
Book Charlie just finished, The Night of the Gun by David Carr
Heavyweight podcast episode with Rob Corddry
Running the Sahara documentary film starring Charlie
Charlie's memoir, Running Man
5.8, Dead Sea to Everest - Charlie's next endeavor to trek from the lowest point to highest point on every continent
Charlie's blog post recounting getting kidnapped in Kenya, One Bullet...One Goat
green.org – Charlie's new non-profit

Apr 20 2020 · 1hr 53mins
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69 - From Addict to Running Man with Charlie Engle

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Charlie Engle has run across the Sahara. He’s served time in prison. He’s remained sober from a debilitating alcohol and drug addiction for 26 years. Most of us can’t relate to the feats Charlie has accomplished, but we can all learn from his experiences and his wisdom. In the time of COVID-19, we could all benefit from a bit of self-evaluation. Charlie’s advice is sound, attainable, and immensely helpful for anyone who is struggling to overcome a challenge or is simply stuck. Life is a collection of highs and lows and the space in between. It is both beautiful and painful, but we decide how we react to each of these experiences. This episode is exceptionally timely given our current uncertain circumstances, and we hope it inspires you to harness your individual power in dealing with situations not in our control.

What we discuss in this episode:

- How our passions and our work remain relevant in the time of COVID-19

- Is running trading one addiction for another?

- The mindset of an addict, how to stay sober, and how to finish when the goal seems impossible

- How going plant-based changed his athletic performance

- The story of his first ultramarathon

- Charlie’s memoir: Running Man

- 5.8 Global Adventure Series

- Running the Sahara film

- Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl 

- Free Solo is the Oscar nominated doc with Alex Honnold

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Apr 08 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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IV 028 | Charlie Engle

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Charlie Engle - runner, writer, recovering addict and keynote speaker.

I am pleased to call Charlie a friend.

Charlie and I met in Vermont last October at the 29029 Everesting event and we've been in touch ever since. And I'm grateful for that! 

He’s ran across the Sahara Desert, he started a non-profit organization with Matt Damon and has written the best selling book Running Man.

You’ll learn so much about Charlie and his story in this conversation. There’s not much we don’t cover.

We talk about

  • His interactions with Michael Jordan during his days at the University of North Carolina
  • His early running career
  • His journey into addiction and how running saved him from a certain death sentence attached to that addiction
  • Running across the Sahara and the honest story about the documentary that came about as a part of this expedition
  • His experience at 29029 and the life-changing conversation he had with complete strangers while hiking 29029 feet at Stratton Vermont
  • His time in Federal Prison and my experience with prisoners and breaking misconceptions of what prison is like due to my Dad being a correctional officer in Australia for over 20 years
  • And most importantly - his life dedicated to making a difference now specifically with the 5.8 global expedition adventures, which due to current circumstances are on hold.

You can learn more about Charlie on his website charlieengle.com - as mentioned he has links to all of his social media channels, information about his 5.8 global adventure series and much more. His blog is a must read, he has some outstanding stories about his 5.8 trip through Africa, which we didn’t cover in this conversation, in particular a post titled, One Bullet, One Goat. It’s a must read.

Thanks to the team at 29029 for bringing Charlie and I together, we’ve become great mates since and I look forward to many more conversations and adventures in the future.

If you enjoyed the show my ask it that you share it with one friend. I’d love grow the show and word of mouth is the best way for that to happen. Stay tuned to InnerVoice for more inspiring stories from the world of endurance sports. 


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Mar 31 2020 · 1hr 56mins
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Dec 17 2019 · 1hr 16mins
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Overcoming Adversity with Charlie Engle

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Writer, runner, recovering addict and Keynote speaker Charlie Engle joins Heather to share his journey from 6-day drug benders to a light at the end of the tunnel and how running helped him to discover a new path forward.

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Dec 10 2019 · 1hr 20mins