#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups. Parenting is fraught with uncertainty, changing with each generation. This hour, TED speakers share ideas about raising kids and how — despite our best efforts — we're probably still doing it wrong. Guests include former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, former firefighter Caroline Paul, author Peggy Orenstein, psychologist Dr. Aala El-Khani, and poet Sarah Kay.
Parenting Doesn't Matter (Or Not As Much As You Think). The multibillion-pound parenting industry tells us we can all shape our children to be joyful, resilient and successful. But what if it’s all bunk? Intelligence Squared are bringing together a panel of top geneticists and parenting experts to explore just how important parenting is.Arguing in favour of the motion are Robert Plomin, Psychologist and Professor of Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London; and Stuart Ritchie, Lecturer in the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London.Arguing against the motion were Susan Pawlby, a developmental Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts; and Ann Pleshette Murphy, a therapist, parenting counsellor and advocate for young children and their families.The debate was chaired by Xand van Tulleken, a medical doctor and broadcaster who has presented numerous shows for the BBC and Channel 4, often alongside his identical twin brother Chris. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: 124: Anatomy of an Overnight Backpacking Trip. Today on the First 40 Miles, If you’re planning your first overnight backpacking trip, we’ll talk about a few things that might surprise you. Next on our SUMMIT Gear Review an all-American pair of socks from a company who set out to create the best sock ever. Then, this week’s hack will get you outside, then inside, then back outside again! And we’ll wrap up with a little trail wisdom from Mr. Frost.
Rank #2: 069: The Ten Essentials. Today on the First 40 Miles, we get to dump out our ten essentials and spill what’s really inside. Then on today’s Top 5 list, we’ll take our First 40 Milers with us to the Salmon River. On the SUMMIT Gear Review, see what Lifestraw did to keep your knees clean. Next, we’ll show you how to make a primitive chair out of stuff from the hardware store. And we’ll wrap up the show with a little trail wisdom from our good friend on the trail, Charles de Lint.
Rank #1: The Trail Show #51: The WHW. Show #51 – Sláinte! On this longest show yet, we assemble on D-Low’s back patio to admire the landscaping, a legal victory is had, special guest Brian “Mr. G” Davidson educates us on haggis and Scotland’s West Highland Way, Junaid fields questions and ghosts a painter, D-Low places McClouds under pillows, POD strikes lightning and resurrects Ask-A-SheHiker, Disco croons, sporks are shown no love and we evaluate the PCT film “27 McDoubles + 90 Miles.” Thx and praise is distributed to our monthly Trail Show donors, we track down the Mailbag and begin a new series of Gear Reviews from the ground up. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (frosty brews thanks to Craig “Skygzr” Gulley), Trail News, Trail O’ Da Month (West Highland Way), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big THANKS to Clay “Woodward” Jacobson for the music on this month’s show. Listen to all the tunes from “A Long Slow Drift” at www.soundcloud.com/alongslowdrift. Need more Trail Show? Get free back episodes at www.thetrailshow.com and our entire catalog of Bonus Shows right now at www.cdbaby.com/artist/thetrailshow.
Rank #2: The Trail Show #70: The LOOP. Show #70 – #nuderamen – On this month´s Trail Show we discuss mountain bikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, special guest Wesley “Crusher” Trimble joins us in studio to talk American Hiking Society, single serve wet-ones and 22 mile fun runs, P.O.D. discusses a new trail in New England and cooking sans clothes, Scott “Squatch” Herriott skpes in to discuss his new film “3 Trails in Australia” and plans for haggis, Sirena Dufault talks to us about her jaunt on The LOOP and Jasmine the mini-donkey, Wolverine gives us an update from south of the wall, and a Trail Tip Trifecta is delivered. We pay homage to our monthly Trail Show donors, and to the iTunes Top 5’ers! A fat mailbag is pried open and D-Low rides the rails during Ask-A-Hiker. And as always … Beer O’ Da Month (delicious IPAs courtesy of Chardonnay, local Colorado favorites care of Bobbi and a 6’er of Gold Rush Belgian Ale thanks to Crusher), Trail News with P.O.D., Trail O’ da Month (The LOOP), and Ask-A-Hiker with D-Low. Big thanks again to Crusher for guesting on this month’s show. Learn more about the American Hiking Society at https://americanhiking.org/. And thanks goes to Sirena Dufault (https://trailsinspire.com/) for schooling us on The LOOP! Learn more about this urban hiking adventure at http://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/.
Rank #1: Solace in Solitude. Last year, I quit my job, packed everything I needed into a backpack, and started walking. The plan was to thru-hike the Colorado Trail, a long-distance footpath through the Rocky Mountains. I was a total novice at backpacking, but I craved an escape from the daily grind of work and life. And so, I decided to escape from society for a summer and head to the wilderness. In this episode, poet Amy Strieter interviews me about the hike, and how it changed both my career path, and my mental health.
Rank #2: The Sand Is For Me. Mari Andrew was leading a charmed existence. At 30 years old, she had a book deal, was living in Spain, learning Flamenco, and making a living through her art. And then one day, she came down with a mysterious disease. A disease that would turn Mari's life on its head. The illness kept her hospitalized for a month -- and disabled long after that. It took her away from the things she loved and shattered her sense of identity. But it also resulted in something unexpected: a relationship with the natural world that was as powerful as it was surprising. Producer Greta Weber brings us Mari's story.
Rank #1: Tales of Terror Vol. 2. It can be difficult to separate an initial seed of fear from the growing tangle of possibility that can quickly emerge in your head, but sometimes that sprouting seed is very tangible. Today, we bring you stories from Sara Porterfield and Jeremy Allyn. They'll make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. You'll try to shudder them off. But the seed- the seed will remain.
Rank #2: Fear Squared. To celebrate Halloween, we bring you two tales of terror. Contest winner Chris Peters explains why it pays to listen to the safety talk and a very special guest remembers a family vacation to the Alaskan wilderness gone wrong.
Rank #1: #4 - The Real Hiking Viking Pt II, Scariest Moments from the Trail, & Thru-Hiking Nutrition. For Episode #4, we are again joined by our buddy, The Real Hiking Viking. This time, instead of an interview, Jabba joins us as the third co-host of the show. It does not disappoint. Or maybe it does. Who can be sure. Subjects discussed in Episode 4 include: The Real Hiking Viking and Badger's PCT Diet Nutrition hack: GREEN POWDERS! Amazing Grass and Navitas The Danger of Relying on Faux Foods by Katie Gerber Chaunce loves powdered milk Tree sap seals a crack Ian Mangiardi ambushes Badger and Jabba (their documentary- As It Happens) Badger gets charged by a mountain lion Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/backpackerradio Leave us a review on iTunes. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Instagram at @BackpackerRadio.
Rank #2: #9 - Hey Girl from Sounds of the Trail, Boots vs. Trail Runners, & Using Permethrin. If you've listened to Sounds of the Trail, you already know today's guest. Backpacker Radio is joined by Laura "Hey Girl" Johnston- an AT and PCT thru-hiker, conservationist, conversationalist, and an all-around smart and congenial gal. Topics from this show include: Curcumin Sounds of the Trail podcast Hey Girl's love of Patagonia Baggies Highlights from the North Carolina / Tennessee section of the Appalachian Trail 21 Facts about the AT (why the balds are bald) Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey Appalachian Trials Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner author of Healing Lyme "Green goo" aka Amazing Grass superfoods powder Recorded at Wayfinder Co-op in Denver, Colorado. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise or praise for Backpacker Radio? Reach out to email@example.com. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)! A big thank you to our Cinnamon Connection Champions from Patreon: Kate Hurley Follow Hey Girl, Backpacker Radio, The Trek, Chaunce, and Badger on Instagram. Follow The Trek and Chaunce on YouTube Follow The Trek on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for our newsletter.
Rank #1: "Being Here": How the Outdoors Make Us Feel. Interview with adventure writer Hilary Oliver about her short film, "Being Here." We talk about her motivation to create the film, how she felt about sharing it with the world, and how she sees adventure films changing for the better. We also include listener voice memos about how the outdoors make them feel.
Rank #2: Sharing Wisdom: Cheryl Strayed & Anna Brones. Cheryl Strayed never planned on giving advice professionally and doesn't love a guru, but she agrees with Anna Brones that everyone has wisdom to bestow upon others. The key is to seek as much as you share. When our friend, the artist and writer Anna Brones offered to chat with Cheryl Strayed at Mountain Film in Telluride for She Explores, the answer was a resounding yes. Anna is working on an ongoing paper cut series called, "Women's Wisdom Project" that has evolved from simple portraits with quotes to full conversations and write ups. This episode is an extension of that concept, and offers us the opportunity to contemplate the wisdom we receive from women in our everyday lives. Women Featured in this Episode: Cheryl Strayed and Anna Brones Hosted by Gale Straub In this episode you'll hear About the evolution of Anna's "Women's Wisdom Project" How Cheryl is an "accidental self help writer" Why advice giving should be a horizontal exchange vs. a top down one The importance of seeking out wisdom in those close to you The influence Cheryl's mom had on her life, in particular as it relates to seeking out beauty in the every day Why kindness and vulnerability are often underrated in our culture Why Anna believes the most revolutionary wisdom is often the most basic How Cheryl sometimes feel like she doesn't 'look like' the type of person to write 'Wild.' That Cheryl is both a 49 year old mom, but also an avid wilderness athlete Why Cheryl is excited to get older How to feel better about saying "no" The role fear plays in stepping outside and creating art The overlaps we all have with the wisdom Cheryl shares How through her writing, Cheryl has told the truth about real life (whether venturing into the wilderness, grieving, or setting your life back on course) and made people feel less alone Sponsored by Escape Campervans and Deuter Resources: Cheryl Strayed: Portfolio, Instagram, and Twitter Anna Brones: Portfolio, Instagram, and Twitter Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dear Sugars podcast Women's Wisdom Project Best American Travel Writing 2018 Learn more on She-Explores.com Join the conversation in our She Explores Podcast Facebook Group Sponsors & Codes -Escape Campervans: Use code 'SHEEXPLORES20' for 20% off. Book for now through June 1, 2019! Some restrictions apply - see landing page for details. Deuter Enjoy this episode? Rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It’ll help other people find us. Music is by Lee Rosevere and Kai Engel via Free Music Archive (CC by A license) Music is also by Liam McNally and Our Many Stars
Rank #1: PBP Episode 45 – Hammocks 101. This episode is all about hammocks. I’ve asked Brandon Waddy of Warbonnet Outdoors to help answer some basic, introductory questions regarding camping hammocks and hammock accessories. Brandon and I discuss the types, benefits, and features of hammocks. And offer some practical tips for the use of hammocks in the backcountry. Whether you’re a curious beginner […]The post PBP Episode 45 – Hammocks 101 appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.
Rank #2: PBP Episode 49 – Outdoor Research Handwear. In this episode I interview, Ammi Borenstein, the Director of Design and Development for Outdoor Research. Ammi answers use-specifc questions regarding the company’s wide-ranging line of gloves and mittens. He provides thorough details regarding the technical materials included in various handwear models, for protecting the hands in a variety of wilderness situations.The post PBP Episode 49 – Outdoor Research Handwear appeared first on Practical Backpacking™ Podcast.
Rank #1: Science of Survival: A Very Old Man for a Wolf. One day in 2005 or 2006, a young wolf in Idaho headed west. He swam across the Snake River to Oregon, which was then outside the gray wolf’s range. After he established a territory, he became the most controversial canid in the state. Dubbed OR4 by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, he was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon in more than half a century. For years, biologist Russ Morgan tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. Environmentalists rejoiced. Cattle ranchers called for his death. OR4 continued making bold raids on livestock and became known for his enduring competence as a hunter, father, and survivor. But nothing lasts forever.
Rank #2: The Outside Interview: The Simple Secrets to Athletic Longevity. Everyone gets older, but not everyone bows out of competition in middle-age. Journalist Jeff Bercovici wanted to know: Why? Why do some athletes flame out in their 30s and 40s, while others are still going as senior citizens? Is it genetics? Special training? Diet? And could amateur athletes achieve similar results? Outside editor Chris Keyes talks with Jeff about his new book, Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age, and what it takes to reverse the effects of getting older.
Rank #1: Millionaires' Hunt Club. Sam is going to take us all hunting this week. Not hunting for animals, but instead, hunting for the secret of what’s behind that 26-mile fence cutting through the woods of New Hampshire, and why some people want it to stay a secret.
Rank #2: 10x10 - Vernal Pools. ....or, why you should always be careful when you're traipsing through the woods in the springtime. In this episode we check out the most short-lived and abundant sources of life that you've never heard of.
Rank #1: 016 All Who Wander – Big Sky Country, Part 3: Bison and Marmots and Bears, oh my!. This is Part 3 of a new series called Big Sky Country. Join Dana and I as we re-live our recent trip-of-a-lifetime to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone. This episode includes, among other things, our wildlife encounters. Thanks for listening! The music for this series has been provided by Denny Earnest from his album entitled : An Acoustic Hike Through The Jackson Hole Wilderness. His music is available for purchase in I-Tunes. If you’d like to contact him you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit he and his wife at the Wildflour Bakery in Emigrant, Montana for some delicious fresh baked artisan bread and pastries . Angler’s West Flyfishing http://www.montanaflyfishers.com Howlin’ Hounds Cafe http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Hounds-Cafe/248852179382 Flying Pig Adventures www.flyingpigrafting.com/ Me: www.allwhowander.us email@example.com. on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/david.longley.3 https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/allwhowanderpodcast “Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Wanna see some pics from our trip out west? Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381032811943464.81325.146364628743618&type=3
Rank #2: 015 All Who Wander – Big Sky Country: Part 2, The Boulder Story. This is Part 2 of a new series called Big Sky Country. Join Dana and I as we re-live our recent trip-of-a-lifetime to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone. This episode includes, among other things, “the Boulder Story” and since I couldn’t find a good place to stop, it runs a little long. Thanks for listening! The music for this series has been provided by Denny Earnest from his album entitled : Dene’: An Acoustic Hike Through The Jackson Hole Wilderness. His music is available for purchase in I-Tunes. If you’d like to contact him you can reach him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit he and his wife for some delicious fresh baked artisan bread and pastries at the Wildflour Bakery in Emigrant, Montana. Angler’s West Flyfishing http://www.montanaflyfishers.com Howlin’ Hounds Cafe http://www.facebook.com/pages/Howlin-Hounds-Cafe/248852179382 Flying Pig Adventures www.flyingpigrafting.com/ Me: www.allwhowander.us email@example.com. on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/david.longley.3 https://www.facebook.com/david.longley.3/posts/3757205373349#!/allwhowanderpodcast “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Wanna see some pics from our trip out west? Here’s a link to my facebook page with a whole bunch of pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.381032811943464.81325.146364628743618&type=3
Rank #1: Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Health Hacks for Performance and Longevity. Rhonda’s Wild Idea: To combine her love of research and science into a podcast and site where she helps educate people about health and wellbeing practices. Leading a healthy lifestyle is a key component to living wildly. That’s why I’m so excited to have on Dr. Rhonda Patrick. You may have heard her on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, or on her own podcast, Found My Fitness. She’s done research on and has interviewed some of the top scientists in their field about things like breath work, sauna, training, fasting, and more. Rhonda and I actually know each other from teaching surfing together at the Surf Diva Surf School in our early twenties. We reconnected a year ago when I was researching a story about Wim Hof for Outside Magazine, who she’s spent some time with. I love how she takes complex scientific studies and puts them into plain English so more people (like myself) can understand them. On this show, we talk about everything from health hacks to increase performance on the road or trail, how she got the wild idea to create her own site full of health and science information instead of going the traditional tenure track and working at a university, and how she got the attention of people like Joe Rogan and Tim Ferriss. Presented by REI Listen to this episode if: You love trying new health hacks. You’ve thought about using a sauna. You’re intrigued by time-restricted eating and/or fasting. You’re curious about the benefits of different types of exercise and which is best. You want to pave your own career path in health or science. For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/57
Rank #2: Cheryl Strayed - On Hiking, Getting Outside, Being Kind, and Writing Like a ‘MoFo. Cheryl’s Wild Idea: To share her story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, encourage others to get outside, share their stories, and embrace kindness. Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild about her trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. The book was adapted into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. In addition to writing Wild, Cheryl also wrote the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, as well as her first novel, Torch. She is the co-host of Dear Sugar, an advice column turned WBUR podcast, and a true force of nature. On this episode, we talk about hiking, how to choose your best adventure, how to make better decisions about what to do with your life, the party she’d throw, and so much more. I have wanted to interview Cheryl since I read her first book, so this was a real treat. I hope you enjoy this show. *Please note, we are taking next week off, which is important for living wildly. Listen to this episode if: You love Cheryl Strayed. You want to go on a big adventure. You’ve ever thought about being a writer of any kind. You love hiking. You think the world needs more kindness. For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/76
Rank #1: On Fake Freedom & Relentless Self-Honesty: Nicole Antoinette. Nicole Antoinette started living on the road solo this past spring, but as you’ll hear, she has her sights set on a lot more than road travel alone. Because when a big life transition became the catalyst for living in a camper, Nicole wanted to take stock of everything in her life and experiment with what it looks like when you intentionally start from scratch. In this episode, you’ll hear: What Nicole likes about the Ford Transit Connect van as a camper What major life events led Nicole to moving into her van The joys and struggles of being self-employed and location-independent Nicole explains “fake freedom” and how we all can get caught in it The questions Nicole reflects on when she wants to get to the honest answers How this chapter of transformation may evolver her business The balance between honesty and privacy online What makes the boring important How self care changes once you move into a van Other resources mentioned in this episode: Follow Nicole on Instagram - @nic.antoinette Tune in to Nicole’s podcast, Real Talk Radio Boring Self Care - @makedaisychains Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on our WOTR Camp Out happening this October near Moab, Utah! Women On The Road on Instagram - @womenontheroad Join the Women On The Road Podcast Facebook group Sponsor Websites & Codes: Merrell Escape Campervan Rentals - visit www.escapecampervans.com/women and use promo code WOMEN15 for 15% off your next road trip! Infinity Luxury Woven Vinyl Flooring Enjoy this episode? Rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It’ll help other people find us. You can also share this podcast with a friend. Thank you for your support! Episodes air weekly on Fridays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode. Follow along with Laura Hughes on Instagram (@howsheviewsit) and see more of her work through her website, How She Views It. Music is by Jason Shaw and Josh Woodward. WOTR podcast cover artwork designed by Dani Opal.
Rank #2: The Girl and the Getaway Vehicle: Brianna Madia. What happens when you practice understanding with the things you understand the least? We won’t promise you’ll end up living desert back roads in a giant orange camper like Brianna Madia, but we bet you’ll build a life you never expected. The secret? Brianna takes the time to see potential where others might change course. Some people might see her old campervan, Bertha, and think that it’s not worth the trouble-- that the potential for breakdowns make it too risky to live in. Some people might see her incredibly active dog, Dagwood, and think that he’s too wild to give a home to. Some people might think that the desert back roads aren’t the safest place to call home at all. But unlike most people, Brianna fell in love with all of the above, and in taking the time to truly understand and appreciate them for what and who they are, she’s cultivated a unique life that reflects the very creatures she loves so much. From her life outdoors, to the dogs she loves, to the breakdowns and online criticism she faces-- this episode is full of Brianna Madia’s beautiful stories of adventure and understanding. About Brianna: Brianna Madia is a storyteller and big orange van-dweller, spending most of her time in the deserts of southern Utah. When she's not writing lengthy Instagram captions, she can be found rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, kayaking, and canyoneering - always with her husband and two dogs in tow. In this episode, you’ll hear: What makes Brianna’s camper, Bertha, particularly unique How Brianna came into owning the campervan she drives today The massive breakdown that stranded Brianna in Wyoming Why Brianna feels like it’s worth it to own an old vehicle like Bertha What it’s like to live with active dogs like Bucket and Dagwood How her dog Dagwood inspired her family’s outdoor lifestyle Tips for people wanting to live on the road with dogs The way Brianna deals with meanness and criticism online How we can continue to foster community by thoughtful online connections Touching stories from Brianna’s positive online experiences Resources mentioned in this episode: Follow Brianna on Instagram: @briannamadia Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic Connect to the Women On The Road community online: Instagram - @womenontheroad Facebook page for extra content and updates - Women On The Road Plus, a special Women On The Road Facebook group for podcast listeners! Enjoy this episode? Rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It’ll help other people find us. You can also share this podcast with a friend. Thank you for your support! Episodes air bi-weekly on Fridays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode. Follow along with Laura Hughes on Instagram (@howsheviewsit) and read her reflections on the road through her website, How She Views It. Music is by Common Creatures, Josh Woodward, Jason Shaw, Jahzzar, and Hyson. WOTR podcast cover artwork designed by Dani Opal.
Rank #1: #168 Alex Honnold on the 100-year anniversary of America's National Parks. On August 25th America will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the National Parks. In good spirit, the American Alpine Club hosted its Annual Benefit Dinner in Washington DC and invited world-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold to be the keynote speaker. In this episode, I sit down with Alex to talk about his experiences in the National Parks and his opinions on protected lands. Sometimes a person who gets interviewed as much as Alex will resort to "canned answers". Not Alex. I really appreciated how he listened to each question and gave thoughtful, candid responses. Following the interview is Alex's keynote. This was recorded at the American Alpine Club's 2016 Annual Benefit Dinner presented by The North Face and REI. Special thanks National Geographic. Also, thanks to MtnMeister's sponsor for this episode, Mountain House. For 20% off of your purchase go to http://www.mountainhouse.com/meister
Rank #2: #158 Live Interview with Alex Honnold. For his daring free solo ascents, Alex Honnold has received worldwide recognition both within and beyond the climbing community. Yet, the free solo tick list is only a fraction of his accomplishments. In his new book Alone on the Wall, Honnold recounts some of his more memorable climbs, and co-author David Roberts fills in with the meaning of those ascents. We sat down with Alex in NYC to talk about the book, free soloing, the media, and more. In the second half of the discussion, we take questions from the audience. This was supposed to be a live-streamed discussion, but unfortunately there was an issue. Apologies to those who tuned in and didn't see it!
Rank #1: Episode 13 - Higher Ground. Ratatouille and Mr. Universe brave snakes, bears, cows, and giardia to reach Kennedy Meadows. A lingering injury forces Ratatouille to make a difficult decision. Featuring an interview with Shawn “Highwalker” Snyder, who has spent much of his life on the Pacific Crest Trail. (released July 2015)
Rank #2: Episode 12 - Mojave, Mo Problems. The going gets rough. (released July 2015)
Rank #1: Episode #119 - Darwin. Darwin is a relatively new thru-hiker, having hit and completed the Appalachian Trail in 2015. Yet his YouTube channel is hugely popular, with over 135,000 subscribers at the time of writing. His articulate, information-laden content is of great help to hikers old and new. Darwin and his wife, Snuggles, sold most of their belongings in 2014 and radically altered their lifestyle, preferring to travel constantly as they had adventures. While the two of them shared the Appalachian Trail thru-hike, for Snuggles it was a "one and done" deal. So now, with Darwin on various trails, Snuggles writes and takes the occasional road trip. You can connect with Darwin in several different ways. He's on Facebook at http://facebook.com/darwin.onthetrail, on Instagram at http://instagram.com/darwin_onthetrail, while his YouTube channel can be found at http://youtube.com/darwinonthetrail He also has a website, which you can find at http://darwinonthetrail.com/ We had a nice chat with Bruce Matson as he told of his fund-raising venture for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Remember, Bruce has arranged $100,000 of matching funds, so if you contribute your donation will be worth twice that amount to fund the invaluable work of the folks at the Conservancy. To make your donation, please click on this link http://www.rtkchallenge.com/support/
Rank #2: Episode #62 - Jessica Mills (Dixie). Jessica Mills has become something of a YouTube sensation, with her Appalachian Trail videos securing a base of support during her 2015 thru-hike. However, that support has grown exponentially this year, as she took on, and beat, the Pacific Crest Trail, battling the snow in the Sierras, then smoke from fires the rest of the way. Her breezy delivery, thoughtful commentary, great pictures (including some taken from a drone, and sheer bravado in the face of difficult conditions, have made her PCT vidoes required viewing for aspiring and veteran hikers alike. Jessica discusses this year's hike with Steve and answers the inevitable question, "Did you prefer the AT or the PCT?" Jessica is very active on social media, under the name of Homemade Wanderlust, and she can be contacted through the following sites. Website: www.homemadewanderlust.com Facebook: homemadewanderlust Instagram: @homemadewanderlust YouTube: homemadewanderlust Patreon: homemadewanderlust Twitter: @homemadeWL You can also find Jessica's book about her 2015 Appalachian Trail thru-hike on Amazon Lynne Savino gives us another Doc Spot, with her spotlight focused on heat related illness. Steve remains utterly clueless in these pieces and thanks Lynne for her diligence in bringing this important information to hikers. If a hiker learns the thing that can save his or her life then Lynne's work will be rewarded. Please check out our sister podcast, Returning to Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream, featuring a detailed look at Bruce Matson's attempt to hike the AT in 2018. If you want to find out more about Bruce and his hike, go to his website, ReturningToKatahdin.com. Also, don't forget to try out our title sponsor's website, Trailtopia.com, when planning your next trip into the woods.