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Wild Ideas Worth Living Presented by REI

REI presents Wild Ideas Worth Living, a podcast that shares stories of adventure and beyond. On each show, host and adventure journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, scientists, athletes, adventurers, and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. From people who have climbed the tallest peaks, to people who have started new businesses, broken records, surfed giant waves, sailed across the Pacific, travelled to every country in the world, or just stood up for something they believed in, some of the wildest ideas often lead to the most rewarding adventures. Previous guests include Climber Chris Sharma, Surfer Bethany Hamilton, Skier Caroline Gleich, Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton, Runner Dean Karnazes, Sailor Liz Clark, Snowboarder Kelly Clark, Freediver Kimi Werner, Minimalist and Activist Rob Greenfield, Photographer Chris Burkard, Author Chris McDougall, November Project Founder Brogan Graham, fasting expert Alan Goldhamer, Triathlete Brendan Brazier, Paralympian Alana Nichols, Comedian JP Sears, and more.
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Mar 29, 2017

Amy’s Wild Idea: To impact the world though yoga and activism. 

Amy has the dream job of a traveling around the world as a yoga teacher, which she started doing in the 1980s. She has a different take on yoga than many. It’s not just about working out and breathing. The practice of yoga also has ties to activism, which is why Amy does things like take her yoga to the oceans to raise awareness for the environment and animal conservation. 

Amy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute, Esalen, and Kripalu, and a regular presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences, Asia Yoga Conference, Wanderlust Festivals, and more. She’s also a prAna ambassador, which is how I was lucky to meet her. 

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You practice yoga or want to get more involved in yoga.
  • You want to live a healthy lifestyle physically and mentally.
  • You’re an activist.
  • You want to help save our planet.
Mar 22, 2017

David’s Wild Idea: To optimize your health, athletic and mental performance, and sex appeal with a plant-based diet and intermittent fasting.

David has some unique ideas when it comes to nutrition, fasting, and health. He’s all about using fasting as well as an exclusively plant-based, whole foods diet to promote optimal health and performance.

David studied physiology and nutrition at Columbia University and is a registered dietician. He worked at Columbia Athletics as a strength and conditioning coach, and has been a nutrition consultant at Facebook. Most recently David is at True North Health in Santa Rosa, CA which is a supervised water fasting center, where he manages the fitness program. In addition to all of this, he also works with professional athletes on plant-based nutrition and using intermittent fasting to improve their performance.

David eats every other day, does some wild experiments when it comes to his health and nutrition, and is always pushing the envelope and testing new ways of using the fuel we put in our bodies.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You want to try intermittent fasting
  • You are interested in water fasting
  • You’re ready to move to a plant-based diet
  • You’re interested in improving your mental and athletic performance
Mar 15, 2017

Brendan’s Wild Idea: To create a more environmentally and socially sustainable world. 

Brendan Brazier is one of the most well know plant-based elite athletes on the planet. He’s the author of bestselling book Thrive, and the founder of several companies including Vega, a plant-based nutrition company. His new magazine, Alive, is available for free at health food stores around the country. He also advises celebrities like Venus Williams, Hugh Jackman, and entire pro-sports teams about their nutrition. 

Brendan is all about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, and his mission is to help educated people about the possibilities when it comes to an environmentally friendly diet.

Listen to this Episode if:

  • You’re interested in a plant-based life
  • You want to know how to train hard while eating a plant-based diet
  • You’re interested in starting a business
  • You’re passionate about environmental and social sustainability


For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/15

Mar 8, 2017

Caroline Paul’s Wild Idea: To overcome fear, cultivate bravery, and encourage others to live with more adventure.

Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including Fighting Fire, a memoir about being a San Francisco firefighter; the illustrated Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology; East Wind, Rain; and The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. She’s competed alongside Olympians as a luger, swam for dead bodies in the San Francisco Bay, made first ascents down Class V rapids, surfed giant Ocean Beach waves, attempted a Guinness Record (in high school), and even walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. She just presented @TedWomen, and is a highly entertaining and empowering story-teller.

Listen to this Episode if:

- You want to cultivate bravery.

- You want to overcome fear or look at it from a new perspective.

- You want to become a firefighter, writer, or just live with more adventure.

- You want to listen to an amazing story-teller and one badass woman.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/14

Mar 1, 2017

Chris Burkard’s Wild Idea: To become an adventure photographer.

Wanting to discover the best photographs in nature, Chris Burkard decided to go to the most remote and raw of places. While he was well on his way to become a leading surf photographer, spending most of his time in tropical water, Chris wanted to go to places that were a little more untrammeled by man. He knew a little sacrifice, just might yield amazing results and photos.

Listen to this episode if:

  • You want to be an adventure or nature photographer.
  • You want to find a deeper connection to nature.
  • You want to know how to balance family and travel.
  • You want to learn tips on how to become a successful photographer.
  • You have ever seen one of Chris Burkard’s stunning photos.
  • You just want to listen to a great storyteller.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/13

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