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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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Now displaying: August, 2017
Aug 30, 2017

Caroline’s Wild Idea: To climb up huge mountains, ski down them, go on amazing adventures, and become an advocate for the environment and more.

Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer, adventurer, trail runner and activist. Based in Salt Lake City, Caroline recently became the first woman and fourth person to ski all 90 lines featured in “The Chuting Gallery,” a steep skiing guidebook to the Wasatch Range. A nature lover since birth, Caroline has used her voice as an athlete and an ambassador for brands like KEEN, Clif Bar and Patagonia to speak up about social and environmental issues like climate change, clean air, and cyber harassment. She’s graced the covers of magazines like Powder and Backcountry, appeared in multiple Warren Miller Films, and I even recently wrote about her in Outside Magazine.

On this episode, Caroline shares challenges and advice on being a woman in a burly man’s sport, training tips to climbing mountains and getting ready for an ultramarathon, how she handles fear and how she’s advocating for change.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You want to climb mountains.
  • You love skiing.
  • You’re passionate about environmental and justice issues.
  • You like confronting your fears. 
  • You use social media to connect and be inspired by others.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/39

Aug 23, 2017

Todd’s Wild Idea: To take amazing pictures of waves and the athletes who ride them.

Todd Glaser is one of the most sought-after surf photographers in the world. As a staff photographer for Surfer Magazine since 2008, he’s earned more than a dozen covers. Today he takes photos on land and in the water with surfs stars like Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Rob Machado, and more.

Todd grew up in Solana Beach, California, competed as a body boarder, went to school for photography, and then immediately took his love of shooting his friends in the water, and turned it into a thriving career.

His work has appeared not only in sports publications like Surfer and Outside Magazine, but also in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Most recently, Todd took photos for the latest Taylor Steele Movie, Proximity, and just came out with a photography book around it that he self-published, and is currently shipping from his mom’s garage.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You love surfing.
  • You read surf and sport magazines.
  • You’re interested in photography and want to know how to take better photos.
  • You love being in the water.
  • You consider yourself a shy person.
  • You want to know how Todd can tread water for eight hours at a time.

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

Aug 16, 2017

Zeppelin’s Wild Idea: To share different perspectives of the public land debate through his latest documentary film, and inspire others to get outside.

Aside from having one of the most badass names ever, Zeppelin Zeerip is a pro snowboarder and activist, the author of Don’t Call Me a Gypsy, a producer and partner of WZRD Media, and co-founder of a grassroots snowboard competition called Occupy Pando. 

For his latest project, Zeppelin is traveling around the U.S. to film for his upcoming documentary about the public land debate. He is passionate about preserving this land that everyone has access to, but he also knows the importance of hearing perspectives from all sides. We also go deep and talk about some of the loss he endured in his youth, and how that has affected his drive and motivation today.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You want to be a pro snowboarder.
  • You are passionate about the public land debate.
  • You’ve ever suffered loss.
  • You try to get outside every day.
  • You want to surround yourself with inspiring people.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/37

Aug 9, 2017

Gale’s Wild Idea: To share stories of women from all walks of life who are passionate about the outdoors, and encourage them to explore.

Gale Straub is the voice and creator of the popular podcast and community, She-Explores. The podcast focuses on women in the great outdoors, and tells the stories of entrepreneurs, athletes, and “ordinary” women who are “curious, inquisitive and beyond.” It’s well-edited and inspires people to spend more time outside, which I am a huge advocate of. Gale left behind the life of a CPA for a long stint on the road in the van with the boyfriend before starting the show. It was a big risk, she talks about, as well as sharing about living with your significant other in a confined space, and why she loves connecting with women in the outdoors.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You love the outdoors, or are feeling the call to adventure.
  • You are a She-Explores listener and want to get to know the voice behind the podcast.
  • You’ve thought about quitting your job to pursue your passion and want to know how to do it.
  • You want to explore in a van or take a long road trip with your partner.
  • You want to start a podcast or just hit the road.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/36

Aug 2, 2017

Chris’s Wild Idea: To make a living by writing and talking about surfing and skateboarding. To use humor and positivity to land his dream job, and remain relevant though the ages.

Chris Cote is a professional action sports personality. He got his start as a competitive surfer and skateboarder, became editor of Transworld Surf Magazine, and is now a commentator on the World Surf League, the commentator and host of the Vans Park Series, the editor Encinitas Magazine and the host of his own podcast, the Monday M.A.S.S. He’s also a hilarious and positive guy who can still skateboard and surf with some of the best pros in the business. He not only shares great stories including getting branded by Blink182 and Green Day, hanging out with Andy Irons, his encounter with a sea anenome and the crazy stuff he’s seen at surf and skate competitions; but he also shares about failure, getting sober, how to stay relevant no matter how old you are, and what it really takes to create your own dream job, and how you can do that now.

Listen to this episode if: 

  • You surf, skate, snowboard, or love action sports.
  • You want to hear a hilarious storyteller. 
  • You are a Chris Cote fan.
  • You want to create your own dream job, or work in action sports.

For full show notes, including guest links and books mentioned during the episode, visit: http://wildideasworthliving.com/35

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