Birding and Nature Photography with Dudley Edmondson
Wild Ideas Worth Living
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5d ago
Dudley Edmondson is a legendary outdoorsman and birder, nature photographer, cinematographer, speaker and an author. In 2006, he published a book called Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places. He hopes that his books, photos and film work will inspire the next generation of Black, Indigenous and other people of color to get outside. Connect with Dudley:  Website  Instagram  Dudley's book, The Black & Brown Faces in America's Wild Places  If you enjoyed this episode:  Listen to For the Love of Birding with Corina Newsome Thank you to our sponsors:&n ..read more
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Surfing, Fitness, and Plus-Size Adventuring with Kanoa Greene
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by REI Co-op
2w ago
Kanoa Greene was born into a family of surfers in Hawaii, but for a long time she didn't feel like she belonged in the ocean. She'd never seen a plus size person out in the water and she struggled to find gear to fit her body. Eventually when she was in her 30s, she stood up on a wave for the first time and it opened up a new world for her. Now Kanoa's goal is to help other people, no matter their size, discover their own sense of adventure. Connect with Kanoa:  Website Instagram & TikTok NAKOA Adventure website & Instagram  If you enjoyed this episode:  Listen to Cyc ..read more
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Exploring the North and South Pole with Ann Bancroft
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by REI Co-op
1M ago
What if your life revolved around leading groundbreaking polar expeditions? In 1986, polar explorer Ann Bancroft became the first woman to ski to the North Pole after a chance encounter with Will Steger.  Connect with Ann:  Website  Ann Bancroft Foundation Instagram Ann Reed website & featured song If you liked this episode:  Listen to Chris Fagan: South Pole Quest Thank you to our title sponsor, Capital One:   Check out the REI Co-op Mastercard program ..read more
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Becoming Mentally and Physically Elite with Chad Vanags
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by REI Co-op
1M ago
In September of 2022, at 39 years old, Chad Vanags was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer. Chad is a surfer, runner, and all-around athlete. In the year and a half since his diagnosis, Chad has been living his wildest most authentic life as he faces his own mortality. Cancer isn't the message, but it's been the vehicle that's pushed him to become what he calls physically and mentally elite.  Connect with Chad:  Website Instagram  Teaquilafarm Instagram Check out:  Book your next REI Co-op Adventure REI Re/Supply ..read more
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Climbing Through Fear with Nina Williams
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by REI Co-op
1M ago
Professional climber Nina Williams is known for her highball bouldering career. Highballing is somewhere between bouldering and free soloing. Climbers scale rocks 20 to 50 feet tall, sometimes even taller, without a rope. Nina was the first woman to climb a number of extremely challenging routes around the world, from Bishop, California to Rocklands, South Africa. In her sport, Nina deals with fear and failure regularly. She's had to learn to manage both in a way that allows her to be safe, but still push herself to her limits. Connect with Nina:  Instagram Check out:  Book your n ..read more
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Listeners Wild Ideas and Looking Back at 2023
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by REI Co-op
2M ago
That's a wrap on lucky season seven! Join host Shelby Stanger to celebrate the 50 phenomenal guests who shared their adventures with us this year as well as listeners who let us in on the wild ideas they have planned for 2024!  Projects & episodes mentioned in this episode:  Watch Melissa Kegler's documentary, Ice Mermaid: Cold Resolve  The Wisdom of Expeditions with Conrad Anchor The Will to Wild with Shelby Stanger  Climbing K2 with Lisa Thompson Submerging Into the Deep Ocean with Susan Casey Studying the Cosmos with Sarafina El-Badry Nance 150 Marathons in 150 Days ..read more
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Winning the Triple Crown of Ultra Running with Courtney Dauwalter
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by REI Co-op
2M ago
Ultra runner, Courtney Dauwalter is known as one of the greatest athletes of our time She's also know for running in long basketball shorts, scarfing down pizza and nachos between races, and her mindset when it comes to mastering the "pain cave." This summer, Courtney ran three of the most prestigious ultramarathons in the world and ended up winning every single one. The most impressive part is that she ran them all within 10 weeks.  Connect with Courtney:  Instagram  Website Episode sponsor:  Shop Salomon ..read more
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Bikepacking Through History with Erick Cedeño
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by REI Co-op
3M ago
Erick Cedeño is known for bikepacking around the U.S. He rides through some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but his trips aren’t just about taking in the scenery. Erick has a passion for history and has biked along historical routes including the Underground Railroad and most recently, he traced the footsteps and tire treads of a group of U.S. soldiers known as the Iron Riders. Connect with Erick:  Website  Instagram  Episode sponsor: Shop Teva If you enjoyed this episode:  Check out REI’s Fall/Winter 2023 Editor’s Choice Awards ..read more
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Hiking Patagonia in a Wheelchair with Alvaro Silberstein
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by REI Co-op
3M ago
When Alvarez Silberstein was 18 years old, he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Before his accident, Alvaro had a dream to go Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Once he started using a wheelchair, he assumed it would be impossible for him to fulfill this dream. But in 2017, Alvaro and his incredible friends organized a trip to make his wild idea a reality. Connect with Alvaro:  Instagram  Wheel the World website & Instagram  Episode sponsor: Shop Teva If you enjoyed this episode:  Check out REI’s Fall/Winter 2023 ..read more
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Surviving Alone in the Wild with Kielyn Marrone
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by REI Co-op
3M ago
In 2019, outdoor guide Kielyn Marrone was put to the test when she competed on the TV show Alone. On the show, contestants are dropped into remote places with only 10 pieces of equipment and challenged to survive in the wild. Kielyn finished third in her season, lasting a total of 80 days in a hand built shelter, cooking over a fire, and hunting and forging for food. Connect with Kielyn: Instagram  Lure of the North website Episode sponsor: Shop Teva If you enjoyed this episode:  Check out REI’s Fall/Winter 2023 Editor’s Choice Awards ..read more
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