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Wild Ideas Worth Living | REI Presents Interviews on Adventure, Outdoors, and Travel

Shelby Stanger: Podcast Host, Journalist, Surfer, Adventure-Seeker

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High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and Journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts, and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas a...Show More
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51:57 | Jul 29th

Loveis Wise and Lisa Congdon are two visual artists who have turned their passion for art into amazing careers. Loveis is an illustrator who became the second black woman in 91 years to design a cover for the New Yorker. She takes inspiration from th...Show More

56:20 | Jul 11th

When she was 13, up-and-coming pro surfer Bethany Hamilton lost her left arm in a shark attack. That’s just the beginning of her story. Bethany bounced back a month later and today is one of the best surfers in the world. There’s a new documentary ab...Show More

57:53 | Nov 14th, 2018

Samin Nosrat, is the host of Netflix's new series Salt Fat Acid Heat, which follows her around the world as she teaches the importance of cooking with each of these four elements. On the show, she travels from Italy to Japan to Mexico and back to Ber...Show More

53:29 | Sep 9th

Sarah Herron is a creative, filmmaker, and non-profit founder. Sarah was born without the bottom half of her left arm, a condition known as congenital limb difference. After appearing on season 17 of The Bachelor, she received an outpouring of love f...Show More

40:42 | Aug 26th

Bonnie Tsui’s essay “You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything,” was one of the most shared stories from the New York Times on the weekend it was published earlier this summer. Bonnie’s theory behind the importance of lying fal...Show More

1:01:17 | Aug 12th

Jerry Holl, Julie Hotz, and Ryan Higginbotham are three ordinary people who decided to drop everything and pursue extraordinary adventures. Each of them wanted to shake themselves free from their routines, push themselves to extremes, and become the ...Show More

57:48 | Jul 1st

For many people, figuring out portable meals that are healthy, filling, and tasty is a challenge. For others, the prospect of bringing food on the trail is an afterthought entirely. Bon Appetit’s Brad Leone and Best Served Wild Authors Brendan Leonar...Show More

51:26 | Jun 17th

Can you imagine eating only what you grow or forage for an entire year? Rob Greenfield is doing just that. He’s living in a tiny house on a plot of land where he’s planted an elaborate garden in the backyard of a neighborhood where he’s also teaching...Show More

04:17 | Jun 10th

On September 2nd 2017, just east of Portland Oregon, 150 hikers were trapped behind a wall of flames created by one very bad decision, one that would lead to immense fear and loss. Wildfire, a podcast from REI Co-op, investigates the causes and reper...Show More

1:03:22 | Jun 3rd

Pattie Gonia is the world’s first outdoor drag queen and activist. The brainchild of Wyn Wiley, a talented photographer and Eagle Scout from Nebraska, Pattie rocks her platform boots to hike, ski, and now surf her way through Mother Nature’s most bea...Show More

40:11 | May 20th

Dr. Edith Eger is a Holocaust survivor, an author, and a renowned therapist. In 1944, when she was just a teenager, Edith had been training to make the Hungarian Olympic Gymnastics Team when her family was forcefully sent to Auschwitz, one of the mos...Show More

56:44 | May 6th

Karen Rinaldi is the author of It’s Great to Suck at Something, a book about the joy she found in pursuit of surfing, a sport she says she’ll never be good at. David Romanelli wrote Life Lessons from the Oldest and Wisest when he started to realize t...Show More

47:16 | Apr 24th

Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love of G. Love & Special Sauce, has had an incredibly successful music career but remains humble and grounded. His music uses unexpected combinations from different musical genres like blues, R&B, surf, and jazz in his songs. ...Show More

25:24 | Apr 22nd

In honor of Earth Day 2019, dive into the problem of plastic pollution and the impact it’s having on our oceans with a handful of experts that are channeling their creative and innovative brain power to combat the issue of plastic pollution, from sur...Show More

55:51 | Apr 8th

Steve Bramucci is a writer who has been able to focus his passion for the outdoors and books into a career as a kid's adventure author and a travel/food writer for national publications like Uproxx (where he's the travel, adventure, and food editor) ...Show More

56:56 | Mar 25th

Brian Keaulana is a legendary waterman, who grew up on the water near Makaha Beach fishing, surfing, and spending time with friends and family near the ocean. He became one of the top lifeguards on the island and is credited with not only creating th...Show More

37:46 | Mar 11th

Sally Bergesen, the founder of Oiselle, fell in love with running in college but couldn’t find the kind of running clothes she wanted to wear, so she created her own company. As she learned more about women and their relationship with clothing, she s...Show More

40:56 | Feb 25th

Kim Chambers was 30 years old, an athlete and a powerful executive, when she slipped and fell down a set of stairs. The injuries she sustained changed the course of her life. In 2014, she became the sixth person (and third woman) to complete the Ocea...Show More

52:41 | Feb 11th

In June of 2017, rock climber Alex Honnold climbed El Capitan, a granite rock formation about 3,000 feet high in Yosemite National Park without any ropes. His journey to achieve that climb was captured and made into a beautiful, Academy Award-nominat...Show More

42:17 | Jan 30th

Smartphones have been around for a little over a decade, but in that short time, many of us have become addicted to our digital devices. Have you ever been staring at a gorgeous vista or surrounded by snow and found yourself wanting to pull out your ...Show More

38:58 | Jan 16th

At Sea Change Preparatory, a school in Del Mar, San Diego,, they begin each day on the beach with a ten-minute meditation and a mile-long swim in the open ocean before starting classes. John Allcock, the co-founder and Director of Mindfulness at Sea ...Show More

04:27 | Jan 9th

Last year was a big year for this podcast, and this year we’re boosting our production even more. We’re diving deeper into stories and exploring not just people, but also about topics and ideas that will help you chase down your own wild adventures. ...Show More

20:48 | Dec 19th, 2018

We are now two years, 97 episodes, and over a million listens into this podcast. It’s been a privilege to interview some of the biggest names in adventure. We’ve talked about how being outside in nature can help us become healthier, what it’s like se...Show More

49:38 | Dec 5th, 2018

In his New York Times bestselling book Living with a Seal, Jesse chronicles his month of living and training with Navy Seal David Goggins. Years later he shared his experience living in a monastery in New York in his book Living with Monks. Early in ...Show More

45:52 | Nov 28th, 2018

Dr. Eric Goodman is the founder of the movement-based Foundation Training, a program has helped thousands of athletes and every-day people alleviate pain and increase performance. A former water polo player, Dr. Goodman developed back pain that docto...Show More

53:12 | Nov 21st, 2018

Elizabeth Weil writes about those who live outside the normal boundaries of society and pursue their own wild ideas. She has written about everyone from snowboarder Shaun White and skier Mikaela Shiffrin to swimmer Diana Nyad, Senator Kristen Gillibr...Show More

1:06:08 | Oct 31st, 2018

Gabby Reece is a woman of many talents. She is a health and fitness expert, a former professional volleyball player, a best-selling author, a model, a TV host, wife to big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, and a mom. She is also the co-founder of XPT (extr...Show More

38:45 | Oct 17th, 2018

Shannon Walker first dreamed of becoming an astronaut in the 1960s. She got her start with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center in 1987 and in 2004, she was selected to be a part of NASA, and six years later she served as...Show More

48:39 | Oct 10th, 2018

Tate MacDowell is a skier, filmmaker, and all around awesome guy. He got his start as a filmmaker making ski movies for companies like Teton Gravity Research and Brain Farm. His current company, Death Cookie Entertainment, specializes in editorial ac...Show More

40:34 | Sep 26th, 2018

Rue Mapp is a true force of nature. The activist, nature-lover, and mom of three founded Outdoor Afro as a blog in 2009 and has since grown it to become the nation’s leading nonprofit network that encourages African-American leadership in nature. Wit...Show More

39:25 | Sep 19th, 2018

You may have seen today’s guest gliding down a giant wave at Mavericks, or heard his voice behind the microphone as the commentator for the World Surf League. The long-time Quiksilver athlete, WSL commentator, owner of his family surf shop in Santa C...Show More

40:52 | Sep 5th, 2018

After years in a fast-paced career as an ad executive, Courtney Carver was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease that forced her to rethink her whole life. Stress caused major flare-ups for her, so she went about eliminating a...Show More

54:03 | Aug 29th, 2018

Alex Honnold is the most exciting and recognized climber in the world, in addition to being one of the best climbers ever. Last year, Alex completed the most terrifying, challenging climbing feats to date. He climbed 3,000 feet up El Capitan in Yosem...Show More

50:47 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Jamie Mitchell is one of the best athletes in the world and a ten-time winner of the Molokai to Oahu paddleboard race, one of the most challenging, prestigious races in the world where competitors paddle 32 miles between the Hawaiian Islands. These d...Show More

42:08 | Aug 15th, 2018

Andy Ruben has had a unique career path. After working as the Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart, saw just how many products are bought and never used or thrown out, and decided to do something about it. In 2012, he co-founded Yerdle, a company...Show More

1:02:16 | Aug 1st, 2018

Scott Jurek is one of the most accomplished ultra-runners of all time. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestseller Eat & Run, a memoir that traces Scott’s journey from his Midwestern childhood to his adventures in ultrarunning, and how he b...Show More

59:17 | Jul 25th, 2018

Scott Carney has spent much of his career debunking health and spiritual gurus, and writing about them for national publications and books. When he set out to do the same thing with Wim Hof, something different happened. He ended up spending a lot of...Show More

43:46 | Jul 18th, 2018

Over the last few decades, Wim Hof has broken dozens of records and achieved some wild feats. Many of his records were attempts to show the world that healing and high performance can be achieved if we go back to nature, and we have healing powers wi...Show More

1:04:02 | Jul 11th, 2018

Editor's note: This episode contains references to sexual violence and may not be suitable for all audiences. After being raped her second night of her freshman year in college, Aspen Matis grew depressed and was shocked at how her school didn’t b...Show More

38:20 | Jun 27th, 2018

Beth Rodden is a well known climber who has won competitions and climbed some of the most challenging routes in the world, including many first ascents like her free climb of the Meltdown in Yosemite, where she showed that women can climb as well as ...Show More

43:55 | Jun 20th, 2018

Michael Finkel is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, which chronicles a highly intelligent man that lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years without lighting ...Show More

55:15 | Jun 13th, 2018

Rebecca Rusch has been called a modern day wonder woman and the queen of pain for her ability to not only withstand harsh conditions in endurance racing, but for her well-versed career. This year, Rebecca is about to celebrate her 50th birthday, and ...Show More

57:51 | May 30th, 2018

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 ...Show More

45:10 | May 23rd, 2018

After battling drug addiction, Catra Corbett hit her bottom, finding herself in jail. Soon after she got sober, Catra discovered her love of fitness. She also started running, and running more. To date, Catra, aka “the Dirt Diva” has run over 260 mar...Show More

34:04 | May 16th, 2018

Karen Ramos and Adriana Garcia are two young women who started movements to encourage diversity and representation in the outdoor industry. Karen founded Get Out, Stay Out, an organization that connects indigenous-migrant children with the outdoors. ...Show More

36:49 | May 9th, 2018

Mark McInnis, is an accomplished photographer who works with a lot of my favorite brands and publications. A lot of his work takes place along the Pacific Northwest, and he loves shooting pictures of freezing cold climates, empty waves and stunning l...Show More

42:57 | May 2nd, 2018

Diane Van Deren was a professional tennis player before she had epilepsy, and running helped stave off her seizures. Ten years into her disease, she decided to have a radical surgery where doctors removed a part of her brain. Once she healed, runnin...Show More

34:23 | Apr 25th, 2018

REI recently made a video called “Women in Fire” that features Lacey England and some other badass female firefighters and launches April 30th. Lacey was also profiled in the National Forest Foundation series, “Drawn to Flame: Women Forged by Fire.” ...Show More

39:00 | Apr 18th, 2018

Jen Sincero is the author of You are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money. Her latest book is a guide on how to make more money and teaches you how to release negative views about it. Jen shares how to live more wildly, how to make more mone...Show More

52:50 | Apr 11th, 2018

Today’s guest has one of the most important jobs you can think of: she’s a farmer and grows the food we eat. Andrea Bemis and her husband, Taylor, own an organic vegetable farm called Tumbleweed Farm in Parkdale, near Hood River, Oregon. We talk abou...Show More

25:19 | Apr 4th, 2018

REI is now in the podcast game with not just with this show, but also a new 8-episode series called Take it From Me, that launches this week. Nick Mott, the producer of the show, is a fellow journalist, writer, photographer, and a rock climber. Nick ...Show More

50:03 | Mar 28th, 2018

Author Elizabeth Thames, aka Liz Frugalwoods, is the voice behind the blog and new book, Meet the Frugalwoods. Liz and her husband did everything they were supposed to: attended a good state college, graduated, and got jobs. But as millennials workin...Show More

42:05 | Mar 21st, 2018

Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix, is an accomplished writer and speaker. Her writing has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Outside Magazine, and she’s even hosted a few podcasts herself. In The Nature Fix she writes about the ...Show More

54:53 | Mar 14th, 2018

Stacy Bare is not your average guy or storyteller. He received a Bronze Star for his time spent serving in Iraq from 2006 to 2007, but struggled with depression, addiction and even contemplated suicide when he returned home from war. When a friend in...Show More

51:15 | Mar 7th, 2018

Kimmy Fasani is a well-respected athlete, most known for her aggressive free-style backcountry snowboarding. She has won countless awards like Women’s Rider of the Year, Standout Performance of the Year, and has had some incredible video parts with S...Show More

52:29 | Feb 28th, 2018

Brendan Leonard is the creator of Semi-Rad, a blog he started in 2011. He’s also an author, adventurer, illustrator, filmmaker, ultra-marathoner, and an all-around interesting guy. He’s also a contributor to sites like Dirtbag Diaries and The Adventu...Show More

35:38 | Feb 21st, 2018

Miriam Pi, Meli Perez Valdez, Lawrence Vallejos, and Gaby Jasso grew up with different backgrounds and share how their trips with Outdoor Outreach changed the path of their life forever. With one of these young adults being a DACA recipient, another ...Show More

39:59 | Feb 14th, 2018

Donna Carpenter is the CEO and Co-Founder of Burton Snowboards and a true force of nature. She’s always pushing the envelope with her mission and products, and she radiates positivity and a go-for-it attitude. Listen to Donna talk about becoming CEO ...Show More

46:53 | Feb 7th, 2018

Andy Davis has been called one of the best surf artists of our generation. Using bright colors, and organic, curvy shapes, his work gives you the feeling of being near the water, and exudes a pure, simple joy and aloha spirit. His work has appeared i...Show More

56:27 | Jan 31st, 2018

You may have seen Mirna Valerio, “The Mirnavator.” Her video with REI had millions of views on Facebook. It starts with her reading an angry letter from a guy who wrote to her while she was doing a 50k run calling her a “fraud,” a “liar,” and said sh...Show More

45:51 | Jan 24th, 2018

Ami Vitale is a world-class photographer who has traveled the world on assignment for publications like National Geographic and the Associated Press. She got her start in journalism working as a war correspondent, and now focuses on stories, videos a...Show More

53:23 | Jan 17th, 2018

Dr. Rhonda Patrick knows that leading a healthy lifestyle is a key component to living wildly. You may have heard Rhonda on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, or on her own podcast, Found My Fitness. She’s done research on and has interv...Show More

36:54 | Jan 10th, 2018

When he was 18, Mike Coots was attacked by a shark while bodyboarding in Hawaii. He survived, punching the shark numerous times in the face, but it took his right leg. Today, Mike is a marine life advocate, a world-class photographer, a competitive s...Show More

21:01 | Dec 20th, 2017

Shelby's goal was to make a podcast that inspires others to live more wildly, and share stories and advice from the top adventurers, athletes, health experts, and more. She's sharing a few things she's learned after 54 episodes. From making commitmen...Show More

47:33 | Dec 13th, 2017

Kelly Clark is an Olympic snowboarder and author. She has over seventy wins under her belt, including 10 X-Games medals (nine of them gold), and four trips to the Olympics (with a gold in Salt Lake City). She is also one of the greatest snowboarders ...Show More

44:39 | Dec 6th, 2017

Fasting may seem like a wild idea, but the practice has actually been around for thousands of years and is still used in many cultures and religions. Dr. Alan Goldhamer, who founded TrueNorth Health, is a huge supporter of these practices. Since 1984...Show More

49:49 | Nov 29th, 2017

In 2013 at the age of 64, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It took her about 53 hours. After years of training, four failed attempts, being stung by multiple box jellyfish, dea...Show More

1:13:20 | Nov 22nd, 2017

If you have ever watched action sports on TV, there’s a good chance you’ve heard or seen Sal Masekela. With a rich, deep voice and a gift for gab, Sal’s been a beloved commentator, journalist, musician, producer, and philanthropist for over a decade....Show More

44:55 | Nov 15th, 2017

Cliff Kapono is a surfer and scientist from Hawaii. Cliff’s work is all about using science to relate to nature: what happens in our bodies when we spend time outside, and what is biologically happening when we get that feeling of being connected to ...Show More

38:24 | Nov 8th, 2017

Willow Belden is the host of Out There, a podcast that discusses big life questions in an outdoor setting. Willow talks to ultra-marathoners, Everest climbers, hikers, cyclist, skiers, and all kinds of adventurers about their journeys, giving listene...Show More

52:01 | Nov 1st, 2017

Liz Clark is an adventurer, surfer, sailboat captain, and now an author, with her first book coming out next year with Patagonia Books. In 2005, Liz pursued her lifelong dream to live on her boat, and sail from Santa Barbara to French Polynesia. She’...Show More

54:07 | Oct 25th, 2017

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer and environmental activist who is making a difference for our planet. Rob cycled across the U.S. three times on a bamboo bike to raise awareness about sustainability. He dove into more than 2,000 dumpsters across the c...Show More

45:31 | Oct 18th, 2017

Chris McDougall is the author of the bestselling books, Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes. His first book spawned the barefoot running movement and altered the running shoe industry forever. Natural Born Heroes dives into the history of how every-d...Show More

1:01:18 | Oct 11th, 2017

If you’ve heard of Kimi Werner, you’ve probably seen the photo of her gracefully swimming while holding onto the dorsal fin of a great white shark. Kimi is a fearless force of nature. Growing up off grid in Hawaii, Kimi’s father taught her to free di...Show More

52:28 | Oct 4th, 2017

JP Sears is a spiritual comedian, author, emotional healing coach, and a curious student of life. You may know him from his hilarious YouTube videos that feature great underlying messages about relationships, spirituality and how self-righteous we ca...Show More

46:34 | Sep 27th, 2017

Karen Rinaldi is a writer and the creator of Harper Wave, an imprint of Harper Collins that has published the work of Jaimal Yogis, Mark Lukach and Steph Jagger. Karen has also published books by authors like Dave Asprey of the Bulletproof Coffee mov...Show More

41:06 | Sep 20th, 2017

Ari (pronounced Air-ee) DeLashmutt is a professional highliner, skier, paraglider and an enthusiastic adventurer, who also hosts the How To Adventure Podcast. He lives a dream life, eager to spend most of his time in the air or on the mountains. Ari ...Show More

1:01:28 | Sep 13th, 2017

Courtney Conlogue is a professional surfer on the World Surf League, currently ranked towards the top three on the women’s tour. Known for her powerful turns, positive attitude, work ethic, and incredible fitness capacity, she has an amazing ability ...Show More

29:33 | Sep 6th, 2017

Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Art of Non-Conformity, Born For This, and The Happiness of Pursuit. His latest book, Side Hustle, which debuts September 19th, shows how to take your side hustle from ...Show More

43:20 | Aug 30th, 2017

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 guideb...Show More

54:13 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Todd Glaser is one of the most sought-after surf photographers in the world. Today he takes photos on land and in the water with surfs stars like Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, and Rob Machado. His work has appeared not only in sports publications like ...Show More

41:30 | Aug 16th, 2017

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 arou...Show More

35:27 | Aug 9th, 2017

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 beyo...Show More

59:47 | Aug 2nd, 2017

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...Show More

44:16 | Jul 26th, 2017

Steve Casimiro is the founder of Adventure Journal, an online magazine with a beautiful quarterly book that covers the deeper side of adventure. Steve got his start in newspapers, then helped start Snowboarder Magazine, was the founding editor of Bik...Show More

57:22 | Jul 19th, 2017

Shanti Hodges is a journalist, writer, and mom who started a community called Hike it Baby. The non-profit organization’s mission is to connect families and get them outside, especially when their children are young. Hike it Baby is now responsible f...Show More

30:24 | Jul 12th, 2017

Damien LeRoy is a professional and world renowned kiteboarder, paraglider, stuntman, and athlete. Last year he had a terrifying crash where he fell over 150 feet from the air into a forest of mangrove trees and broke his leg, ribs, punctured his lung...Show More

1:00:39 | Jul 5th, 2017

Cyrus Sutton is a director, filmmaker, surfer, adventurer, and sought-after brand ambassador. Cyrus has produced Emmy Award-winning films, including Stoked and Broke, and is the founder of Korduroy TV, a website that explores creativity and sustainab...Show More

41:54 | Jun 28th, 2017

Grant Trebilco is the creator of One Wave is All it Takes (OneWave), a nonprofit tackling mental health issues, literally one wave at a time. The organization started in Australia, and has quickly gained worldwide attention through its “Fluro Friday”...Show More

36:25 | Jun 21st, 2017

Rebecca Rusch has been a professional athlete for over three decades. She is a seven-time World Champion who continues to shatter the glass ceiling in whatever sport she tackles. Rebecca’s most recent journey goes much deeper. She biked 1,200 miles a...Show More

26:04 | Jun 14th, 2017

Angela Davis is an international fitness evangelist and motivational coach, who’s helped lead events alongside people like Oprah. In addition to being one of the most inspiring voices and coaches, she’s a former member of the USA track and field team...Show More

46:12 | Jun 7th, 2017

Izzy Tihanyi started the first all-women’s surf school in 1996. Prior to founding Surf Diva, Izzy was a competitive collegiate surfer, competed on the professional women’s longboard circuit, hosted a TV show for action sports, and at one point was ev...Show More

44:49 | May 31st, 2017

Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood are the founders of Roamerica Rentals, a camper van rental company based in Oregon that lets you take their vans all over North America and even to Canada. Their vans are decked out with items like Rumpl blankets, Sta...Show More

46:40 | May 24th, 2017

Devyn Bisson is a documentary filmmaker who got her start as a beach lifeguard in Huntington Beach, Calif. At just 25 years old, Devyn has produced and created several award-winning films, including The Wave I Ride, and a short about Syrian Refugee C...Show More

1:18:26 | May 17th, 2017

Brogan Graham is a former collegiate rower and coach with a giant heart and a huge personality. He and a buddy needed a way to work out in the winter months in Boston, so they started the November Project. What started with a few people running stair...Show More

57:39 | May 10th, 2017

Mark Lukach is a father, husband, teacher, surfer, and the author of the new book, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, published by Harper Collins and on shelves this month. Six years ago, Mark submitted an essay about his wife’s struggle with mental i...Show More

43:03 | May 3rd, 2017

Norah Eddy is the co-founder of Salty Girl, a sustainable seafood company with an innovative way of doing business. She grew up in a small New England fishing town and has worked on and around fisheries and boats all over the world. As a surfer and a...Show More

1:00:43 | Apr 26th, 2017

Becky Mendoza is the founder of Changing Tides Foundation, and Emi Koch created Beyond the Surface International. Both non-profits connect surfers and travelers around causes that give back to local communities, and create positive change. These youn...Show More

58:52 | Apr 19th, 2017

Eric Wolfinger has been called the Annie Leibovitz of food photography. While he wasn’t always a photographer, after college Eric, who was also a longtime surfer, wanted to find a way to combine his passions for traveling and cooking. The unexpected ...Show More

41:05 | Apr 12th, 2017

Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the Founder and Chief Extremer of Extreme You. Formerly the President of Gatorade and Equinox, she’s also worked at Nike, Virgin, Air New Zealand, and is currently the CEO of Fly Wheel. Sarah shares about success,  failure and h...Show More

37:14 | Apr 5th, 2017

Chris Sharma is one of climbing’s most accomplished athletes. He started climbing at the young age of twelve in gyms in his native Santa Cruz, CA and now searches out the most difficult, beautiful, and seemingly impossible climbs known to man. He con...Show More

46:24 | Mar 29th, 2017

Amy Ippoliti 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 a...Show More

51:26 | Mar 22nd, 2017

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 Col...Show More

46:03 | Mar 15th, 2017

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 avail...Show More

54:00 | Mar 8th, 2017

Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including Fighting Fire, Lost Cat, East Wind, Rain, and The Gutsy Girl. She’s competed alongside Olympians as a luger, swam for dead bodies in the San Francisco Bay, made first as...Show More

48:31 | Mar 1st, 2017

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 ...Show More

32:51 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan are the founders of activewear brand GracedByGrit. They started this business from scratch, and it has now become a successful company with a team of rocking women at the helm. They believe in a business with a missio...Show More

46:56 | Feb 15th, 2017

Alana Nichols was on her way to college on a softball scholarship when she attempted a flip snowboarding, and landed directly on a rock on her back. She suffered a spinal cord injury that left her paraplegic. Instead of giving up sports altogether, A...Show More

48:37 | Feb 8th, 2017

As a teen, Jaimal Yogis ran away from home to Hawaii where he found surfing. He also learned to meditate. This path lead him to life as a journalist and writer. The author of the science-based book, The Fear Project and memoir Saltwater Buddah, Jaima...Show More

29:19 | Feb 1st, 2017

Bethany Hamilton is one of the most empowering surfers of all time. She's had many wild ideas, from continuing to surf despite losing her left arm, to surfing giant waves at Jaws in Maui last year, starting a non-profit to help others, having a baby,...Show More

33:30 | Jan 26th, 2017

Time Magazine called Dean Karnazes one of the most interesting men. On his 30th birthday (after tequila), Dean ran 30 miles non-stop for the first time. Shortly after that big run, he quit a lucrative, cushy job to become a long-distance, as in ULTRA...Show More

1:01:01 | Jan 18th, 2017

About a decade ago, James Nestor knew he wanted to quit his job, but he had no idea he’d become a freediver and develop such strong connection with the ocean. A surfer at heart, James always loved playing at the surface of the ocean, but when doing a...Show More

1:10:41 | Jan 11th, 2017

After studying film at USC, Alison Teal was invited to participate on the Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid. She not only survived 21 days with a guy in the wilderness naked, but she used her fame from winning the show to promote an important ...Show More

1:21:21 | Jan 4th, 2017

Ryan and Nicole Levinson of Two Afloat set sail for French Polynesia two years ago to pursue a dream of leaving San Diego and their jobs to live on the open ocean. Taking on such a feat requires tons of preparation, but there’s only so much you can d...Show More

42:29 | Dec 28th, 2016

As a young boy, Joel Van der Loon grew up in South Africa and Tanzania, and has always been somewhat of a “wild child.” He and his dad grew up in a remote area of Africa, where he learned from the Massai, then sailed around the world, and lived a lif...Show More

40:35 | Dec 8th, 2016

Cindy Whitehead managed to sneak in a skateboarding session on the L.A.’s busiest freeway one day and also did some other wild things. She was one of the first females to get a centerfold plus two-page article in a men’s skateboard magazine, and she’...Show More

52:45 | Dec 8th, 2016

Pete Kostelnick ran across the country, starting in San Francisco and finishing in New York. He logged about 72 miles a day, with only one day off. It took him 42 days, six hours and 30 minutes for a total of 3,067 miles. They have been calling him t...Show More

49:50 | Dec 8th, 2016

Steph Jagger was working in public relations for major companies, made enough money to buy a new house and go skiing on weekends, but she wanted more from life. One day, while skiing in Whistler with some friends, she had the idea to try to ski aroun...Show More

01:59 | Dec 1st, 2016

Have you ever wanted to sail around the world, climb a mountain, travel to a new country, learn a new skill, start a business, write a book, or get in the best shape of your life? Wild Ideas Worth Living is podcast dedicated toward empowering others ...Show More