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Wild Ideas Worth Living

By Shelby Stanger

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.

  1. 1.
    Peter Mel - Balancing Life as a Big Wave Surfer, WSL Commentator and Family Man19 September 2018
    39:24
  2. 2.
    Courtney Carver - Tackling Autoimmune Disease with Minimalism and Embracing JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out)5 September 2018
    40:51
  3. 3.
    Alex Honnold - The World’s Best Climber on Free Soloing El Capitan and Putting Yourself Out There29 August 2018
    54:02
  4. 4.
    Jamie Mitchell - World Champ Paddleboarder and Big Wave Surfer on How to Win Multiple Titles and Care for the Ocean22 August 2018
    50:46
  5. 5.
    Andy Ruben - Changing the Way Consumerism Works and Saving the Planet with Re-Commerce15 August 2018
    42:07
  6. 6.
    Scott Jurek – How to Revitalize Your Purpose, Tackle the Longest Trails, Set Records, and Write Best-Selling Books1 August 2018
    1:02:15
  7. 7.
    Scott Carney – Scott Carney – Biohacking your Body using the Environment, Writing, and Debunking Gurus25 July 2018
    59:16
  8. 8.
    Wim Hof - Using Nature to Rediscover Our Inner Power18 July 2018
    43:45
  1. 9.
    Aspen Matis - Finding Emotional and Physical Strength on the Pacific Crest Trail11 July 2018
    1:04:01
  2. 10.
    Beth Rodden - On Rock Climbing, Living in Yosemite, and Reframing the Perfectionist Mindset27 June 2018
    38:19
  3. 11.
    Michael Finkel - Writing About the Last True Hermit and Other Adventurous Stories20 June 2018
    43:54
  4. 12.
    Rebecca Rusch - How to Take Risks and Carve Your Own Trail13 June 2018
    55:14
  5. 13.
    Cheryl Strayed - On Hiking, Getting Outside, Being Kind, and Writing Like a ‘MoFo30 May 2018
    57:50
  6. 14.
    Catra Corbett - How to Get Sober, Transform Your Life and Become a Record Breaking Ultramarathon Runner and Author23 May 2018
    45:09
  7. 15.
    Karen Ramos & Adriana Garcia - Starting a Movement to Encourage Diversity in the Outdoors16 May 2018
    34:03
  8. 16.
    Mark McInnis - Turning His Love of the Outdoors into a Photography Career9 May 2018
    36:48
  9. 17.
    Diane Van Deren – How to Run Ultramarathons and Set Records at 58 Despite Brain Surgery2 May 2018
    42:56
  10. 18.
    Lacey England - Challenging Stereotypes and Protecting the Outdoors as a Wildland Firefighter25 April 2018
    34:22
  11. 19.
    Jen Sincero - How to Be a Badass at Making Money and Go After What You Want18 April 2018
    38:59
  12. 20.
    Andrea Bemis - How to be an Organic Farmer, Feed your Community, and Publish a Gorgeous Cookbook11 April 2018
    52:49
  13. 21.
    Nick Mott and Shelby Stanger – Adventure and Podcasting with REI Co-op’s Two New Shows4 April 2018
    25:18
  14. 22.
    Liz Frugalwoods – Retire in Your 30s and Achieve Financial Independence by Being Frugal28 March 2018
    50:02
  15. 23.
    Florence Williams - Proof Being in Nature Can Make You a Healthier, Happier Person21 March 2018
    42:04
  16. 24.
    Stacy Bare –  Using Adventure to Help Veterans, Yourself and Others14 March 2018
    54:52
  17. 25.
    Kimmy Fasani - How to Be a Professional Backcountry Snowboarder and Cookie Tester7 March 2018
    51:14
  18. 26.
    Brendan Leonard - How to Run 100 Miles, Get Paid to Write Books and Blogs, and Make Movies and Cartoons About Adventure28 February 2018
    52:28
  19. 27.
    Outdoor Outreach - Transforming Young Lives through the Outdoors21 February 2018
    35:37
  20. 28.
    Donna Carpenter –  Burton’s CEO on Creating an Awesome Company Culture and Resisting the New Normal14 February 2018
    39:58
  21. 29.
    Andy Davis - Making a Living with Enthusiastic, Amazing Art, Inspired by Surf Culture7 February 2018
    46:52
  22. 30.
    Mirna Valerio – Running Ultramarathons and Being a Beautiful Work in Progress31 January 2018
    56:26
  23. 31.
    Ami Vitale - Traveling the World, Telling Stories, and Creating Awareness Through Photography24 January 2018
    45:50
  24. 32.
    Dr. Rhonda Patrick - Health Hacks for Performance and Longevity17 January 2018
    53:22
  25. 33.
    Mike Coots - How to be a World-Class Adaptive Surfer, Shark-Attack Survivor, Photographer and Marine Life Advocate10 January 2018
    36:53
  26. 34.
    2017 Recap20 December 2017
    21:00
  27. 35.
    Kelly Clark - How to Be The Most Winning Half-Pipe Snowboarder Ever13 December 2017
    47:32
  28. 36.
    Dr. Alan Goldhamer - The Crazy Benefits of Water Fasting and Living a Plant-Based SOS-Free Lifestyle6 December 2017
    44:38
  29. 37.
    Diana Nyad - How to achieve impossible goals like swimming from Cuba to Florida29 November 2017
    49:48
  30. 38.
    Sal Masekela - The Voice of Action Sports on Telling Better Stories22 November 2017
    1:13:19
  31. 39.
    Cliff Kapono - How We Are Physically and Emotionally Connected to the Ocean15 November 2017
    44:54
  32. 40.
    Willow Belden - Sharing Intimate, Inspiring, and Thoughtful Stories from the Outdoors8 November 2017
    38:23
  33. 41.
    Liz Clark - Learning About Yourself While Living on a Boat and Sailing Over 20,000 Miles1 November 2017
    52:00
  34. 42.
    Rob Greenfield - Inspiring Others to Live a Low Impact, Sustainable Lifestyle25 October 2017
    54:06
  35. 43.
    Chris McDougall - Writing Untold Stories about Running and Amazing Human Performance18 October 2017
    45:30
  36. 44.
    Kimi Werner - Slowing Down to Have Magical Encounters Underwater11 October 2017
    1:01:17
  37. 45.
    JP Sears - How to Live an Ultra Spiritual Life and Have a Sense of Humor4 October 2017
    52:27
  38. 46.
    Karen Rinaldi - Why Sucking at Something Can Turn Out Great and How to Publish Stories27 September 2017
    46:33
  39. 47.
    Ari DeLashmutt - Confronting Fear Hundreds of Feet in the Air on a Highline20 September 2017
    41:05
  40. 48.
    Courtney Conlogue - How to be a Pro Surfer and Achieve Tough Goals13 September 2017
    1:01:27
  41. 49.
    Chris Guillebeau - Taking Your Side Hustle from Idea to Income6 September 2017
    29:32
  42. 50.
    Caroline Gleich - Climbing Mountains, Conquering Fears and Speaking Up to Protect Where We Play Outside30 August 2017
    43:19
  43. 51.
    Todd Glaser - How to Become a World-Renowned Surf Photographer23 August 2017
    54:12
  44. 52.
    Zeppelin Zeerip - How to Go Far as a Snowboarder, Activist, and Filmmaker16 August 2017
    41:29
  45. 53.
    Gale Straub - Inspiring Women to Get Outside with a Podcast9 August 2017
    35:26
  46. 54.
    Chris Cote - How to be a Professional Action Sports Personality2 August 2017
    59:46
  47. 55.
    Steve Casimiro - How to Create an Adventure Media Company and Share Deeper Stories26 July 2017
    44:15
  48. 56.
    Shanti Hodges - Building Communities by Getting Parents and Kids Outside19 July 2017
    57:21
  49. 57.
    Damien LeRoy - How to Survive A Paragliding Crash, Be a Professional Adventure Athlete, and Live with Positivity12 July 2017
    30:23
  50. 58.
    Cyrus Sutton – Making Films That Explore How We Interact With Our Planet and Our Passions5 July 2017
    1:00:38
  51. 59.
    Grant Trebilco - Breaking Stereotypes of Mental Health Issues Through Surfing28 June 2017
    41:53
  52. 60.
    Rebecca Rusch - Biking the 1,200 Mile Ho Chi Minh Trail in Search of Her Father and Finding Magic21 June 2017
    36:24
  53. 61.
    Angela Davis - Motivating the Masses and Taking Fitness Seekers to Church on a Bike14 June 2017
    26:03
  54. 62.
    Izzy Tihanyi – Business in a Bikini: Sharing the Stoke of Surfing7 June 2017
    46:11
  55. 63.
    Gretchen Bayless & Taylor Hood - Living the Van Life and Traveling the World with Roamerica Rentals31 May 2017
    44:48
  56. 64.
    Devyn Bisson – Creating Documentary Films that Impact Change24 May 2017
    46:39
  57. 65.
    Brogan Graham - Empowering People to Get Fit and Talk to Strangers Around The World17 May 2017
    1:18:25
  58. 66.
    Mark Lukach - Writing About a Taboo Topic to Help Others10 May 2017
    57:38
  59. 67.
    Norah Eddy - How to Use Business to Improve the Health of the Oceans3 May 2017
    43:02
  60. 68.
    Becky Mendoza & Emi Koch - How to Protect the Environment, Travel The World, and Give Back to Local Communities26 April 2017
    1:00:42
  61. 69.
    Eric Wolfinger - How to Be a World-Class Traveling Food Photographer19 April 2017
    58:51
  62. 70.
    Sarah Robb O’Hagan - Bringing Your Most Extreme Self to All That You Do12 April 2017
    41:04
  63. 71.
    Chris Sharma - Tackling Walls and Life with a World Class Climber5 April 2017
    37:13
  64. 72.
    Amy Ippoliti - Saving the World with Yoga and Activism29 March 2017
    46:23
  65. 73.
    David Goldman - Using Intermittent Fasting and a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet to Produce Optimal Performance22 March 2017
    51:25
  66. 74.
    Brendan Brazier - Creating Plant-Based Nutrition Culture15 March 2017
    46:02
  67. 75.
    Caroline Paul - How to Cultivate Bravery8 March 2017
    53:59
  68. 76.
    Chris Burkard - Becoming a World-Class Adventure Photographer1 March 2017
    48:30
  69. 77.
    GracedByGrit - Creating a Business by Women For Women22 February 2017
    32:50
  70. 78.
    Alana Nichols - Three-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist On Being a Champion No Matter What15 February 2017
    46:55
  71. 79.
    Jaimal Yogis - Facing Fear with Mindfulness and Love8 February 2017
    48:36
  72. 80.
    Bethany Hamilton - How to be Unstoppable and Live Life Fully1 February 2017
    29:18
  73. 81.
    Dean Karnazes - Becoming the Ultra Marathon26 January 2017
    33:29
  74. 82.
    James Nestor - The Art of Freediving and Writing an Award-Winning Book18 January 2017
    1:01:00
  75. 83.
    Alison Teal - How to Thrive on Naked and Afraid, Travel The World With A Pink Bikini and Make A Difference in The World with Alison Teal of Alison’s Adventures11 January 2017
    1:10:40
  76. 84.
    Ryan and Nicole Levinson - TwoAfloat's Nicole and Ryan Levinson On Sailing to French Polynesia To Chase Their Dreams Despite Any Limits4 January 2017
    1:21:20
  77. 85.
    Joel Van Der Loon - Survival Skills for the Wild and Living Closer to Nature28 December 2016
    42:28
  78. 86.
    Cindy Whitehead - Stories From a Female Skateboarding Pioneer8 December 2016
    40:34
  79. 87.
    Pete Kostelnick - Running Across the Country Faster Than Anyone8 December 2016
    52:44
  80. 88.
    Steph Jagger - Lift Your Restraining Device8 December 2016
    49:49
  81. 89.
    Wild Ideas Worth Living - Welcome!1 December 2016
    1:58

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