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Featuring the brief and true adventure stories told at Boldly Went Live Shows by outdoor enthusiasts and athletes of all kinds.

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How to Wrap a Raft, Stories from R2AK 2019, Ep. 145

July 1st, 2020


This is one in a series of episodes we collected at our live storytelling event last year at the Race to Alaska sendoff party in Port Townsend, …

A Questionable Sunday Swim, Stories from R2AK 2019, Ep. 147

June 8th, 2020


This episode is part of a series of stories we collected at our live storytelling event last year at the Race to Alaska sendoff party in Port …

Reports from a Kayaking Trip in Glacier Bay, Stories from R2AK 2019, Ep. 146

June 2nd, 2020


This episode is part of a series of stories we collected at our live storytelling event last year at the Race to Alaska sendoff party in Port …

Kayaking in Alaska, Stories from R2AK 2019, Ep. 144

May 27th, 2020


For the next few episodes we’ll be sharing some of the incredible stories that we collected at our live storytelling event last year at the Race to …

Welcome to Season 6! What Does Adventure Storytelling Mean to You? Ep. 143

May 24th, 2020


The first episode of Season 6! We've switching up our format a little so you can enjoy shorter episodes throughout your week. We hope you like it! We also ask the question, "What does adventure storytelling mean to you?"

Be The Boss: Lightning, Foraging, and Mountaineering Ep. 142

April 6th, 2020


Being the boss means taking responsibility for ourselves and our relationships. It’s about who we let guide us, and how we guide others. Most importantly, it’s how we let our experiences dictate our lives.

Adventure …

Handmade Gear Reviews: Kayaking, Ice Climbing, Treeline Review Ep. 141

March 22nd, 2020


It’s not every day we have the opportunity to get a professional gear reviewer to go to work reviewing some homemade and make-shift pieces of equipment.

Adventure Storytellers: Matt Hagen, Joël Desgreniers
From: Duwamish …

World Water Day: Scuba, Whitewater Rafting & Sea Kayaking Ep. 140

March 16th, 2020


Keep breathing. Keep thinking. Keep smiling. Repeat until desired outcome achieved. Our co-host today is in the midst of leading a huge grassroots effort to bring down the Snake River Dams that are interrupting the …

Trust & Adjust Your Gut: Road Tripping and Ultra Running+ Ep. 139

March 9th, 2020


Adventure teaches us valuable lessons and we can extrapolate that to epidemics too! Be prepared, and trust your gut, isolate. How interconnected are …

The Naughty Episode: Death Running, Dickheads, and Defiling Nature Ep. 138

March 2nd, 2020


It’s truly mind-boggling when thinking about how the planet, and us humans living on it, have managed to survive. These stories reveal some of the …

Don’t Take Your Parents Unless... Ep. 137

February 24th, 2020


Taking your parents adventuring can mean a lot of things. This episode is all about climbing and has some extreme trail running thrown in.

Adventure Storytellers: Geoff Burrell, Parker, Barb Clemes
From: …

Going Out / Coming Out: Climbing, Camp Counseling, Raves Ep. 136

February 16th, 2020


Ah, first dates. Cue the music and some unpredictable mountain occurrences. You’ll be sure to land yourself in that 2-person tent or the back seat of a car in no time.

Adventure Storytellers: Bradley Gates, Jenn Levo

Surfing Ep. 135

February 10th, 2020


A lot of people like to think that they’re working toward some kind of stability, and that they suddenly know when they’ve arrived, like hitting retirement, or taking that dream vacation...but turns out, life isn’t …

Motorcycling Ep. 134

February 2nd, 2020


First time ever featuring motorcycle adventures in this podcast! Angel, the host, shares her secret. She’s from a motorcycling family!

Adventure Storytellers: Alex Garcia, Kristopher Dick
From: Paiute (Mammoth Lakes, …

Bikepacking the Oregon Timber Trail Ep. 133

January 27th, 2020


All about the Oregon Timber Trail, a 669 mile mountain biking trail with 69 thousand feet of elevation gain! It’s also about skinny dipping, peeing blood, and crying.

Adventure Storytellers: JT Lehman, Heather Van …

Bike Touring: Olympic Coast, Ghana, & Midwestern USA Ep. 132

January 20th, 2020


Bikepacking to confront fear and stereotypes.

Adventure Storytellers: Tessa Lewis, Annika Fain, Alison Yates
From: Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Stoney, Tsuu T'ina, Ktunaxa (Canmore, …

Prey v. Predator: Backpacking, Camping, and Hiking Ep. 131

January 13th, 2020


Animal encounters that make your buttholes clench. Staying on theme, January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and we’re bringing in an expert to …

Comebacks: Biking, Skiing, and Sailing Ep. 130

January 6th, 2020


Stories of comebacks to get you motivated for the coming year. Riding the 1200 gravel ride on the Silk Road Mountain Bike Race in Kyrgyzstan after a broken femur, being the first all women’s team to complete the …

Domestic: Keeping Adventure Close to Home Ep. 129

December 16th, 2019


Burgers + goats = adventure? Outdoor adventure really does come in all kinds, and this week we share some stories that you maybe never considered before! We’re stoked to have Elizabeth Aldrich of Temporary Provisions …

The Essence of a Place: Travel & Thru-Hiking Ep. 128

December 9th, 2019


When experiencing the place is the point of the adventure.

Adventure Storytellers: Kolby Kirk, Gracetopher Kirk
From: Confederated Tribes of Warm …

Bodily Functions: Climbing, Endurance Eating, Hiking Ep. 127

November 30th, 2019


One thing unites all outdoor adventures: weird body stuff.

Adventure Storytellers: Sarah Sugarman, Julie Cassata, Brooke Gemmell
From: Seattle, WA

Thanksgiving: Hiking and Mountaineering Ep. 126

November 25th, 2019


Family and friends get you into trouble, and help get you through.

Adventure Storytellers: Ellen Maude, Teresa Hagerty, [Bonus: Robert Wittmond]
Co-Host: Chevon Powell

From: Duwamish Territory (Seattle, WA)

Music: Maricz, …

Fear: Living Life in the Face of Death: Mountaineering, Running, Diving, Skiing Ep. 125

November 17th, 2019


Experiencing the real possibility of dying on adventures leads ​to new perspectives on life.

Adventure Storytellers: Marissa Lyons, Kenny Ho
From: Puyallup, Puget Sound Salish Territories (Tacoma, WA), Duwamish Territory …

Different Perspectives: Base Jumping, Desert Running Ep. 124

November 11th, 2019


Adventure changes lives in two stories that intertwine experiences of international political struggles and individual experiences outside.

Adventure …

Horticulture v. Botany v. Edibles Ep. 123

November 4th, 2019


“Should I eat this?” and other adventures in plant sampling. Exhilarating wildlife encounters with rare, exotic, and dangerous...plants?

Adventure …

Going Outside is Terrifying: Insect Plagues and Visitors in the Night Ep. 122

October 28th, 2019


Outdoor experiences turn into real-life nightmares when animals show up in creepy ways.

Adventure Storytellers: Daniel Travers, Julie Cassata,
From: …

The Wrong Tool for the Job: Mountaineering, Running, Skiing Ep. 121

October 20th, 2019


In this episode, we hear stories from accomplished adventurers who made life unnecessarily difficult for themselves by bringing the wrong gear.

Major Crashes: Airplanes, Crevasse Rescue, Mountain Bikes Ep. 120

October 14th, 2019


When things go dramatically wrong. Moments of uncertain survival and fortunate rescue, plane crashes and head trauma in international biking competition.

Adventure Storytellers: Andy Selters, Sue Grandjean
From: Paiute …

Attacks: Sailing and Backpacking Ep. 119

October 6th, 2019


Maybe there are things that go bump in the night. In this episode we hear about some harmless but hilarious attacks sustained while adventuring.

Adventure Storytellers: Alex Moseley, Briony Williamson
From: Seattle & …

Moab 240: Journey Running Ep. 118

September 29th, 2019


In this episode we hear two sides of a rescue story from the middle of the desert during the Moab 240 Mile Ultramarathon, and get perspective on the race from another finisher, co-host Helgi Olafson.

Adventure …

Tacoma is for Dirtbags, Part 2: Urban Adventures. Ep. 117

September 22nd, 2019


This is part 2 of a two part series featuring adventure stories about Tacoma, WA from our “Tacoma is for Dirtbags” event, about Tacoma-based urban adventures.

Adventure Storytellers: Marissa Lyons, Jim Gawel, Mindy …

Tacoma, Washington is for Dirtbags: Allure. Ep. 116

September 15th, 2019


Stories about being sucked in by Tacoma’s peculiar allure. Part 1 of a 2.

Adventure Storytellers: Chris Staudinger, Krystina Jarvis, Ellen Bayer
From: …

Leading Backcountry Trips: Canoeing, Hiking, & Owning a Chalet. Ep. 115

September 6th, 2019


In a Boldly Went first we speak with co-host Fran Drummond about her experience running the Twin Falls Chalet in Yoho National Park and hear nerve …

The Race to Alaska: A Very Special Episode. Ep. 114

September 1st, 2019


In June 2019, Boldly Went followed along with with the Race to Alaska, a 750 mile non-motorized boat race between Port Townsend, WA and Ketchikan, …

Unexpected Discoveries: Season 4 Highlights Part 2. Ep. 113

July 19th, 2019


This is part two of our season 4 highlights where we share stories of unexpected discovery from caving in Vietnam, summiting Mount Whitney, hearing …

Live and Learn: Season 4 Highlights Part 1. Ep. 112

July 14th, 2019


We’re re-sharing crowd favorites and a diverse collection of outdoor adventure stories from Season 4. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series including a …

Record High Snow Levels in the High Sierra. Ep. 111

July 8th, 2019


This 2-part story really drives home the reasons why record high snow combined with above freezing temps are a serious threat to safety for even the most well prepared section hikers.

Adventure Storytellers: Meghan …

You’re Doing It Wrong: Mountaineering & Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe. Ep. 110

July 1st, 2019


Things go wrong no matter the enormity of an adventure. A mountaineering trip in the Washington Enchantments and a lost tent versus a 5 year 11 day human powered global circumnavigation and an accidental overstayed visa.

Loss. Exploration. Love. Ep. 109

June 24th, 2019


A very special episode celebrating family, love, and marriage and how exploration has bridged all of those in the lives of two long time Boldly Went …

Dads And Their Antics. Whitewater Kayaking & Fly Fishing. Ep. 108

June 17th, 2019


In honor of Father’s Day, we’re sharing two hilarious stories by children about their really funny dads. It’s not all farts and underwear.

Adventure Storytellers: Ali Small, Scott McGuire
From: Bend, OR & Mammoth …

Being Present. Hiking & Rowing. Ep. 107

June 3rd, 2019


Being Present. Hiking & Rowing. Ep. 107

Saying yes to a wild evening or revelry followed by a hungover solo hike in Nicaragua and visualizing what …

Leave Your Impressions at the Trailhead. Mountaineering & Camping. Ep. 106

May 27th, 2019


Relying on an unlikely stranger to summit Mount Whitney and confronting unexpected obstacles on a first solo camping trip in Death Valley National …

Coping Skills. Hiking & Trail Running. Ep. 105

May 20th, 2019


A day hike that turned into a frigid, soggy overnight ordeal on the Eagle Creek Trail in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and an attempt at a solo …

Things we do for family. Press Traverse FKT, cougar sighting, and Tietons with the family. Ep. 104

May 13th, 2019


In honor of Mother’s Day, sharing stories by a mother and daughter about breaking trail running records, standing up to cougars, and getting dragged on a 17 hour hike by your family.

Adventure Storytellers: Gretchen Ta, …

You Can Do(o) Better. Backpacking in the Bogachiel & The Night Sky. Ep. 103

May 6th, 2019


A snap decision made while backpacking which led to some gentle admonishment from a local outdoor legend in Olympic National Park and a tale about the origin of the stars.

Adventure Storytellers: Daniel Clem, Kevin …

Benefits of Turning Back: PCT Hiking, Bikepacking & Volcano Summits on the West Coast Ep. 102

April 29th, 2019


Using ingenuity and poetry to conquer the PCT and the perils of breaking down on a gravel road in rural Oregon during a bikepacking and volcano …

The Dirtbag’s Guide to Life. Ep. 101

April 22nd, 2019


To introduce our book, The Dirtbag’s Guide to Life, here are five, 10 minute presentations from the Live Launch Event that took place in Seattle in March 2019. Presentations are by experts who are living their dirtbag …

How to tell if you’re a badass: Hiking & Caving. Ep. 100

April 14th, 2019


How to tell if you’re a badass: Hiking & Caving. Ep. 100

Using podcasts for hiking motivation and bear attack prevention in the Canadian Rockies and surviving three day treks through torrential rain in Phong Na Ke …

Sunburn & Jerky: Snorkeling & Hitchhiking. Ep. 99

April 1st, 2019


In honor of April Fools’ Day, stories in this episode are gut wrenchingly hilarious about a terrible sunburn after snorkeling in Cambodia and the …

Pinch Me! Is This Really Happening? Running 200 Miles & Skydiving Into A Full Solar Eclipse. Ep. 98

March 24th, 2019


Stories in this episode are hardly believable. First a story about the Bigfoot 200 mile run in the Southern Cascade Mountains in Washington State, …

Brrrr-os: Burro Racing and Cold Water Swimming. Ep. 97

March 16th, 2019


An ultramarathon champion in his prime and a woman entering her sixth decade take on unusual athletic challenges that free them from perceptions of …

Crash Landings: Trail Running, Sky Diving, & Lessons Learned in the Dark. Ep. 96

March 10th, 2019


When adventures are so fun they end in the hospital. Stories illustrating that there’s no such thing as safety in experience and that sometimes the riskiest situations are the least expected.

Adventure Storytellers: …

This Is The Real World : Appalachian Trail, Vanlife, & An Ode To The American West. Ep. 95

March 4th, 2019


The wisdom imparted from a chance encounter on a section hike, the loneliness of van life, and an unlikely friendship with a local rancher. Your stories about how you are making adventure your lifestyle and clearing …

First Times: Skiing & Climbing. Ep. 94

February 25th, 2019


Stories that will make you remember how humbling learning new skills can be, in these cases skiing and climbing under the watch of romantic partners.

Adventure Storytellers: Ben Lynn, Christina Vaughn
From: Seattle, WA …

Public Lands’ Cupids. Ep. 93

February 17th, 2019


Our Valentine is Public Lands and the two stories in this week’s episode explain it for us. These storytellers will make your hearts ache and throb as you listen to their attempts at escape, self-discovery, becoming …

Season 3 Highlights Part 2: The Most Ridiculous Ep. 92

January 28th, 2019


This is part 2 of a 2 part series featuring the highlights of Season 3. In this episode we’re re-sharing 5 of the most ridiculous stories we …

Season 3 Highlights: Part 1. Ep. 91

January 21st, 2019


This is part 1 of a 2 part series featuring the highlights of Season 3. We’re re-sharing crowd favorites and a diverse collection of outdoor …

Ebb Tides, Helicopter Rides, & Key Swaps: Climbing in the Bugaboos, Row Boating the Seventy48 Ep. 90

January 14th, 2019


Adventures wouldn’t be possible without the right transport and this week we’ve got some non-traditional approaches including a story by a climber …

Time To Purge: Climbing, Breaking, Quitting, Growing. Ep. 88

December 31st, 2018


We ring in 2019 by intertwining climbing epics, purging, and small and large life events that result in learning, gaining confidence, and creating …

Ultra Running Experiences Revealed. Ep. 87

December 17th, 2018


Is it possible to train for the Canadian Death Race when you’re a flatlander? What’s the best piece of gear? Ever tried rubbing alcohol foot soaks …

Side Eye With Caution: Canoeing Howe Sound and the Chattooga River. Ep. 86

December 10th, 2018


Lost paddles and capsized canoes with real life unicorns and goddesses. Reminders to never squash the enthusiasm of your buddies because it’s that enthusiasm that brings magic and miracles on your adventures.

Adventure …

Sticks and Stones and Cars Will Break Your Bones. Ep. 85

December 3rd, 2018


Cycling 200 miles in 8 hours and backcountry backpacking. Both are generally safe, until they’re not. In this episode we talk about the dangers of bike lanes and the importance of drinking enough. (You choose the drink.)

Families That Adventure Together: Beloved Pets, Parents, and Partners. Ep. 84

November 26th, 2018


How do you define your adventure family? How has you family encouraged you to take up new and massive challenges? And what gear have you shared …

Maritime Miracles. Ep. 83

November 19th, 2018


Up close whale encounters, a message in a bottle, and scuba diving featuring classic Thanksgiving themes like family experiences that shape us, human …

Braving the Void. Ep. 82

November 12th, 2018


Splitboarding, climbing, skiing and mountaineering can be terrifying, but throw in some genitourinary problems and you really never know how it’s going to turn out. We review what to do when you see blood in your urine …

Extreme River Rafting. Ep. 81

November 2nd, 2018


River floats conjure up images of peace, serenity, and relaxation, but outdoor adventurers know that just change a few factors, and rivers can quickly become death traps. This week’s storytellers can vouch. Apark ranger …

More Trick than Treat. Ep. 80

October 29th, 2018


In observance of Halloween, we’re sharing the trickiest and spookiest stories from Boldly Went Live Shows: a bizarre and disturbing wild animal …

The Moab 240: A Very Special Episode Ep. 79

October 22nd, 2018


Live from Utah, and the Destination Trail Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run. We spoke with runners about their experiences along the way to try to get to …

O is for Orienteering. Ep. 78

October 14th, 2018


Stories that titillate and tickle by two world class orienteers. Listeners will learn about the various types of orienteering and what it takes to get to the World Champs, hint, it’s within your grasp! No matter if …

We can do hard. Ep. 77

October 8th, 2018


We define “adventure” as an experience that you go into without knowing how, or if, you’ll get through it. We believe adventure stories are important because, for one thing, they are a reminder that people can get …

PCT 50th Anniversary. Ep. 76

October 1st, 2018


On October 2, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail is celebrating the 50th year since its inception as a National Scenic Trail which is a designation that protects it from private land development and preserves the trail for …

We’re Idiots. I love you. Ep. 75

September 23rd, 2018


Two stories in this episode, the first by a skier, the second by a sailor. Both stories illustrate the dramatic effects of weather changes, the value of a compass, and rescue plans. Stories take place in the Canadian …

Tahoe 200 Endurance Trail Run: A Very Special Episode. Ep. 74

September 17th, 2018


Stories from runners, staff, and volunteers recorded live at the 2018 Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Trail Running Race. Experiences range from the highs …

When everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts. Ep. 73

September 10th, 2018


When everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts. Ep. 73

Stories illustrating Yvon Chouinard’s famous quote, that the adventure starts when …

How to Be a Tour Guide Ep. 72

September 4th, 2018


Stories recounting the life-changing experience of being a wilderness tour guide. From a crevasse rescue that led a new father to rethink his career path to a pitch for guiding as a means to become a better person. This …

“When everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” Ep. 73

September 3rd, 2018


Stories illustrating Yvon Chouinard’s famous quote, that the adventure starts when everything goes wrong. Drew Goldsack, an Olympian and adventure …

On the Road: The Strange and Bizarre Ep. 71

August 27th, 2018


Stories recounting the epic experience of life in the warzone in Iraq as a photo journalist, the complications caused by inattentive mechanics, and the fundamental human struggle of mixing saltwater and a bad rash in …

Season 2 Highlights Part 2 Ep. 70

July 21st, 2018


This is the last episode in Season 2! This is part 2 of a 2 part series of our Season 2 highlights. In these highlights episodes you’ll hear the crowd favorites from Season 2 from the most listened to episodes, most …

Season 2 Highlights Part 1 Ep. 69

July 16th, 2018


We’re resharing crowd favorites and a diverse collection of outdoor adventure stories from Season 2. In this episode we take a few minutes to pull …

Fast and Slow Running in Giant Circles: Mount Rainier & Tahoe Rim Trail Ep. 68

July 9th, 2018


Recounts of the Wonderland Trail at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington and the Tahoe Rim Trail in California. Stories of multiple attempts, …

Thru-Hiking Newbs: PCT & PNT Ep. 67

July 1st, 2018


This week’s storytellers share their first experiences with thru-hiking, both from the Pacific Crest Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail, and the major lessons they learned. We dive into the concepts of personal …

Type 2 Fun: Hiking the Kalalau Trail Napali Coast and High Sierra Backcountry. Ep. 66

June 25th, 2018


When facing severe weather and treacherous conditions, sometimes it’s necessary to rethink the plan and consider the most important end goal. That’s what this week’s storytellers did when exploring the Napali Coast …

Ice Cold: Swimming and Running Ep. 65

June 10th, 2018


It might be warming up here in the Northern Hemisphere, but these stories are about athletes who took on some ice cold challenges including ice …

Threats Of No Return. Sailing and Paddling. Ep. 64

June 5th, 2018


First, what it’s like to refurbish and sail a rusty tall ship and the impending adventure (danger) that awaits.

Second, a group of friends set off on a camping adventure by kayaking down the River of No Return Frank …

Lost & Found. Skiing, White water Rafting. Ep. 63

May 20th, 2018


This week I’m sharing stories by a semi-pro nordic ski racer turned nomad, a white water rafting and kayak guide, and an alpine skier. Each of the stories have components of being lost, then found and interweave …

Explosives: Boy Scouts, Camping, Surfing, Chile, & Dynamite. Ep. 62

May 14th, 2018


Part 1: Discovering hidden treasures at scout camp. Blindly hiking surf boards through a minefield in Chile. Stories about narrowly missing getting blown up and a sudden, deeper appreciation for life.

Part 2: A special …

Miracles: Cho Oyu Mountain Climbing and hiking in Ecuador. Ep. 61

May 7th, 2018


A story by previous Seven Summits Guinness Book of World Record Holder about the time she witnessed a man fall off Mount Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th …

Undignified Extreme Racing: Adventure Race World Championship & Running 100 miles. Ep. 60

April 30th, 2018


Two stories about extreme racing and the dirty little places you might find yourself during the depths of extreme thirst and fatigue. First you’ll hear from a slimy Adventure Race World Series finisher, then from a …

Road Trip: Transcontinental Cycling & Transamerica Search For Best Places to go Backpacking. Ep. 59

April 23rd, 2018


Stories of self discovery and really long adventures in time and space. First a story of a bike trip from Alaska to Argentina with a couple stops to summit each continent’s highest peak - Denali and Aconcagua. Then a …

Adventure Socialites: CXRACING & R2R2R. Ep. 58

April 15th, 2018


These are stories of friendship and fun amidst some grueling and weird challenges. Grand Canyon in One Day - The rim to rim run is hard enough, but this mom’s group went 47 miles from the Grand Canyon South Rim to the …

Hiking Trails & Surprise Attacks. Ep. 57

April 9th, 2018


Places to hike and the unknown and unexpected dangers lurking - some funny, some not. Stories from El Salvador, Palm Springs hiking trails, Palm Springs camping, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT Trail) and Oregon hiking …

Bigfoot Sightings, Mountaineering & Missiles in Oahu Hawaii, Scuba Diving, & Warped Tour. Ep. 56

April 2nd, 2018


April Fool’s 2018!?!? Featuring true stories that seem like jokes and a story that ends with a joke. Stories are all about finding bigfoot, hiking in …

El Camino de Santiago. Ep. 55

March 25th, 2018


This week we hear from pilgrims about their experiences walking The Camino Frances in Spain. Three different pilgrims with three different perspectives describe their experience of the pilgrimage in Spain taking them to …

Bikepacking San Francisco - Boulder, Ethiopia - Namibia, & the Trans America Trail. Ep. 54

March 18th, 2018


This week’s storytellers tell how cycling adventure riders get on the bike and complete an interstate house move, get an insider view of the consequences of severe drought in African countries, and celebrate memories of …

You’re Gonna Be Scared. Ep. 53

March 11th, 2018


Broken legs, forest fires, house explosions, a case of Giardia, and some really strange questions. Scary stories so bizarre that they border on unbelievable.

Storytellers: Ben Oberhand, Sara Vanderwaal

Music: Ryan Little, …

Mental Health & the Outdoors. Ep. 52

March 3rd, 2018


A canyoneer and a hiker describe how they use the outdoors as a tool for pushing through some mental health challenges, and how you can do it too.

Paradise! Kiss it Goodbye. Ep. 51

February 25th, 2018


Perspective on how beautiful outdoor places can be tainted - wrong directions, land mines, lack of environmental stewardship, and permanent vision …

Discovery. Ep. 50

February 17th, 2018


Breaking through imposter syndrome in the Central Cascade Mountains in Washington, regaining lost confidence on the Colorado Trail & how a 12 …

Crush(er). Ep. 49

February 10th, 2018


In honor of Valentine's Day we're sharing stories by three people telling about how they kindled love in the midst of their adventures. You’ll first hear from a climber and international backpacker, then a fifteen time …

Firsts & Foremost. Mountain Biking, Backpacking, Fishing. Ep. 48

February 4th, 2018


A mountain biker, a hiker, and a fisher from Laramie, Wyoming capture the horror, peace, magnitude, and elation that come from exploring the outdoors in challenging and new ways.

Storytellers: Cynthia Dywan, Stephanie …

Teenagers doing stupid things. Ep. 47

January 28th, 2018


Stories from a white water kayaker, an all around outdoorsman, and a long time ultra runner about their formative teenage experiences. We’re …

Community to the Extremo. Ep. 45

January 15th, 2018


This week we feature some of the most hard core stories we’ve ever featured! Ultrarunners with stories from Vol State, running across Tennessee, and …

Going With the Flow. Ep. 44

January 7th, 2018


To ring in the new year, we’re sharing stories from snorkelers, swimmers, kayakers, surfers and paddle boarders. They face their fears and perceived limitations and accept new challenges in spite of them. This episode …

Introducing HumaNature podcast by Wyoming Public Media. Ep. 43.1

December 25th, 2017


This week we’re going off script and introducing our listeners to a podcast we think you’ll enjoy called HumanNature produced by Wyoming Public Radio.

Music: Ryan Little, Maricz, Doctor Turtle, Ray Rude

Not as Planned. Ep. 43

December 17th, 2017


Going in search of whale sharks in the Caribbean waters off the coast of Belize and an attempt at swimming across the extremely rough waters of the …

Unexpected Turns of Events. Ep. 42

December 11th, 2017


Three fantastic and diverse stories about how adventure helps us cultivate resilience and agency. The first a story about swimming the Willamette …

6 AdventShorts: Interview with Connor Bloomfield. Ragged finish on the CDT.

December 7th, 2017


This is exclusive content for Boldly Went Patreon subscribers! Go here to access
Connor "One of Us" Bloomfield is the …

Traversing the Atlas Range, Morocco. Ep. 41

December 3rd, 2017


Romantic partners took their one man tent and traversed the Atlas Range in Morocco in sweltering, desert-like conditions. They share their lived …

Runs in the Family. Thanksgiving Part 2. Ep. 40

November 26th, 2017


A father and a daughter came to a Boldly Went Show together, put their names in the hat, and they were both selected. Turns out, it was both of their …

Runs in the Family. Thanksgiving Part 1. Ep. 39

November 19th, 2017


3 parents telling stories about their outdoor experiences with their children of different ages and life stages. First, a father’s story about …

5 AdventShorts: Interview with Graham Zimmerman. Pro Climber, Novice Bikepacker.

November 18th, 2017


Graham Zimmerman, a professional moustache grower, mountain climber, and expedition taker talks about his most recent unimaginable adventure - bikepacking with his romantic partner. We ask him how he funds his …

4 AdventShorts: Interview with Chris Wright. Missed summit in Pakistan-Link Sar.

November 16th, 2017


Known for climbing and opening new routes especially in Alaska - Terror on Moose's Tooth - and from Oregon to Norway. He free-soloed the Matterhorn …

3 AdventShorts: Interview with Sarah Bradham at Mazamas: Creating the Portland Alpine Festival.

November 16th, 2017


Our first ever organization to be named our Adventure Hero of the Week, Mazamas, one of the oldest Mountaineering organizations in the United States, …

2 AdventShorts: Interview with Dawn Glanc on her film "Mixtress."

November 15th, 2017


Dawn talks about women in mixed climbing, her debut film "Mixtress," and how she reacts to the statement "Adventure is my lifestyle."

1 AdventShorts: Interview with Katie Mills. Climbing Alaska's Ham and Eggs and Moose's Tooth

November 14th, 2017


Katie Mills, a self defined "normal person" who spices up her life with weekend getaways ice climbing and has recently achieved her unimaginable by climbing Ham and Eggs.

Music: Maricz

Gnarly Vets. Ep. 38

November 12th, 2017


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Catastrophe: You only control your choice. Ep. 37.

November 4th, 2017


Cliffed out in Fool’s Canyon, lost on the M.I.A trail and why adventures are unpredictable. Reflections from canyoneers and a skier about sleeping …

Season 1 Highlights: Part 1. Ep. 35

October 6th, 2017


Revisiting listener and crowd favorites from a skier, climber, SUP boarder, natural disaster survivor, and a thru-hiker. I pull back the curtain and …

Don't Give Up. Ep. 34

October 1st, 2017


Bike tourists face off with an 18 wheeler and a runner describes her first 100 mile race. One a story of life and death, the other of the trying …

Thru Hiker Realizations. Ep. 33

September 24th, 2017


The fears and joys of being a thru hiker, living in the wild, and surviving.

Results Are in the Approach. Ep. 32

September 17th, 2017


Inspiring mentors and friends who teach us, challenge us and lead us to question what might be possible for ourselves. Stories from a paraglider and a paddle boarder encourage outdoors enthusiasts and athletes …

Beauty In The Grotesque. Ep. 31

September 10th, 2017


Adventure is more than just something we do for fun. It helps us cope and manage the difficult moments we experience as this week’s storytellers …

Love, Wheels, & Costumes. Ep. 30

September 2nd, 2017


A PCT section hiker and a cyclocross biker share their experiences about how some wheels, grit, costumes, and luck during adventures can be useful …

Disaster! Ep. 29

August 27th, 2017


From novice to expert to mechanical and natural disasters, this episode features underprepared hikers who get stranded on a mountain slope for a night, an experienced triple-crown thru-hiker who catches on fire, and a …

Elements: Out Of and Into. Ep. 28.

August 20th, 2017


These skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, and cross-country state champions get out of their element showing that going outside in unfamiliar conditions can be hilarious, dangerous, terrifying, life-threatening, …

Overcoming. Ep. 27

August 13th, 2017


Stories revolving around trail running, backpacking and mountaineering in the Swiss Alps intertwining themes of community, dealing with injuries, …

Providing Aid. Ep. 26

August 6th, 2017


Starting with 2 of the unlikeliest aid stories: the Belize Defense Force finds an award-winning adventure filmmaking crew in the jungle and asks for assistance, then a sailor revives the unlikeliest of creatures in …

Bring These Things. Ep. 25

July 31st, 2017


A snowshoer and a backpacker give some tips about things to remember when heading to the backcountry. Like directions. And candy bars.

Storytellers: Angie Sowell and Karly Wade

Music: c4, Fields Ohio, Komiku, Josh …

Logs & Walls. Ep. 24.

July 24th, 2017


Crossing the logs in life. It’s obvious what logs you need to cross to get to your destination, but what about when those logs are figurative and come from a scary accident or inexperience. A hiker and a climber …

Her Odyssey. Special Feature. Ep. 23.

July 15th, 2017


America to America a 23,000 mile trek. Stories told from Bolivia in the midst of undertaking a massive journey from Patagonia in the Southern part of …

Record Holders. Ep 22.

July 9th, 2017


Hiking and rowing the farthest and the fastest. Told by the fastest known time record holder for the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail and by …

Wildlife Encounters. Ep. 21

July 1st, 2017


Encounters with a mountain goat, 3 bears, and a giant spider in the Cascades of Washington, the backcountry in New York, Vancouver Island, and the high Himalayas. Instructions on how to respond when encountering wild …

Bird Attack. Ep. 20.

June 23rd, 2017


Human on bird and bird on human attack stories. An Appalachian Trail section hiker, journalist, author, and avid birder shares her experience hiking in the Adirondacks researching her book about 50 years of bird …

Ghost Towns and Girl Scouts. Ep. 19.

June 15th, 2017


1) Author and award-winning filmmaker shares his reflections on a 3-month kayaking trip around Newfoundland and reminds the listener to make good use of your time. 2) A group of hiking teenagers lost in the Uinta …

Say Yes to Life. Ep. 18

June 10th, 2017


A SUP boarder and an open water swimmer take us inside their extreme water worlds sharing rare experiences. The first scary story circles around life and death. The second is a more light-hearted telling of an …

Holding your own. Ep. 17

June 4th, 2017


Stories from Tacoma, WA. The first from a hard core distance runner about her experience at the Barkley Fall Classic 50k which contains pieces of the infamous Barkley Marathon. The second from a grizzled surfer going in …

Building Suspense Ep.16

May 29th, 2017


Suspenseful stories from a sea kayaker and a snowshoer involving blood, intense winds, and Beyoncé.

Storytellers: Melissa Malott, Gene Ryan

Sponsored …

In Pursuit. Ep. 15 May 9, 2017 11:16:31 AM

May 21st, 2017


Stories about atypical outdoor adventure activities-mining, yoga, meditation- that strongly emphasize the importance of following the adventurous …

Uncovering in the Wild. Ep. 14 May 9, 2017 10:14:47 AM

May 14th, 2017


Two wildlife biologists share stories of how nature provided them the space for self-discovery and personal growth and how that sometimes leads to …

Facing death. Ep 13

May 4th, 2017


Contemplating the unfairness of dying on a sailing trip from France to the Caribbean or at the hands of a wild animal in an Indian mine. These 2 …

To the Rescue Ep. 12

April 28th, 2017


On being rescued and rescuing in the wilderness. A climbing accident where one little slip results in one big hail mary and how a surprise encounter …

Human Powered Search Engines. Ep. 11

April 23rd, 2017


Our 2 adventurers share how they go in search of the right direction and the right person, one on foot, the other on a bike. Stories of unique …

Swim and have sex, but don’t run for your life. Ep. 10

April 16th, 2017


An adventure tourist tells how she reacted when she was surrounded by jackals in Africa. A novice swimmer uncomfortably found herself swimming straight toward the largest waterfalls in the world. A mountaineer shares …

Professional Adventurers Next Door Ep. 9

April 8th, 2017


An Ironman rewinds the pivotal events in his career and an ultrarunner tells about his run at Mont Blanc and his new, old, pair of shoes.

Life Changing International Disasters. Ep. 8

April 2nd, 2017


Stories from Bend, Oregon about bagging Kilimanjaro where the most dangerous part was the afterparty and a shoestring adventure to Honduras that went sideways as soon as stepping off the plane.

Storytellers: Neil …

Naked, Lost, and Drunk Ep. 7

March 27th, 2017


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How to make an adventure. Ep. 6

March 18th, 2017


Turning adventure dreams into reality. One woman tells about how she found herself on a Mongolian horseback trip and another describes how he became …

Prison, Bears, Bleeders, and Mangoes. Ep. 4

February 25th, 2017


This week's adventures: A benting adventure to a prison island. Trail names and bear encounters. Adventure is who you're with. Never eat unpeeled mangoes.

Chinese wrestlers, PCT trail magic, and Shredding in Iran. Ep. 3

February 20th, 2017


An adventure film maker gets roped into wrestling a Chinese tribal elder, a thru-hiker finishes the PCT with some unexpected friends, and an Aussie encounters free spirits on the ski slopes of Iran.

Escapades in Pakistan, England, Iceland. Ep. 2

February 10th, 2017


Seattle adventurers tell about backpacking in Pakistan, walking across England, and testing a potential adventure partner by visiting a penis museum in Iceland.

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