G.O. Get Outside Podcast - Everyday Active People Outdoors

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G.O. Get Outside: The Podcast is a radio-style interview show for people who like to get outdoors or would like to get outdoors. Hell, it may even be a show for people who don’t know they want to get outdoors. Too busy? Think you don’t have time for frivolous outside crap? Poppycock! Each episode of… read more

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G.O. 086 - Doubt on the West Coast Trail

June 1st, 2019

41:53

In 2010, Jason and Steven Calcote embarked on the week long journey of hiking Vancouver Island’s beloved West Coast Trail. Four days of non-stop …

G.O. 085 - Alden Anderson, 360 Nomad Across the Globe

May 16th, 2019

1:22:19

Previous guest (G.O. #16) Alden Anderson is 3 years into a 6 month trip across Europe and Asia. He and Jason spoke over Skype about how travel …

G.O. 084 - Running to Life With Cyndi Wyatt

May 1st, 2019

47:32

Cyndi Wyatt grew up running along the beaches of Florida, practicing aerobics, and eventually modeling. Running is what would stick with her, …

G.O. 083 - Daniel Harm Builds a Trail to Harmony

April 16th, 2019

1:12:26

Daniel Harm has lived an eclectic existence influenced by nature and art. He grew up internationally, raced bicycles professionally, lived in the wilderness building an ornate trail system, scales mountains and trees, …

G.O. 082 - Courtney Condy and Occupation Wild

April 1st, 2019

48:17

Courtney Condy was a workaholic go-getter intent on becoming a millionaire before 30. Yet, she hated her life. A spontaneous trip to Nepal shifted …

G.O. 081 - Daniel Elson, Mustachioed Animator Canyoneer

March 16th, 2019

1:04:28

Daniel Elson makes cartoons, hides his past, and descends canyons on sketchy anchors. Did we mention his mustache? He has a boffo mustache. Daniel and Jason hid from the rain in a makeup room one morning to discuss the …

G.O. 080 - Roundtable: Trailmothers

March 1st, 2019

1:23:02

What began as an instagram account devoted to sharing hiking photos of a mother and her son has blossomed into a community of families sharing outdoor adventures with each other. Jason met with seven members of …

G.O. 079 - Becoming a Beginner With Michael Kelley

February 16th, 2019

47:46

Michael Kelley spent his youth surfing the beaches of Malibu until he discovered the competitive world of cycling and eventually SUP racing. Now, he shares his years of experience with others as a Scoutmaster, father, …

G.O. 078 - Capturing Adventure With Tiffany Nardico

February 1st, 2019

44:14

Previously a fashionista, Tiffany Nardico’s live changed drastically after a chance encounter on a Zion shuttle bus introduced her to canyoneering. Her budding photography career shifted towards adventure sports. She …

G.O. 077 - Mr. Imlay Canyon Gear, Tom Jones

January 16th, 2019

55:52

Tom Jones has left a large imprint on canyoneering in the Western U.S. He is the founder of Imlay Canyon Gear, a supplier of canyoneering specialty equipment and the author of the Zion Canyoneering Guidebook. Tom and …

G.O. 076 - Marinel de Jesus, From Lawyer to Nomad to Brown Gal Trekker

January 1st, 2019

58:03

After 15 years as a prosecuting attorney, Marinel de Jesus craved a change. Her mother’s unexpected death caused her to reevaluate her own life. She left her career to become a permanent nomad and founded Peak …

G.O. 075 - Grand Explorer Rich Rudow

December 16th, 2018

1:02:15

Rich Rudow’s life has become intrinsically linked with the Grand Canyon. On a raft trip in 1989, he became enamored with the mysteries beneath its rim. Having spent 1000 days within its walls and having helped establish …

G.O. 074 - Roundtable: Human Impact

December 1st, 2018

1:09:14

All actions have consequences. Our actions outdoors always leave an impact. It is our responsibility to mitigate the negative and foster the positive. Jason met with two writers for Nevada’s Desert Companion Magazine, …

G.O. 073 - Earth Astronaut Adam Haydock

November 16th, 2018

58:22

Adam Haydock’s intent was to become a state trooper, but circumstance shifted his path into dive rescue ultimately leading him to exploration. He now …

G.O. 072 - Paddling Snack Maven Lyndsay Hupp

November 1st, 2018

54:26

A roadtrip at 17 introduced Lyndsay Hupp to the wonders of Arizona and the Western U.S. Her future would be found there guiding others through the …

G.O. 071 - Canyoneer Freddy Unger Finds Focus

October 16th, 2018

52:38

Freddy Unger is recognized in the Southern California canyoneering community as an active leader eager to share his knowledge and offer opportunities to new participants. Prior to discovering canyoneering, he was …

G.O. 070 - Roundtable: Community Science

October 1st, 2018

51:04

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has brought crowdsourcing into the realm of science. Their Community Science Program allows the public to contribute to research projects and become active participants …

G.O. 069 - Wildlife Champion Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

September 16th, 2018

59:47

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom was inspired by the NWF’s (National Wildlife Federation) Ranger Rick magazine as a child. Now, as the executive director of the California region of the NWF, she is inspiring others to embrace …

G.O. 068 - G.O. Gumbo 2 - End of Season 3

April 16th, 2018

22:33

Another season of the podcast comes to a close. Before our hiatus begins, enjoy three stories from previous guests. Reflections on traveling through Kathmandu during an historic earthquake. A tale of boredom trapped in …

G.O. 067 - Matt Davies of Mossy Earth

April 1st, 2018

39:06

Mossy Earth is an organization that seeks to do more than conservation by actively rebuilding the wilderness throughout Europe. Matt Davies is a trail runner and surfer who decided to team with others to form the …

G.O. 066 - 2014 Swanson Slide Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

March 16th, 2018

1:11:20

As the North Fork of the King’s River cuts through the Sierra Nevada it reveals a canyon playground beloved by experienced canyoneers called Jump Trip. It has been the site of numerous injuries and rescues. In 2014, a …

G.O. 065 - Jen Hopper’s Road to Mentorship

March 1st, 2018

53:30

A badly organized backpacking trip at age 14 triggered an enthusiasm for adventure in Jen Hopper. As an adult, she left the confines of a laboratory …

G.O. 064 - Kevin Heiden, Canyon Newbie Gets Legit

February 16th, 2018

1:02:20

Kevin Heiden grew up in Chatsworth, CA where he squandered his twenties. As he moved into his thirties, he realized he needed to change his life. A backpacking trip ignited a desire for exploration and adventure. Soon …

G.O. 063 - Facing Fears by Touring With Olivia Round

February 1st, 2018

1:00:20

Olivia Round has had a deep-seated fear of men and sexual assault for her entire life. Fed up with the way this anxiety interfered with her daily …

G.O. 062 - Roundtable: Bikepacking & Touring

January 16th, 2018

1:16:44

Traveling multiple days on a bicycle opens up a realm of adventures not possible by car or foot. Jason grills four bicycle enthusiasts: Nate, Nils, …

G.O. 061 - Ryan Dacey, Taco Del Montana

January 1st, 2018

1:18:38

Ryan “Taco” Dacey likes to live in the spaces in between. He prefers climbing the challenging choss betwixt established routes. He chooses the miserable gorge descents flanked by quality canyons. He selects suffering …

G.O. 060 - Land and Sea and Air, Amanda Craft is There

December 16th, 2017

1:22:55

Amanda Craft is a consummate outdoor Renaissance Woman. Raised in California and summered in Colorado, she spent her youth on horseback or in nature. …

G.O. 059 - Wild Lens on Conservation With Matt Podolsky

December 1st, 2017

1:14:00

Matt Podolsky grew up immersed in the New England outdoors, but it was an IMAX documentary he saw at an early age that changed his view of humanity’s …

G.O. 058 - The Monroy Canyon Family

November 16th, 2017

1:05:56

It’s the classic story where a country girl meets a city boy, they get married, start a family, and start rappelling down waterfalls around the …

G.O. 057 - Steven Calcote Stumbles Across the Globe

November 1st, 2017

1:24:06

An artsy kid born in Kerrville, Texas & raised across the U.S. as a military brat, Steven Calcote always sought unique narratives and varied experiences. After moving to China for a work study program, he became …

G.O. 056 - Walking Across Pangaea With Corrina Peipon

October 16th, 2017

1:21:16

Corrina Peipon grew up in the bohemian world of Martha’s Vineyard immersed in art and nature. Chasing her passion for art carried her to the west coast where she eventually rediscovered the draw of the outdoors and the …

G.O. 055 - Roundtable: Caving

August 16th, 2017

1:21:38

Subterranean travel is an intriguing pursuit filled with its own rewards and challenges. Jason discusses the world of caving with four accomplished participants: Dav, Jen, Jerry, and Karl. They delve into how, why, …

G.O. 054 - Aaron Nardi, VHS to BMX

August 1st, 2017

1:16:53

Aaron Nardi found himself shooting videos and riding BMX professionally at an early age. Eventually, he left behind his county fair performances and moved to Los Angeles where he began to dabble in marketing and …

G.O. 053 - Go Dynamite Starfish With Leslie Kim

July 16th, 2017

59:30

Leslie Kim has been scribbling since early childhood. Unsure of her professional goals, she embarked on a circuitous journey taking her across the …

G.O. 052 - Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences

July 1st, 2017

1:09:11

Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, …

G.O. 051 - Turning Out Horses With Cyndi Lang

June 16th, 2017

52:05

A Mom and Me Horseback Riding ad in a magazine unexpectedly set a new course in Cyndi Lang’s childhood. Her fascination with horses led her from …

G.O. 050 - Tristan Gooley, the Natural Navigator

June 1st, 2017

40:35

Tristan Gooley began exploring the natural world at a very young age, craving the mystery and independence found in wandering. Learning to read …

G.O. 049 - Annabelle & Andrea, Climbing Road Team

May 16th, 2017

1:03:39

Annabelle McClure found herself on sketchy first ascents at a young age with her climber father. Andrea Hassler passed on a career in concert …

G.O. 048 - G.O. Gumbo - End of Season 2

March 1st, 2017

26:46

Season 2 of the podcast comes to a close, time for reflection on a year and a half of podcasting and two months of working from the road. We also listen to three humorous stories from Steven Calcote, Scott Swaney, and …

G.O. 047 - Uphill on the PCT with Dan Sedlacek

February 16th, 2017

1:01:19

Dan Sedlacek, at 14, was inspired to seek out the PCT when he met a group of friendly thru-hikers. Years later, he and his brother tackled the 2600+ mile trail using gear they had made themselves. Here a second …

G.O. 046 - Riding Waves with Outdoor Educator Jenn Velie

February 1st, 2017

55:22

Jenn Velie is an amalgamation of her parent’s strengths. Inspired by her father’s love of the outdoors and her mother’s successes as an educator, she became an outdoor educator. As the Outdoor Adventure Coordinator at …

G.O. 045 - Touring the Divide with Paul & Dylan

January 16th, 2017

1:41:17

The Tour Divide is a backcountry off-road cycling route spanning over 2700 miles from Banff, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Paul Hytinen and …

G.O. 044 - Sarah Tiedemann, Hesitant Hiker

January 1st, 2017

42:18

Sarah Tiedemann grew up indoors in New Jersey living out her childhood adventures in books while developing an intense fear of the unknown world around her. A move to Hawaii at 17 introduced her to the wonders of …

G.O. 043 - Nick Smolinske Goes Rogue Panda

December 16th, 2016

1:00:36

Nick Smolinske spent his childhood indoors playing video games. Commuting on a bicycle in college triggered something inside that lay dormant and he …

G.O. 042 - Fundamentals of Nature with Jeannine Tidwell

December 1st, 2016

57:56

Over a decade ago, Jeannine Tidwell and her husband moved to Sandpoint, Idaho on a path to fulfill a goal she formed as a young adult. They founded …

G.O. 041 - Dav Underground ft. David Angel

November 16th, 2016

58:27

Doing “nerdy stuff with computers” eventually lead David Angel to a corner of the internet where he was introduced to subterranean exploration. Soon he was a member of the Southern California Grotto, a caving group. …

G.O. 040 - Outdoor Dilettante, Lauren Grabowski

November 1st, 2016

1:11:38

Lauren Grabowski tossed aside the shackles of her adolescent safety after embarking upon a 50-mile day hike in college. As a collector of …

G.O. 039 - Flying & Falling With Levi Arnone

October 16th, 2016

1:07:30

A tandem jump enamored Levi Arnone with the art of sky diving. Yet, falling did not sufficiently quench his pursuit for flight. Soon, he found himself pursuing wingsuit training and delving into the world of BASE …

G.O. 038 - Roundtable: Skydive Monroe

October 1st, 2016

1:20:46

Some would rather jump from a plane than ride inside of one. Jason joined five employees of Skydive Monroe in Georgia to discuss the finer points of …

G.O. 037 - Alan Gegax, Vegas' Hiking Mailman

September 16th, 2016

1:12:02

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Alan Gegax from an epic hike. When not delivering mail to the Vegas community, Alan leads one of the larger hiking Meetup groups in the West, Vegas Hiker’s Meetup. …

G.O. 036 - Aysel Gezik, Mountain Goat

September 1st, 2016

1:07:39

Aysel Gezik grew up in the Kurdish Highlands on a ranch with no running water or electricity. Her days were spent in the mountains or tending for …

G.O. 035 - Cycling Flight Paramedic Andrew Merrill

August 16th, 2016

1:04:03

Andrew Merrill grew up in Lancaster, California where the L.A. Fire Dept. Explorer’s Program and the television series, Emergency would leave …

G.O. 034 - Kat & Craig on Lucky Breaks, Pics, Sticks, and Hitches

August 1st, 2016

1:07:35

Kat Carney and Craig Kinsley have embraced a life of coincidences and (occasionally literal) lucky breaks. A broken hand lead Craig down an …

G.O. 033 - Sheri Watson, Rock Dancer

July 16th, 2016

1:08:40

Sheri Watson has been decorating motion picture sets for 25 years. Before embracing this creative career path, she expressed herself as a professional ballet dancer for the American Ballet Theatre and The National …

G.O. 032 - Legal Italian Alien, Luca Chiarabini

July 1st, 2016

1:00:09

Italian software developer, Luca Chiarabini prefers a life chasing adventures. His habitats of choice are dark damp caves or thundering, cascading rivers. Luca passionately believes in sharing the outdoors with others …

G.O. 031 - Roundtable: Solo Backpacking

June 16th, 2016

2:01:04

Some choose to travel into the wilderness alone. Jason discusses the pros and cons of solitary backpacking with previous show guests: Shawnte, …

G.O. 030 - Alex Staniforth’s Everest Dreams

June 1st, 2016

1:02:08

As an unassuming bullied epileptic with no interest in sports, Alex Staniforth never pictured himself as an athlete. A hill-walking trip at 13 …

G.O. 029 - Documenting Smiles With PRCPTION Travel

May 16th, 2016

1:30:06

Jordan Urbanovich and Evelyn Wilroy were high school friends enamored with travel. Jordan embraced a nomadic existence and turned exploring the world …

G.O. 028 - Misadventures Off the Map With Bryan Snyder

May 1st, 2016

52:06

Self-proclaimed renegade car camper Bryan Snyder has a penchant for finding trouble. Each summer, he travels across the U.S. with his trusty sidekick, Charlie—his aging Jeep. He shares his misadventures with heights, …

G.O. 027 - Shawnte Salabert, Human Yogi Bear

April 16th, 2016

1:09:48

Shawnte Salabert was raised on the mean streets of Milwaukie where a local Boys and Girls Club introduced her to the outdoors. Her newfound love of camp and adventure led her away from Wisconsin as she sought the …

G.O. 026 - Fresh Off The Grid's Extended Roadtrip

April 1st, 2016

57:20

Megan McDuffie and Michael Van Vliet abandoned their traditional respectable lifestyles, moved into their passenger vehicle, and embarked on a  long-term roadtrip across the United States and Canada. During their …

G.O. 025 - Francisco Camberos, Functional Fitness Freak

March 16th, 2016

1:03:05

Francisco Camberos spent his youth being chased by dogs and tagging public property before realizing he could better focus his energy and not …

G.O. 024 - Esme Deprez on Rocks, Skis, and Journalism

March 1st, 2016

1:01:03

Ex-Mighty Mite, Esme Deprez is a journalist for Bloomberg Businessweek concentrated on delivering unbiased government and politics oriented stories. …

G.O. 023 - Welcome to Season 2

February 15th, 2016

22:41

Hold on to your britches, pardners! The G.O. Get Outside Podcast is back! That's right, it's time for Season 2 to begin. Prick up your ears and  hear …

G.O. 022 - Dr. Tommy Day is Real In

January 14th, 2016

45:45

Tommy Day is a physician, but he is also an adventurer. Traveling on two wheels or casting for fish bring him a joy he can’t find elsewhere. He is also a photographer. Capturing moments in still images or in moving …

G.O. 021 - Essential Explorer Kristina Frost

January 7th, 2016

53:30

Kristina Frost grew up playing on the shores of Lake Erie. An offhand comment spurred her to try backpacking. This stoked an interest in her that has not abated. Kristina became an assistant director for the University …

G.O. 020 - Jake Huddleston, Van Man

December 30th, 2015

29:44

The cherubic Jake Huddleston grew up in the wonderland of the Pacific Northwest traipsing through its wilderness with his family and the Boy Scouts. …

G.O. 019 - All the Peaks With Peakbagging Chick

December 23rd, 2015

36:19

Peakbagging Chick is constantly outdoors hiking and climbing or introducing other women to adventure via Her Own Trail Meetup Group. In 2014, she adopted the moniker Peakbagging Chick after deciding to challenge herself …

G.O. 018 - A Steve Sieren is Worth 1000 Pictures

December 17th, 2015

39:59

Steve Sieren is a California native with a great eye for capturing its beauty. An architectural photographer by day, he seizes what moments he may to travel into the wilderness backpacking or canyoneering, always with a …

G.O. 017 - Jeannette Stawski Brings the Outdoors

December 10th, 2015

45:44

Jeannette Stawski has a long history in the outdoors. Her experiences run the gamut from athlete to guide to instructor and she has collected every …

G.O. 016 - Embracing Freedom With Alden Anderson

December 3rd, 2015

58:13

Alden Anderson had an atypical childhood. Communally raised in a sheltered religious order, his access to the outdoors and exploration—and secular …

G.O. 015 - Escape Katie Connell's Face Punches

November 25th, 2015

52:13

Katie Connell is a cosplaying manga-reading nerd that can kick ass. She has been active in the martial arts for much of her life, currently holds a …

G.O. 014 - On 2 Wheels With Mike Hastings

November 19th, 2015

51:07

Mike Hastings was raised in the frigid motor city of Michigan where a love for machines and a superhuman tolerance for cold temperatures was born. …

G.O. 013 - Downhill and Up With Pamela Zoolalian

November 12th, 2015

41:47

Pamela Zoolalian wants to do everything. She is not content pursuing only one sport, but lets the seasons decide what is available to her. Whether …

G.O. 012 - Mr. Extreme Things, Karl Domangue

November 5th, 2015

55:46

Karl Domangue left a lucrative career as an investment banker to pursue a passion for the outdoors. He founded the business Extreme Things and became a conduit to adventure sports for the everyday person. As he gained …

G.O. 011 - Chez Brungraber, Efficient Ecosystem Expert

October 29th, 2015

54:09

Chez Brungraber is intrinsically linked to nature. As a botanist and wildlife biologist, her relationship with and understanding of the outdoors is …

G.O. 010 - Discovering Canyons With Scott Merrill

October 22nd, 2015

49:34

Scott Merrill is an eighth-grade math teacher and a recently engaged father of two. As rewarding as those things can be, he still felt an emptiness …

G.O. 009 - Nomadic Pursuits With Alison Hudson

October 15th, 2015

40:20

Alison Hudson is a NOLS instructor and filmmaker nomadically making her way around the world seeking new experiences. She spent multiple months in …

G.O. 008 - Chris Kalous Continues With Style

October 8th, 2015

53:56

If you are a climber, it is likely you have heard of the Enormocast, the preeminent climbing podcast. For four years, Chris Kalous has interviewed climbers from around the world and shared them with the internet. Chris …

G.O. 007 - Caught on Johanna Turner’s Cameras

October 1st, 2015

44:08

Johanna Turner is a patient person. Hiking miles into the wilderness periodically to maintain camera gear that may never capture a single image of wildlife requires patience. It also rewards hard-work and dedication. …

G.O. 006 - Dusty Hulet, Yellowstone Legend

September 24th, 2015

51:13

Dusty Hulet may not have been born in a tent—perhaps to his father’s chagrin—but he did grow up never missing a Boy Scout camp-out. Being raised in …

G.O. 005 - Dirtbagging with Nhung Luong

September 17th, 2015

53:26

Nhung Luong is scared of bears, but not of traveling the world solo. Her global travels began as a newborn when her family struggled to escape …

G.O. 004 - 99 Lives of Scott Swaney

September 10th, 2015

53:44

Scott Swaney is the Chuck Norris of Southern California. At 67 years old, he is still going strong despite his penchant to get himself into trouble. …

G.O. 003 - The Multi-faceted Saveria Tilden

September 1st, 2015

47:00

Saveria Tilden keeps busy. When she discovered the outdoors, she realized it needed to be shared. She made that happen by becoming an educator and …

G.O. 002 - Canyon Lessons and Klaus Gerhart

September 1st, 2015

50:33

Klaus Gerhart wasn’t always active outdoors. There was a time when his primary exercise was operating a television remote. Several years ago he decided to journey outside and the course of his life changed drastically. …

G.O. 001 - Welcome to G.O.

September 1st, 2015

11:58

G.O. Get Outside is a new podcast featuring conversations with everyday people who stay active outdoors while balancing the responsibilities of …

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