Today’s episode will change the way you think about thinking big and what success really is. Dan Abrams had an idea. He didn’t know how it would happen or what would come of it. He took calculated risks, he made backup plans in case of worst case scenarios, he overcame “down-on-his-luck moments,” and didn’t think […]
An exploration of outdoor adventure as a metaphor for life. Every other week, we talk to players in the outdoor and nonprofit world; in land conservation, recreation, and education to uncover stories that make the world a better place.
Rather than prescription, these stories serve as lessons and inspiration. Past guests have won Olympic Gold (Kikkan Randall), are empowering survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault through therapy and mountain biking (Jeannine Anders), and make adaptive sports accessible to the backcountry (Vasu Sojitra).
This show is for those who prefer to define your own idea of success and break trail to get there.
Interested in being a guest? Learn more here.
Hi, everyone, the Gear Show podcast is back after a month break and I’m excited. We took some time to refuel on some great interviews and fascinating topics such as living on free breakfast burritos to finally land the dream job and dream life, how to be a dirtbag shopper, and being a sustainable adventurer. […]
If we’re being honest, which I always am, I have no desire to do a half or full Ironman. My friend Celeste finished hers in June 2016 and I was at the finish cheering her on. Her first words to me when she exited the finish chute: That sucked. It confirmed for me that my best […]
Research by Adam Galinsky, a professor at Columbia Business School, found that immersing yourself in a country outside your own can prompt mental change, including increased creativity. Creativity is related to neural pathways and influenced by daily life, including your habits or surroundings, The Atlantic reports. Experiencing new things can create new connections in the […]
Today’s episode is going to give you gear barn envy and if you are a Type A kind of person, you will love the way Jeff Thompson plans his summer camping trips. I’ll give you a hint: lists, lists, and refined lists (based on experience). I don’t know about you but it never fails; I […]
Today’s episode might change the way you think about hydrating. I think I’d rather be hungry than thirsty. There are different degrees of both, so I can’t say this with certainty. But I remember a time in elementary school we went on a field trip and at the end of the day, I was so […]
I often wonder how the professional athletes make the foul shot when the stadium is thumping. Or how they drive the golf ball on the cutthroat round of the Masters Tournament. Because my version of that foul shot is hopping into a new business client meeting, or the moments before a webinar starts, or I […]
Get psyched, have fun, do the thing Today’s episode will show you the importance of focusing more on your nervous system to perform better and to live more optimistically and fully. Last month I interviewed Dave Leffmann, physical therapist, soon to be published author, and good friend and mountain playmate about his philosophy on being smart […]
The best piece of gear we each have is our bodies. And I want mine to last. I want to be that 80-year old woman who’s still skiing (just like I want to be that 80-year old couple in the park in Paris.) Every single time I find myself out running, skiing, mountain biking – […]
Today’s episode is a bit about perseverance. It’s about getting into something and sticking with it (we talk about running, but it’s a metaphor for anything). It’s also about recognizing that we all have crazy. There is no avoiding it. But we can hang on tight and try to have a fun ride. I talk […]