Jason Welker, executive director of Pend Oreille Pedalers, was an aspiring basketball player growing up in the suburbs of Indianapolis. At the age of 16, his life was pretty much up-ended when his father took a position overseas and moved his family to Malaysia. As you can imagine, this caused some angst in a teenarge […]
On a work trip to Australia earlier this year before the world shut down, I had a day to myself, one I’ll remember for a long time. I decided to rent a car and head to the Mornington Peninsula. I booked a hotel on the shore and pulled out my AllTrails app to find a great running trail to see kangaroos in the wild before leaving. Some of the reviews for the running route I selected in Greens Bush mentioned sightings, so I felt optimistic.
Today’s guest is a return guest, my friend Brian Harder. If you’re a regular listener, you know that Brian has been on the podcast many times. And today, we talk about the price of admission to the wilderness. We are not talking about permits and park fees. I should preface this by saying that we […]
I’m always fascinated by the paths we take, and how a decision here or there leads to the next thing and then on to the next thing. Of course, extra bonus points for marrying two separate passions into one successful career, and a path of happiness. Zoë Routh is UK-born, Canadian-raised and Australian resident who […]
In her Essays of Undoing*, Terry Tempest Williams painted a picture of our national parks in 2055. The essay entitled The Park of the Future takes visitors to Canyonlands National Park.
The stories we have been told our whole lives shape our world and what we do. What becomes so ingrained in us doesn’t even prompt us to question it, we simply don’t even think about it. Well, that’s not the case for everyone and I spoke with Jessica Johnson, who doesn’t identify one way or […]
I was talking to a friend the other day – his sister left her husband after decades of marriage. They had different political views and had lived together peacefully for years, but recently, he had become so angry over the state of the world, he had become unbearable to be with.
Courtney Condy was a recent college grad who felt disillusioned with the corporate grind while living and working in San Francisco. A last-minute trip to Nepal in 2015 changed her life forever when her trekking group got caught in the middle of an 8.1 magnitude earthquake two days away from Everest Basecamp. Upon returning to […]
I recorded a video the other day to share a thought I had on listening for great stories. I watched it afterward and sat on it for days. Why can’t I be natural on video? IT drives me crazy.