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The definitive podcast about sailing. Professional sailor Andy Schell interviews sailors from around the world to discover what motivates, scares & inspires them. For over seven years and through 300+ episodes, Andy has interviewed everyone from legends like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to gurus like John Kretschmer, boat builders, yacht designers, YouTube stars and many more. HOLD FAST!
 
Everybody has at least one good story, but some of us have stories that are just a bit unusual...a bit strange...a bit WEIRD. The kinds of stories we don't tell just everyone, for fear of being thought of...differently. Hosts Barry Johnston and Adam Beeby, two lifelong friends, invite everyone to a fun, judgment free place to share their WEIRD stories. The stories shared by our guests are their true experiences, and "WEIRD" covers a variety of subjects. So join us as we explore this weird un ...
 
The Curse of Capistrano by Johnston McCulley is the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro (zorro is the Spanish word for fox). The story was later republished under the name The Mark of Zorro. Senor Zorro is deemed an outlaw as he fights those in authority while seeking justice for the oppressed. He also woos and captures the heart of the lovely Senorita Lolita, but her father would see her married to the rich Don Diego Vega. Meanwhile, the ever persistent Sgt. Gonzales is clos ...
 
Hannah White and Michael Burke are explorers from Southern New Hampshire. They interview Business Owners, Explorers, intellectuals and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Join them as they bring you some wild stories and some of the latest insight on the outdoor community. Summit Fever is a vibe, one we hope you catch!
 
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Emma Garschagen is the full-time mate on ICEBEAR, taking Mia's place on the boat since Axel was born. She's a lifelong sailor who grew up on the Hudson River and at age 19 got her first boat, a 24-foot C&C where her love for adventure sailing truly began. Since then she's gone on to sail aboard a variety of boats from tall ships to schooners and mo…
 
Episode 118- This week's guest, Eric Johns, has been researching & investigating the paranormal as a hobby for over 25 years. He's also known Adam from his early college days back at SWOSU, when he had a glorious mullet. Native American lore, shadow people, ouija boards, DnD and more on this week's jam-packed episode of the WHAT'S YER WEIRD STORY? …
 
Albert and Stian started Ægir Expeditions along with Sondre Misund after a vacation to Asia in 2016. Returning to school was not a tempting prospect, and the gang bought a steel sailboat and sailed to Greenland instead. The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member of our new platform where Andy Schell &…
 
Episode 117- This week on the podcast, Adam and Barry are joined by Andrew, creator/writer/publisher of the zine STRANGE DAYS. From childhood memories of growing up in a haunted house to discussions of ancient history, things that go bump in the night and all the weird mysterious things that fascinate and beguile us, we had a great conversation. An…
 
Erik Aanderaa is a storm chasing, singel handing, self-taught Norwegian Viking sailor bad ass. He also produces some of the best sailing content on youtube under the fitting tagline “No bullshit, just sailing”, and he recently completed a solo circumnavigation of the Norwegian Sea. The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sig…
 
Episode 116 It's that time again. Time for the 3rd Semi-Annual Write-In Special! Past Guests of the show have sent us emails, text messages and carrier pigeons with new stories! Not only that, but they included photos and videos! (Available to view on our Instagram and Facebook pages.) And if there are write-in stories, you know we are joined by ou…
 
Follow ICEBEAR & ISBJORN on their voyage SOUTH to the Caribbean! With the uncertainties of COVID, we're not even sure where we'll end up! Follow our progress and read the passage logs at 59-north.com. New episodes coming next week. Until then, HOLD FAST! -- The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up to become a member o…
 
Episode 115- This week on the podcast we have some great ghostly tales for you to enjoy. Past guest Brandy with some spooky stories of the haunted houses she has lived in over the years. From dark shadows and spectral little girls to ghost cats and grampas, there is a lot going on. Not all ghosts are scary and some are downright nice. Join us for a…
 
Angel Collinson is a pro free skier who comes from a family of pro skiers. She grew up at Snowbird Resort in Utah where her parents were professional ski patrollers. Even her brother John is a pro freakier. You can see them both in Teton Gravity Research films, among other places. Angel is new to sailing but recently bought a steel boat in Maine he…
 
David Lewis is one of our favorite sailor/authors at 59º North, and not so well-known in the USA. Ben Lowings, his biographer and author of the new book THE DOLPHIN about Lewis' life, comes on the show to talk about him and share some stories. Buy the book THE DOLPHIN here! -- The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and sign up …
 
Episode 114- Happy Halloween Weirdsville! This week our guest is Krissy Kloke, a paranormal investigator, ghost hunter and medium. It's not everyday that the spirit of a dead stranger comes tapping on your shoulder while you are trying to do the grocery shopping. And it's not everyday that said ghost pesters you to go deliver a message from beyond …
 
ISBJORN skipper August Sandberg accidentally bumped in to his old friend Oyvin Nilssen, skipper of DUEN III, in Lofoten earlier this summer. After a night of partying in the on-deck hot tub and swimming in the Arctic waters, August & Oyvind traded stories in the saloon of DUEN III. -- The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck.59-north.com and …
 
Episode 113- This week on the podcast our guest are a mother & daughter from South Carolina. Patty & Ashley decided to pay a visit to a local cemetery to take some photos and in turn, they were paid a visit as well. Even though they were spooked, they continued to go back. And things continued to happen! A truly spooky story gearing us up for Hallo…
 
Episode 112- A bizarre unknown creature darts across the road late at night. An evil presence at the gate. Strange lights in the sky. Disembodied voices. And a haunted bathroom? These are the stories brought to us by this week's guest Gabby from Florida. Along with our storyteller we are introducing our newest Special Correspondent & Resident Reddi…
 
Who better than to discuss heavy weather with than Southern Ocean veteran Susie Goodall, and Spitzbergen explorer August Sandberg! Today's show is adapted from the LIVE video session we held on the topic at the height of the pandemic. We define heavy weather, talk about our favorite tactics and of course tell some harrowing storm stories! -- The QU…
 
Episode 111 - This week on the podcast, we continue our conversation with Lonnie. Lonnie has definitely seen a lot of strange things as we move on from his Bigfoot encounters & get into some stuff that is out of this world...literally. Joining us again is Special Correspondent & Resident Bigfoot Expert Jeff Hubbard as special co-host. Saucers, tria…
 
If you've ever spotted a beautiful Pearson 36, crewed by an even more beautiful couple, sailing off their anchor, there's a good chance you'll be in the background of a new video from Sailing UMA. Dan & Kika stopped in Bergen on their way to the Arctic and invited August Sandberg onboard for a chat. -- The QUARTERDECK is now open! Go to quarterdeck…
 
Episode 110- You can find him in the forest. You hear tales of encounters from all over the world. He's our Special Correspondent and Resident Bigfoot Expert Jeff Hubbard. And that means our guest has had some encounters as well. This week, our guest Lonnie shares some incredible Sasquatch stories starting when he was just a child until fairly rece…
 
Chris Stanmore-Major has already been twice round the world, as a skipper with the Clipper Race, then solo in the Velux Five-Oceans Race. Now, with over 300,000 offshore miles under his keel, he's attempting to circumnavigate again, this time solo, nonstop and against the prevailing Southern Ocean wind and seas. It's crunch time for Chris' pre-depa…
 
Episode 109- "I once killed my touring partner..." That's how the email from this week's guest began. Rob "Bubbs" Harris is a comedian but this is no joke. However, this is one of the strangest & funniest stories we have had on the podcast. So join us for the ultimate punchline in this week's rear choking episode of the WHAT'S YER WEIRD STORY? Podc…
 
Episode 108- This week, our very own Hunter S. Thompson, Mr. Sam "Nut-n-Bone" Nearing, returns! Never one to shy away from an experience, Sam is back to regale us with stories of the many protests & riots that he's witnessed during his travels overseas. Date night in Korea, wandering the streets of Cairo on the anniversary of the Arab Spring, anoth…
 
All the way from the Land of the Rising Sun, very early in the morning, we are joined this week by James Harris. James is an artist & educator in who has been living in Japan for nearly 20 years. He's got some great stories to share from international travels to haunting dreams to life in a foreign country and so much more. (Trigger warning for vio…
 
Episode 106- This week, we continue our conversation with Liz from episode 105. We jump right back in the thick of it with more spooky ghost stories. From a haunted highway to investigating a historic village, this week's episode is chock full of goosebumps. Buckle up we are going for a wild ride on this week's episode of the WHAT'S YER WEIRD STORY…
 
Episode 105- This week, we start our 3rd year of the podcast! We probably should have done seasons, but we'll just keep the numbered episodes. Our guest is Liz who used to cut Adam's hair, but also has a ton of tales to tell! This is the 1st of a 2 part series with Liz as she recounts some childhood memories that will frighten your pants off! All t…
 
Episode 104- Raise your glass and raise the dead! Join us this week as we talk to our guest Mandey Brown, owner of Zog's Art Bar & Pool Hall and chef/owner of Imbibe, located in the same building in Chapel Hill, NC. When they are serving up booze and spirits, they're serving boos and spirits! That's right, this bar and restaurant is haunted, not on…
 
It's always fun to try something new. Especially something that takes you out of your comfort zone. This week i'm joined on a road trip with two comedians from New England. Nick LeBoeuf and I have been friends for years and we have been on plenty of wild adventures. Give a listen while we dive into the trip and tell some funny tales along the way. …
 
Episode 103- *Trigger Warning: This episode contains discussions of Body Piercings, Genitalia, Body Modifications, Burlesque & Clowns* This week our guest is Wendi AKA Queen Monkey: professional body piercer, burlesque artist, and sideshow performer with the Cut Throat Freak Show! Wendi leads us on a very interesting and informative discussion of h…
 
Episode 102- This week we have a visit from another member of the Cut Throat Freak Show, Violet Gein! This lady clown has got some wild stories to share as well. Weird sounds,UFOs, alien abduction, a witchy mom and more! Plus Barry leads a discussion on more recent UFO/UAP news! All that and more on this out-of-this-world episode of the WHAT'S YER …
 
Don McIntyre is an adventurer, pure and simple, and every crazy idea he's had throughout his long career has started with that one idea…that adventure is something where the outcome is uncertain. The final episode of the 2020 Summer Season is here, we'll be back with next season in mid-September! -- ON THE WIND is presented by Forbes Horton Yachts.…
 
Barry Kennedy is a high-latitude sailor and helicopter pilot whose been all of the world pursuing both, from Cape Horn and Antarctica to the oil fields of the Middle East and the wilderness of Alaska. Barry had his own COVID-19 escape, sailing from South Georgia all the way to St. Croix when the places in between denied him entry at the start of th…
 
Episode 101- HELLLLLOOOO WEIRDSVILLE! It's our 100th episode...one hundred freakin' episodes! Okay...okay, technically this is our 101st episode, but we can't stop this party! To celebrate this milemarker we have put together a collection of NEW STORIES from fan favorite returning guests as well as some spectacular first timers. We got Malcolm, who…
 
Andy & Mia bought a new boat! They sit down for a special episode reminiscing about the podcast's long history, and talking about some exciting news for their future and the future of 59º North. -- BOAT SHOPPING!, Part Two! Live with August Sandberg & Andy Schell on crowdcast.io/holdfast. Thursday July 23, 5pm EDT. -- ON THE WIND is presented by Fo…
 
Episode 100- HELLLLLOOOO WEIRDSVILLE! It's our 100th episode...one hundred freakin' episodes! Wow, can you believe it? To celebrate this milemarker we have put together a collection of NEW STORIES from fan favorite returning guests as well as some spectacular first timers. This week we have new guests Taylor with a spooky selfie & "Sparky Malone" w…
 
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