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Learn how top outdoor athletes, adventurers, and entrepreneurs build their lifestyles, careers, and businesses while in pursuit of adventure, purpose, and stoke! This show is for you if you're passionate about the outdoors, if you live for adventure, and if you can't help but lean into your wild passions and "what if" creative ideas. Hosted by Jonathan Ronzio and Emily Holland.
 
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What is it like to run across the ENTIRETY of the Sahara Desert, the Atacama, the Gobi, to the South Pole, across frozen wastelands in the Yukon and Siberia?? What drives someone to take on major, life changing adventures and expeditions? And what would one discover about theirselves, their mind, and the vast world around them?I am honored and exci…
 
This week we are chatting with Matt Allred about his journey in taking control of his health, how he rediscovered fitness, how to maintain mental health, the importance of creativity in his life and the challenges of parenthood.Matt is an OB-GYN based out of Idaho who balances his own personal fitness and health with a busy career life and life as …
 
This week we are sitting down with writer and runner Dylan Roche to chat about how his journey through running has affected his journey as a writer!Running has given Dylan the confidence to quit his job in pursuit of writing, something he has always been passionate about. This journey has changed his life and has set him on a more passionate life.I…
 
This week we are bringing back John Petersen, rower, family man, principal, and one of my favorite guests from 2020!At the end of 2019 John had a very unique adventure as he joined a team of five other guys to complete "The Impossible Row". The first completely manpowered row of the treacherous Drake Passage from Chile to Antarctica.In the last epi…
 
This week we are chatting with someone new into the ultrarunning world Nic Chiri!!Nic is from a small river town in southern Iowa and after years of searching for something to be really passionate about, he put on some running shoes and fell in love with the sport!This episode is all about his journey from deciding to run a 10K, a seemingly impossi…
 
This week Candice Burt, one of my favorite guests ever, returns to the show!In this episode we talk about all of the ups and downs she faced over the last year including pulling the plug on her Arizona Trail FKT attempt due to the COVID shutdowns last March, creating the awesome East Coast vs. West Coast Challenge with Jason Green, and organizing a…
 
This week we are bringing back Darius Sam an incredible young ultrarunner who has combined his love of the sport and his passion for serving his community.Last summer 19 year old Darius came on the podcast to talk about his first attempt at a 100 miler in which, by pushing his body to its absolute limits, he was able to raise over $90,000 for his l…
 
This week we are welcoming ultrarunner, mountain athlete, and coach Kaitlyn Yonke!Kaitlyn recently set the Fastest Known Time on the iconic White Rim Road in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah. She also has raced extremely well a few times at the Leadville 100.In this episode we talk all about her FKT, the power of service and her reasons fo…
 
(Photo Credit: Nate Ptacek)Happy 2021!! Here's to a blank slate full of possibilities, happiness, and all the awesome goals we've set!I am very honored to chat with National Geographic's 2014 Adventurer's of the Year, environmentalists, explorers, and educators Dave and Amy Freeman!"Since 2001 they have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe, a…
 
As we reflect on this past year we should all be immensely proud at the sheer humanity discovered in digging deep and pushing through. 2020 really tested our fortitude and patience as we, in the wise words of my buddy Paul Scheuring, "perpetually soldiered on despite the unknown."Here's to you for enduring 2020 and all its ups and downs, twists and…
 
Adapt. That's what we as athletes and humans do.When life throws us obstacles we transform to meet them head on.Today's guest exemplifies this. In 2014, Sherown Campbell, a lifelong athlete, father, and all around incredible human being, was paralyzed from the shoulders down. The injury classified him as a quadriplegic.The years following have seen…
 
In the final episode of 2020, Emily and Jonathan talk about the ups and downs of the rollercoaster that has been this past year. Plans got canceled, goals went out the window, adventures unachieved, and yet, there were some silver linings. Listen in and learn to lean into positivity and optimism as we head into a new year. Hear what your hosts have…
 
This week I am very excited to bring you an episode with Emma Kittle and her dad Bruce Kittle!!In this episode we chat all about athletic performance, the power of using alter egos, why we need to shoot for the sun and melt our wings of wax, how to combat our own limiting beliefs, and we share some stories from hiking the Colorado 14ers!Emma and Br…
 
About a month ago, Kait Boyle and her teammate Kurt Refsnider individually set a women's and men's Fastest Known Time on the iconic 137 mile Kokopelli Trail. Biking faster than anybody they climbed nearly 15,000 feet, traversed the La Sal Mountains and endured the deep canyons of the desert completely self supported.This was another huge accomplish…
 
Oh boy...this is a good one!Let's be honest, 2020 has been super stressful lately and for my own happiness I needed an hour or two of laughing with two of my best friends about some pointless stuff that we are way too knowledgeable about!So this week we are sitting down with Travis Steffen and Brandon Swett, two bonafide sports movie geniuses to di…
 
Rue Mckenrick is a backpacker with a long list of accomplishments, "Triple Crowner, Long Trailer, JMTer", and thousands upon thousands of miles hiked.Inspired by all of these hikes, he is now stepping up to his biggest challenge, creating and hiking the approximately 12,000 mile American Perimeter Trail, a loop that will circumnavigate the continen…
 
The best way to truly embrace and experience a place on earth is to travel it by foot. By slowly wandering through an area rather than speeding by you get to see it and appreciate it for what it is.This week's guest wanted to immerse himself into his home state of Iowa. So he decided to run across it.As someone who grew up in Des Moines who "avoide…
 
This week we are welcoming Angus Peacock back to the show for a third time!Angus is an executive coach and Director, a creative thought pioneer, and a performance specialist. He's also just a wonderfully introspective dude and one of my favorite people to feature on the podcast!For years, in both the rugby world and the corporate world, Angus has h…
 
Today I am honored to welcome rower, award winning author, motivational speaker and activist Arshay Cooper to the show!!From his website: "Arshay grew up on the West Side of Chicago, witnessing family and friends become products of their environment. But a chance encounter changed Arshay’s life. In 1997, he joined (and later became captain of) the …
 
This week we are chatting with ultrarunner, school librarian, and awesome all around person Lindsey Weaver!!Lindsey just completed her quest to set the Fastest Known Time on the C & O canal, a 184.5 mile trail along the Potomac river from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington D.C. With summer races cancelled, she wanted to put all her training to good…
 
This week's episode is with adventurer, polar explorer, environmentalist, Minnesotan, and wonderfully nice guy Paul Schurke!! Paul is a legend in the adventure world- completing multiple expeditions to the North Pole (including an unsupported trip in the 80s), dogsledding across Siberia (to convince the US and Soviet Union to open the Bering Strait…
 
Jeremy Jones is a snowboarding icon. He's climbed and snowboarded down some of the world's gnarliest peaks, faces, and spines for the last two decades. And from his relentless big mountain pursuits came entrepreneurial dreams that shifted the landscape of the outdoor industry. Expressions of his artistry and desire to innovate on the edge include f…
 
Brady Manriquez and Phil Pinti join the show to chat all things 50 milers, Virtual Races and climbing 14ers!!!Phil ran a 50 miler through my favorite area in Virginia and is preparing to tackle the virtual Marine Corps 50k. Brady came out to Colorado and had a great week of trail running, exploring and he was able to summit his very first 14er. In …
 
This week I am very excited to welcome the fantastic runner Alyssa Clark to the podcast!Alyssa has one of the most outstanding stories I've heard in a long time. Once Covid locked her down in Italy, she decided that she was going to run a marathon every day for a few weeks. Well.....being an ultrarunner (which gives you that extra dash of lunacy) a…
 
This week we are welcoming director of Olympic strength and conditioning at the University of Iowa, Bill Maxwell.Bill is in charge of all programs at Iowa except Football and is specifically responsible for Men's Basketball and Women and Men's Golf. He is a super experienced strength and conditioning coach with a wealth of knowledge.These coaches h…
 
We finally did it. We went out and ran the Booneville Backroads Ultra. I-O-W-A! IOWA! IOWA!It was a LOOOOOOOOONG time coming (months and months and numerous podcasts later), but we did the thing!Today Thad Burkamper joins me on the show to tell the tale of his first attempt at a 50k while I explain the story of my very first 100K (62 Miles).As in a…
 
What's that? 100 episodes?!? Holy Stokecast Batman! We did it. And to bring down the house for the 100th installment of stoke, please clap your poles together for Elyse Saugstad! Elyse Saugstad is a professional skier, Freeride World Champion, female skier of the year, 5x best female performance, and one of the top women in action sports. She's a T…
 
This week we are talking with an awesome Colorado ultrarunner Tim Barr!!Tim and I have been running trails together every Wednesday this summer and from personal experience of huffing and puffing to keep up I have to say that he is an absolute beast of a runner. He also had himself a wonderful summer of adventures, exploring some of the best trails…
 
Candice Burt loves to run... really, really far. But this elite ultrarunner is also the founder of Destination Trail — a race organization and management company known for its 200-mile series — as well as the host and producer of the Humans of Ultraruning podcast, and a single mom to two girls. Safe to say, Candice stays busy! In this episode, lear…
 
This week I am very excited and honored to welcome back life long mountain athlete, endurance coach, adventure racer, ultrarunner, family man, and all around incredible human being Travis Macy!!He's on the show to share all sorts of stories, wisdom, and inspiration as part of Team Endure in the most recent Eco Challenge, the monumental multi-day ad…
 
In this episode, American Hiking Society Executive Director, Public Lands Lover, JEDI in the Outdoors ally, and advocate for the hiking community, Kate Van Waes. We discuss the pandemic, finding purpose, discovering passion, and planning for the future. It's a good one! Get involved with American Hiking Society at https://americanhiking.org/ Connec…
 
This week I am very excited and honored to bring back one of my favorite guests for the show, trail runner, skydiver and all around awesome dude Adam Casey!Over the last few months, Adam has been putting in some pretty awesome high altitude training in order to finish the difficult Never Summer 100k in Northern Colorado, a race featuring 14,250 ft …
 
Kathy Karlo is the host of the popular outdoor podcast, For The Love Of Climbing, where she focuses on exploring concepts of vulnerability, healing, and personal development by way of pushing oneself in the wild. She's also the Executive Director of the No Man's Land Film Festival and contributing writer to Climbing Magazine and Alpinist. In this e…
 
This week's guest is the incredible ultra runner Coree Woltering!!Coree recently set the FKT on the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail through Wisconsin, completing it in 21 days, 13 hours, and 35 minutes. He also is featured on the new Amazon Series "World's Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji" as a member of Team Onyx, the first all-African American team in …
 
Two-time All-American Nordic skiing and cross-country racer, Stephanie Howes, is no stranger to pushing her boundaries. But her latest obsession and life's purpose she discovered, is helping you push yours. With a Master's in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University, a Ph.D. in Nutrition & Exercise Science, and a Top 3 ranking from Ultra R…
 
Last time he was on the show, Cameron Dorn told us all about his experience setting the burpee 24 hour world record (yup..you read that right, nonstop burpees for 24 hours!!), this week he's back having just set a new world record of 10,920 step ups in 8 hours!!!In this episode we chat all about his experience stepping up and down in his apartment …
 
Chris Winter is the Executive Director of the Access Fund. As the leader and operations manager of the organization works closely with the board of directors, staff, and partners to fulfill on Access Fund's mission to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment. Access Fund is on a mission to keep climbing areas open and conserve…
 
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." - Mae WestThis week we are chatting all about the adventure documentary "Once is Enough" with ultrarunner, filmmaker, comedian and super awesome dude Jeffrey James Binney!!!A few weeks ago I watched Jeffrey's film on Amazon Prime and was captivated by his ability to capture everything I …
 
Becca Cahall is the co-founder and CEO of adventure media company Duct Tape Then Beer. DTTB is known for projects such as The Dirtbag Diaries, Safety Third, Running Thoughts, Solar Detroit, Big World, Follow Through, and This Is Bears Ears. From podcasts to virtual reality and everything in between, Duct Tape Then Beer has been on the forefront of …
 
A few months ago we chatted all about rugby with Angus Peacock, the Executive Director of Rugby Colorado. This week we are focusing on his emphasis on health and happiness as he approaches the big 5-0 in our strange times.Angus has taken on a One Million Step Challenge with his sister to support diabetes research. This is quite the challenge as it …
 
Helen Pelster is a risk-adverse adventurer and we explore her mindset, planning and execution of the 171 mile Tahoe Rim Trail Fastest Known Time (FKT) as well as discuss motherhood, mindful meditation, getting kids involved in the outdoors, gear/nutrition/water sources digging all the way into the nature of reality. Helen is a multi dimensional ath…
 
This week we are catching back up with Shep to hear all about his experience going after the Canadian six day ultra running record!In a continuation of Episode 205, we dig into the lessons learned and growth experienced during Shep's "6 Days in the North". A major theme is "expect the unexpected" as the project started with a massive torrential rai…
 
Alex Strohl is a Madrid-born, French photographer, based in Whitefish, Montana. His work is characterized by his extraordinary travels and instead of creating contrived scenes, Strohl creates authentic moments and captures them as they unfold before him—continually blurring the lines between work and life. Strohl's photography has been featured in …
 
Imagine heading out your door pedaling west and returning, years later, from the east covering each and every mile around the entire planet under your own power. That is exactly what this week's guest is planning on doing through a life-defining, thought provoking, mindset expanding quest to "Pedal Round the World."Paul Spencer is in the midst of p…
 
Xavier de le Rue is a world-renowned big mountain snowboarder raised in the Pyrenees and based in Verbier, Switzerland. This three-time Freeride World Tour champion helped establish big mountain snowboarding as we know it, systematically ticking off some of the steepest and most mind-boggling descents in the world. His film projects include This Is…
 
Adventure. I need this, you need this. It's a need that runs through our blood as humans. The need to explore and to experience the unknown in order to somehow, someway attempt to uncomplicated this complicated world. Adventure helps form purpose, it brings exhilaration, it opens our eyes to the world we inhabit.This week's guest is the embodiment …
 
Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer, Ami Vitale, has traveled to more than 100 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict but also to surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. Throughout the years, Ami has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit— keep…
 
Kirstie Ennis is a complete badass.A marine sergeant injured in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash eventually resulting in an above the knee amputation, Kirstie is an absolute all-around mountain athlete who is seeking to climb the 7 summits- the tallest mountain on each continent.In a podcast focused on driven, inspiring people, Kirstie stands out.…
 
Learn what Mario Molina and Protect Our Winters are working on to rally the Outdoor State and bring our community together for a passion-centered purpose—to combat climate change and protect the places we love to play. Explore the work of POW Alliance athletes, creatives, scientists, and brands, and learn what actions you can take, even from home, …
 
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