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Bikes or Death is a podcast centered around the growing sport of bikepacking, adventure cycling, and the outdoors. The show features the amazing people who participate in these activities and contribute so greatly to the cycling community. The Bikes or Death Podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories and experiences of these individuals with the hopes that it inspires others to get outside, get on their bikes, and experience what our natural world has waiting for them. At its heart Bikes or ...
 
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This is a segment of episode 319 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Overturning Roe: "Your Institutions Will Not Save You" w/ Brynn Tannehill.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/brynn-tannehillPurchase ‘American Fascism’ at Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3kQgavAActivist, analyst, and author Brynn Tannehill joins me…
 
Just last week Hailey Moore became the fourth person to ever complete the Doom Route, created by Andrew Onermaa. She didn't just finish though, she set a new FKT (fastest known time) with a time of 2d 15h 30m, setting a new benchmark for racers this weekend. Hailey drove herself from Boulder, CO to Oark, AR so she could do an ITT (individual time t…
 
This is a segment of Patreon-exclusive discussion with writer and social critic Forrest Palmer. Become a supporter and listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/lastborninthewilderness / https://bit.ly/3sppZ7VIn this Patreon-exclusive discussion with writer and social critic Forrest Palmer, we discuss the so-called "out of the pandemic…
 
Activist, analyst, and author Brynn Tannehill joins me to discuss the recent leak of the Supreme Court's drafted majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade and Casey.Having extensively documented the factors leading to the fascist turn the United States is taking in her book ‘American Fascism: How the GOP Is Subverting Democracy’ and elsewhere, Tanne…
 
Recently Sofiane sent me an DM that said, "Hey Patrick, what's your take on Lael's Arizona fkt? I'd be happy to discuss it on the Podcast". Instead of answering his question, I just scheduled an interview and answered his question on the podcast. Going into this conversation I had no idea what his thoughts were, but he was already on my list of peo…
 
On Thursday Lael Wilcox set a new FKT (Fastest Known Time) on the famous Arizona Trail Route. Now the AZT boast 827 miles thanks to new sections that race director John Schilling added. Lael completed her ITT of the route in 9 days, 8 hours, and 23 minutes, besting the previous FKT set by Nate Ginzton who came in at 9d, 10h, 23m. But almost immedia…
 
Recently, I was scrolling instagram and came across a post by Cheech, co-owner of Crust Bikes, that really struck a cord for me. I immediately reached out to see if she'd be down to chat! Visit www.BikesorDeath.com for a full writeup on todays episode! EPISODE SPONSORS Athletic Greens ~ Visit www.athleticgreens.com/bikesordeath to get a FREE 1 year…
 
This is a segment of episode 318 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Negative Commons: Radiation, Revolution, & Enclaves Of Counter-power w/ Sabu Kohso.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/sabu-kohsoPurchase a copy of ‘Radiation and Revolution’ from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/38uEiRAPolitical theorist, anti-capit…
 
Political theorist, anti-capitalist activist, and translator Sabu Kohso joins me to discuss his book ‘Radiation and Revolution,’ a text that "uses the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster to illuminate the relationship between nuclear power, capitalism, and the nation-state." This interview was recorded in the Gray Coast Guildhall in Quilcene, WA, for t…
 
When Indy showed up at the East Texas Showdown he told me that he's doing a Yo-Yo and if he doesn't complete it to DNF him. Fortunately, I didn't have to because after 760 miles he became the first person to attempt and complete the Showdown Yo-Yo with an offical time of 3d 12h 20m! Check out BikesorDeath.com for a full writeup with pictures and li…
 
This is a segment of episode 317 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Capture: Peter Thiel, Dark Enlightenment, & The End Of The Open Society w/ Barrett Brown.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/barrett-brownFollow Barrett on Twitter, and pre-order ‘My Glorious Defeats’ from Bookshop : https://twitter.com/Barre…
 
Almost two years ago to the day Emma Flukes came on the podcast for the first time. You may remember that we were at the very beginning of a global pandemic that you change our lives more than we could have imagined at the time. She is a Tasmanian native and the founder of Tassie's Gift. When she's not pedaling her bikes or petting wombats she's bu…
 
Award-winning investigative journalist, media critic, and activist Barrett Brown joins me to discuss Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel. He describes the complex web of media outlets and personalities, hackers, and intelligence community assets connected directly or indirectly with Thiel — a powerful, enormously well-reso…
 
This is a segment of episode 316 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Demonic Metals: Cobalt & The Birth Of A Mining Superpower w/ Charlie Angus.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/charlie-angusPurchase a copy of ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower’ from Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3q…
 
This week's episode tackles the important topic of mental health and the outdoors told by this years Adventure Media Course. Long time listeners will be very familiar with Adventure Media by now, but for the uninitiated it is a course at Texas Tech University. Each year as part of their class project the professors scheme up a bikepacking trip and …
 
Charlie Angus, MP for the riding of Timmins-James Bay in Ontario, Canada, joins me to discuss his new book ‘Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower,’ published through House of Anansi Press. He shines a light on how the fascinating, and disturbing, history of a small mining town in Ontario, aptly named Cobalt, is tied up in…
 
This is a segment of episode 315 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Let It Rip: The Sociological Production Of The "End Of The Pandemic" w/ Beatrice Adler-Bolton.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/beatrice-adler-boltonSubscribe and support the Death Panel podcast: https://www.deathpanel.net / https://www.pat…
 
Beatrice Adler-Bolton, disability justice advocate and co-host of the Death Panel podcast, joins me to discuss the sociological production of the "end of the pandemic," and what that means for the "surplus" populations made most vulnerable by the economic demands of capital. She is the author of the upcoming book ‘Health Communism: A Surplus Manife…
 
For our birthdays the past couple of years Connor Thomas and I have gone to Big Bend to celebrate the only way we know how. This year Connor put together a bikerafting trip that would be the inverse to the Big Bend ~ Rio Revival that we did the year before. Last year we did a bikepacking trip that included a 6 mile hike up to the top of Mariscal Ca…
 
This is a segment of episode 314 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Invasion Of Ukraine: An Imperialist War, An Unfolding Conflagration w/ Eric Draitser.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/eric-draitserSubscribe to Eric’s YouTube channel and support him on Patreon: https://bit.ly/36XE7xn / https://www.pat…
 
Eric Draitser, independent political analyst and host of CounterPunch Radio, joins me to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We recorded this discussion March 3rd 2022 — exactly seven days into this ongoing conflict.Eric has been publishing very concise, clear, and measured analysis of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military almost dai…
 
This week we are talking all things East Texas Showdown & Slowdown. We asked this years participants to send in their questions and we brought in 5 previous racers to answer them! Even if you aren't doing the race this year, this episode is chalk full of bikepack racing goodness! Our panelist are: Alex Maldonado Katya Morzhueva Davis Sims Lisa Cerv…
 
This is a segment of episode 313 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Cover Up: Power Tripping, Exposing Abuse, & Applying Psychedelic Ethics w/ Lily Kay Ross.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/lily-kay-rossListen and subscribe to Power Trip and read the episode transcripts: https://www.psymposia.com/powertrip…
 
Lily Kay Ross, sexual violence researcher and Arts and Gender Editor at Psymposia, joins me to discuss her research and insights into the dark underbelly of psychedelic therapy — a subject expertly explored in Power Trip, a New York Magazine investigative podcast series she is the co-creator and producer of.As psychedelics become less stigmatized i…
 
This is a segment of “Folk Music & Confluence of Beautiful, Terrible Things w/ Jillian” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-of-62578082In this installment of the Patron Appreciation Series, I speak with Jillian, an American Folk music enthusiast and musician. We discuss the fascinating origins of t…
 
Recently the Bikes or Death instagram account hit 10k followers. I figured that's as good of a reason as any to do my first AMA (Ask Me Anything). We put out the call to listeners, instagram followers, and Patrons to submit your questions and we got a Bunch! Today's episode is hosted by Bronco Tryhard (previously known as Matt Mason). He did a grea…
 
Ben Playter and Ezra Ward-Packard are currently on their bikes riding across American. Today is actually the final day of their trip which ends in Florida. I caught up with them in Austin thanks to Stephanie Hall who turned me onto them and gave us a spot to record. So today's episode is kind of a two for one. First I chat with Ben and Ezra about t…
 
This is a segment of episode 312 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Death Wobbles: Regenerative Prep For Systemic Collapse w/ The Poor Prole’s Almanac.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/poor-proles-almanacSubscribe to The Poor Prole’s Almanac: https://thepoorprolesalamanac.podbean.com/Andy Ciccone and Elliot…
 
A couple weeks ago Nickel Potter and a 100 or so other cyclists were participating in the Rule of Three in NW Arkansas. They had just turned onto a remote gravel road in the Ozarks when a lady in a Dodge Ram came up behind them and when the cyclist got over to the side of the road she gunned it around them, losing control, and ultimately rolling he…
 
Andy Ciccone and Elliott Evans, hosts of The Poor Prole's Almanac, join me to discuss a variety of subjects relating to the broad subject of collapse. We expound on what the "death wobbles" of the fragmenting, and declining, society we live within means for present and near future survival. How do we prepare for what is happening? How do we orient …
 
In mid December Miles Arbour, with Bikepacking.com, and I headed to Phoenix Arizona to check out the Queen's Ransom Route developed by John Schilling. Miles flew down from Canada and I drove up from Texas, each of us coming from completely different riding environments and levels of fitness. To be honest, this trip was planned last minute and neith…
 
This is a segment of episode 311 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Pagan Anarchist: Animist Worldview & Dreaming As Ritual w/ Christopher Scott Thompson.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/christopher-scott-thompsonLearn more about and purchase Pagan Anarchism, The Book of One, and If In Ruins We Must Li…
 
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Hal Russell. The bikepacking community and the world lost a true legend on January the 19th when he passed away in his home surrounded by family. Hal lived a full and adventurous life that touched almost everyone that he met, you could say he Touched Both Lines. Today we pay tribute and celebrate the life o…
 
Pagan author and poet Christopher Scott Thompson joins me to discuss the intersections between animism and anarchism as defined in his essays, and books, published through Gods & Radicals Press, including Pagan Anarchism, and most recently, The Book of Onei (an antinomian dream grimoire), and If In Ruins We Must Live (a collection of mystic poetry)…
 
Dylan's name has come up on the podcast many times and many of you have sent in request to have him on the show. Is it because he is heir to a salt empire? Maybe it's his epic mustache? Or his high level mechanic skills? Seeking answers to some of these tough questions I pointed my van in the direction of Arkansas to meet up with this international…
 
Four days ago Brett Stepanik became the first person to complete the Doom Loop with a time of 3d 12h 9m. Doom is the brainchild of Andrew Onermaa, it's located in the Ozark National Forest it's 376 miles with 41,375 ft of climbing and almost all gravel. Andrew joins us at the top of this episode to share his thoughts on Doom before Brett hops on th…
 
This is a segment of episode 310 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Vigilante Veneration: Fascistic Characteristics Of A Divided United States w/ Paul Street.” Listen to the full interview: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/paul-streetLearn more about Paul Street’s work: https://www.paulstreet.orgAward-winning journalist, policy researc…
 
[Intro: 7:46]Award-winning journalist, policy researcher, author, and historian Paul Street joins me to discuss the highly controversial and divisive Kyle Rittenhouse case and subsequent acquittal. Along with providing a substantive exploration of the broad sociopolitical context of this trial, we also touch on the case of the modern day lynching o…
 
This is a segment of “Gaia Illuminations w/ Candace Jensen” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-w-58480644Learn more about Candace’s work: https://www.candacejensen.comArtist, writer, and spiritual ecologist Candace Jensen joins me for this installment of the Patron Appreciation Series. We discuss …
 
On today’s episode I get to meet Ally Johnson who is taking the reins over at Bikepacking Roots. She was hired in October, but we wanted to give her a little time to get acquainted with her new role before having her on. Ally brings with her an impressive academic resume. From Bikepacking Roots, “Ally has a master’s degree in Policy, Organization, …
 
On this episode Ryan Van Duzer joins me for the first time and Matt Mason is back on the podcast for a chat about the New Mexico Bikepacking Summit and Dangerbird that took place in Las Cruces in Nov. Ryan did the whole course and filmed a four part series for his YouTube Channel, which is worth subscribing to, if you don't already. Full write up w…
 
Y'all probably know by now that I love Arkansas. Last Tuesday evening I was sitting on my couch getting caught up on all the instagram-goings-ons when I came across a post i had forgotten about. Natural State Rock & Republic was going to be hosting "Tales of the High Country" the very next evening, and I knew I had to be there. The next morning I w…
 
This is a segment of episode 309 of Last Born In The Wilderness “An Abandonment Of An Abandonment: Public Health At The End Of Empire w/ Rob Wallace.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/rob-wallaceLearn more about Pandemic Research for the People (PReP): https://www.prepthepeople.netRob Wallace — evolutiona…
 
[Intro: 8:34]Rob Wallace — evolutionary epidemiologist, agroecologist, and author of ‘Dead Epidemiologists: On the Origins of COVID-19’ — joins me to discuss the complex interplay between the increase of infectious pathogens globally, the role of epidemiology within the neoliberal capitalist project, agribusiness and ecological destruction, and Emp…
 
I'm honored to have this years Arkansas High Country Winner, and new Women's FKT holder, back on the podcast. Scotti Lechuga completed this years race in 5d, 10h, 49m, besting everyone in the field. For the uninitiated, the Arkansas High Country Race is quickly earning a reputation for being extremely challenging 1,000+ miles course that covers muc…
 
[Intro: 12:12]Michael Beyea Reagan, historian and activist, joins me to discuss his book ‘Intersectional Class Struggle: Theory and Practice,’ an "innovative study [that] explores the relevance of class as a theoretical category in our world today, arguing that leading traditions of class analysis have missed major elements of what class is and how…
 
This is a segment of episode 308 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Intersectional Class Struggle: To Walk & Chew Gum At The Same Time w/ Michael Beyea Reagan.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/michael-reaganPurchase a copy of ‘Intersectional Class Struggle’ from AK Press or Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3BPKPPG …
 
For day 3 of Monumental Loop Week, we are featuring a podcast with Cjell Mone', owner of Mone' Bikes based out of Silver City, NM. He is know for producing functional steel bikes with an aesthetic flare out of the back of a 1990 Wonderbread Truck (Seriously!). Words won't do his bikes justice, so let's take a look at a few of my favorites at www.bi…
 
This is a segment of “The Art That Is Aware Of You w/ Jean-Jacques Martinod” on Patreon. Listen to the full discussion: https://www.patreon.com/posts/patron-series-is-57486524Experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist Jean-Jacques Martinod joins me for this Patron Appreciation Series conversation to discuss phenomenology, art, and the creative pr…
 
Mark Freeman: Selfhood, Narrative, & Reimagining The Story Of DementiaThis is a segment of episode 307 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Do I Look At You With Love?: Dementia’s Tragic Promise & An Act of Care w/ Mark Freeman.” Listen to the full episode: https://www.lastborninthewilderness.com/episodes/mark-freemanPurchase a copy of 'Do I Look at You…
 
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