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How do we inject more health, humor and fun into our daily lives, even when things get messy? That’s the question driving award-winning journalist and podcaster Shelby Stanger as she interviews health, science and wellness experts as well as entrepreneurs, authors, artists and comedians. From breath work and diet, to brain training, physical outdoor challenges, and increasing our humor muscles, Shelby tests out her guest’s prescriptions, offering how a little Vitamin Joy is more of the medic ...
 
High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts, and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures. Take a listen to start living more wildly today.
 
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Shelby A seasoned journalist and top-ranked podcaster, her work and podcasts have been featured everywhere from The New York Times and The San Diego Union Tribune to Outside Magazine, and ESPN. Curious about her subjects and willing to go to great lengths in her research, Shelby has surfed from New Jersey to New Zealand, studied with a breath guru,…
 
Host Shelby Stanger looks back at highlights from 2020 guests, lessons learned, and what's to come. Plus, she gives her own recipes on what’s bringing her Vitamin Joy these days and what she’s cutting out for next year. Previous episodes highlighted: Caroline MacDougall Chef Ramses Bravo Dr. Alan Goldhamer Comedian Fortune Feimster Sleep Expert Kel…
 
Ross is a Media and technology executive Ross has been named CEO of venture-backed mystical product and services start-up Sanctuary, where he will work to scale the company in its next phase of development Prior to joining Sanctuary, Ross was the SVP of Business Development and Strategy at Epix, an MGM company, where he led business development and…
 
Trying a new sport or skill for the first time can be scary. Nobody wants to look like an awkward newbie in front of the pros, but Dylan Efron is learning to embrace the thrill of being a beginner. In fact, he’s inspiring others to do the same with his new YouTube series called Flow State. The goal of the show is to invite professional athletes to …
 
Hoby knows a thing or two about pushing potential—he has helped lead major companies like Volcom, Nike, and Skullcandy, competed in Ironman races and Crossfit games, and is a founding member of the Liminal Collective, a group whose mission is “to advance the limitless potential of humans, preparing and supporting those who take pioneering steps in …
 
Justin Blair, he has a very unique and interesting background: Born and raised in Queens and Manhattan. Worked on a fishing boat above the arctic circle after college. Left college for a year to take a survival course in Kenya - stuck around Africa for a year with a book bag full of clothes - Zaire, Congo, Camaroon, etc. Caught cerebral malaria whi…
 
Mike is a med device veteran who brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the medical device industry, currently serves as President and CEO Vomaris Innovations. Outside of work, mike found a passion for endurance athletics. He completed seven Ironman Triathlons, twelve marathons, and a first ultra 50-mile. He finds that train…
 
Ross is an Experienced CEO and entrepreneur who founded, ran and sold 2 technology analyst firms – Display Search and Young Market Research (YMR). He is now running another rapidly growing display market research, consulting and events firm called DSCC In addition to being a CEO he is IRONMAN University certified coach who has completed 12 IRONMAN …
 
2020 has been quite a year. We had a plan for what this season of Wild Ideas Worth Living would look like, but a few months in we had to change course, just as everyone in the world did. So while our first few episodes focused on adventurers who traveled all over the world and broke barriers, we spent the rest of the year learning from guests who t…
 
Luke Bodensteiner is the Chief of Sport Development for Utah Olympic Legacy, which is working to define Utah’s long-term goals for youth winter sport, and identifying and implementing the best practices that will cultivate the culture required to achieve those goals. Formerly an executive of U.S. Ski & Snowboard as Chief of Sport, Luke led the U.S.…
 
2020 has been a year with some serious suck -- which is why today’s guest, Brent Gleeson, a retired Navy SEAL combat veteran turned accomplished entrepreneur, author, and acclaimed speaker, is the perfect person to talk about embracing sucky moments. Brent Gleeson has suffered some serious suck through his Navy SEAL training and startup business da…
 
Kalinda is a strategist, advocate and brand developer who brings the art and science of strategic thinking to her clients. For more than two decades, Kalinda worked across a range of business roles in executive leadership, as an entrepreneur, advisor and consultant creating and developing with global brands. Kalinda’s formative experience training …
 
Joe Jacobi is an Olympic Gold Medalist and Performance Coach who collaborates with leaders & teams by getting them outside the day-to-day rush of life and bringing focus to what truly matters most. His strategies and concepts help people to perform their best without compromising their lives by showing them how to slow down, do less, and embrace si…
 
He is a Senior sports and entertainment executive actively leading in the digital, strategic and operational transformation of global media with 20+ years of international experience at Red Bull, WWE, Spotify, iHeartRadio, EMI and Bertelsmann. He is Published author on disruptive media convergence, the evolution of the music industry, and emerging …
 
Dr. Louise Stanger is a licensed clinical social worker, former college professor, three-time published author, internationally renowned clinician, interventionist, speaker, and an expert on mental health, addiction, process disorders and chronic pain. She’s also my mom! She was named Interventionist of the year last year by Harvard’s McClean Hospi…
 
Noah Howell is one of the greatest backcountry skiers to date, and he has been named one of the “50 Icons of Backcountry Skiing” by Backcountry Magazine. He was also the second person to ski all 90 lines of what author Andrew McLean deemed the steepest ski lines in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Noah feels free skiing rarely traveled slopes, and for him…
 
Here at Grüvi, we strive to create an inclusive community focused on making better choices within our daily lives. We truly believe in a world where we don’t always feel inclined to drink in a social setting, and a world where everyone can feel comfortable, regardless of what’s in their cup. Our mission is simple- help others be healthy and stay so…
 
Today’s guest are a little different than most that I have had on the show. They are actually brothers, Danny and Don Monistere. They come from exciting, varied and eclectic backgrounds in sport, from body building, track, running, martial arts and more. In addition they also excel in the business world. Danny Monistere-https://www.linkedin.com/in/…
 
Amy founded Stanton & Company (S&Co) with a passion for promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women. Since 2006, when the company opened its doors, S&Co has built a roster of philosophy-driven brands, including exceptional athletes, lifestyle experts, and brands in the healthy, active living space. Amy recently co-aut…
 
A great night’s sleep is the most cost effective Vitamin Joy there is. Today’s guest, Kelly Murray, is not only is an award-winning pediatric sleep consultant, but she literally coaches busy and ambitious professionals to sleep like a boss. Over the last few years, she’s helped hundreds of people get better sleep. We go beyond turning off our scree…
 
Mike is the founder of anabolic aliens. Mike started making YouTube fitness videos in 2014 self teaching himself videography, editing, as well as SEO. Now the Anabolic Aliens YouTube channel reaches over 600k+ subscribers worldwide and 80k+ followers on Instagram.. Across all media’s, the Anabolic Aliens brand has amassed a following of over 1mil w…
 
Sam began his career in banking. He soon advanced as a high performing leader with First Union and Wachovia Bank, leading teams to record heights of production. Sam started a successful commercial banking and brokerage business he later sold to pursue a lifelong ambition to move west. Sam has been leading companies in business growth and developmen…
 
When Ally Coucke adopted her white German Shepherd, Bailey, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. Ally was just a kid looking for a big, protective dog to run with her in the early mornings, and what she got became the most important relationship of her life. Now, Bailey and his adoptive brother, “Loki the Wolfdog” are Internet sensati…
 
Gabby Reece is an athlete, a former professional volleyball player, a model, wife to pro surfer Laird Hamilton, a mom and step mom, podcast host, author, entrepreneur, and health and fitness advocate. We recorded this episode in person at her house in Malibu before the election I left feeling so joyful. Gabby has had a big career and spent time wit…
 
Dr. Jen Welter is the NFL’s First Female Coach, a groundbreaking and barrier-busting force of nature. She is a female trailblazer, a sports pioneer, PhD, passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur and source of inspiration around the globe. Her relentless pursuit of individual excellence and success in challenging the status quo time a…
 
Tom Putnam is a filmmaker known for writing and directing documentaries and short films. After reading Robert Pyle’s book, Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide, he felt compelled to turn Pyle’s story into a movie. After 10 years of writing and re-writing the script, Tom brought the entire cast and crew for The Dark Divide film into the Gif…
 
Chris is a Co-founder of velofix, the largest fleet of Mobile Bike Shops in North America. A first-generation Canadian, Chris was living in Vancouver and frustrated with the traditional brick-and-mortar bike shop experience. The solution? A Mobile repair service that could shake up the retail industry as we knew it. Chris’s management experience in…
 
Hans-Petter is the founder and CEO of Zalaris, a global HR and Payroll services org. He is also the Norwegian 2017 E&Y entrepreneur of the year which qualified him for the Global awards in Monaco. Peter is a high level competitive endurance athlete, having raced the Leadville 100 mtb race, Cape Epic in South Africa, and the Norseman for the last co…
 
Jessie Salas is a former firefighter and a Coach who is also the Program Director for Foundation Training , a program which uses simple corrective exercise to help people move free and easily without pain. Jessie regularly works with people like you and I but also big wave professional surfers, professional athletes, active and retired military fir…
 
Lex is the best totally blind long and triple jumper in the history of the U.S. Paralympic movement. He is the current world record holder in the long jump, a four-time Paralympic medalist, a three-time long jump world champion, and an 18-time national champion. He is the only totally blind athlete to ever eclipse the 22-foot barrier in the long ju…
 
Alex currently acts as CEO of Get Bizzy Inc., a startup beverage company whose mission is to create the highest quality and most convenient beverages on the market. When not working on his business, Alex spends his time mentoring college students and training for ultra-endurance races. Prior to starting Get Bizzy Inc. Alex worked as an Associate at…
 
Clare Gallagher is an accomplished trail and ultra runner who made history when she won the Leadville 100 in 2016, a notorious 100-mile trek through the Rocky Mountains. Soon after she started her career, Clare realized that she had a unique platform as an outdoor athlete to become a dedicated environmental advocate. For Clare, working for a health…
 
Mark's passion is helping entrepreneurs get unstuck so they can pursue their freedom. Depending on the unique situation, Mark’s talent for introducing just the right combination of perspective and process sparks teams to start moving, move faster, or begin moving in the proper direction - with clarity. As a teacher, coach, and facilitator, Mark spe…
 
#1 Tom Kingsley https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-kingsley-3109a510/ Tom leads EY's Sports Industry Group in the UK and has worked across Europe, the Middle East and India on strategic engagements across the sporting landscape with clubs, leagues, governing bodies and other rights holders, as well as sponsors and sport-tech businesses. He also led EY…
 
Shawn Boom is a limit pusher. His most recent long-distance finish line was at the Grand2Grand Ultra, a 7-day, self-supported ultramarathon stage race in the Grand Canyon. An endurance athlete and adventurer from childhood, Shawn has climbed to the top of Pico de Orizaba, a snow-capped 18,491’ mountain, run ultra-marathons on active volcanoes, race…
 
Chef Ramses Bravo is the head chef at True North Health Center. He’s been making plant based food without added sugar, salt, or oil for 15 years, and he actually makes this way of eating taste good. I’ve spent time in his Ramses Bravo’s kitchen, eaten his delicious food and taken his online classes. Ramses, has a dry sense of humor, a huge heart, a…
 
Dr. Goldhamer is the founder of the True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA, which specializes in supervised water fasting. For over 35 years they’ve helped over 20,000 patients reverse various aliments and diseases through supervised water-fasting and the introduction and education of a plant-based, sugar-free, oil-free, and salt-free diet. I k…
 
WHO IS CAM STOUT? · Husband and father of two adult kids. · Corner office law partner for 25+ years. · Starter on Princeton’s NCAA top ten varsity tennis team in 1979. · Accomplished amateur cyclist. · Survivor of two major depressive episodes in 1992 and 2013. · An alcoholic with eight years of sobriety. · A mental health advocate and public speak…
 
Peter Murray, a senior sports executive is the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of the Professional Fighters League (PFL). Murray oversees all business strategy and operations, fighter roster, event management, production, content, and marketing for the mixed martial arts league. The PFL is the first organization ever to present MMA in a tr…
 
Now that Christiane is Head of Sustainability at Fjallraven, she wears “the grandma jacket” regularly as a reminder of the brand’s mission to make timeless clothing that lasts. In this episode, Christiane shares how heritage and longevity inform how Fjallraven designs and manufactures their products. Connect with Fjallraven & Christiane: Website Fa…
 
Jilyne is a four-year NCAA athlete & seven-time NCAA All-American. She is also an alum of the U.S. Ski Team. After retiring from ski racing in 2009, she co-founded a nonprofit organization, ZGiRLS, with fellow US Ski Team alum. They started ZGiRLS because they saw the essential need for confidence-building and mentorship for little girls in sports.…
 
This week’s guest is likely the most stoked and inspirational guest we have had. His name is Roy Tuscany, he is the founder and CEO of the High Fives Foundation. Originally from Waterbury Vermont, and after graduating from the University of Vermont, Roy headed out west to pursue the dream of being a professional Free Skier. In 2006 suffered a life …
 
Mark Divine is an expert in human performance as it is displayed in mental toughness, leadership and physical readiness. His work is based on an integral warrior-leader model that he developed and tested on over a thousand special operations candidates worldwide. The integrated training, which involves physical, mental, emotional, intuitional and s…
 
Jeremy Bhandari was born in Ashland, Massachusetts on June 19, 1996. Unlike the plurality of babies born in the 20th century, Jeremy wriggled into the world in his mother's bedroom, rather than a hospital. His rare arrival on Earth is ironically symbolic with his life story. Before dropping him off to preschool, Jeremy's mother would spread out the…
 
Ed Cunningham is an American sports announcer, film producer, and former professional American football player. Following his career in the National Football League, Cunningham worked as an commentator for different media outlets, most recently ESPN. In 2017, he resigned citing his personal concerns with safety risks posed by the sport of football.…
 
Historically, outdoor apparel and clothing brands have shrunk the same designs that they use in their mens’ lines and dyed them a supposed "girly" color (aka: purple and pink) to create outdoor gear for women. However, Edita Hadravska, Design Director at Arc’teryx Equipment, takes a different approach. She designs outdoor equipment and gear for wom…
 
Rob is currently the CEO of the Iditarod and for most of us the Iditarod conjures images like no other sporting event: blinding white terrain, icicles knotting ruddy-faced mushers’ eyebrows, silver-eyed dogs lunging frantically into a vast unknown. Basically, crazy people charging headlong into challenging horizons. The word is Ingalik Indian for “…
 
She was an influencer before the term even existed...and when brands like Lamborghini, Cedars-Sinai and Lionsgate want to better understand influencer marketing, they call one person...Amanda Russell. As an international fitness icon, sought-after speaker and brand strategist, Amanda has been at the forefront of the digital marketing and social med…
 
Kailey Kornhauser is a fat cyclist. Those two words didn’t come easily to her. But as she has claimed her place in both the cycling community and the body positivity movement, they’re words she now identifies with proudly. In 2018, Kailey took on one of the most challenging rides she’d ever been on: cycling 1,000 miles across Alaska to hear about t…
 
Emergency Room Doctor Candice Myhre saves lives in emergency situations every single day. For her job, she has to flexible and fast – going from patients who are literally dying to dealing with things like an ear infection in the next room. Humor eases the transition. It also lets her connect with her patients better, getting critical diagnoses, an…
 
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