Now that adventure is becoming more likely, here’s a second dose of podcast inspiration to get you pumped about the great outdoors. From photographing the Milky Way to turning wild ideas into reality, we hope these podcasts encourage and inspire you to embark on your own adventures. Let us know what you think, and your own suggestions for podcasts, in the comments section below.
Wild Ideas Worth Living
Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures, and the Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast is dedicated to empowering people to take the path less travelled and live out their wildest ideas. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they have taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality. Be inspired by characters who have sailed around the world, started a new business, broken a record, or just stood up for something they believed in. Listen out for episodes with Kimi Werner, Chris Sharma and Chris Burkard who are all familiar faces from the Banff, Ocean and Reel Rock tours.
Tune in at www.rei.com/blog/podcasts and start bringing your wildest ideas to life! Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.
The Adventure Sports Podcast
Racking up more than 600 episodes to date, this twice-weekly podcast features in-depth interviews from adventure sports professionals and enthusiasts. Choose from conversations with athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfilment through adventure and the outdoors. Check out Sarah Outen’s episode, whose film Home is part of the Banff 2020 tour, as she talks about the highs and lows of her human-powered traverse around the planet. A great listen for anyone hankering to get outdoors or looking for their next adventure.
Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. See www.adventuresportspodcast.com.
If you live, sleep, eat and breathe climbing, then this podcast is for you. Started in 2011 by host and veteran Colorado climber Chris Kalous, Enormocast has dropped 200 episodes for the diehard climber. Most episodes focus on a prominent athlete, about a specific experience or accomplishment, and normally last at least an hour, but go beyond the “Nice job bro, are you stoked?” “Yeah I'm stoked!” chat. They get into the psyche of characters in the climbing world, and you feel like you know Chris and his guest by the end of each episode. Stand out conversations include episode 125 with boulderer Nina Williams from the film The High Road which is featured on the Banff 2020 tour.
Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. See www.enormocast.com.
Hosts and photographers Brendon Porter and Aaron King have the epic landscapes of Utah on their doorsteps, with immediate access to awesome photography spots. The area is also renowned for astrophotography, with multiple dark sky sites, and this is the most popular topic on their laid-back podcast, Photog Adventures. Listen as they recount funny, scary and weird stories from their photography adventures and delve into what went well, what could have gone better and what they learnt along the way. The show also features guest photographers who share the same love of landscape and astrophotography. Whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer, tune in for handy tips, secret locations and general photography geekiness.
Available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. See www.photogadventures.com.
The Firn Line
The Firn Line offers a mix of peace and adrenaline through interviews with fascinating mountaineers. With an approachable, humble style, host and alpinist Evan Philips digs into the reasons we climb and the relationships we build through climbing and outdoor adventures. Each season (there are now four) has a theme that informs who he interviews. Season one is Stories from Alaska’s Mountains, season two The Creative Climber, season three Creativity in the Mountains and season four has the theme of Resilience. The Firn Line appeals to climbers, non-climbers and anyone who needs some extra adventure fuel. Plus you get to listen to Evan’s great original music throughout.
Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. See www.thefirnline.com.