The Adventure Podcast Episode 46: An Interview with Pro Snowboarder and Gear Designer Freddy Ansara

January 15th, 2019

On this week's episode we welcome pro snowboarder and owner of FA Designs Freddy Ansara to the podcast. He talks about how he got started snowboarding, his interest in designing outdoor gear, the direction that industry is heading, and much more. But first, we jump into the latest adventure news with news of an amazing long-distance paddle set to take place this summer. Of course, we wrap things up with some new gear products, including the a Pelican Vault case and new hiking shoes from Hoka One One.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 45: Colin O’Brady, Lou Rudd, and the “Rules” of Adventure

January 8th, 2019

We're back from our extended holiday break and ready to jump back into the world of outdoor adventure and exploration. Dave and Kraig start off the show by catching up on adventure news before jumping into the controversy surrounding Colin O'Brady and Lou Rudd's recent Antarctic traverses. We'll talk about the "rules" of exploration and adventure and why these two men may not have set the mark that everyone thought they did. Then, we'll wrap up the show with our gear segment, with Dave sharing his thoughts on his favorite shell jacket and Kraig breaking news about a groundbreaking new fabric from North Face called Futurelight.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 44: Talking Clean Drinking Water with Travis Merrigan of GRAYL

December 18th, 2018

On this week's episode we talk about the importance of finding clean drinking water while backpacking or travleing abroad with GRAYL co-founder Travis Merrigan. The company makes highly effective water filters that are fast, efficient, and dead-simple to use, with a new model called the Geopress on Kickstarter now. But first, we take a look at the latest adventure news, including an update on the Antarctic expedition season, a story about a sailor stranded in the Southern Ocean, and the discovery of the remains of climbers who have been missing in the Himalaya for 30 years. Finally, we wrap things up with our weekly gear picks, with Dave taking a look at some innovative new snowshoes and Kraig introducing a lightweight satellite messenger that can send texts from anywhere on the planet.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 43: The Outdoor Gear Holiday Shopping Guide

December 11th, 2018

This week we share our picks for the best outdoor gear items to get the outdoorsy person in your life this holiday season. But first, we take a look at the latest adventure news, with an update on Eric Larsen's attempt at an Antarctic speed record, an adventurous hiker's plans to trek across Death Valley, and what Patagonia is doing with its $10 million tax refund. It should be a fun and interesting episode, so thanks for listening in.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 42: Adventure News and Ethics in Exploration

December 4th, 2018

We're back after a two-week hiatus with lots of adventure news to catch up on, including updates from the Antarctic, a new winter attempt on K2, and the reveal of some amazing adventure vehicles. We also talk about ethics in adventure and exploration as it relates to John Allen Chau, a missionary who was recently killed on a remote island off the coast of India. As always, we wrap things up with some gear talk by taking a look at heated jackets and a headlamp from Black Diamond.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 41: An Interview with Polar Explorer Eric Larsen

November 20th, 2018

We're excited to have polar explorer Eric Larsen join us this week for an in-depth interview that took place before he left for Antarctica to attempt a speed record for skiing to the South Pole. Eric tells us about what it is like to ski for days at a time in frozen environments, how he prepares for those kinds of challenges, and why he has a deep love for cold places. Before that however, we share some adventure news, including updates on a K2 winter expedition, the adventure racing world championships, and more. As usual, we also wrap the show up with some gear picks, including a look at some new winter outdoor gear and a powerful new tablet from Apple

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 40: The Best New Gear of Winter Outdoor Retailer 2018

November 13th, 2018

Dave and Kraig are back from Denver with plento of thoughts to share on new gear, including handing out the first ever Adventure Podcast Gear Awards. But first, we dive deep into adventure news wit stories on an athlete who swam all the way around Great Britain, cars being banned at Everest Base Camp, and a polar explorer who is about to attempt a speed record for skiing to the South Pole.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 39: Catching Up on Lots of Adventure News

November 6th, 2018

Both Dave and Kraig are both back for this weeks episode, which is dedicated to catching up on the latest adventure news. There are a lot of stories to talk about, including the start of the Antarctic expedition season, an impressive first-ascent in the Himlaya, the unveiling of the 2019 Tour de France course, and an attempted murder in Antarctica. The boys wrap up the episode with some gear picks for the week as well, offering up the latest products they've been testing.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 38: Talking Adventure Travel with Lee Thompson of Flash Pack

October 30th, 2018

Kraig is back from Red Bull Rampage this week and flying solo. He kicks off the show with some adventure news before breaking into an interesting and enlightening interview with Lee Thompson, the co-founder of an adventure travel company called Flash Pack. Lee and Kraig talk about their favorite destinations, amazing experiences they've had on the road, and where they think the future of adventure travel is heading. If you've been planning a big trip to a far flung corner of the globe, you won't want to miss it.

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The Adventure Podcast Episode 37: Haunted Outdoor Places

October 23rd, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, on this week's episode Dave and Kraig discuss some creepy outdoor places that are said to be haunted. The guys will share stories of wailing ghosts, crying spirits, and other things that go bump in the night. But first, they get listeners caught up on adventure news with the latest from the Himalaya, a winter climbing expedition to K2, and a solar-powered journey across the Antarctic. As usual, we wrap things up with the latest gear, including a new jacket from Eddie Bauer and some lightweight grills for use in the backcountry.

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