Playlist · by deborah.dvora
10 episodes, 6 hours 48 mins
Cheryl Strayed - On Hiking, Getting Outside, Being Kind, and Writing Like a ‘MoFo
Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild about her trek along the Pacific Crest Trail. The book was adapted into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. In addition to writing Wild, Cheryl also wrote the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, as well as her first novel, Torch. She is the co-host of Dear Sugar, an advice column turned WBUR podcast, and a true force of nature.
Rebecca Rusch - How to Take Risks and Carve Your Own Trail
Rebecca Rusch has been called a modern day wonder woman and the queen of pain for her ability to not only withstand harsh conditions in endurance racing, but for her well-versed career. This year, Rebecca is about to celebrate her 50th birthday, and she’s had some time to reflect back on her life and her philosophy about how to pave your own path in life and how to make it in a career without a clear road map.
Andy Ruben - Changing the Way Consumerism Works and Saving the Planet with Re-Commerce
Andy Ruben has had a unique career path. After working as the Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart, saw just how many products are bought and never used or thrown out, and decided to do something about it. In 2012, he co-founded Yerdle, a company that focuses on buying back and reselling products that might otherwise end up in a landfill, a process Andy calls “re-commerce.” Now he helps companies like REI, Patagonia, and Eileen Fisher with their own buy-back programs.
Elizabeth Weil – Writing and Publishing Stories About People Who Live Their Wild Ideas
Elizabeth Weil writes about those who live outside the normal boundaries of society and pursue their own wild ideas. She has written about everyone from snowboarder Shaun White and skier Mikaela Shiffrin to swimmer Diana Nyad, Senator Kristen Gillibrand and a man named Doba who kayaked across the Atlantic in his seventies. In addition to writing articles for The New York Times Magazine, Outside Magazine, Wired, and more, she recently penned New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Smiles Beads.
How to Unplug with Danny Kim
Smartphones have been around for a little over a decade, but in that short time, many of us have become addicted to our digital devices. Have you ever been staring at a gorgeous vista or surrounded by snow and found yourself wanting to pull out your phone to capture the moment? Danny Kim is a researcher and speaker who is studying the impact of technology and social media on our health. In his workshops, he talks about how to actually unplug.
Facing Fear with Kim Chambers
Kim Chambers was 30 years old, an athlete and a powerful executive, when she slipped and fell down a set of stairs. The injuries she sustained changed the course of her life. In 2014, she became the sixth person (and third woman) to complete the Oceans Seven. In 2015, Kim became the first woman to swim 30 miles from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, a swim that’s incredibly dangerous.
Dispatches: What Dogs Really Think about Dog Gear
For more than two decades, Ruffwear has been reinventing gear for dogs. The brand makes booties, jackets, collars, toys, and pretty much anything else you could want for your pup. But how do you design something when the end user can’t give you feedback other than incessant tail wagging? And don’t dogs get just as … Continue reading "Dispatches: What Dogs Really Think about Dog Gear"
Dispatches: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life
After building Patagonia into an internationally renowned apparel brand, the company’s first CEO, Kris Tompkins, walked away from the job, following her heart to South America. She landed on a small farm in Chile, where she and her soon-to-be husband, The North Face founder Doug Tompkins, set to work conserving one of the last wild … Continue reading "Dispatches: Kris Tompkins’s 10-Million-Acre Life"
Science of Survival: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”
It was the kind of disaster that wasn’t supposed to happen anymore. On February 11, 2017, the fishing vessel Destination disappeared in the Bering Sea on its way to crab grounds. It was a boat with an experienced crew, in unremarkable weather conditions, but there was no mayday, no life raft and no survivors. For … Continue reading "Science of Survival: “F/V Destination, Do You Copy?”"
Bonus Bag Man, Episode 1: An Unsettling Secret
He was brash. Politically incorrect. An “outsider” political candidate who rose to the White House, out of nowhere, with a reputation as a “counter-puncher.” But Vice President Spiro Agnew was also something else… an active criminal whose secrets were about to be exposed. What happens when a “counter-puncher” in the White House suddenly sees his political future directly threatened by investigators inside his own Justice Department? Reference links, transcripts and more at MSNBC.com/BagMan. Contact us via e-mail at BagManPod@gmail.com.
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