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Insider perspectives on the Urban Wilderness

Latest Episodes

David McLain - Lessons for Living Longer

S2:E5 Special Episode! If you missed the 2019 Legacy Luncheon, or you just want to hear more from our incredible speaker David McLain, listen to this candid interview with John Becker recorded on the morning of our luncheon. David is a National Geographic photographer who travels the world documenting the Blue Zones - or the five places in the world where you are most likely to live to 100 years old. This episode discusses the lifestyles and philosophies of centenarians around the world, insight into David's working style, and several takeaways for making positive changes in your own life.

15 min2019 OCT 2
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David McLain - Lessons for Living Longer

Ron Shrieves & Mac Post - Knoxville Hiking Gurus

S2:E4 Local hiking experts Ron Shrieves and Mac Post are very involved with the Knoxville chapter of Sierra Club and wrote Legacy Parks' Urban Hikes Guidebook. In this episode, we sit down with them to discuss the many hiking opportunities in the area, their insider tips for where to go, and the evolution of Knoxville's hiking culture. Our Urban Hikes Guidebook is available at REI, Union Ave Books, Mast General, Three Rivers Market, and legacyparks.org

23 min2019 SEP 9
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Ron Shrieves & Mac Post - Knoxville Hiking Gurus

Kim Trevathan - Paddling Up The Tennessee

S2:E3 In 1998, Kim Trevathan paddled down the entire Tennessee River in a canoe with his dog, and in 2018 he decided to do it again paddling up. John Becker sits down with Trevathan to discuss both of his treks, including passing through all nine locks, training your dog to ride in a canoe, and making a 652-mile journey without a motor.

24 min2019 AUG 2
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Kim Trevathan - Paddling Up The Tennessee

Stephen Bassett Keeps Charging - July 2019

S2E2: Stephen Bassett, a native Knoxvillian and pro cyclist, placed 2nd in the 2019 USA National Road Championship held here in Knoxville. We sat down with him back in March, listen to his story here and find out where Stephen likes to practice in the local area.

21 min2019 JUL 3
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Stephen Bassett Keeps Charging - July 2019

John Quillen - From Knoxville to Everest - June 2019

S2E1: In the first episode of our second season of Outdoor Knoxville Insider, John Becker sits down with John Quillen, a local mountaineer and adventure author, to discuss his 2018 trek to the summit of Mount Everest. Hear about Quillen's adventure up to the summit, from training daily in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness to a heroic act just before reaching The Top of the World. On Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 pm Legacy Parks is hosting an Outdoor Knoxville Insider Hike with John Quillen. Join us for a chance to meet Mr. Quillen and take a group hike one of the trails he regularly uses to train for his adventures. We will meet at Baker Creek Preserve in the parking lot beforehand and begin our hike up Best Medicine at 6:00.

23 min2019 JUN 8
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John Quillen - From Knoxville to Everest - June 2019

14: Turning the clock back to 1861 - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Dr. Joan Markel

In this episode, Dr. Joan Merkel - historian, civil war buff, gives us some perspective on the impact of the Civil War on Knoxville. You'll hear stories you've never heard before - you don't want to miss this one!

23 min2019 JAN 18
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14: Turning the clock back to 1861 - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Dr. Joan Markel

13: The Dean of Greenways - LIVE with Will Skelton

In the early 1990’s greenways across Knoxville totaled 1.5 miles. In 2018, the city boasts 100+ miles of greenways and growing! In this episode, host John Becker dives deeper to learn what sparked the greenway revolution from one of its founding fathers. Will Skelton is an expert in the law and real estate but his passion for the outdoors helped conserve, create, and connect miles of new trails for future generations.

19 min2018 DEC 15
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13: The Dean of Greenways - LIVE with Will Skelton

12: The Super Couple - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Joseph & Kimberly Hicks

In this episode of the Outdoor Knoxville Insider Podcast, John hosts Joseph and Kimberly Hicks, two of the most active folks you'll probably ever meet!

24 min2018 NOV 17
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12: The Super Couple - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Joseph & Kimberly Hicks
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Latest Episodes

David McLain - Lessons for Living Longer

S2:E5 Special Episode! If you missed the 2019 Legacy Luncheon, or you just want to hear more from our incredible speaker David McLain, listen to this candid interview with John Becker recorded on the morning of our luncheon. David is a National Geographic photographer who travels the world documenting the Blue Zones - or the five places in the world where you are most likely to live to 100 years old. This episode discusses the lifestyles and philosophies of centenarians around the world, insight into David's working style, and several takeaways for making positive changes in your own life.

15 min2019 OCT 2
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David McLain - Lessons for Living Longer

Ron Shrieves & Mac Post - Knoxville Hiking Gurus

S2:E4 Local hiking experts Ron Shrieves and Mac Post are very involved with the Knoxville chapter of Sierra Club and wrote Legacy Parks' Urban Hikes Guidebook. In this episode, we sit down with them to discuss the many hiking opportunities in the area, their insider tips for where to go, and the evolution of Knoxville's hiking culture. Our Urban Hikes Guidebook is available at REI, Union Ave Books, Mast General, Three Rivers Market, and legacyparks.org

23 min2019 SEP 9
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Ron Shrieves & Mac Post - Knoxville Hiking Gurus

Kim Trevathan - Paddling Up The Tennessee

S2:E3 In 1998, Kim Trevathan paddled down the entire Tennessee River in a canoe with his dog, and in 2018 he decided to do it again paddling up. John Becker sits down with Trevathan to discuss both of his treks, including passing through all nine locks, training your dog to ride in a canoe, and making a 652-mile journey without a motor.

24 min2019 AUG 2
Comments
Kim Trevathan - Paddling Up The Tennessee

Stephen Bassett Keeps Charging - July 2019

S2E2: Stephen Bassett, a native Knoxvillian and pro cyclist, placed 2nd in the 2019 USA National Road Championship held here in Knoxville. We sat down with him back in March, listen to his story here and find out where Stephen likes to practice in the local area.

21 min2019 JUL 3
Comments
Stephen Bassett Keeps Charging - July 2019

John Quillen - From Knoxville to Everest - June 2019

S2E1: In the first episode of our second season of Outdoor Knoxville Insider, John Becker sits down with John Quillen, a local mountaineer and adventure author, to discuss his 2018 trek to the summit of Mount Everest. Hear about Quillen's adventure up to the summit, from training daily in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness to a heroic act just before reaching The Top of the World. On Thursday, June 13 at 6:00 pm Legacy Parks is hosting an Outdoor Knoxville Insider Hike with John Quillen. Join us for a chance to meet Mr. Quillen and take a group hike one of the trails he regularly uses to train for his adventures. We will meet at Baker Creek Preserve in the parking lot beforehand and begin our hike up Best Medicine at 6:00.

23 min2019 JUN 8
Comments
John Quillen - From Knoxville to Everest - June 2019

14: Turning the clock back to 1861 - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Dr. Joan Markel

In this episode, Dr. Joan Merkel - historian, civil war buff, gives us some perspective on the impact of the Civil War on Knoxville. You'll hear stories you've never heard before - you don't want to miss this one!

23 min2019 JAN 18
Comments
14: Turning the clock back to 1861 - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Dr. Joan Markel

13: The Dean of Greenways - LIVE with Will Skelton

In the early 1990’s greenways across Knoxville totaled 1.5 miles. In 2018, the city boasts 100+ miles of greenways and growing! In this episode, host John Becker dives deeper to learn what sparked the greenway revolution from one of its founding fathers. Will Skelton is an expert in the law and real estate but his passion for the outdoors helped conserve, create, and connect miles of new trails for future generations.

19 min2018 DEC 15
Comments
13: The Dean of Greenways - LIVE with Will Skelton

12: The Super Couple - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Joseph & Kimberly Hicks

In this episode of the Outdoor Knoxville Insider Podcast, John hosts Joseph and Kimberly Hicks, two of the most active folks you'll probably ever meet!

24 min2018 NOV 17
Comments
12: The Super Couple - LIVE at Balter Beerworks with Joseph & Kimberly Hicks
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