Impossible Podcast with Joel Runyon

Impossible Podcast with Joel Runyon
Do Something IMPOSSIBLE. Get challenged to push your limits and build mental toughness. Every week, hear inspiring stories of athletes, entrepreneurs and other people doing the impossible.Host Joel Runyon, former laid-off UPS driver turned entrepreneur and youngest person in the world to run an ultra marathon on all 7 continents, will challenge you to kill your excuses and expand your perception of what’s possible.What’s on the edge of your limits? Come find out how to push your limits and do something IMPOSSIBLE on the IMPOSSIBLE Podcast.Support The ShowLeave a Review oniTunesStitcherGoogle PlaySpotify IMPOSSIBLE NetworkIMPOSSIBLE HQ (blog)IMPOSSIBLE Gear (apparel)IMPOSSIBLE Podcast (podcast) (philanthropy) Get Updates on Social MediaIMPOSSIBLE@IMPOSSIBLEHQ on Instagram@IMPOSSIBLEHQ on TwitterIMPOSSIBLE HQ on Facebook JOEL RUNYON@JoelRunyon on Twitter@JoelRunyon on Instagram

34: Joe Buckner - Founder of Beautifully Savage Boxing Gym
Jan 22, 2019 • 50 min
Joe Buckner is the founder of Beautifully Savage Boxing Gym in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
33: John Durant – Founder at Wild Ventures, Author of the Paleo Manifesto
Jan 15, 2019 • 66 min
John Durant is a NYT bestselling author of the Paleo Manifesto and Spartan Fit. He’s also the founder of Wild Ventures.
32: “One Question To Ask Yourself” (2018 Annual Review)
Jan 9, 2019 • 16 min
032 - “One Question To Ask Yourself” (2018 Annual Review)
31: Krista Stryker – Founder of 12 Minute Athlete
Dec 18, 2018 • 46 min
Krista Stryker is the founder and creator of 12 Minute Athlete.
30: Going Pro
Dec 11, 2018 • 7 min
An excerpt from this week’s blog post.
29: Christine GZ – Professional Rally & Off-Road Driver
Dec 4, 2018 • 73 min
Christine GZ is Professional Rally & Off-Road Driver based out of Barcelona and LA. Originally from Italy & the Canary Islands, Christine shares about her journey of finding out about racing, how she followed her obsession not knowing much about it, and…
28: Adam Dunlap – Actor, Parkour Traceur and Director of
Nov 27, 2018 • 67 min
Adam Dunlap is an actor, traceur and early practictioner of parkour. He’s also the director of
27: Elisabet Margeirsdottir – Icelandic Ultrarunner + Winner of the Ultra Gobi 400km Race
Nov 20, 2018 • 50 min
Elisabet Margeirsdottir from Reykjavik, Iceland. Is the winner and the first woman to complete the Gobi desert Ultramarathon race in under 100 hours.
26: Heidar Logi - Iceland’s First Professional Surfer
Nov 13, 2018 • 48 min
Heidar Logi is Iceland’s first professional surfer - known for carving up the freezing cold waves of the Arctic.
25: Back to Shipping
Nov 8, 2018 • 8 min
Back from a break, Joel explains what exactly is going on at IMPOSSIBLE and shares some of the new exciting projects coming up before the end of the year. Blog Post: Back to Shipping Support The Show Leave a Review on iTunes Stitcher Google Play Spotify…
24: Roshanda Cummings of @BrownKids
Sep 11, 2018 • 63 min
Today on the show I have a longtime friend Roshanda Cummings. Roshanda is the founder of the minimalist living instagram community - @BrownKids. A community of about 30,000 strong talking bout living simply to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Her…
23: Ed Roshitsh - CEO of Dude Solutions + 200 Mile, Ultra Endurance Athlete
Sep 4, 2018 • 56 min
On today’s podcast, I’m speaking with Ed Roshitsh - he’s the CEO of Dude Solutions - a 100M software company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s also an endurance athlete and a 200 mile ultra marathoner. We talk everything about his story, lessons…
22: Ryan Carson – CEO & Founder of Treehouse
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Today I sat down with Ryan Carson, the CEO and founder of Treehouse. Ryan shares with us a bit about how Treehouse, 2018’s Most Disruptive Startup, is enabling people to get the jobs they want without spending the time and money it takes to get a college…
21: Ray Dalton – Recording Artist | Songwriter| Grammy Nominee
Aug 14, 2018 • 63 min
This week I sat down with Ray Dalton, a Grammy nominated recording artist and songwriter, who shares with us how went from singing in a local gospel choir to hook-writing and world touring with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ as the feature on “Can’t Hold Us”…
20: Mikhaila Peterson on Healing Chronic AutoImmune Issues with Food
Aug 7, 2018 • 54 min
Mikhaila Peterson is a mother, researcher, self-experimenter, and steak-eater. After being sick for most of her life with various auto-immune issues including getting diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis when she was 7, and receiving multiple joint…
Bonus Episode: The “Stories” of NBA Players, Brands, and Teams with Mike Pacchione
Aug 5, 2018 • 56 min
After recording episode 19 with Mike, we kept hanging out and started talking about the NBA and the “stories” that different players and brands experience and are telling through their brands. If you’re a fan of the NBA you might like this one. It is a…
19: Mike Pacchione on Telling a Great Story
Jul 31, 2018 • 61 min
Mike Pacchione is a speaking coach and workshop facilitator that helps people and brands communicate their messages better. On today’s podcast, we talk about the power of telling (and living a good story), how to give a better talk, the one thing most…
18: Sean Ogle of Location Rebel
Jul 24, 2018 • 52 min
Today I sat down in Portland with Sean Ogle of Location Rebel. Sean has been helping people build their side hustles, quit their jobs and become location independent since 2009. Sean was one of the first influences in my life that made me think I could do…
17: How To Schedule Quarterly Retreats + Planning For Your IMPOSSIBLE Goals
Jul 17, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode of the IMPOSSIBLE Podcast, I share my process for doing quarterly planning for my personal IMPOSSIBLE goals, how I split them up into four quadrants and why I’ve started implementing a “retreat” or trip into the entire process. Feeling…
16: Steve Tidball, CEO of Vollebak & Adventure Race Athlete
Jun 19, 2018 • 83 min
Steve Tidball, the co-founder of Vollebak joins the Impossible Podcast to discuss his adventures as an athlete, ultra and adventure runner, and how he started Vollebak - the coolest adventure apparel company on earth. 01:07 On the show is Steve Tidball,…
15: 3 Steps to Combatting Headtrash + a 777 School Build Update
Jun 12, 2018 • 41 min
This is a slightly different two-part episode. In the first part, I talk about some of the head trash I’ve been dealing with lately and 3 steps I’ve been using to combat it. In the second part of the podcast, I get to share about the progress the 777…
14: Andy Stumpf - former Navy SEAL and record-holding base-jumper
Mar 6, 2018 • 59 min
Andy Stumpf is a former Navy SEAL, awarded 5 bronze stars, a purple heart and numerous other awards. He’s a pilot, a base-jumper and held the world record for longest wingsuit flight - flying over 18 miles after jumping from over 36,000 feet. He’s an avid…
13: Dr. Shawn Baker on the Carnivore Diet
Feb 27, 2018 • 68 min
Dr. Shawn Baker is an orthopedic surgeon and proponent of the carnivore diet - an all meat, all the time diet. He holds multiple world records at the masters-level and at 50 years old, he can still dunk. We dive into how he went from the paleo to keto to…
12: $500 Giveaway!
Feb 20, 2018 • 2 min
Sorry for the short episode this week! I wanted to let you know about a giveaway I’m hosting at It’s free to enter, so check it out $500 Giveaway => Latest Blog Post => Support The…
11: Cam F. Awesome
Feb 6, 2018 • 64 min
Cam Awesome is a 5 time USA National Champion, a 4 time Golden Gloves National Champion, 2 Time Olympic Trails Champion boxer and Captain of the USA National boxing team as well as a speaker and comedian (you’ll see pretty quickly). Support The Show Leave…
10: Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
Jan 25, 2018 • 31 min
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto and author of the new book: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos. We talk about the controversy surrounding him, the importance of doing hard, but meaningful things and the importance…
9: Jarie Bolander
Jan 18, 2018 • 45 min
Jarie Bolander is the author of the Entrepreneur’s Ethos - how to build a more ethical and resilient entrepreneur community. Support The Show Leave a Review where you listen to podcast: iTunes Stitcher Google Play Impossible ResourcesSubscribe for updates…
8: Chris Guillebeau
Jan 11, 2018 • 37 min
Chris Guillebeau is a 5x author, host of the popular show Side Hustle School and world adventurer who’s visited 193 countries and hosts the annual World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon every summer. He’s also the first person that made me think that…
7: Rob Jones
Jan 4, 2018 • 68 min
Rob Jones is a former Marine, IED survivor, double amputee, Paralympics bronze medalist who has biked across the country and recently run 31 marathons in 31 days. He does not stop and his inspiring story will help you focus on your mission and keep going…
6: 2017 Annual Review (part 2)
Jan 2, 2018 • 24 min
In today’s episode, Joel shares his goals for the year, his method for planning out the year and the big plans for IMPOSSIBLE in 2018. You’re not gonna want to miss this one. Do your own annual review =>…
5: 2017 Annual Review (part 1)
Dec 29, 2017 • 21 min
In today’s episode, Joel shares his annual review - the highlights and lowlights of the year along with how you can conduct your own annual review. Stay tuned for part 2 of the annual review for what’s coming up in 2018. Keep pushing your limits and do…
4: Akshay Nanavati
Dec 21, 2017 • 47 min
Akshay Nanvati is a former Marine, and founder of Fearvana. He’s currently attempting to run across every country on earth (he’s 8 down). We talk how he went from deep into drugs to the Marines to founding Fearvana and adventuring around the world.…
3: Mike Wardian
Dec 14, 2017 • 111 min
Mike Wardian might be the most prolific runner out there today. I met Mike in Antarctica when he was setting the record there. He’s also run over 50 races in 2017, including the Antarctica Ice Marathon, The Hard Rock 100, and The Barkley Marathons. We…
2: Sinan Guler
Dec 7, 2017 • 92 min
Sinan Guler is a Professional Basketball Player for Fenerbahce and the team captain for Turkey’s national team. We talk about basketball, becoming a pro, adapting to your environment and which NBA player he thinks he could take in one-on-one. Sinan Guler…
1: Ed Latimore
Dec 7, 2017 • 97 min
Boxer, physicist and the Confucius of twitter: Ed Latimore and Joel talk about mental toughness, how to get perspective from getting punched in the face, and how black your coffee should be. About Ed Latimore @edlatimore on twitter Not…
0: Is this thing on?
Dec 1, 2017 • 0 min
We’re back. Starting this Thursday, we’ll have an interview with an Impossible Person every week for you to help you push your limits and do something impossible.
Radio #8 - The Best of Impossible Radio: Season 1
Sep 22, 2015 • 29 min
This is the last episode for the first season of Impossible Radio, and it’s been a truly amazing season so far. From amazing guests, like Kyle Maynard, Bobby Maximus, and Command Master Chief Paul Tharp, to a few solo rounds, I’ve really taken time to…
Radio #7 - Breaking Down Resilience with Kyle Maynard (part 2)
Sep 15, 2015 • 23 min
Kyle Maynard, who I originally interviewed in episode 2 from this season, is back! As you know from that episode, Kyle is uniquely qualified to talk about building a resilient life, since he lives it every day. Born without arms and legs, Kyle has tackled…
Radio #6 - Building a Bulletproof Mind with Bobby Maximus
Sep 8, 2015 • 50 min
Building a strong mind can change every aspect of a person’s life, and Rob MacDonald (aka Bobby Maximus) believes that the fastest way to build it is in the gym. The physical stuff you deal with is the easy part. Facing your own mind can be a bit more…
Radio #5 - When is it Okay to Quit?
Aug 11, 2015 • 34 min
Anytime you start working towards a big, scary, impossible looking goal, you’re inevitably going to face set backs. Times are going to get hard. You may even get to a point where you aren’t sure if you can do it anymore and you’re going to want to give…
Radio #4 - Inside the Mind of a Navy Seal with Paul Tharp
Aug 4, 2015 • 46 min
Grit and resilience aren’t natural skills you’re born with. They’re something that you have to build. It’s something you can learn. Over his incredibly successful career, Command Master Chief Paul Tharp has built such an incredibly resilient mind that he…
Radio #3 - 2 Strategies to Keep You Going When You Don’t Feel Like It
Jul 28, 2015 • 31 min
Anticipating that things will get tough on the road to Impossible things helps to set you up to be prepared for the disappointments that are destined to be along your way. If you expect it, you can prepare for it, so it doesn’t ruin your progress. Keep…
Radio #2 - How Kyle Maynard Bear Crawled Up Mt Kilimanjaro
Jul 21, 2015 • 69 min
If there was a list of people most qualified to talk about resilience, Kyle Maynard would be at the top. Born without arms and legs, Kyle has been tackling mountains, both figurative and literal, one step at a time. He’s literally crawled to the top of…
Radio #1 - Face Your Fear and Get Into the Arena
Jul 14, 2015 • 18 min
In this episode of Impossible Radio, Joel introduces this season’s theme: resilience; what is resilience? How do you become more resilient? What does it take to “get into the arena” and start making the dreams you have ACTUALLY happen? Or the most…