Lives of Adventure: Stories of those who choose to live a life less common

Lives of Adventure: Stories of those who choose to live a life less common

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A show dedicated to telling the stories of those who choose to live adventurous lives. Lives where the outcome is uncertain but the rewards are enormous. Jeff Gardner interviews sailors, climbers, entrepreneurs, musicians, artists and more and helps you figure out how to add a little adventure to your life.


#10: Sailing Soulianis – Pragmatic nomadism on the high seas
Nov 22 • 71 min
Lauren and Kirk, of Sailing Soulianis, have been chasing their 2 year cruising plan for the last 10 years. And we’ve all been lucky enough to have a front row seat via their YouTube channel. We’ve been with them as they left California, searched far and…
#9: Hazel Findlay – Mindset, Resilience, and Adventure
Jan 17 • 45 min
Hazel Findlay is a professional climber and performance coach. She was the first woman in the world to climb E9 and has since climbed a slew of hard (and often scary) routes including 3 free ascents of El Cap and, more recently, the first ascent of…
#8: Dave Flanagan – From software engineer to guidebook author
Jan 3 • 51 min
Several years ago, Dave Flanagan was laid off from his “boring computer job” (his words). But it’s what happened next that is interesting. He took what should have been a setback and turned it into completely different career in a completely different…
#7: Iain Miller – Climbing alone in northwestern Ireland
Nov 24, 2017 • 49 min
Iain Miller is a marine engineer turned guide that lives in County Donegal, Ireland. Iain is responsible for establishing routes on nearly every sea stack in Donegal (and doing most of them free solo). Iain spends most of his days guiding clients in the…
#6: Harald Zundel – Seeking the path of most resistance
Jul 6, 2017 • 59 min
Harald Zundel is a renowned adventure racer, ultra-runner, and all-around endurance junkie. Born in Germany, Harald came to the US for university and then joined the Navy. Early in his naval career he somewhat accidentally decided to become a navy seal.…
#5: Damian Browne – Commit to it and give it a go
Jun 16, 2017 • 62 min
Damian Browne spent 16 years as a professional rugby player. That’s more than twice the length of the average professional rugby career. Based on that fact alone it should be clear that he has both physical and mental resiliency in spades. Since retiring…
#4: Elaina Arenz – A climbing life
Apr 24, 2017 • 48 min
Elaina Arenz is a professional climbing guide and is the owner or co-owner of several businesses including New River Mountain Guides and Chick with Picks. She’s spent most of her adult life living on the road, climbing nearly every day, and has been…
#3: Kevin Tobin
Mar 25, 2017 • 49 min
Kevin Tobin is the Director of Passages Adventure camp in Richmond Virginia and over the last 25 years has introduced thousands of kids to adventure. He’s an ultrarunner, adventure racer, and an all around hard core guy. In our wide-ranging discussion we…
Mini-episode 1: What is adventure?
Feb 12, 2017 • 8 min
What is adventure to you? And how do you even recognize it when it comes your way? It goes back to what you want out of life and what your own values are. We take a few minutes in this mini-episode to talk about these questions and leave you with a…
#2: Joan Mulloy
Feb 6, 2017 • 69 min
Joan Mulloy has spent most of her life on the water. From her first memory of sailing–which is absolutely hilarious–to her decision to give up a good job and a relationship to become a professional sailor, Joan’s story is one of constantly taking the path…
#1: Common Jack
Jan 23, 2017 • 63 min
John Gardner, better known as Common Jack these days, is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, composer, dancer, and all around nice guy. John graduated from Ithaca College and immediately landed a coveted spot on the Off Broadway production…