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Episode 46: JJ Yosh- Climber & Mountaineer

Episode 46: JJ Yosh- Climber & Mountaineer

JJ Yosh is a TV Host, Adventure Filmmaker, Backcountry Chef, Outdoor Enthusiast, and social media influencer. Back in college, JJ discovered his love for nature on his first backpacking trip and quickly saw that exploring our earth was his key to helping the world. Since that time, JJ has led countless groups of people all

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Published 8 days ago

Episode 45: Scott Nelson- Founder & CEO at Advanture Company

Episode 45: Scott Nelson- Founder & CEO at Advanture Company

Scott Nelson is the founder and CEO of Advanture Company, whose mission is to help people renew their passion for life through building them a custom home on wheels. Scott grew up in Santa Cruz, CA where adventure was just an everyday activity. Surfing, camping, and hiking were all apart of his daily routine. Scott

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Published 15 days ago

Episode 44:  Emily & Scott Manning- Family On A Bus

Episode 44: Emily & Scott Manning- Family On A Bus

In 2012, Emily & Scott Manning sold everything they owned and traveled to and lived in 12 countries in 12 months with their 7-month-old son. Upon returning to the US, they didn’t know where the best “home” would be as they wanted to incorporate a lot of values, lifestyles, and climates from the places they

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Published 22 days ago

Episode 43: Devin Cohen- Co-Founder of Parks Preserve

Episode 43: Devin Cohen- Co-Founder of Parks Preserve

Devin Cohen is the co-founder of Parks Preserve, an e-commerce based outdoor goods company that give 50% of its profits back to state & national park systems. On this episode, we discuss how his childhood shaped his career, how/why they started Parks Preserve and how anyone can get involved with preserving and promoting the state

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Published about 2 months ago

Episode 42: Keegan McColl: Co-Founder of Slipstream

Episode 42: Keegan McColl: Co-Founder of Slipstream

Keegan McColl is the co-founder of Slipstream, commonly referred to as the Netflix for adventure films. Always passionate about the outdoors and the environment, Keegan has rock climbed in Oman, paddled the Arctic Circle and surfed all 3 coasts of Africa. Keegan studied at The Williams School of Business at Bishop’s University, worked at Hootsuite

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Published 2 months ago

Episode 41: Nicole Bassett: Co-Founder of Renewal Workshop

Episode 41: Nicole Bassett: Co-Founder of Renewal Workshop

Nicole Bassett was a film and video editing professional in a past life, but she decided to follow her passion for the outdoors and sustainability. She used that passion to start her new company: Renewal Workshop, which seeks to redefine waste in the apparel industry. On this episode, we chat with Nicole on how she

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Published 3 months ago

Episode 40: Dave Williams- Adventure Entrepreneur

Episode 40: Dave Williams- Adventure Entrepreneur

David Williams is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and startup investor. Dave has had some incredible experiences From Rafting roaring rapids in Africa, Scuba diving along the Great Barrier Reef, Nightclubbing in Ibiza, to Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain — twice. Dave Williams truly lives for life experiences, and today, he shares the story

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Published 3 months ago

Episode 39: Tom Mulliez- Founder of iTrekkers

Episode 39: Tom Mulliez- Founder of iTrekkers

Tom Mulliez is the founder of iTrekkers: an online platform that enables outdoor adventures by connecting the public to expert guides in Florida. During this episode, we chat with Tom on how he fell in love with the outdoors, how he transitioned his life path and how he built his outdoor company iTrekkers.  

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Published 3 months ago

Episode 38: Rick Ridgeway- The Real Life Indiana Jones

Episode 38: Rick Ridgeway- The Real Life Indiana Jones

Rick Ridgeway is Patagonia’s Vice President of Environmental Affairs where he oversees vanguard environmental and sustainability initiatives including Freedom to Roam, Common Threads and the Footprint Chronicles. He also co-founded the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. In addition to business, Rick is recognized as a mountaineer and adventurer, making the first American ascent of K2. He has

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Published 4 months ago

Episode 37: Josh Salvo: Founder of ReddyYeti

Episode 37: Josh Salvo: Founder of ReddyYeti

Josh Salvo is the founder of ReddyYeti, an online platform that helps emerging outdoor entrepreneurs get the traction & exposure they need. This is done through seasonal gear giveaways on their website.   During this episode, we chat with Josh on how he fell in love with the skiing, how he started ReddyYeti and the

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Published 5 months ago

Episode 36: Brittney Carlberg- World Traveler

Episode 36: Brittney Carlberg- World Traveler

Brittney Carlberg is a world traveler who has dedicated her life to inspiring wellness through intentional outdoor experiences and a lifestyle mindset she refers to as Travel Happy. She founded her company Travel Happy Tribe upon that mindset and has since become a bit of a celebrity through her work.    On this episode, we

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Published 5 months ago

Episode 35: Anna Stork: Co-founder of LuminAID

Episode 35: Anna Stork: Co-founder of LuminAID

Anna Stork is the co-founder of Shark Tank featured startup LuminAID, an innovative new solar company that makes a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lantern that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof light that’s safe, sustainable, and portable. Their mission to make light more sustainable and affordable for everyone with their roots focused on disaster

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Published 5 months ago

Episode 34: Jennifer Scism & David Koorits – Founders of Good To-Go

Episode 34: Jennifer Scism & David Koorits – Founders of Good To-Go

Jennifer Scism and her husband, David Koorits, are the founders of Good To-Go: a unique outdoor startup that makes delicious, all natural meals which are lightweight and simple to prepare whether you’re 20 miles in the backcountry or next to your car at a campground! On this episode, we chat with Jennifer & David on

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Published 5 months ago

Episode 33: Dan Opalacz- Founder of Bedrock Sandals

Episode 33: Dan Opalacz- Founder of Bedrock Sandals

Dan Opalacz decided to sell most of what he owned and move into an 86’ Subaru Powered VW to travel around North America and build one of the nation’s most exciting footwear startups, Bedrock Sandals. After a couple years in the VW, Dan traded in his VW van for a small boat in the San

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Published 6 months ago

Episode 32: Jason Antin- Outdoor Career Enthusiast

Episode 32: Jason Antin- Outdoor Career Enthusiast

Jason Antin is currently the director of Partnerships at Gociety, an app dedicated to easily getting you outside with awesome people; simply and spontaneously. On top of that, Jason is a guide for Denver Mountain Guiding, has extensive emergency medical training as an EMT, and he coaches mountain athletes at the Alpine Training Center in Boulder,

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Published 6 months ago

Episode 31: Bob Dalton- Founder of Sackcloth and Ashes

Episode 31: Bob Dalton- Founder of Sackcloth and Ashes

Bob Dalton was inspired to help the homeless population when his mother, a hard-working single mother, found herself living on the streets in 2013. Because of his Mother’s story, Bob realized that not all choose to become homeless, and that some just need a second chance. He began to call homeless shelters in his area

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Published 7 months ago

Episode 30: Craig Cooper- Adventure Capitalist

Episode 30: Craig Cooper- Adventure Capitalist

Craig Cooper is a 53-year-old serial entrepreneur from Australia and an early investor in companies such as The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Craig is currently the CEO of CooperativeHealth, a digital media company focused on men’s health, as well as the author of the Harper Collins book “Your New Prime: 30 Days to Better Sex,

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Published 7 months ago

Episode 29: Chris Burkard- Photographer and Artist

Episode 29: Chris Burkard- Photographer and Artist

Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. On this episode we discuss: 1. How Chris fell in

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Published 7 months ago

Episode 28: Patrick Sherwin- Founder of GoSun Stove

Episode 28: Patrick Sherwin- Founder of GoSun Stove

Patrick Sherwin is the founder of GoSun Stove; a versatile and powerful portable stove that can cook a meal in only 20 minutes, safely sizzling its contents up to a remarkable 550°F, all without the use of fuel. On this episode, we discuss how Patrick fell in love with the outdoors, the impact solar energy

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Published 7 months ago

Episode 27: Mark Llano- Serket Racer, Veteran and Entrepreneur

Episode 27: Mark Llano- Serket Racer, Veteran and Entrepreneur

Mark Llano is the owner and driver of Serket Racing, a seasoned veteran and entrepreneur dedicated to bettering the lives of his fellow veterans. Llano joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1986 and served five years prior to being called up for active duty during Desert Storm in 1991. Llano’s dedication to excellence

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Published 8 months ago

Episode 26: Brody Leven- Professional Skier, Storyteller, and Activist

Episode 26: Brody Leven- Professional Skier, Storyteller, and Activist

Brody Leven is a professional adventure skier and storyteller raised in flat, northeastern Ohio as a freestyle skier and soccer player. Brody graduated from Westminster College in 2010 where he was elected as a two-term student body president and recipient of his college’s highest honor, the President’s Leadership while studying economics, honors, and Spanish. He’s

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Published 8 months ago

Episode 025: Kyle Davidson-Founder of Sourced Adventures

Episode 025: Kyle Davidson-Founder of Sourced Adventures

Kyle Davidson is the founder of Sourced Adventures, an adventure travel company specializing in day trips, weekend excursions, and destination travel. Sourced Adventures helps people escape the city and experience the outdoors. In three short years, Sourced Adventures has taken over 30,000 passengers on trips. On this episode, we discuss how Kyle got involved guiding

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Published 9 months ago

Episode 24: Justin Lukasavige- Travel Photographer

Episode 24: Justin Lukasavige- Travel Photographer

Justin Lukasavige is a freelance marketing and photography guru who gets paid to travel the world and pursue what he loves.   On this episode, we discuss Justin’s experiences motorcycling the Colorado mountain passes, how he combines his passion for photography and the outdoors, and advice he would give to others on how they can build

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Published 9 months ago

Episode 23: Heath Padgett- Full Time RV Traveler

Episode 23: Heath Padgett- Full Time RV Traveler

After college, Heath and his wife Alyssa both started off working conventional office jobs. However, that lifestyle was so boring they didn’t last a year before they knew sitting in an office all day for the next forty years wasn’t going to work. They both love to travel, but when you’re 25, it isn’t always

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Published 9 months ago

Episode 22: Erika Wiggins- Adventure Author

Episode 22: Erika Wiggins- Adventure Author

Erika Wiggins love for adventure started from her days sailing the South Pacific when she was 4 years old with her parents to earning her first pilot’s certificate while in the US Virgin Islands at 17 years old. For over 25 years, Erika has been flying, backpacking, caving, diving, camping, and rappelling. To fund her

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Published 9 months ago

Episode 21- John Huston- Polar Explorer

Episode 21- John Huston- Polar Explorer

John Huston is a professional polar explorer and veteran of the first American unsupported expedition to the North Pole. He has completed major expeditions to the South Pole, Greenland, and to Canada’s fabled Ellesmere Island. John is also a motivational speaker, safety and logistics consultant, and wilderness guide. He regularly speaks to companies and organizations,

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 20: Camrin Braun- Oceanographer

Episode 20: Camrin Braun- Oceanographer

Camrin Braun is fascinated by the marine life of our planet. In 2010, he joined a team of experts who employ cutting edge techniques to understand the ecology of the world’s most important fish. Since then, he has been elected a National Geographic Young Explorer and become a member of the Explorer’s Club. His expeditions

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 19: Jessica Wahl- Government Affairs Manager of Outdoor Industry Association

Episode 19: Jessica Wahl- Government Affairs Manager of Outdoor Industry Association

Jessica Wahl is the Government Affairs Manager at the Outdoor Industry Association. Along with being the Government Affairs Manager, Jessica has fought to improve the state of outdoor recreation in the US since 2009 in the Office of the Secretary in the Department of the Interior. Jessica also serves the Outdoor Industry Association as the Recreation Policy Manager. On this episode we discuss: Washington D.C. and the outdoor opportunities it offers.  How Jessica got into the role of combining policy and the outdoors. Jessica’s favorite initiatives she has worked on throughout her career. The impact the outdoors has on the

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 18: Dan Vinson: Founder of Monkii Bars

Episode 18: Dan Vinson: Founder of Monkii Bars

Dan Vinson is the co-founder of Monkii Bars, a versatile fitness device that allows you to have epic workouts no matter where you are in the world. Previously, Dan worked as a Wilderness Ranger and a Wildland Firefighter.  On this episode we learn: How Dan fell in love with the outdoors and fitness. Dan’s favorite stories as a

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 17: Andrew Siess – Youngest to Walk Around the World

Episode 17: Andrew Siess – Youngest to Walk Around the World

Andrew Siess is now the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe on foot. In the Summer of 2009, Andrew biked from Minnesota to the southern-most tip of South America. In September of 2011 Andrew canoed the entire Mississippi River, he finished in December of the same year. In May of 2012 Andrew Sailed across the

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 16: Milo Pierwola – Turning a Corporate Life Into a Life of Adventure

Episode 16: Milo Pierwola – Turning a Corporate Life Into a Life of Adventure

Milo Pierwola is the founder of World 360 VR and EXP Adventures, a privately guided adventure company. World 360 VR is a company that produces virtual reality videos of real adventures including winter alpine climbing, flying a drone inside a mine, and much more. They use those videos along with virtual reality headsets and take them inside orphanages, hospitals, inpatient care centers

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 15: David Nour – Cross Country Motorcyclist

Episode 15: David Nour – Cross Country Motorcyclist

David Nour is the CEO of the Nour group. David is also an author, entrepreneur and an avid cross-country motorcyclist. David has ridden the entire route 66, he owns over 7 bikes, and has ridden over 3,500 miles in under 10 days. On this episode we learn:  How David fell in love with motorcycling. The misconceptions

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 14: Lucas Preti – World Class Rock Climber and Professional Filmmaker

Episode 14: Lucas Preti – World Class Rock Climber and Professional Filmmaker

Lucas is a professional filmmaker, cinematographer, and former award-winning professional climber, holding world championship titles in bouldering, has multiple first place victories in the Italian Climbing Cup, and was ranked as one of the top 5 climbers of the World Cup ranking till 2011. Lucas is now currently managing his production company, The Coral Climb,

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 13: Grace Anderson – Promoting Diversity in the Outdoors

Episode 13: Grace Anderson – Promoting Diversity in the Outdoors

Grace Anderson is the Inspiring Connections Representative with the Sierra Club. Grace currently coordinates the 52 group nationwide volunteer-led program that connects marginalized communities to the outdoors, especially youth.  She has worked as a council member for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and has worked to promote diversity in the outdoors through NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. Grace was also recently named as one of America’s “30 Under 30” outdoor movers and shakers by the Outdoor Industry Association. On this episode, we learn the story of how Grace fell in love with the outdoors, how she is making the outdoor community a more comfortable place for people of color, and the impact that the outdoors has on the youth

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 12: Langely McNeal – #1 Ranked Female Skier and X Games Champ

Episode 12: Langely McNeal – #1 Ranked Female Skier and X Games Champ

Langely McNeal is most well known for her phenomenal accomplishments as a pro skier on the US Ski Cross World Cup Team. She was the top American Ski Cross female in 2008/2009/2011/2012/2013, has appeared in 4 Winter X GAMES and was the 2012 Winter X GAMES National Champion. She’s been featured in top publications such

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 11: Chris Shiver – CEO of Colorado Adventures

Episode 11: Chris Shiver – CEO of Colorado Adventures

Chris Shiver is a natural born entrepreneur and investor who has visited over 36 countries, living in 4 of them and working in 6. Chris was the founder and President of a NASA-based composite thermal materials and products company who’s proprietary material helped NASA  patch it’s heat shield in orbit.Chris is also an avid scuba

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 10: Lisa Slagle – Founder and CEO of Wheelie Creative

Episode 10: Lisa Slagle – Founder and CEO of Wheelie Creative

Lisa Slagle is the founder and Creative Director of Wheelie Creative: A creative marketing agency that creates wild and meaningful content for the outdoor industry. They build brand identities, make videos, and work with businesses to help them tell their story in a fun and engaging way. In this episode we learn how Lisa started

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 09: Ryan Stolp – Founder of Alpine Hammock and Deep South Mountaineering

Episode 09: Ryan Stolp – Founder of Alpine Hammock and Deep South Mountaineering

Ryan Stolp is the founder of Alpine Hammock and Deep South Mountaineering. Alpine Hammock has raised over $60,000 on Kickstarter. Deep South Mountaineering creates elegantly functional outdoor equipment that seeks to protect our shared natural resources. On this episode, we learn how Ryan Stolp started Alpine Hammock, how Ryan used Kickstarter to fund his company,

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 08: Jon Bowen – National Geographic Cartographer

Episode 08: Jon Bowen – National Geographic Cartographer

Jon Bowen is a cartographer at National Geographic where he works on building interactive maps and atlases. Through cartography, Jon has worked in the Galapagos islands at The Charles Darwin Research Center and has also led numerous whitewater rafting trips in the back country. Jon was also nominated as one of the 30Under30 creative leaders

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 07: Lance Haynie – Director of UGA Rec Program

Episode 07: Lance Haynie – Director of UGA Rec Program

Lance Haynie is the associate director of the University of Georgia Recreational Program. Lance’s primary responsibilities include leading, organizing and managing all the outdoor trips for the UGA recreation program. On this episode, we learn what inspired Lance to get into the outdoors, the positive relationship the outdoors can build between your family and friends,

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 06: Adam Kimble – Ran Across the USA in 60 Days

Episode 06: Adam Kimble – Ran Across the USA in 60 Days

After spending 3 years as an event director, Adam Kimble spent 2015 with his wife traveling internationally through Chile, Thailand, Australia and many other countries across a total of 6 continents. Following their return home from the United States, Adam set out in February 2016 to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 05: Hina Dar – Beginner Hiker to Climbing Kilimanjaro

Episode 05: Hina Dar – Beginner Hiker to Climbing Kilimanjaro

On November 1st, 2014, Hina Dar went hiking for the first time in her life. In 2016, Hina hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. On this episode we get to hear Hina share her powerful story on how going through a tough divorce got her into working out and hiking, how she went

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 04: Kirk Reynolds – Founder and CEO of Discover Outdoors

Episode 04: Kirk Reynolds – Founder and CEO of Discover Outdoors

Kirk Reynolds is the founder and CEO of Discover Outdoors. Started in 2004, Discover Outdoors has been guiding local, regional and international adventure trips for thousands of city dwellers. Their team handles it all from transportation to logistics for adults, kids, private parties and corporate teams. On this episode, we learn what got Kirk into

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 03: Blair Braverman – Dogsledder and Author

Episode 03: Blair Braverman – Dogsledder and Author

Blair Braverman is a nonfiction writer and dogsledder whose work has appeared in This American Life, The Atavist, Buzzfeed, Orion, The Best Women’s Travel Writing and many more. Currently, she is training for the Iditarod, a 1100-mile dogsled race across Alaska. On this episode, we learn how Blair got into dogsledding, behind the scenes of

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 02: Lauren Skonieczny – Ultra Marathon Runner

Episode 02: Lauren Skonieczny – Ultra Marathon Runner

Lauren Skonieczny is an ultra marathon runner who has completed half marathons, full marathons, and 50-mile races. Currently, Lauren is training for a 70-mile race in Iceland and has her sights set on a 100-mile race. On this episode we talk about how Lauren got into running, the impact it’s had on her life and

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Published 10 months ago

Episode 01: Joe Jacobi – Olympic Gold Medalist White Water Kayaker

Episode 01: Joe Jacobi – Olympic Gold Medalist White Water Kayaker

Joe Jacobi is an American former slalom canoeist who competed from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a gold in the C-2 event at Barcelona in 1992. On this episode, we hear Joe’s journey of how he became an Olympic Gold Medalist, what he’s done after the Olympics and

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Published 10 months ago