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Dedicated to documenting humanity by gathering stories & sounds from the most remote locations around the world. The goal for the show is to take you, the listener, back to mankind's earliest form of entertainment: story telling. Therefore, every week features an interview with an adventurer in their natural habitat in order to provide an audible journey packed with adventure information & inspiration. Everyone has a story & different perspective, we aim to share the stories from the world’s ...
 
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Recorded in the forested mountains just outside Missoula featuring Alec Underwood, the federal conservation campaigns manager for the Montana Wildlife Federation. In this episode we learn about cold water fish species of concern here in Montana as well as climate change and good ole' fashioned elk hunting stories as well as a deep dive into the wor…
 
Arturo Ramirez is a Southwestern Artist who found his niche painting on Gourds. Growing up on the banks of the Cimmaron River in Northern New Mexico, Arturo is the epitome of the South West. Arturo is inspired by ancient symbolism, especially Mesoamerican symbols. He now focuses his energy on making rattles which incorporate animal, mineral and pla…
 
Mike Thompson is the region two wildlife manager for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Mike has had a 40-year commitment to managing and conserving the wildlife resources of Montana. Mike’s incredible work ethic, communication skills and unfailing ability to guide discussions and decisions concerning controversial wildlife issues and land acquisition…
 
Dr. Tyler Eugene Nordgren is an artist, author, astronomer, dark skies ambassador and professor of physics at the University of Redlands. Nordgren earned a B.A. in physics from Reed College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in astronomy from Cornell University. Before joining the University of Redlands in 2001, Nordgren was an astronomer at the United States N…
 
Since 1985, the Clark Fork Coalition has worked to restore and protect the Clark Fork River basin, a 22,000 square mile area draining western Montana and northern Idaho. The Coalition's work is science-based and results oriented, and the organization strives to connect communities to the recovery of the Clark Fork River and its tributaries. Get inv…
 
Recorded inside a short bus home in the Sonoran Desert with Tamra, a nomadic minimalist. Tamra shares her heartfelt journey of recovery from a shopping addiction and her transformation into a nomadic minimalist who lives in a short bus and teaches survival skills and wilderness therapy. You will get an introduction into how to convert a bus into a …
 
Recorded recently at Lake Missoula Tea Company in the heart of downtown Missoula, Montana. This episode features Jake Kreilick who reflects on talks about environmental activism and conservation in addition to the wonders of tea and the travels it has taken him on through China, Japan and Colombia. Jake moved to Missoula in 1985 to attend graduate …
 
In this episode, we travel around the world with Lake Missoula Tea Company owner, Heather Kreilick. Heather is a native Montanan who grew up in the Bitterroot Valley before leaving to attend college in Arizona. She was a hotshot forest firefighter before teaching on the Navajo Reservation. She returned to Montana in 1999, completed a Geography mast…
 
Blade Elliot was born and raised in rural Alabama and knew from a young age that he wanted to be a pro rodeo cowboy. He almost stopped when his father threatened to burn his gear but in his heart he knew he was meant to ride. Blade trained in his uncle's backyard on (stolen) mules and eventually went on to be awarded a full ride scholarship for his…
 
“Within a day's drive of Missoula you will find some of the best ice climbing... in the world,” says Missoula's legendary alpinist Gray Thompson. Gray Thompson is a legendary climber and Geology Professor Emeritus at the University of Montana. Gray has been climbing since the mid 1960s and it's easier for him to think of the places he hasn't been r…
 
This week the trail leads to the coldest capital in the world, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Join me for an interview with a modern day Mother Teresa, Didi Kalika. In 1993 Didi Kalika, an Australian Yoga teacher was moved by the plight of the children living on the streets of Ulaanbaatar & started taking care of vulnerable babies and children, many of whi…
 
This interview was recorded in a rickshaw navigating the busy streets of a major Indian city before we were forced to find shelter in order to keep the equipment dry during recording due to a tropical monsoon 100' from the Arabian Sea. This interview features Amir Izadi, Amir is a child of the revolution who was born right after the Islamic Republi…
 
Jon Turk earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Colorado, in 1971. The same year, in honor of Earth Day 1, he co-authored the first environmental science textbook in the United States. Jon is the author of 25 text books and 4 adventure books. In addition to circumnavigating Ellesmere island, solo kayak missions in the Solomon isla…
 
Danielle Maniere knew she wanted to be an astronaut when she was five years old. She started skiing when she was two and studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol in the UK. After graduating, she worked as a field engineer on oil rigs based out of Iraq and over a period of seven years, she worked in over four countries. Danielle pu…
 
"Guitar Steve" hasn't owned a T.V. since the 60s & he relayed on a bicycle to get around the world for over twenty years. Steve Smith is an artist, musician, poet and cat loving adventurer who has been living on the beach in Baja every winter with his cat for over two decades. Steve studied film in London and did Peace Corps in Ethiopia before reti…
 
Recorded in a small stall in a labyrinth of markets within Jemaa el-Fnaa square in the Medina (old city) of Marrakech. Jemaa el-Fnaa was also known for its public executions dating back to 1050. This interview features Mohammed, Abdul and Aziz. Mohammed and Abdul are two young men who run a shop with Aziz, an older family friend. Aziz was born in a…
 
Join Mandela as she wanders around a chaotic cooking competition in Southwestern India a stones throw from the Arabian Sea. Mandela interviews numerous chefs from all regions of India in regards to their geographic location, technique, favorite spices, lineage & available ingredients. Covering masalas, doshas, roti, biryani, alcoholic coconut bever…
 
Recorded on location in South Africa, this episode features a series of interviews featuring diverse cultural perspectives on Apartheid and South African history. During the Apartheid regime, humans were classified into three categories: 1. White 2. Coloured 3. Black We will speak with individuals representing all these categories and learn about t…
 
Recorded on the land of the Gubbi Gubbi tribe in eastern Australia, we join an elder on top of a mountain where smoke signals were used between surrounding tribes for communication. We learn about the numerous similarities between Indigenous Aboriginal Australians and the First Nations Peoples of the Americas. We then walk down into the jungle to s…
 
We are invited into the home of a female elder by the name of Aunty Hope O'Chin. We will take a cultural, historical and musical look at some of the 250 unique groups of Indigenous Aboriginal Australians. She also explains how to coexist, respect and heal communities and the planet. Aunt Hope was kind enough to share her family's tragic history ins…
 
This interview features Mourad El Baggare, who was born in the desert of Western Sahara. Mourad came to Marrakech at age 14 to become a businessman. Mourad now travels through North and West Africa collecting ceremonial masks which he sells to tourists and art collectors in Morocco. Mourad plays traditional music from the Sahara to end each segment…
 
"Doc" Steve Nicholson was a part of the early rafting descents of the Omo and Blue Nile in Ethiopia in the mid 70s. He started running the Grand Canyon in the early 70s and has run rivers in California, Oregon and Idaho. Doc often is seen rowing a wooden dory. Doc continues to guide whitewater expeditions well into his 70s. Doc practice dentistry f…
 
This episode was recorded on a rooftop in the Medina of Marrakech, Morocco. It features an interview with Diego Ibanez, who was born in Arequipa, Peru. Diego is one of the worlds most extreme whitewater kayakers/rafters and has guided on the Futaleufú and Zambezi along with most the class V rivers in Peru. Diego and Mandela guided whitewater togeth…
 
Tommy Cummins was born in 1944 and grew up in the south. He was shot twice during the Civil Rights and went on to work as a security guard for Ronald Reagan. Tommy has been through a lot in his life, in this interview he talks about his experiences with racism while playing pro baseball for the Pirates in addition to the racism he experienced as an…
 
This episode was recorded on an extremely remote private nature reserve at the most southern point of Africa where Mandela grew up and spent much of her childhood. In this episode we speak with Mandela's cousin, Amy Mocke, a school teacher and professional poisonous snake expert and handler. Amy sometimes helps people move cobras and other extremel…
 
This show was recorded in the Backpack Hostel, located in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. Mandela sits down with, Lee Harris, one of the owners of this multi-award winning backpacker & African travel center. Lee shares the story of starting this hostel with her best friend in 1990 during an Apartheid government. The Backpack has won countless…
 
During this interview we speak with Lucy, a refugee from Kenya who makes hand made sandals in Green Market Square, a place where slaves were traded in the 1600s. We also meetup with my good friend, Kipandi, a Rastafarian Olympic long distance runner from Kenya, who now dedicates his life to caring for the pigeons of the city. We will stand on the c…
 
This episode was recorded in the Mojave Desert at the base of the Grand Wash Cliffs, which mark the geological end of the Grand Canyon. Some of the best interviews take forever to record and this one is no different... for ten years, Mandela has been trying to sit down with the legend himself, Mr. Carl Rice. Carl is a professional Hollywood stunt m…
 
This show was recorded on the nature reserve where Mandela grew up at the most southern point of Africa. This interview features Mandela's cousin, Fleur van Eeden, an award winning world renowned stunt woman who has done the main stunts for Mad Max, Tomb Raider and many more. Fleur specializes in full body burns, cable work, martial arts, weaponry,…
 
This episode was recorded on my family farm in South Africa's western cape. The interview features my good friend, Elna Fourie, who grew up on a farm located on the other side of the mountains. Elna studied cheese making in France and has been in high demand as a cheese maker in South Africa for the past 18 years. Elna won first prize for best aged…
 
Doreen stokes lives in Plains, Montana with her husband on 84 acres. She has been a reforestation contractor for over 30 years, planting trees all over the Pacific Northwest. Her greatest passions are surfing, mostly in Costa Rica these days, although she grew up in New Jersey where she started her surfing adventures. Doreen leads safaris in Tanzan…
 
This interviews features an in depth look at nomadic life in the largest desert on earth. Featuring men from Arabic, Bedouin, Berber & Tuareg tribes who were born and raised in a nomadic family utilizing camels and constant movement as a way of life. From the games they would play as children while herding goats to the staple items one must have in…
 
Mohammed Ait Bahadou was born and raised in the Sahara Desert and now calls Marrakech his home. Mohammed grew up in a mud hut in the desert and sold fossils to tourists before starting his own business running cultural tours around Morocco. Mohammad is fluent in 8 languages including: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Arabic, Berber & Ital…
 
This episode features an interview with three individuals from various backgrounds who reflect on culture in Morocco & the Sahara Desert. Mabrouk was born and raised in the Sahara and gives us incredible insight into how nomads use celestial navigation, camels & turbans. Abdul was born in Marrakech and lived 16 years in New York City... he reflects…
 
Boo Curry is a native of Missoula who graduated from the University of Montana and works as a bird field biologist. Boo has been studying African culture and music for over 14 years. She is one of the founding mothers of Missoula's very own, "Djebe Bara" African dance and music community. For this interview, Boo interviewed her friend and fellow mu…
 
Dara Guedem grew up in Ivory Coast but was born in a small village in Chad. She came to Montana via Senegal in 2007 chasing family & education. It was always been a dream for her family to receive an education in English and Guedem has since graduated from the University of Montana. She continues to live and pursue adventures in Missoula. In this i…
 
96% of the mammals on planet earth are livestock and humans leaving only 4% for wild animals. We have lost 83% of all mammals on the planet, these species are not here solely because of humans. 80% of marine animals and 50% of all plants are also lost due to human impact. Elephants, rhinos and lions are just a few species which are also extremely t…
 
This interview was recorded in the heart of Marrakesh, Morocco while Mandela was living in Jemaa el-Fnaa, a busy square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city). Jemaa el-Fnaa, literally means "the place of judgement" as it used to be where criminals underwent judgement and potential penalty in the pubic eye. This interview feature…
 
Eddy Goldaracena was born in Argentina and moved to the U.S. at a young age. He had his first taste of surfing in New Zealand, which changed the course of his life thereafter. He set his intention of learning how to surf and followed it around the world before getting a "real job" as a financial consultant in Switzerland, NYC and eventually Souther…
 
We speak with Joe, a bush crafter and subsistence hunter from a rural setting in Ontario, Canada. Joe elaborates on why it's important to spend time alone in the wilderness and what you can learn from watching animals in the wild. Joe explains how to survive in extreme cold conditions, how to pack for potential survival situations, how to build a s…
 
This episode was recorded on the top of Mount Beerwah, the highest of the ten volcanic plugs in the Glass House Mountains range, 22 km north of Caboolture in South East Queensland, Australia. In this interview, Chris talks about lessons learned and close encounters on his journey of learning how to surf big waves in Australia, New Zealand and the i…
 
This episode takes a look at the adventures, trails and tribulations of a NYPD officer and surviving and thriving in the concrete jungle of New York City. Be prepared for a heart felt story of being a first responder during September 11, 2001. This episode was recorded in a raft while floating down the Colorado River in the heart of Grand Canyon Na…
 
Dr. Sean Graham teaches Biology at Sul Ross University in Alpine, Texas. He is also the author of American Snakes. This episode was recorded in the desert ecosystem at water level one mile below the rim in Grand Canyon National Park. Learn about how the sun, air pressure systems & horse latitudes create deserts around the world from Australia, Afri…
 
This show was recorded while floating down the Colorado River in the heart of the Grand Canyon. Dr. Sean Graham gives us an in depth look at the evolution of snakes, venom, reproduction, snake bite protocol, the most dangerous snakes in the world, common misunderstandings and a lot of talk about the "Grand Canyon Pink" - a species of rattlesnake en…
 
Dr. Blake Chapman grew up with a love for and fascination with the ocean, but her interest in sharks was piqued when an episode of Shark Weekcaught her attention. Blake completed postgraduate research on shark neuroscience, development, and ecology and worked in aquatic animal health and husbandry. Her continuing goal is to help educate the public …
 
This episode was recorded on the eastern coast of Australia. Reigan was born and raised in Australia. In Australia, the tradition of spending time learning with your elders goes back thousands of years... Reigan knows his way around the Australian outback. Reigan is also a pro surfer, down hill mountain biker and appeared in the most recent Pirates…
 
With his vibrant and expressive portraitures, Jandamarra’s artwork is emotive and insightful – and is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. Painting has been a way of life that has enabled him to express his creativity and story telling and in many of his paintings of the human condition, …
 
This episode was recorded on the eastern coast of Austrlia. Reigan was born and raised in Australia. In Australia, the tradition of spending time learning with your elders goes back thousands of years... Reigan knows his way around the Australian outback. Reigan is also a pro surfer, down hill mountain biker and appeared in the most recent Pirates …
 
Steve Saroff enjoys wilderness, solitude, ceramics, writing, photography, entomology and much more but mostly relates with who he was many years ago... a drifting runaway. When he was 14 years old, he walked alone for 500 miles in the Appalachian Mountains. Then another 500 miles when he was 15 and 1,000 miles alone when he was 16. Steve left home …
 
An in depth look into the history of Cuba from indigenous people who were on the island pre 1492 through many wars fighting for freedom ending in modern day post revolution free health care and education under the Castros... this interview talks about Jose Marti, Spanish rule, slavery, Che Guevara & others. It truly highlights how the Cuban people …
 
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