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Sparta Chicks Radio shares inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from successful women in all walks of life about the realities of fear, self-doubt, courage, bravery, success and living life on your terms. From world class athletes, brilliant business minds to everyday women undertaking epic adventures, Sparta Chicks Radio will help you tap into your inner strength, courage, bravery and determination so you can chase your dreams and live a more f ...
 
G.O. Get Outside: The Podcast is a radio-style interview show for people who want to spend more time outdoors. Each episode of G.O. delves into the outdoor lifestyle of some everyday person who probably has more in common with you than you think. Whether you are BASE jumping off a flying unicorn or hiking around your neighborhood in between diaper changes, you have a place here.
 
Are you looking for a high energy, in yo' face, push thru the pain, explode thru the weight,"WITNESS MY FITNESS" podcast? Well, THIS ISN'T IT! If what you ARE looking for is inspiring conversations with regular people who have attained exceptional results, then you are in the right place! Do you want to better understand how to train as your body ages through the decades? How something that worked in your 20's could actually be keeping you from excelling in your 40's. I'll introduce you to s ...
 
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Episode 309 ~ January 13, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Volkswagen has a new minibus coming out that will be great for people that like to travel, camp and paddle. Vandals were at work in Big Bend National Park We have encroached on the grizzly, wolf and cougar’s territory. There is another predator out there that has been making it’s presence felt. T…
 
Kate Bevilaqua returns to Sparta Chicks Radio this week! Kate is an endurance coach, triathlete, an Ultraman Triathlon World Champion and the first woman in history to win an Ultraman triathlon event overall. She shared her story in episode 3 of the podcast. This time, Kate returns to discuss her experience as a coach and to share her advice for at…
 
Episode 308 ~ January 6, 2022 Podcast Info / Topics Sean spent five days winter camping in Algonquin Park Killarney Parks new site specific reservation system for the backcountry is now up If you are uncomfortable using an axe, you have to try the Kindling Cracker The One-Arm Freedom Canoe Paddle is giving paddling accessibility to people who only …
 
Episode 307 ~ December 30, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Last show of the year. A year in which we recorded our 300th episode. We decided we should look back and talk about some of our favourite episodes, topics, and themes. After 300 episodes, there were a few things we had forgotten about but there was one topic that stood out from all the rest. It …
 
Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021. The #1 most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Selene Yeager on the Power of Cycling & Why Balance is Bullshit Selene is a professional health and fitness writer who is also the author or co-author of 6 books including ‘Rusch…
 
Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021. The #2 most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Erin Carson on Strength, Personal Power & Writing Your Own Story Erin Carson is the strength coach to the stars of the endurance sports world. Based in Boulder, Colorado she is t…
 
Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021. The 3rd most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Lucy Barnard on Year 4 of Walking the Length of the World Lucy is attempting to become the 1st woman to walk the length of the world. She set off in February 2017 from Tierra De…
 
Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021. The #4 most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Tara Diversi on Swimming the ‘Ice Mile’ The next time you hop in an ice bath or stick a sprained ankle into a bucket of ice water, I’m sure you’ll think of this episode of the po…
 
Welcome to this special edition of Sparta Chicks Radio as we count down the 5 most popular episodes of 2021. The 5th most popular episode of Sparta Chicks Radio in 2021 was Brooke Nolan on Confidence, Compassion & Comparison (in the Arctic) Growing up exercise was a source of shame and embarrassment for Brooke Nolan. It was only in her late 20s tha…
 
This week on the podcast I’m delighted to welcome Bonnie Hancock. This episode is very timely because today - December 19 - Bonnie sets out on an epic quest: to paddle her surf ski around Australia. Her goal: to become the fastest and youngest person to do it. It’s a journey of 16,000km that will take her around 6 months, along some of the most rem…
 
Jo Lum is a Sydney-based triathlete and busy mum who has been a regular on the triathlon scene in Sydney for years. Jo and her friend Katie were originally training for Ironman Australia in 2020. That race was postponed 4 times - twice in 2020 and then twice in 2021 - before it was eventually cancelled. So Jo and Katie decided not to let their fitn…
 
Episode 304 ~ December 9, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics If you want to go to the Boundary Waters in the summer of 2022, you better be ready to get your permits as soon as possible. There are going to be less people allowed in the backcountry. A traditional raft rally held in Pakistan ended in Skardu with mixed emotions from the organisers What is goin…
 
Episode 303 ~ December 2, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Wilderness tours is dropping their access fees in order to end a paddle battle Kayak ~ at the Vatican, the band, and on the moon of Titan ISA 2022 World Championship announcementBy SR
 
Episode 302 ~ November 25, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Killarney Provincial Park is switching how you reserve a backcountry site starting in 2022 The Bartram Canoe Trail in Alabama is a trip you may want to add to your paddling list One man has taken it upon himself to start creating a 360 degree map view of Puget Sound’s shoreline, and it is more t…
 
I’m delighted to welcome Dr Anita Heiss to Sparta Chicks Radio this week Anita is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales and one of Australia’s most prolific and well-known authors. She has written 18 books including her latest novel, an epic tale called Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (or River of Dreams). It’s also the firs…
 
Episode 301 ~ November 18, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics When something bad happens, you really see how the paddling community comes together like family Expedition AKOR update There are a couple contests you need to check out and what is happening with the paddling shows and events that occur each spring? John was excited about his finds until he fou…
 
I’m delighted to welcome Dr Erin Ayala to the podcast this week. Erin is a Licensed Psychologist, a certified Mental Performance Consultant and is listed as a licensed mental health provider on the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Register. What I love about Erin’s perspective is that it’s holistic: she recognises that daily life…
 
Episode 299 ~ November 4, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Sean took a trip to the Canadian Museum of History and they have a lot of canoes there, and history It seems that ancient canoes are being discovered in the 1000+ year range lately, from Mexico to Wisconsin There is a book called Kayak Jack and the Five Treasures and this work of fiction has a do…
 
Episode 298 ~ October 28, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Scientists in Queensland are using canoes to help them find a solution to improving food security in the Pacific Development of the Northwest Native Canoe Center in Seattle is underway and it will include a Canoe Carving House The Moose Cree First Nation is working on preserving the North French …
 
You’ll meet Lauren Tischendorf on Sparta Chicks Radio this week. In 2021, Lauren because the first woman to swim around Lord Howe Island - a distance of 32.2km that she completed in 13 hours and 50 minutes. Lauren’s story is captured in an award-winning documentary called "I Just Went For a Swim”. Lauren is a school teacher by day and an endurance …
 
Episode 297 ~ October 21, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics While one man builds a canoe from old pianos, another group brought back a tradition of building a boat from moose hides John Van Barriger gives his last report from his 6 week Erie Canal kayak trip Is the death of paper media coming to the outdoor industry as more people turn to digital and want…
 
Episode 296 ~ October 14, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics John Van Barriger has finished paddling the Erie Canal and made it to the Hudson River. He fills us in in the final week of paddling and what is next. Changes are being made to Bears Ears Monument and a couple other notable places Confirmation on Katmai’s fattest bear…
 
Lucy Bloom is an award-winning leader, international keynote speaker, consultant and author. Her website says that “she uses her superpowers for writing and speaking about courage, trust, failure, change, maverick thinking, generosity and fun” -- all of which makes her the perfect guest for Sparta Chicks Radio! Lucy went from being a volunteer to t…
 
Episode 295 ~ October 7, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics John continues his paddle down the Erie Canal, making new friends, trying new foods, sampling local beers and watching an episode of COPS unfold right before his eyes It is Fat Bear Tuesday and the Champion of Katmai National Park is…..By SR
 
Episode 294 ~ September 30, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics John calls in from the Erie Canal to give an update on the second week of his kayak trip Le Grand Portage fundraiser has teams portaging a canoe 700km from Toronto to Montreal It is Fat Bear Week. Which bear will be crowned Champion in Katmai National Park?…
 
This week on Sparta Chicks Radio, I’m delighted to welcome data scientist, athlete and the Founder and CEO of Wild.ai, Helene Guillaume. Helene has combined her vast experience to found Wild.ai, an organisation dedicated to supporting active women through every phase of life. There are two things I love and admire about Helene’s work. First, the br…
 
Episode 292 ~ September 16, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics John Van Barriger is has started his Erie Canal trip and calls in to give an update on the first couple days Sean and Tracey are back from their Temagami canoe trip and don’t want to see another thunderstorm ever again!!! Temagami First Nations elder Alex Mathias talks about the history of Tema…
 
Sarah Davis is a professional risk manager with a passion for risk-taking. And she’s back for her 4th visit to Sparta Chicks Radio! In 2019, Sarah became the first woman to lead an expedition along the length of the Nile (and joined me on episodes 34 and 134 to share that story). Then in February, 2021 (episode 155) she returned to share details of…
 
Episode 291 ~ September 9, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics The new Canadian Canoe Museum will feature languages and voices from Indigenous communities throughout their exhibits Time to start getting ready for Fall paddling Mississippi reversal, Loeva transparent SUP, and more…By SR
 
Episode 290 ~ September 2, 2021 Podcast Info / Topics Sarah DiGregorio talks about a recent canoe trip that took her from the north of Algonquin Park to the very south and the importance of good tripping partners that will be there during the good, the bad, and the ugly.By SR
 
This week on the podcast I am joined by Strongwoman competitor, Leigh Holland-Keen. As the name suggests, Leigh competes in what traditionally would be called Strongman competitions. How strong is Leigh? Well, in 2018 Leigh became the first woman in history to be awarded a clean lift of the Dinnie Stones. They are two legendary stones located in Sc…
 
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