Unlikely Stories Podcast

The Appalachian Mountain Club invites adventurers, explorers, and outdoor leaders to share their astonishing stories. Stories that unite communities with inspiration, information, and entertainment. Elevating unheard and diverse stories. Because everyone is part of the outdoor community. This is the Unlikely Stories Podcast, hosted by Derick Lugo with Carly Moree.

https://unlikely-stories-podcast.simplecast.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 42m. Bisher sind 11 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 hours 5 minutes

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episode 10: The Queen in All of Us | Wyn Wiley/Pattie Gonia Part II


With an Instagram following of more than 360k, you might have heard of Pattie Gonia. But she is more than just an Instagram influencer posting elaborate photos in five-inch heels and full-blown makeup in the wilderness. This drag queen is building a community for queer people, allies, and our planet...


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 2021-10-27  25m
 
 

episode 9: The Queen in All of Us | Wyn Wiley/Pattie Gonia Part 1


Pattie Gonia is an environmental advocate and backpacking drag queen, made famous through her vibrant social media presence. Through her work advocating for LGBTQ people in the outdoors, she has created a vibrant community that exists to explore the connection between self-identity, sexuality, and the natural world...


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 2021-10-20  42m
 
 

episode 8: Improving Access to the Outdoors | Inclusive Outdoors Project


Representation is a key piece to making the outdoors a more inclusive and welcoming place. While seeing more diversity in the world of professional athletes helps, it’s equally important to have this diversity in the groups we join in the outdoors. That’s where the mission of Inclusive Outdoors Project starts, as they strive to bridge the gap between affinity spaces and outdoor organizations...


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 2021-10-13  34m
 
 

episode 7: Campfire Conversations | Earl B. Hunter Jr.


Earl B. Hunter Jr. knows how to bring people together. He is widely recognized for his exuberant personality, hard work ethic, and non-traditional approach to building relationships, which has proved effective in his efforts to increase diversity in the outdoors industry...


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 2021-10-06  42m
 
 

episode 6: Superhuman Hiker | Jennifer Pharr Davis


In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis set the overall fastest known time on the Appalachian Trail, hiking the 2,185-mile footpath from Georgia to Maine in just 46 days. Today, she continues to wow athletes with her accomplishments, including backpacking 700 miles pregnant, walking across North Carolina while nursing her newborn son, and hiking in all 50 states with her two-year-old daughter...


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 2021-09-29  38m
 
 

episode 5: Running with the ‘Mirnavator’ | Mirna Valerio


Fans of ultrarunning might be familiar with athlete, speaker, and author of the best-selling book ‘A Beautiful Work in Progress,’ Mirna Valerio. Also known as ‘The Mirnavator,’ Valerio promotes body positivity, health awareness, and diversity in the running and outdoor industry as she runs marathons and ultramarathons around the country and advocates for inclusion for people of all shapes, sizes, race, gender, and background...


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 2021-09-22  55m
 
 

episode 4: The Modern Eco-Explorer | Mario Rigby


In 2018, Mario Rigby completed his two-year trek walking and kayaking the length of Africa—from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt—and adventure that for many would seem wild and impossible. This expedition allowed him to connect with communities and share their message and stories with the world with a mission of bridging the gap between humanity. His goal was to inspire people locally and globally to get out, be brave, and see the world...


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 2021-09-15  54m
 
 

episode 3: Black Explorers of History Part II | J.R. Harris


J.R. Harris has been backpacking long distances for more than 50 years in some of the most remote wilderness areas in the world, unsupported and mostly alone. He is on the Board of Directors for the 116-year-old Explorers Club, and is the Chairman for the Club’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He is also a keynote speaker. J.R...


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 2021-09-08  46m
 
 

episode 2: Black Explorers of History Part I | J.R. Harris


J.R. Harris has been backpacking long distances for more than 50 years in some of the most remote wilderness areas in the world, unsupported and mostly alone. He is on the Board of Directors for the 116-year-old Explorers Club, and is the Chairman for the Club’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He is also a keynote speaker. J.R...


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 2021-09-08  34m
 
 

episode 1: The First Black Man to Summit Mt. Everest | Sibusiso Vilane


Sibusiso Vilane is a name everyone should know. On May 26th, 2003, he became the first Black person to summit Mount Everest. He climbed down the mountain a transformed man and hasn’t looked back since. He was born in rural South Africa and moved with his family to Swaziland when he was four years old. Subisiso got his first pair of shoes when he was 10 and began going to school when he was 11...


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 2021-09-08  49m
 
 
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