Welcome to the Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast

What if... You could sail to French Polynesia, run from San Francisco to New York, skateboard down the busiest freeway in California, quit your job and ski around the world, fall in love, start a business, move to Costa Rica, surf every day, get in the best shape of your life, fall in love, and GET WILD?

021 Becky Mendoza & Emi Koch – How to Protect the Environment, Travel The World, and Give Back to Local Communities

Becky and Emi’s Wild Ideas: To save the environment. To give back to local communities and encourage them to make their voices heard. To travel the world and give back.
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019 Sarah Robb O’Hagan – Bringing Your Most Extreme Self to All That You Do

Sarah’s Wild Idea: To bring all of you to everything you do. To be your most extreme self and develop your potential. To maximize what you care about.
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018 Chris Sharma – Tackling Walls and Life with a World Class Climber

Chris’s Wild Idea: To establish and climb the most challenging routes in the world.
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017 Amy Ippoliti – Saving the World with Yoga and Activism

Amy’s Wild Idea: To change the world through the teachings of yoga.
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016 David Goldman – Using Intermittent Fasting and a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet to Produce Optimal Performance

David Goldman’s Wild Idea: To optimize your health, athletic and mental performance, as well as your sex appeal with a plant-based diet and intermittent fasting.
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015 Brendan Brazier – Creating Plant-Based Nutrition Culture

Brendan Brazier’s wild idea: To create an environmentally and socially sustainable world.
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014 Caroline Paul – How to Cultivate Bravery

Caroline Paul’s Wild Idea: To overcome fear, cultivate bravery, and encourage others to live with more adventure.
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013 Chris Burkard – Becoming a World-Class Adventure Photographer

Chris Burkard’s Wild Idea: To become an adventure photographer. Wanting to discover the best photographs in nature, Chris Burkard decided to go to the most remote and raw of places. While he was well on his way to become a leading surf photographer, spending most of his time in tropical water, Chris wanted to go…
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012 GracedByGrit – Creating a Business by Women For Women

Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan’s Wild Idea: To create an athletic company to empower women to cultivate their grit to find their grace. To make women feel good and safe while working out. And to create athletic clothes are are fashionable and effective.
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011 Alana Nichols – Three-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist On Being a Champion No Matter What

Alana Nichols’ Wild Idea: To become a world-class athlete despite any limits.
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010 Jaimal Yogis – Facing Fear with Mindfulness and Love

Jaimal Yogis’ Wild Idea: To run away from home as a teen and learn to surf in Hawaii. Then, join a Buddhist Monastery. Next, head to head to Columbia Journalism School and become an award-winning journalist, and then the award-winning author of Saltwater Buddah, the best seller The Fear Project (where Jaimal surfed Maverick’s), Turtles…
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009 Bethany Hamilton – How to be Unstoppable and Live Life Fully

Bethany Hamilton’s Wild Idea: Surfing giant waves, having a family, giving back to others, and living life to the fullest no matter what.
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008 Dean Karnazes – Becoming the Ultra Marathon

Dean’s Wild Idea: To quit his corporate job and become the UltraMarathon Man. Time Magazine called Dean Karnazes one of the most interesting men. He’s also one of the fittest men on the planet. On his 30th birthday (after tequila), Dean ran 30 miles non-stop for the first time. Shortly after that big run, he…
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007 James Nestor – The Art of Freediving and Writing an Award-Winning Book

James Nestor’s Wild Idea: To leave the corporate life for a job as a freelance writer, then learn to freedive and uncover an entire world of science beneath the surface of the ocean that lead to an award-winning book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
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006 Alison Teal – How to Thrive on Naked and Afraid, Travel The World With A Pink Bikini and Make A Difference in The World with Alison Teal of Alison’s Adventures

Alison Teal’s Wild Idea: To Travel the World, Win Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid, and Make Movies That Get People to Pay Attention to Plastic Pollution and Protecting Our Environment.
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Ryan and Nicole Levinson – TwoAfloat’s Nicole and Ryan Levinson On Sailing to French Polynesia To Chase Their Dreams Despite Any Limits – WIWL005

Ryan and Nicole’s Wild Idea: To leave San Diego, their jobs and house to sail to French Polynesia. Now they are sharing their awesome story and you can find out how.
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Joel Van Der Loon – Survival Skills for the Wild and Living Closer to Nature – WIWL004

As a young boy, Joel Van der Loon grew up in South Africa and Tanzania, and has always been somewhat of a “wild child.” He and his dad grew up in a remote area of Africa, where he learned from the Massai, then sailed around the world, and lived a life very connected to animals…
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Cindy Whitehead – Stories From a Female Skateboarding Pioneer – WIWL003

Have you ever wanted to skateboard down the freeway?! Me too, except please don’t try that at home because you will most likely die! Cindy Whitehead managed to sneak in a session on the L.A.’s busiest freeway one day and also did some other wild things. She was one of the first females to get…
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Pete Kostelnick – Running Across the Country Faster Than Anyone – WIWL002

Pete Kostelnick recently finished doing just that. Starting in San Francisco and finishing in New York, Pete logged about 72 miles a day on his feet running, with only one day off.
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Steph Jagger – Lift Your Restraining Device – WIWL001

Have you ever want to quit your job, uproot your life and do something crazy like SHATTER a record, ski at your favorite resorts around the globe, fall in love and get a HUGE book deal.
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Welcome to Wild Ideas Worth Living!

After 20 years as a freelance adventure and business journalist who has interviewed people who have done some pretty wild adventures — from running across the USA, to surfing giant waves, writing best-selling books, sailing around the world, climbing mountains and starting thriving businesses — people always ask me, how did your subjects come up…
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