Shelby Stanger on She-Explores

Shelby Stanger on She-Explores

An honor to be a guest and share my story on the popular outdoor podcast She-Explores: Inquisitive women in the outdoors, on the road, and besides. Listen to the the full interview here:...

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Just Named Best Outdoor Podcast 2017!

Just Named Best Outdoor Podcast 2017!

We are honored to be at the TOP of the TOP 20 Outdoor Podcasts to listen to in 2017 by Outdoor Veteran. Check out the full story below and the other great shows to listen to. Outdoor...

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June 9-June 11th, 2017 OutFound Series

Shelby Stanger is the host for the speaker portion of the OutFound Series, a 3-day adventure sports and outdoor innovation festival in Oregon June 9-11th. Speakers include: Miir Founder Bryan Pape, Olukai Co-Founder Bill Worthington, Professional Waterman Mark Healey,...

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May 6, 2017 – REI Force of Nature Speaker Presentation

REI San Diego's Women's Force of Nature event - an evening of celebration, inspiration, and empowerment! Journalist and traveler, Shelby Stanger, will be speaking about her personal journey and the wild leap of faith she took into pursuing a life outside--a decision...

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Playing on a Bigger Playground this New Year

Playing on a Bigger Playground this New Year

PLAYING ON A BIGGER PLAYGROUND Last New Year’s Eve, I resolved to play on a bigger playground when it came to work. As a journalist, I wanted to publish my stories for a wider audience. I thought the best way was to write stories for magazines with wider distribution....

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Why Podcast? Why Get Wild?

Why Podcast? Why Get Wild?

What are you doing and why? I am getting this question a lot right now, and it’s never felt so damn good to answer it. To keep it short, this is the podcast and platform I wish I had when I was wavering on quitting my job in 2009 at the height of the...

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Podcast Reviews

  • Love, love, love
    August 9, 2017 by K1748299194829927373 from United States

    This podcast constantly reminds me that achieving my dream of helping people get outside is attainable. Hard work, by attainable. I appreciation the boost it gives me.

  • My inspiration station
    August 5, 2017 by MerandTy from United States

    Shelby is a natural. Her interview style is relaxed yet poised. She asks the questions I would want to ask if I was talking to Chris Sharma, Rebecca Rusch or Damien LeRoy. What a guest list!! It's all my favorites, but then also people I've never heard of that are doing incredibly wild adventures, and making a living from it. I am always looking forward to the next show. Definitely inspiring and brings hope that almost anything is possible. Thanks Shelby. Keep going!

  • Epic
    July 28, 2017 by throwingstones from United States

    I initially subscribed to Wild Ideas as a precursor to a month long trip to Bali. Obviously having such an epic time, I didn't even get started listening until recently, when I returned home. Your podcast has helped to maintain my stoke during Lake Atlantic summer flatness. I've been inspired by you and all of your guests and am beginning work on my own "Wild Idea." All the thoughts that have run through my head are so similar to what you and your guests have spoke of. So I guess I'm on the right path so far...

  • Inspiring!
    July 20, 2017 by LeahMB110384 from United States

    I started listening to this podcast first thing every morning -- before email and facebook and insta and news. Two years ago I was feeling restless and decided to take a solo trip to Alaska. Ever since returning to my "real life" in Denver, Colorado I've been daydreaming about moving to Alaska. I always framed it in my head as a daydream because I didn't have a real reason to do it. I have a perfectly fine life here in Colorado but "am I just supposed to just drive to and from the office every day until I retire!?" goes through my head almost every day. The interview with Steph Jagger about the false narrative about needing to hit rock bottom before making big, brave moves and then about focusing on starting lines instead of finish lines has been stuck in my head for weeks. I've decided to move to Alaska because it seems like a starting line that's been calling to me -- I have no idea what will come of it but thanks to Shelby and her guests, I can't ignore it any more. So thank you, for putting this content out there and having amazing guests and asking interesting questions. This is a rare podcast that is making a real impact.

  • Great stuff!
    June 19, 2017 by ymeabay from United States

    If you love interesting people doing brave and exotic things, then this is for you. Hosted by a veteran journalist who knows how to have a good time, I couldn't recommend this podcast more! Subscribe!

  • Awesome!
    June 4, 2017 by Lskrypek from United States

    Great podcast. I love it. It keeps me learning and inspires me during long runs and weekend road trips!

  • Love it!
    May 31, 2017 by Karileed from United States

    I love the concept behind this podcast. It’s fun, motivating and very educational! Shelby is a terrific host and her guests are entertaining and inspiring. Great job Shelby!

  • Inspiring!
    May 19, 2017 by AndrewKMalloy from United States

    Wild Ideas Worth Living has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts. I first started listening when the episode with Chris Burkard was uploaded. Since then, it has been a weekly source of inspiration, as well as motivation to continue learning. Shelby is a great host, leading each guest in sharing their thoughts and stories. One of my favorite recurring questions is, “If you could fly an eco-friendly plane with a banner displaying a message for the world to see, what would you have that banner say?”

 Another reoccurring theme in the podcast is the quote, “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” If you are spending time listening to this podcast, you headed in a good direction!

  • SUPER INSPIRING. Great Content + all-around awesomeness.
    May 13, 2017 by Birds Fly from United States

    I stumbled upon Wild Ideas Worth Living via Instagram and am so glad I found it. I'm taking a leap of my own this year i.e. - quiting my job, traveling the world with my wife, and starting a environmental/socially focused company.. Honestly, this podcast is what I needed to give me a little bit of extra confidence. I love all aspects from the health questions to book recommendations. I look forward to listening to all future podcasts that Shelby puts out! JUST LISTEN! You wont' regret it. Cheers!

  • Loving this podcast!
    May 11, 2017 by TinyCapt from United States

    Educational, fun & funny, and I come away from each episode feeling ready to tackle my own wild ideas! Shelby's guests are interesting and super inspiring and she knows how to ask the questions that help us understand how they went after their Wild Idea, what the rewards have been, and how to help us overcome our own uncertainties about pursuing a curiosity, idea, or passion of our own. Keep em coming! 😀

  • Owner of June Superfoods
    May 2, 2017 by kristinderrin from United States

    I learn something new with every episode. Great podcast Shelby! I love the variety of authentic guests! Just finished listening to episode 21 with Changing Tides Foundation, such a fun episode, feeling inspired.

    April 21, 2017 by Robyn Dunning from New Zealand

    Just wanted to say what an awesome podcast this is. Not only do you share stories from such a variety of people, but you provide such awesome resources as well. In the past year I have been working to change my lifestyle into being more ethically and environmentally conscious, and just a few months ago I entered the world of podcasts, and I just LOVE your promotion for ethically minded companies and your encouragement to think about where our food comes from. This summer your podcasts have kept me inspired and motivated as I listened whilst working on an orchard to save for my next adventure (and study costs), but the stories I heard were truly the highlight of my day! ? Also thanks for such thorough show notes- its always so great to read over them and get the links once I get home from work or once I'm out of the car. This is quality content which is sure to leave you feeling positive, inspired and uplifted!!!

  • Phenomenal????
    April 21, 2017 by Daly69 from Australia

    Love this show! 4 episodes deep and I swear each one has got better. Cool stories about people conquering big fears, overcoming obstacles and personal challenges. Inspiring sounds cliche but that's exactly what this show is. Thanks Shelby??

  • inspiring and magical
    March 21, 2017 by Ali in California from United States

    This is such an answome and inspiring podcast. I love hearing about how people from all walks of life face their fears, overcome the odds, chase their dreams and challenge themselves to live a life of purpose. Cheers to Shelby for curating such a magical group of inspiring people!

  • Love!
    March 17, 2017 by KatieApanui from New Zealand

    I'm never bored listening to these podcasts! Shelby creates such a warm atmosphere in her interviews, I feel like I'm listening in on a conversation with some friends I love, I'm always inspired and notice that these conversations are changing the way I think and move in the world. Such a goldmine of wonderful, rich and meaningful people. You won't be sorry.

  • Love These Wild Ideas
    February 28, 2017 by DanielleBoogie from United States

    I just started listenting to the Wild Ideas Worth Living podcast and I'm obsessed. I love the inspirational and down-to-earth stories of the incredible athletes and business leaders that she interviews. Such a fun, up-beat way to start or end the day and definitely makes me want to chase my own wild idea!

  • Highly inspiring and entertaining
    February 22, 2017 by Alian2013 from Austria

    Shelby Stanger's podcast is a real gem. "WILD IDEAS WORTH LIVING" features modern day heroines and heroes, rather admirable individuals, whose unique stories are told in well rounded interviews. The amazing accomplishments of these people are truly inspirational and the stories shared are the best medicine adventurous souls can ask for. Entertaining and fun to listen to, once hooked you'll be back for more.

    February 22, 2017 by KatharineNowlan from United States

    Shelby! I love this...and you. Thanks for a great time interviewing us and for sharing incredible stories of people that aren't afraid to try. XO

  • FUN interview with Wild Ideas Worth Living
    February 22, 2017 by kcjcccgmc from United States

    Shelby, you are the consumate professional. Thanks so much for having us on your show. You are an inpirational gritty girl that has handled so many things with grace.

  • So Wild!
    February 21, 2017 by CrystalCarothers from United States

    I love the theme of this podcast: to live your life more wildly. I find it so inspirational, and I love the guests that have been on so far.

  • My new favorite show
    February 9, 2017 by Caroline MB Paul from United States

    This is the place to go to be inspired by adventurous lives. Shelby knows how to ask the right questions in just the right way (a true skill) and the result is a lively show that has made me gasp, laugh, and realize that my already adventurous life still has more experiences to embrace.

  • Inspiration for the Modern Era
    February 4, 2017 by bluewaterblues from United States

    Such an awesome format for truly inspirartional tales from the field. For anyone who wants to be reminded of the power of the human spirit to prevail and excel, this is the place to be. Love the show Shelby.

  • Surprisingly delightful
    February 4, 2017 by Robichek from United States

    Shelby sounds like she's smiling ear to ear throughout every single interview. It's refreshing to hear someone so excited to talk to people and to learn more from them. The podcast is inspiring and refreshing, and Shelby does a great job keeping it fun and relevant for listeners like me, who wouldn't do 90% of the things discussed in the podcast.

  • Your daily dose of inspiration in one awesome podcast
    January 20, 2017 by Brianserocke from United States

    Shelby does such a great job hosting and bringing on awesome guests. The episodes are entertaining and inspiring. Now I just need to get my wife to listen so we can quit our jobs and find a way to be one of Shelby's guests!

  • Inspired by this
    January 20, 2017 by Aaron Brunet from New Zealand

    I just listened to the episode with Alison from Hawaii and felt super inspired by everything she talked about. Shelby really got her to open up and she shared all sorts of fascinating stories about her life and philosophy. I played some of it to my daughter who also loved it and now has Alison as one of her role models for how to life an exciting and fulfilling life. Great stuff, thanks heaps Shelby for doing this and sharing it with everyone 🙂

  • Radically Inspiring
    January 20, 2017 by heatherhargas from United States

    This podcast really captured my attention, which can be hard to do! The host, Shelby, has not only chosen interesting people to interview, but each episode really leaves you feeling inspired to revisit and pursue your own wild ideas that you may have abandoned. Love it! Thank you Shelby, and thank you to the guests, for reminding us that we are capable of just about anything if we keep an open mind and a positive attitude. Keep the wild ideas coming!

  • Fun and inspiring
    January 19, 2017 by SonjaFely from United States

    Wild Ideas Worth Living is a weekly reminder that there are amazing people doing incredible things all around us. The interviews are as fascinating as they are fun and engaging - Shelby finds unique people and asks the questions I wouldn't even think to ask. Every episode leaves me inspired and wishing it was next week already!

  • Pete Kostelnick
    January 18, 2017 by kyrstin1234 from United States

    This podcast is so inspiring for a person like me (a running newbie) who can't even imagine running more than 3-4 miles a day. Pete is so humble when he talks about his achievements and Shelby does an incredible job interviewing him. She asked all of the questions that were running through my head as I listened to the podcast--and more. I can't wait to listen to more Wild Ideas Worth Living.

  • Makes me want to get out of my chair and LIVE!
    January 18, 2017 by kkatie32 from United States

    I am absolutely loving these podcasts! Not only am I getting the opportunity to learn about these courageous and incredible people's unique journeys, but it's firing me up to go live out my own wild ideas. Because, why not?! Shelby asks such interesting questions that really allows the guests to open up and share their story to the fullest. The stories are rich and enlightening. Love having them on while in my car or when I'm going for walks. Thank you for the inspiration! WIWL is my favorite podcast!

  • Thank you!
    January 17, 2017 by Stephanie Stock from United States

    I just listened to my first podcast from wild ideas and loved it! Thank you for making my dog walk enjoyable! Can't wait to listen more.

  • factotum
    January 16, 2017 by ibemmx from United States

    This is so fun. Who couldn't use a bit of creative disruption in their life? I love celebrating the idea of getting up and leaving for a brighter day. Often, our hearts have worn a path somewhere that our feet never seem to go. Keep going or start going. And listen here for clues.

  • Wildy Brilliant
    January 16, 2017 by Yogitalk Steph from United States

    I don't consider myself an "Outdoorsy" type of person so I didn't think this podcast was for me. This podcast was so much more! It's very smart, insightful, some spirituality, faith in yourself and tons of story telling. I really enjoyed listening to the guest and the host personality shines through. I'm fired up to make 2017 the best year so far!!

  • "Don't wait till your broken."
    January 16, 2017 by Wallmartin from United States

    Whatever your current life situation might be, Shelby Stanger's Pod-series, "Wild Ideas Worth Living" is an inspiring collection of positive insights that will motivate, encourage and charge-up the real you- the you that you were before life taught you otherwise.

  • Wild Ideas Worth Living
    January 16, 2017 by SUP r Time from United States

    Great stories and podcast by a presenter that leads with her own life of adventure and wanderlust. Never a dull moment when one is always thirsting for the next epic challenge in life.

  • Inspiring. Can't wait for more!
    January 16, 2017 by Rob Greenfield from United States

    Absolutely Inspiring podcast. Makes you want to get out on an adventure right away. Can't wait for more!

  • Inspiring
    January 16, 2017 by wsolari from United States

    So awesome to hear from such inspirational people and all the amazing things they are doing, including the host, Shelby, who is an adventurer in her own right. I love getting a peek into their minds. Love the podcast.

  • My Favorite New Podcast!
    January 16, 2017 by Presence presents from United States

    I'm so excited about this podcast. It's all about living your fillest life, overcoming fears and launching into the adventures you were meant to live. The guests and their stories are incredible and Shelby's interviews go to the core of their bravery and ingenuity to help listeners dive in to make their own wild ideas a reality. Shelby is real, relatable, thoughtful and funny and the guests she's had on the show so far have been very impressive.I can't wait to hear more!

  • Owner of June Superfoods
    January 16, 2017 by kristinderrin from United States

    Loving this podcast! A much needed look at adventure through the eyes of the adventurer! Amazing stories that give me inspiration in my own life, my endevours, and my adventures on the horizon.

  • Want to be inspired to Start something amazing?
    January 15, 2017 by Samantha Aker from United States

    I am so happy a podcast like this has made its way into the world and into my life. Each episode is so inspiring and amazing. All the stories being told have totally moved me and given me great comfort to create my own path in life. If you are into hearing about wild ideas and how to make them a reality this show is for you.

  • Inspiring adventures and Enlightening Show
    January 13, 2017 by Alexbbrink from United States

    It's rare a podcast has guests that have these type of inspiring adventures to share. The host is great at thought provoking asking questions. My favorite is the Naked and Afraid show...

  • Creative, Fun, Inspiring and Very Well Done!
    January 8, 2017 by Valkyrie Voyage from United States

    Shelby has been a friend of mine for a couple years now and when I heard she had started this podcast and was interviewing some really amazing people I couldn't wait to hear the episode about Ryan and Nicole Levinson. My husband to be and I are about to sail accross the Pacific...oh yea...after we get married. Ryan and Nicole have done it and their story is so amazing! Shelby knew all the right questions to ask to get the most dynamic story out of these two amazing adventurers. Shelby is witty, smart and dynamic. It's not a unilateral story line, rather, she takes you through the entire experience with the people she is interviewing. Since listening to the podcast, Jesse and I have had a two hour conversation with our new friends and inspirations, Ryan and Nicole, who have given us some invaluable tidbits of information. Thank you Shelby. Keep spreading the good word about the amazing people in our world. I can't wait to hear more!

  • Shelby rocks!
    January 6, 2017 by Joel van der Loon from United States

    I am so honored to be part of this podcast. Wild ideas worth living is one of the most motivating podcasts out there. for anyone who has dreams but are too intimated to follow them...Listen up, make changes, and follow through. You won't be disappointed. Thanks Shelby you are awesome!

  • Amazing stories
    January 4, 2017 by Daniel Ekerold from United States

    This podcast is so awesome! I have subscribed and listened to all of them. Each of them have amazing stories! If you are new to this podcast start by listening to episode 5 with Ryan and Nicole.

  • My favorite outdoor podcast
    December 28, 2016 by Podcastloverrrrr from United States

    I love this podcast mostly becasue the subject is awesome. I feel like I am listening to an intimate conversation with someone who has gone after their wildest dream and made it happen. As someone who has struggled with doubt and fear myself, I love hearing about others who have made their dreams happen. And It's a good length for a podcast show.

  • A natural fit
    December 21, 2016 by Marcelo Bengoechea from United States

    I am so happy to see Shelby start this Podcast. Her way of interviewing is so natural and engaging that it keeps the flow going like you are ease dropping into a private conversation. I wish my commute was longer so I could keep listening. Well done!

  • Inspiration for Miles!
    December 21, 2016 by See Sally Surf from United States

    I love all the different people Shelby interviews. The conversations are not only motivating and inspiring, but Shelby asks questions that delve deep and draws the listener in. I loved listening to the other subjects share what they are doing to live life to the fullest. I hope everyone tunes inand shares these with their friends - because you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!

  • Amazing podcast, host, and guests...
    December 19, 2016 by Ryan Levinson from United States

    I'm biased because I love Shelby (who doesn't?) but these podcasts easily rank amongst the best I've heard. Shelby's enthusiasm, humor, and fun-spirited approach to life shine through and leave you feeling like you are you talking story with some good friends. Her questions are the kind that make you think, "yeah, why is that?" and the guests she hosts have unique perspeectives and experiences that are both inspirational and directly relevant to your own life. Wild Ideas Worth Living is a wave you will be stoked to ride.

  • Awesome podcast!
    December 19, 2016 by Mjcoren from United States

    Really inspiring stories and Shelby knows her stuff as a journalist and interviewer. She's found people who have lived their dream and elicited in their stories in compelling, professional podcast. Subscribe!

  • Fun and Energizing
    December 16, 2016 by Wise Kitty from United States

    This podcast is for anybody who wants to live the most fulfilled life possible. Too often people follow a well-worn path without realizing they might be missing wild and adventurous ways to achieve that and find their true purpose and happiness in life. The podcast's host, Shelby Stanger, helps cure this ailment and is so enthusiastic, and she and her guests so inspiring, that I want to improve my life with a wild idea - like yesterday! Love her sense of humor too... Looking forward to future episodes!

  • Wild Ideas Worth Living Rocks
    December 13, 2016 by Dr. WZY from United States

    Wild Ideas Worth Living is an amazing podcast. Shelby discovers and captivates the audience with stories of life, living and adventure. These podcasts motivate me to want to do more and to create my own wild idea woth living. Keep Interviewing and keep inspiring all of us with your zest for life and your knack of undercoving and exposing the possible !

  • Skateboarding
    December 12, 2016 by Msrock2 from United States

    Cindy's skateboarding interview really hit home- I grew up skateboarding with my brother in the 70's. She perfectly describes how difficult it was for young girls to enjoy the awesome fun of skating. Shelby is a great interviewer and I'm looking forward to listening to more of her podcasts.

  • Inspiring
    December 10, 2016 by Gurfer95 from United States

    I love this podcast as it shares and incorporates all the things I love most, adventure, travel, health and fitness. It is so cool hearing how people got from point A to point B and whats brought them to doing what they love.

  • Learning what makes a wild idea worth living
    December 9, 2016 by The Gretsky from United States

    Wild Ideas Worth Living is such a motivating and inspiring podcast. A lot of people have thought about changing their current situation into something that may seem outlandinsh. However, they haven't made the change because they lack the motivation or confidence to make the leap. Hearing how others have followed their wild idea hopefully give those people the confidence to make that change, to take that leap and follow their wild idea. I know it has for me! These are the true stories about the grit and the grind, the ups and the downs, the laughs and the tears that come with following your heart. The people Shelby has interviewed are real, honest & funny. Shelby does a great job taking you on a journey of turning a Wild Idea into something Worth Living.

  • Interesting, inspiring, and awesome
    December 9, 2016 by Inlalalandluvsbar from United States

    I love listening to stories about people pursuing their passions and taking risks. I've listened to 2 episodes so far and have come away feeling energized and optimistic about my own wild ideas. If you like learning about interesting people doing awesome things this podcast is for you.

  • What an Inspiring Show
    December 9, 2016 by from United States

    This podcast is an amazing ode to adventure. Shelby really knows how to get the best out of her inspiring guests.

  • I Love This Podcast
    December 8, 2016 by GoOutsideNow from United States

    I love this podcast. It's chocked full of inspiring people who have taken a wild idea and brought it to life, their life. The host, Shelby Stanger, is a pro and does a great job asking the right questions at the right time so the guests are comfortable opening up and giving us the goods. I learn so much listening to the interviews. From how they came up with the idea, to how they made it a reality. It makes me want to come up with more wild ideas to add to my life. If you want to expand your world and hear exactly what others have done and how they did it, this is the podcast for you. Shelby keeps it fun and entertaining as well. I'm looking forward to the next episode and the next wild idea. Keep 'em coming!