Winter Books for Adventurers

Winter Books for Adventurers

Good books make for great gifts! Which is we put together this list that have been recommended by guests, that we’ve read this year, or that guests have written. For The Hiker, Surfer, Water Lover and More..

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So you want to start a podcast?

So you want to start a podcast?

Heck yeah! I get asked this question a few times a week, though, so I created this post with tips to help get you started, links to my setup and how to contact me for more at the end. STUDY PODCASTING Study Podcasting as much as possible. PodcastersParadise is...

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Salty Girl of the Month: Shelby Stanger

Salty Girl of the Month: Shelby Stanger

Thanks to Salty Girl Seafood for making me "Salty Girl of the Month." In this interview I answer questions like: "AS AN ENTREPRENEUR, HOW DO YOU BALANCE RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WITH GETTING ENOUGH TIME ON THE WATER?" Read the full article...

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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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Podcast Reviews

  • So Much Stoke
    April 14, 2018 by EricF_ from United States

    If you're looking for a podcast that spreads positvity like wildifre, give this a listen. The first episode with Steph Jagger is a must. From there, you won't want to miss an episode. Perfect podcast to stoke the flames of your own goals & wild ideas.

  • One WILD life
    April 13, 2018 by CoriJuniper from United States

    I love the variety of stories and guests on the podcast who show us what is possible with our one WILD life! Thanks for leading Shelby!

  • Powerful Force For Wild and Good
    April 12, 2018 by Revital Nutrition from United States

    I started listening to Shelby’s Wild Ideas podcast about four months ago and have since been hooked to her positive approach to sharing essential wisdom from others living life he kind of good and wild life I aspire to. Since starting to listen I have gained the courage to take the next steps towards my own wild dreams. Thank you Shelby for all you give with this podcast and keep going!

  • JuliaR
    April 10, 2018 by juliarpdx from United States

    Shelby picks amazing and inspiring guests, is easy to listen to, asks great questions, and utilizes her time with her guests perfectly. I have switched from listening to music when I run to listening to WIWL instead. I have found myself looking forward to the new release each week. Thanks Shelby!

  • Great outdoor podcast
    April 7, 2018 by livingtoadventure from United States

    I’m super stoked to find this. I’ll definitely be recommending it to friends. Thanks for the great content!

  • Soooo fun!
    April 7, 2018 by AdrienneGrace999 from United States

    Shelby I love your voice and your questions! Just added this to my regular podcast rotation.

  • Inspirational
    April 5, 2018 by cody@ppleseed from United States

    Keep up the great topics and discussions. Love the show and all the stellar stories!

  • Side effects may include quitting your day job.
    April 3, 2018 by Canoey Shanoey from United States

    This is my favorite podcast. Shelby has a great way of interviewing her guests. She lets them tell their stories, but also asks unique questions. She is also great about including actual take away, like a book to read, travel essentials, or inspirational morning routines. You will be inspired to make your live more wild.

  • Expansive
    March 25, 2018 by webstepd from United States

    So positive, uplifting, interesting, inspirational. Accessible to the average joe. Easily among my favorite podcasts. Stretches your comfort zone and ideas of what your capable of while not making you feel inferior of her incredible guests.

  • Greets from the Alps
    March 25, 2018 by N. de Ridder from Netherlands

    Shelby, you’re making an amazing inspiring podcast and I love every minute of it. At the moment I’m working in the French Alps and your podcast is giving me so much energy and food for thought. I listen to it while cleaning chalets (my job here) and it sticks in my daydreams while I’m snowboarding the rest of my time. Keep doing what you’re doing, all the best.

  • Amazing Podcast
    March 18, 2018 by AndreaKaitlyn from Canada

    So inspiring, great guests, great conversation!

  • Inspiring!
    March 14, 2018 by Whisked Away Surprise Travel from United States

    In a bit of a slump and need some inspiration to go out and have your own adventures? Shelby brings on amazing guests doing amazing things. The podcast will leave you feeling uplifted and ready to take on whatever lights you up!

  • Inspiration Boost
    March 14, 2018 by Make it Dirt from New Zealand

    Shelby’s interviews are just what you need if you’re looking for that extra bit of inspiration to get you started on an idea that you’ve been mulling over for a while. She has the most fascinating guests on the show, from all different walks of the outdoor life, and is able to eke out numerous entertaining and insightful stories from them. Keep up the fantastic work Shelby!

  • Inspiring, Educational and Entertaining!
    March 13, 2018 by thejenway from United States

    This is by far my favorite podcast I’ve found. I love outdoor adventure stories, and what I love about Wild Ideas Worth Living is that each episode is completely different and unique. I’ve learned so much from some of the remarkable people featured on this show, and always feel excited, inspired and also heartwarmed by how many amazing humans there are in the world doing great things! So many themes exist throughout the shows - not just for adrenaline junkies 🙂 I also love how the host, Shelby, has such a natural way of interviewing that you feel like you’re hanging out listening to an old friend. It never sounds scripted or stuff, flows so nicely. I feel like it’s easy to get lost in each episode and really travel along with each person’s story. I’m so happy to have found this podcast! Keep up the great work 🙂 It’s so important to find positive stories to listen to, now more than ever!

  • Executive Producer of www.AsitHappens.TV
    March 13, 2018 by Andy at As It Happens Creative from United States

    As an environmental filmmaker I know first-hand the struggles and joys of focusing a career on a path less trodden. The folks Shelby brings on, and stories she pulls from those conversations are both informative and inspiring. #Subscriber4Life

  • Great listen!
    March 8, 2018 by Pieceofben from United States

    This pairs very well with the dirtbag diaries and gets you pumped to live an active lifestyle

  • Totally inspiring
    March 6, 2018 by ash_leigh_ from United States

    I love listening to this podcast while working out. The guests are always so inspiring and get me amped up to be the best I can be and push myself to do what I love. Thanks Shelby for making me TOO inspired and wanting to drop out of college to pursue my wild ideas....

  • Just a good time
    March 4, 2018 by uwlax46 from United States

    One of my absolute favorite podcasts! Always a positive beat, good stories, and a great listen!

  • Inspiring!
    March 4, 2018 by R8chl91 from United States

    This Podcast came to me at a really important time in life. I’m trying to make some big changes and follow my dreams of traveling, writing and photographing the world. This podcast has kept my flame lit and is pushing me towards not putting my dreams off another year. Shelby has a super fun personality that really makes listening fun and upbeat! She interviews some amazing people that I’m so happy to have discovered through her. Keep it up!!

  • Great Podcast
    March 3, 2018 by TheRunninger from Australia

    Love this podcast. Really enjoy the diversity of the guests and Shelby does a great job probing some awesome information from each and everyone of them.

  • Don’t miss it!
    March 3, 2018 by Jetson123 from United States

    I love this podcast! Shelby is super down earth and that style makes her so easy to listen to. She’s not afraid to ask the questions that we really want the answers to. This podcast brings me out of my day to day suburban working Mom life and reminds me of where I used to be and where I can still go....someday. Thanks Shelby for giving me something to look forward to during my commutes, and reminding me that there are so many good people out there doing awesome things! PS-I love your crude sense of humor.

  • AAAAmazing
    March 1, 2018 by AB2Denver from United States

    Obviously the stories and adventures are wicked awesome, but what really makes this podcast is the genuine enthusiasm and excitement in Shelby Stanger's voice. You know how everyone makes funny of Jimmy Fallon for faking being happy all the time? Shelby is the authentically happy Jimmy Fallon. I really appreciate that it takes on a more conversational tone vs podcast tone. There is interupptions, tangents, etc. PS - if you love to read, the number of awesome book recommendations that have come from this podcast is unreal. Enjoy!

  • Great podcasts
    February 28, 2018 by scared old guy from United States

    Shelby and her guests are so inspirational. They make you want to go out and conquer the world.

  • Tom
    February 26, 2018 by Tom who loves the mtns from United States

    Shelby ,,, I have listened to all of your podcasts and they are great.. Your interviewing skills and selection of folks are always interesting and bring out the best. You have prompted me, a 60 year old ex-IBMr who just got retired to create my own adventure and I am biking across America starting on May 16th using the TransAmerica route , east to west...(not a big deal based on most of you guests accomplishments ...i will feel like Forrest Gump) I have one suggestion for a new guest on your podcast and that is - YOU....Once in awhile you mention things that you have done, or how you grew up, etc.. and I really think it would be great if you had someone interview you for a podcast!!!...Just a suggestion and keep up the great work!! - Tom Galka

  • Love this podcast!
    February 18, 2018 by Omsandhoney from United States

    As a gal who is always looking for inspiration to get outside and live my best life, this podcast is the jam.

  • Dream of the outdoors
    February 16, 2018 by daniel pryde from United Kingdom

    Really love your podcast . Living in London dreaming of the mountains and snowboarding . Thanks for a little escape while being stuck in city. Building a brand to escape the 9 to 5 and following my dream Bruz Recover Repeat Bruz-balm.com

  • Perfect podcast for outdoor entrepreneur enthusiasts
    February 13, 2018 by CharlaineJ from Switzerland

    I came across this iPod because I was looking for an outdoor nature themed podcast that delivers more than a « I did this » or « go there » content. Wild Ideas Worth Living sure delivers on that point! Each episode leaves me with a « ah ha » moment, inspires me and has introduced me to a wide range of adventures living their wild ideas. Thank you Shelby!!

  • Fantabulous!
    February 8, 2018 by Koosticdead from United States

    A eclectic topic variation makes this podcast outstanding! Shelby has a real calm demeanor about her that makes the interviews flow and topics Pop! Kuddos!

  • Amazing!
    February 7, 2018 by bruddah_bince from United States

    Inspiring podcast with amazing guests. Shelby is awesome and gives great vibes!

  • Person
    February 6, 2018 by Family History Greenie from United States

    This is an amazing podcast! I've been a podcast junkie for a lot of years and this has become one of my favorites. I love the interviews- Shelby is a great interviewer and there are always interesting interviewees. This podcast is fun, inspiring, and uplifting. Thanks for all the hard work putting it together!

  • Addicted!
    January 30, 2018 by lauramegant from New Zealand

    I stumbled across this podcast a week ago and I’ve listened to an episode every day since! “Wild Ideas Worth Living” is inspiring, energising and brimming with positivity. I learn heaps from each episode too, and have found I’ve been trying more new things since I started listening, even simple things like picking up a new book to read or trying a different workout or watching a sport I’d never thought much about before on YouTube. Shelby is a fantastic listener and has a knack for encouraging her guests to open up and speak authentically. Definitely recommend!

  • Great for my Girls
    January 29, 2018 by mmwags from United States

    Getting my girls (12 & 15) to believe that they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to seems next to impossible. When I speak of this fact they seem to look at me as if I am crazy! Your podcast seems to give them a glimpse of the possibility although it does take a bit of effort to get them to listen. I enjoy listening myself, keep it up!!

  • Inspiring!
    January 26, 2018 by Dr_Roctopus from United States

    This is, by far, my favorite podcast. The interviews and stories inspire me so much to make my life the one I want it to be, rather than just going through the daily grind of a 9-5.

  • More than just "It's great."
    January 25, 2018 by The Soul Of Earth Eyes from United States

    I was first introduced of this podcast series by my longtime and closest friend. She has been trying to get me to get into podcasts for a while & I never really gave it a shot. I always felt like they were too long and not easy to follow. She suggested that I listen to the Chris Burkard & Cyrus Sutton interviews of Wild Ideas Worth Living and let me tell you...after those two episodes, which was just last Saturday, I have been hooked. I listen to about 4-7 episodes a day as of right now. They have completely changed my outlook and attitude on life and inspired me to be a better me for myself and for the world. I have always been confused on why certain circumstances and experiences have happened in my life and this podcast has not only shown me that I am not alone, but it has taught me the importance of self-love and healing. I am so looking forward to finishing every episode in both seasons so that I can listen to them again! Thank you Shelby for quitting your job to share these magical stories with the world. I cannot tell you how much you have changed my life in just a short time. Looking forward to hopefully meeting you one day & going for a surf. Oh & ya this podcast is more than just "It's great."...it is lifechanging, inspiring, and enlightening.

  • Down to earth inspiration
    January 24, 2018 by CCfit131313 from United States

    What’s awesome about this show is that Shelby doesn’t pretend to know everything. Heck, she doesn’t even pretend to be an expert on podcasting. She is uniquely and totally herself, which then makes her interviews unique. They take some turns you’d never expect and there’s lots of laughing, which always makes you feel good. The people she is talking to represent a huge cross section of awesomely wild people. This podcast actually makes me feel like my goals and dreams are possible. Even if they are just about paddling out to surf a little bit more or taking a few more backpacking trips each year. The podcast has tangibly made my life a little better. Which is super rad!

  • Wild about Wild Ideas
    January 23, 2018 by JenniePtothe73 from United States

    I've been an avid listener and wicked big fan of this fantabulous podcast for many months and wanted to share my love after listening to #55 2017 Recap again today. I have listened to it three times so far and keep gleaning gems of wisdom to carry with me in the years to come, trails yet to take and adventures on the make. Shelby has added worth to my life in creating this podcast and interviewing the most incredible and wildly inspiring people. This all sounds rather corny, I'm sure, but I can't help but gush about this poddy that I keep coming back to. Kudos to Shelby and her production team. Can't wait for another season of super stars!

  • Health hacks with Dr. Rhonda Patrick
    January 23, 2018 by Jkd80401 from United States

    Really enjoyed learning from this podcast. Sent links to my adult daughters and a few friends. Good, useful information!!

  • Be inspired
    January 19, 2018 by wish I had a trail name from United States

    This is such a joy to listen to. Shelby has a great voice and her passion for what she does comes through in each episode. The content is always interesting and thought provoking. Although I'm only a recent subscriber to the podcast, I'm digging through archives listening to old stuff because I just can get enough. This immediately became one of my favorite podcasts. I'm a big outdoors girl (mid-40's, married with children) and podcasts like this inspire me to keep looking for ways to improve - my life, the world, whatever, and to set an example for my kids to be bold. Keep up the great work Shelby. I can't wait for the next episode! And I'm definitely recommending to my friends.

  • Amazing Podcast
    January 19, 2018 by Avid Sportsman NJ from United States

    This podcast has been an inspiration to me, and my wife. We listen to it on our car rides when we go out and explore, and it sets us in the mood of appreciating what nature has to offer. Thank you so much Shelby for your effort to interview all these amazing people with wild ideas.

  • A Great Addiction!
    January 17, 2018 by Ubertheoutdoors from United States

    I came across this podcast a few weeks and have absolutely loved every episode. Phenomenal people who have profound passions and stories to share are such a joy and inspiration to listen to. Round of applause to Shelby for not only reaching out and coordinating these interviews, but for asking poignant and appropriate questions. This podcast is a breath of fresh air, a reality check on what's really important to you in this life. Great listen for those long roadtrips, long trail runs, or for finishing up that puzzle you set out back in September (putting the last few pieces in after I complete this). This podcast, go you!

  • Wild Ideas Worth Living
    January 10, 2018 by WITZEND2010 from United States

    This podcast has quickly become one of my favorites. Shelby does an amazing job drawing out her guests personal story and core values in meaningful relatable ways. Uplifting and entertaining. Great show notes & bibliography Tweet-able quotes. Easy to use timeline gets you back to those sound bites you just have to hear again! Got my teenage son some of the recommended reads for a gift & he’s already totally stoked reading them ??

  • listen up
    December 31, 2017 by valerie_Switzerland from Switzerland

    This podcast touches many latest topics and is inspiring. I am having a great time listening and getting some motivation to procue my wild ideas❤️

  • Inspirational & Fun!
    December 21, 2017 by Anuodr from United States

    This is my all time favorite podcast! Perfect for morning runs & road trips. Great lengths and such a wide range of fascinating topics & guests! Shelby asks great questions and such captivating stories are told. Wisdom is found in every episode.

  • Awesome podcast
    December 17, 2017 by Mkach from United States

    This is always a great podcast for my long commute. I love the exposure to interesting and inspiring people I otherwise would not have heard about.

  • Listen and you'll find yourself outside!
    December 13, 2017 by Care P. from United States

    Wild Ideas Worth Living tugs at the heart of us all, that sun-craving, adventure-ready, and experience-hungry soul. Shelby shares the stories of incredible folks- who aren't afraid to tackle a myriad of different avenues on their quest to fulfillment. Their trials, tribulations and triumphs, give us all permission to explore what our world with be with more freedom and less fear. Her podcast makes me want to get outside, do more, and not be scared to take a chance on wild ideas.

  • Amazing interviews
    December 10, 2017 by VincenzoPistritto from Canada

    Fantastic guests Great topics Interesting discussion Even the sponsors and ads are good.

  • So inspiring...make me dream a little bigger
    December 8, 2017 by Shannon___K from Canada

    While I listen to many podcasts, I am always excited for Wednesday mornings a new episode of "Wild Ideas Worth Living" is released! They are immensely inspiring and encourage me to dream a little bigger and make decisions that help me live to the fullest. I recently returned from 2 challenging months working and living in a developping country. Driving through the countryside listening to your podcast gave me the motivate and inspiration to get through even the most challenging of days!

  • Best interviewer!
    December 3, 2017 by the edavis from United States

    This is my favorite inspiring outdoor girl podcast (a niche but popular market)! I swear I don’t know anyone affiliated with this but the host is the best. Great interviews and incredible guests. So sick, so good.

  • Great Podcast!
    December 1, 2017 by ratherbeflying01 from United States

    What a find! Stumbled upon this podcast by accident and couldn’t be happier. Keep up the good work.

  • For anyone who loves adventure or who is looking for inspiration to live an extraordinary life
    November 29, 2017 by Adventure Girl 1980 from United States

    I cannot say enough good things about Wild Ideas Worth Living. I started listening to this podcast when a good friend of mine recommended it to me (as she knows I'm the adventurous type), and it has reignited a sense of wonder and curiosity that I honestly had forgotten about since my kids were born. Shelby's passion and enthusiasm is contagious, and the way she engages with her guests really creates a fluidity in conversation that is not only entertaining (seriously this woman should be a comedian), but also genuine and so inspiring. Keep up the great work and continue to get the caliber of guests that you have had on, you have a loyal follower for life!

  • Makes My Heart Sing
    November 21, 2017 by PaulaGreg from United States

    I discovered this podcast a few months ago when Shelby appeared on another podcast (frankly can't remember which!) and have been a big fan since. I love the honesty, inspiration, and wild ideas. Even when it is a topic or sport that I don't know anything about, I love to learn new things and expand my mind about what is possible in the world. It puts a bright spot in my day and makes me feel more deeply with every episode. Thank you for all your hard work in bringing this show to us!

  • Great approach
    November 20, 2017 by Muddy's from United States

    So positive. So inspirational. Sincerest thank you.

  • Wild Ideas Worth Living
    November 18, 2017 by Cinntastic from United States

    As I mature and think about the things I value, I gravitate to tremendous experiences and ideas, and am shedding my things that are simply clutter and don’t contribute to new ideas and experiences. Shelby Stanger’s aggregation of stories that share these experiences and ideas of varied people with the greater world is utterly fantastic. I for one will be spending way more time at this site seeing what other people are doing and thinking and turning off the day to day mundane world. Kudos to Shelby for having the insight to put her “Wild Ideas Worth Living” service together for all the world to enjoy. And, more-so, she actually lives the adventurous life herself that she espouses. I love it all - I’m hooked! Fabulous job Shelby. Thanks so much. Live on - live strong! Jerry Holl

  • Game changer
    November 15, 2017 by Ben Stanford from United Kingdom

    This is by far and away my favourite podcast. Not only is it funny and easy on the ear, but it encourages you to take stock of your life and ensure that what ever it is that you are doing is making you happy and fulfilled. If you are, the podcast fills your head with cool conversations and ideas to keep that fire going. If not it inspires you to make a change - giving practical advice on how to change the little things in your life in order to make the big things possible. To give this podcast anything less than five stars would be insane, keep up the good work!

  • Hands down Best podcast ever!
    November 14, 2017 by cali kayley from United States

    I honestly never write reviews for anything. This is such an amazing positive and inspiring podcast! I have been binge listening to every episode and all of them are good. All of the people that come on are so interesting and real and down to earth. Truly incredible. Thank you! Keep up with you wild ideas!

  • Inspiring and fun!
    November 8, 2017 by Maya7789 from United States

    This pod interviews all my fav outdoor people and is informative, insightful and a joy to listen to. Keep it up!

  • Love it
    November 7, 2017 by ktd492 from United States

    Shelby is such an upbeat, enthusiastic host, and she has the coolest guests. Every episode is an adventure!

  • My Favorite Podcast!!!
    November 6, 2017 by SpeedyG1243 from United States

    Not sure how I've missed this podcast for the past year but its instantly become my favorite. I'm working my way through all the backlog of episodes after listening to the most recent 10 recorded. What I like....you can hear, almost feel, Shelby's enthusiasm on the show for her guest, their story and the conversation they're having. Its so refreshing. So many podcasts are manipulated and scripted (don't get me started) and this one has an authenticity to it that makes it hard not to love. Keep up the great work there! The stories of adventures are wonderful too....I could write about that for days as a fellow adventurer with too many wild ideas but I'll skip that for now. Wishing there were more episodes or other ways to have the adventure stories come to life. Thanks!!!

  • A great listen
    October 30, 2017 by BoulderMich from United States

    The interviews are engaging and the stories make you want to get up and GO! This is my favorite podcast for re-energizing myself when I am looking for inspiration. Shelby's up-front, forward, and friendly demeanor make her a great host. Give this one a listen!

  • Inspiring and Unique, I love this podcast.
    October 26, 2017 by Ashley Whitt from United States

    Shelby is such a great show host! Her personality and voice is so easy to listen to. She interviews a wide variety of people with unique ideas that are so fascinating. Before listening to this podcast I always wondered how people get from point A to point B in their lives with the ideas that inspire them. Listening to all of the people on this show has given me a tremendous amount of inspiration and I look forward to new shows every week!

  • Inspiring!
    October 25, 2017 by allnicknamesseem2betaken from United States

    I love this podcast, and pretty much want to be friends with everyone on it! Shelby directs the conversation to get the best out of each guest, and. I am always inspired. It's also awesome to know that all of these amazing people are out there doing amazing things! Highly recommend!!

  • inspiring interviews
    October 21, 2017 by AmySchw from Canada

    Great interviews with incredible humans who are creating and living inspiring ideas. I love the variety of guests and depth of interviews that Shelby does. It helps me get pumped up for making leaps on my own personal projects and ideas.

  • Wealth of knowledge!
    October 18, 2017 by cleibold from United States

    What a fantasitc Podcast. Shelby not only brings some of the more intriguing personalities to her show, she does a fantastic job of bringing the best stories and nuggets of wisdom from each guest. As a photographer, I especially connected with the episodes with Chris Burkard and Todd Glaser. Looking forward to learning and growing with the Wild Ideas tribe and chasing my own adventures!

  • LOVE this podcast!
    October 18, 2017 by Cuyla from United States

    I admire Shelby's work ethic - works extremely hard. She gets awesome guests to come on the podcast. I look forward to listening to it every week!

  • Inspiring, full filling, running buddy
    October 15, 2017 by RunmamaMD from United States

    I moved states 3 months ago and moved away from my dear running buddies. I started listening to this podcast on runs and just love it. I tell loads of people about it and also appreciate the companionship as I have started trail running and needed a new ‘buddy!’ Today I listened to an old episode with the kiwi female author ceo. I was so grateful to hear a working mom talking about living wildly. I’m a doctor and a mama and I strive to stay wild while living kind of a mainstream existence. Thanks for everything I’ll keep passing on how great your show is!!! Don’t stop making podcasts! We need this kind of work!

  • inspiring and entertaining
    October 13, 2017 by meowww✊✊✊ from United States

    SOO glad i happened upon this podcast, since then i have listened to almost all of the episodes, only to be excited for the new ones to come out. Shelby asks great questions, and her guests have such amazing stories. After finding it only took me a couple episodes for the wild ideas to start coming into my head of things i wanna do. LOVE LOVE LOVE

  • Uplifting
    September 24, 2017 by Katerocks1 from United States

    I love hearing all the awesome, inspiring things people are doing out there in the world. Makes me inspired to follow my own path. I really feel like I get to know all the interviewees. Very personal and courageous!

  • I definitely recommend this podcast
    September 21, 2017 by meany face from United States

    This podcast is one of my favorites right now! It introduces you to amazing people who follow their dreams. It's truly inspiring!

  • Epic Ear Candy!
    August 22, 2017 by PHQ1242 from United States

    This is my new favorite podcast and each episode is flush with stories of inspiration. Keep up the great work and keep sharing all the wild ideas!

  • 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 South.tv 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.

  • RAD AND INSPIRNG
    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.

  • Co-Founder GRACEDBYGRIT
    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!

  • 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 PodcastJunkies.com 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!