Welcome to the Wild Ideas Worth Living PodcastWhat 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?
Chris’s Wild Idea: To explore the limits of human potential, and to write amazing stories about it. read more
Kimi’s Wild Idea: To practice sustainable hunting, spread the message about the importance of the ocean and make a living doing what she loves. read more
JP’s Wild Idea: To use humor to empower people to be the best versions of themselves. read more
Karen’s Wild Idea: To share bold, brave, wild stories, both her own and by others. And to embrace surfing at an older age, a sport that’s taught her why it’s so great to suck at something. read more
Ari’s Wild Idea: To cross canyons and mountains hundreds of feet in the air. To highline at challenging locations, and to apply lessons of life learned in the air to life on the ground. read more
Courtney’s Wild Idea: To become a professional surfer, and to achieve tough goals in and out of the water. read more
Chris’s Wild Idea: To interview people who have had successful side hustles, and to publish a book and podcast about it. read more
039 Caroline Gleich – Climbing Mountains, Conquering Fears and Speaking Up to Protect Where We Play Outside
Caroline’s Wild Idea: To climb up huge mountains, ski down them, go on amazing adventures, and become an advocate for the environment and more.
Todd’s Wild Idea: To take amazing pictures of waves and the athletes who ride them. read more
Zeppelin’s Wild Idea: To share different perspectives of the public land debate through his latest documentary film, and inspire others to get outside. read more
Gale’s Wild Idea: To share stories of women from all walks of life who are passionate about the outdoors, and encourage them to explore. read more
Chris’s Wild Idea: To make a living by writing and talking about surfing and skateboarding. To use humor and positivity to land his dream job, and remain relevant though the ages. read more
Steve’s Wild Idea: To share deeper stories about travel and adventure by creating an online and print media company, Adventure Journal. read more
Shanti’s Wild Idea: To improve people’s lives, health, and communities by getting families outside through Hike it Baby. read more
032 Damien LeRoy – How to Survive A Paragliding Crash, Be a Professional Adventure Athlete, and Live with Positivity
Damien’s Wild Idea: To chase his dreams of being a professional athlete while spreading positivity everywhere he goes.
Cyrus’s Wild Idea: To continue to learn about our planet, people, and our passions by making films about these topics and sharing them with the world. To be interested instead of just interesting. read more
Grant’s Wild Idea: To educate and raise awareness about mental health issues through surfing in bright colors, sharing his personal story, and starting a movement. read more
029 Rebecca Rusch – Biking the 1,200 Mile Ho Chi Minh Trail in Search of Her Father and Finding Magic
Rebecca’s Wild Idea: To be a professional adventure racer and bike the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of her father, who was shot down as a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War.
Angela’s Wild Idea: To combine spirituality and athleticism while helping others find their own purpose through fitness. read more
Izzy’s Wild Idea: To be a rebel, to start the first all-women’s surf school, and to create a thriving business in a bikini. read more
026 Gretchen Bayless & Taylor Hood – Living the Van Life and Traveling the World with Roamerica Rentals
Gretchen & Taylor’s Wild Idea: To be able to go on an adventure at any moment with minimal planning and packing. To explore the world from a van and start a thriving business around their passion.
Devyn’s Wild Idea: To connect people through films and stories that will change the world. read more
Brogan’s Wild Idea: To disrupt people’s idea of fitness by creating awesome, fun free workouts and build community around the globe. read more
Mark’s Wild Idea: To share his family’s story of mental illness. To help others who have or know someone with mental illness. To share stories that will help the world. read more
Norah’s Wild Idea: To create an innovative company that makes seafood not only sustainable and delicious, but helps improve the health of the oceans while connecting people with their food and where it comes from. To also empower other young female entrepreneurs to take risks in businesses even in industries primarily dominated by men. read more
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.
Listen Now! Here's the Wild Idea Eric’s Wild Idea: To travel around the world, cook with different cultures, and then inspire others...read more
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. read more
Chris’s Wild Idea: To establish and climb the most challenging routes in the world. read more
Amy’s Wild Idea: To change the world through the teachings of yoga. read more
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.
Brendan Brazier’s wild idea: To create an environmentally and socially sustainable world. read more
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… read more
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. read more
Alana Nichols’ Wild Idea: To become a world-class athlete despite any limits. read more
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… read more
Bethany Hamilton’s Wild Idea: Surfing giant waves, having a family, giving back to others, and living life to the fullest no matter what. read more
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… read more
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 read more
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.
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.
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… read more
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… read more
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. read more
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. read more
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… read more