The Outdoor Kind Adventure Show!
Episode 013: Celebrating our first year with Tori Baird

Episode 013: Celebrating our first year with Tori Baird

May 29, 2022

Join us as we celebrate our first anniversary through an in-depth interview with paddler, hiker, and outdoor educator Tori Baird. Tori covers the highlights of her own amazing year, including workshops, winter camping, and additions to the family. Our musical guest this episode is singer-songwriter Kate Weekes, who shares the track, "Floating Face Down." You won't want to miss it!

Episode 012: Neal Moore’s adventure across America!

Episode 012: Neal Moore’s adventure across America!

April 16, 2022

In this special episode, paddler Neal Moore talks about his 7,500 mile/12,070 km expedition across America. Neal paddled across 22 states, on 22 rivers, in 22 months. Among other topics, Neal discusses storms, bull sharks, and meeting over one thousand people along the way. He'll also discuss hiking and paddling safety. This episode, co-hosted by Mindy Lawyer, also features two songs from Fine$$eGod, an artist with a special connection to the podcast!

Episode 011: AT Hiker Shannon Finn returns, then interviews John about his Erie Canal thru-paddle

Episode 011: AT Hiker Shannon Finn returns, then interviews John about his Erie Canal thru-paddle

October 19, 2021

In this episode, Shannon "Joy" Finn returns to update us on her Appalachian Trail thorough-hike. She then turns the table and interviews John about the completion of his Erie Canal thru-paddle across New York state. Our Baker's Dozen set of questions are answered by Tommy and Rose Elliott, who volunteered as John's support crew for his 333-mile paddle. This episode also features the song, "Cook Shack Shuffle,"from The Yukon's incomparable BJ MacLean! Don't miss it!

Episode 010: Kevin Grange & Camper Christina

Episode 010: Kevin Grange & Camper Christina

September 26, 2021

Join us as we conclude our interview with Kevin Grange, author of "Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Teton." As part of this interview section, Kevin offers his best tips for staying safe while adventuring outdoors. Plus, we talk with "Camper Christina" Scheuermann and ask her our Baker's Dozen questions! You won't want to miss it!

Episode 009: Kevin Grange‘s Extreme Work in the National Parks

Episode 009: Kevin Grange‘s Extreme Work in the National Parks

September 14, 2021

Paramedic , Firefighter, and Author Kevin Grange talks with John about his work in America's iconic national parks, as well as his new book, “Wild Rescues: A Paramedic's Extreme Adventures in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton.” And we conclude this episode with featured music by Texas guitarist extraordinaire Jackie Venson! Subscribe today!

Episode 008: Shannon Finn‘s Excellent (AT) Adventure!

Episode 008: Shannon Finn‘s Excellent (AT) Adventure!

August 31, 2021

In this episode, John interviews Shannon Finn, an engaging Appalachian Trail hiker who discusses personal transformation, bears, and marriage proposals in the woods! He also is joined by co-host Dan Burish of Eugene, Oregon, as they chat about their recent activities, and John covers last-minute details for his Erie Canal trip.

Episode 007: An Interview with author Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper!

Episode 007: An Interview with author Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper!

August 20, 2021

In this episode, John interviews Happy Camper Kevin Callan about the many occupations he has had in the great outdoors! Kevin also provides safety tips for backcountry campers, while co-host Clare Gibbs calls in from Nanaimo to discuss an island-hopping bicycle trip - and her undying love for Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Honestly! We wouldn't joke about something this important!) Finally, we conclude the show with progressive rock from Neutral Earth. Join us, and subscribe today!

Episode 006: Part II of the James Raffan interview, plus Mindy’s Mini-Misadventure!

Episode 006: Part II of the James Raffan interview, plus Mindy’s Mini-Misadventure!

August 3, 2021

In this episode, we complete our interview with author James Raffan and he discusses polar bear hunting, shamans, and a get-rich-quick scheme for he and host John Van Barriger to undertake in the Yukon! Additionally, Mindy Lawyer joins in as a co-host and shares the story of a day-trip misadventure (as well as the safety lessons learned), and Emergency Medical Responder Krista Martineau answers our Baker's Dozen questions! Finally, we wrap-up the episode with a great tune by James Raffan! Check it out!

Episode 005: Arctic Adventurer James Raffan, plus PFD Safety for Newbies and SUP’ers!

Episode 005: Arctic Adventurer James Raffan, plus PFD Safety for Newbies and SUP’ers!

July 20, 2021

In this week's episode, John Van Barriger chats with author and Arctic adventurer James Raffan. Co-host Marissa Dolotallas joins John to talk about PFD safety for newbies, hikers turned occasional paddlers, and SUP'ers. They also discuss their summer plans and the upcoming Erie Canal thru-paddle. Plus, we close this episode with a special song by the "dream team" of James Raffan, Jerry Vandiver, and David Serkoak of the Ahiarmiut. 

Episode 004: Summer Trip Planning, and Co-Hosts Dan Burish & Mindy Lawyer

Episode 004: Summer Trip Planning, and Co-Hosts Dan Burish & Mindy Lawyer

June 23, 2021

Host John Van Barriger discusses paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and his next big trip - thru-paddling the Erie Canal. (He also considers the possibility of return-hiking the 360-miles to the put-in location in Buffalo, NY.) In this episode, we also introduce our remaining two co-hosts: fly fisher Dan Burish of Eugene, Oregon, and super hiker Mindy Lawyer of Greenville, South Carolina. Hit subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

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