The Outside Journal Podcast Launch


This week, The Outside Journal is rolling out the very first episodes of its new podcast (out there on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and extra).

I&#8217m Davey Braun, Associate Editor and Content material Manager for TOJ, and interviewing these amazing athletes and adventurers has been the most thrilling practical experience of my profession. These discussions have inspired me to drastically adjust my day-to-day routine and also to aspire to tackle seemingly not possible targets. I&#8217m hoping that every single episode inspires our listeners to push a small tougher in their exercise, consider about their personal way of life in a diverse way and break via their greatest challenges.


We&#8217ll speak with the Founder of The Outside Journal, Apoorva Prasad or &#8220AP&#8221, for a behind the scenes peek into the &#8220why&#8221 behind the international adventure travel magazine and how TOJ is creating a new way for readers to reside out the adventures they&#8217ve been reading about. AP enjoyed an immersive connection with the outdoors as a kid expanding up in India, living in spitting distance from rhinos and later on, soon after struggling to balance the pressures of graduating college in the states with his competing dream to grow to be an elite mountaineer, AP turned his accidental foray in journalism, when he realized he could make a couple of bucks by taking a camera with him into the mountains, into a viable media company and use it as a implies for great.


In our four-element series REWILD with Tony Riddle, we introduced Tony&#8217s paradigm-shifting ideas to connect us with our organic human biology and the way of life of our ancestors in rebellion against contemporary social norms. Breaking away from a culture that continually seeks out comfort, Tony challenges us to adopt practices that might appear intense compared to our cushy day-to-day routines, such as cold water immersion, wild swimming, barefoot operating and removing all chairs from the house. In this episode, we chat with Tony as he prepares to embark on his 874-mile barefoot run traversing the complete length of the island of Wonderful Britain to raise awareness for environmental sustainability.


Ryan Richardson and his wife Hailey, two filmmakers from Western Canada, committed to trek across Iceland in an try to force the government to safeguard the highlands area, an location of more than 40,000 square kilometers, by granting it national park status. Ryan and Hailey operate their personal modest-footprint film production enterprise, Life Outdoors Studio, in which they actively participate in film projects about the planet. We&#8217ll speak with Ryan about the significant survival dilemma he faced on day a single, when Ryan noticed that soon after 42 km of hiking, they have been nevertheless only halfway to their very first waypoint. Simply because the remote highlands are so untouched and even unmapped, the satellite information they primarily based their route on was 40% incorrect. When Ryan and Hailey realized that they would now have to traverse more than 400 km to accomplish their aim, they decided among cutting their meals rations in half and doubling their day-to-day mileage &#8211 quitting was under no circumstances an choice.


On August 19th, explorer Jelle Veyt will embark on an expedition from his house in Belgium to the summit of Kilimanjaro, more than 10,000 miles due south in Tanzania. In a absolutely human-powered journey, Jelle will stay away from all planes, trains, and automobiles. In truth, he’ll stay away from any car with an engine for the subsequent year, as he expects to attain the base of the mountain by July 2020. This expedition to Kilimanjaro is just a single leg in Jelle’s ambitious and monumental project he calls “the Seven Summits of Happiness,” to climb the highest peak on every single continent employing only human energy. Kilimanjaro will be his fourth summit, soon after Elbrus (Europe), Everest (Asia) and Carstensz Pyramid (Oceania). So far he has cycled extra than 30,000 km (18,000 miles), and rowed four,000 km (two,500 miles). Jelle is the very first particular person ever to have accomplished such a feat.


The nine-year operating careers of Scott and Rhys Jenkins study like epic quests composed of challenges that grant the characters new levels of private development. The Jenkins brothers conquer their inner demons by setting out on ultra challenges in the harshest locations on Earth &#8211 from Iceland to Death Valley to operating more than 2000 miles across the US from Boston to Austin. Their motivation to push via the discomfort comes from their commitment to causes that have private which means for them.


OK. So you have heard of Mike Horn and Colin O’Brady, but I bet you are asking yourself who I am, the host of The Outside Journal Podcast.

For the previous two years, I’ve been interviewing and profiling some of the most inspirational athletes and explorers on the planet. These conversations have inspired me to reflect on my personal way of life and accomplishments to grow to be a extra disciplined however extra adventurous version of myself.

Hiking up to the Old Man of Storr in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Jumping via the bonfire of the &#8220Old Man August&#8221 celebration on Milos Island, Greece.

Hunting back and connecting the dots on the trajectory of my profession triggers an eerie tingle up my spine. As a shy kid from Cleveland, I left house behind on my way to Boston for law college right away soon after finishing undergrad with a important in psychology and a concentrate in film. Immediately after surviving law college&#8217s repetitive attack to my nervous technique,  I rented an apartment sight unseen in San Francisco to commence my legal profession in Kamala Harris’s workplace as an Assistant District Lawyer.

&#8220I was drawn to the flashing lights of Silicon Valley’s startup scene.&#8221

Upon realizing that I felt extra fulfilled even though browsing for strategies to retain innocent individuals out of jail rather than even though prosecuting circumstances,  I raced towards the flashing lights of Silicon Valley’s startup scene. I sprinted to catch up to the technologies startup finding out curve and sooner or later volunteered to open up a new workplace for a digital marketing and advertising enterprise in Santa Monica’s swiftly expanding Silicon Beach. Like a huge swell, I was overwhelmed by the magnetic energy of the ocean in southern California, but I also felt a powerful pull to otherness. Immediately after 3 years in LA, I yearned for a new adventure.

Climbing 4 storeys up the mast of a Dahabiya sailboat on the Nile River.
Hiking up Lying Dragon Mountain in Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

&#8220I’m happiest with a camera in my hand, or today my drone.&#8221

The concept of living an expat way of life excited me. I welcomed the challenge of finding out words in a new language and blending into a foreign culture. So, my wife and I moved to Luxembourg in Central Europe, which borders France, Germany, and Belgium. I’ve made use of Lux as a springboard to stop by as quite a few new locations as feasible all through Europe, Africa and Asia, producing every single work to move via these spaces as a traveler, not a tourist. I documented my experiences along the way and I’d say I’m happiest with a camera in my hand, or today my drone. I turned my travel writings and films into a portfolio that caught the eye of AP, the Founder of The Outside Journal.

Till I crawled inside the Wonderful Pyramid, endured a tebori tattoo in Tokyo or trekked via Northern Vietnam, I wasn’t match to join The Outside Journal. But now that I’m right here, it feels like house.

Crawling up the ascending passage of the Wonderful Pyramid, which is only three feet tall by three feet wide and 129 feet extended.

&#8220Law college teaches you to grow to be an overnight professional in any unfamiliar subject.&#8221

For many years, I’ve looked up to Wealthy Roll as a fellow lawyer who interviews inspirational individuals with his special psychoanalytical method. Like Wealthy, I really feel that my legal background is suited for this podcast interview format, as law college teaches you to grow to be an overnight professional in any unfamiliar subject. And, soon after conducting excruciating depositions in my prior roles, peeling back the layers behind a subject’s life passion for a TOJ story leaves me feeling exhilarated soon after every single interview.

I’ve generally felt intimidated through the preparation phase for an interview mainly because I’m not a skilled athlete or explorer. I played hockey via college, which includes 3 years on Group Ohio, and I even have a claim to fame highlight more than Lebron James.

Cliff jumping more than 20 meters from the castle walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

As an adult, I’m a consummate amateur. I can speak cliff diving with Red Bull champion Rhiannnan Iffland mainly because I’ve jumped more than 20 meters from the castle walls in Dubrovnik. I can ask Valentine Thomas about her spearfishing approach mainly because I’ve pole-speared in the Bahamas. And, I&#8217ve skimboarded at West Street alongside planet champion waverider Austin Keen.

I hope you will really feel as inspired as I do in speaking with every single amazing guest to examine the psychology of efficiency and discover just what it requires to face your fears and come out the other side.

Make positive you subscribe so you don&#8217t miss out on these amazing stories of individuals who have produced the selection to push themselves beyond their personal limits.


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