AdventureFit Radio

AdventureFit Radio

Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.

 

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#135 - Wim Hof's Throwback

Wim Hof is a Dutch daredevil, commonly nicknamed "The Iceman" for his ability to withstand extreme cold. He holds 21 Guinness world records, including a world record for longest ice bath at 1 hour and 52 minutes.

We kick off this awesome conversation with Wim by hearing how his amazing journey all began. We then delve into his breathing techniques and how he associates these with the human mindset. Of course, the critics are there so we also hear how he deals with the naysayers.

Further into the conversation, we talk about the science experiment performed on Wim and its interesting findings. We then hear about what actually goes on in his mind as he performs his endurance feats, and touch a little on the difference between his breathing techniques and mindfulness meditation. Our crew goes on to discuss the future of research for extreme human endurance.

Wrapping up, the gang discusses things that should be taught at school, what’s next for Wim, his proudest moment so far and the classic 6 from 6.

Epic conversation with a living legend. We hope you enjoy this very much, guys!



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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s tribute. [05:48]
  • Wim is talking a little bit about his background. [07:50]
  • The benefits of taking a cold shower before starting a day. [09:55]
  • How did it all come about? [12:00]
  • How breathing technique connected to human mindset? [15:50]
  • Wim explains the breathing. [18:45]
  • Wim has critics. [27:40]
  • The scientist was doing an experiment to Wim. [29:15]
  • What goes on in your mind while you are in the cold? [33:30]
  • How is your breathing technique differs from mindfulness meditation? [43:10]
  • What is the future for this research? [50:40]
  • Things that should be taught at school. [56:20]
  • What is next for Wim Hof? [1:07:05]
  • Wim’s proudest moment of his life. [1:09:20]
  • 6 from 6 [1:09:40]
  • Where is your favorite travel destination? [1:09:56]
  • What is your dream destination? [1:11:10]
  • When you are on a desert island, what three things would you bring? [1:11:45]
  • Who is your biggest role model? [1:12:25]
  • What are the things that you do in your downtime? [1:13:45]
  • When you invite three people to dinner, who would that be? [1:15:35]
  • Wim and Tommy’s jamming session. [1:18:20]

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#134 - Rusty Young's Throwback

Rusty Young (born 1975) is an Australian-born writer known for his book, Marching Powder, published in 2003, and based on real life experiences in a Bolivian prison. He’s a commerce/law graduate from the University of New South Wales, who has lived most of his life in Sydney, Australia.

In this podcast, we initially get to know a little more about Rusty’s background before we delve a little more into how he went about writing and eventually publishing Marching Powder. We get a glimpse on his knowledge in the Bolivian prison drug trade and capturing the story while in a prison. Finally we also get a sneak peek on what's happening in his upcoming book Colombiano!

Interesting insights on the writing process, and the reality of storytelling in this pod. Listen to this great conversation guys!


 


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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s tribute. [6:00]
  • A little bit of Rusty’s background. [07:50]
  • What triggers you in moving into studying Law? [08:55]
  • When did you start writing? [10:35]
  • Rusty’s source of income. [11:56]
  • What brought you on writing Thomas’ story? [13:15]
  • What happened to Thomas then? [23:40]
  • Interesting story that Rusty did not write in his book. [25:20]
  • The writing process. [27:00]
  • How do you stay motivated in Colombia? [32:20]
  • How did you publish the book? [37:40]
  • Rusty explains the types of cocaine. [40:15]
  • Rusty shares his experience when he was in prison. [43:55]
  • How did people in prison react? [48:25]
  • The Marching Powder movie’s cast and staffs. [58:05]
  • The Good, Bad and Science. [1:00:15]
  • Craziest items that are inappropriate to travel. [1:00:35]
  • A man tearing his ears to look like a Parrot. [1:03:25]
  • If you could be an animal, what would it be? [1:04:15]
  • Who built the Pyramid of Giza? [1:06:25]
  • Rusty reasons out why he chooses Colombia above the other. [1:11:55]
  • Colombia’s history. [1:17:15]
  • The difference between fiction and nonfiction story. [1:21:12]
  • Rusty’s experiences on traveling around the world. [1:30:05]
  • 6 from 6 [1:37:05]
  • Who is your biggest role model? [1:37:35]
  • What are the things that you do when you are in downtime? [1:38:25]
  • When you invite three people to dinner, who would that be? [1:39:15]
  • Where is your favorite travel destination? [1:39:55]
  • What is your dream destination? [1:42:25]
  • When you are on a desert island, what three things that you would bring? [1:44:05]

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#133 - Will Gadd On Extreme Sports, Near-Death Experiences & The Power Of Negative Thinking

Will Gadd is a prominent Canadian ice climber and paraglider pilot. He formerly held the paragliding world distance record, with a flight of 423 km in Zapata, Texas. Will up in a family that hiked, climbed and went into the mountains whenever they could.

Welcoming Will onto the show and Doc starts us off with asking about his background, then later follows it up with asking about what pushed him to pursue his passions. Will tells us about what it means to have the freedom to choose what you want to do, then talks about controlling his fears and the power of negative thinking.

Later on in, the boys get to talking to Will about drawing the line in his sports, risks in the field, as well as asking about any near-death experiences and how people can cope with this kind of lifestyle.

Another great episode with another awesome guest in the bag! Make sure you tune in guys as this was certainly a joy to record, and will all the more be for you to listen to. Enjoy the show!


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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s Tribute. [3:33]
  • Doc asks Will about his background. [5:06]
  • Doc asks Will about what pushed him to pursue his passion. [7:35]
  • Will on having the freedom to choose what to do. [11:31]
  • Doc asks Will how he controlled his fears. [13:52]
  • The positive power of negative thinking. [17:24]
  • Doc asks Will about where he draws the line in his sports. [20:19]
  • Will shares a childhood experience related to the risks of his field. [23:51]
  • Doc asks will about what he thinks is his best adventure. [25:48]
  • Tommy asks Will about having near-death experiences & the mental toll. [27:31]
  • Will on keep-sane strategies during non-adrenaline moments in life. [31:09]
  • 6 From 6 [32:07]
  • What is Will’s favorite travel destination? [32:17]
  • What is Will’s dream travel destination? [32:50]
  • What books does Will recommend? [33:22]
  • What does Will like to do when she has free time? [34:18]
  • Who does Will look up to? [34:40]
  • If Will could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [35:18]

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#132 - The Best of Tommy’s Tributes 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! We’re doing it again, and so we’ve lined up 20 of the best of Tommy’s Tributes! Some are funny as hell, the others even funnier (and sometimes downright awkward)!

Once we’re done with delivering you the absolutely best ones, we’ll also be taking some time to present those that absolutely bombed.

Enjoy the tributes and most especially your holidays, guys!


Quarsh Creative is an Elwood-based freelance design firm that helps solve business challenges in the digital world with a touch of creativity.Whether it be a website, logo, or marketing strategy, Quarsh Creative is here to help your business become stronger and create a better overall experience for your customers.As a special offer from ADVF Radio and Quarsh Creative, we're offering a free, basic SEO report on your website, and/or constructive feedback for your existing brand. Start the conversation via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This podcast is supported by Audible. Audible is home to the widest selection of digital audiobooks, including best-sellers, new releases, exclusives and much more. Listen anytime, anywhere on your tablet, mobile or desktop with our free app. Audible is offering listeners of AdventureFit Radio a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service. To download your free audiobook today go to audibletrial.com/advfradio.

This podcast is proudly supported by AdventureFit Travel. AdventureFit Travel is an adventure travel company for the fitness community. Head over to www.adventurefittravel.com to check out all our trips, all our blogs from our blogging team, special offers and more.


 

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