Brenda Piekarski, Founder of Adventure Minnesota Films

In which we interview Brenda Piekarski, Founder of Adventure Minnesota Films! Brenda’s company produced the Ode to Minnesota film which documented Steve’s epic trip last year, which has it’s world premier on November 7th. Find out what it means to be an adventure film maker!

You can find out more about Brenda and her company at: https://www.adventuremnfilms.com/

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Break: Backyard to Backcountry by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Glass Andriod by Lee Rosevere

Arc’teryx Athlete Amanda Johnson

In which Kevin had things to do so we replace him with Amanda Johnson, thru-hiker and Arc’teryx Athlete! Join us for a discussion of her 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike and her upcoming Pacific Crest Trail hike.

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Break: Backyard to Backcountry by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Wandering by Lee Rosevere

Bad Weather Brewing LIVE Beer Release w/Friends of the BWCA

In which we go live at Bad Weather Brewing in St. Paul for their Epic Moose wild rice beer release party & fish fry to help raise funds for the Friends of the Boundary Waters. The beer and fish fry were spectacular, and special thanks those who shared their stories with us:

“Waterway” Jay Gustafson

Peter Marshall

Bear Paulson

Katy & Jacob

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Keeping Stuff Together by Lee Rosevere

Movie Night

In which we discuss outdoor movies in honor of the Academy Awards. Spoiler: Chip isn’t exactly a movie buff.

Here is the article we were looking at:

https://www.backpacker.com/videos-photos/35-awesome-outdoor-movies

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Break: Backyard to Backcountry by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Credit Roll by Lee Rosevere

Minneapolis Bouldering Project LIVE International Women’s Day

In which we are live AGAIN! This time we interview a lot of really cool women and share their experiences and stories in the outdoors. Warning: This content is extremely inspirational, and may lead you to do things outside. Special thanks to all of the folks we interviewed and shared your stories with us:

Izzy

Emmy & Lindsay

Layla, Sean, & Parker

Izzy (the second Izzy of the night!)

Abby

Rachel

Katelyn

Theresa & Harrison

Jen & Emmy (Yep, two Emmy’s as well!)

Jess

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: A Lone Hunter (Artemis’ Song) by Monk Turner

Arc’Teryx MPLS Pour Project LIVE National Parks Benefit

In which we interview some pretty cool people at a pretty cool fundraising benefit a the Arc’Teryx store in Minneapolis. In the store front. With the manikins. Thank you to Arc’Teryx for letting us get involved, and a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the event and helped raised some funds for our National Parks! Additional thanks to all of the folks we interviewed and shared your stories with us:

  • Alison Sancken
  • Hannah Murphey
  • Joe Lee
  • Lauren Colwell
  • Krisann Lee
  • Lidsay Brandt
  • Lef Lefler
  • Laura Wildenborg

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Two Hearted River by Snake Oil Salesman

Episode 11: Accountability & Accessibility

In which we discuss the pervasiveness of sexual assault in the outdoor guiding industry, ways to make the outdoors more accessible for more people, ice climbing, and Costa Rica.

Check out the two major articles we discussed:

Outside Online: Hostile Environment

The Atlantic: Five Ways to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

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Intro: Backyard to Backcountry Take 2 by DJ Hazy Harold

Break: Backyard to Backcountry by DJ Hazy Harold

Outro: Try Anything Ounce by Lee Rosevere