EPISODE ONE - FRIT SARITA TAM - ADVENTURE FILM MAKER - "DO WHAT FEELS RIGHT"
This episode jumps right in, covering tough topics like impostor syndrome and representation within the first 10 minutes. Frit’s humour and vulnerability makes her insightful and relatable as she talks about her journey into adventure filmmaking,
Leaving us with the advice “Just follow what feels good” Frit talks about how long it took her to do that very thing and what the obstacles were that were standing in her way.
EPISODE TWO - CHARLOTTE FOWLES - LIFE COACH AND DIVER - BE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
What happens when you ask a life coach big life questions? You get all the big life answers. Charlotte Fowles, talks us through the highs and lows of hiking self supported whilst on chemotherapy. The impact of depression on her life, and how she used the outdoors as a safe space. Charlotte shares her love of free diving and leaves us with the advice "Be as much as possible, work out who you are, find out what you love and what your passions are, and put all of your energies into them "
EPISODE THREE - SORAYA ABDEL-HADI - WRITER, ACTIVIST, WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE - LIFE’S HARD, BUT IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY
By now you are probably used to EOW podcast going in with big topics, and this episode is no different. We talk about all sorts of different outdoor activities, from climbing, to canoeing, how Soraya will try any outdoors activity once, and how you can get started and try them out too. And of course we tackle some big questions. Like why doesn’t outdoors clothing fit different body types? What Authenticity really means (Soraya studied authenticity and her answer goes big) and how her life journey meandered from a Law degree to yard assistant. We also talk about her platform All The Elements, designed to support groups diversifying the outdoors, and have a big conversation around learning, and race.
EPISODE FOUR - SHADI GANJAVIAN-CONNOR - MOUNTAINEERING FOR CHARITY - DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Afraid of heights, not into risk taking, and not a big fan of the cold; Shadi tells us about how she felt like she couldn’t keep running marathons for charity and wanted to do more and go bigger, taking the step to climb mont blanc and enter into the world of mountaineering. We talk about trusting your gut, the importance of surrounding yourself with people who raise you up, and why it’s important to book in time for yourself. We talk about how bravery and stupidity are pretty closely tied, and Shadi leaves us with the advice to “Live your life, don’t plan to much, and don’t look back in regret, listen to your gut” As well as to “Dare to be different, being different allows you to grow, being different allows you to be happy”
VICTORIA TEAL -EPISODE FIVE - VICTORIA TEAL - CLIMBER, WRITER, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE - GO TO THERAPY COMING SOON
In this Episode Victoria - Or Vicky - Tells us all about her love of climbing, her favorite places to go, and why the outdoors is so important to her. She also tells us about the time she crossed America on greyhound busses, about that time she moved to Korea, and what her favourite type of sandwich is. The Conversation goes in big on mental health. We talk about hospitalisation, the importance of self worth, and how you can support someone you care about.
EPISODE SIX - CATHERINE WHITE - ULTRA EVENTS AND ADVENTURE QUEEN GRANT WINNER - YOU’LL BE OKAY
This episode will make you laugh out loud, guaranteed. Catherine shares her stories from long distance events, motherhood and nursing. We talk about “throwing your hat in and just giving it a go” whether that’s to join a rowing club, start a BA in Art or try life modelling. Catherine is a 2020 Adventure Queens grant winner, we talk about her plans to walk the Coast to Coast, and she leaves us with the advice that “You’ll be okay, crack on, you’re doing well, you are doing better than you think, you’re worth more than you think”
EPISODE SEVEN - NIKI JONES - BIKE RIDER, HORSE LOVER AND ADVOCATE FOR BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT - KEEP CURIOUS
In this Episode Niki shares openly and honestly her journey with trigeminal neuralgia, a severe and sudden facial pain, and managing withdrawal symptoms from the pain medication. We also talk about her horses, and how she has built up to getting back outside since developing her condition. Niki talks about the joy of biking, and the freedom of her first surf lesson, before leaving us with the advice to “Keep Curious, just keep curious”.
EPISODE EIGHT - ZOE LANGLEY-WATHEN - BOAT DWELLER AND LONG DISTANCE HIKER - DON’T WAIT
Moving to a boat, solo hiking the South West Coastal Path, wild camping, river crossing and overcoming fears. In this episode Zoe shares a whole range of incredible stories. She tells us about the one time she followed the river Yeo, right along a sewer pipe under the M5 Motorway. She tells us why she challenged herself to 100 “mappy days” fitting in adventure around caring for family, and how that turned into 100 “scary days”. Leaving with the advice “Don’t Wait, if you have a dream, don't wait. Just get on and do it."
EPISODE NINE - LEILA SMITH - LIVING OFF GRID AND CYCLING TO ROME - BE BOLD
This episode is bursting with adventure! Leila talks us through the travels and trips that have shaped her life journey and led her to where she is now - living in a caravan in the woods! We talk about how you can adventure and have a career, and follow her on an epic journey cycling the EuroVelo 5 to Rome.. With her dog rolo. Before leaving us with this advice to her younger self:“Be bold, and just don’t worry - I would say go on more adventures… but I think I’ve been on as many as I could.”
EPISODE TEN - RUTH GIBSON - CERAMIC ARTIST, WORLD TRAVELLER, AND MUD LARKER - RELAX AND ENJOY IT ALL
Nope! I didn't know what a mud larker was either! But I did find out.... and did you know how many things are made of clay?
Hitchhiking around europe, trekking around Nepal and pulling shopping trolleys out of the local river… this episode is ONE of a kind! Ruth talks about her life as an artist, her journey through her career and shares her love of clay. Ruth brings a soothing and playful tone to the podcast, leaving with the advice to “Relax and enjoy it all”