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Thanks for checking out the Paleo Treats podcast!  This is a show started by Nik from Paleo Treats back in 2014 in order to share conversations I was having with a larger audience.

Inspired by the feedback I had gotten from going on the SOFREP podcast, I decided to have Paleo Treats give it a go with our own show.

This is mostly a list of friends of mine, along with a few folks I haven't met in person but respect and wanted to share their story with you.

The show is based mostly on the pursuit of excellence, so whether we're talking to a fly fishing writer, a NASCAR reporter, a wildland firefighter, or a world class rock climber, that's the theme we start with and generally stick to.

I don't plan on getting rich or famous with this show (that's what Paleo Treats is for), but if you do want to support us then head over to the Paleo Treats website and pick up a box of the best gluten free desserts on the planet.

Thanks for listening!

Nik Hawks

Aug 10, 2016

Bob Gannon, World Flying Adventure

Ready to listen to the embodiment of curiosity?  Bob flew around the world two and a half times in a plane about the size of a Ford F-250.  He’s visited a few hundred countries and the “accomplished” side of his bucket list reads like a compilation of any 5 normal people.

“At a project up in Spirit Lake, Iowa,...


Jul 17, 2016

Every so often you come across a dude who appears normal but turns out to be a real gem.  Brad Barlage is one of those guys.  At 5'9 and all of 150 lbs, he's a rangy, stringy dude with bright eyes and a stoked smile.

How you do one thing is how you do everything.

A superb climber (redpointed 5.14), a real adventurer (


Jul 1, 2016

I first heard about Gavin when I watched The Rocky Mountains Traverse.  The possibilities of paragliding immediately captured me, specifically the vol-biv work he and Will Gadd were doing.

If you're into adventuring, whether it's kayaking, sailing, kite surfing, or paragliding, you'll probably dig Gavin's take on...


Mar 30, 2016

Upon getting back into rock climbing after a 17 year hiatus, I quickly discovered Mark & Mike Anderson's contribution to training for the sport in the form of The Rock Climber's Training Manual.

After reading through it I realized that these guys were demonstrating more than just an interest in training, this is...


Feb 7, 2016

I've been curious about AI, or Artificial Intelligence, for a few years now.  I read with interest the opposing points of view in Pedro Domingos The Master Algorithm and Nick Bostrum's Superintelligence regarding how quickly machines are approaching human capacities for general intelligence vs what's called...