Paleo Treats Podcast
Episode 15: Doug Chabot, Mountain Climber & Non-profit True Believer

This time around we turn back to the mountain men and talk with Doug Chabot, an avalanche specialist, mountain guide, climber, and co-founder of the non-profit Iqra Fund.

Doug talks about how he went from being a New Jersey boy with no wilderness skills to a respected climber with several first ascents and notable climbs in the Karakorum, Hindu Kush, and Pamir mountains. He also tells the story of Chris’ (the problem solver) daring leap off the side of a cliff in Yosemite after pulling off a base jumper’s body, and talks about why it’s so damn important (and easy) to help little girls in Pakistan gain access to education.

When he’s not being a boring old mountain climber, Doug works at the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center as the Director/Avalanche Specialist in Bozeman Montana.

Direct download: episode-15-doug-chabot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

Episode 14: Jamie Little, ESPN reporter & fierce competitor

Perhaps best known for her work with ESPN on the X-Games and in NASCAR, Jamie Little tells the classic American story of starting out as a wild child, working hard and getting a few breaks to become one of the most well known names in motorsports reporting.

Direct download: episode-14-jamie-little.mp3
Category:racing -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Episode 13: Gregory Crouch, climber & author

A damnably interesting fellow, Gregory Crouch is a climber & author who has traveled from Patagonia to Persia in search of first ascents, hard ascents, easy ascents, and everything else that goes with climbing in heavy weather.

Crouch has written excellent books, in this podcast we talk about Enduring Patagonia, China's Wings, Right Mate Let's Get On With It and others.

Greg is a superb storyteller, and from the story of how his birth precipitated a major change in English politics to the latest adventures climbing in Iran he offers the perspective of a live well lived.

Direct download: episode-13-gregory-crouch.mp3
Category:adventure -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Episode 11: Mike Ritland, Navy SEAL dog trainer

So you probably eat Paleo, but does your dog? It should! Listen in as Mike Ritland talks about how he trains dogs for everybody from the Navy SEALs to high net worth individuals, and how feeding affects everything from daily performance to how many healthy puppies will be produced in a litter. Mike is an absolute wealth of knowledge on dogs and if you have *any* kind of interest at all in (wo)man's best friend, take the time to go through and enjoy one of the world's best trainers talk "dog"!

Direct download: episode-11-mike-ritland.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Episode 12: Robert Young Pelton

Robert Young Pelton, author of "The World's Most Dangerous Places", shares his thoughts on the benefits of getting fired, running Route Irish in Iraq, being kidnapped by Columbians, and offers up a great perspective on livin' the dream.

"Basically I'm famous for still being alive". Journalist, photographer, and all around adventurer, Robert offers that rare perspective of a man who has followed his dreams no matter what (once he turned 40.)

Starting out as a poor kid and then being a lumberjack, blaster, advertiser and then launching into the corporate world, Pelton decided when he was 40 that making money and driving a Rolls Royce wasn't the be all end all of life, so he took off to some of the world's shit holes and decided to live.

Enjoy the show with a modern day truth seeker!

Direct download: episode-12---robert-young-pelton.mp3
Category:adventure -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

Ever wanted to know the way a professional problem solver thinks? Tune in this week and listen to my good friend Chris talk about the genesis and development of a world class problem solver. Chris has worked as everything from a Paramedic to a Park Ranger to a soldier and has worked everywhere from combat diving underwater to high mountain adventuring. A member of the ever shrinking group of Americans who hunt their own meat and a determined freedom seeker, Chris' philosophy on money, time, and integrity is always worth a listen. Enjoy!

Direct download: episode-10-cr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Episode 9: Ryan Williams, Co-founder of Forged Clothing, Founder of Demonbells

This week we talk with Ryan Williams, former SEAL turned entrepreneur. Ryan is a 6'2" 210 lb asskicker with a mind to match. He was the co-founder for Forged Clothing and after selling his stake in that moved on to Demonbells, the first custom cast art kettlebells on the planet. Listen in as we talk about growing up in the Teams, the hazards of owning a kettlebell business, and the finer points of living the life of a modern day Spiderman. "With great power comes great responsibility."

Direct download: episode-9-rdub.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 7:23pm EDT

Episode 8: Kurt Johnstad, Hollywood writer

Kick it with Hollywood epic writer Kurt Johnstad (300, Act of Valor, 300: Rise of an Empire) as we talk about the crucible of physical exertion, the reason for pursuing excellence, and just how important a good cup of coffee is. Kurt is one of the few true Muses of the military and his inside take on the importance of following your passion is well worth listening to. Rock on Kurt!

Direct download: episode-8-kurt-johnstad.mp3
Category:adventure -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

Episode 7: David Rutherford, Navy SEAL motivational speaker

Navy SEAL motivational speaker and author Dave Rutherford fires up the show with his own special brand of energy, get ready! Drawing on experiences from Azerbaijan to Afghanistan, Dave talks about how to embrace fear, build self confidence, and develop team life.

If you've ever wondered what it's like to experience pure human energy than get ready for an amazing interview with a guy who can literally persuade people who can't swim to jump in at the deep end.

Direct download: episode-7-david-rutherford.mp3
Category:military -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

Episode 6: Jeff Pierce & Jo Kiesanowski, Paleo cyclists

This week we talk with cyclist Jeff Pierce, the first American to win a stage in the Tour de France and his wife Jo Kiesanowski, 3 time Olympian cyclist. Yes, this is a cycling-heavy episode. :) Jeff & Jo talk about his epic finish in 1987, old school training (running up hill with big iron pipes in each hand), mentally preparing for huge races, and the best way they've found to use the Paleo diet to boost performance.

Direct download: episode-6-jeff-pierce-jo-kiesanowski.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT