The Enormocast: a climbing podcast
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A Slice of the Climbing Life.
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Episode 133: Alex Honnold – Kind of a Big Deal. - The Enormocast: a climbing podcast
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On Episode 132, I sit down with Alex Honnold. You may have heard of him. He recently free-handed the El Capitan.
But seriously, a seriously-still-stoked Alex Honnold joins the Enormocast for his sophomore appearance. In opposition to his many recent mainstream appearances, on Jimmy Kimmel for example, we decided that a total move-for-move nerd-out on his history-making free solo of the FreeRider on El Capitan should be soup du jour on the Enormocast- a CLIMBING podcast. Alex reports the parts that truly made him nervous beforehand, the film effort, a false start, and how it made him feel to accomplish one of the, if not THE, crowning athletic achievements of human kind, EVER, ever. So strap in for this very hot, very exclusive interview. In Alex’s own words, “If you’re a climber, you pretty much have to do the Enormocast.”
Rated 5 out of
Kalous has created not just a good climbing podcast, but in total - just great radio! I am consistently impressed with how he is able to seamlessly ask probing, far-reaching questions of his guests that go beyond climbing into the underlying aspects of life. He never misses a beat and is very natural on air - nothing sounds rehearsed or overly produced. He is extremely talented in a way that only becomes apparent in contrast to other shows - in general this show feels like eavesdropping on just a great conversation by the bonfire or in the coffee shop. Highlights include Tommy Caldwell, Angie Payne, Kelly Cortes and Honnold of course, but the best shows IMO are with Craig Demartino and Kevin Landolt. The Landolt show transcends podcast status - it's beyond moving.
Date published: 2016-11-29