Afterglow, A Mountain Storytelling Podcast
About This Show
Afterglow is a new podcast series that travels deep into the mind heart and soul of world renown adventure athletes.
Afterglow is a series of in-depth and intimate audio conversations with athletes who chase their dreams through big mountain skiing, mountaineering, ultra running, and rock climbing.
Join us on December 1st, for Afterglow, a series of organic, long-form and intimate conversations that reveal the personalities, motivations and inspirations of iconic mountain athletes.
Every conversation goes deep in the attempt to learn universal truths from the experiences of these athletes including who we are, why we are here, and how these answers offer a pathway for the sharing of experiences, emotion and vulnerabilities that can potentially spark change and bridge divides.
Join us on December 1st for a different kind of mountain storytelling.
Season one of Afterglow showcases weekly conversations with notable mountain adventure athletes Tommy Caldwell, Will Gadd, Doug Robinson, Chris Noble, Dave Nettle, and Brendan Leonard. Our kick-off episode is a tandem chat with high altitude mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards.
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“Afterglow, A Mountain Storytelling Podcast” is like if our generation’s top explorers were on The Moth. " The Dyrt.com.
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Most Recent Episode
S1: E6 Tommy Caldwell
Tommy Caldwell is perhaps the most well-known and accomplished rock climber on the planet. He is best known for his recent ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall with partner Kevin Jorgensen, a project that several years to complete and garnered major mainstream media attention.
Tommy has also climbed the hardest rock routes in the United States, including sport climbs of 5.15 and is also a world-class alpine climber.
In the sixth and final episode of season one of Afterglow, Tommy speaks at length about how writing a memoir added value to his life by forcing him to be completely vulnerable. Madigan and Caldwell also chat candidly about his relationship with Dawn Wall partner Kevin Jorgensen, and how it was a marked departure from other partnerships in his climbing career; how his upbringing allows him to view life as a constant opportunity for growth, and that he wants to be remembered for personal qualities rather than athletic feats.
The conversation meanders to also cover the formative influence of Tommy's father, how having a family hasn't changed his approach to climbing, and how hardships have helped him grow as an athlete ... and more importantly ... as a person.
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Episodes of This Show
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Dec 8, 2017