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65 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Coaches Corner #1: Finding Your Joy with Coach Michele Dillon
In this episode, we chat with adventure coach Michele Dillon and one of her clients, Clair Jones Wilson, about how runners get through loss of motivation, finding joy in running, and their favorite tunes from their running playlists!
64 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Burro Racing with Bob Sweeney and George Zack
Running with donkeys, what a concept! Today we're talking with two of the best to do it, Bob Sweeney and George Zack. With their help, we get into the how and why of this wild sport.
27 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
BONUS: Burro Racing 4 Dummies
In today’s special bonus episode, Will Carr discusses Russ Rizzo’s newfound passion for burro racing, which involves running alongside a donkey for many miles in the Colorado mountains. On Tuesday we will be dropping an interview with Burro racing legends Bob Sweeney and George Zack, so if you need a crash course for the sport, this episode is for you!
49 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Daring chairlift rescue with ‘Tricky’ Mickey Wilson
Mickey Wilson is a 4-time world champion pro slackliner who used his skills to save a life on a chairlift at Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Will Carr makes his hosting debut alongside co-host Russ Rizzo to discuss slacklining/trick-lining/high-lining and hear his harrowing tale of heroism.
50 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
DISPATCH: Preserving Boulder’s Crags
Two legends of the Boulder rock climbing community—Greg German and Steve “Crusher” Bartlett—join c0-hosts Russ Rizzo and Will Carr to discuss their love of climbing and what they’re doing to preserve some of America’s best rock climbing areas for generations to come.
85 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Bonus Episode: Virtual Variety Show
In this very special bonus episode of Dispatch Radio, we're sharing a recording of a virtual variety show hosted on the Fireside app. You’ll hear some comedy, spoken word, and some freestyle rap at the end.
50 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
DISPATCH: Endurance Coach David Roche on COVID, Mindfulness, and Community
David is a super nerd/expert on all things sports science and a fellow podcaster to boot; all this to say David knows his stuff. In this episode, we discuss covid's impact on athletes, mindfulness, the importance of inclusivity and community in the outdoor community, and much more.
53 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
DISPATCH: Episode Non Finito
Dispatch Radio is back, in a new, virtual, and LIVE format! In this episode, Zoe Rome, ultrarunning, backcountry skiing, rock scrambling, FKT-setting journalist, and podcast host, talks about the interplay of outdoor pursuit, failure(how fun!), and creativity. She's joined by special guests Peter Downing, Quinn Brett, Joshua Stevens, and more!
59 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
Front Range LIVE: World's Toughest Mudder Kris Mendoza, live from Manic Training
We headed down to Manic Training in Highlands Ranch with a world champion Tough Mudder - Kris Mendoza - for a community workout and discussion with Kris and a crowd of inspiring athletes. You’ll get to know gym owner Pete Beuth and several of the regulars at Manic Training, as we discuss everything from training for a Spartan Race to bowhunting and long-distance paddle-boarding.
46 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Geeking Out on Sports Nutrition
Live from Boulder Running Company, host Russ Rizzo geeks out on science and nutrition with six world-class endurance athletes in running, ultrarunning, Spartan Race / O.C.R. and other sports. Guests include (in order of appearance): Sage Canaday, Megan Roche, Rea Kolbl, Joshua Stevens, David Roche and Trevor Townsend.
53 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Golden Crusher Couples
Host Russ Rizzo interviews four inspiring Golden-area couples who crush it in life and in the mountains together. The episode was recorded live from the American Mountaineering Museum, in partnership with Golden Mountain Runners and Colorado Mountain Club. Featured guests: Jon and Ashley Clinthorne; Caleb Efta and Kelsey Banasynski; Quinn and Sarah Carrasco; and Kevin Kaucher and Whitney Barrett.
51 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Boulder Crusher Couples feat. Pro Mountain Bikers, Ultrarunners and Brewers
For our special Valentine's Day show, we gathered at Upslope Brewing in Boulder with three couples who crush it in the mountains and life. Host Kelly McConnell interviews Lesley and Dany Page, co-founder of Upslope Brewing; pro mountain bikers Myles and Willow Rockwell; and pro ultrarunners Sabrina Stanley and Avery Collins.
62 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Pro Ultrarunner Hillary 'Hillygoat' Allen with O.C.R. Champs Rea Kolbl and Kris Mendoza
We had a blast with pro ultrarunner Hillary “Hillygoat” Allen and obstacle course racing (O.C.R.) world champs Rea Kolbl and Kris Mendoza at Upslope Brewing last week getting into all sorts of fun topics -- from Hillary’s love for bugs, to Rea’s obsession with Strava records, to Kris’s new gameplan for becoming a stronger ultrarunner. But most of all, science!
40 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Profile In Motion: Kris Mendoza, World's Toughest Mudder
Take a run with world champion Tough Mudder and obstacle course racing (O.C.R.) competitor Kris Mendoza on his local trails on North Table Mountain in Golden, Colo. Mendoza discusses balancing outdoor pursuits with his job as a dental anesthesiologist; takes us through his weekly training; and opens up about the tragedy in 2014 that sparked his O.C.R. obsession.
68 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Endurance Coaches David and Megan Roche at Boulder Running Co.
We recorded a live show with endurance coaches and authors of "The Happy Runner" Megan and David Roche with a whole bunch of friends at Boulder Running Co. This episode is a collaboration with our friends with Trails in Motion Film Festival -- get your tickets for the January 23 Boulder world premiere. Enter the promo code "dispatch" at checkout for 30 percent off your next order of Bobo's Bars.
46 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Front Range LIVE: Darcy Piceu and the Boulder Hiker Chicks at Go Far Shop
Host Kelly McConnell interviews professional ultrarunner and 3-time Hard Rock winner Darcy Piceu with the Boulder Hiker Chicks live from Go Far Shop in Boulder. They discuss how the Boulder resident still wins races in her 40s while raising a young daughter and maintaining a psychotherapy practice. Also featuring (in order of appearance) Go Far Shop owner Kate King; Open Door Real Estate's Sara Groem; Boulder Hiker Chicks founders Alli Fronzaglia and Kari Armstrong; and Marina Fleming with nonprofit Women's Wilderness. NOTE: Dispatch Radio listeners get 30 percent off online orders with promo code "dispatch" at checkout.
62 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
Front Range LIVE: Golden Incredibles at American Mountaineering Center
The latest in our Front Range LIVE series - a live recording with three incredible athletes from Golden, Colo., who adventure together. From the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, co-host Kelly McConnell talks with Jason Antin, Wade Morris and Erik Sanders.
8 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
BONUS EPISODE - Updates to the 2019 Dirty 30 Ultra Marathon - 50k and 12 Miler - with Race Director Megan Finnesy
Featuring bonus coverage from our Dirty 30 Kickoff Party at the Runners High store in Morrison, Colo. Race director Megan Finnesy shares why she started the Dirty 30 and announces exciting updates to the race, taking place June 1, 2019 in Colorado's Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
32 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
Front Range LIVE: Talking CBDs and Dirty 30 with Pro Ultra Runner Cat Bradley and Endurance Coach David Roche
Special guest host Zoe Rom from Aspen Public Radio interviews professional ultra-runner Cat Bradley and endurance coach David Roche with a live audience at the new Runners High store in Morrison, Colorado as part of the Dirty 30 Kickoff Party. Featuring host Russ Rizzo and many #fots! Topics: Embracing the suck; CBDs; the Dirty 30 race course; the value of a coach; audience Q&A.
21 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Profile in Motion: Travis Macy, Leadman on a Mission
We hit the Enchanted Forest Trail outside of Golden, Colo., with adventure racer and endurance coach Travis Macy. Macy is a longtime endurance adventure racer who has participated in more than 120 events across the globe. In 2013, he set a new course record for the Leadman race series. In 2015, he published his first book, The Ultra Mindset.
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