ROAM from Home is a home-sound experiment in candid conversation with some of the most prominent voices in the world of adventure. This season, we've partnered with The Adventure Activist to go beyond education and empower you to get involved with our guest's work as they use their platforms to improve our society and our planet. Co-hosted by ROAM Founder Chris Jerard and the Adventure Activist Founder Dr. Terry O'Connor -- with an occasional drop in from National Geographic photographer and Alpinist Cory Richards.
Climate Action with Jeremy Jones + Travis Rice
1:08:18This week's guests probably don't need an introduction, but just in case: we're joined by Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice, two snowboarding legends who have turned their careers towards activism. Jeremy, renowned adventurer, director, and 'Champion of Change' (according to President Obama), is also the founder of Protect Our Winters, a non-profit doing incredible work to fight climate change. Travis Rice has also established himself as one of the world's most influential snowboarders, produced 5 films, been named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic, and most recently founded the Natural Selection Tour. This is a fascinating conversation between two incredible athletes and advocates for change. They talk their current work, prioritizing environmental action, fatherhood, and obviously snowboarding-- don't miss it. This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
From Disability Representation to Inclusion with Mallory Weggeman + Jeremy Snyder
48:47Next month, Mallory Weggeman will be competing in her third Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2021). She's currently a gold and bronze medalist, ESPN ESPY Award Winner, American and World Record holder, and 15-time World Champion. Together, she and Jeremy Snyder founded the TFA Group, a production agency with a simple goal: to change the perception of disability in our society through the power of storytelling. They joined Terry and Andy to discuss their work, Mallory's journey to the Paralympics, and why representation matters in building a more inclusive society for people with disabilities. About the TFA Group: https://www.tfagroup.co/ Mallory's Book, 'Limitless,' is out now: https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/limitless/ This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
Episode Re-release: Sasha DiGiulian
1:10:53In this episode, one of the best rock climbers of all-time, Sasha Digiulian, sits down to talk with Cory and I about her life, her career, and Adventure with Purpose. Sasha shares how she strives to find harmony and has rolled with the punches during her career - and at this challenging time. At 27 years old she has already had a decade-plus long career in climbing and adventure. The conversation covers her storied career and what she’s up to now while quarantined and recovering from major surgery. She dives into what it’s like to try and balance an athletic career with life, education, relationships, travel, and how she has learned to both confront and shut out the noise of social media. She describes the power of commitment, discovering “just being” and struggling with the question of “does everything happen for a reason,” while she has been dealing with post-surgery recovery, the death of a friend, and quarantine. Sasha drops some real pearls in this conversation. It’s a great one for all of those who are looking for a dive into the concept of Adventure with Purpose and tools for confronting the unavoidable challenges life has in store. -CJ How to navigate the hard choices of career balance Coping with multiple hard things at once: injury and surgery and the death of a friend Does everything happen for a reason? Why are these bad things happening? The bigger the career the smaller the core circle is her bedrock How she has become “more calloused” over the years to criticism Confronting body-shaming online The reality of the polish of social media versus Waking up and wondering “what is my purpose” in the age of COVID Discovering stillness Applying the concept of purpose to daily habits - knowing the focus Her ambition to write a book and her writing habits now (she studied writing at Columbia) How she and the ROAM community are evolving away from travel as part of identity and the new lifestyle The concept of “you are the collective sum of the 5 people you spend time with” and why it’s important to spend time with positive people
Rerelease- Ep. 13 with Jimmy Chin
1:25:46Note: This Episode was originally released on March 20, 2020 Joining the podcast from his home in Jackson, WY, Jimmy Chin sits down with CJ and Cory to discuss origins, family, loss, risk, community, creative inspirations, the need for wild places and how it is that he is able to make the people around him feel so good. Maya Angelou said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” In the world of Adventure, no one has demonstrated, with more success, the ability to move beyond sharing stories of peak action and platitudes to storytelling that makes people feel, like Jimmy Chin. His photography and films Meru and Free Solo have made millions feel inspired, hopeful and transformed into new perspectives on what is possible. On a personal level, those who know him and work with him, will tell you the same thing. Jimmy is a photographer, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in extremely high-risk environments. He began his professional career in 1999, and his talents were quickly recognized by top expedition leaders and outdoor brands. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic–sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he was part of the first American team to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. His film Free Solo, which he co-directed with his partner and wife E. Chai Vasarhelyi, won an Oscar for Best Documentary Film in 2019. A longtime member of The North Face Athlete Team, he has joined dozens of exploratory expeditions and completed first ascents around the globe, working with the best adventure athletes in the world. He lives in New York City and Jackson, Wyoming. This is an extraordinary conversation with a special person. We drill down with Jimmy into his origins. His childhood and family experience and how they shaped him into the man he is today. Why he still rushes to get his work done so he can run out the door and get into the mountains like a kid finishing his homework. How the wilderness has shaped him. We talk about his mentors, his identity as a climber even in the midst of the Hollywood shuffle his Oscar-winning campaign for Free Solo, the moments of gratitude and clarity in peak moments, his priorities, how he measures taking risks as a father “I truly believe that the intention of creating positive change is so important to the collective consciousness. When you have a group of people who have the intention, capacity, intelligence and talent to actualize those intentions, then you have something really powerful.” - Jimmy Chin Thanks for listening, Chris Jerard Founder - ROAM
How to do the Most Good with Dr. Josh Greene and Rebecca Rusch
1:13:50This week, Harvard Psychology Professor, Dr. Josh Greene joins us and guest co-host Rebecca Rusch to give us a lesson in moral cognition and effective altruism. What motivates people to do good? How have the greatest impact in our charitable giving? What makes an effective non-profit? His work answers these questions and more. He also talk about his latest project, The Giving Multiplier, which helps us make wiser, more impactful donations. Giving Multiplier: https://givingmultiplier.org/ Be Good Foundation: https://www.rebeccarusch.com/be-good-foundation This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
Bonus Episode - In Conversation with Robin Thurston
1:05:56Robin Thurston is the CEO of Outside, a company building the world’s content and events home for skiers, runners, triathletes, hikers, backpackers, yogis, cross-fitters, gym goers, and cyclists. He joins CJ along with ROAM Founding members Travis Rice, Sasha DiGiulian, Rebecca Rusch, Kelly Starrett, and other outdoor pros Chris Davenport, Chase Jarvis, Kina Pickett, Pat Crawford, Eric Henderson and more on this Clubhouse discussion. This episode is sponsored by Roam Academy. Become a member for access to 15 classes and 75 shows hosted by today's top athletes and adventurers, teaching you skills in biking, camping, surfing, skiing, climbing, and outdoor careers. Learn more: https://roammedia.com/academy/
Therapy with Cory Richards and Laurel Sole'
1:07:44Those who tune in to Cory's #mentalhealthmonday series are familiar with his mental illness journey-- which includes diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder, alcoholism, and PTSD. In honor of mental health awareness month, he and Terry record a session with his psychologist, Laurel Sole', who helps us define trauma, understand its sources, and move towards wellness. To learn more: Watch #mentalhealthmondays via @coryrichards IGTV Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness for information and resources: https://nami.org/Home Find psychologists, psychiatrists, treatment centers, or support groups: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
Filmmaking and Oceanic Preservation with Louie Psihoyos
1:09:26“Once you have 10% of the population activated… the truth is really hard to stop,” says Louie Psihoyos, renowned photographer, Oscar-winning filmmaker (The Cove), and ocean conservationist on the impact of activism through storytelling. He joins Terry and Cory to talk about his unique career-- which combines documentary filmmaking, activism, and espionage; what's at stake with our poor treatment of underwater life; and the connection between world agriculture and COVID-19. Support the work of the Oceanic Preservation Society: https://www.opsociety.org/take-action/ This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
The Ego is Not Your Amigo with Pete McBride & Josh Jespersen
1:12:29This week, 'freshwater hero,' acclaimed photographer, and creator of the Disney+ documentary 'Into the Canyon, Pete McBride, and Josh Jesperson, fellow river conservationist and creator of the upcoming film, the Animas Project, join us to discuss conservation, abandoning ego, and how we can help fight back against the greatest threats to our water systems today. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. 'Into the Canyon' is available now on Disney+. Look out for Animas Project mid-July. To support Pete and Josh's work, visit: https://www.voag.org https://www.facebook.com/missionmemorialday https://petemcbride.com This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.
Dismantling Racism in the Outdoors with Chad Brown (feat. Conrad Anker)
1:11:30Special guest co-host Conrad Anker joins us this week to speak with Chad Brown, founder of Soul River. After his doctor prescribed fly fishing as a method to heal PTSD, Chad wanted to bring that same healing to other veterans and inner-city youth. Beyond individual healing, he now also works to raise awareness about issues facing BIPOC in adventuring, advocate for mental health, build safe spaces in nature, and dismantle racism in the outdoors. Soul River: https://soulriverinc.org/ Love is King: https://loveisking.org/ This season is sponsored by the Adventure Activist (@TheAdventureActivist) and Roam Academy (@Roam). Theme music by Greta Van Fleet.