Wed, 9 April 2014
Episode 84 - Starting off, Matt interviews 3 podium finishers from the recent BADASS Dash in Georgia. First up, Devin Caster and Andrew Grizzle who finished 2nd and 3rd. We got their feelings on the course shortly afterwards. Matt then talked to Yuri Force, who has been tearing up all of his local OCRs for a few years. The week after this interview, he would finish 2nd at the Saturday Carolina Spartan Sprint.
Then, Kaitlin Stein does her first interview for the podcast with Margaret Schlachter. Margaret has been on the show numerous times, and we were excited to have her back to talk about her new book.
Today's episode is sponsored by The X-Rated Run
Direct download: Episode_84.mp3
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Fri, 28 March 2014
Episode 83-Today, you will hear an interview with Todd Sedlak. Todd has a few Death Race skulls and has helped countless others earn theirs. He is also one of a growing group of people who have turned themselves from obstacle/adventure enthusiasts to obstacle race employee. In this interview, we learn a little about what makes him tick and what led him to the world of OCR.
We also hear from several top finishers from this past weekend’s Carolina Spartan Sprint. On the women’s side, they are Amelia Boone, Brittany Duckworth, Juliana Sproles, Melanie Jones, and Val Smith. On the men’s side, we talk with Matt Novakovich, Elliott Megquier, Dennis Welch, and David Magida. This interview contains smack talk which may be offensive to sensitive listeners.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Hero. Check out the mud run rated tops in Canada the last two years.
Direct download: Episode_83.mp3
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Thu, 20 March 2014
In today’s episode we talk to Don Mann from Battlefrog Race Series. They are the newest kids on the block in OCR and are coming on strong. We will find out about Don’s special relationship with Joe Desena, and everything else that Battlefrog has prepared for the OCR scene.
Tom McCormack is the Director of Product Management of Spartan Race. To us, he will always be Tommy Mac. He's been around since the early days of Spartan and clues us in to a lot of what goes on behind the scenes. He has always been open and approachable. His goal is to always find out what Spartan can do better, and it’s why we have wanted to sit down with him for some time.
Today's episode is sponsored by Mud Hero. Check out the mud run rated tops in Canada the last two years.
Thu, 13 March 2014
Episode 81 - Today’s episode includes interviews with some of the podium finishers from the Georgia Spartan Race.
You will hear from Alec Blenis, Elliott Megquier, David Magida, Sarah Pozdol, Valerie Smith, Amanda Ricciardi, Kristine Iotte, and TyAnn Clark.
We wrap up the episode with an interview Mike Morris, Vice President of Production at Spartan Race, about all those obstacle specs you’ve been dying to know.
We are sponsored today by Xtreme Ranger. Check them out on May 17, 2014 in Dahlonega, Georgia
Direct download: Episode81.mp3
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Thu, 27 February 2014
Episode 80 - Today’s episode features an interview with Hannah Thompson of the Cupid Undies Run. You will learn why Matt B dediced to run his underwear (or did he), and the great cause they are up to over at CUR.
Also, we have a nice chat with Dr. Eric Richards and Andrew Griffin of The Garage Games/Firebreather Challenge. You will hear what has worked and not worked for them about putting on obstacle races, and where they are going
with crossfit competitions, OCR, and adventure racing. (endurance OCR).
This episode is sponsored by BADASS Dash. Back again with more cities and more obstacles in 2014.
Direct download: Episode_80.mp3
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Fri, 14 February 2014
Episode 79 - The episode kicks off talking to Race Director Brian Sharenow of The Bad Ass Dash. They are an obstacle racing series which not only survived last year but thrived and added some new elements for 2014.
Then we look at the long awaited first race of Extreme Nation. The $40,000 cash purse attracted some of the best OCR athletes in the country. You will hear many on site interviews including Ella Kocuiba, Alec Blenis, David Magida, Hunter McIntyre, Janice Marie Ferguson, Hobie Call and more. After that you will hear what happened in the days that followed as we talk to Hobie again as well as Randy Yoho to discuss the changes and future of Extreme Nation.
Thu, 6 February 2014
Episode 78 - Matt B. went to California last week to take on the Temecula Spartan Sprint. He got a chance to meet lots of great west coast folks while visiting, which inspired this episode. You will hear the meeting of the podcast minds, as he sits down with Laurie Hale of the Getting Dirty Podcast. He also plays an interview with Ernesto Gonzales. Ernesto took on the 5 Race Rodina Challenge with some interesting results.
Today's episode is sponsored by Goliathon.com. It's not a race, it's a mission.
Fri, 24 January 2014
Episode 77-Michael Mills lost the use of his legs in 1993. We met him a year ago when we helped put a group together to help him climb Stone Mountain.
Later in 2013, he went on to be the first paralyzed athlete to complete the Georgia Spartan Sprint and the Carolina Spartan Beast. He also participated in the 2013 Peak Races Summer Death Race.
His stories have been featured in blogs posts and Facebook and have been an inspiration to many.
We finally got a chance to sit down for an interview with him to learn about his past, present, and future.
Fri, 3 January 2014
Episode 76 - The first episode of 2014 is the last episode on the 2013 World's Toughest Mudder.
Matt had phone conversations with Male winner Ryan Atkins and 2nd place female Maggi Thorne. We get their thoughts a few days after the event was over and they had some time to reflect on their accomplishments.
This episode is sponsored by Kimbia Racing.
Wed, 18 December 2013
Episode 75- You may want to listen to Parts I and II before proceeding.
Part 3 picks up where we left off, early Sunday Morning, November 17th in Englishtown, NJ.
We talk to the following people at or near the end of the race.
Team 3 AM Waterfalls
A few days later, we checked in via phone with Deanna, The guys from 3AM, and Pak to see how they felt after the race.
This means there will still be a Part IV to get more post race reactions.
Today's episode is sponsored by Extreme Nation.