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The Occupation Wild Podcast


Courtney Condy of has casual conversations with extraordinary people! Exploring the unique and sometimes unusual paths travelers, athletes, dirtbags, guides, outdoor entrepreneurs, and nomads take to live a life beyond 9 to 5. All while diving deep into the process of pavingRead more

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Episode 78 - Healing in the Outdoors with Caro and Charlie of the Desert Song

Aug 2 • 01:03:29

After a quick summer break, The Occupation Wild Podcast is back with Desert Song founders Caro Kellough and Charlie Becker! After both working in wilderness therapy and witnessing the healing power of nature in both their personal and professional lives, Caro and Charlie created the Desert Song!  A company that sees the adventure inwards as just as important and offers sma...

Episode 77 - Smooth Dancing with Alex Sanson

Jun 7 • 47:49

Alex Sanson is a Southern California-based climber and surfer who truly lives #lifebeyond9to5!  From climbing throughout the Western United States and surfing Hawaii, Nicaragua, and beyond his passion for the outdoors had led him on some wild adventures!...

Episode 76 - Surfing Scotland and Beyond with Surf Coo Creator Jo-Anne Henderson

May 24 • 01:05:37

Jo-Anne Henderson is the creator behind Surf Coo.  The Scottish surfer spent the past 5 years traveling around the world chasing warm waves, making art, and working odd jobs to support her travels!  Now back in her homeland of Scotland and deeply inspired by the surf culture and cold water Surf Coo was born!  As a second-generation fleece maker, her apparel and brand refle...

Episode 75 - I’m a Wild Women with Lhakpa Sherpa, Women’s World Record for 9 summits of Mount Everest.

May 10 • 35:33

Lhakpa Sherpa is a Nepalese Sherpa mountain climber who holds the Women’s World Record for 9 summits of Mount Everest. She is also the first Nepalese woman to have successfully summited Everest!   A self-proclaimed “wild woman” who broke gender barriers in her own country of Nepal, she currently lives in Connecticut with her daughters and with no climbing sponsors works od...

Episode 74 - Thrive in Your Own Unique Way with LGBTQIA + Asian American Climber Emmeline Wang

May 3 • 53:56

Emmeline Wang is a LGBTQIA + Asian American Climber who’s passion for the sport has taken her on some incredible adventures!  Emmeline sits down on The Occupation Wild Podcast to talk about discovering climbing post-college, leaving behind a high paying job in San Francisco, and moving to Utah with her partner to spend more time in the outdoor places they love, diversity i...

Episode 73 - All Bodies in the Outdoors! with Plus-Sized Explorer Ashley Manning

Apr 12 • 01:05:21

Ashley Manning is a whitewater guide, plus-sized explorer, and body-positive/ fat positive outdoor influencer who is normalizing all body-types in the outdoors!  In this episode of The Occupation Wild Podcast Ashley and Courtney sit down to talk about Ashley’s career as a whitewater guide, why representation matters, gear, overcoming discrimination in the outdoor industry,...

Episode 72 - Money and the Outdoors with Rebecca Brooks

Mar 22 • 57:55

Ever wonder why conversations about money seem so taboo in the outdoor industry especially?  Or why no one seems to talk about if it’s possible to have financial freedom while working an outdoor or seasonal job?  Well, Outdoor Industry Financial Coach, Rebecca Brooks is changing that narrative with her company R&D Financial Coaching!  A seasoned outdoor professional hersel...

Episode 71 - No Plans with Adventure Photographer, Dalton Johnson

Mar 8 • 01:13:15

Adventure photographer, Dalton Johnson, returns to The Occupation Wild Podcast for a second time after his original episode (Episode 41 - Rewriting the American Dream) has easily become one of our most written and listened-to podcasts!  Almost a year later we dive back into Dalton’s life and successful career, hear tales of living on the road, his personal philosophies on ...

Episode 70 Repost - Rewriting the American Dream with Dalton Johnson

Mar 1 • 01:13:43

Reposting one of our most popular episodes ever with adventure photographer Dalton Johnson!...

Episode 69 - Can’t Beat The Trail with Kate Hill

Feb 16 • 01:15:33

Kate “Switch” Hill (she/her) is a queer thru-hiker having completed the Colorado Trail (CT) in 2020, The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2019, and  Nüümü Poyo aka the John Muir Trail (JMT) in 2017!  Her love for running outside lead her to discovering backpacking and after hiking the JMT one summer during college she was hooked!  She spent her final years in school planning a...

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