Bring The Outdoors In | Top UK Adventure Podcasts 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we are going to have to find new and engaging ways to get our outdoor fix. We have put together our blog series on 'Bringing the Outdoors In', to mentally transport you to remote mountain peaks, frozen polar landscapes and adventures across the globe. Delve into our choices for the top UK Adventure podcast of 2020. Hear stories of incredible feats of human willpower and epic adventures from a range of British hosts and their inspiring interviewees.
Tough Girl Podcast
Hosted by the brilliant Sarah Williams, the Tough Girl Podcast interviews inspirational female explorers, adventurers, athletes and everyday women who have overcome great challenges.
In 2014 , Sarah launched Tough Girl Podcast with the aim of increasing the amount of female role models in the media. This podcast has gone from strength to strength and is now listened to in 174 countries worldwide and has passed 1 million downloads.
This 2 X award winning podcast is a superb dose of female badassery. Highly recommended for budding adventurers, male and female alike.
Montane’s Further. Faster. Podcast
In association with Montane, the Further.Faster Podcast, asks ultra-athletes, mountaineers and adventurers the why and the how of what they do.
Each month host Daniel Neilson explorers the journeys of athletes, race organisers and athletes from across the globe.
Check out interviews from people such as, solo, endurance athlete Jenny Tough, who is on a mission to run across every mountain range on every continent. Expedition guide and high altitude mountaineer Jon Gupta on the search for balance. And veteran of 20 polar expeditions, renowned photographer Martin Hartley. Listen to the podcast here
The Curious Climber Podcast
Launched at the tail end of 2019, British climbers Hazel Findlay and Mina Leslie-Wujastyk’s new podcast, The Curious Climber explores long-form conversations around a huge number of themes. Episodes explore climbing yes, but also the wider life experiences of the guests on the show, including subjects such as body image, trans issues, mental health, mindfulness and sports psychology.
This podcast is still in its early days but already has a great collection of informative and interesting long-form interviews with a variety of climbers from around the world.
The curious climbers most recent entry speaks with Virologist Levi Yant on the science of Covid-19. It includes helpful information on this global pandemic and how our individual behaviour is more important than ever.
Red Bull – How to be Superhuman
Red Bull’s unmissable new podcast for 2020, How to be Superhuman. Record-breaking ultra-runner Rob Pope a.k.a Forrest Gump, is the host. In 2016 Rob ran across the USA dressed as film character Forrest Gump, covering more than 15,700 miles on foot while recreating the famous run Gump makes in the film.
Each Monday Rob interviews athletes who have undertaken seemingly Superhuman feats of endurance. From Mark Beaumont, who cycled 18,000 miles around the world in 73 days, to ultra runner Jasmine Paris, who carved 12 hours off of the men’s record at the 268-mile Spine Race.
This new podcast is an instant hit, combining great production, an engaging host and stories to inspire you to discover your own limits and maybe even become superhuman?
The Adventure Podcast – Terra Incognita
Terra Incognita, an adventure podcast produced by Coldhouse productions and in association with Sidetracked Magazine.
The host is filmmaker Matt Pycroft. Matt delves into long-form conversations with the most knowledgably, accomplished and respected voices in the adventure field. From mountaineers to Arctic scientists, tree climbers and polar explorers.
Conversations include Aldo Kane on how to deal with fear, Megan Hine on the mind of a survivor and Sophie Darlington on her thirty-year career as a wildlife cinematographer.
This podcast also includes an engaging expedition series, sent back from Guyana where Matt is on expedition with Leo Holding and his team on Mount Roraima.