Big Love for the Enormocast! Thanks, ya’ll.
Just listened to the BG and JT episodes, loved them! I really liked the ambience of those two shows and that they weren’t just about what you’ve climbed and what next, great storytelling. Being a climber turned professional river guide turned crappy climber I loved hearing the fire crackle and hearing Jonathan’s oars dip in the water and screech in the oar locks took me straight there, felt like I was with you. For the record, great sound on those two shows!
The other show that I love is Brenden/Semi-Rad’s episode. He is such a fucking real dude and you did a great job interviewing him. Talking about addiction and being a mediocre climber, not talked about much. Thank you and keep up the great work.
Chris, love your podcasts. Listen to them all the time when I am on the treadmill or on the spin bike. Makes the time here in the Persian Gulf go faster. I have been buying all of my coffee from Defiant Bean Roasters to support you and also bought two t-shirts yesterday.
First off, thank you for your show. I like how diverse all the climbers you speak with are and learning what motivates each of them. As a 24 year old who started climbing less than a year ago it’s great to hear from people like Kelly Cordes and your self who started climbing at a similar age and have done so much interesting stuff. I feel like so much of “climbing media” is focused on very young climbers and really hard climbing. I very much identify with Brendan Leonard’s comment that to him crushing it is leading 5.8 with a pack (though I’m not quite there yet). It’s great to know there is hope for those of us that weren’t going to the gym everyday since they were 16.
Like many, I enjoy listening to the podcast, especially when I can’t get outside due to work, family responsibilities.
Thanks for putting together the enormocast, I have really enjoyed the first ten episodes and look forward to getting the rest dialed in as I am driving to Vegas from my work at the City of Rocks in southern Idaho. The program is enjoyable, doesn’t harp on the overly-sacrednature of everything outside (love the dirtbag diaries, but not everything has to be zen), and the pbr cracking keeps it chill. I am hoping the next seven episodes will help to break up the solitude of the drive as I go the back way through Delta to Vegas for at least the next month, and keep it more low key as I can moderate my intake of suspenseful spy thriller and creepy apocalyptic audiobooks like the road, which I just started, that tend to inspire me to do things like stop and shoot abandoned concrete granaries. If you haven’t seen another car in fifteen minutes why not?
I recently discovered Enormocast by way of semi-rad.com. Since then I’ve started making my way through the back-episodes, and I’m really enjoying them. I’m very new to climbing and circumstances don’t allow me to spend much time around other climbers, so it’s nice to find another source of inspiration and insight into the community.
Keep it up!
Now, I’ve only been climbing for a couple years, and I only lead like 5.9+ on a good (low gravity) day, but your podcast made my 5 hour drive to my boyfriends house way more enjoyable, and I wasn’t even that upset when I got there and he broke up with me because I was like, that’s cool, I’ll just listen to the enormocast on my way home!
Whats up Chris, just started listening to the enormocast a few weeks ago and i fuckin love it. I drive alot for my job and have listened to all 16 episodes in the last couple weeks, it gets me super stoked to climb.
I just wanted to let you know that your brain child (The Enormocast) crushes it. The guests are great and your banter is priceless. Keep them coming!
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy Enormocast. I found out about it when you were around episode 5 and have been listening ever since. My boyfriend and I order a pizza, get a bottle of wine and listen to Enormocast!
Just wanted to say that your show rocks. I accidentally found it on iTunes around when you released episode 2 or 3. I’m living in the DC area and its pretty cool to be learning about the climbing on the other side of the Mississippi. We were listening to the podcasts in the camp site parking lot at the Gunks last weekend while kicking back some mandatory end of the day PBR’s. Its also been a lifesaver to listen to the show on my weekly pilgrimages to either the New or the Red. Its so cool to listen to a podcast about climbing when your en route to go climbing. I’m spreading the word around to my east coast climbing buddies. Keep up the great work Chris!
Thank you VERY much for the podcast. I spend an awful lot of time riding around the farmlands of central New York in a work van, strenuously resisting an urge to swerve it into the woods just to put an end to my partner’s inane chatter. Now that I’ve discovered the Enormocast I just pop in the earbuds, turn up the volume, and chuckle softly to myself as he continues to chatter away to nobody about his favorite bottled water brand, or whatever.
The content you’re putting out is pretty rich – often informative and thought provoking, always entertaining.
You are the BEST! Climbing related, rough around the edges and real. Great interviews (get Steph to read a bed time story! Great voice). More Kelly! Drag a mike out when you go climbing and work with that. Excelent, keep up the good work. Interview some regular guy that you see climbing all the time, he’s got a story. Shit, interview me, i’ve been climbing in the east for 20+ yrs, I’ve got some shit to say. Keep at it, you’re good!
I just started listening to your podcast, and I think it’s great. I started climbing seriously only a couple of years ago, and the way you cover the sport and the culture reflects the reasons I love it. Plus, I get to learn so much about the history of it, and the major people involved in it. Keep up the good work!
Loving the podcast. You’ve got a good vibe going. I’m listening from Japan and basically to get to any rocks from Tokyo takes about 3 hours. Burning thru your product fast…good enough though to go back and listen to ’em again. I’ve listened to them all a number of times and can hear the improvement over time. Looking forward to what you mentioned, some new ideas…I agree, stay with the podcast and not video, can ‘t do that while we are driving or biking or running.
Your episode with Craig Demartino is phenomenal. I haven’t even finished the whole thing yet (amputation just happened), but I could stop now and be completely happy with the experience. Everything else I have read and watched about the guy has been interesting and inspiring. Your interview with him, however, goes into such greater detail and has really let me learn about not only his accident and ambitions but also Craig as a “normal” guy. This is opposed to the “character” that has been portrayed on some of the more edited articles and videos out there. I feel that this is due to your podcast format and the ambition to be unfiltered.
I love your show. At first I thought it was annoying and pointless, but then I listened to the episodes with Kelly Cordes and Hayden Kennedy and I was really impressed. Maybe I changed, or maybe you did. Whatever the case, I find myself transfixed and lost in the conversation now. You’ve got great guests and the conversation really flows. And I love the real, clean, simple approach; no bells and whistles, just the stories. Good, strong work dude.
Chris the podcast is BITCHIN’!!! It makes the days of landscaping go way fast. Keep it up man!
I just spent almost all day in my car driving to upstate NY on a perfect Saturday not to climb, but to coach a climbing comp. Needless to say you’re podcast made a beautiful day spent in the car for 6 hours and in isolation for 3 hours the best it could possibly be.”
Matt, Listener #17