Episode 1: Welcome to the Enormocast.

Episode 2: Take Your Secret and Shove it!

Episode 3: Kelly Cordes is livin’ life disaster style.

Episode 4: BJ Sbarra (and Thunderpup) is here to inspire you.

Episode 5: Andrew Bisharat prepares to die.

Episode 6: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 1)

Episode 7: Hayden Kennedy: Alpine Taliban or Patagonian Custodian™? (Part 2)

Episode 8: Steph Davis needs a lawyer and some ginkgo biloba.

Episode 9: Sam Lightner fights for your right to party (climb).

Episode 10: On our movie date, Kelly Cordes explains the coward’s guide to alpinism.

Episode 11: What has two arms, one leg, and climbs like a mofo? Craig Demartino.

Episode 12: Girl, you’ll be a woman soon (remix).

Episode 13: Cedar Wright, witness to the sickness.

Episode 14: Partners- More than just a soft catch.

Episode 15: Those meddling kids, Steve Denny and Henry Nadell.

Episode 16: Kate Rutherford– light, slow, and lucky.

Episode 17: Brendan Leonard, living the American dirtbag dream.

Episode 18: Randy Leavitt– Slackers need not apply.

Episode 19: Jeff Jackson– Journeyman, Mystic

Episode 20: Listener Mail Volume 1

Episode 21: James Lucas– His finger in all the pies.

Episode 22: Climb hard and walk tall with Andrew Bisharat.

Episode 23: Mason Earle– Master of his domain.

Episode 24: Brittany Griffith– Mary Anne with a vengeance.

Episode 25: On tour with JT and the BAG.

Episode 26: Kevin Landolt pushing back against the universe.

Episode 27: Mayan Smith-Gobat – Mama don’t take no mess.

Episode 28: Alex Honnold– Calmer than you are.

Episode 29: Cody Roth– Climbing Europhiliac.

Episode 30: Matt Samet– Climbing up from the depths of madness.

Episode 31: Hayden Kennedy + Andrew Bisharat + PBR = Frothy Climbing Spray.

Episode 32: Paige Claassen– Climbing isn’t everything.

 Episode 33: Jonathan Siegrist– Born to be a bad (and by that, we mean good).


Episode 35: Jen Olson– Lucky Number 7.

Episode 36: Choss Wranglers BJ Sbarra and Mike Schneiter.

Episode 37: The Safety Dance with Duane Raleigh.

Episode 38: Kris Odub Hampton learns that falling is floating.

Episode 39: Henry Barber, enough said.

Episode 40: Doug Shepherd– Too smart to be stupid.

Episode 41: Paul Piana, Rock Climbing Legend.

Episode 42: Luke Mehall– Keeping the Dirtbag Faith.

Episode 43: Asa Firestone – Beyond Climbing.

Episode 44: Joshua Brandon alive and well in the mountains.

Episode 45: Aaron Mulkey– Cold, wet and loving it.

Episode 46: Listener Mail Volume Two.

Episode 47: James Lucas– The Life of Pie.

Episode 48: Hazel Findlay – Being blonde, bold, and resolute!

Episode 49: On Stage with Honnold and Kennedy².

Episode 50: Chris Kalous– Dancing with myself.

Episode 51: Lynn Hill– Ain’t no mountain high enough. Part 1.

Episode 52: Lynn Hill– Ain’t no mountain high enough. Part 2.

Episode 53: Josh Wharton– Too good to flail.

Episode 54: Lady’s Night at the Enormocast.

Episode 55: Eric Bjornstad– OD (Original Dirtbag).

Episode 56: Live Enormocast from Bonfire Coffee.

Episode 57: Enormocast Mega Pack.

Episode 58: Chris Schulte – Bouldering sensei.

Episode 59: Jeremy Collins – The Art of Climbing.

Episode 60: Building a Better Climber w/ Topher Donahue and Chris Van Leuven.

Episode 61: Don McGrath and the Vertical Mind.

Episode 62: Angie Payne– Type A for Angela.

Episode 63: Dr. Jared Vagy– The Climbing Doctor is in.

Episode 64: Bill Ramsey and Dan Mirsky – The Student Becomes the Master.

Episode 65: Russ Clune– The Lifer.

Epsiode 66: Angela Van Wiemeersch– The Ice Gypsy.

Episode 67: Dawn Glanc – The Icewoman Cometh.

Episode 68: Becca Skinner– Living the Legacy.

Episode 69: Live Enormocast New River Gorge Craggin’ Classic.

Episode 70: Listener Mail Volume 3

Episode 71: Jessa Goebel– Making it work.

Episode 72: Author Kelly Cordes– In Search of Justice.

Episode 73: Frank Sanders– Man of the Tower.

Episode 74: Brady Robinson– The Accidental Advocate.

Episode 75: Stevie Haston– Rad Reputation.

Episode 76: Ethan Pringle– Don’t Call it a Comeback…

Episode 77: Anna Stöhr and Kilian Fischhuber– The Iron Couple.

Episode 78- Sonnie Trotter– Nicer Than You Are.

Episode 79- Fear, not loathing, in Las Vegas (Live).

Episode 80: Nina Caprez– For the love of climbing.

Episode 81: Peter Croft– Kid in a Candy Store.

Episode 82: Jack Tackle – True Grit.

Episode 83: #instafacetweetmygram with Hayden Kennedy, Brendan Leonard, and Andrew Bisharat.

Episode 84: Daniel Jung – The Climber’s Climber.

Episode 85: Barbara “Babsi” Zangerl – Leben und Lernen.

Episode 86: Mikey Schaefer – The Force is Strong.

Episode 87: Madaleine Sorkin– Become What You Are.

Episode 88: Chris McNamara– Living the Ever Changing Dream.

Episode 89: Emily Harrington– On Top o’ the World.

Episode 90: Peter Metcalf– Big Peaks and High Stakes.

Episode 91: Misty Murphy– Limestone Siren.

Episode 92: James Lucas – Free Riding.

Episode 93: Armando Menocal – The Peaceful Climbing Warrior.

Episode 94: Colin Haley – The Contender.

Episode 95: Stefan Glowacz – Still on Top.

Episode 96: Said Belhaj – All In, All the Time.

Episode 97: Jay Smith – A Climber for All Seasons.

Episode 98: Eric Barnard – Small Town, Big Dreams.

Episode 99- Libby Sauter – Life on the Short Fix.

Episode 100: Tommy Caldwell – Adventure Addict.

Episode 101: Justin Wood – Problem Solver.

Episode 102: Rebecca Rusch – Once a Climber, Always a Climber.

Episode 103: Stacy Bare– All We Need is Love, Climbing.

Episode 104: Ines Papert – Walking the The Beautiful Line.

Episode 105: Will Stanhope – Real Men Don’t Cry (Mostly).

Episode 106: Live from Bonfire Coffee 2016 w/ Cedar Wright, Leici Hendrix, and Jen Altschul.

Episode 107: Mike Libecki – Passion for Adventure.

Episode 108: Joe Kinder – Working for it.

Episode 109: Chelsea Rude – Can She Suffer? Yes, She Can.

Episode 110: Cheyne Lempe – Finding His Way.

Episode 111: Brad Gobright – High Class Dirtbag.

Episode 112: Jean-Pierre “Peewee” Ouellet – The Collector.

Episode 113: Rob Pizem – The Time is Now.

Episode 114: Kolin Powick uses SCIENCE to keep you ALIVE!

Episode 115: Paul Robinson Loves to Fail.

Episode 116: Dave Allfrey – Psyched and Solid.

124 Responses to Podcasts

  1. Tom E says:

    The work you’ve put into these podcasts is amazing and a great service to the climbing community! Thanks!

    Another person you might interview is Todd Swain. Guidebook author, climbed all over. Good storyteller once you get him going.

    Thanks for all your efforts at keeping the Enormocast going!

  2. Dee says:

    Hey Chris,
    Just wanted to say thanks, my jogs and drives to and from work are a lot more entertaining now 🙂 Despite being a “core climber” I discovered your podcast late (2016), but I’m about halfway through them now. Keep up the great work!

  3. Dallin Carey says:

    Awesome stuff. You should get Steve House and Will Mayo on the show.

  4. Landon says:

    John Sherman would have to be an intriguing episode. Especially with his recent comeback. Thanks for all the kickass podcasts and for muddin’ it up with us in Wisco a couple months ago.

  5. Cody says:

    Can you get William Mondragon on the show? I’m sure you guys know each other

  6. Noah says:

    I’d love to see Mark and Janelle Smiley on the show!

  7. James Honsa says:

    Doug Robinson! He gave an amazing slideshow in Yosemite a few weeks back. Would love to see him on the show

  8. Jake says:

    Kevin Worrall

  9. Ashley A says:

    When you’ve listened to every Enormocast so you start listening to them all over again 🙂

  10. Bill says:

    I’d love to hear an interview with Brad Young if you’re ever passing through California and want to hear some stories about Pinnacles.

  11. Nic says:

    How about Dave Nettle or Peter Cleveland? John Gill, The Verm, Timmy O’Neill?

  12. AB says:

    Jim Holloway!!!!

  13. Cody says:

    Can you get Jesse Huey? Ben Ditto? Lucho Rivera? Jim Herson?

  14. Ian Baker says:

    Here’s a shoutout to a job well done. I’m just about caught up on all the podcasts and have a few favorites, Episode 60, anything with Kelly Cordes and HK, all are great. I’m a big fan of your work and actually attribute a few episodes to the new way I am approaching my climbing. With that being said, if I have to suffer through another listener mail how-to-date-climber-girls/guys-101 I’m gonna sell my climbing gear and join Didier at the monastery. I like the Listener Mail format but surely there must be better questions out there to address?? No?? Anyways, purely constructive criticism.

    A few topic suggestions, in Episode 60 you say you could spend a whole episode talking about how to make that breakthrough to being comfortable with the fear and falling and the leading and the efficiency. It’d be interesting to hear from some of the pros how they managed to do that as I think that’s a struggle for a very large percentage of the climbing community. It’d also be interesting to hear about some technique ideas/skills to make things more efficient, you said you climbed with Josh Wharton and learned a lot, why not pass some of that info on to your listeners so that we too, can become more efficient in the mountains?

    Thanks again for what you are doing here, it makes my 10 hour days at work go by a lot faster. Cheers Kalous,

    Oh….and I’d be willing to throw in cash to help fly Rolo up here for an interview…maybe a two part series for the legend!?

  15. Luca Pompanin says:

    Timmy Oneill bruh

  16. Tommy says:

    Have you ever considered trying to get Royal Robbins on your show?

  17. Luke Stollings says:

    Been loving your show ever since R&I let us all know about the Jeff Jackson interview. You just keep getting better. Please reach out to Hugh Herr and see if you can work it out to interview him. His story was inspirational when he was a teenager; now he’s doing incredible work with prosthetics.

  18. Brent HotDawg Ritschel says:

    Hey Chris,

    I am just not starting to listen to the enormocast. I am up to number 10 now. I think it is great!! I am just getting into climbing here on the north coast of California and I’m loving it. Your podcast gets me pumped in a realistic way. What I mean by that is that it feels real and authentic and that you are simply sharing the perspective of the climbing community.
    Being a trail runner for a number of years now, I can link the two sports together in perspective. It is great to conquer a new long ass fucking steep ass run, just as so to send a new more difficult route.
    I don’t know if you do cross over episodes, but it would be great to hear about people in other sports that casual climb second to their main sport and see what links they have made.

    Keep it up!

    • Chris Kalous says:

      I just spent an evening in a hot spring pool with my friend Heidi Wirtz who was spraying me down about all the great climbing potential in N Cali. Good luck up there.

      • Brent HotDawg Ritschel says:

        How did I just see this now?! thanks for responding man, Arcata is super sick for all things Rad.

  19. Jakob says:

    Hey Chris!

    Thank you for this great podcast, I really enjoy it a lot. I myself am mostly a boulderer, but I hav so far enjoyed getting some insight in to the other parts of this sport, and it has really changed my way of looking at climbing as a whole, and also changed my view on bouldering, as I now see it more as a part of something bigger and not something separate. I don’t know if that makes any sense.

    That being said, I would really enjoy getting some more boulderers on the show. In part for my sake, but also I think other climbers who don’t boulder a lot might get something out of it (in the same way I did, just in reverse), and help develope their views on their climbing.

    Any way, most importantly, take care and keep making great shows, regardless of the contents.


    • Chris Kalous says:

      I’m always hunting the boulderers who want to talk. I’m just not as connected to that community as I am to some others. But I’ll keep trying. Certainly, Angie Payne’s was one of my favorites.

  20. Tony McLane says:

    Hidetaka Suzuki would make a very unique interview about the old days.
    If you could talk Jon Schaffer into spilling some beans on his extensive Black Canyon experience that would also make for wicked story. Love the enormocast! Keep it up.

  21. Ray says:

    Hey Chris,
    I’m new to climbing (and I suck but that’s besides the point) I bought some gear off someone and they raved about your podcast and gave me a sticker with the website so I’ve been listening to a few each day. So far my favorite is episode 3 with Kelly, dude seems awesome.

    Anyways thanks for having this out here its good for newbies like me.

  22. Mark says:

    Interview Dave Allfrey?

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Just hung out with Dave and listenned to him spray me down about Baffin. We laughed about how it felt like and enormocast, but it was just me, him, and HK hanging in a van in Rifle. I’ll put him on the list, though.

  23. Phil says:

    Hey Chris,
    Just wanted to aay thanks for all the sweet podcasts.. I’ve been rly enjoying them lately.
    Just a thought, It would be rly rad if you could try and get an interview with Will Gadd!

  24. Douwe says:

    Thanks for the great podcasts, I’ve been enjoying them enormously! They have been making my last two days of laying in bed with flu a hell of a lot more bearable to say the least. Really liked the ones with Hayden Kennedy and Stevie Haston and been pleasantly surprised with many others. Keep up the good work!

  25. Cody hanson says:

    get Nik Berry on for a full interview!

  26. John Bercaw says:

    Hi Chris,
    I’ve been churning through all the back issues of the Enormocast the past few weeks. As a climber of the Russ Clune era I especially liked Russ’, Barber’s and Lynn’s interviews but was most impressed by Cody Roth. What an incredibly mature and intelligent guy. And I’d never heard of him! I have been out of climbing the past ten years (took a wrong turn and became a bike racer for a while, so I liked your slagging of MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra) during one of the podcasts). It’s fun catching up with the new generation.
    I have a couple of suggestions for future interviews if you don’t mind – Alan Watts (father of American sport climbing), Sean Myles (Brit living in SLC, contemporary of Moon and Moffat, probably knew Pegg too), Jim Karn, Dale Bard (SLC), Dale Goddard, John Bragg (contemporary of Barber’s, found Toni Egger’s foot at the base of Cerro Torre, usually at OR Show, rep for Jansport I think), Brit Paul Ross (IME’s Andy Ross’ dad, living in SLC I think, contemporary of Joe Brown), Sonnie Trotter, either of the Wide Boyz, Sharma,.. ah too many to list.
    I’d also like to hear more about the “industry of climbing,” having worked at Chouinard/BD from ’89 to ’02 it always amazed me how little knowledge climbers have of it, sponsorships, sales, what it takes to build good gear…you should have one of the current BD product guys on, like Bill Belcourt or Doug Heinrich, or maybe Kolin Powick. Or some of the Metolius crew. Anyway, like the podcast, you’re doing a great job on a shoe string.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Great list of hopeful guests. Any and all are welcome. I’d be nervous about interviewing Sharma. I’ve seen some public appearances. Not terribly dynamic. I’d probably talk too much. I’d give it a try, of course.

      Watts. Of course. That’d be huge. I think my friend Bill Ramsey could put me in touch.

      Sean Myles. Hadn’t thought of that. Woodward, too, speaking of expats in SLC.

      Karn/Goddard. Early american sport climbers. perfect. I recently talked to Christian Griffith about coming on, too.

      P Ross is back in the old country. But the entire staff at IME could come on.

      Trotter is a homie and has agreed to do it if we can cross paths.

      Bragg said a lukewarm ‘yes’ through an intermediary. About to post a show with Kelly Cordes about Cerro Torre. We mention Bragg a few times.

      KPowick has agreed to do a show. BD would love for me to run down some of those other guys. Supposed to get Metcalf on this month.

      The list is endless, eh? I’ll be put in the grave still talking.

      Anyway, glad you are stoked on climbing again. Harnesses are slightly better for your testies than a bike seat.

  27. Melissa Clutter says:

    My husband put Enormocast stickers in my Christmas stocking….. Thanks for helping him out 😉 Keep doing what you do!

  28. Kelly says:

    Hey Chris, just got hooked a couple of months ago when a friend played the Dr Vagy episode for me on a long climbing trip drive. I regularly do a 3 to 4 hour trip to the Grampians and Arapiles and your podcast keeps the psych alive until that gorgeous rock comes into view. The Henry Barber ep was probably the most rad – never known anyone with that much psych to climb! Enormo is alive and well in oz, and I tell anyone who will listen to my obsessive climber ramblings that they should get on it. My family are getting tshirts for xmas. Anyway thanks for doing this thing you’re a dude. Hmm would be cool to hear an aussie ep…? I’m sure it’s not easy and I really appreciate you sticking to the face to face thing though.
    Ps are you still doing the sticker thing? 🙂

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  30. Jess Hopf says:

    A big “G’Day” Chris from Australia, yes you have made it to the land down under 🙂

    Even though I’m only ~15 episodes in I am loving your podcast. Episodes 11 and 12 have been my favorite so far! I’m relatively new to climbing (<2yrs) and (unsurprisingly) its taken over my life. My local climbing scene is pretty small, maybe 40 or so regular climbers, and most of our routes are still been developed/discovered!, so its super interesting to hear more about the climbing and climbing lifestyle in an area with infinitely more history. Certainly an inspiration to get further afield, and far more interesting then listening to music while doing lab work.

    Keep crushing it!

  31. Preston O. says:

    I think Sasha DiGiulian would be a good interview and mix things up a lot.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Damn right! I talked to her in person about doing an interview sometime. She said “sure”, probably thinking she would never see me again. I’ll work on holding her to her words.

  32. Cole K says:

    Chris, I absolutely hated solo road trips to the crag before I was told about the Enormocast. This podcast actually gets me stoked for the drive…which is an incredible feat on your part. I’m about 40 episodes deep and I am dreading the day when I’ll actually have to wait for a new episode to come out. This podcast is gold. Lots of love from your homeland, where people bleed cheese. Speaking of which, if you ever run out of topics, you should do Wisconsin tribute episode about the DLFA. That would make us Wisco climbers proud.


  33. Nat Latos says:

    I love the show and I love your theme song! I was scouring through the interwebs trying to find it. I just realized it’s not a “proper” song that’s available for purchase when I was reading through the comments here.

  34. Hi Chris, been nailing your podcasts over here in the UK for the last month, great entertainment whittling away the hours spent whittling away at work.. had to down tools for your James Lucas interview, hiliarous and serious in one, one funny dude.. keep up the good work.. you should definitely try and get some more Brits on, I think they’d go down well with your audience. Whether you’d get anyone quite as you would say.. as badass.. as Hazel in is another thing..

  35. Jim Smith says:

    Really been enjoying your podcasts Mr. Kalous! Love the recent variation in the episodes. Looking forward to a possible Sasha DiGiulian interview..?

  36. Logan says:

    Currently 3 months into a climbing road trip with out an end. Your podcast is my go to on stretches of highway all over the world. Can’t wait to hear more, keep up the good work!
    Thank you

  37. Sash says:

    Greetings from Germany,

    My friends and I have just discovered your podcast and we all agree that finally, a gaping void in our lives has been filled.

    Our closest crags are at least an hour away and your podcast helps us get syched and keeps us entertained during our trips.

    Keep up the good work!


    • Chris Kalous says:

      Assuming you speak for all of Germany, on behalf of the United States, I say unto you and your fine countrymen:

      Danke schoen, darling, danke schoen
      Thank you for walks down Lovers lane
      I can see hearts carved on a tree
      Letters entertwined for all time
      Yours and mine, that was fine

      Danke schoen.

      mit freundlichen Grüßen,

      The Enormocast

  38. Christopher Lott says:

    Hey Chris,

    I’m enjoying your podcast a lot, and hope you keep it up. It’s perfect for short hikes, and even better when stuck in airports. I especially enjoyed the Randy Leavitt, Cedar Wright, Jeff Jackson, and Andrew Bisharat interviews. I’d like to hear more about newly developing crags, and the whole process that goes into their development. As an example, we’ve had a couple pretty recently in San Diego (El Cajon, Eagle Peak) which developed far after their initial discovery (and I believe Randy was involved). Though not world class in difficulty, the beautiful rock and landscape have added considerably to the offerings in SD for the mainstream climber.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      I kind of tried to do new routing and all that with Jeff Jackson, but he went off in a different direction (a very cool direction in my opinion.)

      So that sort of show is still on the list.

      Thanks for checking it out. Keep listening-tell your friends!

  39. Just wanted to say I love the podcast, finally got around to putting in a small donation. I listen to it whenever I can at work, it provides better company than my coworkers can.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Thanks, Dayne. Podcasts get me through most days at work, too. I paint houses, so I’m often on job sites with guys that, shall we say, are less than erudite, so podcasts provide “conversation” when the banter gets old.

  40. Will says:

    Hi Chris

    Started listening to the Enormocast a few days ago, only up to Episode 5 but so far really enjoying it. I’m a non-climber, yet I’m fascinated by it, and hope someday I’ll take those first few steps to getting myself involved.

    Thanks for these, Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Kind Regards, Will B

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Will, come to the dark side! The Enormocast has quite a few fans that are “non-climbers”, actually. The way we approach it seems pretty esoteric, but I’m glad it has at least a slightly universal appeal. Come to think of it, I listen to a couple main stream sports podcast- football, baseball, and the like- but I really have little interest in playing or watching those sports. But the stories and drama within them are undeniable.

      Anyway, thanks for listening. Let me know at chris@enormocast.com if I can clarify anything for you.

  41. Michael Stearns says:


    I really enjoy the podcast. Working my way through whilst recovering from an injury.

    Some guests I’d love to hear from: Mark Twight, Steve Hong, Merrill Bitter, Shingo Ohkawa, Andrew Burr, Steve House, Vince Anderson, Kyle Dempster. (Can you tell I used to live in SLC?)


    • Chris Kalous says:

      Burr already agreed actually. I may have a line on Dempster, House, because Hayden is a bro. I don’t know if Hong would do it? I see him in Rifle all the time. Suppose I should just hit him up and see.

      Anyway, the suggestions are golden but who the hell is Shingo Ohkawa?

      • Michael Stearns says:

        That all sounds great. Shingo is a developer, IME shop employee, and all around nice guy. Kind of a long shot, but I thought I’d throw it out there. Thanks!

  42. Paul Brennan says:

    Goddammit, just finished listening to the last of the ‘casts. Burned through all of them over the last 2 days in work. I need more to keep me going! Otherwise I might have to quit work on friday, move into my van and go climbing (well, aid climbing)….. Hell, I was going to do that anyway, but now I get to blame you if it all goes to hell! 🙂

    Good work Mr Kalous, looking forward to the next one.


  43. Conor Bidelspach says:

    Just wanted to say hi and I dig the show! I just found it and flew through the first 18 in about two weeks. Keep up the good work. I want more Kelly Cordes!

  44. Just listened to two hours of your podcasts. Great capturing of the true essence of the lifestyle. Cool!

  45. Ulrik Lund says:


    just got blown away by the Craig Demartino episode, made the mistake of listening to it on my way to work, very surreal listening to heavy stuff like that with people going about their busy “important” lives right in front of me. (though you did warn us in the beginning of the cast)

    I could feel myself tumbling down those 100 ft in slow motion (I’ve had the dream often enough). and UUUH hearing about preparing for the amputration, goosebumps all over.
    Any news on how to see the documentary?

    In case you are wondering I am writing from Denmark in Europe, flattest country on earth (maybe not), so even hearing the phrase “my local crag” makes me envious. here its all plastic…
    Though I am purely a sportclimber I enjoy your (and your guests) rants about alpine and trad stuff, though I am not allways entirely sure I understand exactly what you are talking about 🙂

    big fan of the podcast in general.
    a small technical advice: being able to leave comments attached to an episode would be nice. and maybe also having post in reverse chronological order (but thats details, nice website)

    keep up the good work, Chris

    Regards Ulrik

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Denmark! One more step to world domination!

      Thanks for the compliments. Glad the enormocast is keeping you entertained and hopefully thinking about safety.

      Maybe Denmark is flat, but you have all of Europe at your back door! Could be worse, you could live in Florida!

      Thanks for listening, get out to some real rock as soon as possible.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Oh, and if you click on the post from the home page, and comment from there, your comments will attach to the post specific to that episode.

      I probably can change the order. I’ll check it out.

  46. ClimbingBetty says:

    Potential show topic for you… how about some love for us East Coasters? Maybe record a Skype interview with Sir Badass himself Freddie Wilkinson. Let him make his case for why northeast climbing is the shiznit.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      I know Freddie. I’ll see what I can do.

      • ClimbingBetty says:

        Of course you do. You’re that “sorta famous” guy who knows all the famous guys! Freddie’s recent article in the Times about NOT climbing Everest might be interesting podcast fodder as well.

        • Chris Kalous says:

          I emailed him. Not sure if he’s out doing some crazy shit or not. We’ll see what I get back. The time I met him, he was in a rather compromised position that he may not want to have me dredge up…hee hee…but he probably doesn’t remember it anyway.

  47. David Clark-Barol says:

    Hey Chris,
    Keep up the good work. Your podcast is rad. Great guests and subject matter.
    Definitely the highlight of my workday.

  48. Stefano Prezioso says:

    Just saying hi since you decided to toss your honor out the window and beg for comments. Keep up the great stuff! I’d love an episode on “How to be a Professional Climbing Bum.” So far what I’ve gathered is go to college, get a degree (doesn’t matter what), and then move out to some climbing location, usually against the will of your parents, and live out of a van or something. The less you use your college education, the better.

    Also, maybe I’m alone on this, but I hate that intro song you have going. Unless there is some undying love for it from other people, I’d love to hear something new.

    • Chris Kalous says:

      Ah, man, I wrote that! (and sang, and played guitar). Yeah, its not an ideal theme, but I am trying not to rip off music for this thing like I used to. Although, I have been “sampling”. All the other intros and outros have been created with my guitar, bass, and Kaosillator and some samples. Really, though, I have been thinking about reworking the intro.

      As to your topic. Perfect. I will get to it.

      Thanks for listening and tell your friends.


      • Stefano Prezioso says:

        Yikes… Don’t I look like an insensitive prick now. I do apologize, since I didn’t know it was of your creation, and to be that rude to an artist is just plain mean. I should have specified why I don’t like it. I feel like the very upbeat nature of the song doesn’t fit the feel of the podcast. Not that the Enormocast is some debbie downer, let’s all cry in our beds alone, kind of podcast, but it’s not exactly a summery party, which is sort of the feel the song gives. Climbing has it’s ups and downs, and what I like about you and your podcast(s) is that you tell all sides of it! Maybe something a bit more neutral in terms of musical emotion would fit better. Keep making music, and props on trying to keep the material original. (If I hear another “pop” song that is just sampling 90% of an old song with a heavier beat and crappy singer overtop, I think I’m going to vomit.)

        Thanks for the response, and keep rockin’ in all senses of the word!


        • Chris Kalous says:

          Shit, now i feel like a cry baby. In all seriousness, I was just finishing the next podcast and was thinking about how the song doesn’t really fit and I need something new BEFORE I read your post. I just used the song because it was mine, recorded a few years ago with my band, and I had it in the bag so to speak and it worked reasonably well. When I have a little time, I will probably rework the whole thing, with some new movie quotes and such with some electronic music behind it.

          Feel free to bag on that, too, when it comes out!

          The whole podcast is a work in progress and I take everyone’s input seriously (well, almost everyone- someone said we shouldn’t be drinking openly on air!!! Can you believe that? Like we’re 60 Minutes or something.)

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