Episode 150: Live at 5Point with Brendan Leonard and OG podcaster, Fitz Cahall.

On Episode 150 of the Enormocast, we tape a live one in front of an audience at for the 5Point Film Festival. I invited old friend Brendan Leonard of semi-rad.com to moderate a discussion between myself and Fitz Cahall of The Dirtbag Diaries and Duct Tape Then Beer. Fitz was well into his podcast career when I started, and we’ve both proven to have longevity in the genre, though our approaches and philosophies are quite different. Episode 50 was an interview of myself by Brendan Leonard and 100 episodes later, Brendan returns to talk to both Fitz and I about podcasting, creativity, and of course, climbing.

Brendan’s latest film: How to Run 100 Miles

Duct Tape Then Beer’s latest: Follow Through

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Episode 134: Graham Zimmerman – Both Sides of the Lens.

On Episode 134, I sit down with alpinist and filmmaker, Graham Zimmerman. Graham has found the magic mix of working in the outdoor industry and still getting to go on trip after trip to the high alpine. The secret is working both sides of the lens as a crack mountaineer and a dedicated film auteur. Despite his relatively young age, Graham imparts sage advice on how to get into making outdoor films and how to live, love, and learn in the big mountains, and he’s learned from the best, like recent Enormocast guest, Steve Swenson. And while he is as serious about climbing as an Olde E shortage in Camp 4, Graham can still laugh at our idiotic sport.

Graham’s Website

Above the Fray

Engaging the Curve

 

 

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Episode 132: Live from 5Point Film Festival- Climbing Films.

On Episode 132 of the Enormocast, we’ve gathered a panel at the 5Point Film Festival to record a live discussion of climbing films. In the elements on a cold April day, the panel digs deep into film making, curating, watching, and enjoying.

Dave O’Leske recently released Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, a doc about everyone’s favorite climbing nonagenarian.

Eric Becker dropped a climbing short this spring called A Higher Crawling, and has a film in the works about the Whittaker clan.

Aisha Weinhold created and curates the No Man’s Land Film Festival, a festival devoted to promoting women adventurers and filmmakers.

Climber Ben Yardley is Advertising Sales Manager at Rock and Ice Magazine, and as such, sees piles of video submissions for rockandice.com.

A few of the other films mentioned:

 

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Episode 126: Noah Kaufman – Not Just a Ninja.

On Episode 126 of the Enormocast, I sit down with boulderer, sport climber, doctor, father, husband, and…ninja, Noah Kaufman. We discuss his up-coming Wolfpack Ninja Tour, how the whole ninja thing started, but then we get to climbing. Noah discusses why there is, in fact, more to life than climbing. He waxes poetic, and a bit morbid, about why climbing is so important to him. His love for the climbing community is strong, but his love for a life well-lived is what keeps him leaping up that salmon ladder.

Wolfpack Ninja Tour event in Colorado.

The Wolfpack Podcast (including a talk with someone named Sharma).

 

 

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Episode 110: Cheyne Lempe – Finding His Way.

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On Episode 110 of the Enormocast, I sit down in a seedy hotel in SLC with a very Zen Cheyne Lempy. Cheyne had just returned from a session with Rock Warrior Way‘s author, Arno Ilgner, and was feeling absolutely himself. Cheyne instantly unloads about his trip to Baffin depicted in his film, Haywire. His first big expedition, things did not go as planned and Cheyne came to question the motivations that brought him so deep and “out there” on the ice. Cheyne also comes clean about the anxiety and depression that he has dealt with his whole life, even while taking down big walls left and right. He’s ready for the next big thing, but he’s just not quite sure what that might be.

Cheyne’s Website

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