Episode 5: Andrew Bisharat prepares to die.

This is NOT Andrew Bisharat (but he wishes it was).

On Episode 5, I sit down in Studio A with author and climber Andrew Bisharat. Andrew warms up to the idea of using his voice instead of his pen to communicate with the outside world and explains his philosophy behind writing, climbing, why Rock and Ice is like his family, and the best and worst ways to die. Hint: one has to do with drinking just a little too much urine. He also puts the kybosh on my pending Carhart sponsorship. Thanks, jerk!

More Mandrew on the web:

AB’s site: eveningsends.com

Andrew’s Book: SCFTRTRTFCS



12 Replies to “Episode 5: Andrew Bisharat prepares to die.”

  1. Dude, this is random I know but I totally agree about the Freakonomics podcast! They need to have a PBR or do a j and relax a bit. I have definitely found myself listening to less and less mainstream podcasts because I think that they are simply over-produced and that in itself makes them lose their cred. When I listen to the Enormo, or WTF or others, I find myself immersed in a real conversation to the point where I laugh, think, cry, or what-have-you WITH the people on the show. As kinda lame/weird as that may sound, it just gives the experience so much more authenticity, to the point where I don’t even realize that I am listening to a “show.” I am just listening to people who happen to have similar tastes as me and a wicked sense of humour. Another one to check out next time you want a good laugh with some interesting topics is Professor Blastoff…they are hilarious. But y’know, this is just like, my opinion man.

    Great stuff man, thanks again. And thanks for those routes in the Ghost, I’m going on a mission to hit some of them next year.

    1. Nothing lame or weird about your connection to the podcasts that turn you on. I feel exactly the same way. The “real” podcasts are the low budge self produced ones and they are the heart of the medium. Freakonomics, This American Life, Radiolab etc. are radio shows that get podcasted afterward. They have staffs and producers and such, and are often very well done. But they have to tow a line that keeps them from getting too risky or out there or offensive. The DIY podcasts have no need to stick to the straight and narrow, therefore the conversations are more real. No doubt about it.

      I’m glad you like the one I’m doing. I feel that its unique in the world of climbing because so much media is wrapped up in promoting a point of view, product, or person. I’m just trying to promote the community we all share.

      So keep on listening. Message me in the spring for some beta if you want about the routes in the Ghost. There’s one out there that has never been climbed. Bolted and ready to go. I never finished it because of weather and and I never returned. 5 pitches. Its yours for the taking.

      I listened to Prof Blastoff when it first started and didn’t think it tied the room together, but I’ll give it another look. I know that podcasts sometimes need time to hit a stride. If you haven’t heard me spray about it before, check out Uhh Yeah Dude. You wont regret it.

  2. Psyched on these podcasts, they’ve been keeping me entertained during long drives!
    Enjoyed Andrew Bisharat’s interview, TNB is the reason I originally subscribed to Rock and Ice.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this! One question… How many days of recording and editing did it take for you to get all these words out of Andrew’s mouth? I don’t think I have ever heard him speak for so long in one continuous stream. I’m going to save this podcast and listen to it when I miss him!

    Looking forward to more? Maybe Hayden next?

    1. Hey Meg,
      Yeah, you can actually hear Andrew warm up to the idea as the podcast goes on (the Tecates I lined up in front of him didn’t hurt). He said he is coming back, you heard him!

      1. Can’t wait! I know he has it in him, he just isn’t often willing to share. Consider yourself among the anointed few!

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