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

Matt Samet accompanies me to Colomibia. Not American Airlines' sweet duct tape repair!
Matt Samet accompanies me to Colombia. Note American Airlines’ sweet duct tape repair! White duct tape= classy.

On Episode 30, I travel to a place called Gun Barrel to meet up with climber and author Matt Samet. We talk about his days developing Rifle, and his start as a climber. Yes, European listeners, we love guns so much we name our neighborhoods and towns after them. More importantly, we discuss the events depicted in his new book: Death Grip. Matt spent several years in a hellish battle with antidepressants and establishment psychiatry. Then we take a deep breadth, invite his toddler Ivan to the table, and the interview unwinds with a blatant plug for Matt’s next project. Ah, commerce!

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8 Replies to “Episode 30: Matt Samet- Climbing up from the depths of madness.”

  1. Awesome show, I remember reading Matt’s Outside piece a few years ago, it’s great to get a more in-depth story.

    FWIW I bought Matt’s e-book thanks to this show. Tell that to your potential sponsors Enormocast 😉

  2. Great interview. I remember reading some of Matt’s columns in the early 00’s and thinking “what a jerk, why would I keep reading this?” What a difference now, I could’ve listened for another hour. Thanks to Matt for sharing his experiences, and sorry from a fellow 41 year old for judging you to be a jerk.

    And Chris, I’m loving the Enormocast. Met you at the Climbers Fest in Lander a couple years ago. Maybe see you there this year? Chao.

    1. Thanks. I could have talked to Matt for much longer but Ivan wouldn’t have it. Hopefully, he’ll come back on the show.

      Be assured that Matt pretty much was an asshole back in the day, but we can forgive him. We all have our moments/eras where we regret our behavior.

  3. Matt’s book is awesome! Just finished it the other day and I couldn’t put it down. Looking forward to listening to the podcast. Thanks Chris!

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