135 Replies to “Podcasts”

  1. 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. Hey Chris,
    Just wanted to say thanks, my jogs and drives to and from work are a lot more entertaining now πŸ™‚ 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!?

        1. Chouinard would be quite the coup. Does not do a lot of interviews. Is kind of cranky about modern climbing from what I understand. I’d need an in for sure. I’ll keep hoping.

          Been trying to get Frost on the show. And Ed Webster. I’ll keep working at it.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  8. 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.

    /Jakob

    1. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

    1. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

      1. Other requests: JP Ouellet, Brad Gobright, Joe Mills, Josh Wharton, Sonnie Trotter, Will Stanhope, Marc-Andre Leclerc…should I go on?

  13. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  15. 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.
    Cheers!
    Ps are you still doing the sticker thing? πŸ™‚

    1. I’m always on the look out for traveling Aussies. I’d be happy to send some stickers. Just message your address, please print it as should be on the envelope. Chris@enormocast.com. You will join a very exclusive club of Australians sporting Enormo stickers. Very exclusive, indeed.

      1. I’m an Aussie with an enormo sticker! Exclusive club?! πŸ˜‰
        Kelly – I’ll keep an eye out for your sticker on car/helmet at the Araps! 

  16. A big “G’Day” Chris from Australia, yes you have made it to the land down under πŸ™‚

    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!