Thanks for ducats!

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      Thank you message from Chris and Joe Esposito

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171 Replies to “Thanks for ducats!”

  1. Thanks for so many awesome episodes! Your podcast is such a great contribution to the climbing community, a place where people can learn about the history of the sport, and a place where people can learn about the coolest new stuff getting done, all while getting stoked, and being entertained! From the legends of the sport, to rad people nobody has ever head of (often the best episodes!), so many awesome guests! Love the show! Keep it up!!

  2. Haha I gave you $100 in March of 2016 and told you I’d stick with $1 an episode, payable every 50 episodes. Apparently I’m a bigger slacker than you because I let 150 episodes go buy before I got back around to it. Anyway, keep up the good work!

    1. I’ve been throwing darts at a picture of you twice a month since 2016. I’ll take the picture down imeediately. But seriously, thanks a ton. If everyone paid a buck a show, I might have almost enough to by a Twitter.

  3. Hi Chris, just donated some ducats to Enormocast to say thank you for great content and the best adverts ever made! Keep it up, happy new year and enjoy the beer. 🙂 Anna

  4. Thanks Chris for firing the stoke. Keep it real, you are building a brilliant Oral History of this community.
    Cheers from oz

  5. Keep on going and keep taping the old world for guests! Loving to hear those voices from all over the world, even from Switzerland!!!!

      1. I appreciate your positive energy and general stoke for life and climbing! I always feel refreshed and excited for climbing after listening to you (and Andrew too, @runout). Keep up the good work!

  6. Have thoroughly enjoyed the content from the”Royal We” at the Enormocast.

    In all honesty, THANK YOU! Thank you for all of the work you have out into this over the years. I’d buy you a few beers is we ever met in person so hopefully with the donation you can just buy yourself some.

    The show never ceases to give me a laugh and keep me psyched. Has to be some of the best advertisements around.


  7. Last week I was descending from a solo ascent of Mt. Shuksan’s Fisher Chimneys and began playing episode 200 with Tim O’Neill. Perfectly timed as the episode ended as I reached the trailhead. “What’s in you is stronger than what’s in your way…Through crisis comes an opportunity to redefine, to reinvigorate, to reenvision… Life is a very powerful and meaningful exchange between people…without people, why are we doing it? Why are we here?…” Mind blowing deep interview. Seriously Chris, well done.

    Prior to that, George Lowe interview…holy shit…his tick list that you rattled off in the into…next level. And then two episodes dedicated to MarkTwight. Damn. I listened to both twice and will go back for more. You should be proud of yourself. Keep up the good work!

  8. Hi Chris,
    I have been enjoying The Enormocast from the second I heard Anderl Meyer checking the ropes for Dr Hemlock. Your interviews are always well researched, informative, and most importantly funny. Each week I find myself looking forward to hearing the stories and life experiences of your guests, spanning from many of my personal heroes to the next generation of climbers. What a valuable contribution to the climbing community.

    I look forward to future interviews! Thank you!

    1. Thanks! You Flatter, and the part about “research” made me blush a little because I think I’m notoriously un-researched. However, I think the strength is that I’ve been paying attention to climbing and reflecting on it for 30 years. So in a way, that’s the “research” that lends weight to the show.

  9. Thanks for getting me through the worst days at work and the most gruelling runs as well as the best days driving to the crag. Thanks for keeping me going and full of psyche and laughter

  10. Thanks for the quality content Chris! As a Montana climber turned east coast climber, sometimes it feel like there isn’t a lot out here. The one refuge for me and my friends has been the New River Gorge. The history of this place isn’t too widely discussed, but there was a lot of hard routes put up in the early days of sport climbing, Doug Reed comes to mind. Anyways, would love if you could dig into the history of this place, that imo has some of the most aesthetic single pitch trad and sport routes (not to mention DWS) in the country.

  11. I finally remembered to catch up on my contribution toward this mainstay of the contemporary climbing culture. Many have said it before (including you) but it is worth saying again, the Enormocast provides such an important role of documenting and archiving this sub-culture that we are all a part of. All of the interviews are important, and some are just downright necessary. Jim Donini, Mark Twight, Hayden Kennedy, Peter Croft, Lynn Hill… the list goes on. Anyhow, thanks Chris for always keeping it entrenched in the nuances of what it means to be a climber!

  12. Just started listening this year so I’m on a massive enormobinge.. Mark Twight Part One is just about the best discussion I’ve ever heard in a podcast of any kind (esp the last 10 min or so). Barry Blanchard next?? Tell Barry I said “pretty please.?” I’m sure that will do it.

      1. Chris,
        I think you’re one of the better interviewers I’ve heard. You so often ask just the right question, and, amazingly, the show seems as fresh and genuine as when you first started almost eight years ago. As I’m sure you’ve heard from many others, “The James Lucas Sessions” are solid gold, and I loved the Jordan Cannon/Mark Hudon podcast. It would be great to check in with those guys again, even if Mark is not successful on the Freerider. It’s just such a great story. It would be great to get the Wide Boyz on some time, and Dave Graham (he’s a real character). Keep up the great work.

  13. Sending stickers all the way to Australia with asking for postage! Well that deserves a contribution at the very least. When Timmy O Neill coming on the show? Or has he been already, have a fond memory of a very loose week at Mt Arapilies with him years back thanks for all the magic Chris!

    1. Timmy and I are always trying to get one done. I have a running joke that my hard drive doesnt have enough space for a convo with him. We’ll get it done eventually.

  14. Hey Chris,

    Your latest interview of Bron and Jacob was awesome and very funny. Great interview! And, it reminded me that your wonderful work here and on The Runout deserved another contribution…

    Thank you for your continuing dedication in the face of your many responsibilities!



  15. Been awhile since I threw down some cash to support the show so it was time to pony up! Thanks again, the show is great. Keeps me stoked on climbing and I love that you are preserving climbing history. We aren’t going to be around forever, so thank you especially for that!

  16. I’ve listened to damn near all these meow. Started listening while in college and can finally afford to donate! I may have felt guilty for listening for well over 100 hours for free. Thank you, love the show, keep on keepin on

  17. You’re the best, man! You are truly the spirit animal of climbing: funny, brash, intelligent, slightly offensive, and full of stoke! I feel like i get a little less shitty at climbing every time I listen to the Enormocast.

  18. For the past year I’ve been driving 30+ minutes just to get to the climbing gym; this podcast has definitely helped me stay psyched!
    Some interview requests: Dave Bingham (Idaho climber, guidebook author), Gene/Maura Kistler (NRG rockstars), Pat Goodman (climber/alpinist). Keep up the good work!

  19. Just finished my 100th Enormocast episode so I figured that deserved some of my appreciation.
    Thanks for the great content Chris.

    Looking forward to my 200th.

  20. Chris! I’ve been traveling the country promoting my steeze FNGRJAM and listening to more than my fair share of the enormocast. Per your suggestion I’m taking a break so I don’t get *more tired of your voice (JK). Thanks for the laughs and stories.

  21. Hey Chris just want to thank you for the great podcasts you are putting out. Also, I want to give a shout out for your help in developing The Wall in the Creek. Just got back from there yesterday and wowwee what a wall.


  22. Hey Chris. I dropped some coins in the offering basket. Thanks again for the inspiring content. My daughter (11 yrs) is absolutely stoked on climbing and listens to your podcast constantly (and the Totally Deep podcast as well, though the F-bombs make her giggle, a-lot). Can you throw a few stickers our way?

  23. Chris there aren’t enough good things I could say about your podcast. You’re the best. In Canadian bucks I’m caught up in the buck-per-episode donation formula. Hopefully, I can help to keep you from “selling out”.

    1. To Chris and Steve,

      I was introduced to climbing by Steve, who is a long term volunteer for the Alpine Club of Canada-Montreal Section and he also introduced me to The enormocast, so I owe him thanks on two fronts. It is a great podcast, and I promote it everytime I lead an outing for our club!

      Many thansk Paul Robitaille

  24. Kalous!
    Just listened to Bullwinkle’s part 2, one of my favorites. Thanks for getting that done and your podcast’s contribution to the climbing community.

  25. Chris,
    Thanks so much for putting this thing out. Been listening since episode 4 and have been psyched on every single one of em. Yup, even your episode! 🙂 There’s a lot more to take away from these things than just the frothy spray.

    And as a side note, an interview with Darrell Hensel or Johnny Woodward would definitely be awesome.

    Thanks again!

  26. Thanks for the podcast–you make road time go fast, and it’s a great documentation of climbing culture. Plus, it’s fun to listen to! All the work you do to make it happen is very appreciated!

  27. Thanks Chris!

    The Enormocast is often what gets me through “the long approach to nowhere” on the days my dog insists that’s more appealing than heading to the crag. Thanks for keeping us learning and dreaming!

  28. Got into climbing two years ago at 28. Has been a game changer and this podcast is perfect for keeping the stoke high. My go every weekend for roadtrips. Craig Demartino episode was powerful. HK was amazing. So many other epic ones. Thanks for the general hilarity and thought provoking questions. Keep it up!!

  29. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for an awesome podcast. Your love for climbing comes through in every podcast!! I also appreciate you not being afraid of darker subjects, such as depression, which is something I unfortunately have first-hand experience of. During a few dark months Enormocast was one of the few rays of lights for me. Thanks Chris!! I hope to meet you some day and shake your hand and buy you a beer or many. Keep it up!
    Cheers, Fredrik

  30. Had to chip in for the following moments:

    Will Stanhope stealing breakfasts from Bishop area motels

    Peter Croft soloing on his knees

    The belay specs ad (had me in stitches, haha)

    Hayden Kennedy carrying the torch of bold, meaningful style of climbing

    And many more. Thanks so much for putting a great show together. I especially appreciate that you take time to ask climbers about how they got started, and how they fit climbing into a well-rounded lifestyle. The show’s tagline is on the money!

  31. Just found the Enormocast this month and started at the very beginning: it’s a really cool way to get better acquainted with the history and culture of this sport that consumed my life a year ago. Anyway, you mentioned something in an early episode about how 10c adds up and that seemed like a cool way to look at it to me, so I’m pitching in 10c for every epsiode that’s out so far (rounded up). So I hope that helps at least a little, and thanks for the listening.

    P.S. Do you still do stickers?

  32. Hey Chris,

    Thanks for putting in all the hard work on the show! There’s a small but dedicated group of climbers in Chicago and listening to your podcast helped keep us stoked on our horrendous 8 hour drives to the Red. I now live in Colorado and it’s a dream to climb at places like Eldo after work.

    Just wanted to show some appreciation from all the FIBs (fucking illinois bastards) coming into the state 🙂 Keep up the good work!

  33. Per my previous promise every 50 episodes I send in my appreciation money! I’ve managed to work past the be-layer problem I mentioned last time and am about to head off to my first lead climbing class in a few minutes 🙂

    They put up this new climbing gym in Baton Rouge, Uptown Climbing which is legit as far as I’m concerned. So couple that with this pod cast and everything is falling right into place.

    I really should go back and give you a one or two line response to each episode. This has prolly already been done before so maybe I will wait to episode 100. I’m really glad you did that 50th on yourself. Kind of fills in a lot gaps.