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English, Social, 1 season, 7 episodes, 5 hours, 18 minutes
Welcome to Traverse: A Huckberry podcast. Hosted by award-winning photographer Chris Burkard and ecologist Charles Post, this series explores the stories of people who have committed themselves to living an unconventional life of adventure. From a former Navy SEAL to a legendary chef, we’ll feature a new guest every episode and dig into the blueprints of their unexpected lives, find out what motivates them, and uncover a ton of actionable inspiration. Because there’s always a new adventure around the corner—and the world is still full of corners.
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6 - Mike Rowe: Dirty Jobs Host And Champion of Hard Work

Our latest guest is none other than Mike Rowe—the longtime host of Dirty Jobs and the narrator of The Deadliest Catch. Named multiple times to Forbes’s list of “Most Trustworthy Celebrities,” he’s an author and podcaster who's deeply interested in America's relationship with work and how we value it. In 2008, he founded mikeroweWORKS, a foundation focused on careers in trades that gives hundreds of grants each year to skilled workers. In this episode, the crew talks about why we still need the Scouts, why completing something isn't a skill—it’s a choice, plus a few wild stories from Deadliest Catch and Dirty Jobs.
1/20/202353 minutes, 44 seconds
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5 - Cristina Mittermeier: Marine Biologist and Pioneer of Conservation Photography

Meet Cristina “Mitty” Mittermeier, a marine biologist pioneering the field of conservation photography. From wild images of ocean dwelling creatures to capturing complex ecosystems, her work pushes us to see the depth of our climate emergency. She's the co-founder of SeaLegacy, an organization that works to protect ocean life through the power of storytelling, and was named “Adventurer of the Year” in 2018 by National Geographic. In this episode, Chris, Charles, and Mitty talk about an iconic polar bear image, the idea of enough-ness, and why storytelling is important in the fight against climate change.
12/23/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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4 - Brad Leone: From Humble Roots to Adventure Cooking Icon

Brad Leone shot to fame thanks to the success of Bon Appétit’s "It's Alive" video series—where he started out as a glorified dishwasher in the test kitchen, then quickly won audiences over with his larger-than-life personality. In this episode, we hear how Brad got to where he is today: from just barely graduating high school, to working as a ski lift operator, carpenter, and plenty of low-level restaurant gigs. After attending the Institute of Culinary Education he joined Bon Appétit’s test kitchen, and the rest is history. We’ll hear his thoughts on taking risks, life in front of the camera, and just how scary it is to spearfish off the coast of Rhode Island.
11/18/202238 minutes, 37 seconds
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3 - Camp Yoshi is Changing the Future of the Outdoors

Meet brothers Ron and Rashad Frazier, founders of Camp Yoshi—a collective working to make the outdoors more inclusive through trips into the remote wilderness. Chris and Charles sit down with the brothers to learn about the origins of Camp Yoshi, hear about their childhood in North Carolina, and talk about what the future of the outdoors should look like.
11/4/202253 minutes, 10 seconds
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2 - Conrad Anker: Renowned Alpinist and Rock Climber

With countless first ascents to his name, Conrad Anker is one of the world’s most renowned alpinists. From Antarctica and multiple Everest summits to exploratory expeditions across the Himalayas, Conrad has set the bar for mountaineering over the last 30 years. In this episode, Chris and Charles catch up with Conrad and hit on everything from what it’s like growing up in Yosemite to embracing adventure into the later stages of life.
10/21/202253 minutes, 40 seconds
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1 - Jocko Willink: Retired Navy SEAL, Author and Podcaster

To kick off our inaugural episode, Chris and Charles sit down with former Navy SEAL, author, and podcaster Jocko Willink. The conversation takes us through his upbringing, what makes a strong Navy SEAL, philosophies on fatherhood, overcoming life’s toughest problems, technology, and more. Visit Huckberry to learn more.
10/7/202248 minutes, 25 seconds
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Introducing Traverse

Listen to our hosts Chris Burkard and Charles Post catch up in this teaser episode—and give us a taste of what to expect from future episodes of Huckberry’s first podcast ever.
9/29/20226 minutes, 12 seconds