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With a general interest in the outdoors, and more specifically rock climbing, theDIHEDRAL Podcast brings together people from all walks of life who share an endearing devotion to “the outdoors”. We sit down with guests who share a warm predilection for mother nature and the possibilities she presents to us all. Our mutual interests in rock climbing, hiking, writing, growing, and exploring brought us together. We hope you find our eccentric little “corner” of the universe just as inviting as we do.

With a general interest in the outdoors, and more specifically rock climbing, theDIHEDRAL Podcast brings together people from all walks of life who share an endearing devotion to “the outdoors”. We sit down with guests who share a warm predilection for mother nature and the possibilities she presents to us all. Our mutual interests in rock climbing, hiking, writing, growing, and exploring brought us together. We hope you find our eccentric little “corner” of the universe just as inviting as we do.

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United States

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With a general interest in the outdoors, and more specifically rock climbing, theDIHEDRAL Podcast brings together people from all walks of life who share an endearing devotion to “the outdoors”. We sit down with guests who share a warm predilection for mother nature and the possibilities she presents to us all. Our mutual interests in rock climbing, hiking, writing, growing, and exploring brought us together. We hope you find our eccentric little “corner” of the universe just as inviting as we do.

Twitter:

@TheDihedral

Language:

English


Episodes

Climbers' Roundtable - Inclusivity in the Rock Climbing Community

10/2/2021
After engaging in uncomfortable and sometimes unexplainable conversations in our local gym, Carrot suggested the idea to gather a forum of climbers from different parts of the world and communities. The prompt? To discuss those topics that are often ignored, but are of utter importance. Joining us are professional rock climbing photographer, Nikki Smith, managing director at Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation, Yasmin Gahtani, founder of Climbing Life Kenya, Liz Ndindi, and competitive...

Duration:01:07:52

Chris Kalman - Dammed If You Don't!

9/4/2021
Join us as we discuss "Dammed If You Don't", conservationism, and the impact -positive and negative- that we have on our crags. Chris Kalman, rock climber and writer, opens up about his experience with rock climbing, the influence his personal experiences had on his latest book, and the role he plays in Chilean non-profit organization, Friends of Cochamó. . "...A fictional story of a deeply-conflicted photographer who tries to save Lahuenco—a remote valley in Patagonian Chile—by showing...

Duration:00:44:38

Tanya Chris - Aiming High: A Climbing Novel

8/7/2021
Join us as we discuss "Aiming High", living organ donation, and climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tanya Chris, romance and erotica novelist, opens up about her first experience with rock climbing, the inspiration behind her latest novel, and The National Kidney Foundation. . "And he’d rather win Spencer’s heart than a medal, but that prize continues to elude him." . For information about The Kidney National Foundation click here For Tanya Chris' "Aiming High" click here For stories...

Duration:00:36:41

theDIHEDRAL- High-Clip goes to Horseshoe Hell, PART 1

7/3/2021
Join us as Dihedral member, High-Clip, goes over her experience getting ready for this year's 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell! 24hrs of Horseshoe Hell is a climbing competition held in Jasper, AR every September, where athletes are tasked with climbing as many routes as they possibly can in a 24 hour period. This will be High-Clip's first year competing, so the nerves and stoke are high! For more about the competition click here For more stories click here Hosts: Gaia, Isa, High-Clip Climb...

Duration:00:27:10

Anything BUT Climbing - Sierra BLAIR-COYLE #4

5/24/2021
Kindness for kindness . Sit down to enjoy a conversation between professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle and philosopher Carrot, as they discuss kindness, family, and the importance of positive discourse. Join us to learn from boulderer, Sierra Blair-Coyle, about the interaction with her fans and the way she deals with unkind messages on her social platform. . To support Sierra's Cause click here For stories about life and the outdoors click here If you like what you see/hear,...

Duration:00:17:19

Gavin & Timmy - And That's Why We Wear a Helmet!

5/1/2021
Join us as we discuss climbing safety with Gavin and Timmy, the climbers from the viral "And That's Why We Wear a Helmet!" video! Gavin and Timmy guide us through the events that preceded the incident from that day and the aftermath of the video going viral. We also cover topics such as climbing safety and the importance of communication at the crag. Timmy: @climbing.for.life . For original Gavin and Timmy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o21wVjqn9ws For stories about life and the...

Duration:00:27:35

Anything BUT Climbing - Nina CAPREZ #3

4/3/2021
Hey Google! How can I be happy? . Sit down to enjoy a conversation between professional rock climber Nina Caprez and philosopher Carrot, as they discuss happiness, cultural approaches to fulfillment, and the importance of laughing. Join us to learn from climber and artist, Nina Caprez, about the benefits of independence and laughing about oneself. . To support Nina's Cause click here For stories about life and the outdoors click here If you like what you see/hear, don't forget to...

Duration:00:19:26

Climbers' Roundtable - The Meaning of Climbing

3/1/2021
“What is the meaning of Climbing?” We were lucky enough to speak with four of the leading scholastic climbing commentators in the world on “The Meaning of Climbing” Join us as philosophers Dr. Bill Ramsey from UNLV, Dr. Stephen Downes from The University of Utah, and Dr. C. Thi Nguyen from The University of Utah; along with political scientist Dr. Debbie Halbert from UH Mānoa, discuss climbing and its meaning Host: Carrot Producer: Carrot and Gaia Climb-ON

Duration:01:11:10

Anything BUT Climbing - Conrad ANKER #2

2/6/2021
7 Generations Into the Future . Sit down to enjoy a conversation between professional rock climber Conrad Anker and philosopher Carrot, as they discuss the environment, ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and the importance our actions have on future generations. Join us to learn from climber and activist, Conrad Anker, about the importance to act on climate change TODAY! . For video interview click here For stories about life and the outdoors click here If you like what you...

Duration:00:19:10

Anything BUT Climbing - Pete WHITTAKER #1

1/2/2021
Should We Engage in Small Talk? . Sit down to enjoy a conversation between professional rock climber Pete Whittaker and our host Carrot, as they discuss "talking," Brexit, and how they address strangers that jump right into medium talk! Pete's reaction to the topic of conversation is priceless. Is he a good small talker, or is he a better listener? . For video interview click here To support Pete's non-profit of choice click here If you like what you see/hear, don't forget to...

Duration:00:19:24

theDIHEDRAL- 'Twas The Night Before Climbing

12/25/2020
We hope you enjoy this take on Clement Clarke Moore's Poem: A Visit from St. Nicholas, to celebrate an activity that we enjoy so much! Hoping to bring some laughs and/or smiles to push through a year that has presented challenges to us all. Merry Climbing, from theDIHEDRAL to YOU! Climb-ON Writer + Narrator: Carrot Editor: Gaia Soundtrack from Soundcloud by Pavel Yudin

Duration:00:02:35

Dino Ruggeri- DYNO Detroit: Detroit's First Climbing Gym

12/5/2020
Dino Ruggeri, originally from Grosse Pointe Michigan, is now proudly opening Detroit’s first climbing gym DYNO, in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. We had the privilige to sit down with Detroit's new gym owner, to discuss the construction process, his inspiration behind the new settlement, inclusivity, and -of course- food! Dino and the values of DYNO Detroit promote active inclusivity in a way that few gyms have aspired to do. Join us as we learn more about this new adventure! Hosts:...

Duration:00:58:43

Anoushé Husain- Tough Woman

11/7/2020
UK paraclimber, Anoushé Husain, discusses her upbringing, health, civil service, and paraclimbing. Being born without her right arm below the elbow, Anoushé faced diverse challenges she was fervently determined to overcome. Spoiler alert: she did! Anoushé's passion for inclusion and diversity inspired her to pursue a career in the field of civil service as a manager for the Department of Education in the UK. Her life experiences and commitment to the climbing community also are the reason...

Duration:01:01:50

Bill Ramsey - Climbing & Philosophy

10/3/2020
Philosopher and Rock Climber Bill Ramsey works harder than most of us to accomplish goals that prove the payoff is worth the effort. Conquering enormous feats both academically and physically, Bill takes us on a journey to where he's been and what it takes to get there. Join us as Bill discusses some of his most prestigious accomplishments. Hosts: Carrot, Gaia Producers: Carrot, Gaia Climb-ON

Duration:01:00:39

Brittany Rae Davis- Climbing After the Fall

9/5/2020
Brittany was left paralyzed after falling forty feet from the top of a climbing wall, breaking her L1 vertebra, and snapping both the ulna and radius bones in her arm. However, her mental fortitude and arduous work propelled Brittany to the world championship stage of adaptive rock climbing. Brittany's engagement and advocacy for adaptive athletes is inspirational beyond compare. Join us as Brittany discusses her injury, adaptive climbing, and her favorite show... The Office! Hosts:...

Duration:00:53:04

Dr. Emily Thomas- The Meaning of Travel

8/1/2020
Dr. Thomas was gracious enough to talk with us about her most recent book The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad. If you have even the slightest inclination toward travel, then this book is a must read. The overlap between philosophy, travel, and a deeper understanding of what travel amounts to, as well as where it originates, coalesce in this truly unique and spectacular book. Thomas articulates challenging ideas in a way that allows anyone to digest the breath and depth of a generally...

Duration:00:41:56

Climb-On Maps- Climbing Cartography

7/4/2020
In addition to creating the most intricate maps of some of the most remarkable climbing destinations in the US, Rick and Stef founded the WTF 5.7 Tour, an innovative movement never seen before in the climbing community. Stef is also the creator of the very popular Common Climber. An on-line magazine that appeals not only to those who are proj-ing 15's but also those who are just learning what that means. We hope you find their life stories as intriguing as we did! Hosts: Carrot,...

Duration:01:00:16

Tessa Minicucci- On Salmon Conservation

6/6/2020
Tessa received her BS from Michigan State University and did her graduate work at University of Alaska Fairbanks. A marine biologist with a focus on fisheries and more specifically the growth and decline of the pacific salmon population. Tessa has participated in field studies and research from Russia all the way to The Galapagos Islands. She is currently the research and evaluation manager for the southern southeast regional aquaculture association better known as SSRAA. Tessa joins us on...

Duration:01:06:37

Branndon Bargo- The Highpointers, TV Edition

5/2/2020
Branndon Bargo and his brother Greg are two BEASTS who consistently push each other to great heights! The next landing spot for these two is on PBS with their new show The Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers. Join us as we talk to Branndon about the show, his upbringing, and his extremely adventurous spirit! Hosts: Gaia and Carrot Producers: Gaia, Carrot Climb-ON

Duration:00:50:28

Arnie Kander- Staying Strong

4/25/2020
Arnie Kander, NBA physical trainer and consultant, goes over his physical therapy experience and its application on climbing and professional basketball. Join us as Arnie teaches us some of the best ways to stay active and flourish during COVID-19 season. Hosts: Gaia and Carrot Producers: Gaia, Carrot Climb-ON

Duration:00:52:06