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Hosted by Erik Weihenmayer (the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest; among many other perhaps more impressive achievements) our audience tunes into hear stories of perseverance along with the outcomes on the other side. Individuals who've defied the odds (defying the odds) or flipped the script of their lives are frequent guests. - Podcast producer contact: podcast@nobarriersusa.org

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Hosted by Erik Weihenmayer (the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest; among many other perhaps more impressive achievements) our audience tunes into hear stories of perseverance along with the outcomes on the other side. Individuals who've defied the odds (defying the odds) or flipped the script of their lives are frequent guests. - Podcast producer contact: podcast@nobarriersusa.org

Language:

English

Contact:

(970) 484-3633?970


Episodes
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Brad Synder, From War Zones to Winning Gold

7/12/2024
Episode Rundown Brad's Website: https://www.bradsnyder.us/ Brad on Instgram. https://www.instagram.com/bradsnyderusa/

Duration:01:09:03

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Ben Ayers, From Honey Hunters to Snow Leopard Sisters

6/13/2024
Ben's Website: www.jetbutterflies.com Ben's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jetbutterflies/

Duration:00:56:04

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Quinn Brett & Jason Stoffer

5/14/2024
This duo took the Grand Canyon head-on, from one side to the other and back again, with nothing but their grit and trusty hand cycles — or "trikes" as they like to call them. Why trikes? Because they are both paralyzed from the waist down. Jason was injured in a rollover vehicle crash. Quinn, from a fall while climbing a giant wall of granite, the famed El Capitan in California. Their journey, marked by both physical, mental, and bureaucratic challenges, sheds light on wider issues faced by individuals with disabilities, offering insights that are as instructive as they are inspiring. 00:25 Adventures and Challenges: Rim to Rim Grand Canyon Experience 02:17 Meeting at Craig Hospital: A Bond Formed Through Rehabilitation 02:26 Exploring the Differences in Spinal Cord Injuries and Mobility 05:25 The Technicalities and Thrills of Hand Cycling and Trikes 11:19 The Grand Canyon Adventure: Planning, Teamwork, and Execution 17:12 Navigating the Technical Challenges of the Grand Canyon Trails 24:14 The Technicalities and Public Reactions to Adaptive Mobility Devices 24:46 Understanding and Educating on Accessibility in Nature 28:04 The Complexities of Adaptive Equipment and Accessibility Rights 33:02 Reflecting on Past Adventures and the Impact of Injuries 35:24 The Journey of Recovery and Advocacy for Spinal Cord Injuries 43:24 The Role of Unite to Fight Paralysis in Advancing Research and Advocacy

Duration:00:48:48

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TetraSki Tanja Kari and Ross Imburgia

3/25/2024
Tanja, a four-time Paralympic gold medalist, shares her personal journey as an athlete, the changing significance of her victories, and her involvement advancing adaptive sports. Her dedication to the community and the memories she's cherished are an integral part of this conversation. Ross, an engineer, takes us through the technical strides and the human stories behind the development of the Tetraski. It’s possibly the most advanced ski we’ve ever seen for sure. Is designed for people with complex physical injuries or illness. Don’t have use of your hands or legs? You can control this through your breath, independently. Whatever you’re doing, the ski is responding, you are in command, you’re shredding again or maybe for the first time. TRAILS adaptive TetraSki website (Tetradapt)

Duration:00:45:59

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Gabriel Rodreick,Freaque

3/14/2024
Gabriel Rodreick website: https://gabrielrodreick.com/ LISTEN: Freaque https://open.spotify.com/artist/6xmxsU99bvYcGrvdsw3pFk WATCH: 16 min interview covering the basics of his story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7lH6xeWghs

Duration:00:44:58

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2023 Year End Recap

2/26/2024
Listen to the full episodes referenced in this episode. Episode 178 - Rob Cahill and 4DWN Episode 177 - Nic Novicki Episode 173 - Dr. Diva Amon, Behind the Bubble Episode 172 - Kathy Eldon, the active soul in all of us Episode 150 - Chasing Dreams with Diana Nyad

Duration:00:46:43

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Exoskeleton Evolution: New Frontiers in Disability and Mobility Assistance

1/25/2024
You've arrived at the intersection of human willpower and biomechanics. After this episode you’ll be wondering, “is the term ‘disability’ about to be dismantled and and reshaped by pioneers using the power of technology?” Our guests are Keenon Werling and Russel Martin, two pHd students from the Stanford Biomechatronics lab. The topic. Wearable Robots. Exoskeletons. Maybe the first image that comes to mind are futuristic versions of these creations. They are all over Hollywood in blockbuster movies like Avatar, Black Panther, Spider man, Iron Man. But here in the real world, innovations in exoskeletons have the potential to truly change lives. Can they give someone confined to a wheelchair the option of walking down the street? ….or what about an exoskeleton that gives them the freedom to go for a run…garage along the beach. One thing about Keenon. He can’t go for that run on the beach, give his wife a piggy back, or hike with his dog… Why? He has an incurable degenerative neuropathy, which has been slowly paralyzing him from the feet up. Life in a wheelchair could be right around the corner for him. Is restoring mobility for people with disabilities like Keenon’s really possible? Stick around and find out. The Lab: https://biomechatronics.stanford.edu/ Keenon Werling: https://keenon.github.io/ Russell Martin https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-m-martin/ Lab overview video. https://youtu.be/SiHyoOhCnag?si=3L1FYjWpvh0RlDM0

Duration:00:39:09

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Davis Phinney & Kevin Kwok. Healthy and Strong and Living with Parkinson's.

1/12/2024
WEBSITE: The Davis Phinney Foundation WATCH: 8 minutes. Davis Phinney Moment of Victory.

Duration:00:44:36

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Action Audio with Tim Devine

12/14/2023
Today, we’re talking augmented reality with audio and ultimately sensory substitution. Our guest is Tim Devine. He and his team at Action Audio have developed a product that translates the spatial data from live sports into sound, allowing blind and low vision audiences to follow the action in real time. It’s not just functional tech though, it’s emotional. He wants to bring the tension, the anticipation… the core of what makes live sports amazing to watch, to this audience. Tim shares his journey into the world of sound design, starting with a focus on tennis and eventually collaborating with the NBA, transforming data into an immersive 3D spatial audio experience. You'll hear Tim's passion for music, emotion, and sound come to life as we discuss everything from enhancing the broadcast experience to the future expansions in sports like soccer and football. Tim's story isn't just about technological breakthroughs; it's about persistence, responsibility, and the drive to make ideas accessible to those who will most benefit from them.

Duration:00:44:56

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Alice Brouhard - Beyond Caregiving, A Journey of Independence

11/21/2023
Today we meet Alice Brouhard and her daughter Kara. When Kara was 5 she was struck by an out of control skier. The accident caused a traumatic brain injury, left Kara legally blind and mostly paralyzed on one side of her body. Kara's parents helped her relearn as much as they could and raised Kara to live as independently as possible, patiently pushing her to chase her dreams. Alice took finding assistive technology into her own hands and in the process became a champion of the use of technology to support people with memory and cognitive challenges. She has worked tirelessly to set up a system that allows Kara to live independently. What keeps Alice going? How does Kara navigate life with such spirit, and what does it tell us about accessibility and resilience? We’ll hear about Kara's incredible journey and her dedication to living independently, even amidst challenges like vision loss, paralysis, and seizures. Today, she manages her life with the help of wonderful technology but more than anything, her fiery spirit.

Duration:00:47:54

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Nick Martinez "Extra Mode"

11/13/2023
What would you with an extra tank of gas? It’s a metaphor for living that we had not heard, until now, when we interviewed Nick Martinez. He’s a true adventurer and survivor of life's highest peaks and deepest valleys. And to complete the metaphor, yes, the fuel indeed ran out and not just once. His narratives provide insight into his world of BASE jumping and climbing as well as his life-altering experiences that have shaped his unique perspective on life, death, and everything in-between. He’s lost loved ones in tragic accidents and survived near-death experience himself. You’ll hear how he emerged with a view of life with "extra mode" activate - an extra tank of gas, something to be cherished and refueled every day, with the good things.

Duration:01:04:08

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Dr. Dennis Charney - Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

10/5/2023
Book Link. RESILIENCE: THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING LIFE’S GREATEST CHALLENGES Dr. Dennis Charney on LinkedIn

Duration:00:53:01

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Rob Cahill and 4DWN

9/15/2023
4DWN Film Trailer https://4dwn.org/ https://www.instagram.com/4dwn_org/ https://www.facebook.com/4DWNskateboarding https://www.youtube.com/@4dwnproject197

Duration:01:02:07

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Nic Novicki

8/30/2023
https://www.nicnovicki.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nicnovicki/ https://www.instagram.com/disabilityfilmchallenge/ https://disabilityfilmchallenge.com/ The Disability Challenge video. https://youtu.be/FISwEhPXWzQ

Duration:00:56:55

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Kyle Maynard

8/15/2023
Kyle Maynard is no stranger to pushing the limits, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring others to live a no barriers life. That’s why he’s our guest today AND in a few weeks when we see him on stage at the No Barriers Summit. His first No Barriers Summit was 12 years ago and a pivotal moment in his life, because soon thereafter he bear crawled to the top the highest mountain in Africa. Bearcrawled? He’s got a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at his elbows and legs that end near his knees. Today Kyle shares stories of his transformation, but we go beyond physical feats and explore the deeper motivations that drive him. Like the importance of connection and the power of using climbing as a vehicle to foster relationships, AND his upcoming project aimed at creating a long-lasting impact in the world. Join us as for stories of triumph, growth, and the relentless pursuit of a life without barriers. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to embrace your own journey.

Duration:00:44:20

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JR Martinez Live at the Summit

7/31/2023
In anticipation of the No Barriers annual 3-day festival we call the Summit (starts on Aug 25th), we’re re-releasing an episode that was recorded live at a previous Summit in Lake Tahoe. The guest? JR Martinez. His journey is filled with ups and downs. While on patrol with his Army unit in Iraq, his vehicle was hit with a roadside bomb. He was trapped inside as the explosives his vehicle was carrying detonated around him. During his recovery with over 30 surgeries and skin grafts, he found solace in helping other wounded veterans. 8 years later, an opportunity to join Dancing with the Stars arrived… you’ve heard of the show maybe?? …. and he (with his dancing partner) won the whole thing! He was in the spotlight now. Writing a book came soon after, the title: Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit. In this episode JR shares these experiences with us in an engaging way. And through out it his message of resilience and optimism rings true.

Duration:00:54:10

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Brad Ludden, First Descents

7/14/2023
https://firstdescents.org/

Duration:00:42:34

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Dr. Diva Amon, Behind the Bubble

6/30/2023
Follow Diva on Twitter @divaamon and Instagram @diva_amon, or visit her website https://divaamon.com/.

Duration:00:49:09

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Kathy Eldon, the active soul in all of us

6/14/2023
http://kathyeldon.com

Duration:00:51:20

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Freeriding Blind with Jacob Smith

5/18/2023
https://www.instagram.com/jake.skis/ VIDEO: Invisible Mountains: Jacob Smith, Blind Skier (Skiing the Big Couloir)

Duration:00:43:07