REI is entering the world of podcasts with Take It From Me, a show about enterprising misfits who took big chances and chased their passions—all in the name of fresh air. And to get inside their minds and hear their stories, we let them interview each other. Each week, the teacher becomes the student as he or she learns something new from a fellow outdoor enthusiast. Take it from the experts in ultrarunning, painting, farming, photography and more.
Episode 1 | Take It From Brendan Leonard
Podcast host Nick Mott, goes on a run with Brendan Leonard to learn more about what it takes to run 100 miles.
Episode 2 | Take It From Phil Taylor
Brendan Leonard meets Phil Taylor at a small farm to talk about Phil’s dedication to sustainable food systems.
Episode 3 | Take It from Sarah Uhl
Phil Taylor heads to the mountains to meet Sarah Uhl and hear about Sarah’s journey from professional cyclist to full-time artist.
Episode 4 | Take It From Giselle Cesin
Sarah Uhl and Giselle Cesin go on a hike and talk about Giselle’s dedication to climbing some of the tallest peaks in the world.
Episode 5 | Take It From Allen Lim
Giselle Cesin heads to Allen Lim’s “lab” (aka: his kitchen) to learn more about how he founded his sports nutrition company and the many hurdles he had to jump to get where he is today.
Episode 6 | Take It From Mo Beck
Allen Lim and Mo Beck (and her 3-legged puppy) chat about Mo’s dedication to adaptive climbing and how she doesn’t take no for an answer.
Episode 7 | Take It From Gregory Crichlow
Mo Beck heads to Gregory Crichlow’s bike shop, Chocolate Spokes, to talk with Gregory about his transition from architect to bike builder and small business owner.
Episode 8 | Take It From Keith Ladzinski
Gregory Crichlow invites Keith Ladzinski to his bike shop to ask him how he went from a punk skater kid to professional photographer.
Looking for more podcasts to listen to? Check out Shelby Stanger’s Wild Ideas Worth Living, brought to you by REI.