Sport As Art - My Interview on the Rich Roll Podcast

This episode was original recorded on the Rich Roll Podcast. I’ve been asked multiple times via various social medias to tell my story the way I am often extracting peoples stories on this podcast. So I reached out to Rich to see if I could share this previously recorded episode which does just that. So this is a Rebroadcast of Rich’s interview of me and hopefully this is what you guys were looking for. If you don’t already subscribe to Rich’s Podcast, check it out!

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https://www.richroll.com/podcast/lynsey-dyer/

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Ep. 24 - One Crazy Idea and 2000 miles Later - Casey and Ryan Higginbotham

Think of all of the crazy ideas you had in your twenties, now imagine if you actually followed through on them. That’s what brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham did. They paddled over 2000 miles on their boards, not standup paddle boards by the way, from Alaska to the U.S./ Mexico border.

What’s more is that they didn’t have a big corporate sponsor or even a crowdfunding page. A few companies helped them out, but it was a trip planned and funded by the brothers for their own reasons. 

We talk about what those are as well as what their day-job is like, being professional lifeguards. Oh, and we don’t gloss over the less-glamorous details of thousands of miles of self supported adventure. That includes how the brothers got along with each other, what happens when you break a board and what you do when nature calls when you’re sealed up tight in a wetsuit. By the way, I don’t mean having to take a whiz.

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Ep. 23 - Kathie Chandler: An Intuitive’s Guide to Life

Are we alone in life? Kathie Chandler says no, we have help guiding us through life. Kathie is a life coach, energy healer and intuitive. We talk about her approach to understand life and her approach to making big choices. 

She uses her understanding of the world to heal and to coach people through the challenges of life. Kathie dives into what’s going on when we second guess ourselves, and where those doubts are really coming from. 

We also talk about how to deal with this chaotic modern world we live in and trust me, you probably haven't heard this perspective before.

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Ep. 22 - Brett Buckles: Competition and Recovery

After leaving ski racing, Brett Buckles found new joy in skiing in the world of skiercross. Then, in 2008, she suffered a massive injury. It took time and perseverance to heal her body, but even more to address what happened to her brain.

We talk through her early life including what brought her to competitive skiing. We also talk about her long road to recovery after that day in Tignes, France. While the conversation around athletes and brain trauma has become more visible, however women often get left out.

Lynsey and Brett dive into that part of the conversation and Brett talks about what may have been the scariest question of all after her accident. Following months of pain and recovery, what was she going to do next?

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Ep. 21 - Julian Carr - Fear is a given. (Part 2)

Part 2 with Julian Carr.

Part 1 - https://bit.ly/2u0KmtO

How Julian shows Up: By approaching risk in a centered, calculating way.

In the ski world, Julian Carr is well-known for his big airs and has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, received a 'Photo of the Year' award from Powder Magazine and won the Sickbird Award while on the Freeskiing World Tour.

However, what most people know about Julian is probably the number 210, as in the height of his record setting cliff jump in Engelberg, Switzerland. But, if that’s all you know about him, you’re missing out on so much.

Beyond skiing, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its third season. He is also an ambassador for Protect Our Winters and The Climate Reality Project. Plus, he's the founder of Discrete Clothing.

We talk about his upbringing, how he came to the sport, his approach to skiing in general and how he goes about hitting the huge cliffs he’s known for. Just because a small cliff for him is around 50 feet, that doesn’t mean Julian loves being reckless. In fact, he has a very methodical, considered approach to skiing.

We talk about how that approach comes from parents who let him get bruised up from jumping off neighborhood roofs, and who also instilled in him a love of learning, poetry and the outdoors. It also comes from his own response to a serious injury.

I talk to Julian about how if events went a little differently, he could have become a snowboarder. We talk about his career, why and how he started Discrete and yes, we talk about how he thinks through  jumping off big, big cliffs.

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Ep. 20 - Julian Carr - Fear is a given. A careful approach to Risk.

How Julian shows Up: By approaching risk in a centered, calculating way.

In the ski world, Julian Carr is well-known for his big airs and has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, received a 'Photo of the Year' award from Powder Magazine and won the Sickbird Award while on the Freeskiing World Tour.

However, what most people know about Julian is probably the number 210, as in the height of his record setting cliff jump in Engelberg, Switzerland. But, if that’s all you know about him, you’re missing out on so much.

Beyond skiing, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its third season. He is also an ambassador for Protect Our Winters and The Climate Reality Project. Plus, he's the founder of Discrete Clothing.

We talk about his upbringing, how he came to the sport, his approach to skiing in general and how he goes about hitting the huge cliffs he’s known for. Just because a small cliff for him is around 50 feet, that doesn’t mean Julian loves being reckless. In fact, he has a very methodical, considered approach to skiing.

We talk about how that approach comes from parents who let him get bruised up from jumping off neighborhood roofs, and who also instilled in him a love of learning, poetry and the outdoors. It also comes from his own response to a serious injury.

I talk to Julian about how if events went a little differently, he could have become a snowboarder. We talk about his career, why and how he started Discrete and yes, we talk about how he thinks through  jumping off big, big cliffs.

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Ep. 19 - Why "fighting" climate change isn't the answer - Paul Hawken

How Paul Hawken shows up? By inspiring others to practical solutions to reverse global warming.

How do you tackle a something that threatens not only human health but the health of our planet? That is a heavy subject, and one that is often talked about with an air of dread hanging over the conversation.

Paul Hawken thinks its doesn’t have to be that way. He offers, a practical and hopeful take on global warming in his book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming”

What is so refreshing and so helpful about Paul’s take on global warming is not just the specific actions he proposes but the way he thinks about the issue.

That viewpoint comes from a lifetime of innovation and creativity.

He not only founded Erewhon (air-ah-wahn), the first food company in the US to rely completely on sustainable agriculture, but he has served on the boards of Point Foundation, which publishes the Whole Earth catalogs, the Center for Plant Conservation, the Trust for Public Land and the National Audubon Society.

Paul outlines not only outlines some insightful approaches to reversing global warming but also gives a look into a mindset that will help us reach that goal.

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Ep. 18 - (Part 2) The Avalanche that changed his life - Cory Richards

Part 1 - https://apple.co/2rX9Gjc

How Cory shows up? By letting his raw and self possessed life show in his work.

It’s impossible to talk about what Cory Richards has accomplished in his professional life without looking at what he’s gone through in his personal life. Cory found photography after surviving a painful relationship with his older brother and several attempts at clinical treatment. That early trauma both helped create the ferocity with which he tackled his later endeavors and also a jealousy that’s he’s learned to tame and channel.  

We don’t just talk about Cory’s accomplishments, like being a National Geographic photographer and a North Face athlete, but what’s it’s like to have actually lived those experiences. That includes the nearly-fatal avalanche that was featured in the award-winning film Cold, which chronicled his team’s ascent of Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II. We also talk about how his iconic self portrait in the aftermath of that event caught him in a raw emotional state, and how he feels about one of his most well-known shots being of himself in the age of social media.

Cory has lived a rich life, not always pretty one, not always the perfectly manicured image of an outdoor profesional we are used to seeing plastered across the internet.

More than anything, we talk about what goes on in Cory’s head, including what it’s like to deal with trauma, both from his early childhood and his near death experience. We also touch on what it’s like to parse the idea of masculinity in the Me Too era and why, moments from death, what flashed through his mind wasn't his life, but thoughts of parking tickets and Cheerios.

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Ep. 18 - Pain, Healing & Instagram with Cory Richards (Part 1)

How Cory shows up? By letting his raw and self possessed life show in his work.

It’s impossible to talk about what Cory Richards has accomplished in his professional life without looking at what he’s gone through in his personal life. Cory found photography after surviving a painful relationship with his older brother and several attempts at clinical treatment. That early trauma both helped create the ferocity with which he tackled his later endeavors and also a jealousy that’s he’s learned to tame and channel.  

We don’t just talk about Cory’s accomplishments, like being a National Geographic photographer and a North Face athlete, but what’s it’s like to have actually lived those experiences. That includes the nearly-fatal avalanche that was featured in the award-winning film Cold, which chronicled his team’s ascent of Pakistan’s Gasherbrum II. We also talk about how his iconic self portrait in the aftermath of that event caught him in a raw emotional state, and how he feels about one of his most well-known shots being of himself in the age of social media.

Cory has lived a rich life, not always pretty one, not always the perfectly manicured image of an outdoor profesional we are used to seeing plastered across the internet.

More than anything, we talk about what goes on in Cory’s head, including what it’s like to deal with trauma, both from his early childhood and his near death experience. We also touch on what it’s like to parse the idea of masculinity in the Me Too era and why, moments from death, what flashed through his mind wasn't his life, but thoughts of parking tickets and Cheerios.

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Ep. 17 - How to be Perfectly Present with Nat Geo Photographer Aaron Huey

A National Geographic Photographer. 

A Harper's Magazine Contributing Editor. 

A Stanford d.School Ambassador. 

A Wearer of Gold Shoes. 

A Climber of Rocks. 

A Father. 

A Husband. 

An Artist. 

Aaron Huey is National Geographic photographer, a Stanford Media Designer, and Founder and Creative Director of Amplifier.org.  As a photographer Huey has created over 30 stories for the National Geographic magazines.  As the first Global Ambassador for Stanford's d.School, and as a Media Experiments Fellow there, Huey focused on experiments using the human centered design process in both the analog and digital world.  His combination of art and storytelling as a tool for social change has resulted in the creation of the Pine Ridge Community Storytelling Project, The Sherpa Photo Fund, and the global art phenomenon called "We The People" with artist Shepard Fairey that appeared at Women's March Rallies around the world.

Aaron lives in Seattle with his wife Kristin, his son Hawkeye, and his dog Suki. 

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