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The Dirtbag Diaries

The Dirtbag Diaries

The campfire tale—it’s ubiquitous in mountain culture. As long as we’ve climbed, skied, boated or traveled, we’ve been telling stories. In March of 2007, Fitz Cahall launched The Dirtbag Diaries, a grassroots podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places. What began as a solitary experiment has evolved into a collaboration between writers, photographers, artists and listeners to produce the types of stories that rarely find homes in the glossy pages of magazines.

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Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Everybody Loves LeeRoy

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Everybody Loves LeeRoy

Dec 14, 2015 December 14, 2015

God told Steve Wescott to walk from the Space Needle to Times Square, NYC, with a goat named LeeRoy, to raise $200,000 for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Or at least that’s the elevator pitch. In truth, when Steve started out of Seattle in… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Tales of Terror Vol. 6

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Tales of Terror Vol. 6

Oct 30, 2015 October 30, 2015

Phantasmal footsteps, strange silhouettes, inexplicable movements and unaccountable sounds. In our sixth annual Tales of Terror, Bix Firer, Lorraine Campbell and Kealan Sojack share three stories of ‘What the *&@! was that’? A dream? Or an indication that, perhaps, we are not… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Beyond the Lines

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Beyond the Lines

Sep 4, 2015 September 4, 2015

Maps. We’ve all studied them. Stuffed them into backpacks or the seat back pocket of our car. Maybe we’ve even been led astray by a map. But have you ever thought about the person who made that map? Or how that person might influence… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: 700

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: 700

Jul 6, 2015 July 6, 2015

“I was looking for no less than a new way of living in this world for our entire society,” says Clay Shank. “Like, what’s the alternative to this capitalistic system that we have here?” Today, we bring you “700,” the… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Adventure 1000

Dirtbag Diaries: Adventure 1000

Feb 3, 2015 February 3, 2015

It’s time for our annual Year of Big Ideas episode. This year, we talked to Alastair Humphreys, a 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Among other things, Alastair has walked across India, and 1,000 miles through the… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Dirtbag Diaries: Flying Deep

Jan 7, 2015 January 7, 2015

By Fitz & Becca Cahall There comes a stage in a great athlete’s career when the pursuit of technical difficulty takes a back seat. It gives way to simplicity, an aesthetic and possibly to an iconic style that leaves an impression on a sport. Will… Read More

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