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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: Stepping Stones

Dirtbag Diaries: Stepping Stones

Jun 26, 2012 June 26, 2012

  Jessie Stone has a resume that would make any dirtbag proud — raft guide, pro whitewater kayaker and member of the US freestyle kayak team. At the end of that list is medical doctor. And the director of the Soft Power… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Live From 5Point Vol. 4

Dirtbag Diaries: Live From 5Point Vol. 4

May 23, 2012 May 23, 2012

  Welcome to the second half of our 2012 Live From 5 Point show (here’s the first half). This week we continue the show from Steve’s Guitars in downtown Carbondale, CO. Photographer Ben Moon presents his story about overcoming cancer, the… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Origins

Dirtbag Diaries: Origins

Mar 16, 2012 March 16, 2012

Editor’s note: Hard to believe it’s been five years since The Dirtbag Diaries was born onto the Internet. There have been so many good stories, so many inspiring people. Now, we can’t imagine an Internet (or this blog) without them. Thank you… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror Vol. 2

Dirtbag Diaries: Tales of Terror Vol. 2

Oct 31, 2011 October 31, 2011

Kelly Cordes started the Halloween festivites on Friday with his Halloween Bloodbath (?) post on Friday. Now that our favorite scary holiday has arrived, we hand the flashlight over to Fitz Cahall for his annual Tales of Terror episode on The Dirtbag Diaries. What frightful things… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Way of the Underdog

Dirtbag Diaries: The Way of the Underdog

Sep 30, 2011 September 30, 2011

After a well-deserved summer break, Fitz is back with another episode of The Dirtbag Diaries. The Underdog is the most potent myth in America. It pervades film, pop culture, music and sports. Politicians use it to frame their campaigns. Professional sports teams use it to psyche themselves… Read More

The Dirtbag Diaries: You Are Not Alone

The Dirtbag Diaries: You Are Not Alone

Jul 27, 2011 July 27, 2011

Thank you to the entire Dirtbag Diaries community for all of your support and for helping the show recently surpass one million downloads. Here's Fitz to tell you about today's new episode. How do you start to see the complex relationships that make up a community? The first… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Shorts – Penance

Dirtbag Diaries: The Shorts – Penance

Jun 20, 2011 June 20, 2011

Do as I say, not as I've done. It's the central paradox of many father-son relationships. We strive to learn from our mistakes and grow throughout our lives.  We want to see our hard earned wisdom reflected to others. After road racing bicycles for seven years, and pushing his… Read More

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