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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: 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

Dirtbag Diaries: Live from 5Point Volume 1

Dirtbag Diaries: Live from 5Point Volume 1

May 23, 2011 May 23, 2011

Not long ago, Kelly Cordes gave "Five Stars for 5-Point Film Festival." Today, Fitz Cahall and The Dirtbag Diaires share a very special event from the festival. For years, Becca and I have wanted to create a live performance of The Dirtbag Diaries. But with… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

Dirtbag Diaries: Ditch Logic

Apr 22, 2011 April 22, 2011

In 2005, Gregg Bleakney was on the rise. He was crushing his job as a software executive. At 30, he owned a beautiful home complete with white picket fence in North Seattle. He had a serious girlfriend. He drove a fast car. His sofa was black Italian… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Sodade

Dirtbag Diaries: Sodade

Mar 8, 2011 March 8, 2011

Our sports transcend languages. Ever seen two climbers mime the sequence to a boulder problem? Smiles between skiers on a powder day? Our passions become a vehicle to explore a world outside of our own. Jacob Bain has traveled to SE Asia, Cuba, and Africa. And though he sometimes… Read More

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