Road Dog Podcast

Road Dog Podcast

Adventure outside with Luis Escobar, trail running legend, race director, running mentor and photographer, as he converses with athletes and public figures about all things extreme sports. We’ll cover everything from sell-out trail races to the most unknown ultra-running adventures around the globe, swing over into the world of rock climbing, and dive into mountain biking, triathlons and more.

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May 23, 2022 64 min

“I told enough people I was going to finish it just to hold myself accountable. If I had to crawl across the finish line, man I was going to crawl across that damn finish line.”

Aaron Stacy works for the California Highway Patrol and is a distance runner. Hear about the unique runs he has been on as well as his first 100 mile race at the Rio Del Lago. Aaron is working on a fundraiser called 100 Miles for Wild Souls that provides th...

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“The knowledge is a 72 year old wins the Tevis Cup and it’s all gravy. The truth is your only 72 and it’s not all gravy.”

Potato is a horse rider and breeder. He has rode the Tevis Cup 31 times with 22 finishes and 3 wins. He most recently won it in 2015 at the ripe age of 72. Potato is the author of 2 books titled Ride Like Potato and Truth vs. Knowledge. Luis visits Potato on his ranch and uncovers buckles and stories from the pa...

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“We got 5 generations that all stood in this very living room. So that’s pretty cool stuff I think.”

Jim Glines is a former banker from Santa Maria. In this episode Jim gives Luis a history lesson about the Santa Maria area, banking and being an auctioneer. Luis interviews Jim on his old family ranch and hears many amazing stories about Jim, the land they are on and the ins and outs of being at a live auction.

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“It’s my happy place. I love it! I love it more than anything in the world.”

Producer Kevin Lyons makes his first appearance at the Born To Run Ultramarathon. Kevin wanders around with his recorder and documents mini conversations with interesting people. Hear from folks like Mickey Cecil, Zach Friedley, Dan Krause, Corinne Kohlen, Tommie Silva, Graham Kelly, Michael Anthony Rose and more.

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“We knew how to set up a course you know. We knew how to go out and mark a trail. We knew how to do that from horses. So when we were given the reigns to take the run and launch it on our own, we called on all our endurance riding friends.”

Shannon Weil is the author of Strike Along Trot and historian on the Western States Trail. Hear about her endurance horse riding, learn about the history of the Tevis Cup, the history of the Wes...

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“It’s more than a race. It’s a journey through Costa Rica from coast to coast.”

Josue Stephens & Gerhard Linner are hosting the Costa Rica 200. Hear how Josue grew up travelling around South America in in a bread truck how Micah True changed his life. Gain some insight into the events that took place in 2015 at Ultra Caballo Blanco. Hear about the 200 mile race/adventure these guys are putting on down in Costa Rica.

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“Hey everybody! Get really familiar with monitoring your urine color on a daily basis.”

Brian Frank is the owner/founder of Hammer Nutrition based in Whitefish Montana. Brian talks about his childhood, how he developed Hammer products, and the 5 tips you need to hear about fueling, hydration and recovery.

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April 4, 2022 58 min

“I just couldn’t move. I was in a body that was nothingness.”

Ta'Mara Aarin is a distance runner and coach for trail runners. Hear her advice to runners, how she tackled iconic races and how she delt with a life changing stroke. She details her process of recovery and how she keeps getting up to face each challenge.

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“This isn’t our show, it’s everyone’s show.”

Kevin Lyons is the producer of the Road Dog Podcast. Kevin is the owner and creative wizard at Yes And Video. Hear how Luis and Kevin met, which episodes have left a lasting impression, their thoughts on guest hosts, and everything that goes into making the Road Dog Podcast happen.

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March 14, 2022 104 min
“I didn’t want to put out a book that was just like surfacey. I wanted it to really tell the story of our struggle and our internal struggle.”

Jenny Jurek details her beginnings in the running world and how she met her husband Scott Jurek. She talks about her first impressions of meeting Luis, crewing Scott’s attempt on the A.T. with 2 small children in the van, working in the outdoor industry, and writing the book North.

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“So I am a huge fan of integration more than anything just because it showcases humanity in its truest form.”

Vasu Sojitra is a adaptive athlete who has mastered the ninja stick. In this episode, Vasu talks about being a professional in the snow sports world and inclusion and diversity within the sports and brand worlds. Vasu is the first adaptive athlete for The North Face, a founding member for The Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E Initiative,...

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“At the end of the day we are just another runner on the start line. That’s all that really matters.”

Patrick Pressgrove is an adaptive athlete who is the COO of a nonprofit called Team Catapult, the captain of the run club in Houston called The Freaks Come Out At Night and is a professional photographer. He has run multiple marathons including Boston. Patrick talks about how he got into running, how blades changed everything for h...

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“When something has such a great chance for failure, the victory tastes that much sweeter in the end.”

Helgi Olafson is a super yacht chef who suffers from Ankylosing Spondylitis. Hear how he got into running and eventually completed the Triple Crown of 200s. Hear about his personal project that covered 2,850 miles on foot and on bike. Helgi runs to bring awareness for people suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis.

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“It’s the only way out. You create all kinds of weird shit until you deal with it, you have to deal with it. You have to walk through the fire.”

Christian Griffith is a distance runner who ran across the entire United States for charity. Hear all about running through freezing conditions, corn fields, and deserts. Christian shares some super personal stuff about being sexually abused when he was younger. Guest host Jeff Genova is a...

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“The biggest thing that I discovered through this whole thing is how resilient humans are.” Hillary Allen is a professional mountain runner. Hear how she got her start, how she nearly died on a sky run, her recovery process, her relationships with sponsors and her love of gravel cycling. 

Luis is also joined by Darren Lancaster and Roy Carrillo from GO Sleeves.

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“I want to be part of a brand that is not ideologically closed in any way, so we don’t tell people this is the best way to do it, this is the healthiest way to do it, this is the only way to do it.”

Liv McDonald is the CEO of the Luna Sandal Company. Hear how she met Barefoot Ted McDonald, was raised in Istanbul, moved to Seattle, and how she found her flow living and working with her husband.

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“Whatever they have for the day or for the week, if they have more than they need, they give that away.”

Luis Martinez is a distance runner, and computer systems engineer who holds a wealth of knowledge around the Tarahumara Indians. Luis discusses some of the Tarahumara history, culture, running, and modern influences. Hear how he raised money for the Tarahumara by running and biking from Colorado to Enrique Mexico and how he ran ...

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January 17, 2022 82 min

“You find confidence and you find trust and you have to have faith in yourself. Without having faith in yourself, you’re never going to go off and do things.”

Jonathan Throne is a badass ultra trail runner and software engineer who lives up in northern California. Jonathan details being a former US Army Reserve member, how he lives with a genetic disorder, getting through major surgery, running and his diet.

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“It’s almost like if you go through a traumatic experience and you don’t treat it, it’s almost like your brain wants more trauma.”

Karna Chana Blugrind was born in Denmark, converted to Judaism, went through some big life transitions and loves the running community. Her her compelling story and how running changed her life. Co-Host Jennifer Charpentier joins in on the conversation and shares more stories from the A.T.

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