Come Hell or Highwater

Come Hell or Highwater

A podcast for people who love the river, interviews with river rats from across the spectrum of the whitewater community.


April 19, 2022 52 mins

This week, I sit down and talk with Zach Collier, the owner of Northwest Rafting Company! We talk boating in Siberia, what it means to be a great river guide, and being humbled by the river.
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This week I talk to not one guest, but FOUR incredible ladies who are embarking on a journey of monumental proportions. They will ski and paddle the Salmon River from the source to the sea as a conservation campaign promoting the removal of the four Lower Snake River dams and a moratorium on the Stibnite Gold Project, in order to save Idaho’s rapidly dwindling salmon populations from extinction.
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This week I sit down with incident reporting connoisseur, swiftwater rescue guru, and the boater of all boaters, Charlie Walbridge! We talk the overlap in training between rescue squads and boaters, how to make sure the girl your dating really wants to marry you, and how to protect our rivers effectively!
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This week I sit down with lifelong boater, guide manager, and personal friend, Dave Hubbard! We talk whitewater as a family affair, clearing strainers, and how raising your hand can save your life! 
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This week I sit down with the mother of rafting in Maine, and the Queen of the Kennebec, Suzie Hockmeyer! We talk starting an outfitter, putting rivalries aside for the good of the river, and what it takes to become a guide in Maine!
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November 5, 2021 61 mins

This week I sit down with whitewater photographer, kayaker, youtuber, and all around great dude, Justin Harris! We talk honing your photography skills, boating through a pandemic, and living the life you love.
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October 29, 2021 37 mins

This week I sit down with reigning Queen of the North Fork, Sage Donnelly! We talk knowing when to portage, training to crush the competition, and debunk some myths about Type 1 diabetes.
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October 14, 2021 31 mins

This week I sit down with whitewater snorkeler and scuba diver, Ben Koehler! We talk about finding treasure, communing with the aquatic life, and how to find a good place to dive.
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October 8, 2021 42 mins

This week I sit down with Brand Manager of Kokatat, Shannon Finch! We talk the transition from camping gear to dry gear, scary sieves, and turning left when your directions clearly say to turn right.
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October 1, 2021 28 mins

I sit down with squirtboating legend Jim Snyder, we talk mystery moves, river otters, and how a raft guide survives through the long winter.
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This week I talk to Jessie Sterling, a sponsored paddler for Levelsix and Pyranha kayaks. We talk dog in lifejackets, women's takeover of the Green, and how to get back up after a fall!

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September 17, 2021 35 mins

This episode I sit down with Evan Stafford, Communications Director for American Whitewater. We talk about their Paddle Wise campaign, how to get involved with AW, and how many boats it is appropriate to own.<...

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September 10, 2021 24 mins

I sit down and interview long time Gauley guide, Monica Weatherford. We talk growing up, weird customer moments, and river relationships!

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September 3, 2021 1 min

A teaser of what is to come! Episode 1 drops in one week, just in time for Gauley season! Get ready, It's one heck of an interview!
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