The Adventure Podcast Episode 56: An Interview with NBC Sports’ Chad Salmela

On this week’s episode of The Adventure Podcast we welcome a very special guest in the form of Chad Salmela, a commentator for NBC Sports who covers biathlon and cross-country skiing. Chad sits down with my co-host Dave Adlard to talk not only about those sports, but his background in the outdoors, thoughts on doping amongst professional athletes, some of his favorite calls, and a lot more.

Before we jump into that interview however, we first take a look at some adventure news. Headlines this week include the potential for a record number of summits on Everest this spring, an update on Fedor Konyukhov’s attempt to row the Southern Ocean, and a 95-year old man who is running across the U.S. As always, we wrap up the show with some gear reviews, including Dave’s first test of a new pair of gaiter’s from Hillsound and my thoughts on the Korker’s Ice Walkers.

You can listen to the latest podcast in the embedded audio player found below or subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, and Spotify as well. Send your thoughts, feedback, and questions to us via our Facebook page, Twitter, or email.  Also of quick note is that we’re trying a new method of recording the show this week that we hope will lead to cleaner audio and improved sound all around. Thanks for your patience.

As always, thanks for giving us a listen and we’ll be back next week with a new episode.

Kraig Becker