The Adventure Podcast Episode 76: Why We Are So Excited About the Return of Eco-Challenge

Episode 76 of The Adventure Podcast is now available for download on your favorite podcast platform. On this week’s show we take a look at the history and legacy of Eco-Challenge, and discuss why my co-host Dave Adlard and I are so excited for its return. We also talk about the strict media blackout that is currently in place and how that both helps and hinders the race to a degree. In the end, we both agree that when it finally begins streaming on Amazon Prime in 2020, we’ll be more than ready to see how things turn out.

Before jumping into that topic however, we first share news from the outdoor adventure and exploration space, including updates on two expeditions heading to K2 this winter, a South Pole skier who has taken a novel approach to fund raising, and the return of an iconic adventure vehicle with the release of the new Land Rover Defender. As usual, we wrap things up with some new gear items to share, including a great pair of athletic/travel shoes from Hoka One One and a handy strap for hanging things at your campsite that is amongst the least expensive items we’ve ever reviewed.

You can listen to the latest episode in the embedded media player below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, and Spotify. While you’re at it, go ahead and hit the subscribe button on either of those platforms so you’ll never miss an episode. Comments, questions, suggestions, and other feedback can be sent or way via our social media outlets. You’ll find us on Facebook and Twitter, or you can simply email us directly. Enjoy the show!


Kraig Becker