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77. Karts & Lolo stop by to chat about their upcoming record breaking Yukon2020 expedition. The adventurous duo will trek all 2,000 miles of the Yukon river during their 60 day journey. Karts & Lolo chat about where the idea came from, how they plan to leave no trace, and how they have been preparing mentally and physically. www.yukon2020.com Spotify Apple

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76. Gina Lewandowski is a midfielder for Sky Blue FC. Following a successful career at Lehigh University, Gina played for 12 years in Germany, spreading time between FFC Frankfurt, and Bayern Munich. Gina chats about having the confidence to move overseas, some of her favorite memories of Germany, and how her training has changed, allowing her to continue her career back in the US. Spotify Apple

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75. Mark Eglinton is a successful writer from Scotland. Mark primarily has focused on biographies and recently his newest book Reboot, a co-write with football legend Michael Owen, was named as a finalist for the Daily Telegraph 2020 Sports Book Awards selection of best autobiography. Mark on Amazon  Spotify Apple

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74. Professional stunt pilot Patty Wagstaff drops by to talk about an early crash helped motivate her as am aviator. Patty also discusses how stunt piloting opened up new opportunities around the world. www.pattywagstaff.com Spotify Apple

73. Pulitzer Prize winning author Dionne Searcey chats about her memoir, In Pursuit of Disobedient Women. Searcey, a writer for the NY Times, was the 2015 West Africa bureau chief and reported on Boko Haram. Searcey talks about the challenges she faced in Africa and why she favors unconventional situations. https://www.nytimes.com/by/dionne-searcey Spotify Apple
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72. Kristin Marushka talks about her life as a fitness competitor. Kristin talks about the process show preparation and her role of coaching others to reach their fitness goals. Spotify Apple

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71. Travel writer & photographer Heather Wharram describes her exploration project. A website devoted to the beautiful outdoors of Canada. Heather explores dynamic spots in nature, and takes gorgeous photographs along the way. https://explorationproject.org

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70. Chuck Wichert is long time air traffic controller in Washington DC. Chuck chats about some of this experiences in the US capital, as well as some of his other postings, including time spent in Japan & Dubai. Spotify Apple

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69. Jordan Clark, an all-rounder from the Surrey County Cricket Club joins the show. Jordan chats about how he stays mentally & physical ready, what is like playing in Australia, and how it feels to be part of the storied Surrey club. Spotify Apple

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68. At the 2018 NCAA track & Field championships, Kendall Ellis rose to fame by running an astonishing come from behind anchor leg to vault USC into the team title. Kendall has also won gold in the 4X4 at the World Championships and has her sights set on the next summer Olympics. Spotify Appletumblr_0c8752e3004a6751e8a0a6f1e70588da_97ab2e62_1280

67. Nicholas McCarthy is an international concert pianist, and a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London. Nicholas has performed in concert halls around the world, despite having been born with only one hand. He is a talented and inspirational musician, who has also become a successful public speaker. http://nicholasmccarthy.co.uk Spotify Apple

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66. Amanda Busick is a multi-talented journalist covering the NHRA on Fox Sports. During her prolific career, Amanda has worked with a wide variety of sports, and on today’s episode Amanda chats about the challenges that come with studio shows recorded on location, how she uses curiosity to her advantage, and the boundless wonders of ranch dressing. https://www.amandabusick.com Spotify Apple

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65. Lysanne Richard has one of the most interesting and adventurous lives of anyone on Earth. Lysanne, is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull circuit. Prior to that, Lysanne was a performer with several circus companies, including Cirque du Soleil. In today’s remarkable episode, Lysanne chats about her life and the unique mindset that she has created to be an artistic & successful performer.  www.lysannerichard.com Spotify Apple

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64. Kelly Collins is half of the creative spirit behind Sissfit, a fitness brand created to inspire, empower and educate individuals to lead stronger more fit lives. Kelly started the business with her sister, and in today’s episode Kelly talks about the challenges that come with starting a new company. Kelly talks about the vision that started it all, as well as the difficulties in creating a phone app. http://www.sissfit.com Spotify Apple

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63. Travel writer Stephanie Micallef joins the show to talk about growing up in the wonderful, yet small country of Malta. Stephanie give us her top locations to visit, as well as some of the top food Maltese food choices. https://livinlikestef.com Spotify Apple 

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62. New York Times bestselling author Marc Cameron joins the show. Marc, is the author of several different series, including taking over the Jack Ryan – Tom Clancy thrillers. Marc’s newest book is Stonecross. marccameronbooks.com Spotify Apple 

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61. Tremendous episode featuring aviation safety investigator, David Gleave. David talks about his unique career, and the accuracy of airline crash investigations. David recounts one exceptional tale of a runway closure, along with some of the many challenges that come with his profession.Spotify Apple 

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60. Michael Goldschlager is a successful concert cellist from New York City, now residing in Australia. Michael chats about what his thoughts are while performing, why he chose the cello, and how he uses meditation in his daily life. Spotify Apple 

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59. Acclaimed theatre director, Laurence Connor from London, joins Any Given Runway. Some of Laurence’s directing credits include, School of Rock, Joseph, Miss Saigon, Les Mis & Phantom of The Opera. Laurence led the production of the 25th Anniversary show of Phantom at the Royal Albert Hall. www.laurenceconnor.co.uk  Spotify Apple 

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58. Kestin Howard, a voice over actor, joins the show to talk about his interesting career. Kestin chats about how he fell into the career, what makes for a memorable voice, and the work that goes in the preparation for each character. Spotify Apple

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57. Corinne Hall is an all-rounder for the Hobart Hurricanes. Corinne drops by the show to talk about how it feels to watch women’s cricket grow, how her training has changed over the years, and finally, Corinna talks about her unique artistic project. Spotify Apple

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56. Andrea Watson, a journalist from Atlanta, joins the show. Andrea chats about the confidence needed to move to a new city, how she fosters trust, and what she loves about Atlanta. Spotify Apple

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55. Bella from Passport & Pixels is a travel photographer and writer. She joins the show to talk about her recent trip to Antarctica as well as some of her other incredible trips. Spotify Apple

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54. Film director, screenwriter, and producer Zack Bornstein joins the show. Zack has created content for Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. Spotify Apple

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53. Kyle Waddell represented Team GB in Curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kyle joins the show to talk about his life, and what makes Curling such a wonderful sport. Spotify Apple

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52. While in high school, Mona Dixon was homeless, and stumbled upon the Boys & Girls Club as a way to find success. Less than 4 years later Mona was being honored in the Oval Office for being the National Youth of the Year. A tremendous story that will inspire all. Spotify Apple

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51.Talented Scottish performer Kelly Mathieson is currently in the role of of Christine Daaé in the Phantom of The Opera in London. Kelly chats about the pressure of performing such an iconic role, where she found inspiration while in Vienna, and how she is staying upbeat during this difficult time. Spotify Apple

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50. Paul Germinaro has been a leader of young men for the last two decades. As a football coach, he shares his philosophies on motivation and caring about others. Spotify Apple

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49. To call Andy Torbet an adventurer would be an understatement. Andy spent 10 years in the British Special Forces, specializing as a paratrooper and served in the underwater bomb disposal unit. Andy is a professional skydiver, deep sea diver & accomplished climber. Andy has been featured on the BBC, and Fully Charged on Youtube. Spotify Apple

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48. Samantha Achterberg is the US representative for the Modern Pentathlon in the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Samantha chats about the unique events in her sport, her success at the Pan Am games, and how she has remained positive while her Olympic dream is on hold. Spotify Apple

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47. Holly Budge is an adventure photographer from the UK. She is the first woman to Skydive Everest, and is a summiteer of the mountain as well! She is a public speaker and has also founded How Many Elephants, which raises awareness of the African Elephant crisis. Spotify Apple

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46. Adam Milstead, is an MMA fighter from Pittsburgh. Adam joins the show to talk about his thrilling fights in the UFC, what inspired his MMA journey, and his love for the outdoors. Spotify Apple

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45. Manchester’s Finn Christo rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in 2013. Finn joins the show to talk about this incredible athletic feat of endurance. In the conversation, Finn chats about some of the challenges he faced, along with some of his fondest memories. Spotify Apple

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44. Michele Smith has had quite the legendary career in softball, beginning with a storied collegiate career at Oklahoma State, followed by two Olympics, and culminating with a 16 year professional career in Japan. Currently, Michele also has had a remarkable career in the broadcast booth, where she currently serves as the lead softball analyst at ESPN. SPOTIFY Apple

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43. Charlene Bourlon is a talented journalist from Paris, who covers rugby all around the world. Charlene talks about some of her experiences with the sport, and some of the things she has learned from travel. Spotify Itunes

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42. Maryam Raya, an international concert pianist chats about her career in music. She talks about her musical upbringing, how she uses adrenaline to help her rehearsals & how English literature has helped her as a musician. Spotify ItunesPress_Photo

41. Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian, a, dual citizen, has represented both Jamaica & the United States in bobsleigh at the Winter Olympics. She celebrates her diversity, and wants others to do the same. Jazmine was a member of the first women’s bobsled team for Jamaica, and has played an important role in the development of the women’s team in Jamaica. Spotify Itunes

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40. Shawn Best II, a professional bull rider talks about how he mentally prepares himself for his dangerous profession. Shawn also chats about some of his successes and his love of horses. Spotify

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39. In the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Derek Redmond epitomized the meaning of Olympic spirit. During the semifinals of the 400m, Derek severely tore his hamstring, knocking him to the track. Determined to finish, Derek hobbled the rest of the race on one foot. With a 100 meters left, his dad raced from the stands to assist Derek, creating an indelible image that would live on in perpetuity. Spotify Apple

38. Sarah Hagen a former professional footballer with Bayern Munich, FC Kansas City & the Orlando Pride. Sarah chats about her professional career, her time with the Women’s National Team and how she overcame cancer while in high school. Spotify Apple

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37. Erik Hightower, a paralympic athlete from the United States joins the show. Erik talks about his athletic career, how he first started racing and his love for cars. Spotify Itunes

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36. Stunt & Drift Driver Michelle Westby talks about her exciting career behind the wheel. Michelle chats about some of her memorable days traveling the world performing car stunts & drifting. Spotify Itunes

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35. Muneesh Jain stops by the show to talk about how baseball saved his life. During a prolonged period of depression, Muneesh used baseball as a reason to get out of bed and get moving. Muneesh traveled around the US to visit all 30 MLB parks in 3 months. Spotify Itunes

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Ep. 34 – Dual citizen & professional car racer Dion von Moltke joins the show. Dion talks about the physical toll racing takes, some of his favorite tracks, and about his new role as a coach. Spotify Itunes

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Ep. 33 -Megan Cranley recently returned from her Peace Corps assignment in Indonesia. Megan talks about her experiences teaching English, some of her favorite parts of Indonesia, and what it was like hearing that her two year commitment was going to end early. Spotify Itunes

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Ep 32 – Tanya Cracknell, better known as the Grime Violinst joins the show. Tanya, talks about her musical influences, the process of making an album, and what it was like performing at the legendary Glastonbury festival. Spotify

Ep. 31 – Kaya Wolsey, a ballerina with the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, joins the show. Kaya chats about the differences in classical and contemporary dance, the stress of auditions, and how she channels creativity. Spotify

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Ep. 30 – South African native Stuart Mann has completed an unfathomable 241 marathons and 70 ultramarathons! His current goal is to complete every marathon available in South Africa. Stuart talks about his love for running and some of his favorite races. Spotify

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Ep. 29 – Imagine working on an airport tarmac in the brutal Phoenix heat. Despite the soaring temperatures, Darian Barraza loves his career, and uses the opportunity to travel around the world. Spotify

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Ep. 28 – Maria Ines Teixeira speaks 5 languages and has created a website to assist in language learning. Maria talks about the challenges and benefits of learning languages for episode 28. Spotify

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Ep. 27 – Yacine gave up his traditional life to travel the world. Not fit for the caged corporate world in the United States he went south to Mexico & Nicaragua. He ended up in Bali, Indonesia, and made beach life his new home. Yacine describes why he made this choice, and talks about the unique experiences he found along the way.

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Ep. 26 – Moushami Robinson won a Gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. She joins the show to talk about that experience, her memorable days at the University of Texas, and her new career in education! Spotify

Ep. 25 – Multi-talented performer Lara Martins (Ep. 25) has traveled the world as a performer, and for a record six years she held the role of Carlotta, in the The Phantom of the Opera. Lara chats about performing the iconic role, the challenges that come with auditions, and some of her favorite places in Portugal. Spotify

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Ep. 24 – Nicole Della Monica is the 5-time Italian National defending champion in pair figure skating. On top of that, she has represented Italy an astonishing three times at the Winter Olympics. Nicole stops by to talk about how she stays motivated, some of her favorite Olympic moments, and how she chooses her performance songs. Spotify

Ep. 23 – Patrick Lyons, has routinely pushed his body to the limits, running in 6 Ultra-marathons of over 50 miles each. Patrick shares his mental tips for participating in long endurance runs. A truly interesting guest who consistently seeks out new challenges. Spotify

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Asiya Korepanova, a world renowned concert pianist, joins the show for episode 22. Asiya describes the unique dual musical education she has received from Russia & the United States. Asiya’s talents extend past the piano, and she discusses her other diverse creative outlets, and her several non-profit organizations. For more, check her out at asiyakorepanova.com

The Any Given Runway Podcast explores new cultures through travel. Hosted by Randell Carlton Green, the show provides helpful information from the travel and tourism world, while celebrating the exploration of new cultures. Everyone has a story, each person a scholar.

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