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Dispatch Radio

Dispatch Radio is an outdoor adventure story podcast and media platform conceived in Boulder, Colo. At the heart of the show are personal stories from a wide variety of backgrounds and activities. It’s about bringing people together, sharing stories, finding common interests between different outdoor communities, and having a good time. Through our growing network of contributors (“dispatchers”), we cover the world of outdoor adventure and endurance sports through the eyes – and voices – of those who wander. The live show features a panel of outdoor enthusiasts along the Front Range of Colorado and special guests.
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Dec 3, 2018

We hit the trails with Laurie Nakauchi and her running friends for the latest in our Profiles In Motion series. Laurie is a 12-time Leadville 100 ultra-marathon finisher, mother and schoolteacher in Denver.

She organized a Candy Crush fun run up one of her favorite local mountains on her birthday right before Halloween. We get to know Laurie and what drives her. She talks about the importance her dad has played in her life, and about running angry following her mother’s passing years ago.

For 2019, she’s got her sights set on even bigger goals. 

We also get to know a couple of her run buddies on the trail, including her husband Kurt.

Nov 27, 2018

Host Russ Rizzo takes you inside the action at the 6th Annual Great Turkey Chase 5k in downtown Golden, Colo. The community run draws more than 700 people, including more than 100 children under 10 years old who chased down a turkey, running along the icy path lining Clear Creek.

Nov 27, 2018

We take you to Eldora Mountain Resort outside of Boulder, Colorado, for opening week of the ski season. The snow is flying early in Colorado, and Eldora President Brent Tregaskis predicts this will be the best ski season in decades. We hang out with marketing director Sam Bass and coaches with the 20-time national champion University of Colorado ski team and youth development squad. We get to know local ripper Joey Teahan and his dog Cuervo. 

Nov 20, 2018
We bring you our latest Front Range LIVE - we gathered with a live audience at New Terrain Brewing in Golden to run, drink beers and record this live podcast episode with the GOLDEN GIRL, Courtney #Deweytoit Dauwalter. And the woman who is enabling her, Candice Burt - herself an accomplished ultrarunner and race director of three 200+ miles races and counting. Courtney told us she loves a particular genre of jokes, and our #FOTS friends of the show delivered! Sound engineering for this episode by Christopher Wright with Work It Bird Studios. Theme music by Cory Feign.
Nov 12, 2018

Host Russ Rizzo interviews Gina Lucrezi and three of her Trail Sisters and takes questions from a very fun audience at Berkeley Park Running Company in Denver. Joining the panel are Heidi Kumm, Sarah Pizzo and Sandi Nypaver.

In a couple of short years, Lucrezi has amassed a following of tens of thousands of tank-top-and-trucker-hat-wearing women who feed off each others’ energy and encouragement and take to the trails all across the country - and increasingly the world.

The panel discusses everything from running on menstruation cramps to safety on the trails and tips for running hills.

Nov 6, 2018

In this edition of our DISPATCH series, we take you for a run and meditation with professional ultrarunner Timothy Olson and his run family in Boulder. Featuring pro mountain runners Abigail Mitchell and Gavin Coombs and a host of Tinman Elite road and track teammates.

Nov 6, 2018

We bring you a fresh edition of our regular series Front Range LIVE, recording live from the heart of outdoor adventure on Colorado's Front Range. Host Russ Rizzo hosts a live show with Upslope Brewing founders and owners Matt Cutter, Dany Pages and Henry Wood at the Boulder brewery with a crowd of enthusiastic fans and employees.

Oct 25, 2018

NOTE: We're excited to debut a new regular series here at Dispatch Radio ... Profiles In Motion. Every month, we'll bring you short profiles of interesting people along Colorado's Front Range, interviewed in their element. And often panting.

This week, we take a run up North Table Mountain in Golden, Colo., with La Sportiva Athlete Manager Quinn Carrasco, who previews Golden Hell Week and gives advice on finding a job in the outdoors industry.

Jul 12, 2018

Reporting from the Behind the Rocks Ultra in Moab, Utah, with La Sportiva. Host Russ Rizzo runs the "baby" race (30k) to give listeners a true insider's look at beloved ultra-running event, meeting runners along the way. We talk with women's 50-mile race winner Courtney Dauwalter. We sit down for a chat La Sportiva mountain athlete Andrew Fast and La Sportiva climber Joe Mills as well as employees Hailey Moore and Christopher Patino. And we meet the family behind Mad Moose Events - Justin and Denise Ricks and their teenage children. 

Jun 15, 2018

A sneak peek at a new series we're working on about runner's high ... stay tuned!

May 28, 2018

Elyse Rylander and Sonya Pevzner take the Rare Air Talks stage at The Studio (Boulder) to share their personal connection to LGBTQ issues in the outdoors community.

May 28, 2018

Jamie Logan, the pioneering rock climber known for decades as Jim Logan, takes the Rare Air Talks stage at The Studio (Boulder) to share her story with journalist Chris Weidner. 

May 28, 2018

Luis Benitez, director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, takes the Rare Air Talks stage at The Studio (Boulder) to talk diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. 

May 24, 2018

The first of our Rare Air Talks series ... Kriste Peoples with Black Women's Alliance of Denver fired up the live audience at The Studio (Boulder) with her personal story navigating the outdoors as a black woman in Colorado. 

May 17, 2018

We preview tonight's (May 17) Rare Air Talks debut at The Studio (Boulder) with featured speakers Luis Benitez and Jamie Logan along with special guests Elyse Rylander, founder of OUT THere Adventures, and journalist Chris Weidner. More at DispatchRadio.com

May 14, 2018

A special Dispatch Radio Hour featuring best-selling author and Outside Magazine contributing editor Florence Williams and an Airtstream full of talented environmental journalists and adrenaline junkies. Recorded at The Studio (Boulder) with current and former fellows of Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism: Florence Williams, Michael Kodas, Zoe Rom and Nick Mott. More at DispatchRadio.com

Apr 13, 2018

We gathered semi-rad.com creator Brendan Leonard, adventure guide Rob Harsh and Climbing Magazine editor Matt Samet in the Airstream at The Studio Boulder for a discussion about resilience. Each guest read their personal writings and shared their story of coming through difficult periods in their life and coming through it with a deeper appreciation for climbing mountains.

Mar 22, 2018

We packed The Studio (Boulder) Airstream with a grip-load of talent to dive into the topic of fastest known times (FKTs). We talk with four athletes who set new records in 2017: Cat Bradley, Darcy Piceu, “The Long Ranger” Justin Simoni and Bryan Williams. Buzz Burrell of Ultimate Direction and Peter Pakwin guide us through a 101 on FKTs with hosts Russ Rizzo and Kelly McConnel. More at dispatchradio.com

Mar 6, 2018

We recorded from Berkeley Park Running Company in NW Denver with an inspiring panel of athletes who experienced significant setbacks in pursuing their love for movement in the outdoors: Dave Mackey, Hillary Allen and Amelia Dickerson. Peter Downing, co-founder of Boulder nonprofit Suffer Better and former Leadman competitor, moderates a discussion about resilience and the search for acceptance and gratitude in the face of tragedy. More at DispatchRadio.com

Feb 26, 2018

We caught up with pro runner Clare Gallagher at the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Denver in January to discuss her favorite podcasts, what the "Clare Gallagher Show" would sound like and what a pro runner does at an OR show. Daniel Bedell with The Just Curious Show out of Golden, Colo., joins for the discussion, 

Feb 8, 2018

Luis Benitez talks with hosts Russ Rizzo and Daniel Bedell - and intern Jake! - from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show and Snow Show during its return to Denver. Benitez is a veteran of OR shows, having attended many as a mountain guide before his current role as Gov. John Hickenlooper's point man for the outdoor industry. He gives us the crash-course on OR, from dress strategy to time management, and discusses how the OR show is changing with its new Denver home. For more, visit DispatchRadio.com. 

 

 

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