The Veterinarian Who Saved Pelé - Dr. Alyssa Mulligan

Dr. Alyssa Mulligan

On a cold Sunday afternoon in October 2018, Pelé was bitten on the leg by a rattlesnake…not just any rattlesnake, the highly poisonous and deadly, Faded Midget rattlesnake! Fortunately for us, the only emergency veterinarian in Moab, UT employs a straight-up bad-ass doctor, Alyssa Mulligan! After a couple of very difficult days for little Pelé, he pulled through, thanks to the hard work of Alyssa and her team. Tiff hosts this special episode, share and enjoy!


Oscar Aleman- Delicado

Gene Vincent - Bird Dogin’

Kellie and Mike Wheeler

Left to Right - Mike, Kellie, Maya, Issac. Sunshine The Dog, below

Mike and Kellie have been everywhere…and their kids have been there as well. Meet a family who’s values include a deep curiosity for nature and culture and solo-efficient bag packing. We talked with them about their work in Jackson, WY, their travels before and after kids, and one hell of a close call in Rwanda. Also, their kids are super bad-ass, smart, funny and ready for adventure. Tune-in, share, and enjoy!


Lara Lane (US ambassador to Rwanda TED talk) - The Green School

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

King Fighter - He No Dead Yet

The Who - The Kids are Alright

The Mighty Popo - Karibu

Air - Kelly Watch the Stars

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Jon Ekstrom (Jon of All Trades)

Jon is a podcaster, a self-employed entrepreneur, a beer enthusiast, a Denverite, and an incredibly patient owner of cats! We talked about jobs, work, passion, podcasting, the art of communication, conquering a fear of public speaking, and of course, poop. Tune-in to hear an excellent podcaster give us a free lesson!


Jon of All Trades Podcast - Jon’s Business (Deftcom) - Jon’s Non-profit (The Mile High 100)


Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Pale Cricket - You Bought it

Fred McMullen - Dekalb Chain Gang

Gabby Pahinui - Lei Aloha Lei Makamae

Amanda Sage & Joe Bob Merrit

On your left, you may observe one human dummy. To your right, seated by the Caravan of Chaos and Chance, you will see Joe Bob and Amanda; fitting together like a beautiful puzzle.

Joe Bob and Amanda are artists, makers, and two wildly inspirational and free human beings. We surprised them both with our recording gear and captured one hell of a magical hour! We talked about Vinotok, Burning Man, making art, mystical experiences, and how the human is to consciousness what the mushroom is to mycelium. See below for links to their good works!


Fantastic Fungi Movie - Amanda’s Website - Joe Bob’s Website Joe Bob’s Instagram - Amanda’s Instagram - Amanda’s CoSM Workshop - Philip rubinov Jacobson -


Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Cat Stevens - Peace Train

Nicola Cruz - Eclipse

Icaros Chamanicos

Elias Lammam - Soltan Ahl Al Hawa

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Devin Fin and J.D. Smith

We met J.D. in Joshua Tree over Christmas. We spent a few days camped across the road from him in a campground, and bonded over a jar of pickled green beans. In fact, meeting J.D. helped inspire this podcast! J.D. is one bad-ass climber, currently seeking endorsement deals. We met up with J.D. in Vedauwoo, WY on our way south, and we are super glad we did.

J.D. was camped out and had been climbing with a few new friends, including this weeks other guest, Devin Fin. Devin is a professional rock climber, and something of a luminary in the sport of '“of-width” climbing. Don’t know what “off-width” means? No worries, all you have to do is sit back, maybe smoke a little jazz cabbage, and these two charming characters will tell you all about it.

We talked about climbing, native culture, pro-deals, living on the road, and how to charm the police if visiting while Dutch. We had a blast with these two, we think you will too!


J.D.’s Instagram Devin’s Instagram

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Beta Band - Human Being

Beastie Boys - Namaste

Fela Kuti - Water get No Enemy

Men at Work - Be Good Johnny

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Steve and Michelle Osman (Father & Daughter)


Father and Daughter, Art for the Environment, Art for ANY Environment!

Steve and Michelle were kind enough to sit with us and answer questions about life, art, the joy and struggle of living and working in Costa Rica, and what to do when you stop guiding gringos down river. From paradise to paradise, this family has made sense of it all with lots of love, and enough paint to cover every newly-hip city in the Western hemisphere. See below for links to their websites.

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Skip Anderson

Skip, Andrea, and Berit.

We met Skip through our mutual friend, in Bozeman, MT. Skip is a busy guy.  He's a new father, an award-winning journalist, the communications specialist for the Center for Biofilm Research at the University of Montana, and he is an all around fantastic guy. We sat with him in his home, with chili on the pot, and his young daughter in Tiffany's arms. We cover journalism, food, issues facing the American South, the beauty and charm of the American West, and a phobia of Jack White. Share and Enjoy!


The story of Vernon Rust - The Black Lillies - The Contributor (Street Newspaper) - Biofilm Engineering

Tunes in this Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Dean Martin - Just the Other Side of Nowhere

Blind Willie McTell - Climbing High Mountains

J.J. Cale - Thirteen Days

Jimbo Mathus and the Knockdown South - Monkey Business

Ricardo Serpa

We are so pleased to bring you this one!  Meet our new pal, Ricardo Serpa.  Ricardo is a dedicated follower of Passion!  Tune-in to hear an inspirational tale about his journeys from Miami to Alaska on a motorcycle, his adventures in life, work and love, and lessons learned from death and near death.  Share and Enjoy! 

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Tunes in this Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

The Who - Magic Bus

Sly and the Family Stone - You Can Make it if You Try

Pink Floyd - Time

Led Zeppelin - South Bound Suarez

Fiona Apple - Across the Universe (The Beatles)

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Amber Vaska

Eskimo Ice Cream is better than it sounds!

Amber is a mom, a fiercely kind competitor in the Native Games, and an advocate for the dignity of indigenous people in Alaska.  We met Amber at her home in Fairbanks and had a great chat about the games, the reality facing native people in Alaska, the tragedy awaiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and how to say hello, thank you, and poop in her native tongue.    

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Gary Toth

Oh boy! Gary Toth, our new pal in Fairbanks, has some stuff say, and we wanted to hear it! If you have a long road trip in your future, this is the show for you! We talked for almost three hours about his life, a child guru, a reformed prophet, spiritual communities, the pointlessness of existence (or maybe not), and a healthy variety of other topics. Coffee is a helluva drug!


Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Is Mod Se Jate Hain Kishore

King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King

The Black Keys - Meet me in the City (Junior Kimbrough)

T-Rex - Cosmic Dancer

Big Thief - Haley

Gene Vincent - Born to Be A Rolling Stone



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Melisse & Dave
Dave, Melisse, Quito.jpg

We Can All Be Friends.

On a beach, on a walk, with a dog...that is how you make new friends!  Melisse, her little dog Quito and her friend Bill (Last week's guest), were immediately taken with Pelé's clearly majestic countenance. We quickly became pals.  We spent three days and nights with Melisse, her husband Dave, little Quito and their friend Bill.  We ate, we drank, we took a hike, and we did some yoga together.  We are tremendously glad to have met these delightful creatures, and are equally glad to share this week's episode with our pals out there in the world.  Tune in to hear what makes Homer, AK such a special place.  Share and enjoy!     

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Bill Gilbert
(Right to Left) Pelé, Quito & Bill

(Right to Left) Pelé, Quito & Bill

Bill, at work in Panama.

Our Guest today is an officer, a gentleman, an educator, and a student of life. We met this kind fellow on the beach in Homer, AK, and are richer for the experience. Take a listen to what Bill has learned in his career in the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel, as an educator teaching Spanish, and as an officer for the the U.S. Department of State.



Tunes in This Episode
Oscar Aleman - Delicado
Los Poboycitos - Amor Como Fuego
Nicola Cruz - Sanación
Alla - Improvisations
Scott Walker - 30 Century Man

BONUS EPISODE - Dominique & Fabrice (

Dominique & Fabrice are traveling the world, telling stories, and taking a snapshot of the crazy thing as it spins wildly out of control.  We met them in BC, Canada and sat down to eat some chips and have a chat.  This is a bonus episode - we apologize for the messy audio quality.  


Tunes In This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Francoise Hardy - Ça A Raté

Brigitte Bardot - Moi Je Joue

Gillian Hills - Tut Tut Tut Tut

Sly & the Family Stone - Everybody is a Star

Jennifer Reyes

Our Guest today is 19, going on 30. If Jennifer Reyes is our future, I'm feeling a bit more upbeat about seeing it someday. We talked about seasonal work, social work, love, haircuts, and more. Prop up your feet after a hard days work, and enjoy this episode from the road!


Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman – Delicado

Richard Swift - Lady Luck

Diggable Planets - Where I'm From

Ibrahim Fererr - Bruca Maniguá


Cristina Torres

Cristina's daughter, Teresa!

Whooa...Tiff went solo on this one! She sat down with our new friend Cristina Torres to drink a little wine and talk about travel with children. Cristina and her family have been traveling and growing on their way from Brazil to Alaska for the past 4 years. We met them in Canada! Most of the tunes on this episode were recorded at our friends Paul & Jesse's home in Astoria Oregon. Enjoy this little Canada Day conversation between a Brazilian and an American.



O Nosso Quintal - Instagram - Facebook

Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Paul & Jesse - (Izaura) (Águas de Março) (Água de Bebe) (A Felicidade) (Chega de Saudad)

Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata


Frazey Obadiah Ford

Frazey, in addition to being related to the great and powerful, Charris Ford, is also well known for having been one of the founding members of the Canadian folk band, “The Be Good Tanyas”. Her recent solo works have been incredibly soulful tours of the human condition. In between being a mom, a seamstress, a recent home buyer, and an entertainer, she took a moment to sit with us and share a few stories. If you haven't heard her music before now, no worries, this episode features several tracks from her latest record – Indian Ocean! Share and Enjoy!




Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman – Delicado

Willie Nelson – Slow Down Old World

Frazey Ford – You're Not Free

Frazey Ford – Done

Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean

Gary Anderson

This week we are so happy to bring you this gem from Salt Spring Island, British Columbia; a conversation with our new pal, Gary! We met Gary at his shop on the island, Rainbow Road Trading. After about 7 minutes of talking, he invited us over for dinner. We accepted, and are so glad we did. Gary is fascinating, his wife is a sweet and lovely woman who knows her way around a great meal, and their home is an amazing refuge for cats, dogs, and sheep. They were incredibly kind, generous and fun to be around. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.



Tunes in This Episode

Oscar Aleman – Delicado

The Kinks – Shangri La

Elvis Presley – Too Much Monkey Business

Cake – Stickshifts and Safety Belts

Cat Stevens – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

Joel Solomon

What can I tell you about Joel Solomon that you might not find out via a Google search? Well, he is as nice in person as he appears to be on camera. Joel is the author of 'The Clean Money Revolution - Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism'. He is also a true pioneer of responsible finance and has dedicated his life's work to making wealth do as little harm as possible. We sat down with Joel at his home on Cortes Island, BC and had a little chat about life, death, clean money, fiction, happiness, the past, the future, and what it takes to not be a terrible ancestor. We are glad to have met Joel and are proud to bring you this episode. Share and enjoy!



 Joel's Website - Hollyhock - THE BOOK - Renewal Funds - Roslyn Solomon

Tunes in this Episode

Oscar Aleman - Delicado

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

The Beatles - Revolution

Devo - Gut Feeling

Neil Young - Out on The Weekend


Michael Ableman

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 

Our conversation with Michael Ableman was an honor for us.  Michael is, in the truest sense of the word, a farmer.  We met him at his farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.  When we arrived (in the middle of planting season), Michael was on his hands and knees, planting strawberries and working the dirt.  When he isn't actually farming, he is writing books, taking beautiful photos, lecturing and consulting around the world, and managing an urban agriculture project in the city of Vancouver.  As two people who have quit working to go have fun and play around, being with such a hardworking and driven individual was an inspiration.  

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