People often ask how long my interviews are and I ask them how
long a conversation is.
It can be one minute or three hours.
This is a really fun episode because it gives you a real peak
into what actually happens on the road… a conversation that turns
into an interview, and goes off in different directions, as new
people are introduced, and new conversations start.
It’s only an 8 minute episode simply because at the end of it,
another person I knew pulled up and soon the conversation became
hard to follow as we all bonded and connected and told our
Before you hear that, you have to understand how extremely
ironic it was that we would happen upon each other.
In my month and a half in Alaska, the couple that pulls up and
yells my name toward the end are the only people I saw more than
Weeks previously, we had met very briefly at a bus stop in
Denali National Park, over 60 miles into the Park.
They didn’t want to do an interview at the time, but they
still wanted to talk. So we chatted for over 20 minutes about their
life and their adventures. It was a wonderful and memorable
Then 3 weeks later, as I was interviewing Larry Williams, one
of my Wrangell Rescuers, I heard my name called out and the couple
and I reconnected.
At the end, you hear how we all pulled over on the side of
this long, winding dirt road and just talked like old friends. The
recording actually went on for over 30 minutes, but like any
conversation with 5 people, it took many turns and became hard to
follow so I only included the beginning.
Before we jump in, I also want to give you a little background
about the person I am interviewing, Larry Williams, who was really
quite fun to talk with.
Before I started recording, he told me a bit about what
brought him from Maryland, all the way to Alaska to visit his
He told me about his experience as an adventure blogger and
about his dreams of starting his own podcast.
Let’s jump in!