The Appalachian Mountain Club invites adventurers, explorers, and outdoor leaders to share their astonishing stories on the Unlikely Stories Podcast. Stories that unite communities with inspiration, information, and entertainment. Elevating unheard and diverse stories, because everyone is part of the outdoor community.
Hosted by Derick Lugo, author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, with Carly Moree, each episode highlights the stories of historic and modern-day explorers and outdoor adventurers, from York, a slave who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition across the U.S. to the Pacific, to Jennifer Pharr Davis, a long-distance hiker and Fastest Known Time record holder for the Appalachian Trail.
Episodes are available every Wednesday here or anywhere you listen to podcasts and be sure to follow @unlikelystoriespodcast on Instagram for news, updates, and more!
Episode 1: The First Black Man to Summit Mount Everest | Sibusiso Vilane (September 8, 2021)
Episode 2: Black Explorers of History Part I | J.R. Harris (September 8, 2021)
Episode 3: Black Explorers of History Part II | J.R. Harris (September 8, 2021)
Episode 4: The Modern Eco-Explorer | Mario Rigby (September 15, 2021)
Episode 5: Running with the ‘Mirnavator’ | Mirna Valerio (September 22, 2021)
Episode 6: Jennifer Pharr Davis | Superhuman Hiker (September 29, 2021)
Episode 7: Earl B. Hunter Jr. | Campfire Conversations (October 6, 2021)
Episode 8: Inclusive Outdoors Project | Improving Access to the Outdoors (October 13, 2021)
Episode 9: Wyn Wiley/ Pattie Gonia Part I: The Queen in All of Us (October 20, 2021)
Episode 10: Wyn Wiley/ Pattie Gonia Part II: The Queen in All of Us (October 27, 2021)