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Elizabeth Pearson Garr Podcaster

Elizabeth Pearson Garr has spent a lot of her life asking questions. A daughter of a professor and a principal, as a kid she loved sitting at the “adult table” during their dinner parties so she could participate in the “real” conversations.

Elizabeth went on to graduate with honors from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature, and promptly attended professional cooking school to become a food writer. That led to various career opportunities, including becoming one of the first employees of the Television Food Network; writing/producing gigs at networks from PBS to E!; anchoring/reporting at the NBC affiliate in Billings, Montana; earning a graduate degree in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University; and various and sundry other things. The through-line to all this has been curiosity. Elizabeth is a skilled interviewer who loves diving deep into research, finding connections, and telling good stories.

Elizabeth has a husband, two daughters, and a fluffy white dog who rarely leaves her side.

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What It'S Like To Summit Mt. Everest--Reprise &Raquo; 6861A7550229613E3387373F20Ad829Ba4Bc5767Dd8Eb92E70A0Abe304D4E657 1
What It's Like To Summit Mt. Everest–Reprise

We're revisiting a popular episode from our archives this week!  It's not easy to get to the top of the world.  It takes a lot of training and determination, a willingness to endure pain a…

We're revisitin…

We're revisiting a popular episode from our archives this week!  It's not easy to get to the top of the world.  It takes a lot of training and determination, a willingness to endure pain and suffering--and no small amount of luck.  Even the most prepared climber can confront a deadly avalanche or fatal turn in the weather.Our guest, Jeff Gottfurcht, was the first person ever to summit the tallest mountain in the world--Mt. Everest--with rheumatoid arthritis.  Hear his incredible tales of ten years of training (including climbing all of the world's biggest mountains); what a …

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What It'S Like To Travel For A Living &Raquo; 6861A7550229613E3387373F20Ad829Ba4Bc5767Dd8Eb92E70A0Abe304D4E657 6
What It's Like To Travel for a Living

Lots of people say they “like to travel”... but most probably can’t claim they're “travel addicts.” Karen Gershowitz has earned that title by visiting more than 95 countries–many of t…

Lots of people say t…

Lots of people say they “like to travel”... but most probably can’t claim they're “travel addicts.” Karen Gershowitz has earned that title by visiting more than 95 countries–many of them numerous times!  She’s worked her career around traveling, and is now a travel writer. She has also published two books about her travels. In this episode Karen shares tales from her adventures and gives tips all travelers can use to have authentic experiences--from taking public transportation, to eating at communal tables with locals, to the benefits of "getting lost."In this episode:01:5…

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What It'S Like To Be On The Reality Show &Quot;Naked And Afraid&Quot; Six Times &Raquo; 6861A7550229613E3387373F20Ad829Ba4Bc5767Dd8Eb92E70A0Abe304D4E657 1
What It's Like to be on the Reality Show "Naked and Afraid" Six Times

EJ Snyder has spent 206 days in very tough, uncompromising environments, having to create his own shelters, forage for food, and keep warm in the elements--all in the nude.  EJ--a.k.a. "Skull Crusher…

EJ Snyder has spent …

EJ Snyder has spent 206 days in very tough, uncompromising environments, having to create his own shelters, forage for food, and keep warm in the elements--all in the nude.  EJ--a.k.a. "Skull Crusher"--is an extreme survivalist, and has appeared six times on the reality television show "Naked and Afraid" (as well as other shows). So are reality shows really as challenging as they look? Do the crews ever help out struggling contestants?  EJ shares all the dirt (so to speak), and gives lots of practical tips about how we all can survive extreme situations. After all, even those of us who never…

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What It'S Like To Be A Stuntman And A Strongman &Raquo; 6861A7550229613E3387373F20Ad829Ba4Bc5767Dd8Eb92E70A0Abe304D4E657 6
What It's Like To Be a Stuntman and a Strongman

Todd Jones has crashed into walls, been punched in the face, flown through the air,  tumbled down stairs, and fallen off high buildings, numerous times--willingly.  He is a professional stuntman for…

Todd Jones has crash…

Todd Jones has crashed into walls, been punched in the face, flown through the air,  tumbled down stairs, and fallen off high buildings, numerous times--willingly.  He is a professional stuntman for movies and television shows.  Todd also is a strongman: among other things, he holds a Guinness World Record for "hearting" horseshoes (bending steel with his hands).  Think all of this sounds almost impossible?  Todd says he's not superhuman--he has simply worked hard and not given up: the secret to his success is perseverance.  In this episode:01:56--How and why Todd transitioned from …

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What It'S Like To Be A Solo Rv Traveler &Raquo; 6861A7550229613E3387373F20Ad829Ba4Bc5767Dd8Eb92E70A0Abe304D4E657 2
What It's Like To Be a Solo RV Traveler

Jenell Jones has everything she owns with her at all times, and can travel wherever she chooses (as long as the destination is on this continent!). Jenell is a full-time RV (recreational vehicle) trav…

Jenell Jones has eve…

Jenell Jones has everything she owns with her at all times, and can travel wherever she chooses (as long as the destination is on this continent!). Jenell is a full-time RV (recreational vehicle) traveler.   She spends her life on the road, but Jenell isn't lonely: she runs an RV club for other solo travelers, so they travel "alone, together."  In this episode Jenell recounts her transition to the RV life (she didn't even know how to drive an RV when she decided to buy one!), paring down her "stuff" to what she actually needs (one swimsuit and a few highball glasses made the cut), …

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