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#71 | Austin Langely - Comedy Cycling Adventure Across The West

Welcome to episode 71 of the becoming human podcast. This week features my guest Austin Langely, a comedian who’s on a bicycle adventure starting from Idaho stretching across mountainous washingon and coastal oregon ending in southern California. Along the way, Austin camps, stays with hosts, and performs comedy at local open mics. Austin is also raising money for world bicycle relief, the organization provides bikes to people in need in Africa. I have a penchent for those who cling to adventure and pursue challenging experiences into the unknown. If you’d like to support Austin and the world bicycle relief foundation you can checkout jokesandspokes on instagram or follow the links in the show notes. If you’d like to support the show, rate, review and share it with a friend.


#63 | Austin Daffron & Alfred Murillo - Jiu-Jitsu & Improvement

Some people spend their whole lives pursuing mastery of a craft, doing whatever it takes to play, perform and evolve.

Austin Daffron is a fascinating Jiu-Jitsu athlete, in his early twenties he positioned himself to spend most of his time doing the things he loves rather than being caught-up in a conventional career. From the outside, you’d think Austin was lucky, however he is tenacious and very analytical which lends itself to unique opportunities within any endeavor.

Alfred Murillo has committed a great deal of himself to Jiu-Jitsu, in the name of pursuing what excites him. He is voraciously integrating technique and is an assistant professor for kids Jiu-Jitsu at Livewire MMA.

We speak with Austin about his approach to Jiu-Jitsu, Learning new technique, competing, strategy, and being effective.

Find Austin Daffron on social media: @duck_jitsu

Find Alfred Bobojinski on social media: @bobobajinski

#61 | Zach Bitter - Ultra Runner

Zach Bitter is an endurance athlete, coach and nutrition specialist. Zach has broken the World record for running the furthest distance in 12 hours ( 101.66 miles) and he set a new American record for fastest 100 mile time of 11:47:21.

With a curiosity for his own limitations, Zach has dedicated his life to endurance running and nutrition. He started off as a High School teacher running races and training in his free-time. Through the pursuit of excitement, he left his job as a teacher to pursue running and peripheral disciplines full-time. Zach is a reminder of building your life around what excites you and over time, most people on that path will encounter new and unexpected opportunities.

We often hold people who've achieved great accomplishments at arms length, however, all of our ambitions are within arms reach with clever thinking, diligence, and effective learning. 

Subjects discussed; Nutrition, what drove Zach to break records, Zach's motivations to compete, how to transition to a career athlete, pursuing excitement, and more.

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#48 | Proving Grounds pt. 2

I talk to my friends Jack, Alfred, Trevor and Drew about our preparation for a jiu jitsu tournament, proving grounds. Each of us came to the tournament with a unique mindset and level of ability. We talk on learning & focus strategies, common pitfalls while learning jiu jitsu, and the parallels in life. 

Tournaments or competition, allows us to examine our progress with social and talent feedback. Wether it's competing with fellow archers, jiu jitsu players, runners, snowboarders, etc.. we have to confront our abilities and our possibilities inspiring a moment to rise to te occasion. 

#42 | CamE - Running For Combat Veterans

Campbell Tasker is an Army Combat Veteran, Trail Runner and a founder of Running For Combat Veterans - nonprofit helping veterans that have fallen through the system's "cracks", much like herself. 

After countless surgeries, Campbell turned to running in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest for strength and solace. 
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