April 26, 2022

Episode 62: Brendan Leonard on Running, Creativity, and Avoiding a Real Job

On this episode: The Far Side, browser tabs, YouTube analytics, and reluctant running. We’re talking with Brendan Leonard, illustrator, writer, film maker and ultra trail runner and creator of Semi-Rad.com.

Show Notes

  • 00:35 – Introducing Brendan Leonard
  • 02:55 – The story behind the birth of Semi-Rad.com
  • 09:50 – Where did you get started writing?
  • 14:20 – Sources of inspiration
  • 20:15 – What are the things that grab your attention these days?
  • 22:15 – How Brendan got into outdoor adventures
  • 28:45 – Making adventure films
  • 35:58 – YouTube analytics fun and “going viral”
  • 42:40 – A typical week in the life of Brendan Leonard
  • 45:20 – What inspired you to get into ultra running?
  • 55:30 – Browser tabs throw-down
  • 60:00 – Wrapping up

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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