Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER! Podcast

Hosted by Richard Wiese

Richard Wiese is the host of Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, an award-winning travel & adventure television series on PBS, dedicated to wildlife preservation and giving a voice to little-known peoples around the world. Since Born To Explore premiered in 2011, it has won two Daytime Emmy Awards and has earned 14 Emmy nominations, as well as 35 Telly Awards, 4 Parents Choice Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle.

Co-host of the public television series “Weekends with Yankee”—produced by two prominent New England media outlets, WGBH- TV and Yankee magazine. The series, now in its third season, provides a national audience with an insider’s look at the landscapes, attractions and hidden gems of the wondrous six-state New England region.

In addition to his work in Television, Richard is also the Author of best-selling book, Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer. In his introduction to the book, Richard writes: “I hope ‘Born to Explore’ inspires both the nature enthusiast and the nature-impaired and provides information on the tools needed to discover and love the outdoors.” 

When Richard was 11, he climbed Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro with his father. Since then, he has traveled to all seven continents (and scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro 15 more times). He has also tagged jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, led expeditions to the Northern Territory of Australia, discovered 29 new life forms on Mt. Kilimanjaro, went cross-country skiing at the North Pole, been on two expeditions to Antarctica, and participated in the largest medical expedition ever on Mt. Everest. 

In 2002, Richard, then 43, was the youngest person to be elected president of The Explorers Club, a prestigious society founded in 1904 that promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air and space. He was elected to another four-year term as the club’s president in 2018.

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Life’s Tough, but Shelton Johnson is TOUGHER… This Explorer Enjoys Life’s Majesty as a US National Park Ranger

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Shelton Johnson, best-known park ranger with the U.S. National Park Service. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on June 3rd, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Silvia Vasquez Lavado is TOUGHER… This Explorer Has Overcome Great Odds to Stand on the Seven Summits

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Sylvia Vasquez-Lavado the first openly gay woman to complete the Seven Summits. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on June 3rd, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Chris Nicola is TOUGHER… This Rugged Caver Uncovers an Amazing Story of Survival

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Chris Nicola, explorer of the lost caves of the Holocaust. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 27th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Mikael Strandberg is TOUGHER… This Consummate Explorer Shares Insight on Perspective

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Mikael Strandberg, a Polar Explorer and father. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 27th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Adrian Shine is TOUGHER… This Monster Chaser Learned About Human Nature on Loch Ness

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Adrian Shine, and his tales of the Lochness Monster. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 20th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Joe Rohde is TOUGHER… This Imagineer Helps Us Understand the Link Between Diversity, Creativity, Exploration, and Adventure

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Joe Rohde, Disney Imagineer.  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 20th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Hugo Vau is TOUGHER… This Big Wave Surfer Had a Life-Changing Experience with BIG MAMA in Nazare´

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Hugo Vau, The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed.  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 13th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but George Kourounis is TOUGHER… This Storm Chaser is Fascinated with the Line Between Natural Force and Natural Disaster

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features George Kourounis, Daring Storm Chaser.  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 13th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Rodrigo Medellin is TOUGHER… This Real-Life Bat Man Can Change the Way You Think About Bats!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Rodrigo Medellin, the Batman of Mexico. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 6th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”. 

Life’s Tough, but Bo Parfet is TOUGHER… Conquering the Seven Summits Against All Odds!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Bo Parfet, Seven Summit Mountianeer. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on May 6th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Kathy Sullivan is TOUGHER… Making History in Space Exploration and Deep Diving!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Kathy Sullivan, NASA astronaut and American Hero. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on April 29th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Richard Garriott is TOUGHER… This Second-Generation Astronaut Shares the “Overview Effect” Part 2

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and former President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Richard Garriott, explorer and pioneer, and is also known as Lord British in the gaming world. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on April 29th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Richard Garriott is TOUGHER, the first man to travel to the bottom of the Ocean and into outer Space! Part 1

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Richard Garriott, explorer and pioneer, and is also known as Lord British in the gaming world. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on April 1st, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Stig Severinsen is TOUGHER, Holding His Breath for Over 20 Minutes and Capturing the Guinness World Record!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Dr. Stig Severinsen, founder of Breatheology and a freediving world record holder. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on April 1st, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Barry Clifford is TOUGHER, discovering legendary shipwrecks and pirates’ treasures!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Barry Clifford, an underwater archeologist and among the world’s best known underwater explorers, known for discovering the remains of Samuel Bellamy’s wrecked pirate ship The Whydah, the only fully verified and authenticated pirate shipwreck of the Golden Age of Piracy ever discovered in the world. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 25th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Laurie Marker is TOUGHER, the world’s leading expert on all things cheetahs.

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Laurie Marker, a research scientist and boots-on-the-ground conservationist, Oxford-trained zoologist, author, cheetah veterinary health expert, goat farmer, dog breeder, cattle rancher, educator, inspirational thought leader, public speaker and policy maker who travels nonstop on her mission to help save the world’s fastest mammal. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 25th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Dr. Martin Nweeia is TOUGHER, a dental surgeon by trade and a renowned narwhal researcher & explorer by passion!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Dr. Martin Nweeia, dental surgeon, marine mammal dental specialist and renowned narwhal researcher whose exhibition, “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend,” recently opened at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 18th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Captain Alfred McLaren is TOUGHER, nuclear attack submarine officer turned deep-sea explorer—a true “Indiana Jones of the Sea.”

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Captain Alfred McLaren, former President of The Explorers Club, President of The American Polar Society, Senior Pilot of the Super Aviator submersible, author, deep-sea explorer and a veteran of more than 20 Cold War missions. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 18th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Ken Lacovara is TOUGHER, discovering one of the world’s largest and most complete dinosaur skeletons to date.

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Ken Lacovara, a Professor of paleontology and geology at Rowan University. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 11th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but David Good is TOUGHER, boldly trekking deep into the Amazon jungle to reunite with his indigenous mother and his proud heritage.

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features David Good, an adjunct biology instructor at Northampton Community College, public speaker, and remote indigenous tribes expert—concentrating on the Yanomami people. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 11th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Peter Hillary is TOUGHER, climbing to heights few have dared!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Peter Hillary, a New Zealand adventurer, elite mountaineer, philanthropist, speaker and writer. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!!” episode released on March 6th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Victor Vescovo is TOUGHER, going to the extreme ends of our planet for exploration and adventure.

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Victor Vescovo, an American private equity investor, retired naval officer, avid adventurer, and renowned undersea explorer. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!!” episode released on March 6th, 2021, and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Nina Lanza is TOUGHER, a driving force in the search for life on Mars!

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Nina Lanza, distinguished planetary scientist, Mars expert and Mars rover operator. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 4th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.

Life’s Tough, but Bertrand Piccard is TOUGHER, universally recognized as “the 21st century’s greatest explorer!”

Life’s Tough Media is pleased to announce the latest episode of our “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” podcast series. Hosted by Richard Wiese—explorer extraordinaire and President of The Explorers Club—this episode features Bertrand Piccard, elite Swiss explorer, psychiatrist, and environmentalist, and universally considered by society and his peers alike as “the 21st century’s greatest explorer.Read More…

This “Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!” episode released on March 4th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough: Explorers are Tougher”.