Minisode: Christmas Stories
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Minisode: Christmas Stories

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In this festive episode of 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast, we’re inviting you all to join us for a little festive celebration, after what’s been a very hard year for many of you out there. On the menu we have three Christmas stories, as well as a surprise or two, and a short sneak preview of what’s to come in season 5. We really want to take the time to thank our patrons, many of whom joined us in the past 12 months, so we’ll be sprinkling our thanks to them throughout this episode.

Your hosts, as always, are Luke Kelly @thelukejkelly in Dublin, Ireland, Mark Boyle @markboyle86 in the UK, and Joe Byrne @anbeirneach in Kildare, Ireland. Brand spanking new minisode theme music comes from Thomas O’Boyle @thatthomasfella. Cover image from Алсу Ягудина on Unsplash.

Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Wine for Normal People
Ep 364: The High-End World of Rare Wines with Dave Parker of Benchmark Wines
In this episode I welcome David Parker, CEO and Founder of Benchmark Wine Group , which is the largest online seller of fine and rare wines for wine retailers, restaurants and collectors worldwide. Benchmark does auction, retail, wholesale and import. Dave is an unusual guest for us in that he specializes in a part of the market that most of us, as normal wine people, know nothing about -- fine and rare (and VERY expensive) wine! He is a great guest and openly shares everything from how Benchmark procures wine to how they ensure the wines are authentic (provenance) to the important things to know about collectible wine, should you decide to dip into this world. As a bonus, David tells us about the Rudy Kurniawan scandal (he knew Rudy!) and he shares great information about how the market works to keep that kind of fraud out of rare wine. As an important program note: I do need to thank the Patrons for encouraging me to have Dave on as a guest and for providing some great questions for this interview. If you are interested in becoming a Patron to have opportunities like this and to take part in other exclusive conversations, you can join for as little as US$20 per year! Here are the show notes: * Dave tells us how Benchmark sources wine, how the wine is evaluated and what makes it a good candidate for his portfolio. * We discuss provenance/authenticity guarantees, fraud, and how they ensure the wines are in great condition when Benchmark buys them. We discuss the sources of these wines -- from restaurants to private collectors and how Benchmark knows exactly what will work for them. "Bordeaux Wines at Fareham Wine Cellar" by Fareham Wine is licensed under CC BY 2.0 * Dave tells us how to begin investing in wine – the types of things people should collect, what you need to start a collection, and how wines become collectible over time. I ask him if these wines are actually worth the money (and he gives a diplomatic answer!) * Finally, Dave tells us what makes a wine age-worthy and we have a discussion about tariffs and what that may do to the rare wine market. If you're interested in learning more or starting somewhere, check out Benchmark's site. They have a guarantee of quality, so if you decide to invest it's less risky. ___________________________________________________________ Thanks to our sponsors: Wine Access Visit: www.wineaccess.com/normal and for a limited time get $20 off your first order of $50 or more! Wine Access is a web site that has exclusive wines that overdeliver for the price (of which they have a range). * They offer top quality wines by selecting diverse, interesting, quality bottles you may not have access to at local shops. * Wine Access provides extensive tasting notes, stories about the wine and a really cool bottle hanger with pairings, flavor profile, and serving temps. * Wines are warehoused in perfect conditions and shipped in temperature safe packs. Satisfaction is guaranteed! Check it out today! www.wineaccess.com/normal Thanks to YOU! The podcast supporters on Patreon, who are helping us to make the podcast possible and who we give goodies in return for their help! Check it out today: https://www.patreon.com/winefornormalpeople
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Tough Girl Podcast
Tough Girl Podcast
Sarah Williams
Dani Reyes-Acosta - Athlete, advocate, and storyteller rewriting the narrative of who plays outside
Dani is a storyteller, strategist, advocate, and professional big mountain athlete redefining who plays outside and how we build community with others on this planet.   Originally from Southern California, she has traveled through Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Andorra, Canada, and the USA building her craft as a split board mountaineer (plus climber, surfer, and runner) since 2014, when she graduated from corporate life with a one-way ticket to South America.   Ever since then, she's worked to build a life AND career she loves, in spite of setbacks, naysayers, and building everything from scratch.   Her goal?    To inspire individual action and collective communion through self-care and self-determination found in the outdoors.   “I want to find the limits of my possible—whether in the mountains, my creative work, or as a strategist—and travel into the higher reaches of the world that vests me with this power. To grow as individuals, communities, and a society, I think we need to embrace discomfort. This is how we evolve.” - Dani Reyes-Acosta     New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday and Thursday at 7am UK time - Make sure you hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out.    The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons. To find out more about supporting your favourite podcast and becoming a patron please check out www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast.   Show notes * Who is Dani * Growing into adventure * Not taking the typical path * Her dreams as a little girl * Going to college and combing her love of the sea with her desire to give back to the world * Studying Marine Biology * Growing up in a strict catholic family  * Wanting to connect with the bigger world around her * How her career evolved * Deep dive into how she got to where she is now * Wanting to start a non profit in South America * Being burnt out from university  * Getting into marketing  * Dealing with the economic crash of 2008 * Starting to work for Nike in 2012 * Having to make a decision about adventure  * Deciding to become a mountain person * Work hard and play hard * Using meet-up.com to connect with people * Not knowing anyone in Oregon * How her life got consumed by work in her late 20s * Exiting an unhealthy relationship in 2013 * Turning her life upside down in 2014 * Buying a one way ticket to South America * Buying a car * Spending 9 months driving around  * Why deciding on South America * Setting new goals and new priorities  * The life that everyone else is impressed with * Putting pen to paper * Setting new goals  * Making goals apart of her process * Talking money and making money from your passions * Having a broken knee * Van life realities  * Follow along with the journey  * Final words of advice   Social Media    Website danireyesacosta.com    Instagram @notlostjustdiscovering   Facebook @notlostjustdiscovering
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