08: The Adventurous Life and Minimalism with YouTube Sensation Kraig Adams
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Howdy, you Beautiful Soul!

Once again we have a spectacular conversation about leading a better life.

This week, it's with Filmmaker, Minimalist, Hiker, and YouTube Sensation Kraig Adams.

One of the absolutely coolest things about hosting a podcast is that I get to reach out and talk with some absolutely fascinating and amazing people. And this was one of those times.

I became aware of Kraig through a pretty cool circumstance--which I detail in the podcast--from my brother-in-law, who I call "Boob," (it's okay, he calls me "Boob" too). He's an avid hiker, and he showed me some places he wanted to hike in these beautiful videos on YouTube.

I was entranced. The videos took me away to the mountains. The music calmed me while dealing with my mom's hospice. It was a balm for the soul. I absolutely loved these videos and I went to his channel and started watching them ALL.

His YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/user/KadamsMedia

and his website is: www.KraigAdams.com

I also watched several videos he has about Minimalism, the philosophy of getting rid of belongings and maximizing personal freedom.

I became a fan almost instantly.

The way Kraig puts it is that he's a filmmaker going on hikes rather than a hiker trying to be a filmmaker.

Once you see his videos, you'll understand.


This approach has obviously worked, as he has right at 60,000,000 video views, 565,000 subscribers to his videos, and is able to make a great living doing something that he loves.

If you know him, you already know this. If you haven't been virtually introduced to Kraig yet, you're going to thank me for this.

In the podcast, we go over some of the following topics:

  • What LIFE is all about.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Kraig's fear of that (we disagree on this one)...
  • Older/Younger Paradigm
  • How Search Algorithms are curating our life--and maybe causing determinism in our lives.
  • The economy of attention and how FEAR plays a role in that.
  • Life Philosophy...true or useful?
  • Kraig's view of what he does, and how unique and beautiful that is.
  • Hiking...in Nepal, Iceland, Chile, and Europe.
  • The benefits of being alone, mediation, patience, and being bored.
  • NYC during Covid.
  • The philosophy of Minimalism and living it rather than saying it.
  • How does one start with Adventure Hiking!
  • How to get as friggin' brilliant as Kraig, and the number one critical aspect to learning.
  • Living by serendipity.
  • And the MAIN THING in leading a better life...the magic thing that raises all ships.


I'm excited to get this to you. I think you're going to love this and Kraig!

Go ahead and click "Play" and enjoy this deliciousness.

And remember that you are loved and deserving!

Chip Franks ❤️👍

P.S. If you're feeling good, and enjoyed this--go on over to www.ChipChatPodcast.com and write a review for me. I'd love to give you a shoutout!

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