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Lady Overlander Radio

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Misti Tokarsky "Barefoot Overlander" and Arla Cress "Mrs. Bats Offroad" interview some of the most epic people in overlanding and off-roading!

Support us in the 2023 Rebelle Rally as Team Lady Overlander Radio: gofund.me/98b08570

SPONSORED BY: ARTEMIS OVERLAND HARDWARE, MOORE EXPO, TEMBO TUSK, MIDLAND RADIO, WILDLAND COFFEE, GO TREADS, OVERLAND SPICES, AND ADVENTURE TRAIL OUTFITTERS!
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S1E1: Brittany Highland of Hourless Life

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S3E8: Women Should NEVER Overland Solo - Ladies' Roundtable Discussion
S3E8: Women Should NEVER Overland Solo - Ladies' Roundtable Discussion
Many of us have heard, "Women should never (overland, wheel, hike, travel) alone," or other comments to that effect. The purpose of this podcast episode is to educate, inform, and empower women who may want to start overlanding solo, but have been told they shouldn't. We are so excited to have the following Special Guests on Wednesday night's podcast: Tara McGovern @roveandreverie Cristin Whetten @badassbrunette Christina Luppi @huntressoffroad Kelly Nomura @twinkie923 Julianna Rose @the.overlander.nextdoor
01:13:03
November 10, 2022
S3E7: Interview with Kris Carroll of Fastrack Overland!
S3E7: Interview with Kris Carroll of Fastrack Overland!
Misti and Arla chat with Kris Carroll of Fastrack Overland about everything from his 2wd Tacoma overland build to mountain biking. We also meet his cat named "Shop Cat" and share lots of laughs and great conversation!
52:29
November 03, 2022
S3E6: LIVE! 2022 REBELLE RALLY RECAP!
S3E6: LIVE! 2022 REBELLE RALLY RECAP!
Join Misti and Arla as we chat with Rebelle Rally founder, Emily Miller, and our good friends Team Wild Mavens about the 2022 Rebelle Rally. We'll learn a bit about Emily, and why she started the rally, and we'll talk to Lisa and Katie and learn how the ups and downs of their very first run at Rebelle! Be sure to tune in and ask any questions you may have!  Also, make sure you watch until the end for a special announcement!
55:15
October 27, 2022
S3E5: Interview with Krysta King
S3E5: Interview with Krysta King
Misti and Arla chat with Krysta King tonight! Krysta LOVES the outdoors! You can find her hiking, overlanding, rock climbing, paddleboarding, and everything in between! Krysta has overcome personal obstacles that have only made her stronger. Come join us tonight and find out more about this awesome lady!
59:07
August 05, 2022
S3E4: Interview with Brittany Highland of Hourless Life - One Year Later!
S3E4: Interview with Brittany Highland of Hourless Life - One Year Later!
Misti and Arla chat with Brittany Highland of Hourless Life! Brittany was our very first guest on the Lady Overlander Radio podcast back in July 2021. We're catching up with her one year later to see how much her life has changed since she and her family started their international overland journey!
56:60
July 22, 2022
S3E3: Interview with Tom Brawley of Adventure Trail Outfitters
S3E3: Interview with Tom Brawley of Adventure Trail Outfitters
Misti and Arla chat with Tom Brawley of Adventure Trail Outfitters about his latest product: the Overland Shower System.
57:46
July 15, 2022
S3E2: Interview with Skinny Guy Campers
S3E2: Interview with Skinny Guy Campers
Misti interviews Justin Sturgill and his wife Michelle from Skinny Guy Campers and Kelly LeTourneau and his wife Traci, who just completed a three week overlanding trip to Utah and Colorado with their Skinny Guy Camper.  Tune in and learn about the amazing features this camper has to offer!
56:22
July 08, 2022
S3E1: Interview with Ariana Dufour @littleariana
S3E1: Interview with Ariana Dufour @littleariana
Misti and Arla chat with Ariana Dufour. Ariana is originally from Colorado but currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her two border collies. Ariana recently joined the Trails Offroad team full-time as Director of Marketing and Design. During the week, you can find her working remotely but on the weekends, she's on the road searching for the next amazing camping spot in her 2004 Lexus GX470, dogs in tow.
01:00:26
July 01, 2022
S2E21: Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat Recap!
S2E21: Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat Recap!
Join Misti, Arla, Kayla, and Katie as we chat about the inaugural Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat we held in Arkansas. We talk about managing the heat, our awesome kayak float, the recovery, trauma care, and safety training we received from Switchback Outdoor Safety, and about the amazing women we met!
56:33
June 24, 2022
S2E20: Interview with Down South Off-Road and Outdoor
S2E20: Interview with Down South Off-Road and Outdoor
Misti and Arla chat with Down South Off-Road and Outdoor! Kim and Jeremy are quite the dynamic couple, who enjoy overlanding and off-roading, and conduct reviews of all types of outdoor products. They are funny, engaging, and have no filter!
01:10:09
June 03, 2022
S2E19: Interview with Oscar Mike Overland
S2E19: Interview with Oscar Mike Overland
Welcome to our special Memorial Day podcast with Oscar Mike Overland! Oscar Mike Overland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the lives of Veterans. Their mission is offering support to Veterans by means of adventure therapy and getting them “on the move”.  LOR is also partnering with OMO for a camp and trail ride for female veterans in September. We announce the five veterans who are selected on the show!
59:41
May 28, 2022
S2E18: Ladies' Fireside Chat at Daniel Boone Back the Byway
S2E18: Ladies' Fireside Chat at Daniel Boone Back the Byway
Lady Overlander Radio held a ladies' fireside chat at the Daniel Boone Back the Byway event in Bowen, Kentucky. Grab your favorite drink, pull up a chair, and listen in on the discussion! 
59:00
May 21, 2022
S2E17: Interview with MischiefMakerJKU (Hollie Fowler)
S2E17: Interview with MischiefMakerJKU (Hollie Fowler)
Misti and Arla chat with Hollie Fowler, a.k.a. MischiefMakerJKU, a rock crawling and trail riding legend! She is passionate about off-roading, and loves to encourage others to "get outdoors and on the trails!" 
54:40
May 20, 2022
S2E16: Jerry L'Ecuyer of Tembo Tusk
S2E16: Jerry L'Ecuyer of Tembo Tusk
Misti & Arla chat with Jerry L'Ecuyer, the founder and owner of Tembo Tusk. Tembo Tusk makes overlanding and camping gear, such as the Skottle. Tembo Tusk is launching some awesome new products! We talk with Jerry about the new Basin Table, Tembo Tusk Fire Pit, traveling through Africa, and much more!
01:04:43
May 13, 2022
S2E15: Interview with Shop Overland Apparel
S2E15: Interview with Shop Overland Apparel
Misti and Arla chat with Jared and Kayla about their new business endeavor: Shop Overland Apparel. Shop Overland Apparel is a one stop shop where you can find merch from some of your favorite YouTube overlanding brands! Tune in to learn more about Jared and Kayla, their love for overlanding, and what led them to start a new business.
56:13
May 06, 2022
S2E14: Interview with Keri Porter of Discover 4x4 Adventures
S2E14: Interview with Keri Porter of Discover 4x4 Adventures
Misti and Arla chat with Keri Porter of Discover 4x4 Adventures! Keri has been in the off-road world for almost 20 years! She has also taken her trail skills to higher levels by competing in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Rebelle Rally, an all-female 8-day compass and map navigational rally through the California and Nevada deserts. Keri is a born leader in the off-road community, and she is happy to share her knowledge and experience with others who are eager to get off-road and explore.
58:19
April 29, 2022
S2E13: Interview with Coddiwomple Overland!
S2E13: Interview with Coddiwomple Overland!
Join Misti and Arla as we interview some of our favorite people - Coddiwomple Overland! We were able to hang out with them again at the MOORE Expo, and we're excited to share their story with you!  Also, did you know that Lady Overlander Radio is ranked #6 in the Top 20 Overland Podcasts to listen to in 2022 by Feedspot?  See the top 20 here: https://blog.feedspot.com/overlanding_podcasts/
01:01:12
April 22, 2022
S2E11: Interview with Ozark Overland Adventures!
S2E11: Interview with Ozark Overland Adventures!
Listen in as we chat with our friends Matt and Cara McClellan of Ozark Overland Adventures! We chat about their rigs, their adventures, Matt's hair, and the MOORE Expo! 
01:09:25
April 11, 2022
S2E10: Interview with She Overlands!
S2E10: Interview with She Overlands!
Learn more about this dynamic duo, who showcase women in overlanding in order to build a sense of community and empowerment! 
01:04:35
March 25, 2022
S2E9: Interview with AR_Family_Expeditions
S2E9: Interview with AR_Family_Expeditions
Misti and Arla chat with Crystal and Chase Howerton, known on social media as AR_Family_Expeditions! We talk about their overland build on their 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, overlanding with kids, and how overlanding as a family has improved their lives. 
01:00:07
March 18, 2022
S2E8: Interview with Epic Family Road Trip!
S2E8: Interview with Epic Family Road Trip!
Arla and Misti chat with Carol and Peter van Stralen of Epic Family Road Trip! We talk about their new rig builds, roadschooling, and the ups and downs of raising a family on the road. 
01:12:49
March 11, 2022
S2E7: Interview with Wild Mavens!
S2E7: Interview with Wild Mavens!
The Wild Mavens are preparing for Rebelle Rally 2022! Take a listen to learn about how they are getting themselves ready for this challenge! 
58:48
March 09, 2022
S2E6: Interview with Cristin Whetten "Badass Brunette"
S2E6: Interview with Cristin Whetten "Badass Brunette"
Cristin is a solo female full-time overlander who recently traveled to Baja! Want to know more about the logistics of overlanding full-time, traveling solo, or traveling alone as a woman? Take a listen! 
01:01:44
February 25, 2022
S2E5: LIVE! Interview with Aqua Jeepgirl
S2E5: LIVE! Interview with Aqua Jeepgirl
Join Arla and Misti as we interview Julie Heyer, a.k.a. "Aqua Jeepgirl." Tune in as we chat with Julie about her Jeep "Roxxie," a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLU Sport. Julie and her sidekick, Roxxie, tackle some pretty epic obstacles out on the trails and just participated in King of Hammers.
56:52
February 18, 2022
S2E4: LIVE! Interview with Lady Owned Toyotas
S2E4: LIVE! Interview with Lady Owned Toyotas
We interviewed Jamie Handel - Founder of Lady Owned Toyotas, and Amy Marlar - Arkansas Ambassador for LOT. We had a lot of fun talking about the LOT group, their relationship with Tread Lightly, upcoming events, and the LOT Ambassador application process.
01:01:12
February 09, 2022
S2E3: LIVE Round Table Series #2: Overlanding with Kids
S2E3: LIVE Round Table Series #2: Overlanding with Kids
Join Laura Titensor, Mary Hollendoner, Brittany Highland, Arla Cress and Misti Tokarsky in a round table discussion on overlanding with kids.
01:11:33
February 04, 2022
S2E2: Interview with Arla Cress of Mrs. Bats Offroad
S2E2: Interview with Arla Cress of Mrs. Bats Offroad
Interview with Arla Cress, a.k.a. Mrs. Bats Offroad! She's funny, smart, and tough as nails! Arla overlands with her husband, Tony, and their 12 year old daughter. Arla just recently finished her overland build on her 2018 Jeep Wrangler JKU "Bonnie" and completed her maiden overland voyage in the JKU to Big Bend over the holidays. ***STAY TUNED FOR A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE END!!!***
31:15
January 29, 2022
S2E1: Chris Holloway and the MOORE Expo
S2E1: Chris Holloway and the MOORE Expo
In this episode, I chat with Chris Holloway, creator, owner, and CEO of the Midwest Overlanding and Off-road (MOORE) Expo. We talk about the Expo, the Campfire Cocktails YouTube series, the SMORR 2 MOORE (S2M) Overland Rally, and the Big Iron Overland Rally. We also chat about Chris' overland rigs, his family, and what he would tell his 18 year old self if he could go back in time. Take a listen! 
40:14
January 07, 2022
S1E21: Krystal Kelly of Equestrian Adventuresses
S1E21: Krystal Kelly of Equestrian Adventuresses
Krystal Kelly is an internationally recognized show jumping coach, best-selling author, award winning equestrian documentarian, youtuber, horse owner, and international equestrian overlander. Listen in and learn all about overlanding on horseback!
33:50
December 31, 2021
S1E20: LIVE Round Table Discussion with Tara McGovern, Cindy Pope, and Monique Song
S1E20: LIVE Round Table Discussion with Tara McGovern, Cindy Pope, and Monique Song
In this episode, Tara McGovern, Cindy Pope, and Monique Song join me in a round table discussion on several topics such as hygiene, safety, and the good, the bad, and the ugly of overlanding! 
01:06:18
December 23, 2021
S1E19: Karina Wolff of @karinaawolf
S1E19: Karina Wolff of @karinaawolf
Born and raised in Colorful Colorado, Karina has enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors from a very young age. Karina and her husband overland Colorado and Utah in their Toyota Tacomas and absorb as much of forest and trails as they possibly can. Karina wants to live in a world of "mountains, coffee, and campfires."
22:38
December 17, 2021
S1E18: Mary Hollendoner of "Monkeys on the Road"
S1E18: Mary Hollendoner of "Monkeys on the Road"
In this episode of Lady Overlander Radio, I chat with Mary Hollendoner. After a decade of high-stress, challenging, but rewarding jobs, she and her husband John decided it was time for a change. Mary left the rat race of Silicon Valley and her job at Google to travel from California to Argentina with her husband and daughter. They did so in a Ford Econoline van named Vancito. She documented their travels in her newly released book, titled "Monkeys on the Road," where she shares many relatable stories and adventures. 
44:56
December 10, 2021
S1E17: Laura Titensor of @crayonsandcairns
S1E17: Laura Titensor of @crayonsandcairns
Laura Titensor is a self taught cinematographer and film editor. She started Crayons and Cairns, a non-profit, to help give resources and education to families searching for connection - to each other and to natural world. Laura enjoys overlanding and canyoneering with her husband and children, and is currently working on a short film titled, "The Mark We Make," which captures not only the epic beauty of Utah's slot canyons, but also delves into the damage inflicted on our public lands and historic landmarks.
32:08
December 03, 2021
S1E16: Aaron Paris from Switchback Outdoor Safety
S1E16: Aaron Paris from Switchback Outdoor Safety
In this episode, Aaron Paris of Switchback Outdoor Safety and I talk about the importance of off-road safety, safety and recovery gear he recommends, trainings his company offers, and the upcoming Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat. Enjoy! THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY MOORE EXPO. 
42:03
November 26, 2021
S1E15: Dot Bekker, author of "Going Home to Africa"
S1E15: Dot Bekker, author of "Going Home to Africa"
My guest on this week's episode of Lady Overlander Radio is Dot Bekker. Dot is an international overlander who traveled over 12,000 miles on her own from Europe through 18 West African countries to Zimbabwe. Dot even received several marriage proposals along the way! Listen in as we talk about that, the release of her book, "Going Home to Africa," and so much more! 
38:33
November 19, 2021
S1E14: Monique Song, "The Overland Lady"
S1E14: Monique Song, "The Overland Lady"
Monique is the girl behind the YouTube channel the "Overland Lady."  Monique went from sheltered city girl to adventurer and, like many, felt the call to adventure to escape living a life that was more "expected" rather than authentic. She took the leap, left it all behind and travelled to Australia where she found her own rhythm and purpose. She finds peace in the wilderness and often spends prolonged periods of solo time off the grid in her 4WD Toyota Landcruiser. She spreads the love for wild places with everyone she meets both online and offline. Monique inspires young women around the world to break gender, racial, cultural, and societal norms, and opt for a life that's self-fulfilling and self-sufficient.
38:38
November 12, 2021
S1E13: Taylor Abney of @taylorabney.adventures
S1E13: Taylor Abney of @taylorabney.adventures
My guest on Episode 13 of Lady Overlander Radio is the awesome Taylor Abney. Taylor is a competitive shooter, full-time overlander, freelance writer, content creator, and outdoor adventurer. She enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and of course...shooting! We talk about everything from helping veterans to mental health and Taylor shares a very personal reason for shifting to life on the road. Take a listen.
26:03
November 05, 2021
S1E12: Cindy Pope of Northology Adventures
S1E12: Cindy Pope of Northology Adventures
My guest on this episode of Lady Overlander Radio is Cindy Pope of Northology Adventures. Cindy's lifelong love of the outdoors has led her to where she is today. Cindy is an overland adventure events coordinator, digital publisher and social media addict. You can find her roaming the woods of the upper Midwest looking for remote places to camp, paddle, hike and stargaze. She has been married to her husband Chad for 23 years and they travel around in their '96 Ford Quigley 4x4 van with their two adorable rescue pups, Libby and Daisy. 
32:10
October 29, 2021
S1E11: Geneva Saint-Amour of "Slow Car, Fast House"
S1E11: Geneva Saint-Amour of "Slow Car, Fast House"
Geneva Saint-Amour has lived the travel life for quite some time. She has backpacked and stayed in hostels, traveled with a motorcycle and tent, built out a VW Vanagon and traveled, and have even traveled in a custom-designed truck camper. From Canada to South America and many places in between, she, her husband, and their dogs have lived the nomad life. We can all learn from this amazing woman and her travels.
41:50
October 29, 2021
S1E10: Jordan Hollmann of @Jordans_Crazy_Life
S1E10: Jordan Hollmann of @Jordans_Crazy_Life
Listen in on tonight's episode as I interview Jordan, a 22 year old woman who offroads and overlands with her rescue dog, Buster, and cattle dog, Bella! 
21:32
October 14, 2021
S1E9: Tara McGovern of @roveandreverie
S1E9: Tara McGovern of @roveandreverie
My guest tonight is Tara McGovern, a single mama to two boys. Tara works in marketing/media and is also a professional photographer. Listen in tonight to learn how Tara finds balance in her busy life by getting herself and her boys out into nature as much as possible. 
40:40
October 08, 2021
S1E8: Kayla Hodges of "A Captains Log"
S1E8: Kayla Hodges of "A Captains Log"
In this podcast, I interview Kayla Hodges. Kayla is a van lifer, writer, former soldier, and creator of A Captain’s Log. After finishing her time in the U.S. Army as a company commander, she moved into her 4x4 Mitsubishi Delica van and is currently traveling around the U.S. Inspired by ideas like self-reliance, off-grid living, and minimalism, she’s incrementally learning to slow down, let go, refocus on health, and escape what’s been her version of the rat race.
26:46
September 24, 2021
S1E7: Cara McClellan of @ozarkoverlandadventures
S1E7: Cara McClellan of @ozarkoverlandadventures
In this episode, I chat with Cara McClellan of Ozark Overland Adventures. She and I discuss everything from kids to photography to overlanding hygiene and everything in between! 
42:04
August 27, 2021
S1E6: Andrea Amos of @mrspuravidajourneys
S1E6: Andrea Amos of @mrspuravidajourneys
Andrea Amos has an awesome overlanding rig named "Bluebelle" and she and her husband plan to overland full-time and travel the Pan American Highway within the next four years. Take a listen to her story on tonight's podcast. 
35:08
August 13, 2021
S1E5: Ashley Giordano of @desktoglory_ash
S1E5: Ashley Giordano of @desktoglory_ash
In this episode, I talk with Ashley Giordano, who is an accomplished travel writer and international overlander.  Ashley and her husband Richard overland in their 1990 Toyota pickup, and have visited 16 countries. Ashley has also served as a guide for Women Overlanding the World trips.  If you are interested in international overlanding, you will love this episode! 
26:58
August 06, 2021
S1E4: Julianna Rose of The Overlander Nextdoor (formerly Love4FJ)
S1E4: Julianna Rose of The Overlander Nextdoor (formerly Love4FJ)
Julianna is a full-time overlander who is traveling solo. In this episode, we talk about the life events that brought her to living in her Toyota FJ Cruiser and how living this way has helped to reduce her anxiety and give her a better quality of life. 
32:20
July 30, 2021
S1E3: Mauriahh Esquivel of 4RunningtheOzarks
S1E3: Mauriahh Esquivel of 4RunningtheOzarks
In this episode, Mauriahh and I talk offroading, overlanding, and the confidence they bring to her life. 
26:53
July 23, 2021
S1E2: Ashley Oldham of @Okiegirl_Overland
S1E2: Ashley Oldham of @Okiegirl_Overland
Ashley Oldham is a wife, mom of two, and has caught the overlanding bug! In this episode, we talk about her first time on the trails, family life, her love of the overland community, and the things she has learned along the way. 
24:32
July 16, 2021
S1E1: Brittany Highland of Hourless Life
S1E1: Brittany Highland of Hourless Life
In this episode, Brittany and I talk about full-time overland life, her new overlanding rig, her upcoming international travel, and homeschooling on the road. 
38:12
July 09, 2021