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Posts by Amy Donaldson

Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

In this episode, Congressman Ben McAdams has a wide-ranging¬†conversation that includes, building Olympians through youth programs, the mindset of a gold medalist, and how the lessons of sports and teamwork apply to the job we ask of our federal representatives. Congressman McAdams shares his frustration with the partisan language that undermines the spirit of cooperation…

Embracing the Probability of Failure

Ultra runner Jared Campbell discusses what drew him to ultra running, and how losing his father at a young age likely led to his desire to try and control challenging situations. The only three-time finisher of the Barkley Marathons, Jared discusses what is so alluring about undertaking adventures that include pain and the probability of…

A Different Road to Recovery

Eric Moon struggled with alcohol abuse for nearly two decades before his wife’s decision to divorce him was part of the wake up call he needed to make real changes his life. But even in recovery, he felt adrift and uncertain he could maintain those changes, until he saw a documentary on an ultra race…

Insights from an intern

In this episode of WashingTown, Congressman Ben McAdams talks to actor and activist Joshua Rush, who is an aspiring journalist currently serving as an intern in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rush starred in the Disney Channel show “Andi Mack,” and has worked in independent features like “Emelie” and “Break Point,”, as well as animation…

Making Peace with Passion

Wild Why is a podcast that explores the reasons people seek challenge, adventure and healing in outdoor adventures. Told in narrative story format, this podcast offers information and inspiration as athletes – from weekend warriors to professional competitors – share stories of personal transformations hard-won, sometimes unexpectedly, through outdoor challenges and races and events. In…