Alongside delivering our fortnightly World Nomads destination podcast we now share bonus episodes featuring amazing people doing amazing things while traveling that demonstrate discovery, connection, transformation, fear and or love through travel.
Mike Dawson is a New Zealander Olympic slalom kayaker. Mike is also internationally renowned for his extreme kayak feats, tackling some of the biggest rapids on the planet and paddling some of the wildest rivers in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Africa.
00:12 Introducing Mike Dawson
00:55 He’s not only an Olympian
01:53 How he lost his funding
03:53 The idea he cooked up to fund his Olympic campaign
06:10 Giving back in Rio
09:22 Tackling the wild rivers
10:26 Running the rapids of the Cuanza River
11:12 What could go wrong?
12:35 Preparation needed to tackle wild rivers
14:34 Losing our clean rating for the Podcast
17:18 Travel from a sport
18:58 The Tokyo games
19:40 When a croc chases you
20:10 How to get in touch with us
Mike Dawson is a New Zealand Olympian. Born and bred in the Bay of Plenty, he grew up paddling the local rivers in his backyard
Follow Aniol, Mike, and Ciarán as they make their way down the river.
Produced by: Mike Dawson in association with Twelve Productions, Kiwi Creations, and Serrasolses Bros Productions
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