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Dirt in Your Skirt - The Podcast

Margaret Schlachter - author, journalist, and creator of the award-winning website Dirt in Your Skirt brings the stories of women to your ears. Each episode features the story of a strong and inspiring woman. Many of the guests are related to the obstacle racing, endurance racing, and health and nutrition world. We also like to mix in authors and industry experts. Each guest shares their story, expertise, and wisdom with the audience in an educational, informational, and entertaining manner. Each episode we try to get to the "why" that drives these women to continue to explore a new idea, conquer old fears, and inspire those around them through their actions and work. Episodes are released weekly on Tuesdays.
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Jun 30, 2017

Opioid addiction has been on the rise for the past fifteen years. It affects almost everyone in society today, whether it be a friend, relative, or co-worker. However, for years the face of addiction was the personified junkie on the street corner or in a movie. The true face of the opioid epidemic can often be something entirely different. The guest on this bonus episode of the podcast steps out of the shadow to talk about his own addiction and how he is working to continue to get through it as he heads into his 20th stomach surgery. 

Ray Morvan joins the podcast this week to shed some light on the real race of the opioid addiction before his most recent surgery. He also talks about how it has affected his family, his kids, and more. 

This is a raw, open, and honest conversation about the state of the opioid addiction problem in the United States. 

 

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Jun 27, 2017

Chinon Maria, the artist behind Maven Murals, was born and raised on the ski slopes of Vermont. It was in her childhood home where she first began cultivating her creative path secretly drawing and painting on the walls of her home. Chinon attended the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France, undergraduate programs through the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA from Montana State University where she was captain of NCAA DI Alpine Ski Team.

Chinon Maria's Colombian roots have greatly impacted her use of a vibrant colorful palette utilizing traditional indigenous patterns while her lifelong influences include the golden age of illustration, drag queens, urban street art, Victorian textile design and the fashion industry.

Her personal work depicts many faces of "dolls" both beautiful, alluring and innocent, while all seemingly to be slightly questioning their role in society. Today, she splits her time between New York and Europe. She likes to skip, wear big bows, and sometimes red lipstick. Her theme song is Killer Queen by QUEEN.

Chinon Maria has exhibited her work internationally in galleries throughout North America and Europe

 

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website: http://www.chinonmaria.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinonmaria

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chinonmaria

 

 

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Jun 20, 2017

Marion Abrams is a creative force at whatever project she tackles. Her work has been nominated for an Emmy. The documentarian has captured and/or edited stories for PBS NOVA, PBS Birdwatch, The Vermont Department of Tourism, Vermont Ski Areas Association, The Vermont Lottery. 

She partnered with Kelley & Doug Lewis to create the Vermont Spotlight video series, which received 3 Emmy Nominations in its first season. When tragedy hit her home of Pittsfield in 2011 she created the documentary Flood bound to tell the story of a small town coming together and thriving in the face of adversity.

Her latest project and one which has garnered a lot of attention is the SpartanUp Podcast. She developed and launched the podcast with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena in 2015 and today the podcast continues to top download charts. While her face is not seen she personally touches every episode. 

She talks on the podcast about her journey, her work, and living in a small town in Vermont. 

 

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Jun 13, 2017

We hit 50 Episodes! We celebrate this week with a different type of episode. This week it is me, myself, and I talk about my background, sharing some new pieces of my story, and how this podcast came. As well as I jump into some of my goals for the future with the podcast and beyond. 

 

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Jun 6, 2017

Nicole Mericle started racing obstacle course races last May. Over the past weekend, she notched a new achievement in her short OCR career with a win at the Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series in California. Prior to that her best performances were probably at Monterey Spartan Race 2016, 2 wins at Savage Race and then a second at OCR World Championships. So far this year she has placed 2nd at the Spartan Race San Jose Super and 3rd at the Seattle Super.

Her background is in running and rock climbing. She ran for Rice University and was a 10:07 steeplechaser, 4:25 1500m (4:45 mile) runner there. Injuries from running after college pushed me to start rock climbing. I've climbed routes rated 5.12c and V7. We talk about these on the episode.  

A typical week would be maybe 50-60 miles running and climbing 3-6 times a week depending on time. She works as an EMT and doing post-baccalaureate classes in order to apply to Physicians Assistant school.

After a hip injury sidelined me from track and road racing for almost 3 years, she found trail running helped in the recovery process. On the episode, she talks about how she made fun of OCR runners 1 month before I tried it. A friend opened her eyes to the competitive side of OCR and convinced me to try it out. 

Elated to be healthy and back in competition mode, she went from not being able to run more than 3 miles in March last year (due to hip injury) to racing all summer. She is still building back from my running hiatus, figuring this sport out and enjoying racing again, but as a highly competitive person she does have her sights set on winning Spartan World Championships and OCR World Championships this year.

She hopes to inspire people to get outside, advocate for environmental stewardship and help others improve their health through exercise and nutrition.

 

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