Podcast #2: Nouria Newman – part 1

Backstory, Adventure Stories, and Bias in Boating

Hey podcast! Here’s the first of a 2-part interview with Nouria Newman.

You can listen by hitting the « play » button in the audio player below.

Nouria Newman is a world class kayaker. She’s also an adventurer—exploring the world on incredibly remote and challenging river expeditions.

In this first part of a 2-part interview, we discuss:

  • 00:00 – What drives you?
  • 04:01 – Nouria at age 5—from Playmobiles to whitewater kayaking
  • 08:52 – Competetiveness and passion for boating as a teenager
  • 13:16 – Evolving from slalom to ‘plastic’ boating
  • 14:29 – Youth whitewater in France vs. US, paddling with dad, and ‘spider jump’ rescues
  • 17:10 – Nouria calls out dad’s friends for gender bias—then rescues one from gnarly rapid
  • 18:45 – Meeting the right people: apprenticeship with Nico and Debs
  • 20:17 – Argentina’s Upper Rio Atuel: hiking, starving, and Medoza’s finest rice & mayo
  • 23:10 – Lessons learned on the Upper Diamante expedition: the lost shoe, the lucky shoe
  • 28:55 – Paddling with Ben and Boomer
  • 30:12 – A tough trip—group dynamics
  • 33:05 – Sexism in paddling

Nouria on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourianewman/

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