Baker Street with Thom Pollard

S2 Episode 5 -From Bullied Kid to 3x World Record Holder, Interview with Adventurer Mike Reid

April 29, 2020 Thom Pollard Season 2 Episode 5
Baker Street with Thom Pollard
S2 Episode 5 -From Bullied Kid to 3x World Record Holder, Interview with Adventurer Mike Reid
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Baker Street with Thom Pollard
S2 Episode 5 -From Bullied Kid to 3x World Record Holder, Interview with Adventurer Mike Reid
Apr 29, 2020 Season 2 Episode 5
Thom Pollard

Ever look out the window at work or in school and wish you were out there doing something big, living out your dreams? That is what this episode is about. We meet a man who used to do that. Then decided that enough was enough.



Adventurer and three time Guinness Book of World Record holder Mike Reid says you don’t have to be gifted or talented. You don’t need anything given to you. If you refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer, anyone can achieve their dreams. 


As a child Mike was bullied. He experienced a horrible divorce as a young child. He used to look at the Guinness Book of World Records and think that these are people he will never be. Growing up in inner city Philadelphia he experienced the invisible barriers that hold people from ever having hope or ever getting out of their situation. But, he realized that dreams take massive amounts of persistence and dedication.


While Mike has many amazing stories of adventure, today we’ll focus on his first ever kayak across the Sea of Japan with an experienced kayak guide, who showed Mike that he was worth believing in. It’s a gripping tale that has many possible bad endings. However, they persisted and made it happen.   That expedition can be seen at Japantokorea.asia


Mike can be found on Instagram and Facebook @gnarlyadventures 


Music is found on the Free Music Archive and features the Vivisectors http://thevivisectors.com/







Show Notes

Ever look out the window at work or in school and wish you were out there doing something big, living out your dreams? That is what this episode is about. We meet a man who used to do that. Then decided that enough was enough.



Adventurer and three time Guinness Book of World Record holder Mike Reid says you don’t have to be gifted or talented. You don’t need anything given to you. If you refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer, anyone can achieve their dreams. 


As a child Mike was bullied. He experienced a horrible divorce as a young child. He used to look at the Guinness Book of World Records and think that these are people he will never be. Growing up in inner city Philadelphia he experienced the invisible barriers that hold people from ever having hope or ever getting out of their situation. But, he realized that dreams take massive amounts of persistence and dedication.


While Mike has many amazing stories of adventure, today we’ll focus on his first ever kayak across the Sea of Japan with an experienced kayak guide, who showed Mike that he was worth believing in. It’s a gripping tale that has many possible bad endings. However, they persisted and made it happen.   That expedition can be seen at Japantokorea.asia


Mike can be found on Instagram and Facebook @gnarlyadventures 


Music is found on the Free Music Archive and features the Vivisectors http://thevivisectors.com/







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