In the fall of 2020, the Adventurers’ Club was forced to shut its doors for the first time in it’s 100 year history. Rather than let the COVID-19 Pandemic silence the stories of adventure, the club began broadcasting weekly interviews with local adventurers. These are those stories-
Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura will highlight how to uncover remarkable “hidden gems” — the obscure experiences or locations that every destination possesses. Atlas Obscura has built a huge following… Watch the interview here!
Deep in the hollers of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee, small congregations of rural churches prove their faith by speaking in tongues, handling venomous snakes and drinking poison. Snake… Watch the interview here!
Ken Freund, member #1046, talks about his experiences in the exotic country of Myanmar. His journey across and around this little-visited country was beautiful and engaging. It was all… Watch the interview here!
Cristina will share with us how her desire to protect sharks, started with a personal passion for a small group of Caribbean Reef sharks and how it goes beyond the… Watch the interview here!
Documentary filmmaker Todd Bruce and his film crew (his son JT the director) spent two months and over 5,000 miles exploring the length and breadth of the Baja peninsula to… Watch the interview here!
Join Dr. P as he describes what it is like to go to Borneo and work with the our distant cousins, the orangutans (this is an Indonesian word meaning “man… Watch the interview here!
Sandi Hemmerlein spent the first 18 years of her life staring out the windows of her parents' house, not allowed to walk out the door, wondering what was happening "out… Watch the interview here!
Giraffe are one of the most iconic African animals. Unlike lions, cheetahs, leopards, and elephants, giraffes are uniquely African, found nowhere else. Historically their range extended over large portions of… Watch the interview here!
Greg traveled to Gebel El Silsila in Egypt doing digital documentation for a French documentary called "Lost Treasures of the Nile." Along the way a few important archaeological discoveries were… Watch the interview here!
For 20+ years, Dwight Hwang worked as a storyboard artist for both animation and live-action. The majority of his time was spent drawing the director's vision from within an office… Watch the interview here!
Deciding to go to Haiti really depends on what you are looking for. If it is Vodou you're after, you can find it anywhere on the island but ceremonies can… Watch the interview here!
Ideas about living in space date back to the 19th century, but it was not until the 1920s that people began to take them seriously. Author Rod Pyle offers an… Watch the interview here!
Scott Warner left the comfort of Southern California to dredge for gold in Northern Alaska and explore Canada for the first time. He spent 2 months in Alaska dredging Deadman… Watch the interview here!
In 2011, Rich Mayfield, Member #1211, took a bus to Key West to start a journey that would ultimately last all year and take him across the United States. His… Watch the interview here!
It started with a Google search: "Interesting half marathons." Jay had been traveling to do some running races domestically: NYC Marathon, Key West Half, Big Sur, etc., and really enjoyed… Watch the interview here!
What is The Adventurers’ Club Los Angeles? Reymundo learned about the Club in 2013 and after a long journey became a member in 2020. It began after he finished watching… Watch the interview here!
Quincy Lee rode his bike from Cairo to Capetown, across the entire length of the African continent. His journey took him 11,500 kilometres through some of the planet's most unforgiving… Watch the interview here!
New Year’s Eve in Phnom Penh; two childhood friends join up with a team of young explorers and scientists preparing to conduct an environmental survey of remote tributaries and villages along… Watch the interview here!
Are there local caves secretly dug by a Nazi spy ring? Is there a shipwreck that helped create a city? Was a mysterious unknown submarine accidentally dredged from the depths… Watch the interview here!
In October of 2018, Alec Shumate and a team of researchers and documentarians traveled to the border of the Vale do Javari Indigenous Reserve in the heart of the Brazilian… Watch the interview here!
Surrounded by darkness and deathly sub-Arctic temperatures of negative 50 degrees, Matt Allison and his friend were huddled together in a wooden sled while being dragged violently across the empty… Watch the interview here!
Pierre Odier travels off the beaten path to remote corners of our earth so he can document vanishing minorities, endangered cultures, traditions, and historical landmarks. Pierre is an explorer who… Watch the interview here!
At 20 years old, with no prior experience, Phoebe Piper left home to join the circus. This merging of work and travel brought adventure down to an attainable level. With… Watch the interview here!
Robin is a helicopter pilot, entrepreneur, and Jamaican native. He started Celebrity Helicopters out of Zamperini Field in Torrance to fly for stunt men and Hollywood celebrities. Robin donates most… Watch the interview here!
In his distinguished career as a military and civilian test pilot, Rob Rowe has accrued almost 10,000 flight hours and flown over 90 types of aircraft including the legendary U-2… Watch the interview here!
Troy Johnson joined Northrop Grumman in January 2004 as Manager of Flight Test Engineering for the B-2 Program at Edwards Air Force Base. He has served in follow on management… Watch the interview here!
Colonel Hank Reed, USAF (ret), has lived a life dedicated to excellence in aviation. From his time in the Air Force to his work as a test pilot at Nellis… Watch the interview here!
Eric Streit spent time traveling the world in order to produce episodes and segments for the Travel Channel series, "Legendary Locations." He too the show to Niagara Falls, various cities… Watch the interview here!
Bill Altaffer, Member #1095, is arguably the world's most traveled person. Many members of the Adventurers' Club are well-traveled, however, Bill ranks among the most traveled people in the entire… Watch the interview here!
Andre Navarro, is a Freediver, Ocean Videographer and Adventurer. As a teenager, he lived for catching big waves body boarding at Huntington and Newport during the storm swells. In his… Watch the interview here!
Kevin Lee is a prolific traveler. Working a corporate job in Seoul, he resigned and embarked on an open-ended three year solo adventure around the world. Along the way he… Watch the interview here!
Jim Dorsey is an explorer and award winning author who has spent two decades visiting some of the most remote tribal cultures on earth. His driving goal has always been… Watch the interview here!
Northern Iraq and Pakistan aren’t people’s usually choice for summer vacation, but for Marc Weitz, their edgy reputation and chance for adventure hit the spot. Hearing about these places on… Watch the interview here!
The club's newest member, Dr. Richard Slater, will take us through his career diving around the world. From his start diving Laguna Beach, Richard went on to dive the nuclear… Watch the interview here!
Mike Escamilla spent the last 25 years as a pioneer in the sport of BMX cycling. He has traveled all over the world and has over 60 countries under his… Watch the interview here!
Chuck Jonkey, Member #1026, is an adventurer, composer, musician, and filmmaker who transforms his wild experiences into sound, music and film. Chuck’s exotic adventures have taken him to the furthest… Watch the interview here!
In 2019, Jenny took a walk- from Delaware to Los Angeles to raise awareness of the SpARK 4 Humanity Initiative, which will deploy 400 Spark Pods around the world, making a measurable difference on our carbon emissions and our mindset for solving other climate challenges.Watch the interview here!
Kendall Hudson, Member #1206, discusses his trek with his wife through the Himalayas. In 2007, Ken and his wife Gloria embarked on a three week journey through some of the… Watch the interview here!
Rob's first real adventure he counts as his trip to Europe in 1964. When he was 21 years old he took a 9 month trek hitch-hiking through Canada, the US,… Watch the interview here!
Bryan Kresie, Member #1186, brings us his stories of summiting the tallest peaks in the region. Anyone with a penchant for mountain climbing should tune in to get some great… Watch the interview here!
Matt Nadu, Member 1204 talks about his decision to buy a sailboat in search of adventure. Just past the honeymoon phase with his nautical bride, Matt will take us through… Watch the interview here!
At twelve years Stew went to Avalon on the S.S. Catalina, otherwise known as the Big White Steamship. He was with a couple of kids from middle school, no parents,… Watch the interview here!
Tonight a few members from the Club's leadership met to close down the club and setup a studio to conduct interviews. We found old lights up in the projection booth,… Watch the interview here!