Past Programs

November 2023

The Art Of Living Dangerously with Richard Bangs

Richard Bangs has been called the father of modern adventure travel, and the pioneer of travel with a purpose. Richard will be discussing his new book "The Art Of Living… Watch the program here!

Visiting Syria in 2023 with Reymundo Perez

Over the past decade, Syria has faced a series of crises, including a civil war, conflict with ISIS, the Covid-19 pandemic, and a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2023. These events… Watch the program here!

Embracing Discomfort, Working for the United States Antarctic Program with James Graham

  After a lifelong obsession with Antarctica and the heroic age of exploration James Graham finally gave himself permission to apply to the United States Antarctic Program. Having had a… Watch the program here!

2023 Annual Business Meeting- 2nd Session

The Adventurers' Club holds two annual business meetings. Attendance is restricted in accordance with our Bylaws: Business meetings shall be open only to members in good standing. Honorary, associate, and… Watch the program here!

October 2023

5 Lessons Learned From Failed Adventures with Jesse Redheart

Jesse Redheart set off alone on a hike to explore Multnomah falls in the winter in Oregon. Ill prepared and snowed in, he soon found himself  stuck in the middle… Watch the program here!

Jade Adventures in Guatemala with Charles Carmona #1136

The carving of figures out of jade and other minerals was one expression of the Mayan culture and spirituality dating back over 3500 years. When the Spanish arrived in the… Watch the program here!

2023 Annual Business Meeting- 1st Session

The Adventurers' Club holds two annual business meetings. Attendance is restricted in accordance with our Bylaws: Business meetings shall be open only to members in good standing. Honorary, associate, and… Watch the program here!

September 2023

‘The Rickshaw Run’ - A Wild Ride Across India with Yasmin Sanie-Hay and Anthony Hay

  Imagine traveling 3,000 km across the vast Indian subcontinent. Now imagine doing that in a 7-horsepower, three-wheeled, glorified lawnmower. In two weeks.  Held annually, the Rickshaw Run brings together… Watch the program here!

Running Away With The Circus with Phoebe Piper

Running away with the circus had always seemed like a far away fantasy to Phoebe Piper, but when Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey's Circus came to town in 2011… Watch the program here!

The Adventures of Michael Lawler

Please come and help celebrate Michael Lawler’s 70th Birthday and hear a few of his favorite stories from a life well-lived -- stories that he only shares with his friends.… Watch the program here!

August 2023

Capturing Giants with Big Wave Surf Photographer Sachi Cunningham

Sachi Cunningham is a trailblazer in the field of big wave photography. As one of the only photographers to swim out to the break, she braves frigid waters, massive waves… Watch the program here!

The NISAR Mission: Satellite Assembly and Space Diplomacy with Scott Nowak

The NISAR (NASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) Mission is the first major collaboration between NASA and ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization. The satellite itself is a advanced Earth Observing… Watch the program here!

Life as an outdoor professional California to Everest with Philip Henderson

Philip Henderson is a renowned mountaineer who has completed numerous remarkable expeditions throughout his career. His daring spirit and passion for adventure have led him to conquer some of the… Watch the program here!

Surviving the Okavango Delta, a Look into the Heart of Wildest Africa with Zach Vincent

In 2013 Zach joined the Wild Bird Trust and Okavango Wilderness Project to document their annual delta bird survey. Using only indigenous means of survival and transport, he meandered, portaged and… Watch the program here!

From Coast to Coast: A 4000-Mile Cycling Odyssey with Ian de Moura

Join us for an interview with Ian de Moura, a passionate salesman, cycling enthusiast, and avid adventurer. In 2020, Ian De Moura embarked on an unforgettable journey alongside his friend,… Watch the program here!

July 2023

Revving Up: The Thrills and Challenges of Amateur Porsche Racing With David McAlexander

Meet David McAlexander, a seasoned presenter and an ardent Porsche racing aficionado, whose passion for the sport of amateur club racing has spanned three decades. Before diving headfirst into the… Watch the program here!

Outside the Wire: Covering Combat and Military Operations with Amy Forsythe

Amy Forsythe will be sharing her experiences as a U.S. Marine Combat Correspondent documenting military operations and exercises around the world for more than 30 years. Her passion for travel… Watch the program here!

Climb your Everest presented by Dr. Sara Safari

Dr. Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocate for women empowerment. She is the founder and president of a nonprofit called Climb Your… Watch the program here!

THE LAGOON, Encounters with the Whales of San Ignacio with James Michael Dorsey

Jim Dorsey, # 1081, is best known for his remote travels to visit vanishing tribal cultures, but for almost three decades he has also pursued a second career path as… Watch the program here!

June 2023

Guardians of the Spotted Ghost: An In-Depth Discussion on Cheetah Conservation in India

More than 75 years ago, cheetahs thrived in India but were subsequently eradicated due to hunting and other factors. Starting 12 years ago, Dr. Laurie Marker, the executive director of… Watch the program here!

Defying Danger in Pyongyang, North Korea and Devil's Pool, Victoria Falls with Gloria McCoy

  In 2016 Gloria McCoy ran in the Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea. This was the third year international runners were allowed to participate in the world's most isolated country… Watch the program here!

Danielle Eubank: One Artist Five Oceans: "A 20-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans" and World Oceans Day Fundraiser

This program will be followed by a raffle to raise money for the Los Angeles chapter of the Surfrider Foundation for World Oceans Day. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO SURFRIDER… Watch the program here!

The Worlds Most Traveled Man Presents: The Amazon 1970 with Bill Altaffer

Join us for a captivating journey back in time with a retro slide show from the 70s, presented by “the world's most travelled man” Bill Altaffer Member #1095. Step into… Watch the program here!

May 2023

Telling Stories in Wild Places with Melissa Lesh

As far back as Melissa Lesh can remember, she was making art with her dad. There were always paintbrushes, colored pencils, clay and watercolors scattered around the house. They joked… Watch the program here!

The Victory Lap: A Circumnavigation Visiting All Seven Continents in Four Months

Michael Lawler and his wife Barbara recently returned from a complete circumnavigation in which they visited 13 countries and all seven continents in just four months. They traveled around the… Watch the program here!

A Month on Mars with Rod Pyle Editor-in-Chief of Ad Astra Magazine

In the summer of 2022, eight souls departed the United States for what would be a 4-day series of flights to the Canadian Arctic. Their goal was to be the… Watch the program here!

Monuments Men and Women in the 21st Century with Captain Sonia Dixon

When Cpt. Dixon first joined the Army at 19 years old, she never imagined combining her civilian training and passions for art history & cultural heritage with her military career.… Watch the program here!

April 2023

The Courage to Fail with Diana Nyad

Many extreme adventurers harbor a particular dream for many years. Diana’s love affair with Cuba stems all the way back to childhood. She was nine, a little competitive swimmer in… Watch the program here!

Diving The WWII Shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon with John Jay

 In January of 2023, John Jay ventured out to dive the shipwrecks of Truk Lagoon, a deep-water atoll of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. This atoll previously served… Watch the program here!

2023: An Exoplanet Odyssey by Laura-May Abron

“Born too late to explore Earth, born too early to explore the galaxy?"  Not quite.  Thirty-one years after the discovery of the first exoplanet, and 2,300 years since Epicurus waxed… Watch the program here!

World-Class Adventurer, Born to Adventure Presented by Ramona Cox AKA SkyChick

Ramona Cox’s passion for the outdoors, combined with a cultural curiosity, led her to travel to 50+ countries, with her favorite being the Blackwater region of Papua New Guinea.  At… Watch the program here!

March 2023

Shackleton's Endurance Found! Presentation and Book Signing with Director of Exploration Mensun Bound

Join us on March 30th as we welcome renowned explorer Mensun Bound, who will share his incredible journey to find the Endurance, the lost ship of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial… Watch the program here!

Solo Self Supported Bike Trip Across Aotearoa (NZ) with Casey Sheppard

Feb 2018, Casey Sheppard set out for a 30 day self supported, solo bike ride across both islands of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Even though an avid mountain biker, long distance… Watch the program here!

An Arctic Journey told by Adam Ravetch

Adam Ravetch – Is a Polar Cinematographer/Filmmaker for over three decades, and constantly in pursuit of one-of-a-kind cinematic challenges.  He is an Emmy Award winning wildlife cinematographer who has journeyed… Watch the program here!

Finding Adventure in the Pacific - Paulo Ferro

My short video - Pacific Playground - is a compilation of recent freediving images I filmed off of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coast in Southern California. It is an assortment… Watch the program here!

7 Days Off Road - No Modern Nav. Tools with Sabrina Howells

Alyssa and Sabrina met in 2015 while competing on separate teams in the Rally Aiche Des Gazelles in Morocco, a multi-day off-road navigation rally without GPS through hundreds of miles… Watch the program here!

February 2023

Paralyzed & Told He'd Never Walk Again Terry Tillman Shares his Success Secrets

Many years ago, Terrry was in a dentist's office and read a magazine featuring John Goddard and his famous 127 life goals list.  He decided to strive to do as many things… Watch the program here!

First Successful Wheeled Overland Expedition to the High Arctic narrated by Andrew Comrie-Picard

In March 2022, a team of the world's experts on Polar wheeled travel converged in Yellowknife, Canada and began a month-long overland and over-ice expedition with seven vehicles to be… Watch the program here!

Author Brian O'Hare reads from Surrender—his 2021 Award Winning Book of Veteran's Short Stories

Brian O'Hare will be discussing and reading from his 2021 Veterans Writing Award winning book of short stories, Surrender—a National Book Award winner and former Marine officer, Phil Klay. Brian's… Watch the program here!

Daniel Stinson, Call Sign Santa6 the Contractor Responsible for Saving 15,000 Afghans in 2021

Daniel Stinson, call sign “Santa-6”,  is an American, a former Marine, a government contractor, and a believer in this great nation. He's lived a lifetime of adventures and traveled all… Watch the program here!

January 2023

Journey to Mt. Erebus in Antarctica with Rosaly Lopes

In 2016, Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, Earth’s southernmost active volcano. The complex operations of… Watch the program here!

Exploring Oman: A Remote and Untrod Land Full of Beauty and History with Ashley Borders

Ashley Borders discovered this magical land working in Dubai’s film industry.  She was hired to help film a series of spots in remote Oman and the capital Muscat which began… Watch the program here!

Travel for Transformation: The Road is the Guru with Jonathan Legg

The call to travel is analogous to the first stage of the "Hero's Journey". We feel this compulsion to visit a place for reasons we can't fully articulate. We just… Watch the program here!

December 15, 2022- 2022 President's Holiday Party
December 8, 2022- Adventures in Inner and Outer Space with Robert A Lowell
December 1, 2022- Vanishing Tanzanian Tribes with Gower Frost
November 17, 2022- Trophy Fishing with Sophia Huynh and Kevin Boyle
November 10, 2022- Journalism in Central Africa and Giant Rat Enabled Landmine Clearance with Andrew McGregor
November 5, 2022- 2022 Night of High Adventure
November 3, 2022- 2022 Annual Business Meeting 2nd Session
October 27, 2022- Member Showcase
October 20, 2022- The Essence and Spirit of Adventure with Pierre Odier
October 13, 2022- Fighting Illegal Grows on Public Lands with LT John Nores
October 6, 2022- 2022 Annual Business Meeting- 1st Session
September 29, 2022- Survival Skills and Self Reliance with Christopher Nyerges
September 22, 2022- Three Winters in the South Pole Discussion and Book Signing with Wayne White
September 17, 2022- 5th Annual Tiki Night at The Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles
September 8, 2022- Japanese Good Luck Flags and 1000 Stitch Belts with Dr. Michael Bortner
September 1, 2022- The Business Case for More Outdoor Adventure with Knight Campbell
August 25, 2022- Evading the KGB with Sheet Music with Merryl Goldberg
August 18, 2022- Combat Surgery with Dr. Richard Stenes
August 11, 2022- Migrant Caravans from Central America with Ilse Fernandez and Xiomara
August 4, 2022- Solo Motorcycle Overlanding on the Baja Peninsula with Scott McQueen
July 28, 2022- Surviving a Shark Attack and Becoming a Shark Advocate with Maria Korcsmaros
July 21, 2022- Horse Racing in Mongolia with Hugh Cummings
July 14, 2022- SCUBA Diving with Stewart Deats
July 7, 2022- Lasers, Fire, and Robots with Brent Bushnell
June 30, 2022- Saving Lives in Libya and World Record Bicycle Rides with Dean Stott
June 23, 2022- Subterranean Ghosts: India’s Vanishing Stepwells with Victoria Lautman
June 16, 2022- Urban Hiking with Robert Inman
June 9, 2022- Underwater Ancient Clock Salvaging to Modern Robotics with Chris Weisbart
June 2, 2022- Food Adventures with the Māori and Beyond with Nyesha Arrington
May 26, 2022- Dinosaurs of the Deep: Expedition Flag #127 with Alec Shumate
May 19, 2022- Practicing and Teaching Medicine in Mongolia with Dr. David Warburton OBE
May 12, 2022- Creatively Financing Adventure: How the State Dept. Helped Fund A Motorcycle Trip to Spain with Craig Caryl
May 5, 2022- Kathryn Linehan about Her Father David Chase Linehan – Member #977 of the Adventurers' Club
April 28, 2022- Trying to Solve the Mystery of the Nazca Lines with Mike Tucker
April 21, 2022- Becoming a Blind Magician with Chad Allen
April 14, 2022- Lessons Enforcing Mid East No Fly Zones in the 90s Applied to Ukraine with David McAlexander
April 7, 2022- Fighter Jets and Augmented Reality with Nick Bićanić
March 31, 2022- Lifting Stones to find Strength and Sovereignty with Liefia Ingalls
March 24, 2022- Horn of Africa Travels with Bill Altaffer
March 17, 2022- Putin and the Ongoing Crisis in Ukraine with James Biesterfeld
March 10, 2022- Champion Kickboxing and Cowboying with Charles Bisset
March 3, 2022- Conservation Working Safari in South Africa
February 24, 2022- Serving in the Marines at Guantanamo after 9/11 with Tony Lugo
February 17, 2022- Dying to Tell the Story with Kathy and Dan Eldon
February 10, 2022- Grassroots Veteran Suicide Prevention in the US and Mexico with Margarita Reyes
February 3, 2022- World Record Stone Lifts and the Pursuit of Peak Performance with Logan Gelbrich
January 27, 2022- Teaching in Iraqi Kurdistan with David Torstenson
January 20, 2022- Family Expedition to Africa with the Angelos Family
January 13, 2022- From Mercenaries to the Metaverse with Nick Bićanić
January 6, 2022- Off-Road Racing with Robert Johnson
December 30, 2021- Wishing you all a great New Year's and looking forward to seeing you in 2022!
December 16, 2021- 2021 President's Holiday Party
December 9, 2021- Exploring Chernobyl with Mike Clark
December 2, 2021- The Art of Field Collecting in Papua New Guinea with Michael Hamson
November 18, 2021- Carry on up the Khyber with Kevin Martin
November 11, 2021- Shipboard Lifestyles Across Time with Linda Abrams
November 4, 2021- 2021 Annual Business Meeting- Second Session
October 28, 2021- Little Steps, Big Feat: The Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World with Polly Letofsky
October 21, 2021- Here, There be Dragons! with Jim Dorsey
October 14, 2021- Spartan Games Declare Robert Owens "The Fittest and Mentally Toughest 66 year-old in the World" with Robert Owens
October 7, 2021- 2021 Annual Business Meeting- First Session
September 30, 2021- Early Organized Crime in Los Angeles with Dr. J. Michael Niotta
September 25, 2021- SOLD OUT! - 4th Annual Tiki Night at The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles - SOLD OUT!
September 16, 2021- The Roswell UFO Crash; What are the Undeniable Truths? with Donald R. Schmitt
September 9, 2021- Paid in Stories and Scars; The Life of a Circus Clown with Alex Barney
September 2, 2021- Mountaineering: Risk and Rescue with Dylan Kilby
August 26, 2021- Mad Mike Hughes: The Flat Earther Daredevil Rocketeer Who Reached for the Stars with Justin Chapman
August 19, 2021- Ultimate Africa: On Safari with Rich Abele
August 12, 2021- Ball's Bluff with Michael Oddenino
August 5, 2021- Finding Shangri-La with Ted Vaill
July 29, 2021- Ends of the Earth: Documenting the spread and impact of Christianity with David Coonradt
July 22, 2021- Three Winters at the South Pole with Wayne White
July 15, 2021- Misadventures in Southeast Asia with Ken Hudson
July 8, 2021- Flying the SR-71 Blackbird with Buz Carpenter
July 1, 2021- Ms. Adventure with Jess Phoenix
June 24, 2021- An insight into Cowboy Action and Wild Bunch Action Shooting with Mark Romano
June 17, 2021- Lost City of the Monkey God with Steve Elkins
June 12, 2021- California's Gold with Huell Howser
June 10, 2021- Caribbean Reef Life with Mickey Charteris
June 5, 2021- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
June 3, 2021- Sinatra’s Tailor with Mark Thompson
May 29, 2021- Free Solo (2018)
May 27, 2021- Retracing the Footsteps of a World War I Photographer with John Heinsen
May 22, 2021- Zulu (1964)
May 20, 2021- West Africa’s Voodoo Vibes and More with Elisa Kotin
May 15, 2021- The Right Stuff (1983)
May 13, 2021- Cold War and Cold Water with Dr. Robert Williscroft
May 6, 2021- My Life as a Crash Test Dummy in Antarctica with Jeff Bozanic
April 29, 2021- Building Swimming Pools and Relationships in the Arctic Circle with Paul Graves
April 22, 2021- Explorers of the Far West: The Mountain Men with Roger McGrath
April 15, 2021- Treasure Hunting and Archeology with Bryan Kresie
April 8, 2021- On the Road to Uncover an Extraordinary Holocaust Survival Story with Michael Nelson
April 1, 2021- A Life Aquatic with Kim McCoy
March 25, 2021- Cambodia's Legacy with Bill Morse
March 18, 2021- Strange Technology with Joe Valencic
March 11, 2021- Running Across the USA with Type 1 Diabetes with Don Muchow
March 4, 2021- Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy with Francis Gary Powers, Jr
February 25, 2021- Atlas Obscura with Dylan Thuras
February 18, 2021- Serpent Handlers of Appalachia with Eric Streit
February 11, 2021- Motorcycling in Myanmar with Ken Freund
February 6, 2021- Saving Jaws with Cristina Zenato
February 4, 2021- Adventure on the Devil's Road with Todd Bruce
January 28, 2021- The Orangutans of Borneo with Carl Palazzolo, DVM
January 21, 2021- Avoiding Regret: Treading the Offbeat Path in Deceivingly Familiar Territory with Sandi Hemmerlein
January 14, 2021- Saving the Giraffes of Northern Kenya with Jenna Stacy-Dawes
January 7, 2021- Discovering an Ancient Egyptian IKEA Manual with Greg Downing
December 10, 2020- An Artist's Adventures in Gyotaku with Dwight Hwang
December 3, 2020- Haitian Vodou with Mike Clark
November 19, 2020- LIVING IN SPACE: How Space Stations Have Blazed the Path to Settling Space with Rod Pyle
November 12, 2020- Scott Warner- Dredging Northern Alaska
November 5, 2020- Annual Business Meeting: Session 2
October 22, 2020- Hiking the AT and More as a Type 1 Diabetic with Rich Mayfield
October 15, 2020- Running for My Life in North Korea with Jay Nunn
October 8, 2020- Journey to the Adventurers' Club with Reymundo Perez
October 1, 2020- Annual Business Meeting: Session 1
September 24, 2020- From Cairo to Capetown on Bike with Quincy Lee
September 17, 2020- Paddling Down the Mekong River in Cambodia with Leon Shoenfeld
September 10, 2020- Lost Tales and Mysteries with Dave Finnern
September 3, 2020- Deep into the Amazon with Alec Shumate
August 27, 2020- Herding Reindeer with the Nenets with Matt Allison
August 20, 2020- In Search of Beringia and Devil's Island with Pierre Odier
August 13, 2020- Alaskan Dogsled Expeditions with Phoebe Piper
August 6, 2020- From Lawyer to African Safari Operator with Alan Feldstein
July 30, 2020- Tomorrow's Air Museum with Robin Petgrave
July 23, 2020- Flying the U-2 Spyplane with Rob "Skid" Rowe
July 16, 2020- Flying the Most Feared Warplane with Troy Johnson
July 9, 2020- From Fighter Pilot to Test Pilot with Col. Hank Reed
July 2, 2020- Filming Legendary Locations with Eric Streit
June 25, 2020- World's Most Traveled Person with Bill Altaffer
June 18, 2020- Below the Surface with Andre Navarro
June 11, 2020- A 3 Year Trek Around the World with Kevin Lee
June 4, 2020- Expeditions and Advocacy with Jim Dorsey
May 28, 2020- Summer Vacation in Northern Iraq and Pakistan with Marc Weitz
May 21, 2020- Adventures of a Deep-Sea Explorer with Richard Slater
May 14, 2020- Being the Adventure with Mike Escamilla
May 7, 2020- Chuck Jonkey's Exotic Worlds and Sonic Safaris
April 30, 2020- Earthwalk 2019 and the We Are Mother Earth Initiative with Jenny Carrington
April 23, 2020- Misadventures in the Ancient Himalayan Kingdoms with Kendall Hudson
April 16, 2020- Classic Adventure with Rob Quist
April 9, 2020- Bryan Kresie- Bagging Local Peaks
April 2, 2020- Buying a Sailboat with Matt Nadu
March 26, 2020- Diving Southern California with Stew Deats
March 19, 2020- Inaugural Broadcast
March 5, 2020- Robert Owens- Adventure, Endurance and Mental Toughness
February 27, 2020- SOLD OUT! 3rd Annual Tiki Night- In The Footsteps of Karl von den Steinen
February 13, 2020- Paul Pfau- Ghosts of Everest's Past
February 6, 2020- Courtney Gillenwater- Both Sides of the Fence
January 30, 2020- Mad Mike Hughes- More Adventures with Rocket Man
January 25, 2020- Movie Night - Ice Station Zebra
January 23, 2020- Cheri Hunter- Tibet Adventures in the Eastern Grasslands: Festivals, Fairs, and Rituals
January 16, 2020- George Retelas- Eleven: The Story of 11 Men From Air Group 11
January 9, 2020- Jeffery Goddard- Growing Up With The Real Life Indiana Jones
December 12, 2019- President's Annual Christmas Party
December 5, 2019- Quincy Lee- Cairo to Cape Town by Bicycle
November 21, 2019- Member Showcase: Short Stories and Artifacts Presented by our Members
November 14, 2019- Bobby Green: Vintage Auto Racing

November 7, 2019– Annual Business Meeting– Second Session

November 2, 2019- 2019 Night of High Adventure at the Bowers Museum

October 24, 2019- Matt Kresling: The Madagascar Journals

October 17, 2019- Pierre Odier: Adventures in Southern Nepal and Bangladesh

October 10, 2019- Dawson Bloom: Scottish Archeology

September 12, 2019- Jim McEachen: Beyond Everest- Adventures in the Lesser-Known Himalaya

September 5, 2019– Andrew Medina: A Tryst in Triage (On Fingering the Afflictions of Paraguay)

August 29, 2019 – Alec Shumate: Summer Fury: Combat Art with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

August 22, 2019- Jake Roberts: Kayaking Uganda and Climbing Mt. Kenya

August 15, 2019– Franky Ortega: Jumping into Normandy– 75 Years Later

August 8, 2019– John Grasson: The Lost Ships of the Desert

August 1, 2019– Evan Bozanic 1173:Rebreathers in Diving, Aviation, and Submarines

July 25, 2019– Man’s First Landing on the Moon!

July 18, 2019- Kate Liszka: Exploring the Amethyst Mines of Pharaoh

June 13, 2019- Dean Torrance: The Adventures of Jan and Dean

June 27, 2019- Greg Downing: Mogao Caves of Dunhuang, China

June 20, 2019- David Veeneman: Mutiny on the Bounty: Fact or Fiction?

June 6, 2019- 75th Anniversary of D-Day: With stories from our members.

May 30, 2019- Richard Higbie: Blimping and Ballooning in the 1950s and ‘60s

May 23, 2019- Alec Shumate: Forbidden Frontier- The Matis Tribe of the Brazilian Amazon and a Field Report from a Flagged Expedition

May 16, 2019- Members Showcase: Short Stories From Several Members

May 9, 2019- Neil Mandt: Augmented Reality

May 2, 2019- Scott Warner: Prospecting the USA

April 27, 2019- Steve Elkins: The Lost City of the Monkey God

April 25, 2019- Allan Smith: The Marine Raider Memorial March

April 18, 2019- Alec Shumate:Paddling Down the Mekong River in Cambodia

April 11, 2019- Elisa Kotin: The Best of Seven Continents

April 4, 2019- Lance Miller: Leadership Lessons from Ernest Shackleton

March 28, 2019- Christoper Bartlett: Papua New Guinea – Above and Below

March 21, 2019- Second Annual Tiki Night

March 14, 2019- Archaeologist Brian Fagan: The Attacking Ocean

March 7, 2019- Alan Feldstein: Saving Cheetahs!

February 28, 2019- Linda Abrams: The First Women to Fly

February 21, 2019- Katherine Partain: Leading Nuclear Audits

February 14, 2019- Matterhorn

February 7, 2019- Mad Man Mike Hughes: Rocketman!

January 31, 2019- Chuck Jonkey: The 1937 film “Forbidden Adventure in Angkor”

January 24, 2019- Jim Biesterfield: Mommy Dearest

January 17, 2017- Karen Heath Clark: Sailing The Mediterranean

January 10, 2019- Col. Greg Raths, USMC (ret.): Nine Lives as a Fighter Pilot

January 3, 2019- Michael Lawler: Cruising to Yemen Through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea

December 13, 2018
Rick Bartow Retrospective
By Dr. Amy Scott
Things You Know But Cannot Explain

December 20, 2018
ACLA President’s Holiday Party

November 29, 2018
An Open Night
Doug Westfall
The Pan Am China Clipper

December 6, 2018
An Open Night
Don Ray
 Did the U.S. Army fire and detonate
a nuclear artillery round in Laos or Vietnam late in 1968? 

November 8, 2018
A Member Night
Scott Warner 1184
Dredging the Bering Sea for Gold

November 15, 2018
An Open Night
Steve Kaye
The Next Adventure

November 22, 2018

November 1, 2018
Professor Kate Liszka
King Tut
Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

October 27, 2018- Night of High Adventure

An Open Night – Members and All Guests Welcome
A Celebration of the Life and Contributions of
Shane Berry, ACLA Member 1093

October 11, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Decoding the Mystery of the Designs on Mimbres Pottery
Ancient Pueblos Culture in New Mexico
Speakers Tony Berlant and Evan Maurer

Curators of the Mimbres Exhibit at LACMA and authors of the book on the Exhibition
Referred by David Hayen, Esq.,1203

September 27, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Wayne White 1194
Chief of South Pole Station
This – Is – Gonna’ – Be – AWESOME!

October 4, 2018
Gentlemen’s Night
Membership Meeting

September 13, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Sid Hallburn 1125
Self Defense Tips for Women

September 6, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
An ACLA and Explorer’s Club Night
Pierre Odier 988
Remote Corners of Gujarat India 2017

For members of both clubs and their guests.

August 30, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Lynn Redman 1198
A midwestern rancher tours India in 1993; can’t get a decent steak anywhere…

August 16, 2018
A Ladie’s Night
Teddy Roosevelt
John Ashbaugh

August 23, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Dr. Milton Love
 Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, UC, Santa Barbara

August 9, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Jeff Holmes 1146
SE Asia WAY off the beaten path

August 2, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
David McAlexander 1199
SAMs (Surface-to-Air Missiles)
Dodging Aerial Death from Vietnam to Desert Storm

July 12, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Marco Rocchio
The Story of Coffee from Ethiopia to Guatemala 

Referred by David Hayen, Esq.,1203

July 19, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Dave Finnern
Member 1065
Sunken Mysteries Of The West

June 28,
A Ladies’ Night
Justin Chapman
Traveling from Capetown to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia

June 21, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Dr. Megan O’Neil
Associate Curator LACMA
New Discoveries at the Pyramids in the Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Referred by David Hayen 1203

June 7, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Valerie Lezin
Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum

Referred by David Hayen 1203

June 14, 2018
A Night Open To All
Robert Quist ACLA Member
Cuba 2010 and Again 2017

May 31, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Yosemite NPS Firefighter
Larry Ypez
Bear Attack Survivor

May 24, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Dave Berman 1201
600 Years of the Universe Through Glass

From Galileo to Alvan Clark & Beyond

May 17, 2018
A Ladies’ Night – Everyone Welcome
I N  M E M O R I A M
Bob Silver 728

May 3, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Alec Shumate
The Vanishing Art of Travel Sketching

May 10, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Nick Ut
From Hell to Hollywood

Interview by Mark Edward Harris

April 26, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Ed Reynolds
200 Countries and Driven 1953 MG in 48 States

April 19, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Rich Mayfield
Hiking the Appalachian Trail from Florida to Maine, Part 1

April 12, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Phyllis Hansen
The Art of Pioneering:
Paintings and Tales of Early California

April 5, 2018

A Gentlemens’ Night
Andy Medina
Clash of Giants – Cold War Espionage

March 29, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Kendall Hudson
Tiki Culture in a Coconut Shell

March 22, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Rusty Nelson
Storm Chasing and Image Mastery

March 15, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Eric Drummond
Giant Rubies Discovered in Greenland

March 8, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
The King of Redonda, Michael Lawler Member 1195
Spanish Discovery of Hawaii before Capt. Cook

March 1, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Member Showcase
Bring an Object that Relates to an Adventure.

February 22, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Casey Sheppard
7 Life Lessons from Solo Traveling

February 15, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
“Hot Rod” Kurtz, Navy Aviator
First Night of War
Or, ejecting from a damaged jet over ocean

February 8, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Brian Kresie 1186
Bang Bang!Ft. Irwin National Training Center preparing troops to deploy overseas

February 1, 2018

A Ladies’ Night
Both ends of the frozen world
The Antarctic – Wayne White 1194
The Arctic – Francis Luta

January 25, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Natalie Gibb
Exploring Yucatan Underwater Caves

January 18, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Bill Altaffer 1095
B  U  L  G  A  R  I  A

January 11, 2018
A Ladies’ Night
Dr. Michelle Rich
Pre Columbian Archeology Discoveries in 7th Century Guatemala

January 4, 2018
A Gentlemen’s Night
Jay Foonberg 1126
Havana Cuba for Adventurers Club

July 13, 2017- Eric Streit #1166 - Catholic Sicilian Culture of Death

July 20, 2017- July 20 - Steven Wright - 21 Day Wilderness River Trip Down the Grand Canyon

July 27, 2017- Elisa Kotin - A Journey Through the Real Indonesia

August 3, 2017- Member Spotlight - The Awesome Members of ACLA

August 10, 2017- Andrea Donnellan - The Big One

August 17, 2017- T.J. Korst - Egyptology

August 24, 2017- August 24, 2017 – Transpac with Mike Lawler 1195 and Happy Birthday Bob Silver 728

August 31, 2017- Scott Tracy Griffin - Tarzan on Location

September 7, 2017- September 7, 2017 Yes a Ladies’ Night Erin Johnson Atlas Obscura Night

September 14, 2017- Eileen Finklestein - Remote Bolivia by Horseback

December 14, 2017
A Gentlemen’s Night
President’s Annual Holiday Celebration

November 30, 2017
A Ladies’ Night
Ken Corben
Creatures of Light
Deep Sea Science and Dives

December 7, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Dave Rader
Theodore Roosevelt

November 9, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Barbara Schultz
How Amelia Earhart financed her flying

November 16, 2017
A Ladies’ Night
Terrence Finnegan
A Delicate Affair on the Western Front

November 23, 2017
Club Dark

November 2, 2017
A Gentleman’s Night
Showcase of the Awesome Members

Club General Business Meeting Precedes Program

October 12, 2017
A Ladie’s Night
Ken Freund 1046
Motorcycles Across Russia

October 19, 2017
A Gentlemen’s Night
Member Spotlight
Plus Rabbi Shifren
International Masters Ocean Championships

A Non-Club Event
Sunday, October 22, 2017
International Masters – Ocean Championships
At Duke’s of Huntington Beach

September 21, 2017
Marthe Cohen
A Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

Referred by Steve Bein 1057

September 28, 2017
Shane Berry 1093
Ecuador and Galapagos
Independent Exploration

October 5, 2017
Allison Brown
Staying Fit for Adventure

The Adventurer’s Club thanks Martin Bloom 1147 for this speaker.

September 7, 2017
Erin Johnson 
Atlas Obscura Night

The Adventurers Club thanks Eric Steit 1166 for referring this speaker.

September 14, 2017
Eileen Finklestein
The Kindness of Strangers: A Travel through civilized and remote Bolivia

The Adventurers Club thanks Alan Feldstein 1094 for referring this speaker.

August 31, 2017
Scott Tracy Griffin
Tarzan on Location, Director of Special Projects – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

The Adventurers Club thanks Stewart Deats 1168 for referring this speaker.

August 17, 2017

TJ Korst – Egyptology: Fact/Myth

August 24, 2017
Bob Silver 728 Birthday Bash
– and  Transpac 2017 with Mike Lawler 1195 Mike and Barbara’s Exhilarating Sailing Race

August 10, 2017
Andrea Donnellan – The Big One

August 3, 2017
Member Spotlight – The Awesome Members of ACLA

July 27, 2017
Elisa Kotin – A Journey Through the Real Indonesia

July 20, 2017
Steven Wright – 21 Day Wilderness River Trip Down the Grand Canyon

July 13, 2017– Eric Streit #1166 – Catholic Sicilian Culture of Death