Episode 38: On Paper

Episode 38: On Paper

Interview with Journalist Shelby Stanger

This week’s episode is brought to you by Oru Kayak. Thank you to them for the support!


What do you do when your life looks great “on paper” but it isn’t the life you want? We talk with Shelby Stanger, journalist and host of the podcast “Wild Ideas Worth Living” about what she gained when she left a high paying job 9 years ago to pursue a freelance journalism career.

For Shelby, what looked good on paper, a job that looked fantastic in other people’s eyes and that she’d told herself should look great in her own, resulted in a dissonance that lead her to make a big life change. It’s a feeling we can all relate to – that friction in our mind when everything is not as it appears.

Shelby is a big personality: she’s warm, confident and funny. She loves surfing, diving deep into other people’s stories, and teaching – whether its through her work or guiding women to learn how to surf.

Listen to Shelby host her podcast, Wild Ideas Worth Living ->

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Music by Lee Rosevere, Chris Zabriskie, Mise, & Josh Woodward via freemusicarchive.org

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Shelby Stanger doing what she loves.

By Sydney Prather

Links/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Wild Ideas Worth Living: Shelby Interviews Gale

Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal

Surf Diva
She Explores Facebook Group


  1. […] An honor to be a guest and share my story on the popular outdoor podcast She-Explores: Inquisitive women in the outdoors, on the road, and besides. Listen to the the full interview here: https://she-explores.com/podcast/on-paper-shelby-stanger/ […]

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