20. How Playboating Can Stop Malaria and Other Useful Kayaking Tricks with Dr. Jessie Stone
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Tales from the Cripps
20. How Playboating Can Stop Malaria and Other Useful Kayaking Tricks with Dr. Jessie Stone
Jan 24, 2024 Episode 20

Jessie Stone, a kayaker with a doctoring problem, joins me to talk about some of the adventures that she's stumbled into by following her impulse to go kayaking wherever it may take her. From getting lost in the jungle following Eric Jackson, to founding Soft Power Health and finding a lifelong career in Uganda, this episode is bound to make you want to grab your kayak and see where it takes you.

0:00              Introduction
6:30              Finding whitewater
18:50           Learning to kayak
27:45           Competitive freestyle
48:47           Misadventures and fitness training in Ecuador
1:06:20       A crash course on paddling the Futaleufu
1:12:55       Back to Africa
1:35:20       Kayaking camps in the United States
1:44:25       Conclusion

Find out more about Soft Power Health at their webpage and ways you can help.

Various other links:

Lost in the Jungle of Ecuador

Soft Power Health Overview Video

Soft Power Health

Jessie Stone Brings Kayaking To Inner City Kids | Dispatches

Doctor-turned-kayaker fights malaria in Uganda

Extreme Kayak Athlete Works to Cure Malaria in Africa

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