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World-Class Explorer & Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality Richard Wiese To Host New Podcast Series: Life’s Tough: Explorers Are TOUGHER!

This March, world-class explorer, Emmy Award-winning television host, and president of The Explorer’s Club, Richard Wiese, in conjunction with Life’s Tough Media, will launch a new podcast, Life’s Tough: Explorers Are TOUGHER!, to bring to listeners the incredible and compelling stories of our planet’s most elite explorers, adventurers, and humanitarians.

The announcement was made today by Dustin Plantholt, Founder & CEO of Life’s Tough Media.

“We created Life’s Tough with the idea that ‘Every story has a purpose,’” said Plantholt. “There is perhaps no one on Earth with more riveting, purposeful stories than modern-day explorers—those who push the frontiers of outer space, go deep into the ocean abyss, or explore the unknown. We are so excited to partner with Richard Wiese in creating this ground-breaking new series to bring their inspirational and captivating stories to listeners worldwide.”

In the series, Wiese will interview a different explorer each week—with each season comprising twelve (12) episodes. Confirmed ‘Season One’ guests are a who’s who of adventure, science and exploration, including Bertrand Piccard (the 21st century’s greatest explorer and first person to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the world); extraordinary mountaineer & philanthropist Peter Hillary (son of Sir Edmund Hillary); planetary scientist and Mars Rover controller Nina Lanza; deep-sea explorer Victor Vescovo; space tourism entrepreneur Richard Garriott; paleontologist Ken Lacovara; zoologist & cheetah conservationist Laurie Marker; Amazon tribal expert David Good; and more.

“Explorers are the type of people who walk in space, go to bottom of oceans, and stand on the highest summits,” said Weise. “Scratch the surface of any explorer and you’ll find that they are all amazing storytellers. That’s what Life’s Tough: Explorers Are TOUGHER! is all about—providing incredible tales of discovery, struggle and survival.”

Produced by Life’s Tough Media, Life’s Tough: Explorers Are TOUGHER! launches on March 4th and will be available on all your favorite podcasting platforms, and at

The debut season is sponsored by Ripple, a leading enterprise blockchain company building decentralized financial solutions for the real world.

About Life’s Tough Media

Life’s Tough Media is an emergent media company and trailblazing film studio focusing on creating and producing innovative and relevant content through podcasts, books, films, and documentaries—tackling timely, provocative themes from the inspirational & personal growth to cryptocurrency to leaders & trendsetters that are shaping our world. Partnering with some of the leading experts in coaching, speaking and education, Life’s Tough Media brings its audience and listeners all the resources they need to find inspiration, hope and peace in a turbulent world. As a fastest-growing podcast producer with an ambitious growth strategy, its ever-expanding podcast portfolio brings its listeners incredibly diverse topics with distinguished hosts. Its flagship podcast, Life’s Tough: YOU Can Be TOUGHER! is hosted by founder Dustin Plantholt and explores personal stories of strength, perseverance and humility and is now listened to in over 80 countries around the world! Along with Dustin, guests and listeners share their real and vulnerable life stories of overcoming unique challenges and struggles to inspire and motivate each other towards personal fortitude, healing, growth, and empowerment. For more information on Life’s Tough Media and the Life’s Tough movement, please visit

About Richard Wiese

Richard Wiese is a world-class explorer, author and host of two television series: the Emmy Award–winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese and Weekends with Yankee. Wiese is the author of the guidebook Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer, and in 2002 became the youngest person to be named president of the Explorers Club—an exclusive NYC-based organization with members that include the world’s most prominent explorers & adventurers. Wiese has traveled to all seven continents and has participated in numerous expeditions and projects, including two expeditions to Antarctica, cross-country skiing to the North Pole, and the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mount Everest. Wiese lives in Weston, Connecticut with his wife and children, and is a graduate of Brown University.

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