A story about a long walk, a difficult journey, transformation, and loss… 

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After 30 years of feeling stuck, Andrew Steven attempted to get in shape for a month-long backpacking trip through the Sierra Nevadas. Looking at his career for inspiration, Andrew finds an unlikely revelation by imagining his life’s narrative arc. But after a death in the family, he found himself in a story of repeating loss. Trail Weight chronicles Andrew’s journey as he narrates a year of his life. Through audio diaries, recordings from the trail, and conversations with authors, experts, Olympians, and special guests, Andrew takes listeners through an eye-opening adventure of self-discovery.

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Andrew Steven

According to Vulture, Andrew Steven is an “amateur explorer, expert coffee drinker, and podcast maker…” He’s also worked with Google, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, and numerous others to help them tell their stories in new and compelling ways and created the critically acclaimed The History of Stand-Up podcast. When he’s not working, he usually camping, hiking, or dreaming of the next adventure.

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