The X Overland Podcast: Season 1

The X Overland Podcast: Season 1

Welcome to the X Overland podcast! The X Overland podcast is the place to learn about all things overlanding and get inspired with the confidence to go do it. The podcast will frequently feature Expedition Overland founders, Clay and Rachelle Croft, along with XO team members and a wide variety of special guests from around the overlanding space. We’re excited to share our conversations with you and dive into some behind the scenes details you will only get here!

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The X Overland Podcast: Season 1
  • 0. Who is X Overland & Why Are We Here?

    In this prologue episode to the X Overland Podcast, listeners are introduced to Expedition Overland founders, Clay and Rachelle Croft, and given a brief history of “Expedition Overland” from its inception in 2010 till the present day along with an explanation of the X Overland Podcast. The show i...

  • 1. What is Overlanding?

    What is Overlanding? In Episode 1 of the X Overland Podcast, Expedition Overland founders, Clay and Rachelle Croft along with co-host, XO Content Director Jimmy Lewis, do their best to provide an answer to this fundamental question a lot of people are now asking. Join us, as we work to identify w...

  • 2. What is the Best Overlanding Vehicle?

    Have you ever wondered what the best overlanding vehicle is? Among offerings that range from vintage Land Cruisers to state-of-art hybrid Toyota Tundras and from massive Earth Roamers to motorcycles–there is a lot to sort out when looking for an answer to this question. In this episode of the X O...

  • 3. What is the Best Approach to Building an Overland Vehicle?

    Join Clay, Rachelle, and Jimmy as they explore best practices for building an overlanding vehicle in the third episode of our series focused on getting started in overlanding. Different approaches to building overlanding vehicles, common pitfalls to avoid, costs of building an overlanding vehicle...

  • 4. Gearing Up for Overlanding

    In the final episode of our four-part series about getting started in overlanding, Clay, Rachelle, and Jimmy focus on gearing up for overlanding adventure! Once you have selected a vehicle and built it out to meet your needs, it is time to select the gear that will complete your overlanding kit. ...

  • 6. Clay Croft Sits Down with Mike Pfeiffer of Last Line of Defense

    Episode Description: “I’m a regular dude doing regular stuff. You can do it too.” This is the stated ethos of Mike Pfeiffer of Last Line of Defense. Join Clay while he sits down in our mobile podcast studio at Expo West with Mike Pfeiffer as the two discuss a wide variety of topics. How to becom...

  • 7. Our Truck Build Strategy from Alaska: The Last Frontier Series

    X Overland team member Tanner Johnson joins Clay and Jimmy to have a discussion about the build process behind the trucks used on the expedition to film our most recent series, Alaska: The Last Frontier. Learn about Clays’s strategy behind these truck builds and the roles fulfilled on the expedit...

  • 8. Reflecting on Alaska: The Last Frontier

    X Overland team member Tanner Johnson joins Clay and Jimmy to reflect upon our most recent series, Alaska: The Last Frontier.

    This episode is brought to you by On X Offroad. Use the most trusted off-roading app, onX Offroad, to discover nearby trails, plan and track your trips, share waypoints ...

  • 9. How to Start Overlanding by Motorcycle with Peter & Dan van Stralen

    X Overland Podcast co-host, Jimmy Lewis, sits down with van Stralen brothers, Pete Jr. and Dan, of Epic Family Road Trip to discuss how to get started in overlanding by motorcycle. With Pete and Dan now having completed their first year of motorcycling, the two are eager to share all they’ve lear...

  • 10. Rachelle Croft Dives into Overland Travel for Women with Ashley & Megan

    X Overland Co-Founder and Rebelle Rally Champion, Rachelle Croft, sits down with Ashley Giordano (Desk to Glory/Senior Editor at Overland Journal and Expedition Portal) and Megan Walthall(Walthall Family SOLO Series and Great Pursuit Series) to discuss women within the overlanding space.

    How di...

  • 11. Secrets Revealed - How to Film Your Own Overlanding Adventure

    Ever wanted to start filming your own adventures? Then be sure to listen to this podcast to help get you started! X Overland is launching their second Overlander Film Fest in 2023!. In that spirit, the XO team would like to share some tips and insight to help new and experienced filmmakers alike....

  • 12. 7 Years on the Road with Caroline van Stralen of Epic Family Road Trip

    The talented daughter of Peter and Carol van Stralen of Epic Family Road Trip (EFRT) and elder sister to The Adventure Guys, Pete Jr. and Dan van Stralen, Caroline van Stralen has been raised while overlanding around the world with her family. With the van Stralen family in town lending a hand at...

  • 13. Search and Rescue for Overlanding & Travel | What You Need To Know

    What happens, exactly, when you push the S.O.S. button on your satellite communication device? Find out the answer to that question and others pertaining to the subject of Search and Rescue (S.A.R.) from Clay Croft and fellow S.A.R. team member, Matt Hopkins. The two sit down with host, Jimmy Lew...

  • 14. 2022 Tundra Truck Build Details and Plans

    Tanner and Clay share all aspects of building out X Overland’s newest vehicle: 2022 3rd Generation Toyota Tundra, “Orion.” Orion is the flagship vehicle for our new Nordic Series and has been built for comfortable long-distance overland travel. This truck is an all-new Toyota platform, which made...

  • 15. Overlanding as a Couple: Richard and Ashley Giordano of Desk to Glory

    Join the conversation with friendly and charming Canadian overlanding couple Richard and Ashley Giordano of Desk to Glory as the two share their origin story as an overlanding couple. Richard and Ashley’s experience will inspire anyone interested in getting started in overlanding, whether as a co...

  • 16. Top Ten Modifications for Your Overlanding Vehicle

    Buying a vehicle with plans to set it up for overlanding adventure? Already own a vehicle you’re ready to start building into an overlanding rig? Whether you’re buying new or used, you will gain a lot of useful ideas by hearing Clay and Rachelle’s take on the Top Ten Modifications for your overla...

  • 17. Power Management Systems for Overlanding with John Brothers of REDARC

    What is a “Power Management System” and why is it helpful (some might say essential) to have in an overland vehicle? How do you set up a power management system in your overland vehicle and how do you use it?

    Here at Expedition Overland, we have used REDARC Power Management Systems for years. A...

  • 18. Who is Scott Brady?

    Clay sits down for a conversation with a mentor of his own, Overland Journal and expeditionportal.com founder and CEO, Scott Brady. Join the discussion, as Scott Brady shares his own start in adventure travel and overlanding along with his current travel philosophy and approach to building overla...

  • 19. Overlanding as a Family: Peter and Carol van Stralen (Epic Family Road Trip)

    Have you wondered how a family of five could transition from a conventional life in the suburbs to living life as full-time overlanders? The van Stralen family of Epic Family Road Trip provides an honest portrait of exactly what such a shift looks like.

    Join host, Jimmy Lewis, as he sits down w...

  • 20. Team Member Series: A Conversation with Tanner Johnson

    Host, Jimmy Lewis, sits down for a conversation with Expedition Overland’s own Tanner Johnson. Tanner joined XO in 2019 with a background in photography and a love of mechanics, truck-building, and overlanding.

    Highly talented and versatile, Tanner often runs lead on photography and cinematogra...