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PrairieCast: Andy Stoll discusses social entrepreneurship & World Tri

Our guest this week on PrairieCast is Iowa City's Andy Stoll, co-founder of social entrepreneurship incubator The James Gang and world traveler. Andy, who is an Omaha native, talks about his experiences with The James Gang, his recently completed 3.5 year adventure around the world and his upcoming project The World Tri. The World Tri

Photo from Andy Stoll’s website, noboundaries.org.

Our guest this week on PrairieCast is Iowa City’s Andy Stoll, co-founder of social entrepreneurship incubator The James Gang and world traveler. Andy, who is an Omaha native, talks about his experiences with The James Gang, his recently completed 3.5 year adventure around the world and his upcoming project The World Tri.

The World Tri is a unique endurance event being undertaken over the next 11 months by Des Moines attorney and adventurer Charlie Wittmack. It will start with Charlie swimming the length of the River Thames in England, then across the English Channel to France. Charlie will then ride a bicycle across Europe and Asia to Nepal where he will climb Mount Everest.

Andy, also a filmmaker, will be along to document the project and communicate the progress to people all over the world. The entire group will also be working with the people they meet in each country on educational and social issues, such as a global health initiative to reduce maternal mortality, which is being supported by Des Moines University and the World Heath Organization.

In the interview, Andy issued a challenge to the Silicon Prairie News community: How should they use Foursquare as part of this adventure? Leave your ideas in the comments below.

Each week on PrairieCast, we start with a Week in Review segment where we catch up on highlighted posts from the past week as well as discuss Silicon Prairie News events and features within the site.

PrairieCast can be streamed or downloaded from PrairieCast.com or by subscription in iTunes or RSS.

PrairieCast is recorded weekly at the 48Web Studios in Des Moines and is a co-production of Silicon Prairie News and 48Web.

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