My name is Sonya Looney and welcome to my podcast. For those of you who don’t have any context on me, I’m a plant-based World Champion ultra endurance mountain biker. I travel the world and have met some incredible people with world class attitudes and ways of living that motivate me daily, and I want to share their paths of mastery with you. This is a podcast interviewing inspiring leaders across the categories of wellness, endurance fitness, plant-based nutrition, mindset, and entrepreneurship to help you unlock the best and healthiest version of yourself.

Podcast Episodes

Unleashing the FreakShow: Beyond the Wine with Michael David Winery

Rage, Rapture, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed…what does this have to do with running a business, philanthropy, and backcountry skiing?  It all ties under Lodi’s premier winery; Michael David Winery.  David Phillips is a co-owner of the winery with his brother Michael and their family has been farming the fertile soil in Lodi, California for 5 […]

Pioneering the New Age of Cycling Socks with DeFeet Founder Shane Cooper

What do British born rock stars, the hosiery capital of the world, cycling, and dyslexics have in common?  One man: Shane Cooper. After traveling with his band and playing music/bass professionally, Shane got really into cycling and consequently, socks. “It kind of started by mistake” Shane said when I asked him how he started one […]

Reggie MIller’s Path from NBA Hall of Fame to the Mountain Bike

When an NBA Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist says “Mountain biking is my new basketball,” you know he means business.  Reggie Miller, the Knick Killer, is also killing it on the trails. If you’ve been watching the Legend’s Instagram, you’ve noticed that the majority of his photos are of him on a mountain […]

Secrets of Power Couples with Gordon Wadsworth and Emily Hairfield

You know those couples that seem to always be happy?  Those people who always seem to be having cool adventures?  Gordon Wadsworth and Emily Hairfield are those people.  This show is about secrets of being a biking couple, singlespeeding, and some awesome adventure stories from our trip to New Zealand earlier this year.  . Matt […]

My Journey as a Plant-Based Athlete and Creating Positive Change: My Speech at VegFest

This week’s episode is a speech I gave about my journey as a plant-based athlete at the San Francisco Veg Fest (called the World Veg Fest). It was my first time to a VegFest and first time speaking outside the bike world about my diet. I wanted to share it with you on my podcast. […]

America’s Rising Star Kate Courtney: Mountain Bike National Champion

Kate Courtney found her love for cycling with tandem bike rides with her father in middle school and enjoying blueberry pancakes after the ride. “It was really just a vehicle for pancakes,” she laughed. This was the beginning of 10x National Champion Kate Courtney’s career on a bike.  Who knew that the little girl pedalling behind […]