GOOD AF Podcast: Meet Paul de Gelder, An Adventure-Seeking Bro Who Survived A Shark Attack And Is Now Inspiring Others

by 2 years ago

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Every man should want to strive to be the best version of himself. We know it’s hard to do, but that’s why we flock to motivating and influencing dudes to help us overcome fears, doubts, insecurities and all that other stuff inside our own heads. It’s pretty incredible to think how inspired we can get when hearing another bro’s story, right?

With that in mind, Good Guy Wellness started a new podcast called the Good AF Podcast, which is a 12 episode program that offers 30 to 40 minutes worth of topics that all guys frequently talk about. From restoring confidence when a guy’s down in the dumps, to celebrating and highlighting the good things men are doing across different industries, the Good AF Podcast is a must-listen if you need to get a little pick-me-up.

Having listened to the first episode of the Good AF Podcastthe inspiring story of the bro featured, Paul de Gelder, was completely badass. The dude is a former Army Paratrooper and Navy Clearance Diver, who chased adventure from anywhere he could find it. That thrill-seeking attitude eventually cost him both his right leg and right hand, but the devastating incident didn’t hold him back.

Just listening to the Good AF Podcast with Paul de Gelder as he described the shark attack that could have killed him is intense. Here’s a quick snippet of what de Gelder said while detailing what happened to him that day.

“There was a 9-foot bull shark. Made of muscle and you’re in the water with no purchase. You can’t grab anything. you don’t have the ground, you don’t have gravity, there was nothing I could do. I’m just thinking I’m going to die. As soon as I accepted the fact that I was going to die; I had to ask myself the question, am I ready to die?”

Imagining that situation probably gives you goosebumps, and de Gelder goes into further detail about the shark attack throughout the entire episode of the Good AF Podcast.

Just launching this month, the Good AF Podcast is hosted by local L.A. content creator, influencer and adventurer, Matthew Nadu, who brings his own wit to each episode. It can be heard here on the Good AF Podcast website, as well as Simplecast.

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Whether you’re looking for some motivation to help you accomplish your goals, or just need something good to listen to in order to remind yourself that, yeah, what you struggle with is normal for other guys, the Good AF Podcast is a must-listen. And with a variety of people joining the show as guests — from entertainers, athletes, humanitarians, environmentalists, social justice advocates and artists, to name a few — there are plenty of interesting stories to help you get through the week and become the best version of yourself, gents.



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