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New! Incredible Feats with Dan Cummins

2020-09-15

Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and making history along the way. 

Enjoy this exclusive clip from our first episode, and stay tuned for episodes on daredevils, ultramarathoners, performance artists and more! To find more Parcast Network originals, search “Parcast Network” on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
If you're looking for a break from true crime and ghost stories and one more light, hearted, listen the new spanish original from power cast called incredible. Feats is just what you need is a daily oh hosted by comedian and POD, CASTOR Dan comments and spotlights truth out of mind, blowing physical strength, mental focus and bizarre behaviour, and we're friends, I'm gonna play you and exclusive clip from the first episode about the sky diver broke the sun barrier, as he freefall from the edge of space to hear them to the episode follow incredible feats free on Spotify. Over ever you get. Your pot casts Felix Baumgardner was forty three. He was an austrian prose guide ever and base jumper who holds world records for both the lowest ever and highest ever based jumps even though the latter feed got him ban from Taiwan and he will and to do something even more extreme. He decides
to break the sound barrier with only his body a never before done feet. He must freefall twenty four miles in, or minutes going over seven hundred and seventy miles per hour. He wouldn't be the first to attempt this past would be supersonic. Sky divers died during the jump. It takes three hundred people and five years of planning to prepare for Felix a jump. Some of those people work for rebel who sponsors the mission. They hire the perfect coach, Joe Kissinger and eighty four year old, retired Airforce colonel who set the world record for highest freefall in nineteen sixty when he fell over night. Ten miles back to earth. Felix basically needs to become an astronaut to fall even further and pull this off low oxygen and low atmospheric pressure will kill him without proper training protection red book
rendezvous with NASA to get an astronaut grade, spacesuit and training for Felix Skydive. Just one problem, fearless Felix is claustrophobic. His pricey customs spacesuit gives him panic. Attacks any has to receive psychiatric counselling to handle it. October fourteen two thousand twelve jump day around nine, a dot m, Baumgartner, big his breathing pure oxygen, if he doesn't eliminate all nitrogen from his body who get the bends deadly in extreme cases, just four nine. Thirty, a M Felix boards, the capsule, then a spy, we made forty layer helium balloon lifted from the New Mexico Desert into the stratosphere, as he has said, his visor fog's, a blinding him. He radios coach, Joe Kissinger. What am I supposed to do? And they almost actually call it off
but then solve the problem by unplugging, the visor and plugging it back in classic turn it off and turn it back on, turns out that fixes, phones, laptops and fancy space helmets just after twelve p m Felix reaches a hundred and twenty eight thousand one hundred feet, the height he'll jump from risque imagine for Mt Everest stacked up without the suit his bodily fluids will vaporize and kill him at this attitude. He described his view when you stand up there on top of the world, you become so humble it's not about breaking records anymore. It's not about getting scientific data. It's all about coming home, one twelve o eight p m. He jumps almost immediately. He starts spinning, really not good if he can't control display all his blood will gush out of his eyes killing him. This is what killed the previous, dare devils, plus the
before threatens to knock him unconscious. He fights to stay awake. He could deploy his parachute but then he loses his chance of breaking the sound barrier. Felix just to control the spin and thirty four seconds in bone. He breaks sonic barrier, so loud mission control hears it from the ground. Fifty seconds in Felix hits is terminal velocity mock one point, two, five or Eight hundred and thirty three point nine miles per hour over eight hundred and thirty miles per hour. Finally, he opened parachute. After almost nine minutes in the air and lands safely and then celebrates with Kosovo, Two weeks later Felix goes on. It today show and tells the world he did not enjoy the jump me because I'd almost died, or maybe he to one of the scare others away from trying to break his record, worked on this guy Felix Mission, accomplished either. He retired from skydiving and base jumpy.
But he has not stopped being a dare devil today, here, These cars makes helicopters due back lips and makes me like me feel well a little less manly, to finish the episode in here. More amazing stories follow incredible feats free on Spotify or ever you get. Your pod casts.
Transcript generated on 2020-09-15.