Oznog is a philosophy. It’s about the exploration of these diverse paths in life through the tales and lessons of the people who have traveled them. More than that, though, it is about exploring life yourself – rather than just living vicariously through the lives of others.

What did you dream of doing when you were a kid? Did you want to be an astronaut? An artist? A rock star?

I wanted to be an explorer – to discover new, far away lands. As grew up, these dreams began to fade and were replaced with bank accounts, mortgages and dull conversations. Then a series of tragic events changed the course of my life. A few months later, I was riding across Mongolia in an ambulance. I had, in a small way, attained my childhood dream. From that inflection point, my life has been on a different path.

I pose the question to you. What would it be like if, even for an instant, you could step into the shoes of your childhood dream? What if it is possible – and we’ve just convinced ourselves that it isn’t “feasible” as we’ve grown older?

These and other tenets of Oznog are being defined and refined in the Oznog Creed.

Oznog: Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole is about conversations. Uncensored conversations with the uncommon people I meet. The podcasts are always done in-person. The depths of conversations that you reach and the willingness to be vulnerable are so much greater when you can look each other in the eyes. Roughly 55% of communication is non-verbal.

Speaking personally – I LOVE them. Each time I finish an episode, I find that I have more energy than when they began.

My guests have included entrepreneurs, adventurers, travelers and artists – though I hope it will continue to expand in order to include more diverse people following even more interesting paths. Have a story that needs to be shared? Contact me!



Hi – I’m Chris Plough. I’ve launched successful companies, survived sketchy adventures and met incredible people.

For the past few years, my life has taken a less traveled path. It has been full – brimming with both dark voids and incredible adventures. (More about my story here.) I’ve learned to value experiences, connections and genuine people over the usual trappings of success. The real treasure has been meeting fellow life-explorers and learning from their stories. Stories about diverse paths that encompass harrowing falls and incredible achievements. Stories that are too great not to share.