Best Thruhiker podcasts we could find (Updated July 2019)
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Listen to in-depth interviews three times a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, outfitters, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives to the fullest pursuing happiness and fulfillment outdoors. It's all about getting out there.
 
Listen to in-depth interviews three times a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, outfitters, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives to the fullest pursuing happiness and fulfillment outdoors. It's all about getting out there.
 
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Backpacker Radio
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From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.
 
Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on ...
 
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Backpacker Radio
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From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. Topics include but are not limited to news, trail culture, interviews, gear, advice, and all you can eat buffets.
 
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My Walking Life
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Tom Griffen, artist and modern-day explorer, journeys afoot and lighthearted, 4000-miles across the length of the United States. In this podcast, Tom tells his own stories and those of random strangers he meets along the way. He also describes both the mundane and exciting details of his 3 m.p.h. life windblown on the American roadside.
 
Trail Correspondents is a teleportation machine to the trail- in audio form. Every other week, a select handful of thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and the American Discovery Trail, give us a glimpse into the world of long distance backpacking. Through their eyes and vocal cords, we learn all about the highs, lows, and nitty gritty details that go into a half-year, cross-country trek. Trail Correspondents is the next best thing to being on ...
 
The Practical Backpacking Podcast (PBP) is an audio show featuring informative interviews with adventurers and leaders in the outdoor community or industry. Media content may cover a range of topics including but not limited to wilderness backpacking, thruhiking, bike touring (bikepacking), travel backpacking, bushcraft, camping, urban excursions, and all manner of associated gear, experience, and technique.
 
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Usually, we hear from folks climbing the record-breaking peaks of the Himalayas when we talk about Nepal. However, today is a little different. We’re actually heading downhill and talking about an epic river trip by Liam Kirkham, a veteran guest of the show and a fantastic storyteller. He was previously on episode 344 talking about solo winter ...…
 
Usually, we hear from folks climbing the record-breaking peaks of the Himalayas when we talk about Nepal. However, today is a little different. We’re actually heading downhill and talking about an epic river trip by Liam Kirkham, a veteran guest of the show and a fantastic storyteller. He was previously on episode 344 talking about solo winter ...…
 
Despite studying outdoor leadership at university and filling his summers with adventure travel, Oli found himself falling into an incredibly boring job as a kitchen salesman. After getting to the point where he couldn’t take it anymore, in the middle of a major house remodel, and months away from getting married, Olie decided to undertake a so ...…
 
Despite studying outdoor leadership at university and filling his summers with adventure travel, Oli found himself falling into an incredibly boring job as a kitchen salesman. After getting to the point where he couldn’t take it anymore, in the middle of a major house remodel, and months away from getting married, Olie decided to undertake a so ...…
 
Originally Published January 15, 2018. Will Collins, the BuffaloRoamer, dreamed of paddling the full length of the Mississippi River in a canoe from its origin in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Will was kind enough to join Curt at the end of his journey to give us the scoop on how it went. Follow Will on Facebook: https://www.face ...…
 
Originally Published January 15, 2018. Will Collins, the BuffaloRoamer, dreamed of paddling the full length of the Mississippi River in a canoe from its origin in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Will was kind enough to join Curt at the end of his journey to give us the scoop on how it went. Follow Will on Facebook: https://www.face ...…
 
Sometimes our adventure is about so much more than our desire to fulfill our dreams. For Tom Knox's parents, driving the length of the US west coast was always something they wanted to do. However, due to cancer and Alzheimer's, that dream remained unfulfilled when they died. In an effort to carry on the adventurous spirit of his parents, Tom d ...…
 
Sometimes our adventure is about so much more than our desire to fulfill our dreams. For Tom Knox's parents, driving the length of the US west coast was always something they wanted to do. However, due to cancer and Alzheimer's, that dream remained unfulfilled when they died. In an effort to carry on the adventurous spirit of his parents, Tom d ...…
 
We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach another show about trail food, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and CDT hikers weigh in on what their favorite trail foods are, what they're craving most, if they've been stricken with the notorious hiker hunger, how their food systems have evolve ...…
 
We hope you've got enough appetite to stomach another show about trail food, because today's edition is an all you can eat buffet of hiker fare. Our remaining PCT and CDT hikers weigh in on what their favorite trail foods are, what they're craving most, if they've been stricken with the notorious hiker hunger, how their food systems have evolve ...…
 
With any adventure, finances have to be part of the planning. That planning can begin months or years before the adventure even begins. Some folks decide to put it all on a credit card. Others knock on the door of hundreds of potential sponsors to pay for their trips while others just decide to suffer immensely on the adventure because of lack ...…
 
With any adventure, finances have to be part of the planning. That planning can begin months or years before the adventure even begins. Some folks decide to put it all on a credit card. Others knock on the door of hundreds of potential sponsors to pay for their trips while others just decide to suffer immensely on the adventure because of lack ...…
 
Originally Published November 9, 2017 Will Collins, the BuffaloRoamer, dreamed of paddling the full length of the Mississippi River in a canoe from its origin in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Will was kind enough to join Curt in the middle of his journey to give us the scoop on how it's gone so far. Follow Will on Facebook: https ...…
 
Originally Published November 9, 2017 Will Collins, the BuffaloRoamer, dreamed of paddling the full length of the Mississippi River in a canoe from its origin in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Will was kind enough to join Curt in the middle of his journey to give us the scoop on how it's gone so far. Follow Will on Facebook: https ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by recent Western States 100 winner, Clare Gallagher. Not only is Clare a world-class ultra runner, she's also a very vocal and passionate environmental activist, Princeton graduate, Patagonia athlete, and all around powerhouse. She shares how she was able to pull off the most important victor ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, I am joined by recent Western States 100 winner, Clare Gallagher. Not only is Clare a world-class ultra runner, she's also a very vocal and passionate environmental activist, Princeton graduate, Patagonia athlete, and all around powerhouse. She shares how she was able to pull off the most important victor ...…
 
Have you ever wondered what goes into a hiking guidebook? Well, it was a lot more time, energy, and hiking than I thought. The necessary experience of hiking hundreds of miles in an area in order to know what you’re talking about is an adventure in itself. That doesn’t even include the writing part! I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look ...…
 
Have you ever wondered what goes into a hiking guidebook? Well, it was a lot more time, energy, and hiking than I thought. The necessary experience of hiking hundreds of miles in an area in order to know what you’re talking about is an adventure in itself. That doesn’t even include the writing part! I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look ...…
 
Travis said he'll never forget that feeling of sitting in the car with his wife, Fiona, after the pediatricians diagnosed their son, Patch, with autism at 21-months-old. They thought their life of adventuring around the world was over. However, in time, the family has learned to do some pretty epic stuff, like ride a bicycle 5,600 km across the ...…
 
Travis said he'll never forget that feeling of sitting in the car with his wife, Fiona, after the pediatricians diagnosed their son, Patch, with autism at 21-months-old. They thought their life of adventuring around the world was over. However, in time, the family has learned to do some pretty epic stuff, like ride a bicycle 5,600 km across the ...…
 
Originally Published June 29, 2017 Luke Gelmi is on for this episode telling us all about his epic trip through West Africa on a Royal Enfield. Luke has a way of making you smile the entire time he's relaying the stories of the awesome adventure. Make sure you download his free book "Boundaries" at the link below to hear more of the story! Down ...…
 
Originally Published June 29, 2017 Luke Gelmi is on for this episode telling us all about his epic trip through West Africa on a Royal Enfield. Luke has a way of making you smile the entire time he's relaying the stories of the awesome adventure. Make sure you download his free book "Boundaries" at the link below to hear more of the story! Down ...…
 
She's baaaaack. Sort of. Halfway. At this year's Trail Days, we caught up with Juliana Chauncey aka Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike. She regales us with tales from the first 1,000 miles of her trek, including what has surprised her, how her gear system has held up, how it's differed from her PCT hike, and talks about tha ...…
 
She's baaaaack. Sort of. Halfway. At this year's Trail Days, we caught up with Juliana Chauncey aka Chaunce, who was roughly half way into her AT thru-hike. She regales us with tales from the first 1,000 miles of her trek, including what has surprised her, how her gear system has held up, how it's differed from her PCT hike, and talks about tha ...…
 
Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their backcountry menus. Rarely do I go a long stint on trail without picking up some sort of tip for how to enhance my hiker fare. This episode will be appealing to those who want to improve their on trail cul ...…
 
Food. It's is a subject of endless fascination to just about everyone. Even the most experienced hikers stand room for improvement with their backcountry menus. Rarely do I go a long stint on trail without picking up some sort of tip for how to enhance my hiker fare. This episode will be appealing to those who want to improve their on trail cul ...…
 
Back in early March, we caught up with Jeremiah about his concerns, hopes, and excitement going into an attempt at thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Today, we get to hear from Jeremiah from the halfway point! Over 1,000 miles into the hike and it has already felt like a lifetime of adventure and experiences. Congrats, Jeremiah, and we're stoke ...…
 
Back in early March, we caught up with Jeremiah about his concerns, hopes, and excitement going into an attempt at thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Today, we get to hear from Jeremiah from the halfway point! Over 1,000 miles into the hike and it has already felt like a lifetime of adventure and experiences. Congrats, Jeremiah, and we're stoke ...…
 
Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, author, and motivational speaker. His first big adventure was completing a four-year bicycle journey around the world that consisted of 46,000 miles cycling and changed his life forever. After the trip, he popularized the idea of microadventures - short, local, accessible adventures for the average person. T ...…
 
Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, author, and motivational speaker. His first big adventure was completing a four-year bicycle journey around the world that consisted of 46,000 miles cycling and changed his life forever. After the trip, he popularized the idea of microadventures - short, local, accessible adventures for the average person. T ...…
 
As if climbing a typical 14,000 ft mountain isn't enough of an accomplishment, Junaid and his buddy, Luke, successfully summited every one of the 58 Colorado 14ers in a single continuous hike. The journey was about 1,300 miles with a total elevation gain close to 300,000 feet. They hiked desolate Forst Service roads, class 5 traverses, many sec ...…
 
As if climbing a typical 14,000 ft mountain isn't enough of an accomplishment, Junaid and his buddy, Luke, successfully summited every one of the 58 Colorado 14ers in a single continuous hike. The journey was about 1,300 miles with a total elevation gain close to 300,000 feet. They hiked desolate Forst Service roads, class 5 traverses, many sec ...…
 
Imagine taking the adventure sport you love and being among the first to teach that sport in a part of the world that hasn't been possible until recently. That’s exactly what adventurer Milosz Pierwola and veteran Ryan Shuler are accomplishing in Iraq. Their plan is to build the first climbing school in Iraq in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the K ...…
 
Imagine taking the adventure sport you love and being among the first to teach that sport in a part of the world that hasn't been possible until recently. That’s exactly what adventurer Milosz Pierwola and veteran Ryan Shuler are accomplishing in Iraq. Their plan is to build the first climbing school in Iraq in the city of Sulaymaniyah in the K ...…
 
Andy is what I call a serial adventurer. It’s more of a lifestyle than it is one particular trip that creates his “story”. His ability to make the world his playground is envious, but it’s his charming and genuine demeanor that helps you understand his thirst for adventure in new places is who he is and where he’s happiest. Andy is one of those ...…
 
Andy is what I call a serial adventurer. It’s more of a lifestyle than it is one particular trip that creates his “story”. His ability to make the world his playground is envious, but it’s his charming and genuine demeanor that helps you understand his thirst for adventure in new places is who he is and where he’s happiest. Andy is one of those ...…
 
Originally Published December 1, 2016 From the book summary: When a family outing in a private plane takes a tragic turn, a Memorial Day trip becomes an unforgettable 15 hours of danger, rescue efforts, and miracles. On a clear Saturday morning, professional fire captain and private pilot Brian Brown, his wife, and younger daughter headed out i ...…
 
Originally Published December 1, 2016 From the book summary: When a family outing in a private plane takes a tragic turn, a Memorial Day trip becomes an unforgettable 15 hours of danger, rescue efforts, and miracles. On a clear Saturday morning, professional fire captain and private pilot Brian Brown, his wife, and younger daughter headed out i ...…
 
Jim Kern is a name you ought to you know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder of Big City Mountaineers, founder of Hiking Trails for America, author, and passionate outdoorsman. He gives us his best pitch on why someone should hike the Florida Trail, how his organization has been ...…
 
Jim Kern is a name you ought to you know. He's the founder of the Florida Trail Association, co-founder of the American Hiking Society, founder of Big City Mountaineers, founder of Hiking Trails for America, author, and passionate outdoorsman. He gives us his best pitch on why someone should hike the Florida Trail, how his organization has been ...…
 
Happy late Father’s Day everyone! "Eyad Yehyawi has been bowhunting for nearly thirty years, traveling across the United States, Canada, and Africa. A naturalist long before he was a bowhunter, Eyad’s passion for the outdoors dates as far back as he can remember. While majoring in biology at Quincy University, he worked in conservation and wild ...…
 
Happy late Father’s Day everyone! "Eyad Yehyawi has been bowhunting for nearly thirty years, traveling across the United States, Canada, and Africa. A naturalist long before he was a bowhunter, Eyad’s passion for the outdoors dates as far back as he can remember. While majoring in biology at Quincy University, he worked in conservation and wild ...…
 
Listen in to see who gets $1,000 to go towards their 2019 adventure. . . . Thank you to @athleticbrewing For making this a reality and supporting adventure athletes all around the world. Also, thank you to everyone that applied! We look forward to doing this again next year!
 
Listen in to see who gets $1,000 to go towards their 2019 adventure. . . . Thank you to @athleticbrewing For making this a reality and supporting adventure athletes all around the world. Also, thank you to everyone that applied! We look forward to doing this again next year!
 
It’s not easy leaving something secure to go after something so uncertain. However, that’s one of the necessary ingredients to have a true adventure. Tony Smith knew that when there was sawdust left in his hair during a work meeting after working on his passion for crafting over a lunch break, it was time to take a leap. He left a stable career ...…
 
It’s not easy leaving something secure to go after something so uncertain. However, that’s one of the necessary ingredients to have a true adventure. Tony Smith knew that when there was sawdust left in his hair during a work meeting after working on his passion for crafting over a lunch break, it was time to take a leap. He left a stable career ...…
 
Five years ago Luisa and Graeme Bell, along with their kids, Keelan and Jessica, set out to explore the African continent via Overland vehicle. After that epic journey, it only took a few days of being home in South Africa to realize that they needed to continue their adventure. So they put their existing lives aside, purchased a 2009 Land Rove ...…
 
Five years ago Luisa and Graeme Bell, along with their kids, Keelan and Jessica, set out to explore the African continent via Overland vehicle. After that epic journey, it only took a few days of being home in South Africa to realize that they needed to continue their adventure. So they put their existing lives aside, purchased a 2009 Land Rove ...…
 
Gear. For some people it's their favorite topic in the world, for others, it results in a shoulder shrug and an eye roll. But whether you love or hate gear talk, there's no way around it: what you carry on your back, plays a big role in how much you enjoy your hike. More precisely, getting it wrong the first time, can be emotionally and financi ...…
 
Gear. For some people it's their favorite topic in the world, for others, it results in a shoulder shrug and an eye roll. But whether you love or hate gear talk, there's no way around it: what you carry on your back, plays a big role in how much you enjoy your hike. More precisely, getting it wrong the first time, can be emotionally and financi ...…
 
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