Best Thruhiking podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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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.
 
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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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.
 
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.
 
A podcast for newbies to grizzled veterans of the trail. Each week a new themed episode is released addressing a range of camping, hiking, and backpacking topics.
 
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Rewilding Earth
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Rewilding North America
 
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Trail Tales
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What's it like to live in the backcountry for 5 months? Host Kyle O'Grady, who has completed every last step of the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail, interviews other hikers who are almost as crazy as him. Is life on the trail really as glamorous as the social media stars make it out to be? Is pooping in the woods really that big of a deal? Find out these answers and more on Trail Tales.
 
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HumaNature
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HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world.
 
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AT Radio Show Podcast
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The AT Radio Podcast is your source for information on the Appalachian Trail. Our interviews bring listeners valuable knowledge from thru-hikers, film makers, authors, and much more. If you are a hiking enthusiast you will love listening to each episode.
 
Reflections from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, and how it improved my life.
 
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Send It Podcast
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It's the subject which most aspiring thru-hikers dedicate the most time, energy, and money toward. Yes, let's talk gear. We get an early look into our how our crew's backpacking gear is treating them. They share what they've sent home (if anything), if they've added anything new, if they have any regrets- really just an overall shakedown, a few ...…
 
On this episode, my good buddy from the Appalachian Trail and former guest Mitchell Larby and I basically run through our entire thru hike of the Foothills Trail. We break down each day and definitely go into some side rants as well. The Foothills Trail is a fantastic trail for somebody to hike in preparation for the Appalachian Trail, with ton ...…
 
Erik is an experienced peak-bagger, long-distance hiker, author (of seven books), and has immense amounts of knowledge about off-trail travel and wilderness adventuring, especially in the northeast of America. He has climbed over 200 remote peaks in the Adirondacks during winter, with many of them not having a trail to the summit. He’s an exper ...…
 
Many of us are training for something, but most of us are probably not optimizing that time and energy. Should I do more cardio? Should I build more muscle? Should I work more on flexibility? How do I avoid injury? How do I train for a 6-month hike when I work 70 hours a week? These are all questions that Rowan Smith of Summit Strength hears ev ...…
 
Many of us are training for something, but most of us are probably not optimizing that time and energy. Should I do more cardio? Should I build more muscle? Should I work more on flexibility? How do I avoid injury? How do I train for a 6-month hike when I work 70 hours a week? These are all questions that Rowan Smith of Summit Strength hears ev ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, myself plus a special guest co-host are joined by Jeff "Legend" Garmire. He's back, and oh boy does he have new stories to share, including the time he had to superglue his foot shut. We chat all about his previous year, which was arguably busier than anyone in the backpacking world, including his Great W ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, myself plus a special guest co-host are joined by Jeff "Legend" Garmire. He's back, and oh boy does he have new stories to share, including the time he had to superglue his foot shut. We chat all about his previous year, which was arguably busier than anyone in the backpacking world, including his Great W ...…
 
Originally published May 25, 2017 A few years back, Yannick Chaigneau and Shirley Lam set out on an epic adventure they call the transcontinental triathlon. They started in Alaska and kayaked the inside passage down to Washington. After that, they thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail down to Mexico. Once off the trail, they hopped on their ...…
 
Originally published May 25, 2017 A few years back, Yannick Chaigneau and Shirley Lam set out on an epic adventure they call the transcontinental triathlon. They started in Alaska and kayaked the inside passage down to Washington. After that, they thru-hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail down to Mexico. Once off the trail, they hopped on their ...…
 
Effie Drew joins Trail Tales to talk about two main topics: her thru-paddle (you read that correctly) of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and hiking with dogs! She has done the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and much of the Pacific Crest Trail, and in 2018 her partner and her decided to give their legs a quick break and take t ...…
 
After spending 20 years in the kayaking industry, Susan was ready for a new challenge. Having the experience, the opportunity in life, as well as much of the gear from years of guiding, the Inside Passage along the western coast of Washington, British Colombia, and Alaska seemed like an adequate way to shake her life up. Susan is a wonderful st ...…
 
After spending 20 years in the kayaking industry, Susan was ready for a new challenge. Having the experience, the opportunity in life, as well as much of the gear from years of guiding, the Inside Passage along the western coast of Washington, British Colombia, and Alaska seemed like an adequate way to shake her life up. Susan is a wonderful st ...…
 
Our lives as adventurers take totally unforeseen turns. It's the nature of the adventures themselves to do so. Sometimes, those turns can lead to a place where we can no longer continue our adventures or pursuing our sports. What are we to do? Bart has faced this dilemma head on and in my opinion, he's faced it with a ton of grace and positivit ...…
 
Our lives as adventurers take totally unforeseen turns. It's the nature of the adventures themselves to do so. Sometimes, those turns can lead to a place where we can no longer continue our adventures or pursuing our sports. What are we to do? Bart has faced this dilemma head on and in my opinion, he's faced it with a ton of grace and positivit ...…
 
After over 20 years as a technical rock climber and a terrible back injury, Tom Jones accidentally discovered the strange and intriguing sport of canyoneering. What is it like to rappel down into a deep sandstone slot and to wander where few have ever gone before? The magical lighting, otherworldly formations, and total lack of access to the ou ...…
 
After over 20 years as a technical rock climber and a terrible back injury, Tom Jones accidentally discovered the strange and intriguing sport of canyoneering. What is it like to rappel down into a deep sandstone slot and to wander where few have ever gone before? The magical lighting, otherworldly formations, and total lack of access to the ou ...…
 
Travis Kauffman went for a trail run near his home in Colorado. But an unexpected run-in almost turned him into trail mix. Then the internet got involved. (more…)By HumaNature.
 
The ever-sarcastic Baker Bokorney is back! Baker thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, Florida Trail, and half of the Arizona Trail in 2018. We dedicate this entire episode to BACKPACKING GEAR, going through each of our packs from top to bottom. Some of the brands we discuss are ULA, ZPacks, and Hammock Gear. Both of us have ultralight setups (alth ...…
 
For over three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design. Founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has built a multidisciplinary organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design. His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ec ...…
 
Whenever I was starting to plan my first big adventures, one of my biggest questions was, how do people pay for these experiences? What I've learned is that there's no real secret out there. It's a lot of grinding, budgeting, side gigs, sacrifice, asking, etc. The process of funding your adventure is honestly an entirely separate and equally di ...…
 
Whenever I was starting to plan my first big adventures, one of my biggest questions was, how do people pay for these experiences? What I've learned is that there's no real secret out there. It's a lot of grinding, budgeting, side gigs, sacrifice, asking, etc. The process of funding your adventure is honestly an entirely separate and equally di ...…
 
In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the trail community at large. As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press followed suit. Though his record has been broken a pair of times since, the swell of attention has yet to ...…
 
In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the trail community at large. As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press followed suit. Though his record has been broken a pair of times since, the swell of attention has yet to ...…
 
Derek and Carl wrap up Season 2 reflecting on takeaways big and small. The Most Ridiculous Backpacker of All Time vote has concluded and the winner is announced (much to Carl's displeasure). Carl shares a blister story that he's been hanging onto for two seasons. And both guys throw out a video challenge for each other for the upcoming trip. Mi ...…
 
Today we hear the update on Tom’s unbelievable 5-year walk around the world that started on April 2nd, 2015. The dream of walking around the world formed when seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death, Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced i ...…
 
Today we hear the update on Tom’s unbelievable 5-year walk around the world that started on April 2nd, 2015. The dream of walking around the world formed when seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death, Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced i ...…
 
As you likely recall, in episode 5, we got our first updates from the trail. Today we get our first trail update from our second group of hikers. More specifically we get a pair of updates. We first get a taste of where our hiker's minds are the night before they embark on their treks. This likely comes as no surprise, but this is a time when e ...…
 
Originally published May 15, 2017 On April 2nd, 2015 Tom Turcich left his home in New Jersey to embark on a five-year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed when seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death, Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become ...…
 
Originally published May 15, 2017 On April 2nd, 2015 Tom Turcich left his home in New Jersey to embark on a five-year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed when seventeen after his friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death, Tom decided to make the most of each day. He is walking around the world to become ...…
 
We don’t talk about fishing all that often on this show. However, Matthew is here to tell us how much fishing trips truly are an adventure sport. There’s a ton to know in each area for each type of fish as well as a spectrum of the type of fishing you want to pursue. You could truly spend a lifetime learning about this sport and travel to desti ...…
 
We don’t talk about fishing all that often on this show. However, Matthew is here to tell us how much fishing trips truly are an adventure sport. There’s a ton to know in each area for each type of fish as well as a spectrum of the type of fishing you want to pursue. You could truly spend a lifetime learning about this sport and travel to desti ...…
 
This is an episode about embracing the challenge. Do you ever try to stretch yourself to your physical limits? Is there a high probability of disaster potential? "The Death Hike" is an event that Carl is attempting this July with a couple of guys from his backpacking crew -- Jared and Rocky. This episode discusses the details surrounding this F ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, Badger is joined by Jon Schwarze, aka Airborne. Despite this being his first thru-hike, last year Airborne became just the fifth person to yo-yo the Pacific Crest Trail (which is to thru-hike the same trail in both directions in less than one year). We go balls deep on everything th ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, Badger is joined by Jon Schwarze, aka Airborne. Despite this being his first thru-hike, last year Airborne became just the fifth person to yo-yo the Pacific Crest Trail (which is to thru-hike the same trail in both directions in less than one year). We go balls deep on everything th ...…
 
Growing up, Matt was an unlikely candidate to become a professional climber. Mostly because the southern beaches of Florida were his home. However, early on he showed promising climbing ability and began competing all over the country and world. After moving out to Colorado he began doing things very few climbers were doing, garnering the atten ...…
 
Growing up, Matt was an unlikely candidate to become a professional climber. Mostly because the southern beaches of Florida were his home. However, early on he showed promising climbing ability and began competing all over the country and world. After moving out to Colorado he began doing things very few climbers were doing, garnering the atten ...…
 
Originally published September 18, 2015 George Kourounis has always been intrigued with Earth's forces of nature and the amazing weather patterns it unceasingly throws at us. His adventurous life has landed him in the middle of tornadoes, deep inside 1,000 ft caves, dangerously close to raging forest fires, and violently erupting volcanoes. Geo ...…
 
Originally published September 18, 2015 George Kourounis has always been intrigued with Earth's forces of nature and the amazing weather patterns it unceasingly throws at us. His adventurous life has landed him in the middle of tornadoes, deep inside 1,000 ft caves, dangerously close to raging forest fires, and violently erupting volcanoes. Geo ...…
 
Kristen Gardella has hiked a ton of long distance trails, including the Appalachian Trail and the North South Trail in Rhode Island. In this episode we chat about what it was like to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 1999, and how the gear and trail culture has changed since then. She also shares the basic information about the North South Tra ...…
 
It’s spring! Animals are on the move, and sometimes their paths cross with people. Here are four stories. (more…)By HumaNature.
 
To prepare for a thru-hike is to spend months reading blog posts, watching videos, and following social media accounts trying to absorb as much information for your forthcoming journey as possible. But even the most type A person can't completely envision what lies ahead on the trail- and thank god for that. That is precisely the premise of tod ...…
 
About Terry Spahr Environmentalist and activist Terry Spahr left the corporate world to research, write and produce 8 Billion Angels, a documentary feature which exposes overpopulation as the upstream cause of all our environmental emergencies. Terry is the Founder and Executive Director of Earth Overshoot, a non-profit designed to promote publ ...…
 
Erik is an experienced peak-bagger, long-distance hiker, author (of seven books), and has immense amounts of knowledge about off-trail travel and wilderness adventuring, especially in the northeast of America. He has climbed over 200 remote peaks in the Adirondacks during winter, with many of them not having a trail to the summit. He’s an exper ...…
 
Many of us have brought items into the backcountry that are regrettable. But some do this intentionally. Derek and Carl share the nominations for the Most Ridiculous Backpacker of All Time Award. Carl discusses his trip report from Capitol Reef NP -- highlights, challenges and, of course, fails. Carl has poked fun at Derek for making a silly mi ...…
 
Long before her son was doing some of the most incredible climbing in the world and her daughter was solo bike touring around the west, Dierdre was living a life full of adventure. From moving to different countries and starting orchestras from scratch to raising two kids by herself and working much more than fulltime, Dierdre enjoyed taking on ...…
 
Long before her son was doing some of the most incredible climbing in the world and her daughter was solo bike touring around the west, Dierdre was living a life full of adventure. From moving to different countries and starting orchestras from scratch to raising two kids by herself and working much more than fulltime, Dierdre enjoyed taking on ...…
 
Born and raised in Ireland, Gavan Hennigan turned a life of drug and alcohol addiction into a wonderful life of adventure. Once he managed to toss his bad habits aside, Gavan learned of a whole new world involving Ultrarunning, Snowboarding, Mountaineering, Splitboarding and even found himself employed as a commercial Deep Sea Diver working on ...…
 
Born and raised in Ireland, Gavan Hennigan turned a life of drug and alcohol addiction into a wonderful life of adventure. Once he managed to toss his bad habits aside, Gavan learned of a whole new world involving Ultrarunning, Snowboarding, Mountaineering, Splitboarding and even found himself employed as a commercial Deep Sea Diver working on ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, recorded at Wayfinder, Badger sits down with Weezer, a 2018 PCT hiker with one hell of a story. We talk about what it's like to thru-hike in the PCT's bubble as a sober person, an incredibly sad life event she had to endure while on trail, and how the trail has played a role in her ...…
 
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, recorded at Wayfinder, Badger sits down with Weezer, a 2018 PCT hiker with one hell of a story. We talk about what it's like to thru-hike in the PCT's bubble as a sober person, an incredibly sad life event she had to endure while on trail, and how the trail has played a role in her ...…
 
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