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Listen to in-depth interviews twice a week from adventure sports enthusiasts from around the globe. You'll hear from athletes, adventurers, explorers, guides, authors, business owners and many more who live their lives pursuing fulfillment through adventure and the outdoors.
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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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This is the Guidebook. We’re sharing tips for freelancers, raw conversations with risk-takers, how to become a digital nomad, and the emotions behind it all. On the show, Rachel Meltzer shares everything she's learned in the past five years of freelancing and living nomadically – showing you how you can work to live instead of living to work. She's interviewing some of her favorite digital nomads and entrepreneurs to help you unlock your bravest self. We’re unveiling the challenges and joys ...
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The Training For Trekking Podcast

Rowan Smith: Hiking and Trekking Coach

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The Training For Trekking Podcast is created to help hikers, trekkers and mountaineers prepare for their bucket list adventures. Rowan shares with you the simple training strategies to get you fit, strong and resilient to tackle anything the trail will throw at you. He also dives deep into subjects such as how to prevent altitude sickness, nutrition while hiking, injury prevention and much, much more. So you can have the very best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure!
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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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What the hell is "Hiker Trash?" Some wear the term as a badge of honor, others use it in disgust, but Hiker Trash is more than a mere adjective for a dirty thru-hiker. Hiker Trash is a philosophy, a way of life, potentially even a catalyst for finding meaning. Thru-hiker, Scott "Hell Ya Jesus" Hughes, shares and explores what it really means to be Hiker Trash through personal anecdotes and interviews with hikers, adventurers and all those who challenge the status quo in Hiker Trash fashion
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Trails Around the World

Trails Around the World by Sky King

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Inspiration for adventures that you can undertake yourself, and details on how to accomplish them. Focusing on long distance trails around the world: hiking, water trails (canoe/kayak/sailing), and other adventures.
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Katie “Oats” Houston. Oats is a solo thru-hiker, who’s completed the AT, Colorado Trail, Lone Star Trail, and most importantly for today’s recording, the 330-mile Appalachian High Route. We dive deep into the Appalachian High Route’s de…
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Are you ready to Go Multisport? You can run, you can paddle, you can swim, you can ski, you can climb, you can train, and you can bike. But how can you combine them all together? For ultra-like distances and days at a time? How about climbing, hiking, and packrafting all in one day? Beyond traditional 5Ks and 10Ks and single sport extreme and endur…
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Originally aired March 23, 2020 When Caitlin fell in love with bike touring after an accidental solo adventure across the American West, she knew she needed to find a way to make money to keep her doing what she loved. What she realized is that getting paid for your passion isn’t always what it seems. Today we’ll hear her story of the triumphs and …
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week, a recap of the 48 Peaks Alzheimer's event at Reklis and the associated hike taken up to Galehead Mountain. Plus we are joined by friend Kristina Folcik to discuss endurance coaching, and training for those of you who may be looking to take your fitness, trail running, hiking or general wel…
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My chat with Daniel has to be one of the most energetic conversations on the Guidebook Podcast. And with the guests I've had so far, that's a big claim. I had a blast chatting with Daniel Brenneman, co-founder of Empathy Marketing Co, an agency helping you find marketing clarity through the power of emotional marketing. In my episode with Daniel, w…
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Matt considered himself a casual runner, completing one or two half-marathons a year. He was raising a family, advancing his career, and staying healthy. His outlook on life was that it was chugging along, and Matt was content. As far as he was concerned, he “had it all figured out.” However, as life often does, it threw Matt a tough curveball with…
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Taylor the Nahamsha Hiker. Taylor is a thru-hiker, peak bagger, prominent YouTuber, and as of the recording of this episode, exceptionally pregnant. In addition to hiking the AT in 2021 and 2023, Taylor has also hiked all 48 of New Hamp…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week, we are joined by Jenn Kunze who is going to share her tale of spending time living and working as a sous chef at McMurdo Station in Antarctica for 6 months. Jen spent the fall of 2023 through March of 2024 down in Antartica and got to experience a bunch of cool adventures while at McMurdo.…
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In this episode, I chat with Ray Slater Berry, founder of DSLX, a tech content agency on a mission to empower diverse and minority group writers to write. In this episode, we chat about: ✨ Getting started freelance writing ✨ Beach volleyball and fiction writing ✨ Starting an agency and business with a partner ✨ Balancing work and passion You can le…
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek brought to you by Sawyer Products, we are joined by Brandon “Horsepower” Weis. With minimal prior backpacking experience, in 2021, Brandon successfully completed the calendar year triple crown plus a thru-hike of the Arizona Trail. The next two years were not any more laid back, as he acc…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week we are joined by Kimball Rexford of TrailsNH.com. TrailsNH has just about every hiking trip report, trail advisory, and forest road closing in the Northeast. By following hiker blogs and hiking forums TrailsNH helps hikers access the most current trip planning information anywhere. It truly…
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Growing up on a farm in Scotland and being homeschooled until the age of 12 isn’t exactly the childhood you’d expect from an accomplished world-traveling adventurer that Mark has become. Or is it? Today we get to hear Mark put together the pieces of his earliest motivations, his two circumnavigations of the world by bicycle, and the idea behind his…
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This week I'm joined by my new friend from LinkedIn Mara Watts. Mara is a mom of 3, a yoga instructor, a freelance writer, a plant mom, and full-time latte sipper. We cover loads of ground in this episode including: ✨ Tips for balancing freelance writing, and self-employed work with motherhood ✨ Overcoming rejection and asking for more from clients…
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Ryan Devlin is an actor, entrepreneur, and rock climber. He has hosted television shows on ABC, CBS, and MTV, and conducted interviews with celebrities, athletes, musicians, and politicians. Ryan is also a dedicated rock climber, finding both passion and purpose in the climbing community. Ryan hosts the popular climbing podcast and YouTube channel,…
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Quoc “Double Magic” Nguyen. Double Magic might just be the most accomplished backpacker you’ve never heard of, along with being in the running for most interesting person on earth. His 23,000 miles of backpacking started with trails you know, like the Colorado Trail and …
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Hey folks! Today we’re handing the mic over the ASP alumni Aaron Millar to take us on a uniquely Utah adventure! We’re sharing his new series all about the incredible adventures you can have in the in Utah: Life Elevated. You can listen to the rest of this series, Utah: Life Elevated anywhere you get podcasts. The link for Spotify is below. Also, i…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week we are joined by Carey Kish from his thru hike on Continental Divide Trail. Carey is a long-time multi-sport adventurer, journalist and photographer. A Registered Maine Guide and former president and founding member of MOAC, the Maine Outdoor Adventure Club, Kish has led countless hiking, b…
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, we’ve got another banger Q&A episode for you. We are joined by everyone’s favorite viking who hikes to cover your burning questions. Subjects in today’s episode include our most underrated pieces of gear, what single food item we've used on the most hikes, our go-to sun protection strategies, how careful some…
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During his day job Eric writes about Michigan football for Sports Illustrated and works at a Mexican Restaurant. However, during breaks from work, Eric takes solo travel experiences all around the world to some of the most exotic places. Eric’s confidence in travel began a few years ago when he attempted a 120-mile solo canoe trip on the Au Sable R…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week we are joined by Andrew Drummond of White Mountain Ski Co. Andrew is the man when it comes to backcountry skiing in the white mountains. He was kind enough to join us to talk about backcountry skiing, his hiking activities in New Hampshire and more. Plus an update on the missing hiker from …
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Originally aired August 22, 2021 At 37, Jesse McNeil—at times carpenter, commercial fisherman, dabbler in real estate—decided to buy an untrained horse, make himself into a horseman, and ride all the way across the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. A fiercely independent traveler, Jesse had navigated previous coast-to-coast tri…
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One of the hardest things to get over when trying new adventure sports as an adult is looking like a newbie. However, that’s exactly what we need to do in order to experience the joy of new adventures. Today, we’re talking to someone facing those challenges head on and bringing a camera with him so you can see exactly what it’s like. With his enthu…
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In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we'll do it live! That's right, we are once again joined by backpacking legend, Ryan Sylva aka Dirtmonger, to learn more about his ridiculously extensive backpacking experience from around the world, but this time we are joined by 60 of our best friends at the Skylark Lounge in Denver, C…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week we are joined by Ongyel Sherpa, Founder/CEO of US Sherpa and apparel and international trekking company that specializes in genuine Nepal made apparel and if you are ever considering touring Nepal his company offers options for trips. We will also learn about Nepalese culture and his journe…
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Originally published March 21, 2022 Moose has over 30 years of traditional and alternative education experience around the globe. He has course directed 58-day Outward Bound instructor trainings in Appalachia, been a deputy headmaster in the Kalahari Desert, managed a beach concession on the Mediterranean, slogged through Australian rain forests wi…
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This week on the Guidebook Podcast I'm joined by my new friend Will Stevens. Will is a fractional leader and go-to-market specialist, who founded Gain Growth Consulting, a practice that simplifies strategy and develops execution plans for clients. Will also hosts his own podcast called Solopreneur Stories. In my chat with Will we cover a lot of gro…
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Daniel Troia is a filmmaker who just released his new documentary, "We Are All In This Together", which traces his cross-country bicycle journey with no food, no money, and his search for human connection. The film captures the interactions that Troia has with the people who lend a helping hand, and shows that those who face the most adversity in t…
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In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by thru-hiker and author, Audrey “Glowstick” Payne. In addition to a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, which is the subject of her memoir, Where the Rhododendrons Bloom, Audrey has also tackled the Colorado Trail, Foothills Trail, Trans Catalina Trail, John Muir Trail, Wo…
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https://slasrpodcast.com/ SLASRPodcast@gmail.com This week, a listen spotlight with Eric Hansen. Eric isa long time hiker in the area having completed the NH 4000 Footer grid and various single season lists. Eric will share some of his hiking experiences and tips and tricks for getting out on the trail. Plus missing hiker in the white mountains, st…
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Originally aired November 8th, 2021 Summiting mountains in South America, bikepacking in the desert and climbing classic big wall routes sound like epic adventures that you’d have to save lots of vacation days for, right? The travel alone would take up at least a day or two, especially for any international trips. Not to mention making arrangements…
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This week we have Blair Sharp on the podcast. She's a mum, wife, and writer from Minnesota, who specializes in mental health, parenting, and wellness content, regularly shares her insights on LinkedIn, and writes a newsletter called Hey Freelancer to motivate others to build their dream businesses. In this episode, we talk about: Pros and cons of w…
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