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20 of the Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

21 days ago · "Not only can listening to an episode (or five) help the miles fly by, podcasts are arguably more educational and/or entertaining than zoning out to the same playlist for hundreds of miles."
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Backpacker Radio

By The Trek
A podcast all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. 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. A podcast brought to you by The Trek ( https://thetrek.co ).
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Stories From The Trail

By Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail is a podcast by and for people who love to talk trail. We don't limit our conversations to hiking, but most of us are hikers and we'll probably go there a lot. Hosts Gary Sizer (aka "Green Giant", author of Where's the Next Shelter?) and Megan Thompson (aka "Voldemort") will bring you their conversations with people who live outside.
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Sounds of the Trail

By Sounds of the Trail
A podcast about the ups, downs, and switchbacks of trail life. Follow along with our hikers as they hike the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail and send back transmissions, updates, and interviews with other hikers. We cover a different part of trail life with every episode and try to stay far away from useful advice.
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Mighty Blue On The Appalachian Trail: The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

By Steve Adams
This show is about what it was like to hike the AT in 2014 as a fat 61-year-old with zero hiking experience. Guests join me to share their stories and insights all the way from Georgia to Maine. At the end of each episode is a chapter from my book My Appalachian Trial I: Three Weddings and a Sabbatical.
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THE POX and PUSS PODCAST : An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Experience

By Pox Holiday & Puss In Boots
THE POX & PUSS PODCAST IS A NOT-TOO-SERIOUS SHOW FOCUSING ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THRU-HIKER EXPERIENCE, BUT WE INTERVIEW ADVENTURERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE.
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The Dirtbag Diaries

By Duct Tape Then Beer
This is what adventure sounds like. Writer Fitz Cahall presents stories from unclimbed cliff faces, wind-swept ridges and the people who call the mountains their home.
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Outside Podcast

By Outside Magazine
Live Bravely
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She Explores

By She Explores
Inquisitive women in the outdoors, on the road, and besides. A podcast for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside.
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Outside/In

By New Hampshire Public Radio / Panoply
Our connection to the outdoors runs deep in our DNA, but our relationship to the natural world can be complicated. From the unintended human costs of clean energy, to the murky ethics of high-risk rescue missions, to our seemingly eternal conflict with invasive species, we dive head first into those complexities with stories, in-depth reporting, and a touch of nerdiness. You don’t have to be a conservation biologist, a whitewater kayaker, or an obsessive composter to love Outside/In. It’s a s...
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The First 40 Miles: Hiking and Backpacking Podcast

By Heather Legler
If you're new to backpacking, or if you’re hopelessly in love with someone who wants you to love backpacking, then this podcast is for you. We’ll talk about the essentials, how to lighten your load, and how to make the most of your time on the trail. New episodes every Tuesday.
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99% Invisible

By Roman Mars
Design is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we've just stopped noticing. 99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture. From award winning producer Roman Mars. Learn more at 99percentinvisible.org. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
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The Joe Rogan Experience

By Joe Rogan
Conduit to the Gaian Mind
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How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
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Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

By Dan Carlin
In "Hardcore History" journalist and broadcaster Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This isn't academic history (and Carlin isn't a historian) but the podcast's unique blend of high drama, masterful narration and Twilight Zone-style twists has entertained millions o...
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My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

By Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
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MFM Minisode 75

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.
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Louie Anderson

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S-Town

By Serial & This American Life
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian to investigate the son of a wealthy family who's allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But when someone else ends up dead, the search for the truth leads to a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man's life.
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Chapter I

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Radiolab

By WNYC Studios
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Stuff You Should Know

By HowStuffWorks
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
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TED Talks Daily

Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
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