This winter I’ve been a guest on six podcasts, and will soon appear on two more. It wasn’t intentional — whether by coincidence or due to an increasing number of outdoor podcasts, I received an exceptional number of interview requests, and I always say yes.
Most readers will probably be familiar enough with my own story and opinions to skip the episodes featuring me, or at least most of them. But if you’re looking for interesting and entertaining conversations while commuting, working out, or performing mindless tasks, here are some options (in no particular order):
1. Fastest Known Podcast
Fastest known times (FKT’s) have become increasingly popular and respected, and FastestKnownTime.com — started by Peter Bakwin and Buzz Burrell — is the definitive source for all things FKT. The podcast series was launched six months ago and has an impressive guest list, including Kilian, Stringbean, Anton, Walmsley, and more.
2. Backpacker Radio
After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Zach Davis wrote Appalachian Trials and started a website by the same name, which he recently re-branded as The Trek to reflect its expanding focus. Backpacker Radio is The Trek’s flagship podcast.
3. Inside the Outside
Gary and Christy Kirk are just finding their voice with Inside the Outside.
4. Beyond the Kill
The Journal of Mountain Hunting produces content with very high production value. For example, watch “Toeing the Line,” about late-season goat hunting in British Columbia, brr. Thanks to a business model that is independent of affiliate revenue, its videos, podcasts, and blog posts generally focus on destination hunts, hunters, and skills, instead of gear.
I was interviewed in Episode 126, but don’t feel like the conversation fulfilled its potential.
5. The Adventure Sports Podcast
6. Sender’s Game Podcast
7. The Trail Show
It’s been four years since I was last on The Trail Show, which must be one of the longest running and most popular hiking podcasts. In May we’ll be recording from my living room, presumably about the Yosemite High Route and the beers they’ve recently been sent. If we’re lucky, Oden will make a guest appearance.
8. Right to Roam
This Wyoming-based podcast focuses mostly on conservation and land use, from the perspective of hunters and biologists. The commentary is measured and fact-based.
We’re still sorting out a date for an interview. All episodes are available here. I’d recommend Episode 53 on African trophy hunting, as well as Episode 55 with Ursack (which is a rare gear/brand interview).