Eight podcasts about backpacking, running, climbing, and hunting

With host Buzz Burrell after my interview for the Fastest Known Podcast

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.

I’m in Episode 26. All other episodes are available here.

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.

My interview with Zach and Smiles is Episode 33. The first thirty-two episodes are here.

3. Inside the Outside

Gary and Christy Kirk are just finding their voice with Inside the Outside.

My episode just aired, but personally I’m more interested in the interview with Derek Hansen.

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

Denver-based CampCrate has a prolific podcast series. I was Episode 490, and six additional installments have already been released in the intervening fifteen days.

6. Sender’s Game Podcast

Fritz, who has thru-hiking roots but is primarily a climber, occasionally interviews a non-climber for Sender’s Game, which is now seventeen episodes deep. My episode just went live.

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.

My interview is hereAll 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).

Posted in on March 25, 2019


  1. Bart on March 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    The Cascade Hiker Podcast is pretty good.


  2. Buzz Burrell on March 25, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Really enjoyed our conversation on the Fastest Known Podcast!

  3. Trey on March 26, 2019 at 6:08 am

    You should check out Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail awesome podcast!

  4. Justin on April 5, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Its great to have an endurance runner/hiker that also has the stones to share the hunting side as well. So much of those spaces are borderline anti. Thanks for your views and imput.

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