Talk Radio: 8 Podcasts To Get Your Outdoor Fix

Long road trips call for some quality listening material. Try one of these outdoor-theme podcasts during your next commute or road trip. They are sure to amuse, inspire the adventure, and help the miles tick by quickly.

 

The Dirtbag Diaries

From the mind of producer and all around outdoor adventure nut Fitz Cahall, the dirtbag diaries cover a variety of topics from the outdoor world. With subjects ranging from the “modern dirtbag” to rafting the Colorado river, it will stoke you to strike out on the road.

The Season

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Cahall and filmmaker Bryan Smith teamed up for The Season, which traces a group of five athletes through their respective sporting seasons. This experiment in grassroots storytelling unfortunately came to an end in 2011 but the archives are excellent.

The Spokesman Cycling Roundtable

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Get in on the scuttlebutt from the cycling world from the genius behind the Fredcast podcast. The Spokesman interviews athletes, reviews gear and a whole lot more. This is the go-to for the ultimate cycling fan.

Gear Fix

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The Gear Fix is a go-to for gear reviews, news in the outdoor industry, and gear recommendations. If GearJunkie were a podcast, this would be it.  The podcast comes out once or twice a month.

Trail Runner Nation

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Devoted to everything trail running, Trail Runner Nation covers nutrition to pacing strategy and everything in between. From your first trail 5k to that ultra 100-miler, this podcast will inspire even the most timid trail runner.

The Trail Show

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When a podcast’s tagline is “Less Gear More Beer!” you know it’s going to be entertaining. Covering everything gear (and beer) related, this Colorado based podcast is a great resource for hiking and backpacking tips, plus finding some new and delicious suds. New episodes come out every month.

The First 40 Miles

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This one’s for the newbie backpackers in our midst, those “people in love with backpacking or madly in love with someone who wants you to love backpacking.” It gives tips on subjects like backpacking with your kids, trail nutrition and pooping in the woods. If you’re just taking your first steps into the backpacking world, this is a great resource.

The Pox and Puss Podcast – An Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Experience:

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The Appalachian Through Hiking Experience has been unpacked, dissected and elaborated on by Pox and Puss, the hosts of this slightly off-color podcast. If you’ve ever hiked (or aspired to hike) the AT, you’ll no doubt find some kinship with the hosts and the community that this podcast has built around it. Don’t crank this one up at the office as the language is a little coarse.

Did we miss one? Drop us a comment and let us know your favorite outdoors podcast.

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Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota – Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.

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