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Worlds Collide!

Podcast Nerds Unite!

Disco from The Trail Show joins Pox in the basement of the Nantahala Outdoor Center's Outfitter Store to talk about:

hiking

beer

Capybaras

The Chunky Gal Trail

Drops

Direct download: 44_-_Disco_Pt1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31 AM

What should you do when you're hiking and a lightning storm pops up?

Don't ask us!

On this episode of the Pox & Puss Podcast we discuss our varied lightning stories.

Pox tells a story about one of the most famous lightning strikes in outdoor recreation history.

Puss tells us her Appalachian Trail "origin story".

Pox drinks something horrible.

We talked about The Fappening of 2014

We congratulate This Week's Thru-Hikers who've finished The Trail.

Call us with your backcountry tech questions: 828-394-4526

Check out our page on Appalachian Trials

Visit the Thru-Hiker Registry

We'll see you in two weeks!

Direct download: Episode_43.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02 PM

We were so lucky to have Gordon Biggerstaff on our show this week!

Pox caught 2014 Northbound Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Gordon right before he left for his home in Scotland.

We sat down at the Friends of the Smokies offices in Severirville, TN.

Gordan was working the night shift when he listened to Bill Bryson's "A Walk In The Woods", and from there the inspiration began.

There's a discussion of bears, ice cream, how surprisingly cold Georgia can be sometimes, lazy Rattlesnakes, and Nation Building.

Gordon was also raising money for two separate charities as he hiked, one in the US and one in the UK

US: http://www.ultimatehike.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1102602&lis=1&kntae1102602=E56FB158E34040719D0569153D0C2B8E&supId=401296454
UK: https://www.justgiving.com/Gordon-Biggerstaff/

We also congratulate This week's Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Thanks!

Direct download: Episode_42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36 PM

Here it is!

Our conversation with Travel Channel Host, Stand Up Comedian, Author, and Podcaster: Bert Kreischer!

Some of you might also recognize Bert from his appearances on podcasts such as: “The Joe Rogan Experience”, “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour”, and “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend”.

Maybe you know Bert as The Machine, but in this podcast we have a wonderful opportunity to discuss the amazing locations visits and the experiences Bert has hosting his showTrip Flip.

We also get some behind the scenes info about the show:
- He tells us about one of his most favorite mornings…ever!
- We discuss his most rewarding outdoor experience.
- And Yellow Snow

Oh! And if you don’t recognize that female voice, it is My Wife.
Don’t worry, Puss will be back next episode!

Bert tells us about the time he hiked the Appalachian Trail in Virginia with brand new boots.
We have confirmation.

Pox manages to work in a plug for Thru Hiker Prom and spill beer on his phone.
Bert tells us about some words of wisdom Patrice O’Neal gave him years ago.
Mr. Microphone makes an appearance.
We discuss “Dream Guests” we’d like to have on our respective podcasts.
Cat Calling? Who Cat Calls anymore?
The workout Bert talks about can be found here.


We’ll see y’all in two weeks.
Our next show will be a kind of “Potpouri” category on Jeopardy.


Call and leave a message with your Appalachian Trail, Adventure Travel, or Bert Kreischer stories at 828-394-4526


And if Heaven is real...Greg Kinnear better be there waiting for us.

Direct download: Episode_41_-_Bert.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24 PM

Have you ever caught yourself doing the 'ol "sniff check" to see if that's you stinking up the place?

If you're a hiker, chances are...it IS you.
But don't worry, this week we tell you some of our stinkiest stories, along with some of your stories of being Funkdafied!
We take some phone calls...and it's the return of the #DivaCup!Our big guest announcement is made at the end of this episdoe!
Our next show is going to be the backcountry equivalent of the Potpouri category in Jeopardy, so leave us a message with your favorite trail stories at 828-394-4526 !

Music from SoundCloud and YouTube

Direct download: 40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38 PM

This week Pox & Puss discuss: The stuff in your pack
Have you ever carried a piece of gear that was teetering on the edge of "unusable"?
Have you carried something in your pack that served no practical purpose? Did it have sentimental value?
Have you ever carried something that you didn't know was in your pack? A rock....or a canned ham?

We have a conversation with 2014 Northbounder, Zachsquatch. He tells us about an interesting time he had on trail with a sword-wielding Russian, he describes the average day in the life of an iPhone on the Appalachian Trail, and he has a close encounter with a horse.

ATTENTION! Thru-Hikers past and present!
Be sure to visit the Thru-Hiker Registry at http://www.appalachiantrials.com/thru-hiker-registry/
This makes it much easier to keep in touch with your Trail Friends once you've re-entered "The Real World" and you start using your "Real Names".

OK...put on your Carolina Panthers "Basketball Jersey", break out your pie server, and get ready for Episode #39 - "Zachsquatch & The Stuff In Your Pack" !!!


Next Episode:
We've received a few voicemails about snakes...so let's talk about your Snake Stories!
Please leave us a voicemail by calling 828-394-4526
Thank you so much for all of your calls, they really help the show!

Direct download: Episode_39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29 PM

A simple joke on TV took Pox down a rabbit hole of Appalachian Trail information websites.

Wether you're looking for gear reviews, want to read some trail journals, or you need to see how one turns a Coca-Cola can into an alcohol stove, there is almost too much information out there!

We discuss the sites (or books in Pox's case) we used before setting out on our Thru-Hikes.

Zach Davis, the author of Appalachian Trials, joins us to talk about his site: AppalachianTrials.com

We also sift through the online B.S. to bring you some interesting Appalachian Trail stories from around the inter-webs.

Finally, we listen to some of your voicemails...and Pox takes some friendly criticisim.


Direct download: Episode_38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25 PM

Finally back from vacation!
Ice Cold is here to teach us all how NOT to behave in a hostel.
Pox finally tells the story of how he was kicked out of North Adams.
Puss washes her hair in the sink of every hut in the Whites.
And we set a record for how long we can NOT talk about the Appalachian Trail on an Appalachian Trail podcast.

Do you like to watch?
We hope you do.

Direct download: 37_-_Ice_Cold_Returns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31 AM

You might have gone to Trail Days...but we have a few questions for you:

Did you see the lady from the Traveling Wilbury's?
Were you licked by that guy with the mohawk?
Did you eat roadkill deer meat?
Did you see that woman in mom-jeans almost break her ankle while dancing to "Happy"?
Did "Rainbow Not-So-Bright" yell at you too?
Do you currently have a bear claw in a pouch around your neck?
Are you one of the two guys wearing bowties who are shorter than Pox?
Did someone ask you "Where are you sleeping tonight"? More than once?

If not...you'll probably want to check out this episode.


Direct download: Episode_37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29 AM

Our second annual Trail Days podcast is here!
Set up in front of MoJoe's Coffeehouse, we interview six thru-hikers about their experiences along the Appalachian Trail so far.
You'll hear from some names you might recognize...and some new friends.

Direct download: 35_-_Trail_Days_2014_clean.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59 PM