THE POX and PUSS PODCAST - An Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Experience








October 2015
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Back in 2013 Heather "Anish" Anderson set a new Unsupported Fastest Known Time (UFKT) for thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Pox was fortunate enough to interview her a few days after she finished for "Episode 25 - Anish and The Badger".
After an article was published about her in Backpacker Magazine, Anish has since said she would no longer do interviews about the subject.

Fast Forward to September 24, 2015...she did it again.
Anish set a new UFKT for the Appalachian Trail: 54 days, 7 hours, 54 minutes.
She didn't accept a single ride into town.
She walked to her resupplies.

She is the dictionary definition of BadAss.

In honor of this amazing feat of endurance, strength, and spirit, we have decided to re-release just the interview portion of episode 25.


Direct download: Just_Anish.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT

54 - Frozen Mac N Cheese

We talk with our good friend and 2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, Frozen Mac N Cheese.

Part of this interview was recorded back in April when Frozen Mac had just reached the Nantahala Outdoor Center, just two weeks into her hike.

The other part was recorded a few weeks after she finished her hike.

Pox has poison ivy.

Puss has pants problems.

And boy oh boy, we ALL get a surprise when Frozen Mac is walking on the streets of NYC.


Direct download: Frozen_Mac.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT

53 - Ryan Singer & The Paranormal Part 1

This week we talk about the spooky-scary things that can happen in the woods.

Pox talks with Ryan Singer, a stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast about the Paranormal.

Some of these things can give you the Heebie Jeebies!

Also, it has been a very busy few weeks along the Appalachian Trail:

A fire rips thru historic Harper's Ferry.

Scott Jurek set a new speed record and makes some news on top of Katahdin.

And the search for missing hiker Inchworm enters its second year

The Hale Bop Comet Cult makes an appearance.

It turns out Pox and his Wife's "song" is a scene from The Simpsons.


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Direct download: 53_-_Paranormal_Ryan_Singer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

52 - Jessica Watkins and Kismet

Jessica Watkins is a NYC comedian who walked across the United States last year.

We talk about kismet.

Puss recounts her recent trip on the Appalachian Trail.

Pox picks up a lot of friends on Facebook.

"where are you sleeping tonight"?

Direct download: 52_-_Kismet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

Trail Days 2015

Welcome to our third annual Trail Days show!

If you’ve heard our past Trail Days episodes, you know this is not our typical show.
Every year we set up our 10x10 tent in front of MoJoe’s Trail Side Café so we can meet and interview thru-hikers.
For some reason this year the crowds on the North side of town were a little bit thin.
Usually you can hear people all around us, talking, shouting, playing some weird instrument.
We’re always able to grab a few people from the crowd so we can talk with them.
This year…not so much.
Luckily we had two people lined up to talk with us; our Australian friend “Superfeet” and long-time P&P listener “Too Loud”.

Here are a few things we talk about in this episode:
Venomous vs. Poisonous

Paul Hogan throws a shrimp on the barbie

 Jermaine from Outback

A Trail Angel named Courtesy stops by to say hello

Another Episode where Pox’s Heart Grew Three Sizes!

Australians Love Lamb

Bears in the Smokies decimate some section hiker backpacks

Bay Pride!

“Too Loud” runs into a turkey.

Puss tells us about her “5 Hour Energy” routine.

Obviously I have barbecue and food on my mind in this episode….sorry.

You’ll hear us talk with people off mic as they come up to say hello or buy a t-shirt.

Please visit  AppTrials, sign up for the Thru-Hiker register, and when you’ve completed the trail, send Zach Good Badger Davis your summit photo so we can share it  with the world.

Leave a 5-Star Review on iTunes & Stitcher.

Direct download: Trail_Days_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

50 - This Little Piggy

After 2.5 years we've finally put out our 50th episode.

In this show we discuss our interactions with The Fuzz.

Puss tells an amazing story about the time someone was arrested at a hostel.

Pox talks about how inaccurate your memory can be.

We open a box from our favorite Australian (You'll hear more from her when we release the #TrailDays episode).

We also open a box from our first ever sponsor: Cairn Box.
Remember the Promo Code: POXANDPUSS

Make sure you visit the Thru-Hiker Registry and sign up.

Please call 828-394-4526 and leave a message with your FAVORITE Trail Days memories

Direct download: Episode_50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

Pre-Prom Mini-Episode

Hey folks!
Long time no see.
This short episode will:

-         - Prove to you that we are still alive.

-         - Fill you in on our sickness stories.

-         - Convince you to buy us a taxidermied squirrel.

-         - But most importantly…Tell You About The 2nd ANNUAL THRU-HIKER PROM!

Please check out the main Prom Info page on Appalachian Trials.
Also, please help us throw an amazing PROM by purchasing something from our Amazon Wish List.

Stay tuned because next week we'll have a full length episode.
We've already recorded it.
It's good.
Trust us.

We’ll see you at Trail Days!

Direct download: prom_mini.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

49 - Wild: Starring Johnny Cash's Wife

We’re finally going to talk about “Wild”.
We waited to hear back from Reese and “her people” to see if she was going to do an interview with us.
She’s not.

This this is your warning: SPOILER ALERT!

If you haven’t read/watched Wild, you might want to skip this episode until you do.
Please understand that there’s a good chance we’re getting facts wrong about Wild, so we’re probably not really “spoiling” anything.
Also, please understand that we will be talking about “SENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER” and as it relates to Wild.
You probably know what we’re talking about.

We also take phone calls, read out some iTunes reviews, and Laurie Potteiger gets a shout out.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy some “Non-Linear Banter…vaguely related to the Appalachian Trail”.

Direct download: Episode_49_Wild_Starring_Johnny_Cashs_Wife.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

48 - Flow Easy and Stuff

Since Flow Easy stuck around Natty Greene’s after mooching free beer from the @NCBeerGuys episode, we asked him to sit down and record with us.

Flow tells us about his most pleasant privy experience.

Pox and Flow went on a roadtrip after Trail Days in 2001.

Puss tells us about the privy habits of Fruit Bats. #CubePoop

Pox reads a page or two from his 1998 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike journal.

Pox realizes that reading from his journal was a bad idea.

“Your Move…”


Intro to Facebook” - Garth Brooks  

“Milwaukee” – The Both

“Hippie Smell” – Ween

“Truckers Hitch” – Fliji

Direct download: 48_-_Flow_Easy_and_Stuff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

47 - The NC Beer Guys

Coming to you LIVE from Nanty Greene's in downtown Raleigh, NC!
We sat down with the NC Beer Guys to discuss beers you will find along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina.

Beers we drank:

Asheville Brewing: Shiva
Oskar Blues: Mama's Little Yella Pils
Nantahala Brewing: Noon Day IPA

Direct download: 47_-_NC_Beer_Guys.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

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