THE POX and PUSS PODCAST : An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Experience (general)

Here it is…the final chapter in our 2016 Trail Days Interviews series.

This time we have a quick discussion with Asiago about just how difficult it can be to get to Erie, PA.
We talk about how disappointing “short cuts” are sometimes.

Unfortunately, it was a short interview.

So we dug deep into the Pox & Puss hard drives and wound up coming back with something even OLDER than these 2016 interviews.
This segment was originally buried because the experience was too fresh and depressing.

At the end of this episode we finally share our recounting of the 2013 Thru-Hiker Parade Tragedy.

A big thank you to our sponsor for these past six episodes, HealthIQ.

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Direct download: 69_-_2016_Trail_Days_Asiago_and_The_2013_Parade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky.
Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from California to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Direct download: 68_2016_Trail_Days_For_Real.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

In this episode we are still hanging out in front of MoJoe's Cafe/Sun Dog Adventures, and Subway.

We get to talk with a member of Riff Raff named Duct Tape.

We also speak with Patches, an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker and former Ridge Runner.

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Direct download: 67_-_2016_Trail_Days_Duct_Tape_and_Patches.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

This is a warts-and-all episode.
People have been asking us just to release the 2016 Trail Days interviews as-is…so here’s part one of six (or maybe seven?)

Every year we set up in front of MoJoe’s Trailside Café we seem to interview at least one non-American. 2016 was no exception: Samsquatch is from the U.K.

His girlfriend, Jade, didn’t want to talk.
So she did what any good thru-hiker would do…she went to get some food.

As a reminder, this was the year that Puss was violently ill and suddenly got sick inside of her car on the way to Trail Days.
Through a friend, Puss met Samsquatch and his “Trail Family” the night before, so we were expecting him to come talk with us.


Another easy Visa story.

Tennis, Football and Rugby queue-ing

PEcan vs. PeCAN

Samsquatch has to be the first person to ever call Gatlinburg “the greatest place ever”.

Huge American portions!

Red Velvet Belches

Sweet Tea and Grits

Someone gets locked inside a Dollar General bathroom.

A story about Too Loud makes an appearance.

And these nerds play Dungeons & Dragons on the Appalachian Trail.

Direct download: 67_2016_Trail_Days_Samsquatch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

O.P.P. 9 – Poop Talk With the Sklar Brothers

We haven’t released

Poop Talk! Documentary

Sklar Brothers

Shane Mauss talks about his experience with the controversial plant medicine Kratom.

The Hiking Viking orders 5 Big Macs

Puss divulges her worst fears

Pox talks about adopting Kool-Aid


Direct download: 66_-_OPP_9_Poop_Talk_With_The_Sklar_Brothers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

After the first 110 miles of a northbound Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike, you should be jumping for joy that you've finally reached Franklin, NC.
So why does Pox Holiday believe that he doesn't encounter that many "happy" hikers in this amazing Trail Town?

Puss and Pox talk about the mental and physical aspects that play into your first couple of weeks on trail, and how to have fun in one of your first true Trail Towns.

Don't worry, of course there is the usual nonsense that goes along with a Pox & Puss podcast!

Chick-A-Boom by Van Morrison:

Adele – Feel My Love: 

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Direct download: 65_-_110_Miles_of_Fun.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

What's this?
Pox & Puss are putting out an episode on their 5th Anniversary?
Damn Skippy we are!
Did we record parts of this episode in April and August, but are just now getting around to releasing it in October?
Damn Skippy we are!
Happy Halloween!
In this episode we talk with Scott Gauvin from
Gear Forward, through donations of gently used gear, "is about providing the next generation of stewards, adventurers, Scoutmasters and Girl Scout Leaders the resources they need to get outdoors."
We also talk about:
Cecil's Sear-Smuckers Suit
Coqui Refrigerator Magnets
City Slickers' Big Questions
Pinkys Out
Bing Bong
The dangerous game of "Is it a Thru-Hiker or is it a Homeless Person?"
Pox's Crotch Doctor Visit
Brass Beavers
And much much more on an all new Pox & Puss Podcast.

Find us... The Pox & Puss Podcast Archives
Twitter: @PoxAndPuss, @ATPussInBoots @PoxHoliday
Instagram: @PoxAndPuss, @PussInBootsAT, @PoxHoliday
Facebook: Pox & Puss, Pox Holiday

Additional Audio:
Alice's Restaurant
City Slickers Soundtrack
Smuckers Commercial
Todd Glass sings "Bing Bong"

Direct download: 64_-_Gear_Forward.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32am EDT

We're back and stuff gets real!
Booby Traps!
Answering the door while wearing no pants!

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Our back catalog can be found here

Direct download: 63_-_On_Top_Of_Old_Smokey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

62 - Duct Tape the National Parks

We thought this episode had been lost, but now it's found.

This episode was recorded in September 2016...and then Pox's hard drive crashed.

After hard work and some money, it was saved.

Here we talk about Karl Metzger's record breaking Appalachian Trail FKT, ponies, a man named Duct Tape, and we work in something about the National Park System.

Please forgive all incorrect information....there's a lot of it.

Direct download: 62_-_Duct_Tape_The_National_Parks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

61 - Shane Mauss Breaks Both of His Heels

In 2014 Shane Mauss, a stand-up comedian, went for a hike in in Sedona, the end of that hike, Shane had two broken heels.

Shane has told this story on other podcasts, but we were the first to talk with him since he revisited the site of his "accident".

Shane dubs this the “correction episode” after his recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Shane admits that he might’ve accidentally embellished a bit about one part of the story he told on JRE.

Shane is towards the beginning of a 75 (possibly 80) City Comedy Tour called “A Good Trip”, a "an hour and a half show that is part stand-up, part funny stories of experiences, and part Ted Talk".

His tour is sponsored by the MAPS organization.

Places to find Shane Mauss:
My Big Break
Here We Are Podcast

Places to find Pox & Puss:
Appalachian Trials
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Direct download: 61_-_Shane_Mauss.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

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