Trail Mix - Podcast Recommendations

A big part of camping is the prep. Whether you’re on your way across the country for a week-long trip or heading up the road for a one-night stay, you’ve probably put together a packing list and checked it twice. 

These days, one thing that’s on our list (and maybe yours) more and more is podcasts. Whether you get to your destination by plane, train, or automobile, this is a great way to fill the silence.

Here are a few outdoor-themed podcasts we love:

Image credit: REI Co-op

Image credit: REI Co-op

Wild Ideas Worth Living

Sponsored by REI, Adventurer Shelby Stanger hosts this awesome series about getting a wild idea and going for it. She talks to surfers, climbers, explorers, musicians, and anyone else who’s taken a risk for the love of their craft. In one of our favorite episodes, Shelby chats with Sally Bergesen and Sensi Graves (founders of Oiselle) about designing gear that prioritizes women and community. 

Image credit: New Hampshire Public Radio

Image credit: New Hampshire Public Radio

Outside/In

New Hampshire Public Radio puts out this podcast, and it’s definitely worth a listen. Host Sam Evans-Brown uses this time to “bring the outdoors to you wherever you are.” These stories and conversations cover a wide range of topics, each as awesome as the last. On a recent episode, Ron Naveen talks about his experience as a penguin counter in Antarctica!

Image credit: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Image credit: Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Pennsylvania Legacies Podcast

Closer to home, the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) has a series that dives into some of our state’s environmental issues and explores the natural beauty that surrounds us. For a great conversation with author Richard Louv about building “nature-rich cities,” listen to episode 67

Pro tip: Don’t forget to download a few episodes before you leave in case you don’t have service! 

You’re already packing snacks for your mouth, why not pack some for your ears too? Keep an eye on our Trail Mix blog posts for more media recommendations.