Those of us who are serious about spending time in the Great Outdoors usually don’t need much motivation to do just that. It’s often all we think about while we’re trying to get through the weekly grind, longing for Friday afternoon when we can pack up the truck with our gear and head out to whatever adventure awaits. Sometimes, we even need help through the week to keep us from going insane during our morning commute or while we’re stuck behind a desk. That’s where a good outdoor-focused podcast can come in. Here are some of the top recommendations.
The Dirtbag Diaries podcast can usually be found in the iTunes library of just about anyone who is serious about spending time in the outdoors. If you haven’t listened to it before, you’re in for a treat! The stories showcased on the podcast come from people of all backgrounds—outdoor enthusiasts, artists, photographers, and writers. They all share their interesting and oftentimes hilarious stories about their time spent outside.
Wild Ideas Worth Living
Shelby Stanger conducts a different interview on each episode of this popular podcast. From snowboarders to surfers to rock climbers, you’re sure to find an episode or two from the library that peaks your interest. This podcast will make you want to live a healthier lifestyle, embrace the outdoors, and maybe even quit your job so you can “nomad” your way around the globe doing the things you love. You’ve been warned!
Go The Travel Podcast
This podcast shares the adventures of Alex, your host, as he travels the world and writes about it. You’ll find episodes covering his time in Africa, Europe, South America, the Middle East, and the United States, so there’s likely something here for everyone. He’ll inspire a serious travel bug in you!
The First 40 Miles
The First 40 Miles is a weekly backpacking podcast that is sure to hold you over in between your own trips out on the trail. You’ll learn about the essentials of backpacking and get more tips than you can shake a stick at. The hosts also have kids and frequently take them camping, so it’s an excellent source of family adventuring tips, too!