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

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The Pox and Puss Podcast is a not-so-serious exploration of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker experience. We interview hikers and adventurers from all walks of life.

The Pox and Puss Podcast is a not-so-serious exploration of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker experience. We interview hikers and adventurers from all walks of life.
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The Pox and Puss Podcast is a not-so-serious exploration of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker experience. We interview hikers and adventurers from all walks of life.




70 - Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article "The Legend of Baltimore Jack" in Outside Magazine. Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when it was suggested that he look into a hiker who had recently passed away named Baltimore Jack. But little did Dan know that Baltimore Jack was Adam Tarlin, a student who had written for the school newspaper with Dan while they were both attending Hampshire College. In our discussion, Dan talks about the various avenues he...


69 - Trail Days 2016 with Asiago and the 2013 Parade

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...


68 - Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

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.


67 - Trail Days 2016 Duct Tape and Patches

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. Be sure to visit


66 - Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

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...


O.P.P. #9 - Poop Talk With The Sklar Brothers

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 Visit


65 - 110 Miles of Fun

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...


64 - Gear Forward (Our 5th Anniversary Show)

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...


63 - On Top of Old Smoky

We're back and stuff gets real! Fires! Booby Traps! Spaghetti! ABBA! Answering the door while wearing no pants! Fun! @PoxAndPuss on Twitter and Instatram Our back catalog can be found here


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.


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...


60 - Trail Days 2016

Here is our Trail Days 2016 wrap-up show. In this episode we discuss everything from the 10+ hours of footage pox has been combing thru from Trail Days 2016, why Puss In Boots was missing from the 3rd Annual Prom, Fireworks, and much more. Follow us on... Twitter: @PoxAndPuss Instagram: @PoxAndPuss Snapchat: @PoxAndPuss "Have you seen the picture yet?"


59 - 2016 Pre-Prom Mini Episode

Our annual pre-prom pre-Trail Days episode. Come see us at MoJoe's Cafe on Saturday, May 14, 2016 Smartwool will be with us handing out socks. The 3rd Annual Thru-Hiker Prom will be held Saturday downtown at The Damascus Old Mill from 4pm until 10pm


58 - The Hiking Viking and Brad from

Innovation Beer (Same place where I took Mac N Cheese) in Sylva, NC Dog Licki Minaj Brad’s Walk The real hiking Viking Crater lake Hiked Colorado trail with zach davis Mahousic notch Arm instagram Fist nobo calendar triple speed stick Nanatolie still works Mach Jesus Semper Fi Fund Raider Project Nick Drake Black Eyed Dog Ladyfriend and superstitions Thai people hate owls (owl Christmas stocking) Do MREs have desserts in them Maple Muffin top Flameless “A rock or something”


57 - Everything's Coming Up Milhouse

We're back! Pox gets into a car accident....kind of. Puss has some ideas about snow...and sings about it. Jnco Jeans are making a comeback. We continue our book-talk. We teach you how to say N-O-C...not "knock". Barf burns a book. Find us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, iTunes, and our RSS feed.


56 - Anish & Carrot Quinn

When Anish isn’t out breaking Fastest Known Time records, she is a sleepy penguin. Carrot Quinn’s Book: Sweet Caroline… Tell Todd Glass that you heard about him on the @PoxAndPuss podcast!


55 - Just Anish

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...


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. Enjoy!


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...


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"?