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13 Great Podcasts about Camping and the Outdoors for 2024

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We listen to A lot of podcasts in this house so we are always looking for new ones, especially ones about our favorite topics. Sadly finding good outdoor focused podcasts isn’t always very easy. Many of the so-called top lists include shows that are either discontinued, aren’t actually focued on outdoor topics, or don’t align with our values. So to save everyone some time and frustration we are going to maintain a list of our personal favorite podcasts here.

We will keep this page updated so go ahead and bookmark it. All the changes will be placed at the bottom of the page to make it easy to see what has changed. If you have a favorite podcast that you would like to see included please contact us.

A racoon listening to podcasts in the woods

13 Top Podcasts of Right Now (May 2024)

This list changes pretty frequently as we find new podcasts and others drop off. Hopefully most of our readers don’t listen to podcasts as much as we do so we’re going to keep this list under control. The goal is to keep it around 10 podcasts but that’s not a hard and fast rule. If you see this list growing too big yell at us, we might need help lol.

Backpacking Light Podcast

Backpacking Light Podcast

This podcast, by Ryan Jordan, began in 2018 and is still going strong. The focus is on everything about backpacking and wilderness travel. Besides the podcast, we recommend checking out their forums which are very active and helpful.

the Dirtbag Diaries

The Dirtbag Diaries Podcast

The Dirtbag Diaries podcast, created by Fitz Cahall, offers a unique blend of storytelling and adventure, capturing the essence of the outdoor lifestyle. We recommend following the Dirtbag Diaries because it features compelling narratives from a diverse range of outdoor enthusiasts, from weekend warriors to seasoned explorers, sharing their experiences and adventures.

G.O (Get Outside)

G.O. Podcast

The G.O podcast, hosted by Jason Milligan and features engaging conversations with outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and adventurers who share their passion for exploring the natural world. We recommend following the G.O podcast because it offers inspiring stories, practical tips, and valuable insights into various outdoor activities, from hiking and camping to more extreme sports.

Happy Camper Radio

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Hosted by Skip and Daniel, this is a family-friendly podcast that focuses on promoting family unity through camping. They started back in 2013 and are one of the longest-running shows on this list. No list of camping podcasts would be complete without them.

National Park After Dark

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the brainchild of two nature lovers bonded by their intrigue for the wilderness and its darker tales. This podcast ventures into the shadows of America’s National Parks, unraveling stories of demise, mysterious pasts, and harrowing events that have unfolded in these natural sanctuaries. From awe-inspiring tales of survival to the celebration of remarkable individuals, the podcast highlights the profound significance of these majestic lands and the critical role they play in conservation.

Outside Podcast

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This podcasts has been around since 2016 and delivers the same amazing storytelling you are used to from Outside magazine. It is exciting, informative, and entertaining and we highly recommend it.

Outside/In Radio

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The New Hampshire Public Radio produces this weekly show which has been around since 2017. They cover a lot of different topics but they focus on environmental issues and the natural world.

Out There

Out There Podcast

The Out There podcast, hosted by Willow Belden, delves into the transformative power of nature through deeply personal stories and thoughtful exploration. We recommend following the Out There podcast because it goes beyond typical outdoor adventure tales, offering introspective narratives that reveal how time spent in nature can profoundly impact our lives.

The Backpacking Podcast

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Dive into the joyous world of backpacking with this podcast. They infuse humor and a touch of whimsy into discussions about the vast backpacking landscape. From intriguing conversations with industry insiders to lively livestreams that engage our community, they sprinkle in surprises with giveaways and more. At the heart of our journey is a desire to kindle a passion for backpacking, all while bringing laughter and light-hearted moments to our listeners.

Tough Girl Podcast

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The Tough Girl Podcast is an inspirational look at female role models who do amazing things. While Sarah Williams’s goal is to motivate girls and women, our whole family find the stories inspirational. Highly recommend checking it out.

The Trail Show

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This podcast is a fun mix of comedy, beer, and hiking and we highly recommend giving it a try. It has been around since 2012, making it the longest running monthly hiking podcast still active.

Trail Tales

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In “Trail Tales,” Kyle invites fellow adventurers, from trail veterans to ambitious peak-baggers, to share their own wild stories and experiences. Together, they peel back the Instagram filter on thru-hiking life, tackling everything from the reality behind the scenic posts to the nitty-gritty of nature’s call in the wilderness. Tune in to uncover the true essence of long-distance hiking, with all its challenges, triumphs, and the occasional misadventure.

Wild Ideas Worth Living

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Another great interview podcast. Shelby Stanger interviews amazing people who have accomplished amazing things. Her most recent episode was an interview with Lisa Thompson on climbing K2. Such a great podcast.

Podcast Memorial

It’s sad that many great podcasts run their course and are forgotten forever, even though they have wonderful backlogs. We are keeping our favorites from past years down here. While they might not be recording new episodes, we think it’s worth checking out their older works. Who knows, maybe some of these will spring back to life someday.

Humane Nature

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Great bi-weekly podcast that discusses the good, bad, and ugly of animal tourism around the world. The host, Stacia, does a great job of making each episode entertaining and educational. If you care about ethical animal tourism we highly recommend checking it out.

The Trail Ahead Podcast

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An amazing podcast by Faith E. Briggs and Addie Thompson, where they delve into thought-provoking discussions that intersect race, environment, history, and culture. With a diverse array of guests, including thought leaders, athletes, activists, artists, scientists, comedians, and everyday individuals, this podcast promises to bring a fresh and unique perspective to the outdoors.

She Explores

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She Explores

One of our favorite podcasts. She Explores is an inclusive exploration of the outdoors. They do an amazing job of amplifying voices and topics that are typically underrepresented. We can’t recommend this show enough.

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Conclusion

We hope that you were able to find at least one podcast about camping and the outdoors that is perfect for you. We have our eyes on a few more that are probably still active, and deserve to be on the list, but haven’t had an episode for a while. When we see signs of life we will be adding them. Of course, we want to hear your favorites as well. Please either contact us or leave a comment below.

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