43 episodes

A podcast that goes the distance to reveal hard-to-find stories across North Carolina. Join Our State magazine's Jeremy Markovich as he travels across the state to uncover remote places, lost artifacts, overlooked people, and forgotten stories.

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 209 Ratings

A podcast that goes the distance to reveal hard-to-find stories across North Carolina. Join Our State magazine's Jeremy Markovich as he travels across the state to uncover remote places, lost artifacts, overlooked people, and forgotten stories.

    The Long Road

    The Long Road

    As Erin Brennan and Aaron and Lexi Harris pass the halfway point on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the path undergoes a dramatic shift from footpath to roadside. In this episode, we take a closer look at the parts of the MST that only attract the most intrepid hikers, and discover what it takes to bike and hike your way through a world built for cars.

    • 39 min
    Elkin

    Elkin

    When it comes to trail towns along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Elkin stands out. So how did a quiet place in the North Carolina foothills go trail crazy? We find out, thanks to the men who are building footpaths as fast as they can.

    • 33 min
    The Voice of George Simkins (Replay)

    The Voice of George Simkins (Replay)

    In 1955, a dentist and five of his friends played a round of golf. They were black. The course was white-only. What happened next changed the course of one man's life, and in turn, helped integrate an entire town.

    • 32 min
    The Newlywed Game

    The Newlywed Game

    What's it like to be with the one you love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? In this episode, host Jeremy Markovich meets Aaron and Lexi Harris, a pair of newlyweds who experienced the highs and lows of hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail across western North Carolina.

    • 34 min
    The Warriors on the Trail

    The Warriors on the Trail

    On the first day of her trip across North Carolina on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, veteran Erin Brennan is making sense of new gear, new routines, and a new beginning with the help of Warrior Expeditions, a group that treats hiking like therapy.

    • 32 min
    1,175 Miles

    1,175 Miles

    How was the Mountains-to-Sea Trail created? And what kind of people would hike the whole thing? In the season premiere, we find out what it takes to build a trail across North Carolina, and then walk it.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

kmoore.hickory ,

Outstanding podcast!

Jeremy does an excellent job with these podcasts. He’s a great story teller and his additional production additions of sounds and music tie it altogether with a great big bow. The stories he tells of NC are very interesting. Only bad thing is I’ve finished all of them and want more!

TiredOfRussianHackers ,

Mountains to Sea

This season may be the best yet, and that’s saying something because every one has been outstanding. If you’re a fan of expert journalism, the wonder and diversity of the Tar Heel state, and beautiful storytelling, this is the podcast for you.

PS7497 ,

Fun, interesting podcast

Jeremy does an excellent job uncovering fun and interesting stories about our great state. I have learned so much and have been so entertained by this podcast.

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