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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.

Away Message Our State Magazine

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 268 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.

    1,175 Miles

    1,175 Miles

    The new season of our award-winning podcast begins with some fairly basic questions. What is the Mountains-to-Sea Trail? How was it created? Who were the first people to hike the whole thing? And who would hike all 1,175 miles of it today? In this premiere episode, host Jeremy Markovich talks to the man who (accidentally) created it, as well as a llama wrangler who ended up doing something no one else had done before. We also meet several hikers, who are about to set out on their own journeys across the entire state of North Carolina: by foot, by bike, and by kayak.

    • 36 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
    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
    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 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
    A Trail Town Without A Trail

    A Trail Town Without A Trail

    In this episode, we travel to Roseboro, a small eastern North Carolina town that sits on the route of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail but doesn't actually have any good places to hike. Yet. We also meet the trail angels that hikers depend on to get to the end, and talk to a woman who's attempting to finish the MST in just 30 days.

    Find out more about Tara Dower's attempt to beat the fastest known time on the MST here.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
268 Ratings

268 Ratings

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Stories of “Our State”!

Thrilled to find this podcast and learn about people and places in NC! Have always loved Our State magazine, and this is even better!

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We Love Away Message

One of our favorite podcasts! Please release new episodes!

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Love it

Just love the NC history aspect of the show. Get back on the air!!! We miss you

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