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The Iditapod is a podcast following the Last Great Race, from Alaska Public Media. Daily episodes during the Iditarod Sled Dog Race take you out on the trail -- into checkpoints, down along the sea ice, and across the finish line in Nome. Hear interviews with mushers, behind the scenes news, and in-depth race analysis you won't find anywhere else.
For episodes from past seasons of the Iditapod, visit www.alaskapublic.org/iditapod

Iditapod Alaska Public Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 212 Ratings

The Iditapod is a podcast following the Last Great Race, from Alaska Public Media. Daily episodes during the Iditarod Sled Dog Race take you out on the trail -- into checkpoints, down along the sea ice, and across the finish line in Nome. Hear interviews with mushers, behind the scenes news, and in-depth race analysis you won't find anywhere else.
For episodes from past seasons of the Iditapod, visit www.alaskapublic.org/iditapod

    Ryan Redington in Nome

    Ryan Redington in Nome

    This bonus Iditapod episode features the full recording of a press conference with 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion Ryan Redington, right after he and his dogs crossed the finish line in Nome on Tuesday, March 14. This was recorded by Alaska Public Media's Lex Treinen, and you’ll hear him and some other reporters asking Redington questions about all different parts of the race.

    • 19 min
    S7E11: The all-Indigenous Iditarod podium

    S7E11: The all-Indigenous Iditarod podium

    Alaska Native mushers took the podium in the 2023 Iditarod, with the Knik Kid, Ryan Redington, winning his first championship and Bethel's Pete Kaiser and Aniak's Richie Diehl mushing into second and third place. The race's top 10 were all into Nome by Wednesday morning, and we have an update on Rookie of the Year honors, as well as three Dogs of the Day, two listener questions and a story about collecting dog pee. Also: This'll do it for Season 7 of the Iditapod. Thanks for coming along with us on this thousand-mile journey!

    • 30 min
    S7E10: An Iditarod champ from the founding family

    S7E10: An Iditarod champ from the founding family

    The 40-year-old Ryan Redington has won his first Iditarod and the first championship for the Redington family, on his 16th try (and after six previous scratches). "I've just been on pins and needles," said his mom, Barb, at the finish line. We'll hear Redington's finish itself in this episode, and from Alaska Public Media's Lex Treinen about the finish and how Redington arrived there first. The dog friends that did the leading into Nome -- Sven and Ghost -- are our obvious picks for Dogs of the Day. And we have a listener question about dog-human friends, with a fun answer from a friendly musher.

    • 17 min
    Live call: Ryan Redington wins 2023 Iditarod

    Live call: Ryan Redington wins 2023 Iditarod

    Ryan Redington claimed his first Iditarod championship a little after noon Tuesday with six dogs in harness and an official race time of 8 days, 21 hours, 12 minutes and 58 seconds. We have a whole bunch more coverage of Redington’s finish and the rest of the race at alaskapublic.org, and we’re still working on a full episode of the Iditapod. But, for now, we’re going to go to Nome and the raw, live radio coverage from our partners at KNOM radio. Here’s KNOM’s Davis Hovey with the live call from the finish line.

    • 26 min
    Morning report: Ryan Redington poised to win

    Morning report: Ryan Redington poised to win

    We have a quick bonus episode here for you, as Ryan Redington is on the home stretch to Nome, looking like he's going to claim his first Iditarod championship. This is our morning Iditarod report, it has some different theme music, but it’ll set things up for you this morning.

    • 5 min
    S7E9: Hanging onto a lead and an Iditarod dream

    S7E9: Hanging onto a lead and an Iditarod dream

    Ryan Redington has a secure hold on first place in the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, heading into the final 100 miles of trail. Meanwhile, one rookie musher had some trouble holding onto his dog sled, after falling asleep, falling off and getting a fortuitous lift. We have a listener question, not about losing a dog team, but about losing stuff along the Iditarod Trail. And it's a twofer of Dogs of the Day: Riley Dyche's smart and mellow Elway and Mike Williams Jr.'s smart and hyper Viper.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

SteffiB ,

Love this mushing podcast

This being my 2nd year following anything having to do with mushing, I had no idea what I was in for when I asked to volunteer at a sled dog race last winter. Turns out it’s the most obsessive sport in the world. I know people who race all over North America now and even follow one or two in Sweden, which is crazy. I KNOW THEIR DOGS. Anyway, this podcast is so informative and also down to earth and I love it. It feeds my soul. Don’t ever turn it off too soon — there’s a sound byte at the end!

RebeccaNYC ,

Wonderful Iditarod Podcast

I look forward to these episodes every year. The race coverage is excellent but what really makes this podcast so special are the wonderful human interest stories that go behind the scenes with the mushers and the amazing dogs. Thank you for the dog of the day feature!

IdahoKat ,

Great show

Thank You

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