Mushing is a podcast that follows the sport of dog mushing, the Iditarod, and races worldwide from First Paw Media.
Mushing is hosted by best-selling author Robert Forto (A Musher's Dream) and a team of co-hosts that bring a unique perspective to the show. During the Iditarod race each March, the show is a daily podcast that covers the race with an in-depth analysis you won't find anywhere else.
In the off-season, hear interviews with mushers, behind-the-scenes news, and updates.
Iditarod 2024 Rookie Connor McMahon
Host Dan Kirkup is joined by Connor McMahon of Feral Racing in Carcross, Yukon to talk about his race history and exciting plans for Iditarod 2024.
Racing in the Ace Race w/Tonya Helm
Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes dog musher Tonya Helm to the podcast to talk about her start in the sport, moving to Alaska, a smelly race story, and much more.
Mushing Couple Mary and Jesse
Host Dan Kirkup is joined by mushing duo Mary England and Jesse Terry from On The Land Kennel in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Lost Sports of the Winter Olympics: The fast and furry world of sled dog racing
Join host Michele Forto as she talks about dog mushing in the Olympic Games in 1932 on Mushing.
At the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, demonstration sports – not part of the official program – were included for the first time. With demonstration events ceasing to exist after 1992, in this podcast, Mushing explores some of these ‘lost sports’ of the Winter Games. Dog Mushing was a demo sport at the 1932 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, and some very famous dog drivers competed, including Leonard Seppala and Emile St Goddard.
Michael Burtnick | CC Tales
Host Dan Kirkup is joined by Michael Burtnick from Keystone Sled Dogs in Yukon, Canadian Challenge 8-dog Finisher in 2022!
The History of Military Working Dogs in Alaska
Join host Michele Forto as she discusses the fascinating history of military working dogs in Alaska on Mushing.
Did you know that sled dogs played a pivotal role in World War II and today we are going to learn the fascinating history of these dogs and how it was not long after the war that organizations such as the Alaska Dog Mushers Association and Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association were established. At the same time, races such as the North American Championship sled dog derby and the Fur Rondy Open World Championship Sled Dog Race were started.
It was into this world of dogs and racing that enlisted airborne instructor and World War II veteran Joe Redington Sr., Father of the Iditarod, arrived in Alaska in 1948.
Been listening for 8 years and still love it!
I first found this podcast years ago when Iditarod was a great event to keep my excited through the dark winters. Now I do a little bit of mushing myself and I still love to listen! I appreciate the long format and conversational style of the pod and I love getting to hear little tidbits of Robert, Toni, and Michelle’s lives too. If you’re looking for a snappy, fast-paced, soundbyte-kind of show, this probably isn’t the show for you. But if you want to hear about the community and lifestyle of mushing, I 100% recommend this podcast!
Great podcast for non-mushers, too
I’m a city kid from the West Coast who ended up in the Midwest as an adult. Never mushed, but the 2008 Frontline documentary on the Iditarod hooked me on following long distance sled dog racing. I love the athleticism of both drivers and dogs, the quasi-international vibe of the sport, and the fact that winning depends on a multilayer cake of skill, training, experience, health, trail conditions, and weather! It’s incredible. Mushing Radio gives us a window into the culture of dog sledding, tell stories about past and current mushers of every experience level, highlight the dogs, and answer any question. It is one of the best resources from which I learn so much.
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So glad I found this podcast. Love the Iditarod focus and have learned a lot listening to these guys. Thank you to Toni, Robert and Michele for keeping it real and making it fun, too.