The Pox and Puss Podcast is a not-so-serious exploration of the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker experience. We interview hikers and adventurers from all walks of life.
71 - I Do This Now
What can we say? It's been a hell of a year, right? Ugh.
We pick right up where we left off, two yahoos just dicking around on microphones, talking about the Appalachian Trail.
- There are people who will drift in and out of your thru-hike.
- Following the Siren Song of slack packing.
- We didn't horde things through the pandemic, YOU DID!
- Dial makes coconut water soap? You're damn right they do.
- Sometimes you have to sit in a bus and do new things.
- Hey Coke Zero and Walmart, are you listening?
Pox & Puss Presents: Korean Baseball with Brad and Pox
Back in May, with very few sports on TV, Pox Holiday started recording and watching late-night Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) games on ESPN. After watching a few KBO games, Pox knew he had to contact the only friend he has who has been to a few of these games: past Pox & Puss Podcast guest, Brad!
Trust us, once you've watched a KBO game or two, you'll probably have a lot of questions. Questions like, "Why are there so many cheerleaders and DJ's?" or "Is that a 7' tall dinosaur named 'Swole Daddy'?" or "Does everyone there have these dances memorized?" or "Didn't that guy used to play in the United States?"
Brad takes time out of his morning to teach us about KBO customs, traditions, and beer delivered on backpacks.
Yes folks, it's just a one-off episode about Korean Baseball with two guys who know very little about baseball, and even less about the KBO, but one guy lives in South Korea.
This was recorded back in late May 2020, so some information, statistics, our opinions, etc. have changed.
O.P.P. 10 - The Quarantine Edition
How are you doing these days?
Did you hear that the Appalachian Trail is kinda closed?
We figured if the AT is closed, we'll talk about other stuff right now.
Plus we heard that Quarantine Podcasts are so hot right now, so we thought we'd jump on the bandwagon.
We know this is a short episode, but we have at least one more coming out later this week.
Stay safe and wash your damn hands!
70 - Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel
In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article "The Legend of Baltimore Jack" in Outside Magazine.
Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when it was suggested that he look into a hiker who had recently passed away named Baltimore Jack.
But little did Dan know that Baltimore Jack was Adam Tarlin, a student who had written for the school newspaper with Dan while they were both attending Hampshire College.
In our discussion, Dan talks about the various avenues he took to learn more about what made Adam Tarlin become Baltimore Jack.
Koeppel interviewed Jack's friends, family members, and even Warren Doyle.
Don't worry though, it isn't all serious...there is the usual Pox & Puss bullshittery.
Be sure to check out Dan's book about the Banana, our original episodes with Baltimore Jack, #ChickenMath, and are Double Stuff Oreos too much?
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69 - Trail Days 2016 with Asiago and the 2013 Parade
Here it is…the final chapter in our 2016 Trail Days Interviews series.
This time we have a quick discussion with Asiago about just how difficult it can be to get to Erie, PA.
We talk about how disappointing “short cuts” are sometimes.
Unfortunately, it was a short interview.
So we dug deep into the Pox & Puss hard drives and wound up coming back with something even OLDER than these 2016 interviews.
This segment was originally buried because the experience was too fresh and depressing.
At the end of this episode we finally share our recounting of the 2013 Thru-Hiker Parade Tragedy.
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68 - Trail Days 2016 with Lucky
We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky.
Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from California to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Glad you are back
It’s been a while but glad to hear you again. One of the first Appalachian trail hiking podcasts that I started listening to and have enjoyed it ever since.
Love the podcast, brings back memories from 2000 hike. Just wish the word “like “ wasn’t used so often.
My favorite North Carolinians
I adore your banter and miss your antics ♥️ Happy to listen to anything you all have to say. Until the next episode, take care in these crazy times!