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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.

THE POX and PUSS PODCAST : An Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Experience Pox Holiday & Puss In Boots

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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.

    70 - Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

    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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    • 1 hr 16 min
    69 - Trail Days 2016 with Asiago and the 2013 Parade

    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.
    A big thank you to our sponsor for these past six episodes, HealthIQ.
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    • 46 min
    68 - Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

    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.

    • 51 min
    67 - Trail Days 2016 Duct Tape and Patches

    67 - Trail Days 2016 Duct Tape and Patches

    In this episode we are still hanging out in front of MoJoe's Cafe/Sun Dog Adventures, and Subway during Trail Days 2016.

    The crowd is beginning to form for the Thru-Hiker Parade.

    We get to talk with a member of Riff Raff named Duct Tape.

    We also speak with Patches, an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker and former Ridge Runner.

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    • 42 min
    66 - Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

    66 - Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

    This is a warts-and-all episode.
    People have been asking us just to release the 2016 Trail Days interviews as-is…so here’s part one of six (or maybe seven?)
    Every year we set up in front of MoJoe’s Trailside Café we seem to interview at least one non-American. 2016 was no exception: Samsquatch is from the U.K.
    His girlfriend, Jade, didn’t want to talk.
    So she did what any good thru-hiker would do…she went to get some food.
    As a reminder, this was the year that Puss was violently ill and suddenly got sick inside of her car on the way to Trail Days.
    Through a friend, Puss met Samsquatch and his “Trail Family” the night before, so we were expecting him to come talk with us.

    Another easy Visa story.
    Tennis, Football and Rugby queue-ing
    PEcan vs. PeCAN
    Samsquatch has to be the first person to ever call Gatlinburg “the greatest place ever”.
    Huge American portions!
    Red Velvet Belches
    Sweet Tea and Grits
    Someone gets locked inside a Dollar General bathroom.
    A story about Too Loud makes an appearance.
    And these nerds play Dungeons & Dragons on the Appalachian Trail.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    O.P.P. #9 - Poop Talk With The Sklar Brothers

    O.P.P. #9 - Poop Talk With The Sklar Brothers

    O.P.P. 9 – Poop Talk With the Sklar Brothers
    We haven’t released
    Poop Talk! Documentary
    Sklar Brothers
    Shane Mauss talks about his experience with the controversial plant medicine Kratom.
    The Hiking Viking orders 5 Big Macs
    Puss divulges her worst fears
    Pox talks about adopting Kool-Aid
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

CapitalT2 ,

Always a great show!

My only complaint is Puss and Pox don’t record often enough. I laugh out loud at least once every episode. I’d listen to these two do a weather report knowing they would hardly ever talk about the weather.

buddhatim ,

Always fun

Hosts Pox and Puss share the gross and glorious of the through-hiking experience. Either with guests or just the duo, every episode features hilarious stories and helpful information. The chemistry between the two friends is great and the listener feels like they’re sharing a campfire at the end of a long day (cue fart sound here).

PodcastAfficionado ,


What could have been a goldmine is run into the ground by podcasters, who have neither the personalities nor the story-telling skills necessary for the task.

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