47 episodes

Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting past the how and to the why of hiking. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

The Hiker Podcast | Day Hiking, Backpacking, Thru Hiking The Hiker Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you on a journey to demystify hiking. Andy sits down with voices in the outdoor and hiking community, getting to know the hikers behind the trekking poles. Hikers tell stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the environment, getting past the how and to the why of hiking. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    Season 2 Finale of The Hiker Podcast

    Season 2 Finale of The Hiker Podcast

    Andy wraps up Season 2 of The Hiker Podcast. Season 3 coming to you July 27, 2021.

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    

    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.


    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette  and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 49 min
    Monica and Ian of C.S. Instant Coffee | The Hiker Podcast S2E24

    Monica and Ian of C.S. Instant Coffee | The Hiker Podcast S2E24

    This week I'm excited to talk with the co founders of C.S Instant Coffee, Monica & Ian.
    Monica and Ian are the co-founders of CS Instant Coffee.  CS was created by a love of simplicity, coffee, and being outside.  Monica grew up in a small town in Ohio.  She recently biked solo across the USA.  Ian was born in Upstate New York and spent most of his youth outside in the great outdoors of New England.
    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 
    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com
    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!
    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!
    The Hiker Podcast
    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406
    Medford, OR 97504
    We'd like to thank our sponsors:

    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    

    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.


    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette  and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!
    Music licensed through musicbed.com.
    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 
    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 
    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!

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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 43 min
    Cory “Second Chance Hiker”: Hiker and YouTuber | The Hiker Podcast S2E23

    Cory “Second Chance Hiker”: Hiker and YouTuber | The Hiker Podcast S2E23

    This week I'm excited to talk with Hiker and YouTuber Cory “Second Chance Hiker”.

    Cory better known as Second Chance Hiker was 33 years old when a cardiologist told him he was close to having a heart attack in he next few years. With the support of his family Cory sold his house and decided to change his life by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, staying on trail for 8 months and chronicling his journey on YouTube. Since the PCT Cory started hiking all over from Germany, Croatia, and Florida with no plans to stop.

    Cory’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/secondchancehiker

    Cory’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/secondchancehiker/

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    
    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.

    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie, Ava, Annette  and our newest Patreon Patron Maggie for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 39 min
    Alina “Abstract” Drufovka: Artist & Hiker | The Hiker Podcast S2E22

    Alina “Abstract” Drufovka: Artist & Hiker | The Hiker Podcast S2E22

    This week I'm excited to talk with artist and hiker Alina “Abstract” Drufovka! 

    Alina “Abstract” Drufovka is a Colombian-American painter and illustrator based out of Philadelphia, PA. She has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2015 & 2017), Israel National Trail (2018), and Pacific Crest Trail (2019). After 5,000+ miles of thru hiking, she now transforms all the nostalgia and beauty from her treks into surreal paintings back to the "trailverse."

    Website: www.thrudesigns.com

    IG: @abstract.hikes

    Follow Abstract on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abstract.hikes



    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS    

    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.


    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 43 min
    Julia "Rocket" Sheehan: AZT Thru Hiker | The Hiker Podcast S2E21

    Julia "Rocket" Sheehan: AZT Thru Hiker | The Hiker Podcast S2E21

    This week I'm excited to bring back Julia "Rocket" Sheehan, after completing her thru hike of the Arizona Trail.

    Julia is a veteran thru-hiker who still feels like she has no idea what she is doing in life and trail. As a military veteran, nurse and outdoor adventure lover Julia has learned to take life one step at a time. After spending years taking care of others, Julie set out on a journey and trajectory that would have her life head down a path she had never dreamed of.  Now she juggles half her life in the real world and half as hiker trash. Julia hikes in hopes of spreading love and information about how healing the outdoors can be!

    Follow Rocket on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliasheehan

    Subscribe to Julia "Rocket" Sheehan's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jls935

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS  

    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.


    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 42 min
    Ben Allan: Hiker, Mountain Biker, Climber & Skier | The Hiker Podcast S2E20

    Ben Allan: Hiker, Mountain Biker, Climber & Skier | The Hiker Podcast S2E20

    This week I'm  excited to bring you a conversation with my friend hiker, mountain biker, rock climber and skier Ben Allen.

    Ben Allan is a hiker, mountain biker, rock climber and skier who currently lives in the Bay Area, working as a Ranger Aide for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Ben was born in England and grew up in the Bay Area, and was exposed to a lot of classic hikes in both California and England by his family. In 2017 Ben moved to Ashland, Oregon to attend Southern Oregon University. Through SOU's Outdoor Program, Ben was introduced to more outdoor activities, and started working for the program as trip staff. Through working in the outdoors in an institutional setting, Ben has become passionate about making outdoor experiences more accessible for others and ensuring that others can have the same transformative experiences he has had in the outdoors. This has also led him to a complete career change from studying Communications/Digital Cinema in college, to hopefully working in public lands as a ranger. Ben is currently in the selection process for the CA State Parks Ranger Academy and hopes to become a full-time generalist ranger. His Instagram is @Ben_Allan_

    Follow Host Andy Neal on Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyfilmsandhikes 

    Email Andy andy@hikerpodcast.com

    Go to www.hikerpodcast.com for all our social media accounts, email, and all the ways to listen to The Hiker Podcast!

    Send Andy a Postcard from the trail!

    The Hiker Podcast

    1750 Delta Waters Road STE 102-406

    Medford, OR 97504

    We'd like to thank our sponsors:


    CNOC Outdoors making our adventures the best possible, simple, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. Go to https://cnocoutdoors.com and be sure to use coupon code 'Hiker Podcast' for 10% off trekking poles.  Or use this link: https://cnocoutdoors.com/discount/Hiker%2520Podcast CS

    Instant Coffee makers of environmentally sustainable and great tasting instant coffee for the trail. Use our affiliate link to get yours and help the show: https://cs-instant-coffee.peachs.co/a/andy-neal  GET 10% off your order by using the PROMO Code ‘hikerpodcast’.


    Big thank you to our Patreon Patron's Danielle, Renee Mike, Daniel, Deb, Cade, Ren, Jacob, Tommy, Chad, Alasdair, Stephanie and our newest Patreon Patrons Ava and Annette for supporting The Hiker Podcast. If you'd like to support The Hiker Podcast on Patreon go to https://www.patreon.com/thehikerpodcast. ALL PATREONS GET AN EXCLUSIVE "HIKING IS FOR EVERYBODY" STICKER!

    Music licensed through musicbed.com.

    Intro Song: NEVER STOP by Tyler Brown William-  https://open.spotify.com/track/4fGgmcD5Ke4I4ZfJ1hZeiW?si=cc831237612840c6 

    Closing Song: STILL WANDERING by Bronze Radio Return- https://open.spotify.com/track/7wJyGhYZ6OjFmxaD62tlbZ?si=565bd9892e944732 

    Each week new hiker Andy Neal, takes you along on the trail talking with voices in the outdoor and hiking community finding stories of how hiking has inspired them to grow, create, and better the world and environment around them. A show for those first starting out on the trail and for experienced thru-hikers!


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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/message
    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hikerpodcast/support

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

ChrissyCovz ,

Amazing interviews, awesome content.

Andy is a great interviewer and gets some great people on the show. As a 40 year old father of 4 my spouse and I are just starting hiking with our family and this podcast has been amazing for us. Thank you Andy!

Sjsanto ,

Great podcast!

Found this podcast just recently- through a fb group, and I’m so happy I did. I’m a beginner biker, in a big body, and I love that Andy is pretty up front about how hiking has impacted his life. The interviews are in depth, completely chill, and just overall great quality. So interesting to hear everybody’s stories, both the similarities and what makes each unique.

arrizle ,

AMAZING!!

I started listening to this podcast in May and I am finally caught up! I am not one to listen to podcasts, but The Hiker Podcast has changed my life and I will continue to listen religiously. I am not a pro hiker, but I too recently discovered a love for the outdoors and listening to a variety of people share their hiking stories is super inspiring and motivating. Being outdoors has dramatically improved my mental health and I am so happy I googled “hiking podcast” that random day in May. Thank you so much Andy!

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