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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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    • 4.8 • 204 Ratings

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.

    In The Pines - 09 - Benjamin Peter Ashley and the Pacific Crest Trail

    In The Pines - 09 - Benjamin Peter Ashley and the Pacific Crest Trail

    On August 16th, 2016, a man covered with desert dirt, who looked as if he’d been hiking for days, walked into a rural California convenience store and bought $100 worth of junk food and water. Located near the Pacific Crest Trail, the convenience store owner was no stranger to dirty hikers. However, this man happened to match the description of a suspected murderer wanted by the police. In less than an hour, the man would be shot dead as he was walking back to the Pacific Crest Trail.

    This is the crazy story of how Benjamin Peter Ashley terrorized the remote canyon communities of Central California and used the Pacific Crest Trail to elude authorities for weeks.

    Sources: How a suspected killer eluded police on Pacific Crest Trail - CSMonitor.com

    Exclusive: Benjamin Peter Ashley's Hostages Explain How They Were Able to Escape - ABC News (go.com)

    Benjamin Peter Ashley: Desert Trip Almost Turns Deadly For California Teens Held Hostage By Drifter Tonight On 'Dead Silent' - Inquisitr

    • 46 min
    In The Pines - 08 - Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay: with guest Puss In Boots

    In The Pines - 08 - Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay: with guest Puss In Boots

    This week, Nikki and Pox dive into the 2013 disappearance of Appalachian Trail hiker, Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay. We also have our first guest: Puss In Boots from the Pox & Puss Podcast.
    Sources:
    https://www.centralmaine.com/2013/07/28/over-rugged-terrain-a-mystifying-hunt-for-missing-hiker/
    https://www.pressherald.com/2016/05/25/report-geraldine-largay-kept-journal-during-weeks-lost-in-maine-woods/document/
    https://www.warrendoyle.com/blog

    • 1 hr 12 min
    In The Pines - Lake Lanier

    In The Pines - Lake Lanier

    Lake Sidney Lanier is an artificial lake that was created in the 1950s by building Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in northern Georgia. The 38,000-acre lake lies on top of the ruins of towns and farmland of over 700 families. Today, the lake has over 11 million visitors every year, about the same number of annual visitors as the Louvre. Lake Lanier is also one of the deadliest lakes in the USA. 500 people have drowned and many of their bodies have never been recovered. What is killing so many people in this lake? Underwater debris? Crazy currents? Could it be the ghosts of the Cherokee Nation who were driven out during the Trail of Tears? Maybe it's a curse caused by the people of Oscarville, whose once-thriving town is now at the bottom of a 200' deep lake.

    Sources:

    Water levels and elevation above sea level: https://lakelanier.com/lake-lanier-water-levels/

    Sherpa Guides: https://www.sherpaguides.com/georgia/wildlife_viewing/northeast_ga_mtns/22.html

    Alan Jackson – Chattahoochee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW5UEW2kYvc Things I Learned Last Night: https://tilln.com/season-4/lake-lanier-haunted/#:~:text=The%20History%20of%20Lake%20Lanier&text=Originally%20built%20in%201956%2C%20the,charted%20to%20become%20Lake%20Lanier
    The Haunting of Lake Lanier: https://www.oxfordamerican.org/magazine/issue-113-summer-2021/the-haunting-of-lake-lanier
    Lake Lanier: A Georgia lake's deadly history has some people seeing ghosts - CNN
    Oxford American | The Haunting of Lake Lanier
    The truth behind Lake Lanier – The Lanier Times
    The cursed Lake Lanier in Georgia — StrangeOutdoors.com
    Mysteries and Death at Georgia’s Cursed Lake | Mysterious Universe
    OSCARVILLE: Uncovering The Black City Buried Under Lake Lanier | NewsOne
    https://newsone.com/4185919/lake-lanier-black-city-oscarville/ 
    https://justice.tougaloo.edu/sundown-towns/using-the-sundown-towns-database/state-map/     SUPER INTERESTNG LINK/SUNDOWN TOWNS AND COUNTIES MAP
     
    https://www.history.com/news/georgia-racial-expulsion-stacey-abrams 
    https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/history/truth-behind-oscarville-once-prosperous-black-town-now-covered-lake-lanier/ 
     
    https://peachatl.com/the-city-beneath-the-lake/ 
    https://lakelanier.com/history/ 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    In The Pines - Dennis Martin - Premier Episode

    In The Pines - Dennis Martin - Premier Episode

    Welcome to Pox Holiday's newest podcast: In The Pines. We're giving you the premiere episode in the Pox & Puss feed, but you will be able to find future episodes in the "In The Pines" Podcast feed here: https://anchor.fm/inthepinespod
    "In The Pines" will be a monthly podcast focusing on the mysteries, crimes, and the unexplained that could only happen in the American Wilderness. Pox's co-host is Nikki from "The Appalachian Crime Trail" podcast.
    Our first episode discusses the 1969 mysterious disappearance of Dennis Martin.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    71 - I Do This Now

    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?

    • 57 min
    Pox & Puss Presents: Korean Baseball with Brad and Pox

    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.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Sterry161 ,

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.

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Love the podcast, brings back memories from 2000 hike. Just wish the word “like “ wasn’t used so often.

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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!

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