A podcast about ATAO’s first Iditarod

As I prepared for my first ever Iditarod, I thought that one of the best ways I could remember the journey– and share it with you too– would be to record it. Trusty iPhone in hand, I did my best to take audio on every run of the journey. Some of it is meandering. Some of it is sweet. Some of it is maybe a little exciting. Some of it is nonsense. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run the Iditarod, this might give you a glimpse. Subscribe to the pod on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your pods, and get ready for the ride… Wherever it takes us. Onward.

Episode 1: Is This Recording?

In which Will explains mushing, his journey to Iditarod, and why the audio of the first recording on the trail is so bad. Also in which you learn which dogs will join the team on their first ever Iditarod. On … Read More

Episode 2: Trail!

The race begins! Will talks to us about the oddity of finally being on the Iditarod. The team is passed… A few times! The phone is put into a precarious position. Listen on Apple Podcasts • View Plain Text Transcript … Read More

Episode 3: Finger Lake

Will shares some stories of the journey from his first run to Finger Lake, and then records audio in the checkpoint itself. Runaway dogs, exciting trail snacks, and inexplicable gatorade-flavored meals. Listen on Apple Podcasts • View Plain Transcript Check … Read More

Episode 4: The Steps

Will and the team are fresh off their rest at Finger Lake, and are ready to tackle the Happy River Steps, one of the major obstacles of the race. Listen on Apple Podcasts • View Plain Transcript Buddies receive email … Read More

Episode 5: The Zone

Will and the team encounter two new notorious Iditarod obstacles: the Dalzell Gorge and the Farewell Burn. (Transcript coming soon.) Listen on Apple Podcasts • View Plain Transcript (Coming Soon) Buddies receive email updates about their favorite dogs, and up-to-date … Read More

Episode 6: Sleep

Sometimes part of the journey is napping along the way. Transcript coming soon Listen on Apple Podcasts • Plain transcript coming soon Buddies receive email updates about their favorite dogs, and up-to-date info about races and events. Check out the … Read More

Episode 7: Intermission

Confidence goeth before the fall Transcript coming soon Listen on Apple Podcasts • Transcript Coming Soon