Lockdown Listens: 12 Adventure and Outdoor Podcasts

Whether you are running a loops in your garden, or doing time on a stationary bike in your living room, or even just struggling to get out of bed and get dressed in the mornings... this blogpost is for you. 

While we have #goneindoor, we can still live vicariously through the stories of others.

And thanks to you - our community - we were able to compile this list. If you think we've left something of - drop us a message on Instagram or Facebook. 


The Dirtbag Diaries

A podcast dedicated to the sometimes serious, often humorous stories from wild places... the type of stories that rarely find homes in the glossy pages of magazines.

The podcast is produced by outdoor writer Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team. These guys have a whopping 268 episodes under the belt, and have been recording since 2007. 

Outside Magazine named it the best podcast.

Submission by: Jasco Jacobs


Terra Incognita

An ongoing series of long-form conversations with pioneers of exploration and discovery, filmmaker Matt Pycroft speaks to the most knowledgeable, accomplished and respected voices in the field.

From mountaineers to Arctic scientists, tree climbers and polar explorers, Terra Incognita is a unique podcast that allows you to get up close with those who live extraordinary lives.

Submission by: Luca (@thestrandedtravellers)

Outside Podcast

Outside Magazine launched their podcast in 2016 and have recorded an impressive 141 episodes since. The podcast covers a range of story formats, including interviews with the biggest figures in sports, adventure, and politics, as well as reports from our correspondents in the field.  

Submission by: Hans Heunis (@hheunis)

Planet Service Announcement

A podcast by 1% For The Planet, featuring fascinating stories from leaders, musicians, photographers, adventurers, environmentalists and everyday people from all walks of life—who have a deep connection to our planet, and a commitment to save it.

Submission by: Rory Boon (@mkhethiboon)

She Explores

A Podcast for and about women who are inspired by time spent outside, hosted by Gale Straub.

The podcast covers themes such as solo hiking and camping; entrepreneurship; aging; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); conservation; motherhood; chronic illness; and feminism as they intersect with outdoor experiences.

Submission by: Heleen Mills (@heleenmills)

How to be Superhuman



A podcast by Red Bull that interviews athletes who have undertaken seemingly superhuman feats of endurance – from Mark Beaumont, who cycled 18,000 miles around the world in 73 days, to ultra runner Jasmine Paris, who carved 12 hours off the men’s record at the 268-mile Spine Race.

Hosted by Rob Pope - find out how these athletes found the strength to push themselves to the limits of their physical and mental potential.



The Rich Roll Podcast

Have you hear of the book "Finding Ultra"? It's a brilliant book about the healing and transformational power of endurance sport. The author, Rich Roll, started a podcast and has to date recorded 300 episodes!

He delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self

Submission by: Japie Kruger (@japiekruger) & Naude van Eck (@naudevanafrica)

Looking Sideways

Looking Sideways is a podcast about the best stories within the world of boardsports and beyond. Host Matt Barr, interviews some of the best personalities in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and other related endeavours.

Submission by: Hans Heunis (@hheunis)

The Adventure Stache

Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart.

He rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs, academics, and others as they chase and inspire greatness.

Submission by: Hans Heunis (@hheunis)

DNF Podcast

Another brand new podcast that was launched in January 2020 from Trail Runner magazine.They have 4 episodes banked already. 

DNF is a podcast about failure in life and running. It's about unfinished business, and the unglamorous work of picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and moving on.  

Submission by: Jasco Jacobs

The Morning Shakeout

Acclaimed running coach, Mario Fraioli gleans insight and inspiration from top athletes, coaches, and personalities in the sport of running.

Submission by: Martin Crous.



A brand new podcast by trail runner, Majell Backhausen about 'maintaining the art of conversation. He launched the podcast about a month ago, and has pubished three episodes already. If you want to be an early adopter - here's your chance!

Submission by: Toni Mccann