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The Iditapod is a podcast following the Last Great Race, from Alaska Public Media and KNOM Radio. This daily podcast about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race takes you out on the trail -- into checkpoints, down along the sea ice, and across the finish line in Nome. Hear interviews with mushers, behind the scenes news, and in-depth race analysis you won't find anywhere else. For episodes from season one of the Iditapod visit www.alaskapublic.org/iditapod
||CleanS2E16: Wrapping up from Nome||Alaska Public Media's reporter on the Iditarod Trail, Zachariah Hughes, talks from Nome about the scene there as race finishers mush into town, and KNOM interviews with third-place finisher Mitch Seavey shed some light on his race, including a tough...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E15: A new Norwegian champ, and the runner-up reflects||The Iditarod has crowned a new Norwegian champion: Joar Leifseth Ulsom. The 31-year-old pulled under Nome’s Burled Arch at 3 a.m. Wednesday with eight dogs in harness to claim his first championship, taking the win in Iditarod 46. Ulsom is...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E14: The ol' Norwegian switcheroo, and the old guard passes the mantle||There was a major shakeup at the front of the 2018 Iditarod on Monday, when Joar Leifseth Ulsom slipped past previous leader Nicolas Petit while Petit lost the trail on the Bering Sea coast between Shaktoolik and Koyuk. The table is now set for Ulsom,..||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E13: Onto coastal ice, DeeDee in UNK and oh snaps! Plus, Dallas Seavey in Norway||It's Monday and the frontrunners in the 2018 Iditarod are on the Bering Sea coast, venturing out on a trail over sea ice from Shaktoolik to Koyuk. Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes caught up with the top three -- Nicolas Petit, Mitch Seavey, Joar..||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E12: Petit leads, but how did we get here? Plus: Fantasy mushing..?!||As Girdwood's Nicolas Petit, Norwegian Joar Leifseth Ulsom and defending champ Mitch Seavey lead a chase pack to Unalakleet and the Bering Sea coast, we talk to Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes about how the 2018 Iditarod shaped up like this and..||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E11: Scramble in Anvik, slog up the Yukon and Takotna survives on pies||With the Iditarod leaders on the mighty Yukon River and through the village checkpoint of Grayling, we hear about how weather prevented flying supplies to Eagle Island and caused the checkpoint to be downgraded to a mere "hospitality stop." That's...||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E10: First to the Yukon, Alaska Native mushers and a bison encounter||Friday morning saw Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit charge ahead leading the 2018 Iditarod to Anvik after passing teams resting in the ghost town checkpoint of Iditarod. As the first to reach the Yukon River, Petit is treated to a five-course meal. The...||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E9: Leaders into Iditarod, where to 24 and snack attack returns!||As Iditarod mushers decide when and where to take their mandatory 24-hour layovers, the leaders are in to the ghost town of Iditarod. And our trail reporters are breaking into their snack packs! Also, we hear from a Takotna elder about the moose he...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E8: An icon drops out, 24-hour rests and dog-doping reignites||A lot has happened since the last podcast: Willow musher DeeDee Jonrowe has scratched in her 36th Iditarod, which she said would be her last. Meantime, front-of-the-pack mushers are taking their 24-hour layovers, so this is a good time to talk about...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E7: Race day 3, and tricky mushing out of Rainy Pass||Things get pretty technical for Iditarod mushers heading out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint and into the Dalzell Gorge before Rohn and Nikolai. Plus, we hear from animal-rights activist and documentary filmmaker Fern Levitt, and we get four-time...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E6: Race day 2, plus Rookie of the Year contenders||In less than 24 hours, the Iditarod front-runners have made it to the Finger Lake checkpoint, 123 miles into the 1,000-mile race. But not before checking in at Yentna and Skwentna, the first two checkpoints after leaving Willow. And, even before that,..||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E5: Race clock ticking after Willow restart||Mushers in the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are officially on course for the 1,000-mile trek to Nome after the restart in Willow. We take a rather, uh, unique question from a listener, and Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes does whatever it...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E4: Ceremonial start and the trail-side parties||The 2018 Iditarod kicks off with the ceremonial start in Anchorage and an 11-mile jaunt through downtown and the city's trails, past race revelers that call themselves "trailgaters." We introduce KNOM News Director and trail reporter Davis Hovey, and...||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E3: The season so far, and a look ahead||We look at two of the most dramatic races of the season so far, the Kuskokwim 300 and the Yukon Quest. Host Casey Grove speaks with KUAC's Zoe Rom, Ben Matheson, and Zachariah Hughes about what this year's mushing season can tell us about the Iditarod..||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E2: What the heck is happening?||We look at three major problems hitting Alaska's mushing community ahead of the Iditarod. ADN's Tegan Hanlon and Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes sit down with host Casey Grove to discuss the whirlwind of recent news, including a doping scandal,..||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2E1: A look back at last year's race||Host Casey Grove speaks with trail correspondents Ben Matheson and Zachariah Hughes about the 2017 Iditarod, what stuck out, and what's ahead in this year's podcast.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great storytelling, great race
Love how transported I feel listening to these episodes. It's spring where I am, but I feel like I'm on the trail with the huskies.
Wonderful for novices and experienced Iditarod experts!
I'm not too familiar with the Iditarod, and this podcast is very accessible, while still having enough detail and expertise to keep an experienced fan interested!
They have great interviews, and the fact that its daily is great!
Fun to hear
All my friends always crack up about how into the Iditarod I get. This podcast just help me keep up-to-date and understand some of the ins and outs. My favorite section was of course the musher interviews, especially Aily! Would love longer episodes next year, but I understand there's lots that goes into broadcasting from very remote places. Job well done!