Iditapod 2017

This year, in partnership with KNOM Radio, we bring you the Iditapod — a podcast about (what else?) the Iditarod. Host Josh Edge and correspondents, Zachariah Hughes and Ben Matheson, take you to the front of the pack, into checkpoints, out on the river and down along the sea ice. Listen to interviews with mushers and race analysis you won’t find anywhere else. You can listen to the Iditapod here or subscribe on iTunes or whichever podcast app you use.

Support for Iditarod 2017 coverage on Alaska Public Media is brought to you by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.

Iditapod: Recapping the Kuskokwim 300

In this episode we talk about: - This year's Kuskokwim 300 with Ben Matheson. - Mushing's rural to urban migration with Zachariah Hughes

Iditapod: Last Year’s Iditarod

In this episode we take a look back at the 2016 Iditarod, including: The Seavey dynasty, Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle's dangerous encounter with a snowmachine near Nulato, and Brent Sass withdraws from the 2017 Iditarod.

Iditapod: A deep dive into Mitch Seavey’s record-setting run

In Episode 16, we talk about the Iditarod's top-20, and take a deep dive into the strategy behind Mitch Seavey's record-breaking run.

Iditapod: The Ceremonial Start of the 2017 Iditarod

In Episode 5 we talk about the ceremonial start of the 2017 Iditarod, and: Fur Rendezvous; trailgating; mushers' reactions to the allowance of two-way communications devices on the trail; and innovative musher clothing designs.

Iditapod: Nicolas Petit leads mushers to the Yukon

In Episode 8, we talk about Nicolas Petit being the first to the Yukon, Martin Buser's recovery from last year's injury, Yukon Quest v. Iditarod, and veteran dog teams.

Iditapod: The Yukon Quest

In Episode 2, we talk to Molly Rettig about the Yukon Quest and Brent Sass's scratch; and to Zachariah Hughes about the Iditarod start moving to Fairbanks and the economics of dog handling.

Iditapod: The 2017 Iditarod’s Fairbanks Restart

In Episode 6, we talk about: The 2017 Iditarod's restart in Fairbanks, weather and trail conditions in the Interior, and race strategies.

Iditapod: Mushers check in at Manley Hot Springs

In Episode 7, we talk about: Early race trail conditions, new sled-building and packing strategies, and we hear interviews with Dallas Seavey and Lance Mackey.

Iditapod: Iditarod Mushers Reach Huslia

In Episode 10, we talk about: Mitch Seavey the first into Huslia, 24-hour rests and how mushers determine when to take them, and the Iditarod's educational aspects.

Iditapod: Mushers Head Back to the Yukon River

In Episode 11, we talk about: How few dogs have been dropped, the rookies are making a run for it,  and Huslia's mushing tradition.

Iditapod: Mitch Seavey leads the charge up the coast

In Episode 13, we talk about Mitch Seavey's rush up the coast, what's going on in the middle of the pack, a musher reflecting on his dog's death, and we address a bunch more listener questions.

Iditapod: Wade Marrs is the first musher into Ruby

In Episode 9, we talk about Wade Marrs leading the way to Ruby, run/rest strategies, two-way communications,and a story from Iditarod past.

Iditapod: The 2017 Iditarod

In Episode 4, we take a look at the 2017 Iditarod, including: The race route from Fairbanks to Nome, big rule changes, mushers to watch, the ceremonial start, and we answer a few questions from our listeners.

Iditapod: Mitch Seavey’s record-breaking run to Nome

In Episode 15, we talk about Mitch Seavey's record-breaking run, Aliy Zirkle vying for a top-10 finish, and taking a refreshing sauna in Unalakleet.