Episodes

Episode #36 - Andrew "Reptar" Forestell "What's it like to go beach backpacking?"

Nov. 28, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Andrew Forestell "Reptar", for a repeat spot on the show. They talk about what it feels like to fell like you MUST finish what you start, finding your way past excuses to live an adventur…

Episode #35 - Patrick "Dosu Kinuta" French - "Why do you answer the SAME hiking questions over and over again?"

Nov. 21, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Patrick "Dosu Kinuta" French, a hiker with over 20,000 miles under his boots. They talk about the variety of trails to be found here in the United States and abroad, how he came to "walk …

Episode #34 Jamila "Turtle" Minnifield - "How can wilderness heal this disconnection?"

Nov. 14, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with repeat guest, Jamila "Turtle" Minnifield. Turtle is a Wilderness Therapist. They discuss the way that kids numb with screen time, how we can help them reconnect to others face-to-face and…

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Episode #33 - Garrett "Jive Turkey" Tandy "What is it like to re-enter the Matrix?"

Nov. 7, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Garrett "Jive Turkey" Tandy for a check in after his most recent thru hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. They talk about the different experiences of forest and desert hiking, the challenge…

Guest: Jive Turkey

Steve "Mighty Blue" Adams -"Why would you hike the entire AT, twice?!"

Oct. 31, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Steve "Mighty Blue" Adams, the host of "Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail - The Ultimate Mid-Life Crises". They discuss the amazing trail community, what it's like to settle in and fee…

Episode #31 - Anniversary Bonus "1 Trip around the sun!"

Oct. 24, 2022

Happy Anniversary! In this special bonus episode Courtney talks with three fantastic guests in some "after party" conversations: 1. Grant "Detour" Breidenbach talks about keeping the wilderness wild and they swap stories abo…

Episode #30 Andrew Verlezza - "What's it like to countdown to a thru hike?"

Oct. 17, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Andrew Verlezza, a former chef and future Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. They discuss what it's like to try keto and intermittent fasting on the trail, recovering from injury while preppin…

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Episode #29 - "What is a Frankenstein Hiking Show?"

Oct. 10, 2022

In this episode, Courtney has stitched together three bonus reels never heard on her show. She riffs in an "after party" conversation with Gary "Green Giant" Sizer, Anna "Mudbutt" Huthmaker and Christine "Lady Unicorn" Reed.…

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Episode #28 - Travis (Sir Plansalot) Miller - “How does hiking prepare you for a hurricane?”

Oct. 3, 2022

In this special episode, Courtney talks with her husband, Travis “Sir Plansalot” Miller. Just days after Hurricane Ian left a swathe of destruction through their neighborhood, they sit down to talk about what it’s like to ev…

Episode #27 Dr. Natalie Bonthius - "How can I be prepared so I won't need first aid?"

Sept. 26, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Dr. Natalie Bonthius, wilderness first aid specialist and founder of Survival Med. They talk about what intrigued Dr. Bonthius about this field, how medicine in the wild can be so differe…

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Episode #26 The Suttons - "How can you adventure as a family?"

Sept. 19, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Josh and Cassie Sutton about their recent trip with their 6 year old son, Harvey and about their 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Listen in as Cassie and Josh explain why they mad…

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Episode #25 Dutch and Skunkape - "Why should you try hammock camping?"

Sept. 12, 2022

**Notes with guest**   **My Commentary** Closing Question: I am striving to be more present and "real", hence Unfiltered. What ways are you trying to be more Unfiltered in your life now? **Show Notes** In this episode, Cour…

Episode #24 Lucky Charm - “Can a change of scenery really change you?”

Sept. 5, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Sierra "Lucky Charm" Peters-Buckland as she attempts her thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. They discuss how her adventurous spirit was awakened, what it's like traveling in the Sierra…

Episode #23 - Chelsea McCurdy - "What does it mean to move joyfully?"

Aug. 29, 2022

In this episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Chelsea McCurdy. They talk about what it is like to notice yourself slipping into a depressed state and how hiking can be whatever we need it to be. They answer the question: "W…

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Episode #22 - Joseph "Whiskey Joe" Ryan - "Is it hard to thru hike with your best friend?"

Aug. 22, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Joseph "Whiskey Joe" Ryan. Joseph completed his Appalachian Trail thru hike in 2021 with his best friend, Travis/Roosta. They talk about what life is like before and after a thru hike, Jo…

Episode #21 - Jamila Minnifield (Turtle) - "What is Wilderness Therapy?"

Aug. 15, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Jamila Minnifield, aka Turtle. Jamila is a wilderness therapist and describes her experiences with her own "group of unicorns," how natural consequences can help kids back in the "real wo…

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Episode #20 - Keith Foskett (Fozzie) - "How can we rebel against the status quo?"

Aug. 8, 2022

In this episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Keith "Fozzie" Foskett, author and worldwide hiker. They discuss long trails all over the world and particularly in the UK, living a wanderlust lifestyle, and they ask the quest…

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Lightning Round #3 - Brian Livingston (Mr Frodo)

Aug. 1, 2022

In this Bonus Episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Brian "Mr. Frodo" Livingston in a fun game of lightning-round questions! Brian Livingston was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He went to Clemson University and earned a de…

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Episode # 19 Brian Livingston - What are the long-term effects of a thru hike?

July 25, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Brian Livingston aka Mr. Frodo. They dive in to how a gap year of thru-hiking influenced his first novel, how to incorporate nature in parenthood, and why animals are so fascinating. They…

Episode #18 - Emily (In Tune) Janecek - "Is it safe for a woman to hike alone?"

July 18, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks with Emily (In Tune) Janecek about her current attempted thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. They talk about hiking partners, hike timing, and Emily answers the question: Is it safe for a woma…

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Lightning Round #2 - Garret "Jive Turkey" Tandy

July 11, 2022

In this Bonus Episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Garret "Jive Turkey" Tandy in a fun game of lightning-round questions! Garrett Tandy, Jive Turkey, is an accomplished hiker. After completing his 2021 thru-hike of the AT …

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Episode #17 - Grant "Detour" Breidenbach - "What about bears?"

July 4, 2022

In this episode, Courtney talks to Grant "Detour" Breidenbach, of Bear Vault, about the challenges of bear safety. Should you hang your food? Should you carry a bear canister? How far away should it be from your camp? What t…

Lightning Round #1 - Christine "Lady Unicorn" Reed

June 27, 2022

In this Bonus Episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Christine "Lady Unicorn" Reed in a fun game of lightning-round questions! Christine Reed is a long-distance backpacker and author of the memoir, Alone in Wonderland. She s…

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Episode #16 - Christine Reed (Lady Unicorn) - "You want to be alone, on purpose?!"

June 20, 2022

In this episode, Courtney gets unfiltered with Christine "Lady Unicorn" Reed. They talk about what it feels like to get bitten hard by the hiking bug, redefining independence, and intentionally taking on major challenges to …