Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast.
A Weekly Behind the Scenes Look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world
Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind the scenes look at the race.
Weekly segments of the program include: “Who Inspires You?” and “Musher Mount Rushmore.”
Join the the students for their podcasts each week.
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Episode 14: Jason Campeau: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Are you a hard worker? Enjoy this episode of Husky Talk as we interview Jason Campeau and listen to his philosophy of hard work. Jason was the first Canadian to complete the Yukon Quest and Iditarod in the same year.
Episode 13: Matthew Failor: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Sit back and listen to Matthew Failor talk Iditarod with us. He shares how Boy Scouts has impacted his life, why he brushes his teeth before Iditarod, eating pizza on the trail, and much more.
Special Episode: The Rookie Meeting with Diane Johnson: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Welcome to a special episode of Husky Talk. This episode we talk with the director of the education program for the Iditarod, Diane Johnson. Listen as she talks about the Iditarod Rookie Meeting.
Episode 12: Jon Van Zyle: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Relax and listen to Jon Van Zyle talk about how the Iditarod has changed over the years. He also talks with us about his work as the official artist of the Iditarod.
Episode 11: Karen Ramstead: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
This week we talk with Karen Ramstead, Iditarod veteran and race judge. Listen as she talks with us about what an Iditarod race judge does on the trail and some stories from when she ran the Iditarod.
Episode 10: Al and Tanjala Eischens: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
This week we have a conversation with long time musher and Iditarod veteran, Al Eischens and his wife, Tanjala. Listen as they talk with us about how they work together in preparing each year for the Iditarod.
Episode 9: Larry Dougherty: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us as we talk with avid mountain climber and Iditarod finisher Larry Daugherty. Listen as he talks about his attempt to climb the Seven Summits and his experience out on the Iditarod trail.
Episode 8: Greg Heister: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us as we speak with the executive producer of the Iditarod Insider, and the “voice” of the Iditarod documentaries, Greg Heister.
Episode 7: Becca Moore: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us as we talk with Becca Moore. Listen as she shares how the Iditarod affects her family.
Episode 6: Meredith Mapes: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us as we talk with Iditarod rookie, Meredith Mapes. Listen as she tells us about racing the Jr. Iditarod and the qualifications to run the Iditarod.
Episode 5: Maureen Chrysler: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Sit down with us as we talk with Maureen Chrysler. Maureen is a long time volunteer with the Iditarod. Listen as she talks with us about drug testing the dogs for the Iditarod “P” Team.
Episode 4: Charley Bejna: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us as we talk to Charley Bejna live in our studio. Charley speaks about who inspired him to run dogs. He also speaks firsthand about the challenges of having Type I diabetes and being a musher.
Episode 3: Martin Buser: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Join us in episode #3 as we talk with Martin Buser about how positivity plays a role in his dog training, his memories of running the Iditarod with his son, and becoming a United States citizen under the “Burled Arch” in Nome.
Episode 2 of Husky Talk features an Iditarod veteran who has finished The Great Race 17 times and has finished in the top 5, five times; Aliy Zirkle. Listen as Aliy shares with us how she trains her dogs, her funniest Iditarod memory, and her goal of winning the Iditarod with a happy, healthy dog team.
Pilot Episode: Danny Seavey: Listen to the podcast by clicking here.
Danny is a 3rd generation musher who first rode on a dog sled when he was 6 months old. As a child, he started learning about Iditarod and eventually entered races. Danny is an Iditarod Veteran, the son of Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey, the brother of Champion Dallas Seavey, and the grandson of an Iditarod racer, Dan Seavey. Mushing plays an important role in Danny’s family life.