Interviews with mushers, volunteers, and more! Sharing a wide range of stories from The Iditarod’s past and present races.

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On this podcast we talk with Aliy Zirkle, 20 year Iditarod veteran and only woman to win the Yukon Quest. Listen as we dive into Aliy’s 2020 and 2021 race year, future plans, and new ventures in mushing education. Follow SP Kennel – Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore at, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.


Iditarod veteran Jessie Holmes talks with us about his big move to Brushkana, Alaska, building his new home base, and growing his sled dog team. Jessie is also on the National Geographic docu series Life Below Zero. Follow Jessie Holmes on Facebook and Instagram at Team Can’t Stop.


Veteran Iditarod mushers Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe talk with us about living life off the grid and plans for running the 2021 Iditarod together. Follow Paige and Cody at Squid Acres Kennel on Facebook and Instagram or visit


Kelly Villar, 2020 Teacher on the Trail, talks with us about trail storms, COVID-19 pandemic, and the this once in a lifetime opportunity to follow the Iditarod Trail. Follow the 2021 Teacher on the Trail or read past articles by Kelly Villar here.


Jim Deprez, 2021 Teacher on the Trail, talks about lesson plans, kids activities, and looking forward to getting on the Iditarod trail. If you want to reach out to the Teacher on the Trail, email Jim Deprez at Also, read and follow Teacher on the Trail here.


Jeff and KattiJo Deeter, husband and wife mushing duo, talk with Tales from the Trail about summer kennel plans, puppies, and how Jeff fared on the 2020 Iditarod trail. Follow Deeter team at


On this episode of Tales from the Trail Krystin Bogan, Iditarod digital communications manager, talks to veteran Iditarod musher Monica Zappa about summer season kennel plans, this year’s Iditarod trail conditions, and where she gets her brightly colored mushing gear. Fans can follow Monica Zappa on her YouTube channel at


On this episode of Tales from the Trail Krystin Bogan, Iditarod digital communications manager, talks to Fabio Berlusconi about his journey to the Iditarod, his time on the trail, and his long trip back home to Italy in the new world of COVID-19. Follow Fabio Berlusconi on Instagram at


Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach talks with Kaci Murringer, 2020 Iditarod Iditarod Red Lantern award recipient. The Red Lantern is awarded to the last musher to cross the finish line in Nome. Murringer is also part of the Elim 11, the final group of mushers to cross the finish line who ended up being stranded together in the checkpoint of Elim due to poor trail conditions. Learn more about Kaci Murringer on her Facebook athlete page at


In this first episode of Tales from the Trail, Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach interviews 2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner.