The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” And while not all of Nietzsche’s thoughts were great, we take comfort in the fact that The Wild Podcast was conceived on a walk. It was on a four-day hike on the Wangapeka Track in New Zealand’s Kahurangi National Park that Andy McDonald and Jonathan Carson hatched the idea to start a podcast about the outdoors. And the rest, as they say, is history…


The Wild Podcast explores the stories of our great outdoors - from grand adventures, to science and conservation, to elite sportspeople, weekend warriors, and creatives who draw inspiration from nature. It’s about having meaningful, inspiring conversations that encourage more people to connect with the outdoors and celebrate (and care for) this beautiful planet that we call home.