Our Favourite Podcast for the Curious Climbers

April 13, 2021

The ideas, conversations and experiences to carry you through the work day.

Podcasts are an incredible tool – especially for climbers! By eavesdropping in on conversations with professional athletes, coaches and researchers, we can begin to learn more about performance and what drives these individuals. A study by UC Berkeley in 2016, found that listening to a variety of podcasts – from research-based to narrative – can stimulate and boost multiple parts of our brains. So podcasts seem to do more than just make the day go faster. We’ve listened, and answered with our favourite podcast for climbers. Enjoy!

Close To Home (Australian Podcasts)

The Australian-based podcasts that shed light on the athletes, story-tellers and adventurers who form the collective story of our climbing community.

Hosted by Nicole Rowles

Run-down: “The tales of our scariest bails and worst-case scenarios… or perhaps they are our biggest lessons.”

Average Listen Time: ~1 Hour

Hosted by Jackson Allan

Run-down: “A podcast featuring Australian Climbers and their stories.”

Average Listen Time: 1 to 1.5 Hours

Hosted by Amanda Watts and Tom O’Halloran

Run-down: “Chatting to old school legends, modern day heroes and everyone else who make up our awesome community.”

Average Listen Time: 1.5 to 2+ Hours


Sweaty palms, elevated heart-rate and a healthy dose of adrenalin are mandatory when listening to any episode of these podcasts. Strap in for an adventure!

Hosted by Ashley Saupe

Run-Down: “Real People Sharing Real Stories. Play Hard and Be Smart.”

Average Listen Time: 40 to 60 minutes

Hosted by Fitz Cahall and the Duct Tape Then Beer team.

Run-down: “This is what adventure sounds like. Climb. Ski. Hike. Bike. Paddle. Run. Travel. Whatever your passion, we are all dirtbags.” 

Average Listen Time: 20 – 60 minutes.

Hosted by Ben Schenck

Run-Down: “Host Ben Schenck interviews extreme athletes about thought-provoking topics that we can all relate to: decision-making, human behavior, risk-taking, and more.” 

Average Listen Time: 40 to 60 Minutes

Training & Performance

The world of high-level training and performance is constantly moving. Listen in on the conversations happening right now, as professional athletes divulge their training habits and experts demystify the finer-details of performance. 

Hosted by Neely Quinn

Run-Down: “Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing.”

Average Listen Time: 1 to 1.5 Hours


Hosted by Lattice Training

Run-Down: “This podcast features discussions and interviews with many of the planet’s best climbers and coaches.”

Average Listen Time: 15 to 60+ minutes

Hosted by Eric Hörst

Run-Down: “Learn the best methods to improve strength, power, endurance, as well as mental and technical skills.”

Average Listen Time: 40 to 60 Minutes

Conversation & Community

Across the globe people climb rocks! It’s this shared interest that builds tight knit communities, with diverse stories and collective experience. So pour a cuppa, and tune into the conversations of love, adversity and commitment from the vertical world.

Hosted by Kathy Karlo

Run-Down: “This is not a climbing podcast. Well, sorta. This is a podcast about choosing vulnerability and talking about our pain—and how we are all really just shining examples of this messy human existence.”

Average Listen Time: 40 to 60 minutes


Hosted by Steven Dimmet

Run-Down: “Welcome to a podcast about performance climbing, self-improvement, and being a human being.”

Average Listen Time: 1 to 2 hours (often in two parts)


Hosted by Kyle Knapp

Run-Down: “A podcast about Bouldering, Climbing, Moonboarding… pretty much just climbing and our love for it!”

Average Listen Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

We think this tick-list of podcasts should keep the mind occupied for now, but perhaps we missed your favourite Podcast! Reach out through our socials (@alpineindoorclimbing) and tell us your favourite listen today!

Written by Alpine IC

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