269-1,000,000 podcast downloads

Show notes

It’s Saturday the 30 September 2023 and earlier today the Australian Hiker Podcast reached a major milestone passing the 1,000,000 download mark. Who would have thought when we launched Australian Hiker in November 2016 that we would get to this point?

In this podcast episode we look back over the past crazy seven years and talk about where we’re heading into the future.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:30)
    • Just the facts (time index 0:02:49)
      • This is episode 269
        • In total 270 episodes?
        • Shortest episode is – Episode 000 5 minutes
        • Longest episode – Episode 80-Week 5 Bibbulmun Track 2018 2 hours 9 minutes
      • Top 10 episodes (time index 0:03:22)
        1. Episode 76 Bibbulmun Track Week 1
        2. Episode 108 Tangles and Tails Interview with Lucy Barnard
        3. Episode 72 Getting Fit for Hiking
        4. Episode 77 Bibbulmun Track Week 2
        5. Episode 78 Bibbulmun Track Week 3
        6. Episode 127 Dehydrated Food on Trail
        7. Episode 106 How Much Does it Cost to Hike?
        8. Episode 80 Bibbulmun Track Week 5
        9. Episode 64 Australia’s Long Distance Trails
        10. Episode 207 Three Capes Expectations versus Reality
          • Six out of our top 10 episodes are trail related
            • The Bibbulmun Track series is our most popular trail series
      • Top 10 countries (time index 0:05:33)
        1. Australia
        2. USA
        3. UK
        4. New Zealand
        5. Canada
        6. Germany
        7. India
        8. Ireland
        9. France
        10. Taiwan
        • Understandably English speaking countries make up 6 out of the top 10 download countries
          • The top five countries account for 95% of the downloads
    • What makes us different (time index 0:06:57)
      • On long trails Tim records, edits and releases trail episodes as he goes providing there is internet access
      • Our on-trail recordings provide an overview of how we are going in real time
      • We produce some very unique interviews from around the world
    • What our listeners think (time index 0:11:54)
      • Some of the more recent podcast comments
    • Choosing topics and logistics behind the episodes (time index 0:15:17)
    • Where to for the podcast (time index 0:21:24)
      • Over the next few years the focus of the podcast will progressively shift more towards trail reviews and an interview format

Last words (time index 0:22:30)

  • Thankyou!

Close (time index 0:24.30)

Top 10 Episodes

The following are our top 10 episodes as at  September 2023 which is when we reached the 1,000,000 download mark:

  1. Australia
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. New Zealand
  5. Canada
  6. Germany
  7. India
  8. Ireland
  9. France
  10. Taiwan

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