X-Rays and Lost Dog (episode 29)

This week, Lindsay goes to urgent care, is separated from and then reunited with Cynthiana the dog, and takes some much-needed R&R.

You can see the video of Lindsay falling down a ravine at https://www.facebook.com/monroelindsay/posts/10200274301642683 .

If you missed the episode where Lindsay and Logan talked about their decision to stop walking together, you can find it at http://www.lindsaywalks.com/lindsay-walks-podcast/2017/5/29/lindsay-and-logan-part-ways-bonus-episode-29a

Lindsay and Logan Part Ways (bonus episode 28a)

This is the lightly-edited audio from a Facebook Live event in which Lindsay and Logan discussed their parting of ways, and asked each other questions about their journeys and related matters. You can see the video, and hear the unedited audio, at https://www.facebook.com/loganmayberry69/videos/10154655898446794/ .

We also plan to record a regular episode, and hopefully it will be out in the next day or two.

The Curse of Arches National Park (episode 27)

In this short episode, Lindsay and Logan rent a car so they can quickly visit a bunch of national parks and monuments, Cynthiana the dog gets to spend some quality time at a gas station, and Lindsay falls into a ravine. (She got better.)

If you think that America's national monuments are as important as Lindsay does, then please consider taking action to protect them.  You can use this form to send a message to the Secretary of the Interior about it!


Lindsay is also looking for someone who might be willing to transport Cynthiana from Salt Lake City to Prague, Oklahoma.  If you might be able to help with that, please get in touch with Lindsay on facebook!  You can find her at https://www.facebook.com/monroelindsay .

Take It Easy (episode 26)

This week, Lindsay and Logan continue walking through Arizona, and they address an important question: What's the biggest threat on a cross-country walk: mountain lions, human beings, or rotisserie chicken?

We mention a couple of facebook videos in this episode. One's a little music video:


and the other is a video that Logan made before he met up with Lindsay, one evening when a wild animal was prowling outside his tent:


Even If You Win, You Lose (episode 22)

This week, Lindsay checks in from Amarillo, Texas, where she is preparing to forge on to Albuquerque, New Mexico, about 300 miles away. It might take a little while to walk there.

Since the last time we talked, she's gotten tips on stealth camping from another long-distance walker, experimented with Facebook Live, and visited a Cadillac graveyard. We talked about those and other adventures, and we also discovered that we have remarkably similar advice to give to people contemplating entering a food-eating contest or engaging of street harassment of women: Don't.

Not mentioned on the podcast: Lindsay's hometown newspaper, the Landmark, recently ran a story about her, which you can read at http://www.thelandmark.com/articles/one-foot-in-front-of-the-other/ .

Entering Texas (episode 21)

This was recorded the morning after Lindsay crossed the Texas border! She broadcast the crossing via Facebook Live -- you can see the resulting video at https://www.facebook.com/monroelindsay/videos/10200145935833618/ .

She also met and walked with another cross-country hiker -- Donald Akins, an ex-Marine who is carrying a large cross to the west coast.  In this episode, she talks about that, the further adventures of Cynthiana the dog, and the unexpected link between hikers and truckers, among other things.  She also addresses a frequently asked question: How many pairs of shoes has she gone through?

Football, Bad Cell Phone Service, and a Twisted Ankle (episode 13)

This week, Lindsay crosses into Arkansas, sprains her ankle (she's OK now), experiences watching the Super Bowl in a dry county, and resolves to swear less.

If you've encountered Lindsay on her travels, and are interested in recording a short call with Jake about it, then let us know! You can reach Lindsay via facebook or Jake by writing to podcast at jacobhaller dot com.

Religion, Juke Joints, and Dumplings (episode 12)

This episode begins with a strong denunciation of Donald Trump, and Lindsay then moves on to describe her adventures for the week, which include a religious discussion in a Mississippi fire house, an inspirational talk from a 97-year-old juke joint proprietor, some great food, a walk from Mississippi to Graceland, and a blessing from Pastor Al Green in his church in Memphis. She also clarifies an important point about Glen, Mississippi.

There’s a documentary named ‘Gip’ that is about the 97-year-old juke joint proprietor mentioned above (his name is Gip Gipson0. Lindsay heartily recommends it, and more information can be found at http://www.gipthemovie.com/ .

Muscle Shoals (episode 11)

This week, Lindsay experiences some more cart-related frustrations, tries frogs legs (👎) and hush puppies (👍) for the first time, does some sightseeing around Muscle Shoals (we recommend the excellent documentary of the same name, about the legendary music studios in the area; it's currently available for streaming on Netflix, among other places), is teased for not smelling bad enough, and becomes 'Facebook official' with Tim. We also talk about dealing with political conversations on Facebook.

This episode features the song 'Gypsy' from the album 'Something from Nothing' by the band West Means Home -- check them out at https://westmeanshome.bandcamp.com/ !

If you've encountered Lindsay on her journey, and would like to record a phone conversation with Jake about the experience, for release on the podcast, then get in touch with either of them via facebook, twitter, or email!