Merchants of Dirt Podcast released Episode #1 on On October 13th, 2016.

It all started after I built into a strong blog about off-road race direction and event management.

I was looking for another way to share my race building tips without having to always point people to my articles.

That’s when I discovered podcast production and that I could create content that people could listen to while out on the trail.

Merchants of Dirt has now grown into 30+ episodes, expanding all my articles into something far more impactful.

It even led to my spin-off podcast Get Lost Racing and the development of my first race building tools: The Go-Loop Process and the Race Promotion Roadmap.

In just one year I have learned how to use this podcasting medium to make a difference that has directly helped race directors build better races.

Which is a very cool feeling!

So, in honor of my 1st podcast anniversary, I want to thank everyone that has subscribed to this podcast, shared this podcast with a friend, given me feedback, and kept me motivated to continue this show.

I look forward to continuing the Merchants of Dirt Podcast for another 30 episodes.

And if you’ve never listened to my show, now is your chance!

Get over to and catch up on 36 episodes of off-road race direction goodness.

Until then, go start better races!

Posted by Kyle Bondo

Kyle Bondo is a thinker, podcaster, author, and creative strategy dragon seeking to make a small dent in the universe. He is the founder of Reckoneer, host of the Merchants of Dirt Podcast and Get Lost Racing Podcast podcasts, and an avid adventure racer. As a successful race promoter with over 20+ years in the endurance racing industry, Kyle has helped many race directors and race promoters start and improve their own races so that they too can share their passion for endurance sports with others.