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 started Reckoneer with the simple mission of helping those who want to become race directors and learn the mechanics of outdoor recreation engineering. Kyle demystifies outdoor racing with over 20 years of endurance and outdoor industry business knowledge. Combined with his top-rated podcast Merchants of Dirt, dozens of articles, lessons, and infographics, Kyle has made Reckoneer the premier educator in outdoor event management. Build better races today!