Episode 13: EarthCaches

Mima Mounds is one of the subjects Cathy Hornback touches on in this episode of Inside Geocaching HQ.

In this episode, we catch up with Cathy Hornback, Geocaching HQ’s resident expert on EarthCaching. She has some great tips for creating a solid EarthCache, and also shares some history about how this cache type was first created.

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A full transcript is available here.

Episode 12: Sean Boots

Our first episode of 2018 features Sean Boots, one of Geocaching HQ’s longest tenured employees. If you use the Geocaching website, then you’ve definitely seen Sean’s work, whether you realize it or not!

Bonus: in a past life, Sean was lead singer for a band that enjoyed some success in the 90s. Watch him here.

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A full transcript is available here.

Episode 11: The Magic of trackable promotions

The recent Magic: The Gathering trackable promotion has generated lots of excitement in the geocaching world. In this episode, we hear from Geocaching HQ’s Katie and Ellis, who helped produce that promotion. We’ll also get the lowdown on some historical promotions from HQ co-founder Bryan Roth.

Do you have fun stories to share about adventures with trackables? Email us at promotions@geocaching.com and tell us about them!

(UPDATE: We have a winner for the trackable that was mentioned during the show!)

You can listen to the episode via this page, or on iTunes or Google Play. If you use an aggregator to subscribe to podcasts, you can access the RSS feed here.

A full transcript is available here.

Episode 10: Shop Geocaching

If you have ever ordered something cool from Shop Geocaching, there’s a good chance Mark Anderson (username: markstafari) played a part in getting your stuff to you. He’s one of the staffers at the Geocaching HQ warehouse, from where they ship geocaching merchandise all over the world.

In this episode, Mark gives us a glimpse into life at Shop Geocaching. Mark helped start the line of “Build Your Own” products, where you can use building bricks to create a geocache container. He also talks about a neat cache hide he has in mind for his neighborhood, involving a fake spider!

You can listen to the episode via this page, or on iTunes or Google Play. If you use an aggregator to subscribe to podcasts, you can access the RSS feed here.

A full transcript is available here.

p.s. Besides the official Shop Geocaching website, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Episode 9: GIFF

We’re talking GIFF! (That’s Geocaching International Film Festival, if you’re not in the know.)  Erin Thompson is Geocaching HQ’s GIFF guru. She’s got the lowdown on how GIFF works and what to expect when you attend a GIFF event.

You can listen to the episode via this page, or on iTunes or Google Play. If you use an aggregator to subscribe to podcasts, you can access the RSS feed here.

A full transcript is available here.