With winter in full blow, and too much on my plate to even think about leisure, I haven’t found myself putting much thought towards hiking this spring. That is until I discovered the collection of podcasts at Practical Backpacking. Now I find myself riveted to my iPod, while chained to my desk all day. The collection is 45 episodes deep, and consists of insightful interviews with gear manufacturers, authors, globetrotting adventurers, advice givers, and expert opinion havers. And just plain hikers phoning in from the trail. It will put you in the mood.