In this season finale of the Away Message podcast, we check back in with our hikers to see what changed (and what didn't) after their hike across North Carolina came to a close.
Isolated Together on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
In the third episode of Away Message's fourth season, we meet a couple that's finding out what it's like to be alone in nature without ever being apart from your spouse.
Social Distancing, 32 Miles off the North Carolina Coast
A man from Charlotte bought an old Coast Guard light station named Frying Pan Tower. Recently, he’s been exploring what it means to be truly isolated.
Staying Calm at 1,860 Feet Up
What does it take to be calm when your brain tells you to be afraid? A tower climber explains.
Away Message’s Season 3 Finale: What Ever Happened to the Officer Who Ended NC’s Biggest Manhunt?
In this season finale, we track him down to find out what happened to the soft-spoken North Carolinian who brought in a notorious fugitive.
A Bonus Episode of Away Message: Moving to Mayberry
What do outsiders see when they look at North Carolina? Host Jeremy Markovich turns to The Andy Griffith Show for answers, and talks to former actress Betty Lynn who worked on the series, then moved to the real-life town that the fictional Mayberry was based on.
Away Message’s Season 3, Episode 6: First There Were Ghosts. Then Bigfoot Came. Now, There’s A Museum.
We visit Littleton, North Carolina to search for a hard-to-find creature, and find out what it really means to believe.
Away Message’s Season 3, Episode 5: The Concert on Powder Horn Mountain
Curtis Johnson fell in love with music while growing up in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. But when he gave up his job as a disc jockey to support his family, he held on to his dream. Now, he puts on small house-style concerts in an out-of-the-way place, and the shows keep everyone coming back for more.
From North Carolina to the International Space Station
Christina Koch grew up in Jacksonville and went to school in the Triangle. She tells Our State how she made it to her current home, 254 miles above Earth.