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About the Merchants of Dirt Podcast

The Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, is a podcast dedicated to helping you become a successful off-road race promoter. Each episode provides you with Kyle’s exclusive, behind-the-scenes perspective that only his 20+ years of producing endurance, trail, water, orienteering, mountain bike, and adventure races can provide. The result is a show that can help you start a new race, or improve on what you’ve already started.

Merchants of Dirt Podcast is part of Reckoneer Media, and joins the Get Lost Racing Podcast in supporting Kyle’s mission to teach race promoters how to start, direct, grow successful races.

About the Host – Kyle M. Bondo

As a successful race promoter with over 20+ year in the endurance racing industry, I help others start and improve their own races so that they can share their passion for endurance sports with others.

I create training resources like Reckoneer Go-Loop and Race Promotion Roadmap, and still produce my own events like Wolf Bouncer All Mountain, Wednesdays at Wakefield MTB Series, and Washington DC Mountain Bike Meetup.

I am a keynote speaker on sports management and sports technology, write about technology at Trenchbucket, and teach others how to become podcasters through my Gagglepod training series.

Your Co-Host – Mr. Murphy

As a professional fictional lawyer, saboteur, and co-host, Mr. Murphy (of the law firm Murphy, Murphy, and Murphy) is a frequent visitor to the podcast since the first episode.

Best known for Murphy’s Law — A Definitive Guide to Wrecking Everything, Mr. Murphy is a big believer in whatever can go wrong, will go wrong, with a particular enjoyment of having it happen at the worst possible time, and in the worst possible sequence.

As a co-host of the Merchants of Dirt Podcast, Mr. Murphy serves as a constant reminder to always Murphy-proof your planning by trying to think like Mr. Murphy and beat him at his own game.

When not wrecking races, websites, or plans, Mr. Murphy enjoys collecting vintage hand-grenades, trail running and spending time with Bad Luck, his good hunting dog.