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Across America

English, Comedy, 1 season, 50 episodes, 20 hours, 41 minutes
Three years ago Robert Lamb walked from Blaine, Washington to Key West. Host Jack Austin interviews him about his journey.
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Episode 50 (The End)

Here it is! The final episode of Across America. So sit back and enjoy this extra-long episode where Robert tells Jack of his time in the Florida Keys. It was the final stretch and the last hundred miles were bittersweet, just like the ending of this podcast.Thanks for listening! Hope you enjoyed!
5/19/201950 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 49 (Free Candy)

Jack is back in this episode of Across America, and the guys talk about walking through Florida, stealth camping, free candy, and for some reason the new Avengers movie.
4/26/201926 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 48 (Mom)

Jack sits this episode out, but it's okay because Robert has another guest in store-- His mom. Robert and his mom talk about the walk's inception and how it impacted the family. They also discuss walking through central Florida and sleeping at home.
4/8/201929 minutes
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Episode 47 (Tampa)

Robert and Jack are back in the studio. This time they discuss Robert's trek through north Florida and into Tampa. Robert visits family and friends as he passes through.
3/12/201923 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 46 (Laundromat)

Robert talks about the rest of his trek through Georgia, which included cheap motels, cold nights, and a laundromat.
2/27/201925 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 45 (Walking on a Plane)

Robert is now in Georgia! He takes the scenic route through a national forest before crossing that border. He then meets up with an old high school friend, Brian. Brian takes him out to eat and to gather supplies. Then Robert does some homework before hitting the road again.
1/20/201921 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 44 (Snakes)

Jack and Robert are back in the studio! The holidays were hectic but now it's back to business. Robert recaps the last episode's events before getting into the new stuff. Robert sleeps at a park, gets harrassed by dogs, and makes his way towards Georgia!
1/8/201923 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 43 (Homework at McDonald's)

Robert and Jack discuss Alabama with this very food-centric episode. They talk fast food, BBQ, doing homework at McDonald's, and what constitutes a complimentary breakfast.
11/4/201823 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 42 (Scary McScarester)

Jack and Robert start off the podcast by talking about the technical issues they've recently had. But things are working now! So it's back to talking about the walk! On this episode, Robert shares an interesting story about meeting a Lhasa Apso on the side of the road who he named Ruffles. Robert and Ruffles became fast friends and traveled together for a WHOLE day.
10/26/201822 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 41 (Police Station)

Robert is getting closer and closer to Florida. On this episode of Across America, Robert discusses his short trek through Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He doesn't spend long in any of the states, but still gets to experience his fair share of southern charm... and storms.If you'd like to help us out, you can visit to donate.
9/9/201822 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 40 (The Mississippi)

Things are not easy for Robert on this episode. He tells of the struggles of crossing both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Both of which have bridges without shoulders, or really, any place to walk. How will Robert cross you ask? Well, listen to find out!!
8/24/201820 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 39 (Five Whole Miles)

Robert is on Highway 60 in Missouri heading towards the Mississippi River. Things don't go well when Robert's cart breaks (again...) and he's forced to buy a new one. Luckily Robert meets a nice guy who works at an RV Park who's willing to drive him around to help him out.Don't forget to rate and review!!
8/5/201829 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 38 (Salem)

Robert tells Jack all about his time in Salem, Missouri. No there's nothing about witches. Robert stresses that often. Instead, Robert talks about the nice motel owner who let him stay for a week in her motel free of charge.Also, stick around after the credits for a clip from Story, the audio drama based on Robert's walk across the country!!Don't forget to rate and review!!
7/8/201823 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 37 (Redo)

Jack's back and the duo dynamic is once again intact. Robert tells Jack about his week of hell that includes: storms, cops, broken wheels, and missing campsites. Robert also stops in Salem, but not THAT Salem.Don't forget to rate and review!!
7/1/201823 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 36 (Jackless)

Sadly, Jack had to sit this episode out but we wanted to make sure we released an episode this week. Luckily Robert was able to invite two friends (Jason and Josh) to chat with him about his walk. This is more a Q and A podcast rather than an episode that will further the story. But Jason asks some questions that he's been dying to have answered. Oh, and everyone is drinking so don't worry about the slurring and random noises. 
6/24/201826 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 35 (Golden Girls)

Robert and Jack discuss powdered Gatorade, broken tires, cheap motels, and Golden Girls. They also take some time out to practice creating their own sound effects in case the need ever arises.Don't forget to rate and review.
6/10/201820 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 34 (Monkey Mountains)

There weren't many times that Robert questioned the walk, but the day he climbed Monkey Mountains was one of those days. On the newest episode of Across America, Robert discusses one of the toughest days of walking.
6/4/201819 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 33 (Dangerous Dogs)

Robert talks about arriving in Missouri. A new state and all new adventures. Robert stays at an RV Park where he meets a generous couple who help fix his cart. He then heads south and meets a cop who saves him from some evil unleashed dogs.Don't forget to rate and review!! 
5/20/201829 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 32 (The Steamboat Trail)

After Lincoln, Robert continues his trek through the rest of Nebraska. At one point, he finds a nice hiking trail off the beaten path: The Steamboat Trail. Robert is able to follow this trail along the Missouri River for the entire day. And when he reaches the end... He's in a new state! Welcome to Missouri!!
5/6/201820 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 31 (Spirituality)

After Robert and Jack finish talking about movies and superheroes they get back to walk talk. Robert is still in Nebraska. He talks about the heat, what happens when he starts school, and his rest week in Lincoln.
5/1/201822 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 30 (We got a tent!)

Robert and Jack talk about social media, fans of the podcast, and random bags of food. There also is a small segment where Robert and Jack complain about railroad cops. 
4/8/201823 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 29 (Sleep Paralysis)

Robert talks more about Nebraska and discusses the worst night on the walk which included police, rain, and sleep paralysis. Robert also gets interviewed by a reporter and makes some Facebook friends.
4/4/201826 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 28 (Grasshoppers)

Robert discusses his time in Nebraska and how he handled the hardships of extreme heat and lack of resources. Nebraska was a different beast than Robert was used to with cornfields as far as the eye can see, which made camping difficult. Also, Robert had a tough time being swarmed and pelted by grasshoppers. 
3/27/201824 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 27 (Nebraska)

Say goodbye to Wyoming because Robert has finally made it to Nebraska! Robert and Jack welcome friend of the show Josh to the podcast. The three guys talk about Chimney Rock, cornfields, and tornadoes.If you would like to help donate, visit
3/18/201825 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 26 (Wallet Guy)

Robert is still on his way to Nebraska. He stops in the small towns of Guernsey and Lingle. When a storm hits, Robert takes refuge in a church and meets a nice pastor and a bunch of friendly bikers. Don't forget to rate and review!
3/11/201821 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 25 (Religious Movies)

Robert is staying with a pastor and his family. All is well but things get awkward when Robert is asked tough religious questions about movies. After his relaxing stay though, Robert jumps back on the highway and heads east towards Nebraska.Don't forget to rate and review!!
2/25/201824 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 24 (Miles of Nothing)

After leaving Shoshoni, Robert makes his way along a long stretch of nothing. A hundred miles to be exact. Luckily, along this stretch he meets a pastor who offers up his home. When Robert reaches Casper he takes the pastor up on his offer. Jack and Robert also discuss religion. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @7lambpodcasts
2/18/201821 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 23 (Tunnel Trouble)

Robert and Jack try to stay on topic this week, due to popular request. Robert is in Thermopolis enjoying hot springs and smoothies. He doesn't stay long though. Back on the road a couple days later and he ends up running into some tunnel trouble on his way south. Does Robert make it? Listen to find out!!
2/11/201820 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 22 (Antelope)

Robert is in Wyoming!! He discusses walking through small towns, meeting nice people, being interviewed for the Basin Republican, and seeing herds of antelope. Things are really moving along and Robert is now a third of the way across the country.Don't forget to rate and review!!
2/4/201826 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 21 (A New State)

Here it is, the last episode about Montana. Robert travels along highway 310 and makes his way towards the Wyoming border. On the way, he rips his cart, meanders around dead rattlesnakes, and sees a creepy house (although it probably wasn't actually creepy). He then hits Wyoming! Making his way into a new state all by his lonesome.
1/28/201824 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 20 (Seinfeld)

For some reason, Jack and Robert go off topic a bit as they discuss Jerry Seinfeld and Alabama football. But they eventually get back on track and Robert discusses getting his goody supply in Big Timber, watching TV at an RV park, and fun friday nights at a free campground.If you would like to help us out, you can donate at
1/21/201822 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 19 (Solid Tube)

The journey has changed now that Robert and Tony have split. Robert tells of the first day by himself. He continues to head along 90, passing through all the small towns on the way. Luckily for him a state trooper buys him a tent so that he doesn't have to sleep out in the open.If you enjoy this podcast don't forget to rate and review
1/17/201823 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 18 (The Split)

Tony and Robert had their differences and each saw the walk in a different way. While in Bozeman they decide to split up and each go their own way. With an approaching storm, Robert is on the search for a new tent. Luckily for him a nice couple drives up and offers some assistance.Don't forget to rate and review!
1/7/201826 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 17 (Back to Two)

Claude has come and gone and now Robert and Tony are again by their lonesomes. They continue their trek heading through Butte. Tony decides to get wheels, Robert is given a new cart, and the two meet some cool dudes at a bar.Follow 
12/24/201723 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 16 (Commune)

What is a commune you ask? Well let Robert tell you. On this episode of Across America, Robert discusses his time spent at a commune in Montana, a new member joins the walking journey, and the Jack and Robert debate the importance of owning a hatchet and .Don't forget to rate and review!!
12/17/201724 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 15 (Big Sky)

For the second episode in a row Jack and Robert welcome special guest Meagan to the podcast! Together they talk about the new state of Montana. Robert and Tony didn't spend much time in Idaho and already made it into another state.  Robert discusses free motel rooms, dead bees, and a new member to the walk!!  
12/10/201724 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 14 (Idaho)

Jack and Robert welcome a special guest to the podcast: Meagan Austin (Jack's very own wife and voice actor for the upcoming Atlas Avenue Beat). Together they all discuss Idaho traveling, highway walking, couch surfing, upselling in convenience stores, and road surprises. Don't forget to rate and review!
12/3/201725 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 13 (Venison)

For most of the walk Robert had been able to wheel his backpack, but sadly the wheels didn't last forever. Find out what happens when one of those wheels broke, forcing Robert to carry his pack. Luckily Robert was able to secure some more wheels for the trip, but not before forming a gigantic blister named Bob. Also, find out how China becomes the fifty-first state!If you enjoy this podcast don't forget to rate and review.
11/26/201722 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 12 (Methow Valley)

Robert and Tony continue their trek through the Methow Valley and visit the Grand Coulee Dam. They stock up on food, take another rest day, and watch a laser light show, all before jumping on Highway 2 and heading for Spokane.Don't forget to follow us
11/19/201725 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 11 (Clowns)

Jack and Robert take a time-out from talking about the walk and discuss scary situations that COULD happen. They get to the hard-hitting questions such as: What is scarier, people or animals? They discuss what it would be like to run into crazy people in the woods and what would be the best plan of action.If you enjoy this podcast, don't forget to rate and review!!
11/12/201724 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 10 (Agatha and Gaston)

Robert and Tony make it to the small town of Twisp where they meet a couple friends and party hard, leading to some strange interactions with a few of the locals.Don't forget to rate and review!
11/5/201721 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 9 (Cheating)

Heavy snowfall forces Robert and Tony to stop walking and take a break (is this cheating?). They are forced to hitch a ride; determined to head back up the mountain once the snow dies down. Luckily for them they meet a nice fellow who offers them a ride, some rhubarb pie, and finds them a place to stay.If you enjoy Across America and would like to help out, visit to donate
10/29/201723 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 8 (Snow Day)

Robert relives the North Cascade trek, describing the fantastic scenery, the thin air, and the snow day. Being caught in snow posed quite the conundrum and it took a certain person to put things in perspective.Follow us
10/22/201724 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 7 (Expired Food)

There are now two walking across the country. Robert explains what it was like to lose a friend walking (he didn't die, but left the walk). He then talks about his two day trek to the edge of the North Cascades. Thanks to a friendly convenient store owner, Robert and Tony were able to rest up before the arduous mountain climb that proceeded them.If you enjoy this podcast, you can help donate at't forget to rate and review!!
10/15/201729 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 6 (BC)

Things get dramatic on this episode of Across America. Three friends left to walk across America, but it's day five and someone has already dropped out... But who?Follow
10/8/201718 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 5 (Realism)

It's Day Three and the guys have met some friendly people. Robert discusses the joy of meeting new and interesting people, but also brings a bit of realism to the scene. Also, Jack and Robert discuss if optimism and pessimism can be a drawn from
10/1/201730 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 4 (Under the Bridge)

It's only Day Two of the walk, but things are getting interesting. Robert discusses a very scary night of camping out under a bridge.Follow @7lambpodcasts
9/24/201721 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 3 (The First Night)

Jack and Robert discuss the trials and importance of stealth camping. After a failed attempt to find a good place to set up a tent, Robert and company were forced to find their own spot hidden amongst the brush. Robert also discusses the border patrol and Washington weather.Follow @7lambpodcasts on Twitter and Instagram
9/17/201732 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 2 (Peace Arch)

On the second episode of Across America, host Jack Austin learns what the Peace Arch is, and Robert discusses what his family thought about his walk and how technology made everything better.Don't forget to rate and review!!Follow @7lambpodcasts
9/10/201729 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 1 (Why)

In this inagural episode of Across America, listen as host Jack Austin (Chair of Swords, Atlas Avenue Beat) interviews Robert M. Lamb (writer of Paralyzed and End of All Hope) about his trek across the country. That's right! On May 8th of 2013, Robert and a couple of friends set out to walk from Blaine, Washington to Key West... over 3,500 miles. Find out why he decided to do this and what went into preparing for such a long and arduous journey.Don't forget to rate and review!!Follow 
9/3/201725 minutes, 40 seconds