Matthew Podolsky

I'm a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and former wildlife biologist. I co-directed the 2019 documentary "Sea of Shadows", which won the audience award at Sundance. Additional films that I've produced and directed include, "Bluebird Man", "Souls of the Vermilion Sea", and "Scavenger Hunt", all of which are about wildlife conservation issues. I serve as a co-host and producer of the "Earth to Humans" podcast, one of the longest running podcast series focused on environmental issues. I've been dreaming about a thru-hike of the AT since hiking a section of the trail when I was 19 - almost 20 years ago.

Posts

Thru-Hiking in Response to Ecological Calamity

Thru-Hiking in Response to Ecological Calamity

Back in 2017 I had the rare opportunity to bear witness to the process of extinction. I was part of a documentary film crew tasked with gathering

Jan 6, 2022 : Matthew Podolsky
Dreams of the Appalachian Trail – Planning My 2022 Thru-Hike

Dreams of the Appalachian Trail – Planning My 2022 Thru-Hike

I feel so incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to attempt a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with my mom in 2022. I’ve been dreaming about

Dec 2, 2021 : Matthew Podolsky