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Surprise find!

I am loving your podcast after stumbling upon it and enthusiastically give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I enjoy the adventures (or misadventures) you share. But what I really like are your voices and your easy banter. Some podcast voices are so hard to hear I don’t listen more than a few minutes. Not so with you. Pleasant, funny, interesting and makes me want to visit every national park!

Podcast is a great companion to the books.

Matt and Karen, my husband and I love your books. We read them on our road trips. We are just finishing Season 2. We listened to all three of your podcast episodes on our way to Vegas today. We enjoyed hearing you tell your stories. It definitely brought them to life for us. Please keep them coming!

Great Storytelling!

I have been a Dear Bob & Sue fan from the first book! My husband and I love Matt & Karen’s sense of adventure and sense of humor! We have always loved the National Parks but had gotten away from road tripping since our kids grew up! The books and now this fun podcast have inspired us to hit the road! Thanks to Matt and Karen for entertaining us these past few weeks! Keep the episodes coming!

Podcast 3,

Great podcast. Love the details and your lighthearted banter. Keep them coming. Nice addition to your fabulous books. And please keep writing

Touch the Pelts!!

These two are hilarious - I read the first Bob and Sue book and follow in IG and really enjoyed their storytelling, wit and relationship. Lines that made me laugh: the people will Want to touch the pelts; Karen’s “diaper rash”; Strangers basements offering (I side with Matt on avoiding all offers though I have a dirty crawlspace if you are in Madison😂 Karen has a voice for radio and both are easy to listen to while you leant about NP’s and their experiences.

Great Podcast

Love the books and the podcast is a joy to hear. So professionally done, and you both have great voices. Thank you so much.

Love this podcast

My husband and I love the books and now the podcast. I am now looking forward to each one. So glad you are doing this.

Thank you

I love your books and now your podcast! As always you all inspire me to do more. I can’t wait to go out and get into nature.

Exactly what you hope it will be

Half of the genius behind Matt & Karen’s books is that they are so clearly REAL - so to have that chemistry, fun, and joking in a ‘live’ format is even better! The first two episodes have had me giggling at my desk and longing for summer so I can get out and have some adventures of my own. Can’t wait to hear what else they have in store!

Well, THAT was fun!

This is a great podcast! I love these two. Best thing about this podcast is that it’s legit. This is what it’s like to have a conversation with these two. (Just trust me) It brings voices to their books, so reading or re-reading them now will be especially enjoyable. In the car. During your workout. Instead of screen time. This podcast’s a winner.

Dear Bob and Sue podcast

My friend Amy and I tripped across this book series and have been audio-booking each of them and sharing our favorite parts. Desiring to get to the parks, their explanations of each one - regaled with their humorous learning and real-world encounters - make me feel like I could not only do that but be with them on their adventures as a traveling companion. I adore their writing format as emails to friends Bob and Sue and have shared with so many others their stories as a means to explore while stuck in offices, desks and house chorelands! I cannot wait to reread, re-listen and delight in hearing them tell firsthand of their adventures and learnings of the national and state parks, along with river journeys. Such joy and adventure ~ it’s been a welcome podcast to my collection and I cannot wait for all the other episodes and series to come. Onward!

Dear Bob and Sue

I really enjoyed this podcast! I am an outdoor enthusiast and love hearing of others travel stories and gaining ideas on where to go and the why and how of it all ♥️ thanks Karen and Matt for sharing!

Very enjoyable Podcast!

I’ve read all the books and laughed out loud through all of them. This Podcast is just as entertaining! My husband and I listen to it together. Matt & Karen reminds me of Me & my husband sometimes (minus the adventurous part) and live vicariously through their adventures. Look forward to each new one!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Love the Books and now I get to hear more stories- thank you Matt and Karen!

I always look forward to the next release of Matt and Karen’s books. They have a gift bringing the parks alive and they are a hilarious couple. I am looking forward to hearing their words of wisdom gained from their travel experiences through these podcasts. With each book, they have challenged themselves and they share it all. If you have not read their books, please do. I have kept my husband up at night laughing out loud.

A great next step!!

I love the books and have looked forward to the podcast. Can’t wait for more!


Just like their books the podcast was entertaining, funny and enjoyable. I loved all four of their books and look forward to more of their podcast!

Real people, real insight, real entertainment

•DEAR BOB AND SUE PODCAST• We discovered @mattandkarensmith and their book series #dearbobandsue some time ago. I was reading their first book on my Kindle as we traveled to a camping trip. I kept laughing, so @davestreetiscool asked me what I was reading. I started over and read it out loud to him and began a new tradition. We learned about the passport and stamps you could collect at the different national parks and with the purchase of our passport obtained a map that we used to track the adventures as we read about them. We began following them on social media and now they have a brand new podcast where you get to hear them tell their stories. The first one includes the home renovations they’ve done to make their own “visitor center” and the retelling of their mid-air collision, which according to them is one of the few mishaps that was not something they caused. They admit they undertook the park visiting challenge ill-equipped and share with humor their misadventures along with anecdotals of discovery and awe of some amazing visit-worthy landmarks. I’d strongly encourage you to check out the podcast, their website, their social media and definitely their books. They inspire you that as long as there is breath in your lungs, there is time for another adventure. Enjoy!! 5🌟 #getoutside #explore #adventures #breathinlungsthenadventure


Enjoyed the podcast! Would love to stop in to your visitor center one day!!

Dear Bob and Sue

After reading all their books, I was just as entertained by listening to their podcast. Very professional in quality, and the humor and irreverence shine through! Totally enjoyable!

A winner

As a fan of our national parks I bought and read the first book quickly. I have listened to the first podcast and can't wait for the next one. Matt and Sue are wonderful storytellers. I highly recommend this podcast.

Fun listening to the stories

Listening to you put a big smile on my face first thing in the morning! After reading all of your books, I knew the podcast would be great. LOVED IT😍. Looking forward to many more.

Authentically entertaining

These two are the cutest. Matt and Karen are great story tellers with witty and charming banter. Fantastic augmentation to the amazing books. We will be tuning in to hear more and are inspired to move a few national parks to the top of our travel itinerary.

Engaging and Funny

The hosts are fun, entertaining and passionate about their travel adventures. Just as good as the books!

Awesome podcast

This podcast was so fun. I love your books they are so fun. Living in Colorado my husband and I have always enjoyed camping and exploring National Parks, monuments, and state parks throughout the west. We are very similar in enjoying beer and pizza and as we’re driving around we will see or say something and just laugh because it takes us to similar story in your books. Yes, my husband has read them too (he’s not much of a reader) and when planning a trip will say what did Matt and Karen do when they were there. Can’t wait until the next podcast we listened to the first one together in the truck on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park

Lol-it’s hard for me to put these voices with Matt & Sue!

I’ve listened to all your books on Audible. Absolutely love them. But the real you, sounds so different! After a few minutes , I stopped thinking about it and enjoyed your podcast and the banter you 2 share. I look forward to next weeks episode!

As engaging as the book

I tremendously enjoyed the Dear Bob and Sue book and was excited about the podcast. And it was great to hear them tell their stories. Very entertaining!

Love your podcast

I love that the two of you now have a podcast. I have read all your books and loved them. Waiting for your next book. Keep up the good work. Karen

Bob and Sue Episode 1

After following you on Instagram for several months, I’ve been looking forward to enjoying your books as well. So excited to find out you’re starting a podcast too! This first episode did not disappoint! I was thoroughly drawn in and went along on your adventure over my morning coffee and was imagining the blue glaciers you described and your visitors center complete with pelts and a passport stamp. Then you get to “the story”. Wow! Truly a miracle! Of course I had to go to your website to see the pics too. Thanks for taking me along on your hair raising adventure. I’m looking forward to the next episode! Fantastic.


Loved the first podcast, hope to hear many more! Keep ‘em coming!

Great start

What a great start! Enjoyed your first episode and looking forward to the next one!