Adventure Stache Podcast Series [Winter 2020-2021]

Cyclocross season is here, and so too is our latest series of podcast rides. Pro mountain biker Payson McElveen interviews Trek Factory Racing team athletes.

They’ll be talking about racing, adventures, and the challenges they’ve faced in 2020. The guests will be joining each Zwift ride—allowing you to connect with them while listening to the podcast playing in-game.

See the schedule and the list of featured athletes here:

I have tried the Adventure Stache Podcast ride twice now and have not been successful in getting the podcast sound either time. I use an iPad mini gen 5 for Zwift. I have the iPad volume turned up all the way. I have gone into Zwift settings and adjusted “Game Sound Volume” and “3D World Volume” to be lower, off, max, etc. and have not had any better results. Can anyone fill me in on the secret to hearing the podcast? Is it not possible on the iPad?


We’re aware of the sound issues, and we are working on getting those sorted out. Apologies for the snafu.

Updating just incase anyone else is experiencing the same issue:

Reply from Zwift support:
"Some users on IOS devices such as Apple TV or iPads have been experiencing technical issues and not being able to hear the audio. We have done some testing and it should work. If using IOS, check that you have the latest game version by going into the app store to force the update.

The best way to experience the audio is to firstly plug in some headphones and ideally use a laptop/MacBook/desktop for the best audio playback. Also be sure to turn down in-game sound effects through the settings options."

This reads like testing is done and Zwift support says it should work. I guess I’ll try to find another device. Frustrating part of this is there is no way to know if that other device works until the ride actually starts!