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Good Podcasts for runners? (Read 2429 times)


Wandering Wally

    Trail Runner Nation, link is down below.  Not always strictly focused on trails.

     

    3 Non Joggers - Hilarious!

     

    Car Talk - I end up LOLing every time.  I get some strange looks.

    Run!  Just Run!

     

    Trail Runner Nation Podcast

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    Proboscis Colossus

      I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet, though I think I know why.

       

      "Two Gomers Run For Their Lives"

       

      They started out four, maybe five years ago, podcasting about their first marathon training.  Neither were what you'd call "runners" before they started, so it's CERTAINLY not a "how-to" kind of podcast (one started out running in khaki shorts, which they laugh about now).  More like they're inviting you along on their journey, with its many, many follies and mistakes.

       

      They're on Season 5 now, and have a couple of marathons and many other shorter distance races under their belts, and while they're still not experts by any definition, they at least have a clue what they're doing now.

       

      But information about running is not why I listen to them (and I think they'd agree)...they're two reasonably amusing guys to listen to, and they get sidetracked frequently talking about pop culture, food, child-rearing, and life in general, to the point that some episodes have, I'd say, about 5-7% running-related content.  Fun to listen to, though, since their tastes and sense of humor are very, very similar to mine.

      "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people


        A Sweetheart

          It's not running related (except for the fact that the host is a runner), but I love to listen to "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me". It is hysterically funny and keeps me engaged when running. I look like a nut laughing while running outdoors or at the gym.

          I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

           

          Tennessee Beer Mile Queen


          an amazing likeness

            Personally, I tried and just couldn't get into 3 Non-Joggers, but RA member fatozzig (Leslie) is a sometimes guest on 3NJ.

             

            I typically keep coming back to: "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", "Car Talk",  "Vinyl Cafe", "Planet Money", "This American Life", and CBC Radio2's music podcasts.

            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

              I typically keep coming back to: "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", "Car Talk",  "Vinyle Cafe", "Planet Money", "This American Life", and CBC Radio2.

              +1

               

              I never liked Home Prairie Companion until I started doing the long runs by myself.  It helps me space out and make the time go by faster.


              Samurai in Training

              mab411


              Proboscis Colossus

                It's not running related (except for the fact that the host is a runner), but I love to listen to "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me". It is hysterically funny and keeps me engaged when running. I look like a nut laughing while running outdoors or at the gym.

                 

                It's tangentially running-related.  Peter Sagal is an avid runner.  Has a column in Runner's World, even.

                 

                MTA: Oops, didn't see your parenthetical!

                "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

                  Kai Ryssdal is a runner, too!

                   

                  marketplace.org

                    Personally, I tried and just couldn't get into 3 Non-Joggers, but RA member fatozzig (Leslie) is a sometimes guest on 3NJ.

                     

                    I typically keep coming back to: "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me", "Car Talk",  "Vinyl Cafe", "Planet Money", "This American Life", and CBC Radio2's music podcasts.

                     

                    +1 on Planet Money. I am always surprised about the economic angle they discuss. Starting their own off shore companies, the economics of running an illegal drug business (not only do they smuggle truck loads of drugs in - they have to smuggle truck loads of $100 bills out!

                     

                    I also like Science Friday - they recently talked about a new book - "The Joy of X" - a great shot read from the numbers 1 & 0 to quantum mechanics.

                    John
                    www.wickedrunningclub.com
                    I run to clear my head and talk to my friends.


                    A Sweetheart

                      It's tangentially running-related.  Peter Sagal is an avid runner.  Has a column in Runner's World, even.

                       

                       

                      I have beer miled against him. He puked. Big grin

                      I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                       

                      Tennessee Beer Mile Queen

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