Some podcasts I like

I’m tired tonight. That and a longer-than-planned-thanks-to-a-subway-issue trip to Trader Joe’s combined to mean no run this afternoon/evening. I’ll get up and do it in the morning. Promise.

But in the meantime, I figured I’d use a post to talk about some new (or new-to-me) podcasts that I’ve found. (I’ve already talked about The Marathon Show – which I’ve listened to all the past episodes of so only the new ones go on the iPod – and Marathon Talk – which I’m still catching up on episodes of.) You might like them, you might not. Or you might already know about them and be thinking “A little late to the party, huh, Beth?” 😛 But here they are. And most of these new ones chain together in a Kevin Bacon Game-like thing.

Through a Daily Mission on Daily Mile, I learned about Running With The Pack, which I really like. It’s changed a bit from the beginning in terms of it’s now hosted by Allan and Stevie (she’s a girl) rather than Allan and Jeff, who started it. But I like the two-person dynamic, and having a male and female voice is really nice. I’m still catching up on past episodes of this one. They don’t just talk running either. So it’s a nice blend.

Then through Allan’s comments, I found Phedippidations, which is hosted by Steve Runner. It’s been going on for a while, so I’ve got lots of podcasts to last me on training runs for a while! While Steve is prone to calling it a “goofy little podcast”, I really like it. He gets into some deep, more philosophical things, which really appeals to the nerdy, academic side of me. But don’t worry…you don’t have to be a nerd to get it. 🙂 I promise.

Then through Phedippidations, I learned about Zen Runner and his Burning 2012 project (which I believe he said on the last ep of the podcast I’m about to mention he’s not going to do) and through that The Slow Runners Club. My people!!! And their mascot is a turtle!! Now don’t get me wrong…I love me my penguins!! But turtles have a special place in my heart. My very first stuffed animal that I loved to near oblivion (what’s left is kept in a ziplock bag) was Turtle – who was, duh, a turtle. And at the beach this summer I got to watch baby loggerhead turtles hatch!! I love turtles!!! This show is an interesting mix. I’m catching up on past episodes, and yes, there are times (the beer show?) that it feels more like I’m listening to some fraternity dudes, but then there are other moments of clarity and inspiration that make the silliness worth it. Definitely a favorite!!

And the newest is Embrace Running. This one I found when Mark, the male co-host started following me on twitter. It’s new, and I’m still getting a feel for it. It’s very similar to Running With The Pack in format and such, but I think there’s room on my iPod for both of them. 🙂 (Well, I’m having to only put some on at once so the whole iPod doesn’t become podcasts only, but you know what I mean.)

So for my short runs, it’s podcasts. For my long runs, it’s audio books!

All right. I think it’s bedtime. Have a good one all!!


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