TT: Favorite Podcasts

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The Tuesday Topic this week is: Do you listen to podcasts while running? List some of your favorite ones.

I kinda slacked on this when I subscribed to Peleton but I did listen before and I am listening to podcasts again while running.

So here are the ones that I like (in no particular order):

  • Run This World– this one is done by Nicole DeBoom who was the founder of Skirt Sports. Her podcasts last as long as the average 5k run (that’s what she says but many are much longer) and her guests are so varied and yet motivating. Each one ends with the guest’s “nugget of advice.”

Run This World with Nicole DeBoom Podcast - Health Podcast | Podchaser

  • I’ll Have Another– I love listening to Lindsay’s guests – she interviews mostly women – some are well known but many are not. And they all have a story to tell (about running.)

Reviews For The Podcast "I'll Have Another with Lindsey Hein Podcast" Curated From iTunes

  • Another Mother Runner – The Podcast The host is Sarah Bowen-Shea but Dimity is often on it as well. I’ve met these two women in person and they are so entertaining. It’s no surprise that their podcasts are as well. In addition, to stories about their own running and families, they share their love of reading. In addition to Dimity, there are several other co-hosts that I enjoy listening to – Amanda, Katie, Molly, Liz, Ellison, etc. Of course, they also do interviews with famous and non-famous runners.


  • Ali on the Run Show – I’ve always loved her blog and I’ve enjoyed all the guests that she has interviewed. The podcasts last over an hour so I’ve used them during my long runs. She also has added some shorter ones for weekday runs.  I especially like her “On the Job Series” where she interviews women who are runners but also hold very interesting jobs.

Image result for ali on the run show

  • Fit Strong Women Over 50 – As you can tell from the title, this one is geared toward older women. But actually the title is: Becoming Elli. Elli, the Norse Goddess of “old age”, was underestimated by Thor in a wrestling match.  Much to his surprise and chagrin, when Thor wrestled Elli on a dare, he lost the contest. Both Chris and Jill were inspired by Elli and they and their “older” guests have proven that we can become like Elli: surprisingly strong as we age.

Fit Strong Women Over 50

  • Diz Runs Radio – He has recorded almost 500 podcasts.  I’ve only listed to a few but the ones I’ve heard were so inspiring and his guests were just ordinary runners like you and me.

  • The Morning Shakeout – On a weekly basis, Mario Fraioli interviews a wide range of athletes, coaches, and personalities on the subject of running.

the morning shakeout podcast on Stitcher

  • Run to the Top – Tina Muir was the original host but she left to start her own business, Then Stephanie Kay Atwood hosted for 2 years. But last year, Claire Bartholic took over. Her goal with the new show was to make it less of a celebrity-style interview and more about actionable tips to improve your running. She interviews athletes and coaches and shares their advice on how we all can become better runners.

Run to the Top Podcast | The Ultimate Guide to Running on Stitcher

  • She Runs It – As a ZOOMA/Skirt Sports ambassador, I do have to give a plug for this new podcast.  The former Skirt Sports owner, Nicole DeBoom and the new owner, Sarah Ratzlaff, talk about many topics related to being “active” confident women.

She Runs It Podcast — ZOOMA Women's Race Series

Honestly, I could go on and on because there are SO many good podcasts out there.  Obviously with a job and other activities, I don’t have time to listen to as many as I would like.  When I travelled for work, these podcasts were my invaluable company on my long drives!!

I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner) and you should too.

I’m also linking up here:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

Happy Running! Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones do you like? Please share.


41 thoughts on “TT: Favorite Podcasts

  1. Wow, that’s a great selection, Darlene!
    I used to love reading Ali’s blog, it’s a shame she doesn’t write anymore. And as for Elli, the Norse Goddess – I have never heard of her! Great information.
    I wish I had more time to listen to podcasts!

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  2. Funny, I was listening to Ali this morning amid our texts and a question she answered was about her favorite podcast. Similarly impossible to pick just ten. Of yours I listen to Ali’s and Morning Shakeout. I listened to Marcia’s episodes of Elli and She Runs It. It’s all guest driven for me.
    Did you listen yet to Chris Meloni & Mariska Hargitay on the Squadroom podcast?


  3. These are lots of new-to-me suggestions, thanks Darlene!

    I have read Ali’s blog for AGES. I don’t listen as much to the podcast, but I used to be an avid reader of her blog. She’s a great and honest writer.


  4. I really need to give podcasts another chance. I’d much prefer music to chatter (unless I’m the one doing the talking LOL). I’m not even listening to music these days when I go for runs…not sure who I’ve become. You gave a great selection here, Darlene…fingers crossed I can find a few minutes and give a listen.

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    • I go through phases. I like music. But I got sick of my playlists. Podcasts have more variety. But if you run to a beat to improve cadence, they won’t work for you.


    • Everyone is different. Whatever works. Sometimes I want music and other times nature. Depends on my mood or where I am. My neighborhood runs are so boring…that’s when I like podcasts.


  5. I usually listen to podcasts on my long runs. I listen to alot of these! Another one I’ve been listening to lately is “Some work all play”. Its by the authors of “The Happy Runner” who are running coaches.

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  6. I haven’t checked out I’ll Have Another. I tried to listed to some Peloton-related podcasts and they were awful. Nearly two hours of the hosts chatting aimlessly about random things generally Peloton related. They needed some major editing! Other Ali’s On The Job series, I lean towards True Crime series and try to stay current with It’s Been A Minute (Sam Sanders).

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  7. Wow! Great recommendations! I was actually a guest on Becoming Elli last year. RIght now I don’t really run long enough to have time for a podcast, although I do listen to them while I do computer work.

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    • Listening to you is how I discovered them.

      Yes. I don’t get through a podcast anymore on my runs. And my long rubs are with others usually.


  8. I have not gotten into podcasts really. I have tried a few and can’t seem to hold my attention. Some of these are new to me so perhaps I will try them again. I did listen to one on nutrition the other day that had some interesting ideas. thanks for sharing!

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    • I never used to. I only listened to them when I drove long distances. now I do sometimes especially when I am on a boring route.


  9. I have to say Ali has had some great guests on lately- I listened to two of hers this week already. I’ll have to give Run to the Top another try- I think I might like the new host from the way you describe it. Yes, I love podcasts!


  10. I really don’t listen to podcasts very much at all. For some reason, I don’t absorb information vocally as well as when I’m reading or watching something with a visual component. If I do listen to anything, it’s about true crime.

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  11. Another Mother Runner was one of the first podcasts I listened to – it was one of the few running podcasts at that time (2013). Now there are so many good ones out there!

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