Readers Roundtable: What’s Your Fave Running Podcast?

Runners – as you know – don’t just run. We like to talk about running, read about running (why hello there!), and listen to other people talk about running. Luckily for the running-obsessed amongst us, there are plenty of podcasts to help us get our fix. Daylight is waning and it’s treadmill season, so this post is for those of you who are looking to update your podcast subscriptions.

Some of my must-listens:

Going through my feed, I tend to prefer podcasts with an interview format (as opposed to general chatter or training advice) and those hosted by women.

What are your favorite podcasts about running?

Southern transplant who loves 90s boy bands, outdoor adventures and college basketball, although not necessarily in that order. Recovering running perfectionist.

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  1. I’m pretty seriously into running podcasts and my favorite for sure is Rogue Running. Those guys – now it’s just one guy – are fantastic. The host is male but he is fabulous on gender issues. Great on the mental side of running. Great training information.

    1. Ooh, I’ll check it out! Another weird thing I have is I like podcasts to be bite-size enough that I can listen to them during a recovery run. Rogue Running looks perfect for that. Anything that’s over an hour is just too much, and then I have all of these partially-listened to episodes!

      1. I agree, absolutely no one hour podcasts! I like mine to be 20-40 minutes max. No interviews unless itโ€™s Terry Gross… and Iโ€™m a podcast junkie but I confess, I canโ€™t listen to running podcasts at all! Listening to something about running while Iโ€™m running is just too meta for me, and I havenโ€™t found one I can really sink my teeth into now that my ears are spoiled from big production jobs like Radiolab and 99% Invisible. Right now Iโ€™m listening to the new season of Mogul and learning about 2 Live Crew.

        1. I can’t listen to podcasts at all while running, but I listen in little bits and pieces while cleaning the kitchen and driving. Another one I am LOVING is Road to the Olympic Trials. This podcast is following 8 runners, 4 men, 4 women, at different levels, who are all headed to Atlanta. The host asks great questions and the elite runners in particular discuss their racing and training more in depth than I have heard elsewhere. I forgot about Final Surge – I’ll be happy to check it out again.

        2. I go through phases of listening to talk about running while running, or listening to lots of other stuff and saving the running podcasts for the car or kitchen. Some of the non-running podcasts I’ve enjoyed are just too serious for listening on the go, ya know?

  2. Hi Sassafras! We are new to the podcast scene, but have gotten great reviews and positive messages! We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback about our running podcast. You can find us on any major podcast platform as A to Z Running, or here: http://www.atozrunning.com/podcast/

    In a media-saturated world, it’s hard to launch something new and gain traction (even if it’s excellent quality). Thanks in advance! Appreciate your thread.

    By the way, we have both a male and female host. As you can expect from our title, it’s about everything running (from “A to Z”, so to speak). We have a main topic, update on the world of running, and we will feature other expert guests as often as possible (we have a really exciting guest scheduled on an upcoming episode)!

  3. I like โ€œIโ€™ll have another โ€œ hosted by Lindsey Hein and โ€œThe Morning Shakeoutโ€ with Mario Fraioli ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I have listened to a couple episodes of The Morning Shakeout, but it can tend towards the long side. I’ll Have Another used to be one of my regulars but it fell out of my rotation for some reason. Thanks for the reminder!