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Good podcasts for running

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AngelicCurls Wed 03-Feb-16 16:35:50

Can anyone recommend any good podcasts I can download to run to? I'm starting to go for longer 10k+ runs and the sound of my own panting gets a bit boring after a whilesmile

TheGreatSnafu Wed 03-Feb-16 17:55:15

I listen to Woman's Hour - the late night ones are good.

Also my local library has a free app where I can hire free audiobooks - those are keeping me going right now during running.

Serial is the most listened to podcast - I found it quite immersive. I haven't listened to Season 2 yet but am looking forward to it.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Wed 03-Feb-16 17:58:01

Have you tried 'Zombies,Run!'? I really enjoy it - you listen to your own music in between bits of storyline, with optional hoards of zombies chasing you that mean you have to increase your pace by 20%

ThursdayLastWeek Wed 03-Feb-16 17:58:25

I listen to the Friday Night Comedy from R4, Fighting Talk, Serial, This American Life, Confessions

When I'm training for longer races I have to find more than that because I seem to through them so quickly, but they are the ones I've stuck with now I'm pregnant and can barely stand let alone run grin

SnuffleGruntSnorter Wed 03-Feb-16 17:59:28

.... Although I did once frighten a couple having a picnic when I was calmly jogging past then suddenly screamed and started running fast grin

Anglaise1 Wed 03-Feb-16 18:19:24

I listen to Mayo and Kermode for long runs, it lasts over 2 hours then I stick something else on for the last hour. Other than that, Graham Norton (around 50 mins), then lots of radio 4 programmes, Friday night comedy, back catalogue Desert Island Discs, The Archers omnibus, Woman's hour, the life scientific, medical matters, the food programme...most programmes in fact except Midweek as I can't stand Libby Purves for some reason

MrsMook Wed 03-Feb-16 18:19:31

I use zombies too. The girl guides make me laugh as I'm involved in Guiding.

Hrafnkel Wed 03-Feb-16 18:28:09

This is the thread for me!

I listen to r4 podcasts:
Saturday live and archers are good as they are long.

Infinite monkey cage, midweek, woman's hour, life scientific, word of mouth, Friday night comedy, kitchen cabinet. It depends really X

AngelicCurls Wed 03-Feb-16 21:18:59

Thanks for all the suggestions. I looked at serial but I run down some quite isolated country roads but don't want anything spooky blush [wimp emoticon] ! Will Google the other suggestions- now it's need to find headphones that don't keep falling out!

TheGreatSnafu Thu 04-Feb-16 15:39:42

Ha - AngelicCurls - I had the same, I about scared the shit out of myself listening to serial and I run in London but through some isolated parts of parks (which is exactly what it in the podcast) - I may have done a few bad-form-too-fast-for-me runs through the scariest most isolated parts of my runs when listening to Serial!

I've given up on running in isolated areas - guess I'm with you in the wimp club.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 04-Feb-16 21:16:59

Marathon Talk

It's not just for marathon runners, it's all about running though, humurous and interesting in equal measures. I love it.....

museumum Thu 04-Feb-16 21:19:45

Marathon talk is great. I've never run a marathon and probably never will but it's all relevant. Great interviews. I've just listened to a vet recent one with a South African mum who had won comrades ultra marathon. She was great.

Pipbin Thu 04-Feb-16 21:23:10

I agree with Infinite Monkey Cage. There is a huge back catalogue too.

moggle Thu 04-Feb-16 21:47:41

I used to listen to The Bugle - topical / political comedy with Andy Zaltzmann, if it's still going; IIRC it was quite long episodes. Also Rhod Gilbert's podcast on radio Wales though that is only half an hour.

moggle Thu 04-Feb-16 21:49:01

Sorry looks like the Bugle is only 30 mins too these days. Better make a playlist...

AngelicCurls Fri 05-Feb-16 13:18:58

Glad I'm not the only wimp! Last night running past woods in the pitch black made me wish I'd taken the dog! Have downloaded a few suggestions, listened to kitchen cabinet last night- not mega interesting but passed the time, will look out the marathon one as well. Thanks for all the ideas

teainteacher Fri 23-Dec-16 23:15:45

I'm big into podcasts. My faves are My Dad Wrote a Porno, S'laughter True Crime Podcast and The Guilty Feminist. All comedy ones.

Veterinari Sat 31-Dec-16 20:30:50

Tough girl podcast!
Amazing inspirational women interviewed about their cool adventures

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