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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Favorite Podcasts

I really dislike listening to the radio in the car. I hate that it isn’t my selection of music or news items to listen to. So years ago, I discovered podcasts, which are what I pretty much listen to exclusively. I also listen to podcasts while out running, usually more so on roads than trails.

What do I listen to? A small variety of genres. I am most interested in podcasts that are about exercise, training, motivation, weight loss. My oldest podcast-and I believe the oldest triathlon podcast is Coach Brett’s “Zen and the Art of Triathlon.” I believe it’s been around for about five years now.

There is a great website out there, called Running Podcasts. They have a great directory of running and triathlon podcasts. I have one small problem with some of the running podcasts-they podcast, while running. And I can’t listen to-breathe-when they are-breathe-running-and talking-breathe-at the-breathe-same time. Now, both Brett and Gordon from This Running Life will sometimes record on their bike-which I am okay with. I can listen to them. It’s just the huffing and puffing that I find hard to listen to, so many running podcasts I might listen to briefly, then I don’t subscribe to them.

I have just recently found “Marathon Talk” which is a very well produced podcast out of the UK. They have interviews, training tips, I have found it very entertaining and educational.

Marathon Talk then led me to IM Talk” which is “All things Iron Man” out of New Zealand-again, a very well produced show with lots of interviews and advice. One of the hosts, Bevan James Eyles, has started another podcast, called “Fitness Behaviours”. It’s very insightful. If you are into endurance training, I highly recommend listening to this.

Running With the Pack-I’ve been listening to Allan since he began this podcast, and he and Stevie are closing in on Episode 100.

The Dirtbag Diaries-Another podcast I’ve listened to all episodes, and some a few times over. Stories about the outdoors, epic fun, dirtbagging, etc.

Foodie Podcasts

I have three six favorites that I always listen to:

My Life as a Foodie-Phil is a California foodie. Funny and well produced

Table Conversations-I believe I stumbled across Tampa Tribune Food Critic Jeff Houck during the Twitter chat that originated around TopChef. Great interviews with a variety of food people. Jeff’s very quick witted!

The Restaurant Guys-Francis and Mark own two restaurants in New Jersey, and have a weekly radio show. Sometimes it is just the duo chatting, other times there are interviews included.

Good Food-long standing NPR podcast with Even Kleiman.

The Sporkful-It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters. The Sporkful is a podcast and blog about food, but not so much about cooking or recipes or restaurants. We discuss, debate, and obsess over the most ridiculous food-related minutiae, always seeking new and better ways to eat. Hosted by Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison, former co-workers at NPR, The Sporkful is where sacred cows get grilled.

The Food Humor Network-they poke fun at the Food Network on a weekly basis!

Others:

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old- Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. They’re middle-aged now!

We’re Alive-Podcast like a live radio show. It’s about living through the Zombie Apocalypse. The first season was good. I feel they are losing their story line. I’m kind of bored with it, but I want to see how it ends. (It needs to end soon.)

No Agenda-Politics with Adam Curry and John C Dvorak

The Daily Source Code-the Podfather, Adam Curry, is again airing his daily source code-albeit it’s now once a week or so! Music that Adam wants to play!

I probably have thirty podcasts on the Zune (which will automatically download new episodes) but the ones I have highlighted above are the ones I will listen to first.

2 comments:

  1. Podcasts are wonderful. Sometimes I dust off those old trails and tribulations episodes you guys used to produce. They're still good!

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  2. Thanks for the shout out and the kind words, Kim. And thanks for listening! Podcasting is still growing, so support from everyone is fundamental to it success. I appreciate that you took the time to write this post.

    Thanks again! Love your blog as well. :-)

    Phil

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