Best Ultrarunning podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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A podcast about Ultrarunning History in America
 
Our mission is to help you be better daily through mind, body, and soul by learning together how to live our truest selves. So join me, Jarod Contreras a 19-year-old storyteller, as we work to be better. From mountain tops to canyon floors these are conversations on adventure, on health, on life, and on change. Change that is positive, lasting, and true. To make change listen in as everything from endurance and adventure sports to vegan living, yoga, and meditation are covered in these episo ...
 
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The Pain Cave
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The Pain Cave is a free-flowing conversation with a wide variety of guests from the worlds of running and exercise science. We talk about physiology, sports science, politics, music, beer, and occasionally running.
 
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The Pain Cave
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The Pain Cave is a free-flowing conversation with a wide variety of guests from the worlds of running and exercise science. We talk about physiology, sports science, politics, music, beer, and occasionally running.
 
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StarTalk Radio
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Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
 
Interviews make the show feel like a radio channel dedicated to hikes and backpacks. So, put on your boots, pack a tent and sleeping bag and listen in! Have a guest idea or question- rudy@cascadehikerpodcast.com
 
This is the Executive Athlete Podcast where you will learn the ins and outs of being the ultimate athlete/professional/human being as well as how to take your life to the next level Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/executiveathletes/support
 
The Art of Excellence is an in-depth interview-style podcast about people who have accomplished great things in their lives. The goal of the show is to deliver inspiring stories from ultra-successful entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, authors, thought leaders and anyone doing something extraordinary. We will explore the backgrounds, talent, work ethic, sacrifices, mental outlook and serendipity that led to their success.
 
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While a life of adventure has traditionally been reserved for the rich and the sponsored, to the dirtbag, it's a birthright for the masses. Partly a celebration of an underappreciated subculture of hiker trash, ski bums, and vagabonds, and partly a "how to" guide for adventure on the cheap, The Dirtbag's Guide to Life is the first solid attempt ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson, filmmaker Ron Howard, astrophysicist Janna Levin, and comic co-host Harrison Greenbaum celebrate and explore the life of Albert Einstein, including his path to scientific enlightenment and the impact of his genius on the world. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free ...…
 
James Fell- Author of the Holy Sh*t Moment I was in debt, drunk, flunking out, tipping the scales toward obesity. A single moment changed my life. I was in a state of despair over my situation, and with a sudden awakening of massive insight, my path altered course. My passion to succeed awakened, I was driven to accomplish something meaningful ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. NASCAR or Formula 1? Which one do you choose? Our hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly sit down with science communicator Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, PhD, to try and determine who takes the checkered flag.
 
When your body becomes run down you are more likely to get sick. That simple truth is clearly apparent when you are fatigued and stressed because often those are the times when you become sick. The science backs this up, with many studies corroborating the fact that fatigue can weaken your immune system, leading to an increased risk of infectio ...…
 
Katie Gerber has her nutrition certification and is excited to talk about living a healthy lifestyle on trail. She runs an online coaching practice, servicing people all over the world - http://katiegerber.com Check out her new online course Adventure Ready, which takes students from a slough to a confidence for optimal health like a thru hike ...…
 
By Davy Crockett Both a podcast episode and a full article Can a person walk or run 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours, doing a mile in each and every hour for nearly 42 days? That was the strange question that surfaced in 1809 in England. In Part 1 of the 1000-milers I covered the attempts to reach 1,000 miles as fast possible. This part will cover wh ...…
 
Continuing our Let’s Make America Smart Again series, Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-host Felicia Madison, and Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Laurie Garrett eradicate unfounded disinformation and dish out smart, sensible knowledge and understanding about vaccines. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entir ...…
 
Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan founded GRACEDBYGRIT, the first community-driven, direct-to-consumer premium athletic apparel brand for women. They made clothes that women look and feel fantastic. Their combination of skills and passion made them an unstoppable team. Kimberly Caccavo brought technology and business experience to GRACEDBYGRIT. ...…
 
This past Friday I turned 20 years old and now I am officially no longer a teenager. As such, I have been thinking deeply about the paths that we take in our lives. I recognize that my path, throughout my teenage years, led me to do and accomplish more than what is expected of the typical teenager. I have consistently subverted what is consider ...…
 
Wilderness Pratt is attempting a solo unsupported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. We talk about Heather “Anish” Anderson, who currently holds the record of 60 days and was on episode 148. We chat about Pratt’s workouts as he is prepping for this adventure. His experience and mindset. Follow his adventures: Youtube- https://www.youtu ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice answer fan-submitted questions that take you across the universe to explore merging black holes, Hawking radiation, the Fermi paradox, time dilation, the death of the universe, and more! NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https:/ ...…
 
Angelo Poli is an internationally recognized expert in the field of body transformations. Poli pioneered the evaluation-based approach to weight management that has been hailed as “… a foolproof diet plan.” He is the Author of MetPro: The Science to Transform, which outlines his philosophy and workout system. Poli is also a serial entrepreneur. ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. What’s the best wrestling move? Can you wrestle in zero gravity? Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice hit the mats as we sit down with astrophysicist and wrestling expert Neil deGrasse Tyson to answer fan-submitted questions about the science of wrestling.…
 
Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. He has written 19 best-selling books, publishes one of the most popular marketing blogs, and speaks to audiences around the world. He also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne which was acquired by Yahoo. Seth has been inducted into both the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and the ...…
 
I particularly enjoy finding new lines of questioning to pursue with the guests that I have on my show, to get a unique perspective. In our conversation on Ep. 161, Thomas Reiss and I explored the relationship that he has with his sons which has been deeply shaped by engaging in transformative adventures in the outdoors, much like the relations ...…
 
Emory Wanger is the host of The By Land Podcast. I found his podcast from an article in the Washington Trails Magazine - https://www.wta.org/news/magazine/features/outdoor-podcasts-to-inspire Emory grew up day hiking with his dad, who ran a kids camp and he was therefor always outside. One of there horse rides as a youth, he crossed paths with ...…
 
The American catalyst that shook the nordic world in Vancouver, Billy Demong has not slowed down since his historic Olympic win on the large hill. Since then he got married, started raising a son and returned to competitive form after a brief break from the sport—just in time for another run at gold. The upstate New York native has been on seve ...…
 
Why haven’t we gone back to the Moon? What are the responsibilities of the Space Force? Is Mars the new end goal for exploration? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Ray Ellin answer fan-submitted questions on the “new” Space Race. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Photo Credit: ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. Swim… Bike… Run… Science! Hosts Gary O’Reilly and Chuck Nice enter the world of endurance as we explore Ironman Triathlons alongside Mark Allen, voted ESPN’s Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, and exercise scientist Samuele Marcora. Photo Courtesy of Mark Allen.…
 
The relationship between order and chaos has always fascinated me. That dynamic was recently exemplified to me on a train ride from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. Outside of the train car a storm raged in full force, with sheets of rain beating the windows, but inside the car the passengers and I were peaceful, warm, and relaxed. We watched mo ...…
 
Heather holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKTs) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013) hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes, breaking the previous men’s record by four days and becoming the first woman to hold the overall record. Her book Thirst, is all about this feat! We talk about some of the events she wrote, leaving muc ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Harrison Greenbaum, and astrophysicist Janna Levin answer questions on the far away and the far out, including Andromeda's impending collision with the Milky Way, white holes, a holographic universe, and more. Prepare to get trippy! NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode com ...…
 
Jason Romero Is just another person with a unique and interesting story. His story includes losing his eyesight and gaining a Vision of making Relentless Forward Progress in all areas of his life. His pursuit of that Vision enabled him to become the first & only blind person to Run Across America, and has taken him around the world including ea ...…
 
The Legend is back! Finally! After a three-month absence, the Don Draper of ultrarunning returns for our latest installment of This Month in Ultrarunning, the craze that’s sweeping the nation. Phil and I start off with some final thoughts on the 2018 UROY and FKTOY voting (3:30) before turning our attention to the new year. We discuss some rece ...…
 
The Legend is back! Finally! After a three-month absence, the Don Draper of ultrarunning returns for our latest installment of This Month in Ultrarunning, the craze that’s sweeping the nation. Phil and I start off with some final thoughts on the 2018 UROY and FKTOY voting (3:30) before turning our attention to the new year. We discuss some rece ...…
 
By Davy Crockett Both a podcast episode and a full article In the 1980s running 100 miles started to become more popular for the non-professional runner to attempt. By 2017 some in the ultrarunning community viewed running 100 miles as fairly common place. In recent years a saying of “200 is the new 100” emerged as a few 200-mile trail races we ...…
 
I deeply believe that a key aspect of education is repetition. As such, your spiritual education must include that aspect. Today I delve into a reminder that in all cases both the answers and questions are found within. That the path that is your most fulfilling life is found through learning who you truly are. That act of meeting yourself is o ...…
 
Elaine Bissonho is known as Brazil nut on the trail. She grew up in Brazil and currently lives in Bend, Oregon. She became the third female to earn her double triple crown from ALDHA West this past Fall at the Gathering, putting her in the ranks with Anish and Yogi. We talk about her 2018 hike on the PCT when she hiked from Mexico to Canada in ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eddie Brill answer fan-submitted questions on space exploration including asteroid defense, the Moon landing, the Space Race, Mars, the International Space Station, the boundary of space, Zeno’s paradox, and more. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-fr ...…
 
In case you missed this episode on the Playing with Science channel…. We dive into the expanding world of Esports as hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly get the science behind the screen from Nicholas "NicoThePico" Korsgård, head coach of “League of Legends” pro team PostFinance Helix, and neuroscientist Heather Berlin, PhD.…
 
Born in St. George, Utah, Dixie Madsen endured and overcame a traumatic childhood filled with heartache and tragedy. Leaving home at age 13 and then living in two foster homes and many temporary situations, Dixie managed to turn her life around after moving to San Diego, California in 1970. A single parent working as a nurse, she developed a pa ...…
 
“I motivate myself, I think that’s important. If we don’t motivate ourselves then no external person or thing is going to get us out of bed and get us to do what we need to do.” -Matthew Grills For a few years now I have followed Matthew Grills on Instagram and, for some reason, only recently did I realize that this vegan Australian ultrarunner ...…
 
Candice Burt wears many hats in the world of Ultrarunning. She is a runner herself, she directs and holds multiple races every year and now she has started a podcast called Humans of Ultrarunning. We talk about the trails near her home in Leavenworth, WA. One of her favorite spots, the Enchantments, is only 13 miles away. Hiking, running and sk ...…
 
What will cause humanity's demise? Will it be it artificial intelligence, a meteor, or ourselves? Neil deGrasse Tyson answers fan questions with comic co-host Chuck Nice and Josh Clark, host of the "Stuff You Should Know" and "The End of The World" podcasts. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commer ...…
 
Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly kick off Season 4 of Playing with Science covering the science and spectacle of the Big Game. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, sports physicist John Eric Goff, sports economist Victor Matheson, and former NY Giants WR and Super Bowl XLII ring holder Brandon London. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Please ...…
 
Jenna is a 50-time marathoner and ultra-marathoner since 2014, and has completed races of up to 206.5 miles. She believes strongly in the intersection between endurance sport and career success, and works passionately to help others seeking to improve themselves in both areas. When she’s not running, Jenna leads a global team of over 200 people ...…
 
By Davy Crockett Both a podcast episode and a full article In Part One I covered the very early history of the sport of endurance riding from 1814-1954 when forgotten individuals established the sport they called “endurance riding” and paved the future for the sport. In Part Two I covered the early history of the Western States Trail Ride (Tevi ...…
 
Ras and Kathy of Team Ultrapedestrian were back on the podcast to talk about their book 98 Days of Wind. Their attempt to yo-yo the Grand Enchantment Trail ended amidst a forest fire, extreme heat and health issues. Despite not completing their attempt, I couldn’t help but talk about their positive outlook on life and even on the hike itself. I ...…
 
“If you challenge yourself and you do hard things, suddenly the things that you think are hard in regular life are not really that hard.” -Thomas Reiss The common thread between all of the conversations that occur on this show is the simple truth that pushing your mind and body in the outdoors, beyond your perceived limits, will positively shap ...…
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dr. Mae Jemison, MD, former astronaut and Principal of 100 Year Starship, to explore her multidisciplinary career, the challenges of interstellar space travel, and the best ways to make science more accessible for everyone. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free ...…
 
Jason ‘s actions and accomplishments speak for themselves: devoted father, world champion, global businessman. After years of rigorous training, Jason earned the title of Fittest Man on Earth and finished first in the 2008 CrossFit Games. Hard work and insatiable drive paid off, and his company, NCFIT, grew to success. Jason thought he had over ...…
 
An aspect of the health and wellness world that is too often not discussed or explored is honesty, honesty with ourselves and with the world around us. Here on Touching the Trail, I work to present my life, and the ups and downs in it, with an honest voice. I am not perfect, far from it, and as such, I often feel inadequate, insecure, stagnant, ...…
 
Laura Gassner Otting helps people get “unstuck” — and achieve extraordinary results. Through Limitless Possibility, Laura collaborates with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspe ...…
 
Dr Hillary Lampers is a Naturopathic doctor based in Boseman, Montana; with a small clientele in Snohomish, Washington. She is married to Ryan Lampers and they have two daughters. Ryan and Hillary have a great podcast which I listen to called Hunt Harvest Health. One of my favorite episodes of their show is the show where Hillary reads a blog p ...…
 
By Davy Crockett Both a podcast episode and a full article In my last article on 100×100 achievers, I told the story of the eleven runners who had finished 100 100-milers and expressed the likelihood that there were more because of the difficulty of identifying them without comprehensive data. Four more have been discovered and their accomplish ...…
 
Dive into The Big Bang Theory – the hit TV show and the beginning of the universe – with Neil deGrasse Tyson, TBBT co-creator Bill Prady, TBBT actor Simon Helberg, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and astrophysicists Charles Liu and Janna Levin. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.s ...…
 
“If you remove borders, we’re all the same.” -Daniel Almazán Klinckwort Three key focuses of my life, indeed of what I do here on Touching the Trail, are nutrition, spirituality, and endurance. As such, I was fascinated when I heard about Aire Libre, a retreat hosting and storytelling company based in Mexico City. Aire Libre host retreats in Me ...…
 
If you don’t follow the sport of ultrarunning outside of the big trail races, you may not know the name Geoff Burns…but you should. Geoff is one of the top road ultramarathoners in the US; he is the 2016 national champion at 100K, and has finished fifth at each of the last two 100K World Championships. He’s also a doctoral student in biomechani ...…
 
If you don’t follow the sport of ultrarunning outside of the big trail races, you may not know the name Geoff Burns…but you should. Geoff is one of the top road ultramarathoners in the US; he is the 2016 national champion at 100K, and has finished fifth at each of the last two 100K World Championships. He’s also a doctoral student in biomechani ...…
 
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