Yes, I know it seems strange, but you seriously should try it.
They make your runs fly by-- your mind is too busy listening/concentrating to think about any boredom or discomfort!
|Of course I was listening to podcasts during my 10 mile run yesterday |
in the sunny 72 degree weather that we had in Richmond VA!
Anyway, I want to tell you about my new favorite podcast, Freakonomics Radio. Best podcast series ever.
The Freakonomics Radio Podcast is from the same people (Levitt and Dubner) who wrote Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, which is a great book from the New York Times Best Seller list that I discovered back in 2007.
The podcasts explore all sorts of interesting ideas that you've always wondered about...some of my favorite episodes include:
-does college still matter?
-you eat what you are
-is twitter a two-way street?
-how much does a good boss really matter?
-the upside of quitting
-what makes a donor donate?
-the tale of the $15 tomato
-how to live longer
-there's cake in the breakroom
-lying to ourselves
-please steal my car
-does money really buy elections?
The podcasts are entertaining, funny, and well produced. Some are just a few minutes long and others are up to 25 minutes (I think.)
And they're all FREE!
If you want to check out any of the other titles/descriptions or download any to iTunes, click here.
What do YOU like to listen to when you run?
I like podcasts/books on tape on training runs, music when I race.