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Podcast Picks

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Over the last few years podcasts have become a very popular “on-demand” listening experience. With social media driving how we get information, podcasts have become an acceptable means of education. Rather than crack a book, do an online webinar, or travel to a conference, podcasts can deliver a wide range of valuable information. According to a study done by Edison Research 112 million Americans have listened to a podcast. Breaking it down even further 42 million Americans listen to podcasts weekly. Count me in as one of the 42 million as I’ve fed myself a steady diet of podcasts regularly for the last 2 years.

I listen to anything ranging from educational to entertaining all in an attempt to make my down time more productive. And, by down time what I really mean is driving, folding laundry, or walking the dog. One could argue that I should take the earbuds out and enjoy the quiet time but if I can learn AND spend time with my pup, it’s a win-win.

If you haven’t clicked on your Podcast App do it now. Just go to “browse” and scroll through the many options available to you. Start with the Bingeable Listens or Featured Collections. Once you find something that catches your eye click on it, read the description, and give it a try. You can subscribe to a podcast and receive the newest episode downloaded to your phone as soon as it is released or download a single episode. Some of my favorite listens are on the binge list; Crimetown, Missing Richard Simmons, Serial. Be careful you might just find yourself sitting in your car, in the driveway, waiting for an episode to finish because it was just that good.

In an attempt to learn as much as I can on all of these topics I’ve discovered some incredibly knowledgeable, thought provoking, and inspiring podcasts.

The entertainment value can’t be denied (pssst they’re free!). However, the education I’ve received is invaluable. Scoff if you want but everyone learns in different ways. I read several articles that encouraged the use of podcasting to help maintain student attention and level of interaction in class. Podcasts allow the listener to form a mental picture creating a more active and stimulating learning environment.

While I may be choosing to use my downtime to learn more about the world of endurance training, personal training, business and self-promotion there are endless opportunities for anyone to find what they’re looking for. In an attempt to learn as much as I can on all of these topics I’ve discovered some incredibly knowledgeable, thought provoking, and inspiring podcasts. There are episodes that have taken me so far beyond what I thought I knew leaving me with my head spinning. There are others that have confirmed the direction I’m taking my athletes, clients, and the decisions I’ve made with 18 Maple Endurance Training.

The entertainment value can’t be denied (pssst they’re free!). However, the education I’ve received is invaluable. Scoff if you want but everyone learns in different ways. I read several articles that encouraged the use of podcasting to help maintain student attention and level of interaction in class. Podcasts allow the listener to form a mental picture creating a more active and stimulating learning environment.

Whether you’re searching for the next great podcast or still trying to figure it out I can confidently say that I’ve found a resource and a tool that has allowed me to be a more knowledgeable coach and trainer. And my laundry folding has increased as well. It is my hope that if you aren’t among the 112 million Americans that listen to podcasts that you give it a whirl and see where it takes you.

Below is a list of my go to Podcasts with a few of episodes:

How I Built This With Guy Raz - NPR

December 31, 2017 Episode: Clif Bar - Gary Erickson


Endurance Plant - Tawnee Prazak

January 11, 2017 Episode: Dr. Michael Breus: Discover Your Chronotype To Optimize Workout Timing, Improve Sleep, Unlock Potential, and More

September 20, 2017 TriNews: SuperMoms of Triathlon, Kona Pro Field Preview, 70.3 Worlds, and More


The Forward - Lance Armstrong

Like him or not this is a great podcast with a wide variety of guests ranging from athletes to musicians to politicians. Trust me you’ll enjoy it.


The Elite HRV Podcast: Heart Rate Variability

Careful, this one leaves my head spinning.

December 22, 2016 Episode: Part 1 Mobility, Durability, and Breathing with Sarah Jamieson


LAVA’s Serious Tri Podcast

September 20, 2017 Episode: Interview with Mike Reilly, Voice of the IRONMAN


TAGS: Inspiration, Learning, Podcasts, Education, Social Media, Personal Growth
Author
Sarah Kelly