Podcasts to keep you running

Lauren Shay 12.05.2020

I love a good podcast. I’m always listening to something on my run – yep, I’m one of those people. Hey, I have a young child who reigns supreme over the TV and now my portable speaker – my runs are the only chance I get to consume any kind of content not designed for the under 10s!

So, I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite podcasts. They’re in no particular order – well, apart from being grouped into running and non-running related, of course! You’ll see there are many more non-running related podcasts in my list, and the running ones are more feature-y and interview-based rather than an hour of tips from a coach (yawn).

If you have any other favourites, I’d love to hear from you – I’m always searching for new ‘uns!


Dirt Church Radio, a New Zealand-based trail-running podcast by Matt Rayment and Eugene Bingham with new episodes weekly.

The Trail Runners Experience, an Aussie podcast with Daniel Farrugia and Ashley Druve.

Humans of Ultrarunning with “Queen of 200s” race director Candice Burt.

Ultrarunnerpodcast with Eric Shranz – a US-based podcast with news, reviews, interviews and brews from around the world.

Pushing the Limits with NZ endurance runner extraordinaire Lisa Tamati, who interviews high achievers and experts in sport, business, health and science.

Non-running related:

Disgraceland, a true crime podcast about musicians getting away with murder and behaving very badly, by Jake Brennan.

Freakonomics Radio discusses socioeconomic issues with great empathy, insight, humour and wit with journalist Stephen Dubner.

Radiolab weaves stories and science – and great post-production – into interesting documentaries.

Serial (in particular, Series 1) unfolds one true story over the course of a whole season with many twists and turns.

S-Town, from the makers of Serial, this follows the eccentric life of John McLemore and a supposed murder in a small town in Alabama. It starts off as one thing and ends up another. A stunning podcast.

Missing Richard Simmons is an investigative podcast from Dan Taberski, who tries to find out just what on earth happened to celebrity weight loss and fitness crusader Richard Simmons.

Running From Cops, another podcast from Dan Taberski that dives deep into the COPS television phenomenon.

Snap Judgement, a weekly storytelling rollercoaster that challenges listeners to see situations and the world in the eyes of another.

Casefile True Crime, a weekly Australian crime podcast that deals with solved and cold criminal cases from around the country and the world.

Love + Radio, interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, “from the seedy to the sublime”.

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Aliens Like Us deals with aliens and conspiracies with “your favourite comedic actor” (his words, but probably true) Rhys Darby.

Lauren Shay