If you remember earlier posts, you know that I don’t actually have an iPod but a Sansa e250 MP3 playerwhich I really enjoy. I mentioned that I tend to listen to podcasts instead of music when I run with it, which is only sometimes.
According to Podcast.com
A â€œpodcastâ€ is a buzzword to describe a very simple concept: an audio or video file available on the Internet for you to listen to and/or watch. A podcast can also refer to a series of audio or video files (a podcast show, similar to a TV or radio show), and when using the word podcast most people refer to the entire series and not just one show.
Oversimplified a podcast is an audio version of a blog!
I know I am a geek but thought I’d let you know which podcasts I listen to because some are relevant to running/endurance sports!
Phedippidations (it took me a while to learn to pronounce it!) is an hour long weekly podcast with a variety of running information and sometimes corny jokes and songs hosted by Steve Runner. This was recently featured in Runner’s World.
Mayor Kevin Smith (Anderson, Indiana) had a weekly radio show before the election season and I listened to the podcast to see what was happening in the city.
ONEcast is a random podcast produced by the ONE campaign. The ONE campaign is trying to raise awareness about international poverty.
Pence’s Podcasts is an other randomly produced podcast featuring highlights from Rep. Pence sometime on the radio and sometimes his speeches from the floor of the US House of Representatives.
The Bridge Community Church (my home church) publishes some of the weekly messages.
I know I am a geek, my wife definitely thinks so! I would note that this gives me plenty to listen to and think about while I’m running and it really isn’t that much since many of them don’t update on a regular basis. I would recommend each of them for your listening pleasure and information.
What’s on your mp3 player?