Podcast are a great way to shorten your time while holding a plank position. Or any other strength exercise, especially those uncomfortable positions that make your muscles screaming in search of “time forward button”. They are also quite effective for keeping you up to date with recent research, new opinions or getting to know new people and their views. In the past I literally listened to thousands of podcast episodes, mainly from the nutrition & lifestyle fields, and some from triathlon & endurance world as well. While I listen them mainly during strength exercises and while cooking, I could never wear headphones while running outdoors. Not only due to safety reasons, have I just never found it boring to run outdoors. Probably due to enhanced blood flow through the brain and the flow of ideas that follow 🙂
Nonetheless, here are the podcasts I listen to most often:
NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE
The Paleo solution podcast (Robb Wolf)
The podcast from one of the “paleo-men” itself, currently with over 200 episodes. There are interesting guests, comprehensive answers to listener’s questions and all in all very high quality content, as you would expect from Robb Wolf! Topics vary from nutrition, health and lifestyle advice to fitness. A must listen!
Revolution health radio (Chriss Kresser)
Chriss Kresser is a self-described health skeptic and detective that debunks popular mainstream health myths. The podcast is full of practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally. All provided information is well founded in scientific research, so expect top quality advice!
Primal Blueprint podcast (Mark Sisson)
Mark Sisson entered the podcasting world lately and the wait was worthwhile. As you would expect from him, the content is high quality, all research based and in accordance with his “Primal” stance.
The Fat-Burning Man Show (Abel James)
Don’t let that cover image fool you. He’ not (all) about the looks, his content is high quality. His interviewing skills really bring the best out of his guests, so the show is a worthwhile time investment.
The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show (Jimmy Moore)
Jimmy Moore, the grandfather of Low Carb podcasting has been around for ages. And among 800 + shows, there are some really high quality guests, like Tim Noakes, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Lorain Cordain, Vollek, Phinney, Attia, Taubes and many others. While Jimmy certainly needs some time to get used to, his interviewing skills are good so do search for interesting guest and have a listen!
Ask the Low Carb experts (Jimmy Moore)
A “sister” podcast to Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, this one is more centered towards answering listener’s questions to Low Carb experts, which also include very prominent names!
ENDURANCE SPORTS & OTHER
IM talk (Bevan James Eyles, John Newsom)
This one is all about triathlon with emphasis on Ironman triathlon. Weekly news, often some knowledgeable guests, coaching tips and some random fun facts thrown in between. Only for triathletes!
Legends of triathlon (Bevan James Eyles, John Newsom)
With the same podcast authors as IM talk, this show brings you on monthly basis the interviews with the legends of triathlon. Really interesting podcast for the sport historians among us, with reflections of how the sport was back in the days and how it developed.
The Competitor radio (Bob Babbitt, Paul Huddle)
The triathlon legend, Bob Babbitt, along with co-host Paul Huddle brings interviews with various interesting people from endurance world. Mainly they are athletes, with some coaches or race organizers thrown in between. Bob’s history knowledge is remarkable, so he’s able to bring the very best out of all guests, so the show is really entertaining.
First off the bike
Podcast from down under, where the creators of the popular firstoffthebike webpage provide their insights to current triathlon action. Includes quite a lot of joking so be prepared for a lively listen.
Brlog (Jan Kok, Samo Stergel)
New Slovenian podcast with interesting guests. Quite rough language, raw content and provoking debates. Not triathlon related, though nutrition & lifestyle is often discussed. Promising!