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What's on my iPod

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Music is motivating right? Keeps us going thru the hard workouts, the hills and when we're 80% done with the run or bike.

Unless you are me.

When headed out for a 5 miler (60 min) or another task that needs to be accomplished (house decluttering), I staple myself to it with a podcast.

This American Life
Freakonomics
Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler
Jillian Michaels Show
The Moth
Straight Dope
Back Story with the American History Guys
Hypothetical Help
TED Talks
RadioLab

FYI - A few months ago, Newsweek did a story on how to make yourself smarter and they recommended RadioLab & TED. One of the produces (Jay Abulmrod) wrote in that he was flattered to be in the same company as TED but he didnt think it was true. But you should listen anyway.

Yes there is music on my iPod and I listen to that sometimes. But the vast majority of my listening is spoken podcast-y words.

And I'm always looking for new ones. Feel free to share!
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LESLIELENORE 9/15/2012 8:54PM

    I need music. I bet you learn a lot though listening to all that.

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/15/2012 8:19PM

    Great idea!

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DOGLADY13 9/15/2012 7:54PM

    I listen to many of those shows, but not on the runs. Either on the commute or when I'm on my way home from Yet Another Meeting. Sometimes I download a bunch for long car rides. Didn't think to do it this time.

I LOVE The Moth. It airs on my NPR station one night in the middle of the week. I sometimes catch it. Also like This American Life, Radiolab, Freakonomics and TED Talks. Jonathan Schwartz from WNYC NY does a great Saturday and Sunday show, but it looks like you need to download an app for you ipod to listen. It's a mix of talk and music. Jonathan Schwartz is a walking encyclopedia for American pop standards and you learn so much listening to him.



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ROXYZMOM 9/15/2012 11:05AM

    Very interesting - does your pace stay consistent?

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BIGPAWSUP 9/15/2012 8:59AM

    This is good to know. I love my music but I live audio books too. Might switch to them for longer "trips"

Thanks.

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KALANTHA 9/15/2012 8:27AM

    I've seen some ot the TED talks and I like them a lot!

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CINERICIA 9/15/2012 8:09AM

    I was thinking about switching to audiobooks for my long runs. Music gets me through about an hour; after that, I'm skipping everything that comes into the rotation in hopes of finding that one song that will give me a second wind.

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