If you've been my buddy for a while, you may remember that I love to listen to books on tape or podcasts while I run.
Yes, I know it seems strange, but you seriously should try it.
They make your runs fly by-- your mind is too busy listening/concentrating to think about any boredom or discomfort!
Of course I was listening to podcasts during my 10 mile run yesterday in the sunny 72 degree weather that we had in Richmond VA!
Anyway, I want to tell you about my new favorite podcast, Freakonomics Radio. Best podcast series ever.
The Freakonomics Radio Podcast is from the same people (Levitt and Dubner) who wrote Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, which is a great book from the New York Times Best Seller list that I discovered back in 2007.
The podcasts explore all sorts of interesting ideas that you've always wondered about...some of my favorite episodes include -does college still matter?
-you eat what you are
-is twitter a two-way street? -how much does a good boss really matter? -the upside of quitting -what makes a donor donate? -the tale of the $15 tomato -how to live longer -there's cake in the breakroom -lying to ourselves -please steal my car -does money really buy elections?
The podcasts are entertaining, funny, and well produced. Some are just a few minutes long and others are up to 25 minutes (I think.)
And they're all FREE!
If you want to check out any of the other titles/descriptions or download any to iTunes, click here .
What do YOU like to listen to when you run? I like podcasts/books on tape on training runs, music when I race.