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The Runcast with John Richards

KEXP

We believe that everyone who runs should have a great soundtrack. Not one curated by an algorithm, but one that’s hand-picked by a DJ who runs too. The Runcast with John Richards brings you a dynamic mix of music and inspiration to keep you company and motivate you on your run, no matter what your level.

Location:

Seattle, WA

Networks:

KEXP

Description:

We believe that everyone who runs should have a great soundtrack. Not one curated by an algorithm, but one that’s hand-picked by a DJ who runs too. The Runcast with John Richards brings you a dynamic mix of music and inspiration to keep you company and motivate you on your run, no matter what your level.

Twitter:

@kexp

Language:

English

Contact:

113 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109 206-903-5397


Episodes

Explore KEXP Podcasts!

10/19/2023
During KEXP’s fall fund drive, discover the variety of music podcasts we produce at KEXP and hear some of our favorite clips from each one. We’re thankful to the thousands of amplifiers who already donate to KEXP, building the foundation for our community of storytelling, and we want you to join them with a one-time donation or a recurring gift! 50 Years of Hip-Hop: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/50-years-of-hip-hop/ El Sonido: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/el-sonido/ Fresh off the Spaceship: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/fresh-off-the-spaceship/ Live on KEXP: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/live-on-kexp/ Sound and Vision: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/sound-vision/ Song of the Day: https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/song-of-the-day/ KEXP Podcasts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kexppodcasts Donate today: kexp.org/donate Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:11

Running to Add Life to Your Days

9/15/2023
To close out Season 2 of The Runcast, John Richards brings you a marathon mix of 53 songs filled with hope and inspiration to get you moving. Plus, a sprinkling of quotes from famous runners like, um, Benjamin Franklin? It'll make sense once you start listening, and running... Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:03:28:27

Free Your Mind and Daydream with LP Giobbi

9/1/2023
This Runcast features a guest curator! Joining John Richards on this episode is DJ, producer, musician, activist AND runner LP Giobbi. She shares insight on how running motivates and grounds her, while also motivating you to get moving and to be thankful for your body. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:25

Running Into Purpose

8/18/2023
Songs and messages from John Richards and your favorite artists fueled with inspiration and emotion…(inspirmotion?) to keep you moving whether you run, walk, bike or just dance to The Runcast. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:59

Ragnar 2023: No Sleep Till Langley

8/4/2023
Join the KEXP Radioheads as we take you 200 miles through forests, over mountains, and along the sea. We’ll bring you along throughout this podcast with musical picks, reflections and exploits during this year’s Ragnar Northwest Passage road race. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:35:03

Do Your Best, Don't Stress

7/21/2023
A runcast featuring notes of inspiration from runners hitting the trail locally in Seattle, as well as from the Hudson Valley rail trails and some scenic Scandinavian fjords. Plus, solid advice from an elementary school teacher and ways to stay motivated after injury. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:14

Untangling Through Movement

7/7/2023
A story that took 53.9 miles and 112,004 steps to complete, how movement helps us work through conflict, and a shoutout to all the walkers out there. Plus, incredible songs from KEXP favorites new and old. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:08:49

Keep Up the Good Work

6/23/2023
DJ and runner Kevin Cole guest hosts this episode of the Runcast providing a motivating soundtrack for discovery--musical discovery and self-discovery on your running journey. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:32:17

Running Up That Hill

6/9/2023
On a runcast that starts meditative and then ROCKS OUT, John shares his secret to running up hills (it's funny!) along with songs to motivate you as you run. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:58:52

For Whatever Holds The Sacred

5/26/2023
Inspirational music and messages to lift you up wherever you are on your running journey. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:03

Running to Heal and Motivate

5/12/2023
Host John Richards kicks off the new season of The Runcast with songs and messages of hope, inspiring you to run to heal. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:07

The Runcast Season 2: Coming May 12

4/28/2023
The Runcast is back! Season 2 arrives right here on May 12, 2023. In the meantime, you can revisit previous episodes, check out KEXP's other podcasts, or drop us a line at runcast@kexp.org. Subscribe now for a new episode every 2 weeks from May to September. This trailer features Spirit Award's "Pushing Forward" from the album 'The Fear,' out on May 19 via Share It Music. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:32

50 Years of Hip-Hop: Coming February 1

1/31/2023
A party in the Bronx on August 11th, 1973 is widely considered to be the birthplace of hip-hop. The art form has since touched every corner of our world and evolved into one of the most significant cultural forces today. This year, on hip-hop's 50th anniversary, we’re giving it a proper tribute. 50 Years of Hip-Hop is KEXP’s newest podcast. Hosted by Larry Mizell Jr, the series highlights a different year of rap history each week. Jumping around the timeline from 1973 to today, expect personal reflections, iconic tracks and albums, and conversations around the genesis of the culture. New episodes drop every Wednesday starting February 1. Subscribe to 50 Years of Hip-Hop now and learn more at KEXP.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:58

The Marathon Confessional

10/7/2022
The Runcast’s Season 1 finale brings you an incredible lineup of songs and inspirational quotes from the heart and mind of DJ and runner John Richards. Whether it’s to power you through a long run, or just a long day, take this Runcast with you to know that you are not alone. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:02:09:58

Mainline Melody Motivational Mixtape to Fix a Grey Commute

9/23/2022
A running mixtape of motivational songs from our hearts to yours, featuring a portion of our favorite songs to run to this year. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:59:04

Running to Hope

9/9/2022
Inspiring stories, infused with hope, of listeners sharing what this Runcast means to them. One who runs to keep illness at bay. Another who just said goodbye to their best friend and how this community makes them feel “not alone.” Plus, an ending that surprised us all! Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Once You Run One Step, You're a Runner

8/26/2022
Songs to get you inspired to run, no matter what kind of run you are on, because once you take that first step, well, you're a runner and you are not alone! Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:04

We'll be back on August 26th

8/12/2022
John Richards will be back with a brand new mix on Friday, August 26th. In the meantime, learn more about 50 years of KEXP at KEXP.org/50. And check out KEXP's other podcasts, Sound & Vision, Song of the Day, Live on KEXP and Fresh off the Spaceship. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:01

The Long Way Home (Live from Ragnar)

7/29/2022
This Runcast was recorded at the annual Ragnar race in Washington and stars The KEXP Radioheads (aka KEXP's John Richards, Kevin Cole, Morgan Chosnyk and Ken Tarleton, Sub Pop's Megan Jasper, and friends Danielle Henty and Terry Novak). Between legs of their 36-hour, 200-mile race, the runners share their favorite songs to motivate you to get moving and keep moving. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:27:33

Heart and Sole

7/15/2022
On this episode, John passes the mic to another KEXP DJ and long-time runner, Kevin Cole. He brings a mix of music to motivate, inspire, and awkwardly pump your fists in the air, featuring tracks from IDLES, Jungle, Ibibio Sound Machine, and The Vega Bodegas. Oceanator - Beach Days (Alive Again) Hazel English - Summer Nights Supercrush - Perfect Smile TORRES - Thirstier Francis of Delirium - The Funhouse Confidence Man - Holiday Jungle - Keep Moving Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It Ibibio Sound Machine - Protection From Evil Public Service Broadcasting - Go! Sleigh Bells - Locust Laced The Vega Bodegas - Welcome to Slow Cooker Body Type - Buoyancy IDLES - The New Sensation Camilla Munck - Blessed Be Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:07:34