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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
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The "Dogs, We Don't Deserve Them" Runcast

7/12/2024
John Richards is back to fuel your run with messages about dogs, plus great music from Nilufer Yanya, Ride, Nada Surf and.. SQUIRREL!!! Email us at runcast@kexp.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:57:34

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Overtaking Your Shadow

6/28/2024
Guest host DJ Kevin Cole brings you an uplifting mix of music from all over the world. Discover new music and power your run at the same time, all while trying to outrun your shadow! Email us at runcast@kexp.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:12:15

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The Loved Ones Runcast

6/14/2024
With this vibed-out mix of music and motivation, John brings you advice on how to power through tough runs with the help of those you love. Email us at runcast@kexp.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:08

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The “Be An Ally” Runcast

5/31/2024
On our first Runcast of 2024, John spotlights how dangerous it can be for women and female identifying runners to simply go out for a run, and what it means to be a good ally. Soundtracking this run is a powerful range of artists, from Empress Of and AURORA to Hana Vu and Beth Gibbons. Email us at runcast@kexp.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:01

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The Runcast Season 3: Coming May 31

5/17/2024
Mark your calendars because The Runcast is returning! Season 3 arrives right here on May 31, 2024. The new season will feature guest mixes, interviews, running motivation and inspiration, and as always, music discovery. 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 until October. This trailer features Salt Cathedral’s “Terminal Woes" from their self-released album Before It’s Gone. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:41

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Introducing "In Our Headphones"

4/19/2024
Introducing KEXP’s newest music discovery podcast. In Our Headphones brings you five song recommendations every Monday, straight from KEXP’s DJs and Music Directors. We learn stories and insights about the artists, make connections between the music and the world around us, and get to know the diverse roster of DJs that make up the KEXP airwaves. Join hosts Janice Headley and Isabel Khalili on this never-ending journey of music discovery. Search for "In Our Headphones" wherever you get your podcasts and listen to the first episode now, featuring song recommendations from Cheryl Waters. Questions? Contact us at headphones@kexp.org. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:13

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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