Fdip295: Dr. George Sheehan – Facing the Future
Its been almost two years since I produced an episode of this goofy little podcast featuring the thoughts and words of a man I admire a great deal: Dr. George Sheehan. Theres no specific reason for thatepisode 258 titled Dr. George Sheehan: Seeing was...
Fdip294: The Walkers of Prince Edward Island
Who are you? When we contemplate those elements of our origins, personality and physical beingwe have to consider our genetic history, the environment in which we were raised and live and, the behavior and stories of those who influenced our lives. I...
Fdip292: Running in Time
The universe is different for runners, because we have a far more personal relationship with it. Non-runners can jump on a bike, in a car, on a boat, strap themselves into a plane or a rocket, and discuss the many miles theyll travel in shorter...
Fdip291: Running in Space
Youre out on a five mile run, the sun is setting and the stars are beginning to shine. You are traveling a measureable distance across a tiny blue bubble in space that has been in existence for 4.5 billion years within a universe that was created out...
Fdip285: The Problem with Treadmilling
Treadmilling is not a bad thing. But I think everyone listening to me understands that given the choice between running in place for an hour within your home, or at a gym and moving outside, under the sky, within the elements and across the...
Fdip284: My First Time
Today well hear from six fellow runners (including myself) who will relate to you their personal stories about Their First Times.
Fdip283: Life 2.0
Today is my 50th birthday. I was born at exactly 7:48 PM Eastern Standard Time in the maternity ward of Milton Hospital on Reedsdale Road and Highland Street in the town of Milton, Massachusetts on January 19th, 1962. Turning 50 feels good, because...
Fdip282: The Runner and Doctor Shoe
We're traveling back in time on this episode; through six and a half years in PodCasting AND BEYOND!
Fdip280: Summer of the Shark
In the summer of 1975 I was a 13 year old skinny, big eared, pimply-faced teenager with a frown full of braces and a head filled with big ideas. This was the first time I had ever been able to express my creativity to an audience greater than my...
Fdip279: For Love of Wine and Pizza Part 2
Part two of a series of episode where we prepare ourselves to win an argument with a non-runner!
Fdip278: For Love of Wine and Pizza Part 1
In order to start the conversation that plants the seed of an idea into someones head that they might want to begin the process to adopt the running life style, you need the right ammunition: you need to commit to memory at least a handful of logical...
Fdip277: Existence and the Running Man
To be or not to be?, that is only the second question we have to ask ourselves: the first is: Are we? or Are we not? Do we exist or is this all just a dream? Descartes had something to say about all this, and its to Descartes that we will go, as we...
Fdip276: Henry David Thoreau Walker
In this episode I present for you an abridged for podcast version of Henry David Thoreaus essay A Walk to Wachusett. As you listen to these words, think about the excursion you might make wherever you live; knowing that you could cover the distance on...
Fdip275: In Vino Veritas
Philosophers have been asking the question What is Truth for thousands of years, as they try to determine if truth is subjective, objective, relative or absolute. I think that we, as runners: have a special opportunity to both ask and, in some...
Fdip274: The Pursuit of Happiness
I propose to you that running can bring you great happiness, and since I know that Im preaching to the choir here, Ill ask you to consider how running can bring happiness to those in your family, friends and acquaintances whom youll meet in your...
Fdip273: The Morality of Quitting
In this episode we tackle the philosophical question Is it morally right to quit a road race?. For help in understanding the question en route to an answer, we call about the great minds of Professor Richard Dawkins, Immanuel Kant, Socrates, and...
Fdip272: The Iron and Candy Anniversary Show
The 6th Anniversay of Phedippidations.
Fdip271: Team Poco Loco
This episode of Phedippidations is intended to recreate for you the experience of running with fellow runners and friends. On April 30th Team Poco Loco gathered in Boston Massachusetts to run a half marathon distance around the mighty Charles River.
Fdip270: When There’s Nothing Left to Burn, You Have to Set Yourself on...
This is the story of a fellow runner by the name of Katie who fought a good fight in that all too familiar way where all options are gone and the only thing left to do was to make a terrible agonizing choice: When you have nothing left to burn, you...
Fdip269: el Poco Loco Curso
A tour of the Poco Loco Course
- Oxford, MA
- Oxford, MA 01540