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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.

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.

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United States

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KEXP

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

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.

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.

Duration:00:49:32

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...

Duration:01:08:25

Baby, We're Ascending

7/1/2022
Musical notes, inspiring quotes, and songs that make you float from Sneaker Pimps, Automatic, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, and more. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:08

A Random Act of Kindness

6/17/2022
KEXP's John Richards joins you on your journey to run with songs from KEXP favorites like Kevin Morby, Santigold, Warpaint, and more. On this mix, John shares how running helps him maintain both his physical and mental health, with the right music to keep motivated. As author and runner Christopher McDougall says, “We run when we're scared, we run when we're ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.” Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See...

Duration:00:55:30

Running With the Hurricane

6/3/2022
On the first episode of this season, John Richards talks about the joys of getting back into races and running with other people, but ultimately, the importance of running for yourself. Runners of all levels will feel welcome with the dynamic mix of high-energy, emotional and propulsive tracks designed to keep you running, featuring artists like Mitski, Toro y Moi and Dehd. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:05:23

The Runcast with John Richards: Coming June 3

6/1/2022
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. Subscribe right here, and enjoy new episodes every two weeks starting June 3, 2022. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:42

The Runcast, Vol. 25 (2021 Replay)

5/27/2022
In case you missed the announcement, The Runcast is returning, right here, on June 3rd! Email us at runcast@kexp.org if you have questions, feedback, or guest suggestions for the new season, launching in just ONE WEEK. Today, John stops by for a few reminders before replaying Volume 25 of the Runcast from 2021: In his final Runcast of the year – and KEXP's final episode of The Weekly Mix – John goes freeform to create a very personal Runcast just for you. Listen for advice, motivation,...

Duration:01:00:48

The Runcast, Vol. 24 (2021 Replay)

5/20/2022
In case you missed the announcement, The Runcast is returning, right here, on June 3rd! Email us at runcast@kexp.org if you have questions, feedback, or guest suggestions for the new season, launching in just two weeks. Today, John shares details on the new season before replaying Volume 24 of the Runcast from 2021: This edition of the Runcast is hosted by John Richards and powered by incredible music and quotes from the likes of Confucius, Danny Rojas from Ted Lasso, and Ralph Waldo...

Duration:00:56:33

Announcing "The Runcast with John Richards"

5/13/2022
Take your running shoes out of storage and start planning your next route because The Runcast is returning, right here, on June 3rd! With three weeks until the new episode, John shares details on this summer's series before replaying Volume 23 of the Runcast from 2021: John reads listeners' stories of hope amidst a pandemic, divorce, and more, showing how the runcast has inspired them, which in turn, inspires him. 1. Mint Julep - A Rising Sun 2. Efterklang - Living Other Lives 3....

Duration:01:09:17

Fresh off the Spaceship: The Story of the Black Constellation

3/25/2022
What is the Black Constellation? If you know, you'll want to listen to this podcast. If you don't, you'll want to listen, too. "Fresh off the Spaceship" is the newest podcast from KEXP, telling the story of the highly influential yet scarcely documented artist collective. The Black Constellation has included such varied musical acts as Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Ya Tseen and Porter Ray. Hosted by KEXP's Larry Mizell Jr. and Martin Douglas, each episode in this 10-part series takes...

Duration:00:05:02

Live on KEXP with Japanese Breakfast

1/14/2022
Today, we bring you an episode of KEXP's Live on KEXP podcast featuring an exclusive session with Japanese Breakfast. There are many negative ways one could sum up 2021 but one shining bright positive title we can give it is "The Year of Michelle Zauner." The Oregon-born artist is probably best known as Japanese Breakfast and released the stellar album Jubilee this June but is also now an acclaimed author with the release of the New York Times bestseller Crying in H Mart in April. For this...

Duration:00:23:37

Tori Amos on Synesthesia and Her New Album

12/17/2021
Today, we bring you an exclusive interview with Tori Amos, from KEXP's Sound & Vision podcast. Tori Amos talks about her new album, 'Ocean to Ocean,' and how she experiences visual trips of synesthesia when playing and listening to music. She also discusses how the pandemic impacted her mental health, strengthened her connection to nature, and influenced songs on the album. For more stories like these, including recent interviews with The War On Drugs, Damon Albarn, and Wet Leg, check out...

Duration:00:15:39

Got Adventurous Taste?

11/26/2021
John Richards has a message for you. Follow his advice and subscribe to KEXP's Song of the Day wherever you get your podcasts. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:50

The End of The Weekly Mix...for now!

9/10/2021
A message from John Richards about some changes to come on this feed. Stay subscribed for something new coming to this feed in 2022! In the meantime: here iOSAndroidKEXP.ORG.Midnight in a Perfect World seriesKEXP.ORGSupport the show: https://www.kexp.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:01:20

The Weekly Mix, Vol. 787 - Runcast, Vol. 25

9/3/2021
In his final Runcast of the year – and KEXP's final episode of The Weekly Mix – John goes freeform to create a very personal Runcast just for you. Listen for advice, motivation, inspiration, and incredible music to power your run. 1. The Antlers - Solstice 2. Big Red Machine - Phoenix (feat. Fleet Foxes & Anaïs Mitchell) 3. Big Red Machine - The Ghost of Cincinnati 4. Public Service Broadcasting - Blue Heaven (feat. Andreya Casablanca) 5. The Shivas - Undone 6. The Parrots - You Work...

Duration:01:00:15

The Weekly Mix, Vol. 786 - Best Laid Plans

8/27/2021
DJ Kevin Cole curates tracks from some of the best albums of the year so far, songs from highly anticipated upcoming releases, and a few mind-benders from artists playing one of the best music festivals of the year, Iceland Airwaves. You’ll hear Arlo Parks, Ty Segall, Courtney Barnett, Hollis, Wet Leg and more! 1. No-No Boy - The Best God Damn Band in Wyoming 2. Wet Leg - Chaise Longue 3. Nation of Language - This Fractured Mind 4. Durand Jones & The Indications - Witchoo (feat. Aaron...

Duration:01:37:03