5 episodes

DNF is a podcast from Trail Runner magazine.

DNF Podcast Trail Runner Magazine

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 261 Ratings

DNF is a podcast from Trail Runner magazine.

    Episode 13 - The Secret To Superhuman Strength

    Episode 13 - The Secret To Superhuman Strength

    Cartoonist Alison Bechdel uses running to overcome a drinking habit, and Jack Kerouac self-destructs.

    • 29 min
    Episode 12 - The Crack Up

    Episode 12 - The Crack Up

    In 2017, Hillary Allen took a fall during a race that almost ended her life, and her running career. She says the survival story really begins the day she took her first steps, and all the days after that.

    Hillary reflects on injury, survival and identity. Plus, Scott Fitzgerald cracks.

    • 32 min
    Episode 11 - Fail Better

    Episode 11 - Fail Better

    Peter Sagal says he might not have been born to run, but he has used running throughout his life as a way of exploring success, failure, and all the life that happens in between.

    • 30 min
    Episode 10 - The Waste Land

    Episode 10 - The Waste Land

    Breaking a world record caused Mike Foote to realize he needed help.

    And, T. S. Eliot re-invents modern literature while depressed.

    • 30 min
    Episode 9 - Kintsugi

    Episode 9 - Kintsugi

    A divorce led Ben Gibbard to reexamine his creative approach to songwriting and trail running.

    Plus, a brief history of Japanese ceramic repair.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 Ratings

HannahdNoble ,

Amazingly well crafted

As someone with a liberal arts education who also loves to run (and is an avid Trail Runner Magazine reader), the storytelling in this podcast blew me away. Introducing a theme with a discussion about an influential writer and their work, and then applying that theme to the interview with the athlete and telling their story makes this podcast incredible. I feel amazed by the quality of the storytelling every time I listen to an episode.

jlinnski ,

What I was looking for

This is what I was looking for, insightful, positive, realistic, this host is a pro, keep them coming please!

mckaaaaay ,

Great storytelling

Really enjoying the variety of stories on here. The tagline is spot-on. Stories about failure in life and running. Zoe is such an engaging host and I love her funny relatable monologues about the philosophy of why people run.

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