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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.

The Runcast with John Richards KEXP

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    • 4.6 • 537 Ratings

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.

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

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

    John Richards is back to fuel your run with messages about dogs, plus great music from Nilufer Yanya, Ride, Nada Surf and.. SQUIRREL!!!
    Pokey LaFarge - Run Run Run The Decemberists - Burial Ground Apples with Moya - Contact Early Internet - Pisces Season But All the Time Nada Surf - In Front of Me Now Ride - Last Frontier Gift - Wish Me Away Maxband - Lines BODEGA - Tarkovski Pure Hex - Fray Good Looks - Self-Destructor Been Stellar - Sweet Nilüfer Yanya - Like I Say (I Runaway) Warren Dunes - Freestyle Day Spa Email us at runcast@kexp.org.
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    • 57 min
    Overtaking Your Shadow

    Overtaking Your Shadow

    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!
    Cloud Cult - I Am A Force Field Brimheim - Dancing in the Rubble IDLES - Dancer Wonder 45 - Make It Happen James and the Cold Gun - Fragile The Haunted Youth - Into You Sprints - Up and Comer CHILD + THE BANNED - Dominion Christian Löffler - Ease Melenas - Bang Ibibio Sound Machine - Pull The Rope freekind. - Good News mega cat - Rat Fight Parlor Greens - In Green We Dream Brittany Davis - Sepricon The Big Hell - Hooligan Dad Font - Sentence I Enumclaw - Change The Qualitons - The Trail I. Email us at runcast@kexp.org.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Loved Ones Runcast

    The Loved Ones Runcast

    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.
    Beirut - The Tern Four Tet - Loved Emancipator - Cherry Blossom (feat. Koresma) Colouring - How’d It Get So Real George Fitzgerald - Gleams Nation of Language - Spare Me the Decision (Cutouts Remix) Caribou - Honey TR/ST - Robrash bad tuner - 24 hours Been Stellar - Passing Judgment Ride - Peace Sign Old 97’s - Where The Road Goes Ducks LTD - A Girl, Running Cuffed Up - Finer Things Lamplight - House Rules Email us at runcast@kexp.org.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The “Be An Ally” Runcast

    The “Be An Ally” Runcast

    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.
    Middle Kids - Bend Brimheim - No Liver, No Lungs GEMZ - Younger Salt Cathedral - Terminal Woes Empress Of - Femenine Ibibio Sound Machine - Mama Say AURORA - Some Type of Skin Tinsley - Distract Me Hana Vu - Hammer Blondshell - Docket (feat. Bully) Star Anna - Pure Magic Gustaf - Starting and Staring Bad Bad Hats - Meter Run Beth Gibbons - Floating On A Moment Email us at runcast@kexp.org. 
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    • 55 min
    The Runcast Season 3: Coming May 31

    The Runcast Season 3: Coming May 31

    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.
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    • 41 sec
    Introducing "In Our Headphones"

    Introducing "In Our Headphones"

    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.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

Ant-honey ,

Fantastic

Really greatly curated. Love that the Runcast is back as it’s own thing. John is great, KEXP is great and you’ll be great as you listen.

Edit: PLEASE DONT LET THEM KILL THIS LIKE THEY DID WITH SONG OF THE DAY. In Our Headphones is the biggest swing and miss ever. Fine, but did you have to kill SOD on top of everything?!

djakob ,

John Richards is my spirit animal

I listen to the Morning Show on KEXP every single day. Mostly because John is a great DJ, but also because I know that he is an avid runner who, like many, loves music. But unlike many, he is publicly vulnerable, incredibly self-aware, and really honest with his listeners about how he feels most of the time. And that is his superpower – and it’s evident in the thought and care that goes into writing, curating and producing this podcast. I always hear something I love, something new, and something I had forgotten that I loved along the way. Thank you for this podcast!

coatedterror439 ,

a highlight of my week

I’m pretty sure it actually makes me run faster and definitely puts me in a happy place. Thank you for this podcast!

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