Music That Matters Podcast: Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 1

Music That Matters, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
04/25/2014
KEXP

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Music That Matters, Vol. 405 - Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 1KEXP’s Morning Show host, John Richards, presents the first in a new series of Music That Matters podcasts, it’s our Runner Powered Podcast, Volume 1. Enjoy this one hour training podcast, featuring 16 high-energy local and international artists with songs about running and songs that will motivate runners. Download now and allow KEXP’s resident runner to amplify your inspiration and soundtrack your next run. Don’t miss Volume 2, coming soon and featuring a two hour mix with all new songs!

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember (I can only remember back to 5th grade when I started cross country to impress a girl). From the very first run, I realized that this was both a challenge, mentally and physically, but also really helped me in both those areas as well. Anyone who runs, trains, or exercises in general usually has music on, and that becomes such an important part of your experience, and in most cases can make or break that activity. When I trained for a marathon, I would time it to be either during Kevin’s show, listening to long classical pieces, or one of my mixes (my only non-music exception was when Dave Neihaus was calling a game for the Mariners). I’ve had this idea to put together a KEXP mix that you could take with you for some time, but hadn’t been able to put it together. After our second son was born, I decided I needed a goal exercise-wise to keep the head and body in line, and decided I could probably off a half marathon in the Spring. Amy agreed and we’ve both been training between work, school, and kids. This inspired me to get the running podcast going as well. Other inspirations have included my runs with superstar marathon KEXP volunteer Ken, and the start of the KEXP Running Club. But back to the podcast, the first one is an hour and the second will be two hours. Instead of just busting new music like we do on the podcasts, I thought I'd go through the last few years and pick the best vibes we can offer your run, and instead of just talking, music would talk inspiration to help you through the run. I hope people dig this and it inspires them to keep running or even start running! — John Richards

  • Tracklist:
  • 1. Lord Huron - Time To Run
  • 2. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
  • 3. Augustines - Cruel City
  • 4. Beat Connection - In the Water
  • 5. Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner
  • 6. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
  • 7. The Moondoggies - Changing (Live on KEXP)
  • 8. The Lonely Forest - I Don’t Want To Live There
  • 9. Pickwick - Hacienda Motel
  • 10. Fitz & The Tantrums - Breakin’ the Chains of Love
  • 11. Frightened Rabbit - Swim til You Can’t See Land
  • 12. Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
  • 13. Django Django - Hail Bop
  • 14. Luscious Jackson - Are You Ready
  • 15. Lucius - Turn It Around
  • 16. Washed Out - Don’t Give Up
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