I was reading through a post about mental toughness. One of the users mentioned a particular podcast to help with the psychological component to training. I’ve tried using the search function to find the post but to no avail. Here’s my attempt to gather some communal direction.
Which podcasts do you recommend and listen to on a regular basis? Aside from the TR one, I have listened to The Forward and sometimes Rapha Cycling Podcast. Does not have to be cycling related.
I love listening to podcasts on the bike. I get to learn stuff and get fitter at the same time. Here are some of my favourites:
The Cycling Podcast:
I particularly like the way they report the stuff around racing, whether it’s the part travelogue nature of their grand tour reporting or their nuanced approach to the wider issues in cycling.
A very silly take on the news. I pay more attention to this than the actual news
It’a about design, but so much more.
And lastly, the excellent More or Less from the BBC:
Looks at the news from a numerical perspective, and is really good at exploring the limitations of how we interpret statistics. I actually think that this podcast should be required listening for everyone.
This one was mentioned above in a long list, but deserves to be called out on it’s own. It’s the only other podcast that has made me a faster cyclist. It has also featured @Jonathan and @Nate_Pearson as guests.
None of these are cycling related but all of them are pretty damn good.
Sword and Scale - crazy, absolutely insane, true crime stories Criminal - problematic true crime stories This is war - interviews with soldiers typically around 18yo that were in combat S-Town - must listen. incredible The Daily - news from the nytimes How I built this - some amazing stories here. interviews with people who started with nothing and built massive companies Unfictional - i don’t remember 60 minutes Fresh air - interviews Radiolab - interviews and stories The moth - live stories from people’s lives Here’s the thing - alec baldwin interviews celebrities…
Bike Shop CX show: If you’re into wrenching yourself (or just want to do more of it) and CX or gravel specifically, I highly recommend the Bike Shop CX podcast. It’s kind of like car talk, except for bikes, and while they do have entertaining banter they get the job done too.
I’ll second the recommendations for Bike Shop CX and the cycling tips podcast - I think Caley Fretz was a great addition (and a big loss for the velo news podcast.) Bike shop CX is focused on Cyclocross, but a lot of the maintenance/tech stuff is generally useful.