Other Podcast Recommendations (non-TR)

UNRAVELED - all about the unsolved case of the long island serial killer. super weird chain of events. Starts off with some heroin kid looking for money that ends up robbing the house of the chief of police and takes a duffle bag with a buttplug and pornos in it…

Lanterne Rouge - cycling podcast. The best. Make sure you check out the youtube. Old school race analysis vids are top shelf. But also analyzes current races and usually has them up within an hour of the finish. He has a great grasp on the history of cycling and can overlap it on top of current events and riders.

The Apology Line - A NYC artist in the 80’s had a phone line where people could call up and leave messages, apologies for things they’ve done. The artists ends up befriending a serial killer.

Geraint Thomas Cycling Club - One topic each week. Not bad. Feels a bit scripted but some good guests for each topic.

Watts Occuring - Luke Rowe and Geraint Thomas. They can be pretty funny when they are just taking cracks at each other.

Fast Talk - One of the best for training related deep dives.

McMillions - Incredible story about how people cheated the McDonald’s monopoly game. Watch the show. Some real characters.

That’s all for now. :slight_smile:

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Recent FasCat podcast has some discussion of training loads and ramp rates for masters cyclists.

May be of general interest to the folks asking for Trainer Road Masters specific plans.

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There are a number in addition to the popular one listed already that I’ve recently found:

The Dialed Podcast, mostly cycling with some triathlon as well

EVOQ.BIKE with Brendan Housler, very short tips with good food for thought, and some good interviews

Coach Cast, yes, it’s Training Peaks oriented, but still useful…sometimes

The Two Johns, not that kind of john, good cycling talk

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Maybe it’s upthread somewhere… Chris Horner’s “butterfly effect” on You Tube series is fun. Frequent race recaps and what the world tour knuckleheads did right and wrong in terms of tactics.

Most recent podcast is Flèche Wallonne: Does Primoz Need More Experience? | La Flèche Wallonne '21 Analysis | The Butterfly Effect - YouTube

Been enjoying @brendanhousler EVOQ podcast.
Nice interviews and insights


Agreed, that last interview with James Piccoli was amazing!


Any recommendations for specific FasCat episodes that are memorable/good?

I’ve just listened to a few of (and subscribed to) their pod, and it seems like one I’d really like but it feels a teeny bit more infomercial than information so far. I have high hopes though.

Still get the most from TR. I’m back listening from the start again :man_facepalming::rofl:. Just about to listen to Nate’s Leadville Race Report. There is so much awesome race prep/banter/competitiveness flowing through from when they did the Gran Fondo’s, ST6, then TT, Leadville, Road Racing. Can’t wait for the crew to all get back racing again.

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There’s one on masters CTL that I enjoyed, but I guess that depends on your age.

Also one on masters recovery.


Thanks, I’m literally listening to that one right now. I’m not up to play with all the WKO terminology but I think I’m following along well enough.

I listened to his “how I invented Sweet Spot one” too. Plus the Ian Boswell one.

There are a lot of entries in this thread, and I haven’t reviewed them all. I apologize if any of my suggestions are repetitive.

Behind the Bastards: From the Apple Podcast site: “There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.”

The Dan John Podcast: Dan John is to lifting and throwing what Coach Chad is to cycling. Plenty of wise, useful information; mostly lifting-related, but there are some good life lessons interjected as well.

FoundMyFitness: Although it can get a bit technical at times, Dr. Rhonda Patrick never fails to provide helpful health and nutrition information, gleaned from the latest studies and broken down into layman’s terms.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History: Although most episodes are quite lengthy and require some commitment, Dan is a master storyteller. My kids have accused me of sneaking “history lessons” in when I play these podcasts on car trips, but when I offer to turn it off, they are always quick to decline. Great stuff.

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This is one of the best podcasts of all times. I’m serious. Dan Carlin promoted podcasts before the name podcast was coined.

Here are a few others:

  • 99 % Invisible: they explore very weird small niche things and manage to make it super interesting. Typically, there is a design aspect involved.
  • Criminal: bite-of-life stories with a relation to crime, although not always in the obvious way.
  • Pantsuit Politics: this is US politics podcast of two centrist women. They invite experts on the show and explain the context rather than just giving you their opinion. This is not your typical politics show. If you are in your 30s or 40s, it is perfect, the after show includes lots of parenting topics and the like.
  • Pivot: a podcast at the intersection of tech and business. I’m not a business person, but they’re covering the big topics from people who know their stuff.
  • Undisclosed: this is the podcast if you like true crime stories being covered in depth.