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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.
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The Loved Ones Runcast

The Loved Ones Runcast

2024-06-1401:01:08

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 Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
To close out Season 2 of The Runcast, John Richards brings you a marathon mix of 53 songs filled with hope and inspiration to get you moving. Plus, a sprinkling of quotes from famous runners like, um, Benjamin Franklin? It'll make sense once you start listening, and running... ODESZA - Hopeful George FitzGerald - Venera Maribou State - Blackoak Tycho - Time to Run Jungle - Dominoes LP Giobbi, DJ Tennis, Joseph Ashworth - All In A Dream - LP Giobbi Club Edit Activity - Department of Blood Noble Rot - Casting No Light (feat. Colin Newman) Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired Ghost of Vroom - Still Getting It Done Skinny Pelembe - Like a Heart Won’t Beat M83 - Oceans Niagara Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee - Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Deeper - Tele Shalom - Happenstance Jake Shears - Devil Came Down the Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin) Golden Features - Flesh Bonobo - ATK LP Giobbi - Body Breathe (feat. Monogem) Roosevelt - Ordinary Love Grouplove - Hello Palehound - The Clutch Bully - Days Move Slow The New Pornographers - Angelcover Lucky Lo - I Will Always Be You Temple of Angels - Tangled in Joy Lanterns on the Lake - String Theory deary - Fairground George Clanton - I Been Young ODESZA & Yellow House - Heavier Bonobo & Jacques Greene - Fold LP Giobbi - Georgia Golden Features - Yield (feat. Rromarin) Barry Can't Swim - Dance of the Crab Edapollo - Opalescent Nation of Language - Too Much, Enough Blonde Redhead - Snowman Sea Lemon - Cellar Alaska Reid - Back to This Beach House - American Daughter Andy Bell & Masal - Tidal Love Conversation in That Familiar Golden Orchard Steve Mason - The People Say Generationals - Waking Moment Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day Temples - Afterlife Film School - Tape Rewind Grian Chatten - Fairlies Ladytron - Misery Remember Me Death Valley Girls - Magic Powers Temples - Gamma Rays The New Pornographers - Really Really Light Blondshell - Joiner Black Belt Eagle Scout - Don't Give Up Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This Runcast features a guest curator! Joining John Richards on this episode is DJ, producer, musician, activist AND runner LP Giobbi. She shares insight on how running motivates and grounds her, while also motivating you to get moving and to be thankful for your body. LP Giobbi - Georgia LP Giobbi, DESIREE - All I Need (DESIREE Remix) Barry Can't Swim - Sunsleeper LP Giobbi -  Feels Just LIke It (Club Edit) LP Giobbi, DJ Tennis, Joseph Ashworth - All In A Dream (LP Giobbi Club Edit) Maribou State - Blackoak Edapollo - Opalescent Nation of Language - Too Much, Enough Budgie, Jacknife Lee, and Lol Tolhurst - Los Angeles (feat. James Murphy) Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Running Into Purpose

Running Into Purpose

2023-08-1853:29

Songs and messages from John Richards and your favorite artists fueled with inspiration and emotion…(inspirmotion?) to keep you moving whether you run, walk, bike or just dance to The Runcast. Margo Cilker - Lowland Trail Local Natives - Just Before Morning Grandaddy - The Town Where I'm Livin Now Kristin Hersh - Ms Haha Elizabeth M Drummond - Crisis Bass Drum of Death - Find It James and The Cold Gun - Chewing Glass Tycho - Time to Run Barry Can't Swim - Dance of the Crab Deeper - Tele Girl Ray - Up Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day Ghost of Vroom - Still Getting It Done Small Paul - Live Along Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join the KEXP Radioheads as we take you 200 miles through forests, over mountains, and along the sea. We’ll bring you along throughout this podcast with musical picks, reflections and exploits during this year’s Ragnar Northwest Passage road race.  Bully - Days Move Slow Broncho - Class Historian Grrrl Gang - Rude Awakening Hurry - Beggin’ For You Spirit Award - Fantasy Genesis Owusu - Get Inspired Roosevelt - Luna Pahua - Porque Yo (feat. Eva de Marce) Soft Kill - Molly Rahill - Fables (feat. Beck) George FitzGerald - Mother (feat. SYML) Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f Glasser - Vine Georgia - Give It Up For Love TSHA - The Light Golden Features - Yield (feat. Rromarin) Wild Pink - Hold My Hand (feat. Julien Baker) Kevin Morby - A Random Act of Kindness Bdrmm - It’s Just A Bit of Blood Sea Lemon - Cellar Palehound - The Clutch The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field Great Grandpa - Bloom The Budos Band - Frontier's Edge Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do Your Best, Don't Stress

Do Your Best, Don't Stress

2023-07-2101:00:141

A runcast featuring notes of inspiration from runners hitting the trail locally in Seattle, as well as from the Hudson Valley rail trails and some scenic Scandinavian fjords. Plus, solid advice from an elementary school teacher and ways to stay motivated after injury. Black Belt Eagle Scout - Don't Give Up Tomo Nakayama - Contigo ODESZA & Yellow House - Heavier Bonobo - ATK HÆLOS - Hear Me Roosevelt - Ordinary Love Golden Features - Flesh Activity - Department of Blood Odonis Odonis - No One Left (feat. ACTORS) Film School - Tape Rewind MAN ON MAN - Hush (feat. J Mascis) Upper Wilds - Short Centuries Blonde Redhead - Snowman Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Untangling Through Movement

Untangling Through Movement

2023-07-0701:09:19

A story that took 53.9 miles and 112,004 steps to complete, how movement helps us work through conflict, and a shoutout to all the walkers out there. Plus, incredible songs from KEXP favorites new and old. Hammock - Love in the Void Strange Ranger - She's On Fire Laveda - Surprise Temple of Angels - Waving to the Wind Smokey Brights - Long Goodbye Blondshell - Joiner Generationals - Eutropius (Give Me Lies) Jungle - Dominoes Little Dragon - Gold Daisies - Blue Cowboy Ritmo Machine - Psychedelic Tony Allen and Doctor L - Jakelewah (Doctor L's 3 Years In Heaven Remix) Grian Chatten - Fairlies Hibou - Upon the Clouds You Weep Temples - Afterlife Sea Lemon - Cellar Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Keep Up the Good Work

Keep Up the Good Work

2023-06-2301:32:171

DJ and runner Kevin Cole guest hosts this episode of the Runcast providing a motivating soundtrack for discovery--musical discovery and self-discovery on your running journey. Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work The Veldt - The Everlasting Gobstopper Superviolet - Overrater La Fonda - New Mexico Samia - Honey Flyying Colours - Goodbye to Music Miya Folick - So Clear Caroline Polachek - Welcome to My Island Ooh La La - Life’s Too Fast To Feel  Jungle - Candle Flame featuring Erick the Architect  Dame Area, -Esto me pertenece Nabihah Iqbal - Gentle Heart El Michels Affair and Black Thought - Glorious Game CIEL - Somebody  ĠENN - A Reprise (That Girl)  JOHN - Trauma Mosaic  Spirit Award - New Energy, The Fear  Moreish Idols - Chum, Lock Eyes and Collide  Say She She - Prism  NAVVI - Love Lowly - Keep Up The Good Work Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Running Up That Hill

Running Up That Hill

2023-06-0958:512

On a runcast that starts meditative and then ROCKS OUT, John shares his secret to running up hills (it's funny!) along with songs to motivate you as you run. Andy Bell & Masal - Tidal Love Conversation in That Familiar Golden Orchard George Fitzgerald - Venera George Clanton - I Been Young Beach House - American Daughter Lanterns on the Lake - String Theory Temple of Angels - Tangled In Joy Grouplove - Hello New Pornographers - Really Really Light Palehound - The Clutch Generationals - Waking Moment Bully - Days Move Slow Sam Himself - Strangelove Flyying Colours - Hit the Road bdrmm - Be Careful Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inspirational music and messages to lift you up wherever you are on your running journey. HÆLOS - Last Days Petite Noir - Blurry Kele - Someone to Make Me Laugh Fever Ray - Carbon Dioxide LP Giobbi - Body Breathe (feat. Monogem) Acid Arab & Wael Alkak - Ya Mahla Jake Shears - Devil Came Down the Dance Floor (feat. Amber Martin) Bonobo & Jacques Green - Fold Skinny Pelembe - Like a Heart Won't Beat Shalom - Happenstance Noble Rot - Casting No Light (feat. Colin Newman) WITCH - Avalanche of Love (feat. Sampa the Great) Ritmo Machine - Isla del Ritmo Beach Vacation - Lay Low Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host John Richards kicks off the new season of The Runcast with songs and messages of hope, inspiring you to run to heal. ODESZA - Hopeful M83 - Oceans Niagara Petite Noir - Finding Paradise Steve Mason - The People Say Lucky Lo - I Will Always Be You The New Pornographers - Angelcover deary - Fairground Alaska Reid - Back to This Plains - Problem With It Ladytron - Misery Remember Me Frankie Rose - Sixteen Ways Temples - Gamma Rays Death Valley Girls - Magic Powers Fruit Bats - It All Comes Back Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Marathon Confessional

The Marathon Confessional

2022-10-0702:10:361

The Runcast’s Season 1 finale brings you an incredible lineup of songs and inspirational quotes from the heart and mind of DJ and runner John Richards. Whether it’s to power you through a long run, or just a long day, take this Runcast with you to know that you are not alone.  Lydia Ramsey - I Will Wait For You Alec Shaw - Spinning Broken Bells - We're Not In Orbit Yet... Secret Machines - Underneath the Concrete  Röyksopp - Speed King Editors - Vibe Dazy - Peel Screensaver - Repeats    Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - When the Lights Go Raw Poetic - Ralph Ellison Silversun Pickups - Hereafter (Way After) Art d'Ecco - Midlife Crisis Preoccupations - Fix Bayonets!   Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever - Tidal River The Beths - Knees Deep Say She She - Pink Roses Nilufer Yanya - Stabilise Doss - Jumpin’ Röyksopp - The Night (feat. Alison Goldfrapp) Cumulus - Sunbeam Bright Eyes - Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh (feat. Phoebe Bridgers) Rocky Votolato - Little Black Diamond Kraus - Anyone The Mary Veils - Bone Blossom Green Holm - Intelligent Moves Miss Grit - Like You Bambara - Birds Courting - Tennis   Bill Callahan - Coyotes Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A running mixtape of motivational songs from our hearts to yours, featuring a portion of our favorite songs to run to this year.  Jungle - Keep Moving Sudan Archives - Selfish Soul Santigold - High Priestess Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity The Black Angels - El Jardin Beach House - Once Twice Melody Spiritualized - The Mainline Song Nation of Language - The Grey Commute Mt Fog - Behind a Silent Door Automatic - New Beginning Dazy & Militarie Gun - Pressure Cooker The Beths - Silence is Golden Camp Cope - Running with the Hurricane  Aeon Station - Fade ODESZA - The Last Goodbye (feat. Bettye LaVette) Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Running to Hope

Running to Hope

2022-09-0950:03

Inspiring stories, infused with hope, of listeners sharing what this Runcast means to them. One who runs to keep illness at bay. Another who just said goodbye to their best friend and how this community makes them feel “not alone.” Plus, an ending that surprised us all!  Small Paul - Mountain Night Shop - Let Me Let It Go Big Joanie - In My Arms Wild Pink - ILYSM Precocious Neophyte - AIWA Melts - Outlier SPICE - Recovery Beacon - Can’t Turn Back Winter - Atonement (feat. Hatchie) The Black Angels - El Jardin NNAMDÏ - Dedication Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Songs to get you inspired to run, no matter what kind of run you are on, because once you take that first step, well, you're a runner and you are not alone!  Spiritualized - Always Together With You Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Spitting Off the Edge of the World (feat. Perfume Genius) The Beths - Silence is Golden Beach Bunny – Entropy Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Go On The Folk Implosion - Had Enough Nikki Lane - First High Death Valley Girls - When I'm Free Mt Fog - Behind a Silent Door The Churchhill Garden - Always There High Vis – Blending Marlon Wiliams - River Rival Hovvdy – Town Holy Ship - Beyond Frames Hermanos Gutiérrez - El Bueno Y El Malo Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Richards will be back with a brand new mix on Friday, August 26th.  In the meantime, learn more about 50 years of KEXP at KEXP.org/50. And check out KEXP's other podcasts, Sound & Vision, Song of the Day, Live on KEXP and Fresh off the Spaceship.Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This Runcast was recorded at the annual Ragnar race in Washington and stars The KEXP Radioheads (aka KEXP's John Richards, Kevin Cole, Morgan Chosnyk and Ken Tarleton, Sub Pop's Megan Jasper, and friends Danielle Henty and Terry Novak). Between legs of their 36-hour, 200-mile race, the runners share their favorite songs to motivate you to get moving and keep moving.  Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine The Vega Bodegas - All My Fish Are Dead James and the Cold Gun - The Long Way Home Built to Spill - Gonna Lose Kyle Craft - Pentecost WOOZE - I'll Have What She's Having Smokey Brights - Flash Your Lights (Rudy Willingham Remix) Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity Amyl and the Sniffers - I'm Not a Loser The Go! Team - Everyone's A V.I.P. To Someone Parts & Labor - Nowheres Nigh Ginger Runner - Tall Trees, Tough Trails Tacocat - I Love Seattle Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive TORRES - Dressing America Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph Stef Chura - Method Man Yellow Ostrich - Marathon Runner Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heart and Sole

Heart and Sole

2022-07-1501:07:342

On this episode, John passes the mic to another KEXP DJ and long-time runner, Kevin Cole. He brings a mix of music to motivate, inspire, and awkwardly pump your fists in the air, featuring tracks from IDLES, Jungle, Ibibio Sound Machine, and The Vega Bodegas.  The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Time To Rebuild Penelope Isles - Play It Cool (Alt Mix) Oceanator - Beach Days (Alive Again) Hazel English - Summer Nights Supercrush - Perfect Smile TORRES - Thirstier Francis of Delirium - The Funhouse Confidence Man - Holiday Jungle - Keep Moving Stars - Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It Ibibio Sound Machine - Protection From Evil Public Service Broadcasting - Go! Sleigh Bells - Locust Laced The Vega Bodegas - Welcome to Slow Cooker Body Type - Buoyancy IDLES - The New Sensation Camilla Munck - Blessed Be Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Baby, We're Ascending

Baby, We're Ascending

2022-07-0101:03:082

Musical notes, inspiring quotes, and songs that make you float from Sneaker Pimps, Automatic, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, and more. S. Carey - Break Me Open Zola Jesus - Lost Automatic - Skyscraper Working Men's Club - Widow HAAi - Baby, We're Ascending First Hate - Commercial Good Looks - Vision Boards The Reds Pinks and Purples - Let's Pretend We're Not In Love Sneaker Pimps - So Far Gone (feat. Simonne Jones) Tempers - Nightwalking Seratones - Pleasure Dylan Moon - Deep Time The Haunted Youth - Shadows Pom Pom Squad - Popular (feat. Matthew Caws of Nada Surf) Rural Alberta Advantage - CANDU Papercuts - Lodger Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Floyd PM

excellent vibe thx kexp

May 1st
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Sujan Pariyar

It would be really helpful if the names of artists along with their song would be mentioned on in the comments' section. (: Awesome though.

Jan 25th
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iTunes User

Been out of the indie music scene for a while and these podcasts have been great at getting me back into the scene - I particularly like the fact that you get different mc's/hosts with different tastes and that it's not limited to the Seattle area (although it's mainly North West bands). Also like that its not limited to rock - they've got some good Hip Hop, Pop and Electronic in there as well.

Aug 30th
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❤ Cheryl Waters!! The best music!

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

See from my name I'm from Seattle. I grew up with 50's, 60's, and 70's music and thought it the real music had died and been replaced by silly young girls singing formulaic nonsense, until I happened upon KEXP. Now, except for Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 on KSER Everett I listen to nothing but KEXP. The music has replaced most classic rock for me. It is the most interesting rock music out there today.

Aug 30th
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