Weekly Fourcast: Christian Hampshire


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Weekly Fourcast: Christian Hampshire

For this Weekly Fourcast we caught up with Jaybird ambassador, Utah trail runner and podcaster Christian Hampshire.

Christian had been a runner in some form for 30 years, but when he crossed the finish line on his first 100-mile race, he realized what the human body was capable of.

“When you push yourself to those limits you have to dig deep and find a different part of yourself in order to finish,” he says. “I firmly believe we don’t truly grow unless you suffer. Without pushing ourselves and setting goals, I don’t think we grow anywhere near our potential.”

About three years ago, at the peak of his training for the Wasatch 100, he had another breakthrough moment.
“Bombing down a trail from a peak, I had almost a religious experience,” he says. “It was 6:00 a.m., the sun was rising, “I could feel the crisp air on my face, and the perfect song came on my headphones. Ever since then running has been therapeutic—like meditation for me.”

Christian recently launched the first episode of the GetNaked Podcast, where he shares real stories of mental endurance and pushing beyond our limits. Follow Christian @hampsure.

 

Christian’s Recommended Podcasts

GetNaked Podcast, Embrace Your Vulnerabilities

This is actually my podcast and story! I have always been the most positive person I knew and always looked down upon depression and addiction until out of the blue I was in a very dark place. This podcast is about embracing your vulnerabilities and being you. I hope this story will help out someone in need and/or motivate others to just get outside and push themselves.

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Rich Roll Pocast, #369: Jesse Itzler on Living Life Full Blast

Both Jesse and Rich Roll have had a profound impact on me. Jesse and his view on life and time in this podcast is spot on!

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Joe Rogan Experience, #1080: David Goggins

I love how Joe Rogan interviews his guests while putting them at ease while digging down deep in to their story. David Goggins is probably the most motivational guy in my opinion and I definitely sync with his philosophy. We are capable of so much more than we think!

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Rich Roll Podcast, #425: Tom Bilyeau on Exiting the Matrix

Another one from Rich Roll, but I would definitely not miss this one! Tom Bilyeau has one of the most interesting stories and for me one of the most motivational guys out. His view on the human body/mind and what we are capable is extraordinary and 100% correct. Listen now!

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The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Jorge Maravilla


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Weekly Fourcast: Jorge Maravilla

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird ambassador Jorge Maravilla. Jorge emigrated to California’s San Joaquin Valley from El Salvador with his mother, and as a child he began running through the farmlands where she worked. In 2011, Jorge won the first ultra-marathon he ever entered, the Tahoe Rim Trail 100, and has been running professionally ever since. When he isn’t racing or training in the Marin Headlands near his home, he is the General Manager at the San Francisco Running Company. Follow Jorge @1jorgemaravilla.

 

Jorge’s Recommended Podcasts:

Finding Mastery Conversations with Michael Gervais, Bob Hurley, Hurley International Founder

Michael Gervais goes into an in-depth chat with Bob Hurley on building the global brand of HURLEY and my interest from the interview was the relatable business philosophy of following your passion and allow things to grow organically.

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Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Michelle Obama

As expected in true Conan fashion, this is a comical chat with an influential and admirable woman I respect greatly, as well as a close look into prioritizing and valuing investment in our youth through her actions along with her openness of what it was like to be the first lady. Also, it was the first Conan podcast I ever heard and it was a great choice!

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How I Built This, Lonely Planet: Maureen & Tony Wheeler

An incredible insight to how a now widely resourceful such book(s) came to life. A compelling episode of passionate, detailed, adventurists who I felt relatable to.

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Latino USA, Dolores Huerta and her Daughter Talk Gender and Power

I volunteered for the UFW for 1.5 years and worked closely with Dolores and led the charge in Watsonville in the Strawberry Campaign that educated farmworkers on the rights they have despite their lack of knowing. Great listen from one of our most influential woman of our time. I am fortunate to know her personally and enjoyed this listen, which relates to my own personal life of growing up as a farmworker.

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The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Sherry Traher


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Weekly Fourcast: Sherry Traher

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird ambassador Sherry Traher, a Utah runner, mother and creator of @crazy_mother_runners. Sherry was a dancer through high school who could never imagine loving running. But in college, she started taking short jogs at the suggestion of her sister, as a way to get fresh air and relieve stress. Encouraged by how she felt, Sherry continued upping her distances, doing her first marathon and continuing to run through pregnancies, babies, and a move to Utah, where she fell in love with mountains and trails. Now Sherry balances life as a mother of four with life as a runner. Next up? The Squamish 50-Miler in August.

Follow Sherry @crazy_mother_runners.

 

Sherry’s Recommended Podcasts:

Harder to Kill, Episode 77: Women Are Not Small Men with Dr. Stacy Sims

Stacy Sims wrote one of my favorite books, “Roar,” all about women’s physiology. Hormones affect women through our training and it’s nothing to take lightly. She breaks it down in this podcast and it’s eye opening!

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Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, Deepak Chopra: Creating Harmony

Because it’s Oprah and Deepak! They remind me how to be patient, loving, compassionate, and to find harmony. Don’t we all need more of that in our lives? I do. Moms definitely do.

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Rich Roll Podcast, How Des Linden Won Boston: Lessons on Big Goals, Showing Up, and Loving the Work

Her perseverance and dedication is infectious and gives so much inspiration. She talks about trusting the training and always showing up. Mentally and physically. #strongwomenyo

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Moms and Murder, Interview with #IMomSoHard

These ladies are hilarious. Life as a mom is hard so you have to laugh about it! This will put a smile on your face.

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Describe yourself as a mother.

I decided to let my four children describe me as a mom. Our youngest are twin, eight-year-old boys. Ford said, “Fun, helpful, kind, loving. Good at making food. That’s all I got.” Luke said, “Funny. A person that likes to yell about chores. Really nice. Really likes to help us.” Madelyn is 12 years old. She said, “Funny. Loving. Kind. Good at dancing. Always wanting to help. Fun to be around.” Sophia is the oldest at almost 16. Her response: “Strong, caring, listens to all I have to say, gives good advice.” Glad to hear my kids kinda like me.

 

Why is it important for your kids to see you live an active lifestyle?

I realized before I had kids that exercise was my medicine for mental clarity. I put my health and fitness as a priority in my daily schedule. Nobody is happy and well take care of if mama isn’t happy and healthy. That might mean a 4:30 a.m. wake-up for trail time, or a quick strength workout with my kids outside after school and work.

My children watch everything I do and listen to everything I say. They soak it all in, the good and the bad. I try really hard to show them that being strong and healthy is a lifestyle that is so rewarding. It can be as simply as cranking music in the kitchen and having a dance party to packing up and going on a big hike. They’ve learned to appreciate the quiet of nature and fresh air. They see that I put my health and love for fitness as a priority.

I don’t push my kids into sports at a young age. I let them figure out what they love and make them beg me to sign them up. My oldest girls have found their passions. Sophia is a state-winning swimmer and Madey is a track star. I love watching their passion! I know they’ll continue those healthy habits because they love the way it makes them feel to work hard and see results. It’s not about the way we look. It’s about being healthy and happy. I don’t do many things correctly, but I think we got this part down.

 

The Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Natalie Mitchell


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Weekly Fourcast: Natalie Mitchell

For this Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird ambassador Natalie Mitchell. Natalie is an eleven-time, 3:05 marathoner from Southern California, who is putting in the daily work to become a faster, stronger athlete. She started running with her parents at the age of seven and never looked back, going on to run cross-country and track in high school and college. Natalie is also a mom to three young kids and co-founder (with her husband) of Suite Run, a company that provides guided running routes to independent hotels for their guests. Follow Natalie @natrunsfar and on her blog, NatRunsFar.com.

 

Natalie’s Recommended Podcasts:

Mario Fraioli’s The Morning Shakeout Podcast, Hillary Allen

This episode describes Hillary’s tragic 150-foot fall off the side of a Norwegian mountain and her incredible resilience and comeback. I loved listening to Hillary’s sunny and optimistic outlook on life and Mario proves time and again that he is a consummate professional in our sport both on and off the road.

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Travel with Rick Steves, Scandinavian Smackdown, Green Book Road Trips

I’m in love with world travel and this episode was very interesting. It dives into the subtle yet distinctive difference between the Scandinavian countries and what they think of each other. Rick then veers into a totally different direction and talks about how The Green Book (which just won an Academy Award for Best Picture) provided safe places for African Americans to travel across the US in the 1950s and 60s.

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Work, Play, Love with Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas

As an athlete who just started a business with her husband, I find Lauren and Jesse’s humor and real talk very refreshing. Their no-nonsense banter about love, sport and business is informative and entertaining. I also love the Q&A from listeners at the end of each show.

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AskPat 2.0

My husband Jerold recommended this to me and I’m hooked. Pat Flynn tells it like it is in business with his weekly coaching calls with entrepreneurs — good stuff.

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Natalie’s Favorite Jaybird Headphones:

RUN

Where do I begin—there is so much to love about the RUN wireless earphones. From the snug fit in my ears that never moves and holds up during a sweaty 20-mile run, to the amazing sound quality. I also think the one-touch feature where you can stop or start music and skip to another song, all while never missing a step of your run is pretty sweet. As a runner who never used headphones in the past, now I pretty much never run out the door without the RUN.

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from our influencers—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

Weekly Fourcast: Casey Nelson


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Weekly Fourcast: Casey Nelson

For this Weekly Forecast, we caught up with Jaybird ambassador Casey Nelson. Casey is a family man and passionate marathoner from Minnesota, who balances a family, a full-time job, and one serious beard along with his daily training on the local roads and trails. He started running in 2005 as a way to stay in shape after college, and since then he’s run 4 marathons and 13 half marathons. Check out Casey’s favorite podcasts below, and follow him @beardontherun.

 

Casey’s Recommended Podcasts:

Serial, Season 1

Serial is a great true crime podcast that really gets my mind thinking about what may or may not have actually happened in that crime. Season one covers the conviction of Adnan Syed, who claims his innocence in the crime he is charged with, along with all the facts that were used to make this conviction. I love this type of podcast because it totally engages my mind, which in turn takes away from thinking about how many miles I have left on my long runs.

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The BibRave Podcast, Episode 32: Julia’s Marathon Goal – REVEALED!

I listen to The BibRave Podcast to hear running related topics while I run. This is a podcast about all running topics (races, gear, injury, personal achievements from the presenters, etc.). I really liked “Episode 32: Julia’s Marathon Goal – REVEALED!” This episode talks about Grandmas Marathon in Duluth, MN covering race details and where the name Grandmas comes from. This is the race where I ran 3 of my 4 full marathons, and is also the city where I went to college (University of Minnesota, Duluth)! In addition to this episode, I would recommend all the other episodes they put out there. As a runner I really like hearing what’s going on in the running community!

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This American Life, Episode 672: No Fair!

I love this public radio podcast for how they present each episode (one overarching theme that is typically then broken up into three different stories on that topic). “Episode 672: No Fair!” is a great example of this. The overarching idea of things not being fair grabbed my attention, but the three acts that make up this podcast cover topics from kids using a tattle phone at daycare, to NBA referees making calls in games and how people judge these as fair or unfair, to a girl competing in speaking competitions about the Constitution and how she now thinks about that as an adult. With the changing stories in each episode, this podcast works out great for me on both longer and shorter runs.

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The Fantasy Footballers, Starts of the Week, Wk 3 Matchups, Boom Boom

I like this podcast to stay up-to-date on football while out running during the NFL season. I am in a fantasy football league with some friends, so any advantage I can get, I will take! The hosts of this podcast do a great job discussing players and upcoming matchups all while adding in a little humor as well!

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What are your go-to Jaybird headphones?

My current go-to headphones are the Tarah Pro. They have a great battery life, the ear fins are super flexible, and even the connector cord between the two buds feels like it was built to last. I am someone who mainly listens to podcasts while I run, so having high-quality headphones is a necessity to make it easy to hear what I am listening to. The Tarah Pro headphones do the job phenomenally!

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

Weekly Fourcast: Timothy Olson


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Weekly Fourcast: Timothy Olson

For this Weekly Forecast, we caught up with Jaybird athlete Timothy Olson, a mountain ultra-runner and mindfulness practitioner from Colorado. Timothy is a two-time Western States 100 winner, and the founder of Run Mindful, a family business that holds annual retreats integrating running, healthy living and mindfulness.

 

Timothy’s Recommended Podcasts:

Under The Skin with Russell Brand, Heal Yourself with The Ice Shaman (With Wim Hof)

This episode was very entertaining and features two people’s personalities I really enjoy, talking about subjects I find particularly intriguing. I enjoy deep breathing and I practice meditation and the “Wim Hof method” daily, so it was fun to hear Russell Brand’s take on it.

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Tara Brach, The Sacred Pause

I listen to Tara’s podcast for the meditations but also really enjoy her talks, too. In the mindfulness space her sense of humor is refreshing and leaves you with wisdom as well as a big smile. The sacred pause may be an enriching addition to anyone’s life—just stopping to breath and align with your innate intelligence. I’d recommend any of her talks or meditations.

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Billy Yang Podcast, Topher Gaylord

I love listening to Billy’s podcast and appreciate his insightful questions. In this episode you get an in-depth look at the life and career of Topher Gaylord, a businessman I really respect. Fun to here his story of how he got into the sport of ultra-running and where it has led him.

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Ben Greenfield Fitness, Todd White

Ben Greenfield is the human guinea pig and I really appreciate how deep he goes into the research. I’ve learned a lot on diet and nutrition from him and feel like each episode is full of applicable tips. Todd, the CEO and owner of Dry Farm Wines gives you a day in the life of his business. I feel like he has a great business model and their talk inspired me on how I like to run our business, Run Mindful.

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What are your go-to Jaybird headphones?

Tarah Pro–they go the long haul. I use them all day, every day, listening to music or a podcast while I work or go for run, taking business calls or letting my family know when I’ll be back home. They are comfortable, full of juice (battery life) and always ready for an adventure.

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

Weekly Fourcast: Trail Running


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Weekly Fourcast: Trail Running

Longer days, warming temps, and trails emerging from the winter snow—spring is here and it’s time to get out and clock some miles. For this week’s Fourcast, we collected our favorite trail running podcast episodes to get you psyched for the upcoming season. Tune in, lace up, and get out there.

 

Billy Yang Podcast, Episode 6: Rory Bosio

Jaybird athlete Rory Bosio sits down for a one-on-one chat with podcaster and filmmaker, Billy Yang.

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Ultrarunner Podcast, Jimi Oostrum, Trail Running in Nepal

An interview with Jimi Oostrum, a Dutch ultrarunner living in Kathmandu who goes deep on the ins and outs of running in Nepal.

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Science of Ultra, Speed Training for Ultras?

Should ultra-runners train for speed? Find out in this discussion with David Roche, Ian Sharman, Krissy Moehl, and Shawn Bearden.

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Run This World with Nicole DeBoom, Sally Bergesen “Bird of a Feather…”

An in-depth interview with Sally Bergensen, founder of women’s athletic apparel brand, Oiselle.

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Trail Runner Nation, Western States 100 – Post Lottery Discussion

Western States icons and board members discuss the popularity and changes happening in one of the country’s most storied ultras.

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The Jaybird Weekly Fourcast is a series of curated podcast recommendations from our athletes, ambassadors and employees. Every Tuesday, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for the week ahead.

Weekly Fourcast: Michael Wardian


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Weekly Fourcast: Michael Wardian

For this week’s Jaybird Forecast, we caught up with Jaybird ambassador Michael Wardian, a marathoner and ultra-marathoner who has a slew of distance-running wins to his credit including three consecutive wins at the US 50K Championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Known for the staggering number of races he participates in (in 2017 alone he ran in 51 events in 11 different countries), Wardian has participated in Olympics trials, held a slew world records, and been name Ultra Runner of the Year four years in a row.

Check out Michael’s recommended podcasts on the complex and interesting world we live in.

Michael’s Recommended Podcasts:

Radiolab, Neither Confirm Nor Deny

This episode blew my mind, loved learned about a phrase we use but how it came to be from a sunken nuclear submarine and a crazy billionaire and why it has stuck.

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TED Science and Medicine, What you need to know about CRISPR/Ellen Jorgensen

I am absolutely fascinated by technology and how it is changing the world but also how it will change and augment us as humans in the near future.

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Freakonomics, The Future of Meat

I love digging into why certain things happen and what drives people and businesses to act in a certain way and being a vegetarian I am curious what the future might hold.

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The Indicator from Planet Money, TV v. Video Games: Who’s Winning

I am a gamer and have been since I was a little boy and I see a shift in the way people interact with TV and video games so super interesting to me to hear what other people think on the subject.

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What are your go-to Jaybird headphones?

Run XT—I love the RUN XT headphones as they are compact, easy to use and incredibly comfortable and snug in my ears with unparalleled sound quality.

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

Weekly Fourcast: Kayla Nolan


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Weekly Fourcast: Kayla Nolan

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

For the latest installment of the Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Kayla Nolan, the Executive Director of the Girls Gotta Run Foundation. As a kid, Kayla played a lot of different sports. Her mother was a runner, and Kayla would often ride her bike alongside her mom on her daily runs. In middle school, she found the track was a good place to get away from bullies, and she began running laps as a way to pass the time there. This led her to running in high school, college, and eventually in Ethiopia, where she began her work with the Girls Gotta Run Foundation.

Since then Kayla has split her time between the States and Ethiopia and devoted herself to the GGRF mission—to use Ethiopia’s national sport of running to create safe spaces, expand education and empower young Ethiopian women and their communities.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve set out to provide all 155 members of Girls Gotta Run with a new pair of running shoes and a running outfit. Every $75 we raise provides one girl with a full running kit—join us in helping empower and create a brighter future for Ethiopian women.

Check out Run Wild, Track 06: Elevate to learn more about GGRF and find out how you can join Jaybird in raising awareness of these amazing young women, celebrating their strength, and supporting their cause.

Kayla’s Recommended Podcasts:

Rich Roll Podcast, Lindsey Vonn’s Got Grit: Lessons From The World’s Most Decorated Female Ski Racer

While living in Ethiopia, I would listen to the Rich Roll Podcast for a more holistic look at the latest on health, sport, and psychology. In this episode, Lindsey does a deep dive into the challenges she’s experienced on the road to being the most decorated skier – man or woman – in US history. She talks about coming to terms with her depression and understanding what she needs to move through periods of depression. Her honesty about her journey and the sacrifices she made throughout her life are eye opening and inspiring.

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How I Built This, Burton Snowboards: Jake Carpenter

How I Built This is fantastic because it’s the behind the scenes story that you often don’t hear about – the ups and downs of delivering on a vision. This Burton episode with Jake is fascinating, particularly when he discusses how “bro culture” nearly ended the company. In it’s rebirth, they mandated the integration of women at all levels of leadership to usher in a new era of business. This shift internally also impacted their capacity to reach a growing number of women involved in snowboarding as the sport continued to grow alongside Burton.

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Still Processing, Becoming

Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham – winning combination. Still Processing brings a fresh take on pop culture discussions, giving greater cultural context to current affairs in film, art, and music. Loved this episode focused on Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming.” The discussion ranges from the impact of having a woman like Michelle Obama on the global stage, to the radical transparency she brings to the pressure cooker that is being a mother and a professional, to the significance of non-fiction works written by and for black women.

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TED Radio Hour, Gender, Power and Fairness

In honor of International Women’s Day, a TED Radio Hour Episode looking at the ripple effects of the #MeToo Movement and where we go from here.

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What does International Women’s Day and Girls Gotta Run mean to you?

Girls Gotta Run Foundation is a way to celebrate International Women’s Day every day. International Women’s Day provides a platform and occasion to recognize the challenges, experiences, and accomplishments of women. The ways women experience social, economic, and political marginalization year-round. The unique dangers they face around domestic violence, maternal mortality, mental health, and beyond. It’s also a time to celebrate the enormous contribution that women have made historically and continue to make. At Girls Gotta Run Foundation, we have the privilege of working alongside women and girls year-round to invest in their capacity to design a life of their choosing.

Weekly Fourcast: Faith Briggs


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Weekly Fourcast: Faith Briggs

The Weekly Fourcast is a curated series of recommended podcasts from Jaybird athletes, ambassadors and employees. Each week, we’ll drop a new list of four shows and episodes that you need to hear, direct from the Jaybird crew—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.

For the latest installment of the Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Faith Briggs, a runner, documentary filmmaker and Girls Gotta Run collaborator who focuses on diversity and representation, and has followed Bekoji’s development of elite female runners for several years. Both behind and in front of the camera, Faith works with brands, non-profit organizations, institutions and individuals to create media that’s representative of the world we live in, and the better one we are working together to create.

Being a female led organization that is dedicated to using Ethiopia’s national sport of running to create safe spaces, expand education and empower young Ethiopian women and their communities, Girls Gotta Run became an inspiration for Faith, and she has become a close collaborator of the organization.

Faith’s Recommended Podcasts:

The Daily, How 1994 Gave Us Today’s Politics

This is my favorite source for news and I find it related to the topic of International Women’s Day because it’s ever more important to be up on the news and civically engaged in this divisive climate. It’s a climate that particularly affects women. I’m a nerd about context and history, my professional background is in documentary filmmaking and journalism so I really liked this episode because I feel like it gave me a much better understanding of how our previous politics gave us the current political climate.

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Still Processing, We Can’t Burn It All Down

I really appreciate Still Processing because it’s two culture writers giving their take on where we are in various cultural moments. It’s hilarious and informative. This episode talks about how historically white spaces that are trying to create new cultures run into issue when trying to do this work. It complicates the idea of “diversity” and its super interesting to me because I see efforts for diversity and inclusion happening in the outdoor industry and sometimes it’s clumsy work. It was nice to see how that messy effort is happening across spaces and kinds of institutions. Culture change is hard and we are in the midst of it. This episode is widely applicable.

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Intercepted w/ Jeremy Scahill, Podcast Special: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This podcast from the Intercept gets into the nitty gritty of politics. And honestly being a woman, and a black woman, my existence is a radical act. What these girls are doing in Bekoji, running and becoming themselves, is an amazingly self-possessive thing to do. I do honestly believe that being informed is also a step towards building a more whole you. I was so excited to hear this special episode with the one and only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I’m really excited about getting to know the new women in Congress and AOC is top of that list for me, especially being originally from New York.

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On Being with Kristina Tippett, Rachel Yehuda – How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

This has been my favorite podcast since I heard it, I love asking questions of spiritual thinkers and understanding how who they are and where they come from informs their world view. I’m really into celebrating difference rather than downplaying it to show a unified front. I think celebrating difference is a better approach to helping form a tight-knit global community. With On Being you get to hear from every kind of thinker around the world. I really love that. I have so many favorite episodes and a lot of them happen to be interviews with specific women. Some of my favorites are the episodes with Mary Oliver, Claudia Rankine, Marilyn Nelson and maybe my absolute favorite Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

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What Does International Women’s Day and Girls Gotta Run mean to you?

Girls Gotta Run is such an incredible organization. I’ve been aware of them for about four years now and the more I learn about them the more I want to be a part of what they’re doing. Running changed my life and I always say that it’s where so much of my confidence comes from. To see young women and girls have an opportunity to find their own confidence, to develop a sense of self, to run freely in places where they perhaps couldn’t have culturally done so years ago is such an amazing effort to support. International Women’s Day is a perfect moment to support women and girls around the world, to shine light on what we are doing and to have more collective coalition building. On this day we can look towards how we can continue to have more equitable spaces for women around the world in running, recreation, our workspaces, our homes, etc.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve set out to provide all 155 members of Girls Gotta Run with a new pair of running shoes and a running outfit. Every $75 we raise provides one girl with a full running kit—join us in helping empower and create a brighter future for Ethiopian women.

Check out Run Wild, Track 06: Elevate to learn more about GGRF and find out how you can join Jaybird in raising awareness of these amazing young women, celebrating their strength, and supporting their cause.