- April 22, 2019
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.