- March 11, 2019
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 our influencers—the perfect audio fuel for your next run, ride or workout.
For the latest installment of the Weekly Fourcast, we caught up with Jaybird athlete Rory Bosio, a self-described seeker of mountain joy by means of running, skiing, biking and skipping. Firmly established as one of the best female ultra-runners in the world, Jaybird athlete Rory Bosio ran her first ultra in 2007. In 2013 and 2014, she became the first woman to win the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc two years in a row. In 2017, she ran the GR20 trail across the island of Corsica in 50 hours—a trek that takes most people two weeks.
Now Rory is traveling the world with Run Wild, in search of the future of running culture. This global quest brought her to the small village of Bekoji, Ethiopia, where she met up with the young women of Girls Gotta Run. GGR is dedicated to using Ethiopia’s national sport of running to create safe spaces, expand education and empower young Ethiopian women and their communities.
Rory’s Recommended Podcasts:
Slate Political Gabfest
Any week’s episodes are gems. Insightful views on current events from three very intelligent political thinkers.
Malcom Gladwell’s Revisionist History, A Good Walk Spoiled
Gladwell has a unique ability to translate his thoughtful ideas into an entertaining hour of listening. This episode is about the reasons behind his (very convincing) dismal views of golf and the havoc golf courses wreak on local communities.
The Rewatchables by the Ringer, A Few Good Men, A Star is Born and The Social Network
Easy listening! I like this podcast on long runs because I can get lost in the recapping of the movie and replay the scenes in my head. They give out awards like “most rewatchable seen” that I find entertaining.
WTF with Marc Maron, Beastie Boys, Anthony Bourdain or Joan Jett
I like Maron’s interviewing style and all three of these episodes are extremely interesting.
What does International Women’s Day and Girls Gotta Run mean to you?
I’m supportive of GGR because of the incredible, life-changing work they are doing to promote the health and well being of underprivileged girls.
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.