Podscasts for triathletes – the ultimate list

Reading a lot has never been my thing. Listening to books and podcast, however, is a complete addiction of mine. I listen wherever I go and whenever I train, except when I am swimming, which demands too much concentration. These are my favourite podcast for triathletes. Note that my preference is the in-depth talk of one single subject or person where my goal is to learn or get new perspectives. 

It doesn’t matter how hard I train, I as good as always prefer to listen to high-quality podcasts or books. Doing that in training means I manage to listen to a lot of very good podcast and books 🙂

Rich Roll – My absolute favourite and listening to his podcasts changed my life and how I view the world. He interviews the world’s most fascinating people who share great stories, perspectives and knowledge. The conversations are long, deep and meaningful. Begin with episode 379 – with John Mcavoy and work your way thru. I have enjoyed a lot of the podcast but loved the talk with Yoval Noah Harari, The Happy Pear, Kilian Journet, David Goggins, Wim Hof, Nimai Delgado and Damien Mander. A tip, just jump to about 10 minutes to skip the ads.

FLO Cycling – Not triathlon specific but the wheel builders at FLO has a great podcast series interviewing the experts on one interesting topic at the time.

Purple Patch with Matt Dixon – Coach Matt Dixon is one of the most renowned coaches in triathlon, and not without reason. The podcast is made for the “time-starved” triathletes, which is typically everyone except the few pros who are in the position to do nothing but train.

The Fat Black– A long-lasting podcast running for more than 5 years, but new to me. I just started listening too it and loved his talk with the very interesting Cody Beal.

That Triathlon Show – I found this podcast very recently but liked it in a similar way as the FLO Cycling podcast. It’s normally one topic at the time talking to an expert on the field.

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast – A new and really technical podcast which is just up my ally 🙂

VeloNews – Not triathlon specific but cycling is a big part of triathlon and they share relevant information both regarding technical topics, training and nutrition.

Ask a Cycling Coach – TrainerRoad – It is a good podcast especially in regards of training. They cover a variety of topics and explain training principles in an understandable way. They also answer questions. I would prefer if they kept it to one topic for each podcast, but I understand that is not everyone’s preference. 

Triathlon Taren – He is a funny and a bit nerdy (like most of us) guys in triathlon, but his non-triathlete girlfriend balance it out and makes a great sidekick. I would prefer his youtube videos to go more in-depth, like his podcasts. 

Work, Play, Love with Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas – Jesse Thomas is probably the coolest and funniest guy in triathlon (yeah, man crush alert) and Lauren is his much more known wife who also is a former pro runner. Their podcast is fairly new to me but they have gone thru a lot of different experiences, both as professional athletes, starting a business (Picky Bars) and raising a family. 

Zen and the Art of Triathlon – Have not heard enough of it to give a good revied, but I saw it had some interesting topics I would like to check out.

Swim Smooth – A swim specific podcast with a lot of topics relevant to triathletes. 

Tower 26 – Another swim specific podcast with the main focus on triathletes. 

Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming – A third swim specific podcast focusing on triathletes.

The Adelaide Podcast – This is the podcast to my mental coach Adelaide Goodeve. It already has great stuff on it, but the new season will soon roll out and I believe I am also interviewed in one of them.

I understand that what type of podcast you like is highly individual. There are a lot of great podcasts out there! Have a look at the ones on my list and see if you find anything you like. If you think I should have other podcasts on my list as well I would love if you dropped it in a comment below.

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I am a 33 year old PRO triatlete. My goal is to swim, bike and run as fast as possible, and enjoy the journey. All my adventures and triathlon related stuff is well documented on this blog.

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