I’ve tried listening to many different running podcasts, but this one just hits different. The quality of conversation is incredible. Finn, and co-hosts, ask meaningful questions, and go deeper into the minds of runners, that really inspire the listener. I know the depth of question and the answers given by his guest inspire me to keep training and pushing to reach my goals. Oh, audio quality is on point too. Keep it up!
It’s nice to listen to a podcast that covers multiple viewpoints and doesn’t shy away from perspectives that don’t necessarily align with the hosts. We desperately need more content that values diversity of thought instead of polarizing viewpoints. Our sport prides itself in diversity yet, all to often, we see how if one disagrees, they are often cancelled or boycotted. Finn positions himself as a calm relatable, respectable host that encourages helpful conversation.
Finn brings an interesting and unique point of view to the space. It’s definitely not the same old recycled material you often see in the running podcast arena. Great and engaging guests, even some who may or may not be in the sunset of their career!
Love listening to this podcast on a weekly basis. The pre-race episodes are awesome banter. The interviews are unique and really interesting. Every episode is worth a listen to see all the facets of trail and ultra running.
I’ve been listening to your podcast for about a year and love the pre-race interviews. I really enjoy your style, just getting right in and interviewing the guests while assuming your audience understands trail running and ultras already. Keep up the good work!
This is an excellent podcast for those into trail running or those who are trail running curious. In depth convos, fun banter and useful tidbits of info. The race preview/prediction shows are good fun, I really appreciate the combo of perspectives and synergy of Leah, Brett and Finn. Thanks for putting quality content out there!
This podcast is great and always has good vibes and humor. Conversations have substance and are introspective in addition to giving us the hype for upcoming events and major race results. Also always awesome guests!
A podcast the exhibits and builds the unique culture of North American Trail Running in a way that values people and individual stories over marketing and money. As Trail Running becomes more professional this reminds us of what it is really all about.
Absolutely LOVE the creativity this podcast brings to the sport of Ultrarunning. Insightful thoughts, opinions, and conversation topics. Also, the race previews with Brett, Leah, and others are very detailed and informative (minus the Finn hot-takes 🤣). Keep up the good work!
Absolutely up there with the best trail running podcasts If not the best trail running podcast out there. If you’re a fan of the sport in anyway-especially if you’ve enjoyed participating in fantasy free trail or follow ultras or GTWS in any capacity this podcast is for you. From race predictions, to race recaps, to hypotheticals about what the future of trail running has in store and thoughtful athlete interviews, there’s a wide variety of thoughtful content covered. Basically everything they discuss on the podcast is what interests me as a fan of the sport and I’ve really enjoyed how quickly Finn/Brett/Leah have made this a great podcast to listen to. I feel it usually takes a while for podcasters to get comfortable interviewing/talking to guests but they seem to have a talent for it from the getgo and I’ve certainly enjoyed this podcast as much if not more than any of the other alternative Trailrunning pods out there. Keep up the great work and thank you creating such an enjoyable podcast!
One of my new favorite running podcasts. This podcast has a good mix between well known and under the radar athlete interviews, as well as discussion about the sport of trail running as a whole.
Thankful for a show so well done and clearly researched beforehand. Finn and company have a great rapport and makes for easy listening. Also, I really appreciate the high level of production. Keep bringing this great content!
I listen to TONS of running podcasts (~15/week) and The Singletrack pod is just so so good. I love how Finn is unapologetically focused on the elite side and the professionalism of the sport. I love the long episodes, quick pre-race interviews, and prediction episodes.
I am a huge fan of this podcast! Finn is an incredible host in his interviews. I really like the pre and post race coverage with Brett and Leah, it helps make following the sport and its athletes more accessible as I get into it myself. Favorite episode so far has to be Nick Coury. Going to give negative splitting a try in my next race. Anyway I love what you are putting out there and the positivity that comes with it! Thanks for what you do
Such a great interview and podcast of a athlete who truly is one of the best. Grateful to hear her and see her make the leap into the trail world! Can’t wait to hear more. Thank you!
Such a great array of guests and Finn asks insightful, well-informed questions with excellent follow up. There's some super hot topics mixed in with the interviews; the recent ones on media coverage and sponsorship have been particularly thought-provoking. Keep it up, Finn, and sending positive vibes from the UK!
If anyone out there is truly interested in endurance athletic endeavors and what it takes to pull them off, whether ultra-distance running, bike racing, big mountain through-traversing projects, etc, the niche love that Kelly Newlon of @radboulder brings to the table from an "end goal success perspective" is unmistakable. And the perceptiveness in which Finn Melanson of @thesingletrackpodcast renders his questioning in the interview is even more undeniable. Real deal stuff here…inspiring, fun, fruitful listening indeed. Get after it.
Perfect length and a great conversation style that can take the conversations any different direction which makes each episode stand alone, informative and entertaining
The Singletrack Podcast really got on my radar around the UTMB 2022 time. Finn was gettin interviews with many of the top athletes right before the race, which caught my attention. Since then, I’ve become a regular listener, and have been very impressed by both the quantity and quality that Finn is cranking out. Great guests from all sides of the sport/community, and thoughtful conversations every episode. Shoutout to Finn for all the dedication and hard work. I’m grateful to have another high quality podcast on trail and ultrarunning 🙏
Singletrack illuminates so many fresh and interesting perspectives in trail and ultra running. Finn goes far beyond simply interviewing the best athletes (though he does a great job of that too!) and really dives into how to grow our sport, highlighting voices from every aspect of running. Every conversation is thought-provoking, insightful, and always leaves me feeling optimistic about the future of ultra running.
Finn is an articulate and knowledgeable interviewer who asks thought-provoking questions while allowing the subject plenty of time to speak freely. This creates a feeling that you're listening to an organic conversation between friends rather than a formal interview, and allows the subject to open up a bit more. Whether you're tuning in to learn about industry news, to get in in depth preview or recap of a big race, or just want to listen to an interview with an inspirational athlete, this podcast will never disappoint!
The content Finn is putting out right now on podcasting/the industry/state of the sport /etc… is pretty amazing. Elite interviews are always great, but the ‘inside baseball’ content is my favorite in the running podcasting space and he keeps crushing it!
This is by far the best trail running podcast! But audio of host is so low, at times it’s like he’s whispering. I can’t hear on my gravel bike ride or runs at times. Lately the show is more concerned with the mechanics of podcasts and the business of running then running itself. Maybe that’s what host Finn wants to listen to but not me