Reviews
Mario is a wonderfully interviewer. His most recent conversation with Jake Wrightman was great. I was team Jacob buy this conversation made me a fan of Jake as well. Thanks Mario for all you do to promote the greatest sport in the world.
Dailey Commentary via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/10/22
Listening to these conversations is a graduate course in interviewing. I’ve never heard anyone do it better than Mr. Fraioli. No matter the conversation, he gets deep and beyond the low hanging fruit. His questions result in vulnerable and meaningful conversations which often go far beyond the...Read full review »
Mark from NM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/10/22
I am so glad I found out about Mario from listening to another podcast. Mario has an incredible talent for bringing out people’s stories and shedding light on all the little things that really matter most. It is rare to find such an open minded journalist and I look forward to listening to him...Read full review »
Lauren Harnick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/22
I’ve been listening for a few years now (sorry I didn’t review sooner, Mario! 😬) and I LOVE this podcast. Mario is truly an amazing host and has amazing conversations with some incredible people. I just finished his interview with Tommy Rivs and there aren’t many words for it. I don’t always know...Read full review »
ceiderann via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/22
Amazing episode with Phil Shin!!(!Perfect for the long workout I was doing).Great questions and amazing journey for Phil💙Thank you!!!And then he &his donor ran Boston together!!!💙🦄💛So cool!!! Loved it!!!💙
Sephorafan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/22
Mario is a fantastic interviewer. He asks great questions and always lets the guest take the lead with the conversations. If I could only listen to one running podcast it would be this one!
jayayayrayayay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/08/22
These interviews are really amazing, and I absolutely love listening to them on my long runs. Obviously it’s also great to listen to when you’re at home or commuting, or anything else! The following was written in my initial review but doesn’t apply anymore based on recent guests, i left just in...Read full review »
pierrej 1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/06/22
Great interviews, and Mario is a great interviewer. Not too sugary/cheesy, and not too long winded himself, he asks good questions concisely of his guests and let them do the rest.
C3picco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/22
I’m shocked this doesn’t have more reviews! This pod always gets in deep in convos in the best way and has opened my eyes to many different parts of the running community! If I could only listen to one pod forever this might be it
kselimov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
I always look forward to this podcast coming out every week. It ties in with my interests in running and mental health/sports psychology
Annie Banannie 40 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/20/21
Excellent podcast. Great job!
Runner Lynn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/21
Mario is very knowledgeable and has an easy way of helping people tell their stories. I just wish he would change out the depressing music at the beginning!
MNrunner88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
I especially like the episodes in which Mario’s guests go “under the hood” and get real about how their running integrates with their values and living a life of integrity. Some favorites are the episodes with Yassine Diboun, Mike Smith, Katie Arnold, and Dinée Dorame. I sometimes wish the...Read full review »
fpoonline via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
I love the depth of this podcast. Every week Mario brings something different to the table and I always find myself thinking about the topics discussed as I go through the rest of my week. Each episode makes me laugh and reflect in turn. A definite go-to pod.
utahrunningchris via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/21
Mario has an excellent way of getting incredible answers from his guests. He’s the Terry Gross of running podcast hosts. His work on the intersection of race and running is particularly engaging and important as it highlights a facet of intersectionality that is otherwise under-recognized. His...Read full review »
Ezzyrunner via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/15/21
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o FF FF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/21
Mario is a great conversationalist and can attract fascinating guests. However, most of the time the questions do not lead to interesting insights. For example, people will complain about the state of track and field but are never pressed to actually discuss solutions. Or people will complain...Read full review »
mario great, podcast good via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/08/21
So I found this podcast doing a Google search. I've been listening to Rich Roll but lately his podcasts have had too much talking over his guests and then steering the conversation back to himself. I randomly put Episode 157 onto my Garmin 245 and went for a run. My God was this hard to...Read full review »
ShoresyPuppers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/21
Don’t get me wrong, Hillary is wonderful, but really... I am legitimately overwhelmed with the number of podcast interviews she has done in the last week or two, it’s truly a bit ridiculous. Don’t be at the end of such a long, repetitive line of ANY athlete going over the top on interviews......Read full review »
jbird8888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/21
Mario is a great host with insightful questions & good mix of guests. Super good stuff!
LisaMarie711 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/21
Mario’s insight is always intelligent, well-crafted, and overwhelmingly sincere. This podcast from its inception to its current state has never ceased to bring some incredible diversity and diversity of thought to the running community. Thank you for your knowledge Mario! The running community...Read full review »
Mint Editions via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/21
This episode was exceptional, covering so much of Nathan’s running, training, racing approach and even personal events in his life and how they have shaped who he is and his running career. Mario is a very good interviewer and only gets better as time goes on. Excellent show - thank you!
Seans426 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/21
The Best of 2020 episode is outstanding listening! Highly recommended for any runner who‘s not afraid to dig deep in life.
phil b from b via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 01/28/21
Alexi Pappas is the most interesting and articulate professional runner right now. She and Mario covered a variety of interesting topics; such a great talk.
Ted from San Francisco via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/09/21
Mario’s podcast is one of my favorites. I find I take away so much (running or otherwise) from each episode. I so enjoy Mario’s interview style. I fully recommend this podcast.
Mollydeecee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/21
Mario is a fantastic interviewer, he really engages with and gets the best from his guests. Super podcast. Keep up the good work!
Rupert Merdock via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
Mario is an excellent host that really digs in and brings out pieces of his guests that are unique in the running podcast world. Mario is a great journalist that truly loves the sport and I look forward to listening to the show each week. Highly recommend!
Natalie (NatRunsFar) via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/20
I’ve been a listener of the the morning shakeout from the beginning. Mario is an outstanding interviewer, and his guests are wide ranging and interesting. Even if you’re not into running, he touches upon so many important general life/sport themes. I binge episodes while cooking! He has a great...Read full review »
mtkos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/20
This is my favorite running podcast because of how Mario asks hard-hitting and meaningful questions. He is a great reporter and interviewer of high level elite athletes and coaches. His candor is unique and engages the athletes to have honest and insightful responses rarely found on podcasts.
Scott0025 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/20
Mario is an excellent conversationalist, and he’s clearly always looking to grow and improve as a podcaster, interviewer, and human addressing social issues that impact running/sports. The guest lineup is amazing, and every episode gets to the heart of their stories. Well worth a listen! This is...Read full review »
FormerListener2000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/20
Mario comes prepared and ready to have an actual discussion! Many stick with safe topics but Mario is a tour de force when it comes to diving deeper and excavating the hidden meanings behind the answers we tend to give.
Lenny Altaverde via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/20
Mario is a stand up dude, who can run, knows running, coaches runners AND has a purity to his ethos and ethics. He dissects and explores deep issues with his guests has week in and week out down to earth advice. Highly recommend subscribing.
Mbgriffi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
I’m still fairly new to the running world, but my new found passion runs deep. This is a great cast for runners of all abilities. The content is appealing without being intimidating or “too much” to the new runner. Thank you for an amazing podcast!
APPAREL EFX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/20
Has finger on the pulse of the world of running and life, thanks!
Runninganthropologist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
Mario has a good background of giving you great journalism, and showcasing the journey these runners have been on. From the Elite, down to the ones getting into the sport, he can captivate the real ness of everyday life and running.
beardedJourneyRunner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
I listen to a lot of running, cycling and rowing podcasts. The host absolutely makes the difference between a consistently good show and a sometimes cringe-worthy show Mario asks really good questions, listens and follows up and lets the guests answer without interrupting. Seems simple but...Read full review »
mro680 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
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SteadyP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/20
Loved listening and leaning about Mike Rouse’s journey. Thank you to Mario for engaging and sharing his story.
Judyxfit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/20
Mario’s weekly newsletter is probably the only weekly newsletter I always try to read of all the stuff that hits my inbox everyday. And, his podcast is fantastic too. Lots of heart and sole poured into every written word and every interview.
DJS120 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
Super comfortable, asks great questions, very inquisitive
5683udph via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/20
Big follower of the podcast and quite happy to hear more about Race and Racism within the sport. The recent podcasts with Yassin and Kamilah are not only revelant to today’s issues but provide insight into something many in the sport may not be aware of. On a side: as a recovering addict myself...Read full review »
Gr8tgame via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/09/20
One of my favourite podcasts to listen to each and every week, Mario has a way of going in-depth with guests and asking them exactly what you're thinking! A great listen!Read full review »
James Rolls 20 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/20
Mario asks insightful questions that lead to thought-provoking conversations. Love listening to this podcast on long runs.
upperwestside22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/20
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Nate10k via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/03/20
Seriously, it’s hard to find content about anything these days that is honest and true at all times! This show IS. I love how informative this show is and how much I am able to learn about running and the influence that it can have on the world around us. Mario asks great questions and while you...Read full review »
Wynn Hansen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/20
I learn from each episode and become more passionate about my own goals!
Tamra Harris via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/20
The Karen Boen episode was amazing. I sent it to several people including my brother who coaches NCAA D1 Women’s Lax. Awesome loved it. Lesli
Hilla99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/20
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