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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Richard Askwith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Richard Askwith, often where they are interviewed.

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Author Richard Askwith discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Richard Askwith is author of six books, including the award-winning Feet in the Clouds (about fell-running); Today We Die A Little (an acclaimed biograph...
Aug 02 2020 · 30mins
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Richard Askwith | Why Going Down Mountains Is Harder Than Going Up

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Richard Askwith is a desk-bound southern journalist – based in Northamptonshire – whose life was changed by a mid-life encounter with the unforgiving northern sport of fell-running.

A decade-and-a-half of running, stumbling, shivering and getting lost in Britain’s wildest mountains provided the raw material for his best-selling book, 'Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession'.

He is now working on a book about how big business and big government have between them squeezed most of the spontaneity out of running – and how ordinary people can reclaim their freedom and rediscover the joy of natural running.

Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012.

Watch Richard's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/richard-askwith-why-going-down-mountains-is-harder-than-going-up

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Apr 28 2020 · 20mins
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107: The Rise and Fall of Emil Zátopek with Richard Askwith

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Shaun is in Wales this week ahead of his Mountain Running Championships Qualifier while Jermaine has an eventful time on the bus, or rather outside of the bus...if that sounds confusing it's because it is! All will be revealed in the podcast.

The guest is journalist, author and long time runner, Richard Askwith. Richard has written several books many of which are from the world of running.

The focus of this interview in particular is the captivating life of Czechoslovak runner Emil Zátopek, who Richard covered in his book Today We Die a Little.
You can find Richard's books here on Amazon.

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Sep 20 2019 · 1hr 4mins
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June Podcast - Sport with Raphael Honigstein, Danny Kelly, Richard Askwith, and Anders Ericsson

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A summer of sport beckons and we have a podcast to compete. Raphael Honigstein and Danny Kelly talk football ahead of Euro 2016; how did Germany effect Das Reboot, what's the future for the sport amid all the corruption and who do you want to draw in the office sweepstake? Richard Askwith tells us what made the Czech runner Emil Zatopek so special. Anders Ericsson, the man behind the 10,000 hours rule explains why practice makes perfect and talent is a myth. And finally in tribute to Muhammad Ali we hear an excerpt from George Plimpton's Shadow Box, soon to be published by Vintage in the UK along with his other amazing participatory sports journalism books. On your marks, get set.... Football - from start Zatopek: 23:50 Anders Ericsson: 31:50 Plipton on Ali: 56:08 Raphael Honigstein: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/raphael-honigstein/1050718/ Richard Askwith: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/richard-askwith/1047711/ Anders Ericsson:https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/anders-ericsson/1076269/ George Plimpton: https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/george-plimpton/1019619/


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George Plimpton - Shadow Box

Stepping into the ring against light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore, George Plimpton pauses to wonder what ever induced him to become a participatory journalist. Bloodied but unbowed, he holds his own in the bout – and brings back this timeless book on boxing and its devotees, among them Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ernest Hemingway, and Norman Mailer.


Shadow Box is one of Plimpton’s most engaging portraits of professional sport seen through the eyes of an inquisitive and astute hopeful. From the gym, the locker room, the ringside, and even in the harsh glare of the ring itself, Plimpton documents what it truly means to be a boxer in some of the finest writing of his career.

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Jun 09 2016 · 1hr 2mins