Off The Couch

Jonathan Ellsworth talks with runner, mother, and educator, Stevie Kremer, on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Stevie Kremer Does Things Different (Ep.4)

Stevie Kremer is a world-class runner, but her life sure doesn’t include many of the stereotypes that description might conjure up. So we discuss her unusual training routine; sitcoms & life lessons; how she got into trail running and ski mountaineering; and juggling being a runner, mother, and educator.

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Sarah Lavender Smith on Blister's Off the Couch Podcast

Ultrarunner, Writer, Coach: Sarah Lavender Smith (Ep.3)

Brendan Leonard & Jonathan Ellsworth talk to ultrarunner, Sarah Lavender Smith, about what inspired her to start running; “mommy guilt;” the importance of being process oriented; running marathons with horses; competitiveness; and how she went from smoking and partying to running ultras.

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Jonathan Ellsworth & Brendan Leonard talk to Filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, about his film "3100: Run and Become" on Blister's Off The Couch running podcast

Filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, on the World’s Longest Race (Ep.2)

Brendan Leonard and Jonathan Ellsworth talk with filmmaker, Sanjay Rawal, about a 3,100 mile-long race that takes place on a sidewalk in Queens, NY; the attempt to save the traditional ways of life of the San Bushmen of Botswana; the long-distance (and extremely consequential) rituals of a Buddhist monastic community in Japan, and a whole lot more.

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Brendan Leonard and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss what makes someone a "Runner" on Blister's Off The Couch podcast

What Makes Someone a “Runner”? (Ep.1)

In our inaugural episode of Blister’s new running podcast, Off The Couch, Brendan Leonard ( and Jonathan Ellsworth talk about their running backgrounds; their love / hate relationships with running; and Strava as a modern-day spiritual exercise??

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Off The Couch: Blister's running podcast

Introducing: Off The Couch

We are very excited to announce “Off The Couch” — a new podcast that will be taking a closer look at the wide, weird, and wonderful world of running.

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