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Soundcheck's Ultimate Running Playlist; Workout Music; Escort Plays Live

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Friday, March 14, 2014

What do you listen to when you're out running? What do you listen to when you're out running? (Shutterstock)

In this episode: This year, Soundcheck is offering up no fewer than two of its producers to Sunday's New York City Half Marathon. And we asked listeners to help us build a playlist to carry us across the finish line. We hear selections from our Ultimate Running Playlist.

Then, we revisit a recent favorite segment with sports psychologist Costas Karageorghis, who explains how the right soundtrack can really pump up a workout. And, he shares tips for creating a performance enhancing playlist.

And, hear the Brooklyn disco-pop band Escort play in the Soundcheck studio.

Guests:

Costas Karageorghis

Let's Get Physical: BPM and Bio Rhythm

The desire to get into shape (and the drafting of New Years resolutions) will send Lycra and headband-wearing crowds to the gym in the early days of 2012. A clue to the success or failure of the huffing and puffing masses just might be in the music they use to power through. Today, the sport psychologist Costas Karageorghis explains how the right soundtrack can really pump up a workout. And, he shares tips for creating a performance enhancing playlist.

This segment originally aired on Jan. 3, 2012.

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Escort: In Studio

For years, disco has suffered from a bit of a bad rap. But a few bands have lately taken the glitter and four-on-the-floor beat and turned it into a full scale revival. Brooklyn’s 15+ member band known as Escort led the charge a few years back with the single “Starlight.” Now, they’ve released a brand new, self-titled full length. They join us live in the studio to share their disco fever.

This segment originally aired on Jan. 30, 2012.

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The Beatles And The Stones: Rivals, Or Not?

You’ve heard the question a thousand times: “Are you a Beatles person or a Stones person?” (Recently on Soundcheck, we even pitted the two sides against each other during a live Soundcheck Smackdown). It's perceived as the biggest rivalry in rock music -- but when the Beatles wrote the song “I Wanna Be Your Man" -- it was for The Rolling Stones. So how real was this supposed rivalry?

In his new book, music historian John McMillian says it wasn’t… except when it was. The book is called – what else? – "Beatles vs. Stones" – and John McMillian joins us to talk about it. 

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Mamarazzi

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CAROL CROWLEY from NYC, NY

Hi SoundCheck
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTION "WHAT TYPE OF PLAYLIST
SHOULD YOU HAVE NEXT"?. I THINK THE LISTENERS SHOULD CREATE
A PLAYLIST FOR NYC FASHION WEEK. SEVENTH AVENUE WOULD. LOVE IT.

THANKS AGAIN CAROL WASHINGTON HTS

Mar. 27 2014 06:48 PM
12-String from Staten Island

Sorry not to mention what I posted before.

The music is called "Taurus II" by Mike Oldfield from the album
FIVE MILES OUT.

It'll pump you up!

Mar. 14 2014 10:24 PM
Johnny BE from New Paltz

Just go dance! What do you think folks did before gyms? Dancing & connecting with another human being can be ecstatic. Working out is solitary and boring.

Mar. 14 2014 09:44 PM
12-String from Staten Island

Here is the best music for workout >>>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Ha3L148EA

Mar. 14 2014 09:40 PM
Belinda from Brooklyn

Soundtrack to "Run Lola Run" in one ear (for appropriate running tempo), This American Life, Radio Lab etc in the other (so I don't get bored out of my mind).

Mar. 14 2014 09:36 PM

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