Find Meaning (On the Run) with Alison Mariella Désir
By Alison Mariella Désir, and produced by The Hangar Studios, NYC
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Find Meaning (On the Run) offers conversations with powerful and inspiring people in the world of sport and beyond, uncovering how they find meaning. The show demystifies what makes people tick and, as a result, how they achieve greatness. Hosted by Harlem-based Under Armour sponsored athlete and activist, Alison Mariella Désir.
||CleanRunning Looooooooong w/ Talisa Hayes||Everyone needs a friend like Talisa Hayes in their life! A fitness instructor and personal trainer, you may also know Talisa as a dedicated member of Harlem Run's leadership. Talisa has run 19 ultramarathons (earning her nickname and IG...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan't Nothing Bring Me Down w/ Ida Keeling||I had the opportunity of a lifetime last week to interview Miss Ida Keeling at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Let me say that again: I interviewed Miss Ida Keeling, the 102-year-old record holder in 60 meter and...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning for Social Change w/ Kelly Volpe||Kelly Volpe is one of our Run4AllWomen ambassadors and a fierce advocate for women's rights. On this episode, Kelly shares how we went from strangers to co-creators of the Run4AllWomen movement! I love this episode because it really...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning Through History w/ Gary Corbitt||Gary Corbitt, running historian and son of the "father of long distance running," Ted Corbitt, is on a mission. His mission is two fold - preserve the history of running and make running more inclusive for folks everywhere! On this episode...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Inclusive Wellness Communities w/ City Fit Girls||From weekly runs to "fitretreats," City Fit Girls is dedicated to making physical activity more accessible for all women no matter their race, pace, age, body type, sexual orientation, income level, etc. On this episode, co-founders...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind Meaning On the Run w/ Power Malu||Another live episode! I'm sort of getting the hang of this, I think. Sound issues aside, this was a really great podcast with someone who many in the running community will know but probably not know too much about. Thank you to...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRun Like a Hijabi w/ Rahaf Khatib||Rahaf Khatib is celebrated as the first hijabi runner prominently featured on the cover of a fitness, nutrition, or lifestyle magazine in the United States, according to Women's Running magazine. She is a mother of 3 who runs in her spare time...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Race w/ Tes Sobomehin Marshall and Da’Rel Patterson||In honor of Black History Month, I bring you this episode of Find Meaning on the Run featuring the co-race directors of The Race: Tes Sobomehin Marshall and Da’Rel Patterson. I caught up with these two when I was in Atlanta recently...||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLatinas in Motion w/ Elaine Johnson||This episode is PURE energy and inspiration. Elaine Johnson, founder of Latinas in Motion and self described "Mogul Mami" has a true gift: that of giving love (and building community thru love). Arguably my favorite episode (I say that a...||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPretty Powerful w/ Eboni K. Williams||Eboni K. Williams is an attorney, a host for the Fox News Channel and new author of the book Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success. If you're thinking - wait a minute, Fox News? You should definitely tune in for a podcast that...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElevating Women's Running w/ Jessie Zapo||My second ever live podcast episode and this was a GREAT one! I got to talk with Jessie Zapo about who and what inspires her to run, how she got into running and ended up becoming one of the pioneers of this whole urban running thing, and why...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMake and Share w/ Shantell Martin||Who Are You? Are You You? Shantell Martin's work as an artist asks you to think deeply about your identity and grapple with one of life's biggest questions - who are you? - beyond the titles and labels. I had the pleasure of meeting...||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGearing Up for 2018 w/ Amir Muhammad Figueroa||Your favorite guest is back! Amir and I open up my instagram account and take a trip down memory lane. We shout out basically everyone we know and get excited for what's ahead in 2018. We hope this podcast will help be a fun look at...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking Down Barriers w/ Chris Mosier||Chris Mosier is a Team USA athlete, trans guy, LGBTQ rights activist and policy consultant for inclusive practice. Through his own love of sport, he has broken down barriers for trans athletes everywhere and made the world of sport a far more...||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving to Inspire w/ LaChina Robinson||LaChina Robinson is a college basketball and WNBA analyst and reporter for ESPN who successfully transitioned from a star athlete to a respected broadcaster in a male-dominated ﬁeld. LaChina is passionate about mentorship and helping women gain...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTake Care of Harlem w/ Kells Barnett and Sharene Wood||Very excited to share my first ever live podcast recording! On #GivingTuesday, I invited friends and members of the community to come out to Harlem Haberdashery and be part of Find Meaning on the Run and, I think, recorded one of my best...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAwards, Anxiety, and Other Updates w/ Alison Mariella Désir||Hey! We are 10 episodes deep! On this short episode I do a little update and reflection on what’s been going on and highlight some things to come. I also talk about ANXIETY which is something I’ve been struggling with a lot...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation on Sexuality, Women and Gender w/ Dr. Riddhi Sandil||Every time I get the opportunity to speak with Dr. Sandil, I’m left feeling more enlightened. I am so excited for you to hear this deeply important conversation on gender, race, sexuality, privilege, and running, of course. Dr....||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving Green Spaces and Mental Health w/ Commissioner Mitchell Silver||Raise your hand if you regularly enjoy walk, running, hanging out in a park? Well, if you’re in NYC, then you have this week’s guest to thank for all of the recent renovations and programming. Mitchell Silver is the Commissioner of the...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind Meaning on the Run w/ Natasha Hastings||Natasha Hastings, aka the 400m diva, has been in the game 20 years competing on the track; she is an Olympic Champion, World Champion and US National Champion. She’s also a huge advocate for young girls and hopes to make a difference by...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Get Moving w/ Mary Wittenberg||Mary Wittenberg, Global CEO of Virgin Sport, wants to get the entire world moving and she’s well positioned to do just that! As the former CEO of NYRR, a role she held for 17 years, Mary was the innovator responsible for transforming endurance...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPS You Got This! w/ Candice Huffine||Ahhh I loved talking with Candice Huffine! She's everywhere now but, as she shares on this podcast, it takes 10 years to look like an overnight success. A model, body positivity activist, founder of Project Start: PS You Got This...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding and Redefining Success w/ Anika Noni Rose||How do you define success? This week on the podcast I speak with Anika Noni Rose (yes, you read that right!!) who gets really vulnerable about what success means to her and the way her definition continues to grow and change. She's a...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoetry as Resistance||"Black and woman is a sort of magic you cannot hashtag." On this episode, I speak with Aja Monet, world renowned poet and activist, who believes in the power of poetry to reshape narratives and give voice to the voiceless. We discuss the importance of..||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Love (On the Run)||OMG I'm engaged! This week, I sit down for a chat with Harlem Run co-leader and my fiance, Amir Muhammad Figueroa. You'll want to see our epic engagement photo on instagram here: http://bit.ly/2tJA13D. We cover everything from how we first met via a...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnlike Any||This week, I am excited to share with you the story of Run 4 All Women, a 240 + mile journey I spearheaded from Harlem, NY to the Women’s March in DC, raising over $100,000 in support of Planned Parenthood along the way. Additionally, I’m...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sneak Peak At Find Meaning (On The Run)||I am excited to be launching my own podcast, Find Meaning (On The Run). I wanted to take a moment to tell you all a little bit about myself, why I do what I do, and what you can expect from this new show. Be sure to rate and review the show on Apple...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Purposeful, insightful, entertaining and important.
An important voice that I'm grateful is being heard and amplifying others as well. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Finding Meaning (on the RUN)
Alison is one of the most meaningful voices in health, fitness, activism, and social entrepreneurship. This feels intimate and engaging. Looking forward to more!!!
Empowering and transformative
The founder of two unstoppable movements sharing the stories of others will empower you and transform your life. There is more to running, and it will be shared here.