The Real Science of Sport Podcast

The Real Science of Sport Podcast

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Revealing the truth behind the games we play with Professor Ross Tucker and sports journalist Mike Finch


The Science of Cricket with Gary Kirsten
Jun 18 • 74 min
Former Proteas opening batsman and coach of both the South African and Indian cricket teams, Gary Kirsten talks frankly about the modern game, the impact of the shorter formats, what it’s like to face up to the fastest bowlers in the international game,…
What It’s Really Like To Be a Professional Runner
Jun 4 • 90 min
In this emotional interview, Olympic middle distance runner and former 5000m and 10 000m NCAA champion, Dominique Scott-Efurd opens up about the training, self sacrifice and dedication needed to mix it with the best in the running world. Scott takes us…
Running Shoe Technology: Good Science or Good Marketing?
May 21 • 74 min
World-renowned sport scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch explore the science behind running shoe technology. Explore whether or not cushioning and pronation-control really work, find out if expensive shoes are really…
The Caster Semenya Decision Explained
May 3 • 75 min
On May 1, 2019 double Olympic and three-time World 800m champion Caster Semenya lost her case against the IAAF in the Court of Arbitration forcing her to take medication to lower her testosterone levels if she is to continue to compete in her favoured…
Caster Semenya: Explaining Sex vs Gender in Sport
Apr 29 • 79 min
Since 2009 Caster Semenya has ignited debate around female athletes with differences in sex development that may give them have an unfair advantage due to differences in testosterone levels. Professor Ross Tucker and sports journalist Mike Finch explain…
Introducing the Science of Sport Podcasts
Apr 28 • 63 min
An introduction to the Science of Sport Podcasting series with Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch