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Conversations from the world of women’s sports
Fair Play: S1E6 - Sexism in Sports Media
Apr 24 • 32 min
The president of New Zealand Cricket, Debbie Hockley has been threatened with physical violence and referred to in sexist terms in a petition set up to get her dumped from the Sky cricket commentary team. Zoe George discusses what women in sport media…
Volvo Ocean Race - Itajai Stopover
Apr 21 • 9 min
American Sally Barkow stands in for Abby Ehler for this episode live from Itajai in Brazil and just before the in-port race took place to talk to Australian Stacey Jackson from Vestas 11th Hour Racing and New Zealand’s Bianca Cook on Turn the Tide on…
The Horse Show: S3E3 - Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Dressage
Apr 20 • 21 min
Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl finished third in Paris last weekend for the third time at a FEI World Cup Final with her loyal partner Unee Bb, and it was an emotional finale too. Owned by Swiss dressage judge Beatrice Bürchler-Keller the 17 year old…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E8 - Get Ready to Race
Apr 19 • 29 min
With race season about to get under way for triathletes, Team Sirius Tri Club coaches Siri & Bek offer advice on how to prepare for your first race by getting your mind as well as your body ready. There’s some great tips for visualization and developing…
Ready Steady Rehab: S1E2 - Low Back Pain
Apr 18 • 15 min
Low back pain is a common injury among athletes and can manifest in many ways with acute to chronic conditions that sometimes last a lifetime. Dr. Heather North unpacks the common causes, symptoms and treatment and why the advice given by doctors nowadays…
Off the Track: S1E1 - “Mick Swagger” Meets Tui Lyons
Apr 17 • 46 min
Welcome to Off the Track, a new podcast all about women’s Flat Track Roller Derby, hosted by Coach, Player and Founder of Team Indigenous “Mick Swagger”. “Mick” will be interviewing players from around the world and her first guest is Australian Tui…
Sound Bites: S1E4 - Fuel for Racing
Apr 13 • 11 min
Race season is around the corner and some athletes start panicking because they have no idea how to fuel themselves. Maybe they are not begun to plan and then suddenly on race day they ‘bonk’, and suffer from upset stomach, reflux, cramps and many other…
The Inside Line: S1E16 - Girls Moving Mountains
Apr 12 • 24 min
Keely Kelleher can be described in two words: bad ass. The former U.S national team member hunkered herself down World Cup speed courses for years and then retired. Her definition of retirement includes filming Warren Miller segments and running the…
Ruck On: S2E4 - Kim & Poppy; Winning, Losing & Chips
Apr 9 • 21 min
Former Canadian Hooker Kim Donaldson is joined again by Saracen’s & England Lock Poppy Cleall to review the season so far, including the Six Nations Tournament. If you want to know what’s going on in the world of women’s rugby these two have it covered.…
The FAB Podcast: S1E4 - Jocelyn Vervelde
Apr 5 • 23 min
FAB Podcast host Kristeen Reenders met this month’s guest Jocelyn Verveldes six years ago when they both played volleyball at Central Michigan University. Jocelyn is currently the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications for Penn State’s Athletic…
Ready Steady Rehab: S1E1 - Why See a Physical Therapist for Your Care
Apr 3 • 12 min
Dr. Heather North, Doctor of Physical Therapy from Red Hammer Rehab presents a brand new show on sports injuries; what can cause them, the symptoms to look out for, and rehabilitation process. Heather begins by explaining why you should see a physical…
Talking Point: S1E6 - Shannon Miller
Mar 30 • 55 min
Renown Ice Hockey Coach Shannon Miller recently made the headlines when she won a federal case against the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) for sex discrimination and retaliation, and was awarded $3.74 million in past lost wages and emotional…
Sound Bites: S1E3 - Vegan or Vegetarian; That is the Question
Mar 30 • 19 min
In episode 3 of Sound Bites, Maricarmen discusses vegetarian and vegan diets and she explains why she is no longer a vegetarian. Maricarmen addresses some common mistakes that people do while on a vegetarian diet and how can they be resolved. Athletes may…
Fair Play: S1E5 - Commonwealth Games will Test Silver Ferns
Mar 30 • 35 min
On this month’s episode Zoe George discusses the upcoming Commonwealth Games with Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant to find out if their current form can be turned into winning games. This month’s co-host is Netball Central’s CEO Carolyn Young who was…
The Inside Line: S1E15 - Bred to Ski, Born to Win
Mar 29 • 32 min
Gabbi Hall has the latest news from around the world of women’s alpine ski racing including the national championships, which wrapped up the season and she also has a special guest. Tina Weirather made her Olympic debut in Torino, Italy, all the way back…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E7 - Planning Your Race Season
Mar 27 • 42 min
On this week’s episode Siri & Bek discuss planning your race season: how to plan and attack it depending on what races you’re doing, your goals for the season and also what to do if you have an injury and your season doesn’t go according to plan. They…
The Dirty Double: S1E5 - Inequity Among Athletes
Mar 22 • 21 min
On this month’s episode, multi-medalists rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee reflect on their experience as World Champions and Olympic silver medalists regarding inequity among athletes. They share their perspective of being on the Canadian rowing…
New Horizons: S1E3 - Rebecca Coles
Mar 20 • 31 min
On this month’s episode of New Horizons, Cathy O’Dowd talks to British climber Rebecca Coles who has funded many of her expeditions through grants. She now sits on the selection committee of Britain’s most important source of adventure grant funding: The…
The Sailing Show: Heading South from Auckland
Mar 17 • 10 min
Abby Ehler and Francesca Clapcich, who is sailing with Turn the Tide on Plastic in her first Volvo Ocean Race, and VOR veteran Sally Barkow, who has raced on a couple of legs alongside Abby on Team Brunel join us from Auckland. They chat about their…
Sound Bites: S1E2 - Coping with Cravings
Mar 16 • 16 min
On this episode Maricarmen addresses something that almost everyone struggles with; cravings. Have you ever wanted a cookie or cake so bad that you were late to work because you had to stop at the store to get it? How about the ice cream that you longed…
The Inside Line: S1E14 - Alice McKennis Finds the Sweet Spot on her Skis
Mar 15 • 23 min
The World Cup season is coming to a close in Are, Sweden, which means globes, parties and, hopefully, a little down time for the athletes when it’s all over. American Alice McKennis found time after her final practice run before the downhill race to talk…
The FAB Podcast: S1E3 - Jacqie McWilliams
Mar 14 • 28 min
On this month’s FAB podcast Datorria Robinson talks to Jacqie McWilliams, the first African American female Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the governing body of 12 member institutions and 14 championships.…
Athlete Profile: Mick Swagger - Team Indigenous
Mar 13 • 51 min
Mick Swagger is a former member of the USA Roller Derby team and the founder of Team indigenous. She is originally from the Diné Indigenous community in North America and the idea for a team of indigenous women came about through social media and it’s…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E6 - Becoming A Triathlete
Mar 9 • 52 min
On this week’s episode Bek holds the fort while Siri is away and is joined by a new member of Team Sirius Tri Club Maricarmen Farias to talk about how she discovered triathlon was her sport. Maricarmen is coached by Siri at Team Sirius Tri Club. She tells…
Transcending Sport: S1E16 - Dr. Ashley Baker, Women in Sports Forum
Mar 8 • 29 min
Dr. Ashley Baker founded the Women in Sports Forum in 2015 and hosted the inaugural event in Detroit a year later. The second Women in Sports Forum was held in New Orleans in February this year and will return to Detroit in 2019. Ashley explains that…
The Horse Show: S3E2 - Stephanie Holmén, Show Jumping
Mar 6 • 17 min
Swedish show jumper Stephanie Holmén, 26, has recently broken into the 5 star ranks and for the past four years she has been based in the south of Sweden at Grevlunda Stables with European Champion and double Olympic silver medalist Peder Fredericson and…
Sound Bites: S1E1 - Understanding Your Needs
Mar 2 • 14 min
Welcome to Sound Bites, a new show on all things nutrition hosted by nutritionist and triathlete Maricarmen Farias who will be sharing her passion for holistic health. We begin with the real truth on dieting and why holistic nutrition is the best way to…
Off the Front: S1E8 - Anne-Marije Rook & Diane Jenks
Mar 1 • 51 min
On this month’s episode Elizabeth Emery talks to two influencers in the world of women’s cycling; Diane Jenks and Anne-Marije Rook. For close to eight years Diane has hosted a weekly radio show, Outspoken Cyclist, which is also available as a podcast. She…
The Inside Line: S1E13 - Olympic Hangover & Other Takeaways
Mar 1 • 43 min
For Gabbi Hall, host of The Inside Line, going to an Olympics was a life-long dream and a learning experience. It’s one thing to watch the Olympic Winter Games on TV and soak in the excitement, and quite another to be on the ground helping broadcast it to…
Transcending Sport: S1E15 - Evelyn Watta - Sports Journalist
Feb 27 • 44 min
Award winning sports journalist Evelyn Watta began her career as a television intern in her home country of Kenya. She climbed the ladder in a world of male editors proving herself time and again while setting an example for other women where few…
Fair Play: S1E4 - Sexual Harassment, White Ferns, Potty Parity
Feb 23 • 24 min
Zoe George is joined by guest co-host Judy O’Brien who is program co-ordinator at the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network. They discuss sexual abuse in sport and also talk to newly appointed Wellington City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons, who’s been given the…
The Inside Line: S1E12 - Ragmow Steals the Show
Feb 22 • 16 min
In this special episode of The Inside Line from the Winter Olympic Games, Gabbi Hall sat down with Norway’s secret weapon Ragnhild Mowinckel to talk about her silver medal performance in the Giant Slalom. Hours after this was recorded ‘Ragmow’ was back on…
The Dirty Double: S1E4 - The Olympic Journey
Feb 21 • 27 min
As the winter Olympic Games heads towards the final events, which will be the climax of years of work for hundreds of athletes, double Olympians and double sculls rowing silver medalists Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee offer an insight into the life…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E5 - What Sport Has Taught Us
Feb 20 • 35 min
Siri & Bek look back on their careers and how their experiences have led to many life lessons that they are now sharing through their coaching club and to a wider audience. They explain that while triathlon did not define them as people, being immersed in…
New Horizons: S1E2 - Sarah Outen; Crowdfunding a Film
Feb 19 • 29 min
Cathy O’Dowd talks to British adventurer Sarah Outen who decided to use Kickstarter to raise money to make a film about her round the world adventure. Sarah explains how she decided this was the way forward to make it happen and how she set about…
Ruck On S2E3 - Poppy Cleall
Feb 16 • 15 min
Kim Donaldson catches up with England & Saracens Lock Poppy Cleall to hear how England’s Red Roses are finding their form in the current Six Nations Tournament having beaten Italy 42-7 in Round 1, and then this past weekend Wales, by another convincing…
The Inside Line: S1E11 - Gabbi & Claire’s Olympic Predictions
Feb 15 • 23 min
Gabbi Hall and co-host Claire Brown from Ski Racing Media are both based at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in South Korea for the Winter Olympic Games where they are also working as researchers for NBC. On this week’s episode they tell us about the alpine…
Talking Point: S1E5 - Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Tucker Center
Feb 14 • 41 min
Dr. Lisa Ingarfield is joined by Dr. Mary Jo Kane who heads up the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport based at the University of Minnesota. Their topic is how sport can be a side of resistance and empowerment for women and how this…
The FAB Podcast: S1E2 - Kierra Washington, Athletic Trainer
Feb 13 • 19 min
On episode 2 of The FAB Podcast, Kristen Reenders and Datorria Robinson talk to Kierra Washington who is an Athletic Training GA at Northwestern University. A graduate of Grand Valley State Universities Athletic Training Program, she is no stranger to…
Transcending Sport: S1E14 -Lea Baynes; LGBT Fan Clubs
Feb 10 • 21 min
Lea Baynes describes herself as a massive Arsenal fan supporting both Arsenal and Arsenal Women teams and more recently attending the England Lionesses games. She volunteers at the women’s games as well as being a sponsor of one of the players. She is a…
The SIRI & BEK show: S1E4 - What Would You Like to be When You Grow Up?
Feb 9 • 33 min
Siri & Bek take us back to their grass roots to talk about how they got into sport as children and when they developed an interest in triathlon. As they were growing up they were often teased about their body shape that could have demoralized them and put…
mentallyfit: S1E6 - A Gay Woman in Sport
Feb 8 • 11 min
In this episode Canadian Ice Hockey goalie Kendra Fisher tells her story of being a gay woman in sport and how she came to understand that being open in her community, and to the public that followed her, was a social responsibility. She explains that the…
Maureen McGonigle: Scottish Women in Sport
Feb 7 • 22 min
Maureen McGonigle was inspired to form an organization dedicated to Scottish women in sport following the 2012 London Olympic Games, which had generated more interest about women in sport generally. She gathered some high profile Scottish sportswomen and…
The Horse Show: S3E1 - Katie Keller, Eventing
Feb 6 • 27 min
South African Eventer Katie Keller, 23, wrapped up last season being crowned the Senior National Champion just to confirm that her Pony and Junior titles were not a phase of youth. In 2007, Katie, who recently moved close to Durban, established her name…
Dr. Kimberly Clay: Play Like A Girl
Feb 5 • 32 min
Dr. Kimberly Clay is the President and CEO of I Play Like a Girl, a non profit organization which is creating programs and events that will inspire middle school girls to get out and play. Their mission is to advance the health and empowerment of girls…
The Sailing Show S3E2: Abby Ehler’s Volvo Ocean Race
Feb 3 • 21 min
Abby Ehler knows what it’s like to sail around the world having been the Boat Captain on Team SCA in the 2015/6 Edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The grueling intensity of ever-changing conditions combined with sleep deprivation and dried food tests the…
Off the Front: S1E7 - Katie Compton & Michi Mathias
Feb 1 • 49 min
On this month’s Off the Front Elizabeth Emery is joined by graphic novelist and illustrator Michi Mathias and superstar cyclocross racer Katie Compton. Katie offers her take on day-of prep for cyclocross with rollers, dry clothes, and a few tips for…
The Inside Line: S1E10 - Winter Olympic Games Preview with Picabo Street
Feb 1 • 49 min
On this week’s episode Gabbi Hall has the top stories from the FIS Alpine World Cup Season in Fresh Tracks and a preview of the Winter Olympics including some of the outlying winter sports nations who are sending athletes. And as an introduction to the…
The Circle: S1E6 - Casey Sablowski
Jan 29 • 35 min
This month on The Circle Ash Nelson talks to Australian child prodigy and former Hockeyroo teammate Casey Sablowski, nee Eastham, about playing in the under 18 competition at the tender age of 13. Just how did Casey maintain motivation to play at the top…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E3 - The Toughest Challenge Could Become Your Biggest Victory
Jan 26 • 30 min
World Champion triathletes Siri Lindley & Rebekah Keat share stories of how they overcame adversity during races such as equipment malfunction and exiting the swim at the back of the pack to turn the race around and even win world cups and a world…
Alex Rotas, Photographer
Jan 24 • 31 min
Alex Rotas is a retired academic and competitive tennis player who took up photography when she recognized that the media was mainly portraying people over 60 as either retired, redundant or immobile. She determined that it was time to shift the focus,…
New Horizons: S1E1 - The Business of Adventure
Jan 22 • 34 min
Welcome to New Horizons, the podcast that explore how people make their adventures happen. Cathy O’Dowd is an inspirational speaker, an author and the first woman to climb both sides of Everest. She answers the call of the mountains, whether tackling a…
FAIR PLAY: S1E3 - Maia Lewis, Roslyn Kerr
Jan 19 • 29 min
This month on FAIR PLAY Zoe George is joined by sports psychologist Karen Nimmo again and they cover a range of topics affecting women in New Zealand sport. Former White Fern Maia Lewis steps up to the crease this summer to commentate cricket – men’s…
The Inside Line: S1E9 - Roni Remme Tops NorAm Standings
Jan 18 • 30 min
At roughly halfway through the ski season, Roni Remme leads the NorAm overall standings. In fact, the Canadian leads the standings in every discipline but GS, and she has won nearly 50 percent of the NorAm races she has started in this season. The powers…
mentallyfit: S1E5: Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Jan 17 • 14 min
On this week’s episode Kendra shares some of her experiences while offering advice and information on alcohol and drug abuse, including prescription medication as it pertains to mental health. She explains with the definition around addiction and how it…
Ruck On: S2E2 - Kim Donaldson & Chris Stafford
Jan 15 • 24 min
Retired Team Canada Hooker Kim Donaldson and rugby fan Chris Stafford discuss the latest news in women’s rugby from around the world. The top story comes from Rugby Australia, which has made a new collective bargaining agreement that will guarantee…
WiSP Amazons: Holly Budge; Adventurer & Conservationist
Jan 12 • 32 min
Britain’s Holly Budge started off her sporting life while still a toddler when she began riding eventually taking up eventing. when she reached 20 something she discovered skydiving and was soon to move to New Zealand where she learned filming and became…
Talking Point: S1E4 - Lisa Ingarfield & Laura Okmin - How Women are Marginalized in Sport’s Media
Jan 10 • 62 min
Lisa Ingarfield continues to delve deeply into some of the systemic barriers facing women in sport and women’s sport in general, to examine some of the deep seated and persistent problems facing women, to think about how we can change that culture. On…
The FAB Podcast S1E1 - Meet the FAB Founder Kristin Ray
Jan 9 • 26 min
Welcome to a brand new podcast with Females in Athletic Business (FAB) that will be covering the many aspects of women working in the sport’s business. DaTorria Robinson and Kristen Reenders are the hosts of this monthly show and their first guest is the…
The Sailing Show with Annie Lush
Jan 8 • 27 min
Annie Lush is currently in Auckland recovering from an injury she sustained on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race aboard Team Brunel when she suffered a fracture to L1 as well as two broken bones in her right foot. She joined Chris Stafford to discuss the race…
mentallyfit: S1E4 - The Reality of New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 5 • 14 min
Kendra Fisher takes a close look at the reality of making New Year’s Resolutions and why it’s important if you struggle with the holiday season to manage expectations. Drawing your own line in the sand is something you have control of when the world is…
The Inside Line: S1E8 - Courchevel, Lienz & Oslo World Cup Recap
Jan 4 • 30 min
The Inside Line is ringing in the new year with a recap of the FIS Audi Courchevel, Lienz and Oslo World Cup races. Gabbi Hall talks to American ace Mikaela Shiffrin about her continued dominance on the World Cup tour. Meanwhile, her competitors discuss…
Off the Front: S1E6 - Martina Brimmer
Jan 1 • 40 min
On the first episode of 2018, Elizabeth Emery talks to Martina Brimmer, co-founder of SWIFT Industries which is a bicycle bag maker located in Seattle, Washington. Martina talks about her life as a female adventurer, an entrepreneur, and the realities of…
The Inside Line: S1E7 - Val d’Isere & Courcheval
Dec 21, 2017 • 35 min
Bonjour! Bienvenue! Grab a croissant. Put on a beret and a fur coat, and imagine yourself in the midst of the French Alps. It’s time for The Inside Line that we recorded in France between World Cup races. It’s been a speed-centric couple weeks on the…
Talking Point: S1E3 - Lisa Ingarfield & Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Dec 20, 2017 • 54 min
Lisa Ingarfield and civil rights advocate Nancy Hogshead-Makar discuss the legal, systemic and cultural structures behind the athlete-coach relationship that provides an environment for sexual abuse to go unchecked and exploited by abusers. They unpack…
mentallyfit: S1E3 - The Negative Effects of Screen Time & Social Media
Dec 15, 2017 • 15 min
Kendra Fisher offers a frank and realistic examination of the subtle ways that exposure to computers and social media is effecting all of us but critically its impact on children. She shares evidence of the effects that computer screens are having on…
Athlete Profile: Hayley Nixon - Canoe Ocean Racing
Dec 13, 2017 • 35 min
South African Hayley Nixon became the 2017 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Champion in Hong Kong this fall having already won the ICF World Cup Nelo Summer Challenge. In 2016 she made her mark in the sport by becoming the World Surfski Series Champion. Since…
FAIR PLAY: S1E3 - Rachael Carter, Samara Pepperell, Alethea Boon
Dec 8, 2017 • 29 min
Samara Pepperell aka Lady Trample has been in the U.S. competing in the Roller Derby World Champs where she was named MVP. Zoe George and her guest co-host para climber Rachael Carter talk about encouraging other women to lace up their skates. Then we…
The Inside Line: S1E6 - Killington & Lake Louise Review
Dec 7, 2017 • 30 min
Gabbi Hall reviews the two North American World Cup events in this episode which features post race interviews with Mikaela Shiffrin, Tina Weirather, Lindsey Vonn and Cornelia Huetter. The season has ramped up in North America with stops in Killington,…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E2 - Preparing to Retire
Dec 6, 2017 • 35 min
The dynamic partnership of Siri Lindley & Bek Keat share their inimitable enthusiasm for life in this episode as they discuss how important it is for athletes to truly examine who they really are beyond their sport as a way to find their path once they…
Jennifer Uteda: She Warriors
Dec 4, 2017 • 17 min
Jennifer Uteda is the Executive Producer of She Warriors, a documentary series that tells the stories of brave women who have made an impact in the world and embody the true feminine spirit. Jennifer spent almost 18 years as a Marketer, creating trailers,…
Off The Front: S1E5 - Marion Clignet, Anna Maria Wolf
Dec 1, 2017 • 45 min
Elizabeth Emery talks to fabled French-American cyclist Marion Clignet, and Anna Maria Wolf who founded the women’s cycling blog Pretty. Damned. Fast, and owns the commuting-focused bike shop Sun & Air in Brooklyn, NY. Marion Clignet’s illustrious career…
mentallyfit: S1E2 - How Sport Saved My Life
Nov 30, 2017 • 11 min
On this episode Kendra Fisher explains why she values sport so much and how it literally saved her life at a critical time in her illness and career. Kendra was forced to quit Team Canada’s ice hockey program due to a diagnosis of mental illness that…
The Circle: S1E5 - Sofie Gierts
Nov 29, 2017 • 29 min
Belgium’s Sofie Gierts opens up about her tumultuous career in this exclusive interview with Ash Nelson about how it felt to not be selected for the London Olympic Games even though she contributed with three of the four goals in a qualifying game when…
Athlete Profile: Seun Adigun, Bobsled
Nov 28, 2017 • 35 min
Chris Stafford’s guest is former track and field Seun Adigun who has already established herself as a hurdler when she competed at the 2012 Olympic Games. Sport has been her life since a child she played everything she could growing up in Chicago from…