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Conversations from the world of women’s sports
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
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
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
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…
Ruck On: S2E1 - Kim Donaldson & Ashley Steacy
Nov 27, 2017 • 16 min
Former Canadian Rugby Player Kim Donaldson returns with a new series of Ruck On as the rugby season gets under way. On this episode Kim is joined by fellow Canadian Ashley Steacy to talk about the growth of the women’s game in universities and how that is…
The Inside Line: S1E5 - Resi Stiegler
Nov 24, 2017 • 26 min
Gabbi Hall focuses on the U.S. races this week as the women’s World Cup heads to Killington, Vermont, as the ladies of the U.S. Ski Team are preparing to put on a show for the home crowd. On this week’s episode, Gabbi caught up with World Cup veteran Resi…
The Dirty Double: S1E3 - The Right Coach
Nov 22, 2017 • 21 min
The success of The Dirty Double in rowing from World Cup to World Championships and Olympic Games was partly due to having the right coach and the dynamic of the personalities that made their partnership gel. But it’s not always easy to find the right…
The Horse Show: S1E16 - Catherine Haddad-Staller
Nov 17, 2017 • 42 min
Catherine Haddad-Staller rode Rowan Riley’s 11 year old mare Semper Fidelis to claim their first CDI3* Grand Prix Special win together in Europe this summer. This break out performance for the mare in Le Man, France came just a month after the partnership…
mentallyfit: S1E1 - Preparing for the Holidays
Nov 16, 2017 • 16 min
Canadian Ice Hockey Goalie Kendra Fisher presents a new bi-weekly podcast that will address mental health and LGBTQ issues in an authentic and open way. The purpose is to educate and help people so that they have better understanding and the tools to cope…
Talking Point: Dr. Lisa Ingarfield & Jessica Luther
Nov 15, 2017 • 36 min
Lisa Ingarfield is joined by author, journalist and host of the Burn it All Down podcast Jessica Luther to discuss Women’s Representation in the Media and the repetitive erosion of women’s contributions. They unpack some examples of how female athletes…
FAIR PLAY: S1E2 - Bronwyn Easterbrook-Smith, Georgina Hales, Kendra Cocksedge
Nov 10, 2017 • 30 min
On this month’s FAIR PLAY Zoe George and her guest co-presenter Bronwyn Easterbrook-Smith focus on rugby and look towards the Rugby League World Cup… Kiwi ferns vice-captain Georgia Hales drops in to discuss the competition, their preparation and not…
The Inside Line: S1E4 - Kristin Lysdahl & Foreste Peterson
Nov 9, 2017 • 37 min
When the World Cup season kicked off at Soelden, Austria, in October, eyes were glued to the World Cup veterans who were hunting for podium results. In episode four, Gabbi Hall went a different direction to talk to two new faces on the White Circus,…
the SIRI & BEK show: S1E1 - Kicking off with Pazzazz
Nov 6, 2017 • 26 min
Siri Lindley and her wife Rebekah Keat are champions in the sport of triathlon as well as in their coaching club and in their passion for rescuing animals. Team Sirius Tri Club is the number one triathlon coaching club in the U.S. and Siri has produced…
The Horse Show: S1E15 - Catherine Tyree
Nov 3, 2017 • 25 min
Chris Stafford’s guest this week is 23 year old Catherine Tryee who has been having a banner year since she represented Team USA on the Nations Cup show jumping team in Florida last winter. She recently enjoyed a career best result when she came third in…
Off the Front: s1e4 - Laura Crawford, Caren Hartley
Nov 1, 2017 • 58 min
Elizabeth Emery’s guests this month are Laura Crawford from Adventure Cycling Association and Caren Hartley of Hartley Cycles. Laura, an expert and pro in bike tourism, is the U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator at Adventure Cycling Association and she…
Courtney Dauwalter: Ultra Runner
Oct 27, 2017 • 24 min
Ultra runner Courtney Dauwalter recently won the Moab 240 Mile Endurance Run outright by more than 10 hours. The Colorado resident grew up in Minnesota where she competed on the cross-country, track and Nordic-ski teams at her high school - she was an All…
The Inside Line: s1e3 - Sofia Goggia
Oct 26, 2017 • 24 min
With the Audi FIS World Cup ski season starting this weekend in Soeldon, Gabbi Hall catches up with Italy’s alpine star Sofia Goggia to hear about her plans for the season including the Olympic Games. The also discuss pressing issues like cooking, and…
Kendra Fisher: Mentally Fit
Oct 25, 2017 • 42 min
Kendra Fisher is a Canadian ice hockey goalie and inline hockey player although her story today is not so much about her successes as a professional athlete as the mental illness that changed the course of her career. As a young player she achieved…
The Circle: s1e4; Michelle Vittese
Oct 24, 2017 • 30 min
Ash Nelson’s guest this month is Team USA forward Michelle Vitesse who competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games where the team finished 12th and four years later in Rio where they finished 5th. In addition Michelle has a gold medal collection from the…
The Horse Show: s2e14 - Lucinda Fredericks
Oct 20, 2017 • 49 min
Chris Stafford’s guest this week is Lucinda Fredericks who is a familiar name to anyone in eventing having been in the sport since her Junior and Young Rider years turned to a successful senior career with a string of 3 and 4 star horses. Her partnership…
The Dirty Double: s1e2; Dealing with Disappointment
Oct 19, 2017 • 21 min
Rio Olympic Silver Medalists in the Lightweight Doubles, Lindsay Jennerich & Patricia Obee, are back and their topic is Dealing with Disappointment in competiiton as an individual and in a team. They share their personal experiences of how they coped when…
Talking Point: S1E1 -Dr. Lisa Ingarfield & Joanna Snawder-Manzo
Oct 18, 2017 • 34 min
Dr Lisa Ingarfield, PhD, hosts a new monthly podcast that will address thought provoking and challenging discussions exploring all things women and gender equity in sport. TALKING POINT will provide a platform for deeper conversations about diversity and…
Fair Play: s1e1 - Sophie Devine, Sarah Beaman, Haidee Tiffen, Dr. Sarah Beable
Oct 12, 2017
Zoe George returns to launch a re-vamped show for fans of women’s sport in New Zealand - it’s all about Fair Play which covers the news as well as the issues around women’s sport. Joining her again as guest co-presenter is White Ferns player Sophie…
The Inside Line: s1e2 - Marie-Michele Gagnon
Oct 12, 2017 • 22 min
We persuaded Gabbi Hall to come back for another episode following her very successful podcasting debut last month and she brought another great guest with her in Canada’s technical specialist Marie-Michele ‘Mitch’ Gagnon. They discuss Mitch’s summer…
The Horse Show: s1e13 - Callan Solem, Molly Sorge, Jennifer Baas
Oct 6, 2017 • 31 min
That conversation around the State of U.S. Show Jumping was ignited this summer when Katie Prudent spoke out on this podcast. To discuss the response to her comments Chris Stafford is joined by U.S. show jumping team rider Callan Solem, Amateur Hunter…
The Sailing Show: Abby Ehler, Annie Lush, Francesca Clapcich
Oct 3, 2017 • 19 min
Abby Ehler from The Magenta Project is back with friends who are taking part in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race. Olympian Annie Lush, who was also on Team SCA in the previous edition of the race, has joined Abby on Team Brunel, and another Olympian, Italy’s…
Off the Front: Helen Wyman, Liz Cornish
Oct 1, 2017 • 56 min
Elizabeth Emery talks to British Cyclocross racer Helen Wyman and bike advocate Liz Cornish. Helen is 9 times National Cyclocross Champion, two-time European Champion, and a World Championship medalist. She is also a superstar in women’s cyclocross…
The Inside Line: s1e1 - Jacqueline Wiles
Sep 28, 2017 • 29 min
Gabbi Hall from Ski Racing Media hosts our all new skiing podcast ahead of the start of the Audi FIS World Cup season, which features Fresh Tracks - the latest news and updates of alpine racers including who is looking good in training, who is rehabbing…
The Dirty Double: s1e1
Sep 22, 2017 • 26 min
What do two best friends do after winning a Olympic medal then retiring from a lifestyle that involved spending several hours a day together? After years devoted to their sport of rowing the Canadian Lightweight Pairs partnership of Lindsay Jennerich and…
The Horse Show: s2e12 - Piggy French
Sep 20, 2017 • 27 min
Piggy French has been a popular figure in British eventing since her Junior and Young Rider days when she was a member of the European team gold medal in 2001. She also claimed the individual silver at the 2009 Europeans riding Some Day Soon and a year…
The Horse Show: s2e11 - Alexa Pessoa
Sep 16, 2017 • 28 min
U.S. show jumper Alexa Pessoa is adjusting to a new routine as the mother of two children and the wife of rider and Chef d’equipe of the Irish team, Rodrigo Pessoa. With six years between their daughters Sophia and Luciana Alexa is finding the balance…
The Circle: s1e3; Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE
Sep 14, 2017
Kate Richardson-Walsh, OBE, has recently retired from international hockey as the most capped player for England with 375 appearances. With Olympic gold and bronze medal from four Olympic Games, Kate has been a part of England’s resurgence after failing…
Siri Lindley; Believe Ranch & Rescue
Sep 13, 2017
Former Ironman World Champion and World No 1 Siri Lindley has become a highly successful and popular coach with Team Sirius Tri Club the No 1 coaching club in the US. She is also a sought after motivational speaker and author. Her wife Rebekah Keat is…
Cricket Special with Clare Connor
Sep 5, 2017 • 27 min
Clare Connor, Director of England Women’s Cricket talks to Chris Stafford about how the World Cup tournament played out in England this summer where it broke all kinds of records, including a capacity crowd of 27,000 at Lords for the final between England…
Off the Front: Coryn Rivera, Julie Emmerman, Lisa Hunt
Sep 1, 2017 • 46 min
Elizabeth Emery talks to Team Sunweb road racer Coryn Rivera about her stella season and why this team is a good fit for her. Coryn also shares her views on what could be done to improve the status of professional female cyclists for equality and…
The Horse Show: s2e10 - Ingrid Klimke
Aug 30, 2017 • 17 min
Germany’s Ingrid Klimke was finally crowned the European Eventing Champion in Strzegom— a title she has long been waiting for since she already had the silver and bronze to add to her three team gold medals at these championships. In addition she has…
The Horse Show: s2e9 - Jessika Kynett
Aug 25, 2017 • 37 min
Jessika Kynett will be competing in the USEA American Eventing Championships next week in Tryon, NC, which is the dream of so many amateur event riders. For this police officer from Montana it means so much more — for Jessika this will be her Olympic…
Rowing with Lindsay Jennerich & Patricia Obee
Aug 22, 2017 • 36 min
Canadian rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee won the silver medal in the Lightweight Pairs at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, after which they decided to hang up their oars. With over 20 years in the sport Lindsay explains why she was ready to retire.…
Ruck On: The Rugby Show; s1e9
Aug 16, 2017 • 22 min
Kim Donaldson is joined by her former teammate who with 66 caps is Canada’s most-capped female rugby player Gill Florence who has played in five World Cups, making her debut at the age of 18. During that time she also played for Quebec and her home club…