We look at one of the greatest feats in the history of sailing, when back in 2005, Ellen MacArthur broke the world record for sailing around the world solo. Given the nature of the sport, we felt it wise to have guest-hosts who actually know something about sailing. Former guest, Laura Fudge returns to the show, joined in tow by her husband, Gareth,
We battle a few sound gremlins, as we widen the discussion to include the topic of female representation in sport, as well as Britain’s curious relationship with sailing.
After the closing theme tune, we have a brief conversation about sports sponsorship and how the episode would have turned out, were it not for the Fudge’s assistance. (more…)
We induct British cyclist Victoria Pendleton into our Hall of Fame. We cover her rivalry with Anna Meares, her love/hate relationship with the sport and the impact of her career on the next generation.
In our latest Top 5 countdown, we take a look at one of sport’s most compelling arenas. That of the rivalry. For clarity’s sake, this episode is about rivalries that take place between teams, rather than individuals. (more…)
Both Jonathan and Shane go back to 1999 for their events. Shane goes back to Villa Park for the FA Cup Semi Final replay between Manchester United and Arsenal.
While Jonathan introduces a new sport to the podcast, skateboarding, as he covers Tony Hawk’s ground breaking 900 at the X-Games in San Francisco.
Given the tragic recent events in Boston, we changed our schedule, and highlighted why the Boston Marathon is such an important event. Especially when Kathrine Switzer took to the course back in 1967.
Not only running against the 26.2 miles of the course, but also against sexist rules and gender politics, Switzer helped to change the world for women everywhere. (more…)
We return to our regular routine with a look back at the career of Grete Waitz. Not only did her exploits in the marathon mark her out as a legend, but she also went about breaking new ground – not only for female athletes, but challenging the perception of women as “the weaker gender”. (more…)
We stated previously what a special sporting year 2012 was, evinced by the fact that our magnum opus of a retrospective has taken us 3 months to complete.
In conjunction with a returning Emma Hyam, we conclude with what could be the one of the most significant events to ever happen in Britain. The 2012 Paralympic Games.
Our end of year awards are sandwiched between a nostalgic and wistful reminder of what the Olympics meant to so many in the host nation. (more…)
We told you that 2012 was a big year in sport, so as we approach March, our retrospective of 2012 continues with our review of the Olympics in London.
We are joined by regular guest-host Emma Hyam, who helps us review the games. This is a very British focused episode, so apologies if we missed out your favorite moment.
First, an apology for the sound quality on this episode. I won’t promise it will never happen again. But I promise we’ll try our best.
As for the show, our penultimate retrospective of 2012 takes us through the year of Cricket, Golf & Boxing. (more…)
This episode is made up of two parts. First up, we have the review of the Formula 1 season, where we are joined by Elton McManus, Richard Smith and Allison Downing, who add some much needed expertise (i.e. people who watch more than 2 races a season) to the podcast. This is followed by the review of the North American sports, where we are joined by old favourite Greg Blanchard to discuss American Football, Baseball and Basketball.