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Greyhound Nation is a podcast for Greyhound enthusiasts, produced by Greyhound enthusiasts. Each episode will feature informative discussions with a diverse variety of people from the Greyhound community. The format will include one-on-one interviews and moderated roundtable discussions. Topics will cover all aspects of the breed, including but not limited to sports, history, adoption, wellness and behavior. Host John Parker and producer Michael Burns invite you to join the “nation.” Learn more about the show at greyhoundnation.dog.

Greyhound Nation is a podcast for Greyhound enthusiasts, produced by Greyhound enthusiasts. Each episode will feature informative discussions with a diverse variety of people from the Greyhound community. The format will include one-on-one interviews and moderated roundtable discussions. Topics will cover all aspects of the breed, including but not limited to sports, history, adoption, wellness and behavior. Host John Parker and producer Michael Burns invite you to join the “nation.” Learn more about the show at greyhoundnation.dog.

Location:

United States

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Greyhound Nation is a podcast for Greyhound enthusiasts, produced by Greyhound enthusiasts. Each episode will feature informative discussions with a diverse variety of people from the Greyhound community. The format will include one-on-one interviews and moderated roundtable discussions. Topics will cover all aspects of the breed, including but not limited to sports, history, adoption, wellness and behavior. Host John Parker and producer Michael Burns invite you to join the “nation.” Learn more about the show at greyhoundnation.dog.

Language:

English

Contact:

7706099684


Episodes

Lee Livingood: Author of ‘Retired Racing Greyhounds for Dummies’

10/27/2022
Episode 32: Recorded October 18, 2022 “Training is not something you do to your dog but something that you do with your dog.”Lee Livingood on the importance of a dog owner’s investment in bettering their dog Show Notes Lee Livingood wanted to be a veterinarian as a child, but she settled on always having a dog in her home. During college, she adopted a mixed breed dog from a local shelter and discovered it suffered from severe separation anxiety. Lee helped find the right home for the dog,...

Duration:01:25:28

A Conversation with Irish Breeder and Trainer Dolores Ruth

9/14/2022
Episode 31: Recorded August 28, 2022 "He definitely had a huge, big heart. He just had that will to win..."Irish Greyhound breeder and trainer Dolores Ruth, on training champion racing Greyhound, Razldazl Billy Show Notes Irish Greyhound breeder and trainer, Dolores Ruth, describes her 2006 Irish Greyhound Derby champion, Razldazl Billy, as an enigma. Clever. Superhuman. Named after Billy Flynn, a principal character from the musical, Chicago, Razldazl Billy seemingly put on a show wherever...

Dr. Rob Gillette on Greyhound Sports Medicine

8/14/2022
Episode 30: Recorded August 2, 2022 "I don't know how to describe heaven for a dog...it's hard for a lot of people to understand how much these Greyhounds love to run..."Dr. Rob Gillette on Auburn University veterinary students seeing Greyhounds run for the first time Show Notes Dr. Rob Gillette has been around working and sporting dogs his entire life. He was born in Great Bend, near Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas and grew up hunting with retrievers and bird dogs. Cheyenne Bottoms was also home...

Duration:01:07:15

Virtual Launch: Charlie Blanning’s Twenty Two Waterloo Cups

7/9/2022
Episode 29: Recorded June 26, 2022 "He said to me, 'Why don't you make it a personal record? Put more of yourself into it...'"Charlie Blanning, on the advice given to him while writing Twenty Two Waterloo Cups Show Notes Charlie Blanning's latest book -- Twenty Two Waterloo Cups -- is more than just another history of the famous English Greyhound coursing meeting. It also tells the story of the author's involvement in the Waterloo Cup as a correspondent for various coursing publications from...

Duration:01:17:21

Leslie Wootten: Greyhound Author

7/2/2022
Episode 28: Recorded February 15, 2022 "I literally grew up with Greyhounds..."Leslie Wootten, on her childhood at the Tucson Greyhound Park Show Notes Leslie Wootten's earliest memories of Greyhounds are from the Tucson Greyhound Park around 1953. Her father was hired as the plant superintendent at the race track, and her family lived in a house near the paddock on the track grounds. She heard the Greyhounds every night outside her bedroom window when there was racing. In the 1950s and...

Duration:01:02:38

Jackie Teal: Coursing & Racing Trainer

1/16/2022
Episode 27: Recorded January 8, 2022 "It was indescribable -- the elation -- but also a sadness -- things can't get better than this..."Jackie Teal, Greyhound coursing and racing trainer, on winning her first Waterloo Cup in 2002 Show Notes At the age of ten, Jackie Teal really wanted a pony. Instead, she found herself helping a local businessman out with his Greyhounds. She would bathe and feed them, ride with them out to the local track, and fall asleep with them at the end of a day at the...

Duration:00:59:52

Charlie Blanning’s Latest Greyhound History Project

12/27/2021
Episode 26: Recorded December 16, 2021 “Why don’t you pick up the baton and write [about] the final years of the Waterloo cup?”Charlie Blanning on the inspiration for his next Greyhound history project Show Notes Charlie Blanning — respected Greyhound historian and regular guest on the Greyhound Nation podcast — has a new Greyhound history project in the works. In this episode, host John Parker and gets an exclusive preview of Charlie’s next book. Join the Nation for Charlie’s exclusive...

Duration:00:37:41

Steve Downs on Open Field Coursing in the U.S.

11/29/2021
Episode 25: Recorded November 15, 2021 “I think of you as the Sir Mark Prescott of American coursing...”Host John Parker on Steve Downs and his involvement in coursing in the United States Show Notes Steve Downs is a fourth generation Greyhound man. His father's family hailed from California and became interested in hunting hares, also referred to as as jackrabbits in the United States. Steve caught his first hare around the age of five with the first Greyhound he could call his own, a black...

Duration:01:13:59

Gary Guccione: A Life in Greyhound Racing

10/8/2021
Episode 24: Recorded September 23, 2021 “As long as I could reach the window to the ticket seller, I could place a wager…”Gary Guccione, talking about placing his first wagers at the Butte, MT Greyhound racing track Show Notes Gary Guccione’s life in Greyhound racing started in Butte, Montana. His father served as racing secretary and racing kennel owner at the Western Montana Kennel Club. One of his earliest memories was reaching up to the counter at a parimutuel window to place a wager on...

Duration:01:10:36

Greyhound Adoption Author Cynthia Branigan

9/22/2021
Episode 23: Recorded August 17, 2021 "Gamal started to gallop, and King said, 'I know this -- I can run!'"Cynthia Branigan, on her first Greyhound's experience with Gamal, America's last diving horse Show Notes Cynthia Branigan took her first Greyhound, King (fka Low Key Two), to visit a very special horse, Gamal. Gamal was the last of the Atlantic City Steel Pier diving horses. When he was "retired" and put up for auction in 1980, Cynthia purchased him. She rescued King from an unhappy...

Duration:01:03:38

Bonus: Mr. Wilby’s Speech to the Children

9/10/2021
Episode 22 (Bonus): Recorded August 22, 2021 “I hope you children will have happy memories of today.”Charlie Wilby, butcher and coursing enthusiast, 1987 Show Notes Our first bonus episode revisits our conversation with Charlie Blanning and Sir Mark Prescott in Episode 12: The Greatest of Coursing. In that episode, Sir Mark shared an anecdote about a butcher from Norfolk -- Charlie Wilby -- who would bring his Greyhounds to coursing meetings. He was also known for sharing choice cuts of beef...

Duration:00:05:51

Five Essays with Dennis McKeon

8/20/2021
In my mind and memory, she is and always will be the blithest of greyhound spirits...The One Who Got Away, Dennis McKeon Show Notes Greyhound Nation went “on the air” as a brand new podcast for Greyhound enthusiasts on August 11, 2020. Our first guest was Dennis McKeon, a former racing Greyhound trainer and respected essayist on the breed. Since then, we’ve released over twenty episodes covering a variety of topics on the Greyhound breed. In our first year, we've sought to give voice to the...

Duration:01:01:29

Amateur Racing for Your Greyhound

8/4/2021
"Track Greyhounds -- too much engine and not enough frame. But I am addicted to that speed."Michele Houghton, amateur Greyhound racing enthusiast Show Notes Michele Houghton had her first lure coursing experience in 1992. At the time, she had a kennel of nearly 40 Greyhounds. Michele loved the sport, but she soon realized that hard New England fields were better suited to smaller breeds than her Greyhounds. In 1998, she discovered amateur racing, and everything changed. Michele began racing...

Duration:01:09:59

Bringing Famous Greyhound Stories to the Big Screen

7/21/2021
"Like Alfred Hitchcock, I'd insist on appearing in a scene myself...the man walking behind the bookmakers."Charlie Blanning Show Notes Some of the best TV series and movies today bring a little known moment or person from history to the big screen. One could argue that author Charlie Blanning is a keeper of such stories from Greyhound history. Author of Please Mister: The Golden Age of Greyhound Racing, Charlie could easily recommend several such stories to a willing screenwriter. Take, for...

Duration:01:03:12

The “Dean” of ASFA Lure Coursing

7/4/2021
"I've never heard a Greyhound or any sighthound ever complain about the score the judge gave them."Dean Wright on the joy a Greyhound or sighthound gets from lure coursing Show Notes Dean Wright knows what drives a Greyhound or other sighthound to give chase at a lure coursing meeting. He's been lure coursing with the American Sighthound Field Association (ASFA) since the 1970s. He currently serves as president of the organization, which will celebrate 50 years of existence in 2022. Dean's...

Duration:01:06:12

Greyhound Breeding with Michael Strickland

6/18/2021
"I swear you could put a coffee cup on his back and he wouldn't spill it. He was a smooth machine."Greyhound breeder Michael Strickland on one of his favorite stud dogs, EJ's Douglas Show Notes Michael Strickland recalls the moment he got to lead EJ's Douglas to the Greyhound Hall of Fame in the early 1990s to accept the National Greyhound Association's Rural Rube Award. EJ's Douglas retired in 1994 and went to stud at Michael's family farm, Strickland Sires. The Greyhound remains one of...

Duration:01:21:02

Greyhound Rehoming in the UK with Paula Beniston

5/27/2021
"I think I might have squealed when I found out that I got the position..." Paula Beniston on landing a position on the Greyhound Board of Great Britain Show Notes Paula Beniston's journey with Greyhounds started more than 30 years ago with a weekend job at a local Greyhound training and breeding center, where she got to work with Greyhound puppies. In the past 20 years, she's fostered over 100 Greyhounds and lurchers. After serving with another Greyhound rehoming group for 18 years, Paula...

Duration:01:05:41

The Greyhound Project

5/7/2021
"How do we gather information about Greyhound adoption and share it with the rest of the adoption community?"Joan Belle Isle on the original goals of The Greyhound Project Show Notes The Greyhound Project was founded in 1993 by Joan Belle Isle and like minded, New England-based adoption group volunteers. Its mission was to "serve the common interests of greyhound adoption organizations, their volunteers, and others interested in the welfare of retired racing greyhounds on a national basis."...

Duration:01:06:19

British Greyhound Racing with Mark Bird

4/17/2021
"Over the last 5 years, I've learned an awful lot ... and really come to appreciate the passion that people have around the sport and the love of Greyhounds." Mark Bird, on his tenure with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain Show Notes Mark Bird traveled a different path into the sport of Greyhound racing than most. He had been around dogs all his life, including his career as a London-area police officer. When he retired in 2015, Mark applied for the role of Director of Regulation with the...

Duration:01:08:14

Photographing the Greyhound

4/1/2021
"I always find this warming to my heart that I get to do this. I'm not in it for the money. I just do it for the dogs."Steve Schiferl, Greyhound photographer Show Notes Steve Schiferl has traveled the country to capture Greyhounds in motion at Greyhound tracks and National Greyhound Association (NGA) schooling facilities. His fascination with and photography of the breed started with meet and greets. What began with simple photos from his smartphone evolved into a photographic career and...

Duration:01:16:45