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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

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Conversations about tennis, always under 30:00, with host Carl Bialik and guests.

Conversations about tennis, always under 30:00, with host Carl Bialik and guests.

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United States

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Conversations about tennis, always under 30:00, with host Carl Bialik and guests.

Language:

English


Episodes

Caitlin Thompson On Racquet, The Book

8/19/2020
Racquet Magazine cofounder Caitlin Thompson, cohost of The Racquet Podcast and The Main Draw, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the new book collecting the best of Racquet, how the pandemic did and didn't affect the latest issue of Racquet, and how to celebrate a fan-free US Open with friends, Racquet-style. Previously on Thirty Love: Caitlin Thompson On The Expanding Racquet Empire Caitlin Thompson on Racquet Magazine's Sophomore Surge Have feedback, a suggestion for a...

Duration:00:11:35

Ana Mitric On The Adria Tour And Novak Djokovic

7/6/2020
Tennis enthusiast Ana Mitric, who refers to herself as a fake Serb and not quite a journalist, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the tennis world's English-language bias and what the tennis media missed about Novak Djokovic and the ill-fated Adria Tour. Previously on Thirty Love: Katrina Williams on Djokovic Fandom Have feedback, a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest, or anything else you want to say? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and...

Duration:00:11:23

PlaySight's Rodney Rapson On Bringing Sport Back, Safely

5/8/2020
Rodney Rapson, PlaySight's managing director for Europe & UK, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the company's role in staging and televising the return of live pro tennis, how to write the rules on sports safety during a pandemic, and the way to host an event with the fewest possible people. Trying something new: The episode has bonus content after the first 30 minutes. If you want to leave before we get to Minute 31, the first playing of the outro music is your...

Duration:00:14:43

Writer Ben Rothenberg on Tennis Freelancing Without Tennis

5/3/2020
Freelance tennis writer Ben Rothenberg, host of the No Challenges Remaining tennis podcast, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the pandemic's effect on the tennis writing business, the seismic effect the tours' interruption could have on its power balance, and his first two acts if he became commissioner of tennis (Carl's idea). Previously on Thirty Love: Ben Rothenberg On PlaySight Ben Rothenberg On Exposing The Darko Grncarov Myth Ben Rothenberg On Former Phenom Monique...

Duration:00:11:42

Tennis Writer Matt Marolf On WTATP Commissioner Murray

4/22/2020
Matt Marolf, writer for UbiTennis, rejoins his neighbor Carl Bialik—host of Thirty Love—from an appropriate social distance to talk about Roger Federer's tweeted support for a WTA-ATP merger, speculate wildly (OK, that's mostly Carl) about what drove the move and what might come next, and discuss which member(s) of tennis's Murray family would make the best boss of tennis. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass...

Duration:00:11:58

Alex Aksanov On Physical Therapy, On The Front Lines And At Home

4/19/2020
Former college tennis player Alex Aksanov, now a coach and a physical therapist at a Brooklyn hospital, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about helping people with coronavirus recover their health and strength, exercises for the homebound tennis player without a net, and the joys and heartbreak of finding a tennis court to play on in New York City. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:11:55

World TeamTennis CEO Carlos Silva On Restarting The Pro Game

4/16/2020
Carlos Silva, the CEO of World TeamTennis, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about planning for the possible return of the pro game; the range of possibilities for what could constitute World TeamTennis in an age of physical distancing; and why this unusual season could be unusually American, or atypically global. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:11:54

Under Review Tennis Podcast Host Craig Shapiro Embraces The Sport's Nostalgia

4/12/2020
Craig Shapiro, host of the Under Review Tennis Podcast, joins Thirty Love podcast host Carl Bialik to talk about tennis organizations and players uniting during the virus-induced shutdown of sports, which classic matches to watch when there are no live ones, and how he's built and grown his 20-month-old show. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:24:00

Tennis Writer Matt Marolf On Wimbledon's Cancellation, And What's Next

4/1/2020
Matt Marolf, writer for UbiTennis, joins his neighbor Carl Bialik—host of Thirty Love—from an appropriate social distance to talk about Wimbledon's cancellation, the implications for the record books, and how tennis might come back—as a live sport, a spectator sport, and a participatory sport—before the tours are ready to return. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:10:00

Author Cecil Harris On A Very Big Year For The Williams Sisters

3/8/2020
Cecil Harris, author of the books Different Strokes and Charging the Net about black tennis history, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his sense that the Williams sisters will retire in 2020, why young African-American men aren't picking up tennis racquets, and where the Black Tennis Hall of Fame should make its home. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:23:35

Dan Golden On The Price Of A College Tennis Team Spot

3/5/2020
Dan Golden, senior editor at ProPublica and author of The Price of Admission, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the ProPublica article he co-wrote entitled "An Unseen Victim of the College Admissions Scandal: The High School Tennis Champion Aced Out by a Billionaire Family"; all the ways college admission for sports can bypass merit; and who's harmed when wealthy parents buy spots on teams for their children. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at...

Duration:00:23:58

ATP Player Jason Jung On Getting There

2/13/2020
Taiwan men's tennis No. 1 Jason Jung, fresh off reaching his second straight New York Open quarterfinal, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his aspiration to break into the top 100 and qualify for the Olympics, how close he came to never playing professional tennis, and why he used to blog more. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:12:49

Author Peter Underwood On The Pro Era's Greats

2/10/2020
Doctor, farmer, and peace activist Peter Underwood joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his book The Pros: The Forgotten Era Of Tennis. Underwood explains why tennis took so long to go professional, what motivated pros such as Jack Kramer and Rod Laver to endure tough conditions for small purses, and how today's top men would do as barnstormers. Underwood works with the Medical Association for Prevention of War, the founder of ICAN (the International Campaign Against Nuclear...

Duration:00:22:02

Tennis Writer Ben Rothenberg On Former Phenom Monique Viele

12/23/2019
Freelance tennis writer Ben Rothenberg, host of the No Challenges Remaining tennis podcast, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his two-part series for Racquet about Monique Viele, who was hyped as the next big star in tennis but never won a tour-level match. Among the adults who helped make Viele a millionaire while possibly hurting her tennis prospects: Donald Trump. Previously on Thirty Love: Ben Rothenberg On PlaySight Ben Rothenberg On Exposing The Darko Grncarov...

Duration:00:18:03

Filmmaker Theo Anthony On Hawk-Eye's Dispensing Of Justice And Entertainment

12/16/2019
Filmmaker Theo Anthony, director of ESPN Films 30 for 30 Shorts documentary Subject to Review, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about the origin story of instant replay in sports, how cricket does it better, and why the 2018 World Tour Finals set the perfect stage for his film. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:24:27

Ethan Lee On The Aphabreaker And Other Scoring-System Innovations

12/14/2019
Guitar repair hero and tennis-racquet expert Ethan Lee rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Lee's idea for a new kind of tennis tiebreaker: the Aphabreaker, in which not every point is created equal. Lee explains how his innovation puts the serve in its rightful place and suggests ways tennis can embrace new formats to find the best ones it's never tried. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass...

Duration:00:12:38

Novelist Benjamin Markovits On Life After A Professional Tennis Career

11/8/2019
Novelist Benjamin Markovits rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about his two books that touch on tennis: "A Weekend In New York" and its sequel, "Christmas in Austin." On the publication day of his latest book, and after a tennis match with his podcast host, Markovits describes how solitary an athlete's existence can be, whether in career or out, in a team sport or an individual one; how a retired tennis pro in the midst of a breakdown can make a lot of reasonable points; and how a...

Duration:00:24:27

Author Ann Leary On Tennis, Her Marriage, And Modern Love

11/2/2019
Author Ann Leary, whose 2013 Modern Love essay in The New York Times "Rallying to Keep the Game Alive" was adapted for the Modern Love streaming series this year, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about how tennis has fit into her marriage to her husband (actor Denis Leary), why she has been using a one-handed backhand lately, and whether the tennis tradition can make way for alternative rules. A recent New York Times interview with Leary about her essay Leary on the Modern Love...

Duration:00:12:11

New Racketlon USA President Patrick Moran On The Table Tennis-Badminton-Squash-Tennis Hybrid Sport

10/19/2019
Patrick Moran, who recently became the president of Racketlon USA, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about who joined tennis with three other racquet sports to form racketlon, how the sport has grown worldwide, which discipline is most prone to blowouts, and what makes racketlon so mentally tough. Wall Street Journal video on racketlon Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass Android."

Duration:00:24:46

Julie Heldman On Tennis And Mental Illness, And Narrating Her Memoir's Audiobook

10/14/2019
Former Top 5 player Julie Heldman rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about what she learned while touring to promote her memoir "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," why she's glad she decided to include her struggle with mental illness in the book, how tennis has changed since she retired, and what it was like to narrate her story for the book's new audio edition. Have a suggestion for a Thirty Love guest? Email Carl at bialik@pm.me Music by Lee Rosevere: "Credit Roll" and "Glass...

Duration:00:20:37