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Bowls talk covering a variety of topics either locally, national or worldwide.Guest Interviews, competitions and updates

Bowls talk covering a variety of topics either locally, national or worldwide.Guest Interviews, competitions and updates


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Bowls talk covering a variety of topics either locally, national or worldwide.Guest Interviews, competitions and updates




Ladies Night

On show 41 “Ladies Night” we are joined by three ladies from around the country. Amy Williams (Wales), Rachel Cartwright (Northumberland) and Gillian Hinsley (Lancashire) join Stadler and Waldoff in discussing the women’s game and expand on their experiences that they have had since playing this sport of ours. There is a revisit to a law of the game that we thought was put to bed and there are a couple of bloopers from the podcast. As always our thanks go to our XX:20, Bowls Is Bowls and...


Dawes Opens UK Future

On Show 40 we look back at the recent UK Open with the winner Mark Dawes. We tackle two subjects currently doing the rounds in the sport - the home international series and pay to view streaming. There is also a little bit on commonwealth games chats. Thanks again to our sponsors XX:20, Lean2Succeed and Bowls Is Bowls Thanks for all your support, hope you enjoy.


UK Open Preview Show

As a "Brucie Bonus" and with less than a week to go to the start of the re-invented UK Open event at Stanley we caught up with the PBA's Martin Gale & Jason Parkinson to get the low down on the six day bowls bonanza.


Bolt Out Of The Blue

On show 39 “Bolt Out Of The Blue” we have gone big and stretched our budget to the max, it cost a 10 pack of wagon wheels and a curly wurly to get our mystery guest, during our chat we get an insight into the Potters experience on and off the green. On the back of the Bowls England Commonwealth Games squad announcement we give our thoughts on the squad plus a bit of games funding chat. We also give the recent indoor championships at Potters the once over plus a bit more. There is our...


Roasting Our Nuts

On our 2021 Boxing Day special "Roasting Our Nuts" we had a couple of regulars namely Alex Marshall MBE and Jason Parkinson, they give us their lowdown of the upcoming World Indoor Championships, a chinwag about 2021 and hopes for 2022. We also have our annual bloopers from throughout the year, a podcast review and an old friend is dragged out kicking and screaming from the archives......what could go wrong. We hope you enjoy the podcast and would like to take the opportunity to wish...


Bowls or Balls 2020

In our show 17 "Kuhl For Kats" we had the pleasure of chatting to a couple of the women's games top players - Lorraine Kuhler and Katherine Rednall. During the show Bolty use to do a Bowls or Balls quiz and he posed 5 questions to the two stars with the answer either bowls or balls.... now what could go wrong, well here goes. (aired on June 12 2020)


A Few Bloopers from Boxing Day Show in 2020

Remember to tune into our final show of 2021 on Boxing Day, with all the co-vid concerns here is something to bring a smile to your faces


Let It DBE

Our 37th podcast “Let It DBE” (bit of a Beatles pun) features a cracking chat with two of Disability Bowls England members Antony Page and Khalila Hussain. During the chat we find out a little bit about them both and from a disabled player some of their experiences within the sport. Also on the show Waldorf and Statler (aka the two hosts) kick the can down the street on topics ranging from the new Bowls England awards evening and the plans to change the international series format. There...


Arthur's Story

On our 37th podcast "Arthur's Story" we have something slightly different for your ears with a discussion about the Arthur Wharton Foundation. North East based Darlington South Park bowls club recently held a fundraising event for the foundation and invited Bolty and Alex Marshall MBE to see the great work that has been spearheaded by our guest Shaun Campbell. If you love your history and love your sport this is a great listen, if like the lads you have no idea who Arthur Wharton is you...


New Beginnings

On our 35th podcast it's ladies night as we touch base with two good friends of the podcast. Sian Honnor joins us to reveal why she is leaving the Bowls International magazine after seven years, Sian also gives us an update on her efforts to get into the Commonwealth Games squad plus she touches on Bowls Fit. We are also joined by top fitness coach and former star of the BBC's The Apprentice Katie Bulmer Cooke again, six months down the line Katie gives us an update on where the Bowlsfit...


Play It Again Sam

On our 34th show we are joined by the new Bowls England singles champion Devon's Sam Tolchard. Sam gives us an insight into his career, balancing home life as an elite bowler plus he gives the Bowls England formats a once over. We are also joined by the new Bowls England Under 25 team manager Stuart Thomas. Stu discusses his plans for the Under 25 team and a brief career rundown. There is also news on our competitions and we have a bit of general bowls chat. As always many thanks to our...


From Leamington With Love

After a bit of a break our 33rd show is a bit of a catch up. We discuss the Bowls England National Championships at Leamington Spa, there is a changing of the guard at the top of World Bowls. We delve into the pressures of staying top of your sport, our five minute World Of Sport has an Olympics theme to it. Plus we discuss Bowls England’s new five year plan and much more. Thanks again to our two competition sponsors Bowls Is Bowls and Lean2succeed. We hope you enjoy the show.


Dog's Life

On our 32nd Podcast we are joined by a good friend of the show Lancashire king pin Jason Parkinson to discuss the Manchester Open. We discuss our new venture into live streaming and tackle the new Bowls England competition formats. Should the alarm bells be ringing for the sport at the Commonwealth Games on the back of an interview. Plus there is our five minute take on the World Of Sport and a what happens next shaggy dog story to finish off with. Thanks again for your support and to...


Get Shirty

On show 31 we catch up with Scott Bryson and Kevin Wilkie, the lads have recently set up SK21 a bespoke bowls clothing business in Scotland. We discuss attire in the sport and question whether how we look on the green really makes a difference when it comes to attracting a new audience. Here is the link to the lads Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SK21Scotland/ We also have a drop in from Tom Warner to discuss the Bournemouth Open later in the season and have a brief chat about its...



On our 30th podcast we have a great chat with Katie Bulmer Cooke who is an award winning Fitness Trainer, Speaker and Consultant as well as being a contestant on TV's The Apprentice. There will be many a bowler itching to get back on the green for the upcoming season but fitness could be a huge factor for some having been stuck in lockdown for what seems an eternity. Katie discusses "Bowlsfit" which was created following a discussion in 2017 and will be making a comeback in the very near...


Where Did It All Go Wrong?

On our 29th podcast we look back at the event that rocked the sport and made the national newspapers – the World Series Bowls, it promised so much but was left in tatters. We catch up with Mark Courtney who provides a full account of the timeline of events. While most think it is old chip paper news we discuss how ongoing work is pursuing justice for the lost funds. After his appearance on show 28 "Lancashire Hot Shot" we have some some left over chat with Jason Parkinson. We have added a...


Lancashire's Hot Shot

Our 28th Podcast is now live. On tonight’s show we have Jason Parkinson. You may have heard his sultry tones at the recent WBT event in the commentary box at Potters. Jason joined us to talk about his role in the commentary box alongside Nicky Brett which was so well received, we also get answers to some pressing WBT questions and we catch up on some interesting work the lad has been doing in his role within his native Lancashire and his plans to extend a similar project into the Northern...


What will be for the OSC?

“What will be for the OSC?” our 27th podcast is now live. Our guest is the current Open Singles Circuit top man Neil Smith, during the show Neil will expand on his decision to step down at the OSC and he will also give us an insight into how the OSC has developed. We also get Neil’s views on the WBT and a bit of in house chat. Richies Round Up makes a return plus we have our usual Alex Marshall Sports Ltd sponsored competition.


Au Revoir 2020

Our 26th podcast “Au Revoir 2020” is now live, it is a continuation of our Open House forum chat, during the show we cover Potters, live streaming and we ask the million dollar question. We both pick out our highlight of 2020 and also tackle the BBC and of course there are some of the years bloopers. As it is our Boxing Day show our competition is a bit special, up for grabs is an Aero Fleece Jacket (any colour and size) kindly donated by the shows supporter Alex Marshall Sports Ltd who...


Open House

Well it has been a while since our last podcast but we are back with show 25 “Open House”. We have tried something a little bit different with an open forum of invited guests, in the first of two parts we tackle the world indoor singles championship selection issues, old rivalries, straight bowls, a bit of short mat plus a little bit more. We have our usual competition and once again thanks to Alex Marshall Sport’s Ltd for their support. (part 2 will be aired on Boxing Day with our usual...