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A podcast for Zwifters
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United Kingdom

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A podcast for Zwifters

Twitter:

@zwiftcast1

Language:

English

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+44 113 2666490


Episodes

Ep 66: Zwift and Le Tour, an extension and a new course, The Fence reviewed and more

7/25/2019
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back together for the first time in a few weeks to discuss all matters Zwift . . . with a departure or two towards a bike race in France. Zwift and the Tour in fact coincide, with the platform launching a global advertising and sponsorship campaign around the TdF. The podcasters discuss the implications and hear from Zwift exec Laurent Jannau as to whether it’s working, and why Zwift decided to invest so heavily. Ride leader Tim Searle has a review of The...

Duration:01:15:03

Ep 65: A conversation with Zwift creator Jon Mayfield

6/28/2019
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In this wide ranging interview, Zwift creator Jon Mayfield makes a number of interesting revelations. Did you know Zwift is full of hidden features, yet to be activated? Which driving game does Jon feel has close parallels with Zwift? When is rowing coming? Will Zwift Run succeed? Are we going to see wholesale changes to Zwift's UI? All these questions, and a good many more, are answered in this episode. I hope you enjoy listening.

Duration:01:10:31

Episode 64: New course surprise, the elusive Road Runner and the streaming "controversy"

5/23/2019
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This episode is a four-hander - with Greg Leo joining Simon, Shane and Nathan to discuss all the latest Zwiftiness. The changed line-up was more by accident than design after Simon managed to incur a self-inflicted travel disaster on his plans to head for ZHQ . . . But as ever, there’s plenty to discuss and geographical boundaries have never held back the Zwiftcasters. The foursome kick off by discussing what to most, if not all, Zwifters was a bit of a surprise - the new Giro d'Italia...

Duration:00:57:04

Episode 63:Flat and Fast, More Blobbery and Medical Melodramas

4/26/2019
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Simon, Shane and Nathan re-convene to bring listeners up to date on all the latest Zwiftery. This episode starts with something of a monologue from Simon letting listeners know what’s really been going on with his “bad knee”. The Zwiftcasters move on to discuss the latest course extension and what it may mean for the future of time trialling on Zwift. They spend a bit of time getting lost in the forest too ;) Listener Graham Springett sets the trio right on their failure to appreciate...

Duration:01:12:23

Episode 62: Is this farewell to flyers? Should we call it "The Blob"? And all the latest Zwifty news and chat

3/28/2019
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Simon, Shane and Nathan convene to discuss all the latest on Zwift. Shane and Nathan give us a readout on the mood music coming from the big Zwift Week staff convention in Long Beach and the Zwiftcasters then move on to discuss the eagerly-awaited new feature for Group Rides, which is being called The Fence. Is this farewell to flyers? Next the podcasters move on to discuss the usefulness, or otherwise, of videos posted on YouTube giving encyclopaedic guides to how to cheat on Zwift. A...

Duration:00:53:40

Episode 61: Garmin/Tacx and what it may mean for Zwifters, plus racing and farewell to Jarvis Island

2/25/2019
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This episode leads with the biggest news in indoor cycling of all time – the purchase of Dutch trainer company by American gizmo giant, Garmin. Simon, Shane and Nathan, with some help from D C Rainmaker, debate what this could mean for Zwift – and Zwifters. The Zwftcasters spend a good deal of time on this – and come up with a whole raft of theories, before moving on to discuss the continuing story of World Choice on the Zwift platform and how at times, the options available to Zwifters...

Duration:01:09:23

Episode 60 – World Switching, Big Money, Pro Racing, Peak Zwift . . . and plenty more. It’s a long one

1/31/2019
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The Zwiftcasters are back after something of a break – and Simon explains the reasons for that – with a monster episode covering all the latest from the ever busy world of Zwift. This one kicks off with a look at Peak Zwift for the 2018/19 season. Which of the Zwiftcast trio backed the right horse on the highest number of concurrent users? Then it’s swiftly on to World Swap, via Shane’s battles with a rival mega corp, the President of Wahoo’s eyebrows and a full tech round-up. Zwift...

Duration:01:25:20

Episode 59 - KISS Super League, Zwift's new best friends and all the new stuff in game and on Companion

12/14/2018
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A bumper end of year Zwiftcast, not full of “Best Of” or “Year in Review” material as is traditional elsewhere – but jam-packed with lots and lots and lots of Shiny New Things. Simon, Shane and Nathan discuss the flood of new features in the game, in Zwift Companion and, not least, in the real world. Zwift has announced the formation of a Super League Race Series, featuring professional cycling teams. In partnership with respected race organisers, KISS, the League will feature men,...

Duration:01:15:12

Episode 58 - A Conversation with Zwift CEO Eric Min

11/26/2018
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This episode is devoted to an in-depth and wide-ranging conversation with Zwift CEO, Eric Min. Simon and Eric discuss a large number of issues of great interest to Zwifters, ranging from Eric’s management style, through the debate around an annual membership fee and even plans for a Zwift Convention. Eric has news about the immediate future pricing of Zwift and talks about why he’d like things to happen faster in Zwift – along with the reasons why they don’t. We discuss rivals to Zwift,...

Duration:01:13:36

Episode 57 - New Roads, World Switching, the Rivals and the Double Draft

11/16/2018
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Simon, Shane and Nathan convene again for another hour of chat on all matters Zwifty. The trio begin by getting the full story of Shane’s YouTube ban – and how it affected him, before moving on to discuss another new extension to Watopia. “Mostly flat”, we’re told. The Zwiftcasters hope that really means rolling terrain. And it’s definitely coming – world switching. We discuss whether Jon Mayfield’s solution is an elegant and clever thing, or a bit less than what Zwifters wanted. Quite...

Duration:01:07:53

Episode 56 - NewYork, New York and more:Marvellous Marge, Rachael's battle and esport

10/19/2018
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This episode is dominated, as you may expect, with analysis and chat of the new world in Zwift: New York City. Simon, Shane and Nathan talk about the first “future-world” ever released by Zwift, ranging across the quality of the artwork, the number of intersections and what it may tell us about game development. The Zwiftcasters have plenty to say, some of it, possibly a little controversial. But there’s room for more in Episode 56 – with hints about what may be to come in this important...

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 55 - Trainer talk, the new baby named for Zwift, essential Zwift extras and Eight Days of Innsbruck

10/1/2018
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Simon, Shane and Nathan chew the fat on the latest happenings in Zwift. . . . with some speculation on where the platform may be heading this indoor season in terms of numbers of riders and runners. Shane reports back on his trip to HQ and to the other big bike show of the year, Interbike. The Zwiftcasters spend a few minutes discussing trainers – as it’s that time of year again, when many Zwifters may be considering a purchase or an upgrade. Simon talks to the CEO of Stac, a Canadian...

Duration:01:01:53

Episode 54 - New York is coming . . .soon. Zwift's Smart Bike, the Academies and in praise of slow rides

9/10/2018
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The Zwiftcasters are back on their winter schedule . . . with more regular episodes packed with Zwiftiness. Simon, Shane and Nathan discuss when we might see New York, what we might see in it and speculate on whether it may be the best course ever. The podcasters discuss the potential implications of Zwift's acquisition of an interest in technology owned Virtu Pro who make a highly rated smart bike - could we see a Zwift-branded Smart Bike any time soon? The Academies are roaring ahead...

Duration:01:07:36

Episode 53 - It's All About Innsbruck . . . and Mark Cavendish

8/7/2018
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The Zwiftcasters are back with an episode dominated by discussion around the launch of the new course on Zwift, the replication of the UCI Innsbruck Worlds Circuit. There’s a feature with one of the HQ development team revealing how the artists and devs went to enormous lengths to get the detail of the real world based course spot on. Simon, Shane and Nathan discuss their reaction to the course; whether it’s the best choice for the platform in the light of its stated aims to recruit more...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 52 - Eurobike 2018 Day Two

7/9/2018
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Simon and Shane mop up the things they couldn't squeeze into yesterday's coverage - including a "no contact" trainer that works by magnets; what the Zwiftcasters think about delivery timelines for all the new stuff unveiled on Day One; the anti-perpirant for your bike (sort of) and a few other oddities and curiousities that caught their eye.

Duration:00:42:09

Episode 51 - Eurobike 2018 Day One

7/8/2018
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In a slightly challenging environment (Eurobike is loud) Simon and Shane wander the halls, checking out as much as they can which will interest Zwifters. Ranging from a designer Smart Bike aimed at "people who own yachts" to the new and almost ready to ship Tacx Smart Bike, via new products from Wahoo and Elite, there's plenty to chat about.

Duration:00:50:48

Episode 50 - New courses, a catch up with the amazing Rachael Elliott and lots of tech talk as Eurobike looms

6/21/2018
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back for a minor landmark in Zwiftcast history, with the publication of the 50th episode. . . and as usual, there’s plenty to detain the Zwifcasters as they ponder developments in the Zwiftiverse. The trio herald the half century with a chat that clarifies which new courses are due and maybe when . . . we now know we’re getting two new maps and late summer/early Autumn is looking favourite for release. Switching gears, there’s a chat with Rachael Elliott on the...

Duration:01:01:48

Zwiftcast Episode 49 - The (absent) Kickr Climb. Tanja's Tour de Yorkshire, Simon Warren on the Alpe and Trans Athletes

5/23/2018
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back in their usual places of the UK, Australia and the USA for a look at the ever vibrant happenings on Zwift. The Zwiftcasters kick off with a chat about the KickrClimb, or, in fact, its absence. Despite it being ever-present on the Zwift Tour of Australia, where Shane's been hanging out, it's still not available to buy. The trio move on to to discuss another rare bird - the special wheels you might get if you ascend the Alpe du Zwift, before climbing expert...

Duration:00:57:32

Episode 48 - Climbing in French, racing in London and Long Beach and trainers Made in America

4/18/2018
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Simon and Nathan are in London whilst Shane is in Melbourne as the Zwiftcast trio get together for Episode 48. It’s the first time the podcasters have had an opportunity to discuss the Alpe du Zwift, and there’s much talk of times, turns and training with all three agreeing that ZHQ got this one spectacularly right. . . . although Simon really would like a race-my-PB feature on the climb! With the KISS Crit finals being staged in London and Long Beach, the podcasters discuss the new...

Duration:00:50:42

Episode 46 - Zwiftcast Special with Academy Winners Leah and Tanja in Girona

3/15/2018
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In a special episode in celebration of Women's Week on Zwift, Simon spends time in Girona with Academy Winners and pro racers with Canyon-SRAM, Leah Thorvilson and Tanja Erith. The women are now based in the Catalonian city, which is a magnet for cyclists and home to dozens of pro riders. The Zwiftcast sets up camp in La Fabrica, a cycling themed cafe in the heart of the Old Town, and a familiar pre-ride coffee destination for the pros. There's also a tour of the apartment Leah and Tanja...

Duration:00:50:50