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Ruck On S2E3 - Poppy Cleall

2/16/2018
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Kim Donaldson catches up with England & Saracens Lock Poppy Cleall to hear how England’s Red Roses are finding their form in the current Six Nations Tournament having beaten Italy 42-7 in Round 1, and then this past weekend Wales, by another convincing margin of 52-0. Poppy explains that the team is not only strong in the front row but credits the coaching as well as the foundation for women’s rugby in England. Having started playing at the age of six, Poppy won her first cap for England...

Duration:00:15:59

The Inside Line: S1E11 - Gabbi & Claire’s Olympic Predictions

2/15/2018
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Gabbi Hall and co-host Claire Brown from Ski Racing Media are both based at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in South Korea for the Winter Olympic Games where they are also working as researchers for NBC. On this week’s episode they tell us about the alpine venue and what it’s like to be working at the games as well as offering their medal predictions for the upcoming women’s races. For show notes, related links and the full transcript of episode 11 of The Inside Line click HERE For more...

Duration:00:23:26

Talking Point: S1E5 - Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Tucker Center

2/14/2018
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Dr. Lisa Ingarfield is joined by Dr. Mary Jo Kane who heads up the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport based at the University of Minnesota. Their topic is how sport can be a side of resistance and empowerment for women and how this potential is often, consciously and unconsciously, contained by a male run sports industry seeking to maintain its dominance in sport. For show notes, related links and the full transcript of episode 5 of Talking Point click here. For more...

Duration:00:41:01

The FAB Podcast: S1E2 - Kierra Washington, Athlete Trainer

2/13/2018
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On episode 2 of The FAB Podcast, Kristen Reenders and Datorria Robinson talk to Kierra Washington who is an Athletic Training GA at Northwestern University. A graduate of Grand Valley State Universities Athletic Training Program, she is no stranger to breaking barriers. As one of few women in this industry, Kierra represents that no matter how young or old you are, you can do anything you put your mind to. Kierra shares her journey and what it’s like to work in an industry that has...

Duration:00:19:57

Lea Baynes: LGBT Fan Clubs

2/10/2018
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Lea Baynes describes herself as a massive Arsenal fan supporting both Arsenal and Arsenal Women teams and more recently attending the England Lionesses games. She volunteers at the women’s games as well as being a sponsor of one of the players. She is a member of the GayGooners committee, which is actively involved in boosting the supporter base for women’s football. She say’s: “being a member of GayGooners is amazing, this has been a fantastic couple of years for me.” Chris Stafford caught...

Duration:00:21:18

The SIRI & BEK show: S1E4 - What Would You Like to be When You Grow Up?

2/9/2018
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Siri & Bek take us back to their grass roots to talk about how they got into sport as children and when they developed an interest in triathlon. As they were growing up they were often teased about their body shape that could have demoralized them and put them off playing sport. And we also hear from Siri about her father’s reaction when he discovered she was gay and how that effected her self esteem. Instead of giving in and giving up these hurtful and shaming comments motivated them even...

Duration:00:33:21

mentallyfit: S1E6 - A Gay Woman in Sport

2/8/2018
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In this episode Canadian Ice Hockey goalie Kendra Fisher tells her story of being a gay woman in sport and how she came to understand that being open in her community, and to the public that followed her, was a social responsibility. She explains that the perception that is sometimes held of sexuality contributing to mental illness was not her reality. She said: “Thinking back in those moments and given this perspective that I was being offered I realized that had I not felt safe in those...

Duration:00:11:57

Maureen McGonigle: Scottish Women in Sport

2/7/2018
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Maureen McGonigle was inspired to form an organization dedicated to Scottish women in sport following the 2012 London Olympic Games, which had generated more interest about women in sport generally. She gathered some high profile Scottish sportswomen and is now leading a Scotland wide program—Scottish Women in Sport—aimed at females of all ages, abilities, ethnicities and walks of life. Their goal is to increase participation in sport or physical activity; within a positive, equitable...

Duration:00:22:37

The Horse Show: S3E1 - Katie Keller, Eventing

2/6/2018
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South African Eventer Katie Keller, 23, wrapped up last season being crowned the Senior National Champion just to confirm that her Pony and Junior titles were not a phase of youth. In 2007, Katie, who recently moved close to Durban, established her name in eventing in the Gauteng Province, following in her mother’s footsteps. Katie’s passion was inspired by her mother, Karen Keller, who is a well-respected Dressage trainer based in Kyalami, Johannesburg. Katie has consistently been on...

Duration:00:27:39

Dr. Kimberly Clay, I Play Like A Girl

2/5/2018
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Dr. Kimberly Clay is the President and CEO of I Play Like a Girl, a non profit organization which is creating programs and events that will inspire middle school girls to get out and play. Their mission is to advance the health and empowerment of girls through the transformative power of sport and physical activity, and to leverage the collective power of women to deliver the early, positive experiences middle school girls need to develop a lifelong commitment to play. Statistics show that...

Duration:00:32:12

The Sailing Show S3E2: Abby Ehler’s Volvo Ocean Race

2/3/2018
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Abby Ehler knows what it’s like to sail around the world having been the Boat Captain on Team SCA in the 2015/6 Edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The grueling intensity of ever-changing conditions combined with sleep deprivation and dried food tests the best but the lure of the ocean and battling the elements in all corners of the globe somehow brings them back for more. This time Abby is Boat Captain for Team Brunel and as the race stops over in Hong Kong, she is taking a leg off and will...

Duration:00:21:17

Off the Front: S1E7 - Katie Compton & Michi Mathias

2/1/2018
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On this month’s Off the Front Elizabeth Emery is joined by graphic novelist and illustrator Michi Mathias and superstar cyclocross racer Katie Compton. Katie offers her take on day-of prep for cyclocross with rollers, dry clothes, and a few tips for pre-riding the course. They also talk about politically correct equity, how she focuses on her racing while making time for fans, and the difference between men and women on the course. Michi Mathias is currently working on a graphic novel...

Duration:00:49:44

The Inside Line: S1E10 - Winter Olympic Games Preview with Picabo Street

2/1/2018
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On this week’s episode Gabbi Hall has the top stories from the FIS Alpine World Cup Season in Fresh Tracks and a preview of the Winter Olympics including some of the outlying winter sports nations who are sending athletes. And as an introduction to the Games in Pyeongchang and what athletes and fans can expect Gabbi has a special guest in former Olympic and World Champion Picabo Street. Picabo won Olympic gold in the Nagano super-G in 1998 and also took home a silver in downhill four years...

Duration:00:49:19

The Circle: S1E6 - Casey Sablowski

1/29/2018
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This month on The Circle Ash Nelson talks to Australian child prodigy and former Hockeyroo teammate Casey Sablowski, nee Eastham, about playing in the under 18 competition at the tender age of 13. Just how did Casey maintain motivation to play at the top level. And what advice does she have as a new parent about focusing on a sport at any early age. For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcast visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports Radio is...

Duration:00:35:16

the SIRI & BEK show: S1E3 - The Toughest Challenge Could Become Your Biggest Victory

1/26/2018
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World Champion triathletes Siri Lindley & Rebekah Keat share stories of how they overcame adversity during races such as equipment malfunction and exiting the swim at the back of the pack to turn the race around and even win world cups and a world championship. The message is never give up because the race is long and anything can happen if you’re determined and ambitious. Follow on social media - Team Sirius Tri Club on Facebook, Siri Lindley on Facebook, Rebekah Keat on Facebook - on...

Duration:00:30:57

Alex Rotas, Photographer

1/24/2018
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Alex Rotas is a retired academic and competitive tennis player who took up photography when she recognized that the media was mainly portraying people over 60 as the retired redundant or immobile. She determined that it was time to shift the focus instead of bemoaning the absence of positive pictures and decided to portray the active and engaged aspects of senior life. She brought a camera, found a tutor and made it her mission to be a sports photojournalist covering a range of sports for...

Duration:00:31:41

New Horizons: S1E1 - The Business of Adventure

1/22/2018
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Welcome to New Horizons, the podcast that explore how people make their adventures happen. Cathy O’Dowd is an inspirational speaker, an author and the first woman to climb both sides of Everest. She answers the call of the mountains, whether tackling a new route on an 8000 metre peak or seeking out fresh powder at home in the Pyrenees, on foot or on skis or clinging by her fingertips to a rock face. A passionate storyteller, Cathy shares her adventures through her photographs, speeches and...

Duration:00:34:22

FAIR PLAY: S1E3 - Maia Lewis, Roslyn Kerr

1/19/2018
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This month on FAIR PLAY Zoe George is joined by sports psychologist Karen Nimmo again and they cover a range of topics affecting women in New Zealand sport. Former White Fern Maia Lewis steps up to the crease this summer to commentate cricket – men’s international cricket that is, and we know Zoe enjoys talking about cricket! Then, dividing sport by gender – is it time this stopped? Leading academic Roslyn Kerr from Lincoln University on how to think about sport and the gender binary...

Duration:00:29:28

The Inside Line: S1E9 - Roni Remme Tops NorAm Standings

1/18/2018
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At roughly halfway through the ski season, Roni Remme leads the NorAm overall standings. In fact, the Canadian leads the standings in every discipline but GS, and she has won nearly 50 percent of the NorAm races she has started in this season. The powers that be saw her speed in December and decided it was time to test her skills at the next level. The former University of Utah athlete made her World Cup debut in the speed races at Lake Louise, Canada, but didn’t hit her stride until she...

Duration:00:30:53

mentallyfit: S1E5: Alcohol and Drug Abuse

1/17/2018
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On this week’s episode Kendra shares some of her experiences while offering advice and information on alcohol and drug abuse, including prescription medication as it pertains to mental health. She explains with the definition around addiction and how it pertains to mental illness and quite honestly addiction is on the DSM for mental illness. It’s not one or the other. It’s often runs of a concurrent disorder. kendra believes that we have this, especially in the athletic world; we have this...

Duration:00:14:10

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