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A podcast for Zwifters

A podcast for Zwifters
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Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast for Zwifters

Twitter:

@zwiftcast1

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 113 2666490


Episodes

Episode 44 - Zwift Run reaction, Strava’s data surprise, junior racing . . . and cheese

2/18/2018
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Simon is with Nathan in Wisconsin and Shane is in Melbourne as the trio return to discuss all things Zwift. Simon has a few portions of humble pie to eat . . . . on cheese, on running and on beer, and he explains how it’s all going to get digested! With the dust settling on the launch of Zwift Run, the Zwiftcasters assess the reaction in the community and debate the revelation from Strava that a large portion of the data uploaded to the ride tracking platform now comes from indoor...

Duration:00:55:52

Episode 43 - Zwift Run Launch, the Rocker Plate Revolution and CoachPod

2/10/2018
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Simon and Shane are in New York City for a big moment in the history of Zwift - the launch of running. The expansion of the platform was marked with a splashy launch event and as well as Simon and Shane’s views, there’s comment from Zwift Insider editor, ric Schlange and pro triathlete Lionel Sanders. The huge flowering of innovation and ingenuity from the Zwift community has seen designs for rocker plates mushroom. Simon rounds it all up and gets expert comment from inside the trainer...

Duration:00:23:06

Episode 42 - World Switching, the Zwift Light Show, Cloud Gaming and Rehabbing with a Broken Neck

1/25/2018
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back with a packed episode, which kicks off with the Zwifcasters unanimously agreeing “it’s time” for Zwift to enable world switching. Zwift creator Jon Mayfield concurs, telling the podcast that be believes critical mass has now arrived as numbers on the platform grow ever larger. The trio move on to discuss the Tour Down Under, where a duathlon race in the Zwft pop-up drew massive numbers. . . and was rated by Shane as the blue riband event – a sign of things...

Duration:01:07:24

Episode 41 - Zwift Grows! The coming club portal and trainers sound tested

1/12/2018
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The Zwiftcasters welcome 2018 with lots of chat about the Zwift getting bigger – in both senses. The roads are longer, with the London expansion, and the roads are busier, are thousands of new Zwifters flooding on to the platform. Simon, Shane and Nathan try to make sense of it all – and look at the statistics, combining insight, public information and naked guesswork to try to assess the scale of the Zwift universe. Meanwhile the chaps discuss the Surrey Hills expansion. It may not be...

Duration:01:03:56

Episode 40: Lotto Soudal launch on Zwift, Academy Winner, Zwift Insider and more . . .

12/23/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back with the last Zwiftcast for 2017. It’s the usual mix of Zwift news and features – kicking off with a report from Belgium, where Zwift was involved in the team presentation by Lotto Soudal. Simon was there and caught up with sprinter, Andre Greipel, breakaway specialist Thomas de Gendt and Ladies rider Pook Moonen, Zwifters all. The Zwiftcasters discuss how it may be best to marshall group rides on the platform when they’re led by pro riders . . . .for whom...

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 39 - Rocker plates, virtual Everesting and all the latest Zwift news

12/13/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back with another episode packed with Zwift news and gossip. Are we expecting to see new features, especially the London extension, pre-Christmas? The Zwiftcasters read the runes, before revealing what their ideal Christmas present from the Zwift developers would be. Do you sing while you’re Zwifting, or do you only have enough breath to lip-sync? The Zwiftcast launches a fun contest to find the best lip-sync Zwifters. No sooner had the price rise fuss died...

Duration:01:02:34

Episode 38: The price rise and much more

11/28/2017
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After a tumultuous week or so in Zwift-world, the podcasters are back to discuss the price rise and its aftermath. Simon, Shane and Nathan first of all lay their cards on the table and then analyse a detailed interview with ZHQ’s marketing chief, Steve Beckett, which reveals the fine detail of Zwift’s thinking on subjects that arose in the extended and passionate debate after the announcement. A consumer psychologist, from outside the Zwift bubble, gives his verdict on the handling of...

Duration:01:13:28

Episode 36 AUDIO

10/27/2017
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It’s out! The long awaited and eagerly expected extension to Watopia has just been released and Simon, Shane and Nathan are on hand to give their verdicts and discuss the community reaction. There’s lots more as well in this edition of the Zwiftcast, with quick catch ups on ex-Academy winner Leah Thorvilson, Zwift HQ’s own world champion Mike McCarthy, the launch of a huge new race series from Zwift and this year’s Academy contest reaching its next stage. Once they’ve dispensed with the...

Duration:01:03:44

Episode 35 AUDIO

10/4/2017
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The Zwiftcasters are back to discuss a busy period for new developments on the platform. With Simon and Shane in Melbourne and Nathan in the States, the first subject to come under the Zwiftcast gaze is Zwift’s new look. It’s safe to say Shane isn’t keen! Two Zwift executives tell the trio what the thinking behind the change is. Pete Donohue, an Australian Zwifter, has an inspirational story about how Zwift, in his own words, “saved his life” and why that means ge remains very much...

Duration:01:01:14

VIDEO - Episode 34

9/15/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan discuss the ever-changing and vibrant happenings in Zwift. It’s trainer season so the manufacturers are busy with new launches, upgrades – and keeping up with demand. The Zwiftcast trio assess the “world’s first Smart Bike” from Wattbike, in the shape of the Atom. Verdict: looks pretty tasty but with availability limited to the UK initially, Zwifters in other parts of the world are going to have to be patient. There’s news on the action Elite is taking to stem the...

Duration:00:55:28

AUDIO - Episode 34

9/15/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan discuss the ever-changing and vibrant happenings in Zwift. It’s trainer season so the manufacturers are busy with new launches, upgrades – and keeping up with demand. The Zwiftcast trio assess the “world’s first Smart Bike” from Wattbike, in the shape of the Atom. Verdict: looks pretty tasty but with availability limited to the UK initially, Zwifters in other parts of the world are going to have to be patient. There’s news on the action Elite is taking to stem the...

Duration:00:55:43

VIDEO - Eurobike 2017 Special

9/2/2017
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Simon is with Shane and special guest D C Rainmaker, aka Ray Maker, to discuss the latest trends and themes of interest to Zwifters to emerge from the world’s biggest bike show - Eurobike. Despite the podcast being interrupted by a cataclysmic storm, the trio battle on to discuss the Kickr CLIMB, probably the most innovative project to emerge at the show. The device which elevates the front wheel of a bike on a trainer will “make Zwift much more fun” according to Wahoo president Chip...

Duration:00:46:38

ZC Espresso - Chatting with D C Rainmaker

8/15/2017
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Ray Maker (D C Rainmaker) is the most influential - and powerful - sports tech blogger in the world. His verdict on new products is respected by millions and many make the decision to purchase or reject a product after analysis of Ray’s detailed and rigorous reviews. Ray talks to Simon frankly about the dilemmas which such influence produces and how he deals with it. Ray also talks about his relationships with sports tech companies and the need to be balanced and responsible in the face...

Duration:00:12:10

Episode 32 VIDEO

8/15/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back to discuss a very busy period for Zwift news and chat. This episode is available in both audio and video versions. The chaps start off discussing customisation, outlining their avatar policies and deciding that the new customisation features are much more fun than they ought to be. . . . . for grown men and women. Was “Ponytailgate” a thing? Listen to find out what the trio think. There’s a quick rattle through all the other Zwift news, including the...

Duration:01:03:42

Episode 32 AUDIO

8/15/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back to discuss a very busy period for Zwift news and chat. This episode is available in both audio and video versions. The chaps start off discussing customisation, outlining their avatar policies and deciding that the new customisation features are much more fun than they ought to be. . . . . for grown men and women. Was “Ponytailgate” a thing? Listen to find out what the trio think. There’s a quick rattle through all the other Zwift news, including the...

Duration:01:04:35

Episode 29

6/23/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan return for a truly global episode of the podcast for Zwifters. We kick off with Simon and Shane in London for the launch of the Zwift Women’s Academy , the scheme which has already produced one pro rider, and is now looking to find a second. At the launch, Zwift CEO Eric Min caused Simon’s eyebrows to rise with a revelation that the company is working on a men’s version of the academy which should be launched within a year. Simon and Shane discuss . . . . We have...

Duration:00:56:04

Episode 27 ZC Feminine

5/22/2017
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This episode of the Zwiftcast takes a long hard look at female Zwifters and Zwifting as Simon is joined by Lindsay Guerra and Veronica Micich in the role of guest co-hosts. The trio kick off with a look at the everyday experience of Zwifting for women and whether the platform is a more egalitarian space for women than some encounter IRL. It’s followed up with the first in a series of interview excerpts with Kate Veronneau, head of Women’s Strategy at ZHQ, as she sets out the best ways to...

Duration:01:06:38

Zwiftcast Episode 26

5/4/2017
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Simon, Shane and Nathan are back together, albeit on three different continents, to discuss all matters Zwift. The chaps spend a good deal of this episode applying their Zwiftcastian analysis to the many talking points stemming from the long interview with Zwift creator Jon Mayfield on the previous episode. But there’s room for lots more and the podcasters range over ways to mitigate the effects of long haul travel for bike riders; the joys of procrastination and who’s hidden all...

Duration:01:06:32

Episode 25 - Jon Mayfield Special

4/26/2017
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This episode is devoted entirely to a conversation with Zwift creator and co-founder of the company, Jon Mayfield. Patient listeners will be rewarded with some nuggets of news towards the end of the interview. But the real meat of the conversation is about Jon the man, the programmer and the visionary. There’s also plenty of insight into how he and his team work, with some questions which the community repeatedly asks tackled and answered by Jon. The conversation is very wide ranging,...

Duration:01:02:17

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