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Optimizing is a podcast produced by Professor Barry Dwolatzky (also known as "The Grand Geek"). Season 2 features Prof Barry and Kerryn Gammie in conversation with thought leaders and role models in the South African and African digital community. Each conversation is based on the metaphor of a relay race in which the guest is asked to reflect on how they received the baton and what they will pass on to Kerryn and her generation [Evan Wigdorowitz (Edit and Logo Design); Callum Kuhl (Music )]
 
The Running Around Charlotte podcast is presented by the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon— the Queen City’s premier road race experience. One day, five events, with a race day distance for every goal and pace. Registration for the November 16th Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5K, and 1 mile events is available now at http://runcharlotte.com Running Around Charlotte, with your hosts Tim Rhodes and Jeffrey Cooper, is produced in partnership with well-run media + marketi ...
 
The NASCAR Race Hub podcast brings you all the great content from FS1's daily NASCAR show. Shannon Spake and Adam Alexander are joined by the biggest names in the sport every day to discuss the biggest topics, offering insight and analysis you won't hear anywhere else! Located in the heart of NASCAR country, "The Hub" takes advantage of its central location to offer viewers unique access to drivers and race teams. Plus, a contingent of reporters relay inside stories and up-to-the-minute repo ...
 
CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.
 
The Road to the Trials, podcast presented by COROS, features six elite runners pulling back the curtain to share their training, racing, and goals in the lead-up to the U.S. Olympic Track Trials in June, 2021. They are: Keira D'Amato, Dana Giordano, Olivia Baker, Tyler Day, Frank Lara, and Abe Alvarado. Visit our presenting sponsors COROS at www.coros.com.
 
Starcalled is a science-fiction, action-adventure audio drama. Set in the galactic frontier, Starcalled follows the dangerous lives of Lieutenant Saranus Kron and Dr. Elona Zoren, two young officers in the 443rd Colonial Fleet Infantry, as they race to uncover a conspiracy under the ever looming specter of war. This narrative fiction podcast features a full cast, an original cinematic score, and immersive sound design. Intended for a mature audience. Listener discretion is advised.
 
In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.
 
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Buckle up because we have a jam-packed episode for you today! Alonzo Coby from Fort Hall Indian Reservation joins us to talk about Indian Relay Races. Tad Coffin returns for part 3 of the Gold Standard of the Thoroughbred. Melissa Hamm is our RRP Spotlight Rider, and training queen, Leandra Cooper, brings us another training tip and our Adoptable H…
 
https://youtu.be/EDwkJz1KCNs Night 5 continued to bring surprises in Omaha, both elating and devastating. We saw 2 US Open records from Hali Flickinger (200 fly) and Caeleb Dressel (100 free) as well as Michael Andrew become the #3 American all-time in the 200 IM. We also saw Nic Fink qualify for his first Olympic team after narrowly missing out in…
 
Biden arrives home to Dem party fractures over agenda; Bipartisan infrastructure deal includes $579B in new spending; WH Official: Outlook “Very Encouraging” on top domestic issues; Biden, Putin summit ends with some diplomatic steps; Supreme Court decision to leave Obamacare intact preserves health care for millions; White House cheers court decis…
 
Biden and Putin agree to return ambassadors to posts; Biden: made it clear we will continue to raise human rights issues; Biden says he outlined 16 entities that are off limits for cyberwar; Biden: spent “great deal of time” discussing cybersecurity; Experts warn highly transmissible, more severe delta strain spreading rapidly in U.S.; Israel launc…
 
At the beginning of 2021 Abe Alvarado spoke about the importance of peaking at the right time. He and his Atlanta Track Club coaches were planning so that at the end of June he'd be ready to roll. Kudos to them as that is exactly what has happened. Abe is now on his way to Eugene with fantastic recent results in both the 800m and 1500m. In this epi…
 
Sources: Biden intensely preparing for Putin summit; WH: Biden held meeting with Russia experts to prepare for Putin summit; Biden tells allies: America is back; Biden-Putin meeting likely to last 4-5 hours; No meals planned; Biden and Putin agree: relations at a “low point”; Kremlin: unsure if Biden, Putin will meet without aides; WH officials: Bi…
 
If you need a little extra motivation, go read the Instagram posts from our Ambassador C.J. Langley. He has every excuse in the book to not try as hard as he does – a busy job and a foot injury among them. But still, he runs – carefully at times – but he realizes reaching goals takes the right shoes, consistency, and no shortcuts. We’re glad he’s a…
 
The Olympic Track Trials start this week and Olivia Baker is ready! In her final episode before she races the 800m in Eugene, Olivia talks about the last two races she participated in, how she is feeling, and what she is doing to prepare for race day. At the Platinum PT track meet in Massachusetts, Olivia was startled to discover that she simply di…
 
Biden hopes for NATO springboard ahead of Putin summit; Biden reassures NATO allies: “the United States is there”; Biden: “rock solid, unshakeable commitment” to NATO article that an attack on one ally is an attack on all; Sources: Biden preparing intensely for Putin’s tactics; Biden: will “make clear” to Putin that “we can cooperate if he chooses”…
 
Biden, other G7 leaders meet with queen, senior royals; Biden invokes WWII: U.S. will "build a new arsenal" to fight COVID; Biden, G7 leaders address COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, threat from Russia & China; No joint news conference expected after Biden-Putin meeting next week; One-on-one with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki; Biden on me…
 
We sat down with SwimSwam's Editor-in-Chief Braden Keith and SwimSwam senior writer Jared Anderson to break down the biggest races of the 2021 US Olympic Trials. We dive deep into the men's 200 IM, men's 100 free, women's 100 fly and who we think may surprise us in Omaha. SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click he…
 
Biden: U.S. will buy, donate 500m doses Pfizer vaccine; Biden prepares for crucial face-to-face with Putin; Biden meets with key allies before crucial Putin summit; U.S. hopes to agree on ambassadors retuning to Moscow, DC; Moderna asks FDA to authorize its vaccine for children ages 12-17; U.S. over 42% fully vaccinated, almost 52% partially vaccin…
 
We sat down with Olympic Icon Maya DiRado to discuss how much of a roller coaster the lead-up to both the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games can be. Maya had one of the most successful Olympic performances of the 2016 Rio Games, taking home individual gold (200 back), silver (400 IM), and bronze (200 IM) while also earning gold on the 4x200 free rela…
 
Biden starts first overseas trip, meeting with G7 & NATO before high-stakes Putin summit; Biden agenda held up by bipartisan hurdles; GOP negotiators: no new taxes to pay for infrastructure; Warren: “it’s time to move forward” without GOP on infrastructure; “Problem Solvers” caucus unveils $1.25T infrastructure proposal; Biden’s infrastructure plan…
 
Sometimes the road to the Olympic Trials takes a detour and that is exactly what has happened for Keira D'Amato. Keira, one of the favorites in the 10k at the start of 2021, has been battling a hamstring injury for a few months. That injury seemed to be a minor hiccup - until it wasn't. Ultimately, it simply wouldn't allow Keira to do the hard trai…
 
Olympic swimming champion Caeleb Dressel is flesh and bone, and he battles nervousness like everyone else. Dressel shares insights into his experience on the run-up to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and other major qualifying meets. He clearly has made peace with the mental tension learning how to manage it. Recently Dressel notched fast swims at the…
 
Abi Liu is the head coach and owner of PEAK Swimming in Northern California. You may have noticed Abi on deck thanks to her styling kicks. In this sit-down with SwimSwam, Abi talks about her shoe collection and how it’s become a coaching tool. Abi also discussed all the obstacles of the past year and a half, including dealing with otherness. It’s a…
 
Biden wraps upcall with lead GOP negotiator on infrastructure; Bipartisan senate group working on new infrastructure plan; Democrats confront reality of narrowly split congress; Sen. Capito’s office: Biden’s call with lead GOP negotiator on infrastructure lasted 5 minutes; Dem senator: Time to “move on from bipartisanship”; Growing number of Dems c…
 
The 2021 Olympic Trials Wave I wrapped up in Omaha on Monday, with a whopping 15 athletes earning new qualifications for Wave II, by placing Top 2 in their event. From the 50 free to the 1500, there were exciting races on both the men's and women's side, with the last race of the meet, the men's 1500, coming down to the final meter. SWIMSWAM PODCAS…
 
We know runners love the great outdoors — and our next guest on Running Around Charlotte not only runs in it, but DESIGNS outdoor spaces! Casey Cline is an artist, Landscape Architect, runner, and Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Ambassador. She’s all about beautiful spaces as she explores — and she’s here today to share her positive vibes.…
 
We sat down with 11-time Olympic medalist and International Swimmers' Alliance Manager Matt Biondi. Today marks the launch of the International Swimmers’ Alliance (ISA), an independent organization established by athletes, for athletes that aims to fight for swimmers’ rights and provide them with an independent global voice. Formed in response to t…
 
Biden faces huge tests on infrastructure, allies abroad; Biden, GOP billions of dollars apart on infrastructure; Progressives lose patience with Biden & GOP talks; Manchin tanks Dems’ hopes of passing sweeping election reform bill; Manchin: partisan voting bills will “destroy” our democracy; Manchin vows to block Dems’ election reform, preserve fil…
 
We saw 10 new swimmers punch their tickets to Wave II Trials next week on night 3 of Wave I, while 2 swimmers earned themselves second events in Omaha next week. The energy was still electric in the stadium and the races themselves, especially the 400 free and 200 back, were all about strategy and who could edge out the gutsiest finish. SWIMSWAM PO…
 
Night 2 of racing at the 2021 Wave I Olympic Trials saw many more Wave II cuts from high schoolers and college swimmers alike, with 9 total Wave II cuts in the finals session. We saw names from last night such as Autumn Haebig, Patrick Sammon and Katie Trace place 2nd in events while new names came to the forefront in the form of Kate McCarville, M…
 
Day 1 of the 2021 Olympic Trials Wave I saw a lot of swimmers take advantage of their second swims. 10 swimmers achieved Wave II cuts tonight, up from just 2 in prelims. We go through and give you some of my highlight swims from the first finals session, many of which were from 18-unders. Stay tuned every morning for a recap of the night before and…
 
Biden views cyberattacks as a “rising national security concern”; Biden to confront Putin about cyberattacks in upcoming summit; Biden wraps call with top GOP negotiator; Will talk infrastructure again on Monday; Biden faces critical moment in infrastructure negotiations; Biden uses job report to stress need for infrastructure deal; Biden: Now is t…
 
SwimSwam sat down with International Swimming League (ISL) CEO Konstantin Koudriaev and ISL Technical Director Apostolos Tsagkarakis to unpack and demystify the upcoming ISL draft. This is a historic moment in our sport, the first professional draft in swimming history. Looking ahead keep these dates on your calendar; June 22nd, 29th, and 30th. Jun…
 
Frank Lara is fresh off a 10k PR at the Track Meet presented by Sound Running and a scorching 13:26 5k at the Portland Track Festival - the day after pacing the 10k to a 14:00! In short, it's all coming together for Frank and just the right time. In this episode, Frank give us a deep dive into the races. Especially the 5k. He provides wonderful ins…
 
WH plans to distribute 80m+ doses globally by end of June; Fauci: “cautiously optimistic” about vaccinating kids under 12 by Thanksgiving; Arizona audit observers find massive security problems; Report: Trump believes he will be reinstated along with former AZ Sen. Martha McSally; Former Adviser: Trump listening to election conspiracies from “The b…
 
We're never short on opinions at Backstraight Towers, but this week includes some particularly impassioned discussions: why on Earth are World Athletics persevering with the ghastly 'top three' jump competition format? does the European Team Champs have any relevance or merit as a meet these days? and what have we all made of sprinting sensation, S…
 
Tritonwear.com is largest data company in swimming, working swimmers, coaches, club team and national governing bodies around the world. Dr. Megan Holtzman is their Chief Scientist, the right person to help us breakdown why data matters in swimming, and how their 30+ data points per lap will make you swimming faster. SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click he…
 
Biden declares June “month of action” to meet vaccine goal; CDC: 12 states have met goal to vaccinate 70% of adults with at least one shot by July 4; TX Republicans claim provision which would have harmed “souls to the polls” events was a typo; Ransomware attacks take major U.S. companies, infrastructure offline, holding internal networks hostage u…
 
The University of Iowa has announced the hiring of Nathan Mundt as the program’s new head women’s swimming & diving coach. He takes over the program after the departure of 17-year head coach Marc Long, who declined the opportunity to continue as just the women’s head coach next season when the men’s program was cut. The 2021-2022 season will be Mun…
 
CDC: 50.5% of total population is partially vaccinated; Study: Ending precautions early could cause increased virus spread; Las Vegas fully reopens to 100% capacity; Biden: I’m the first president in 100 years to come to “Acknowledge The Truth” of what took place in Tulsa; Biden: We’re here to shine a light, to make sure America knows the story in …
 
What’s your idea of a nice, long run? Ten miles? 20? A marathon? Awesome. Our next guest on Running Around Charlotte, though, likes the Ultras. Chris Raulli was a member of Team USA for the 2018 World Trail Championships and other international races, and even more importantly — took 2nd at our 2018 Novant Health Charlotte Marathon! Last summer, he…
 
Michael Andrew turned a lot of heads at the Indy Pro Swim, dropping: 58.6 - 100m breast 50.8 - 100m fly 1:56.8 - 200m IM I was surprised. Frankly, I didn't see Michael as the favorite in two events heading into U.S. Olympic Trials. I think, like a lot of swimming fans, I was lulled into a bit of a sleep after after his 2020 ISL season. I expected a…
 
Texas Gov pledges to bring back voting bill in special session; Texas democrats block new voting restrictions, for now; Dems say TX voting law unfairly targets people of color; Michael Flynn appears to suggest there should be a Myanmar-Style coup in the United States; Biden’s week shifts from reflection to negotiation; Biden reflects on son beau, a…
 
We sat down to talk with Matt Bowe, the once elite Loughborough swimmer who is now the associate head coach at Ohio State. We go through the transition from athlete to coach and moving to the USA smack dab in the middle of it. Bowe also gets into what makes the USA different from the rest of the world in terms of having a sporting culture that star…
 
On April 6th, Andre Brasil and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) announced that the Cologne Regional Court has ruled in favor of the International Paralympic Committee’s decision to reclassify Brasil as ineligible. This effectively ends Brasil’s 14-year-long Paralympic career. “We call this change in ranking one of the saddest episodes in th…
 
Olympic hopeful Carson Foster turned heads in Austin, Texas dropping a 4:11 best time in the 400 meters IM three weeks out from the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials. Carson has made big gains since NCAA championships, and he shared that his training has gone better than expected. He was a kid back in 2016, but he did get vital U.S. Olympic Trials experienc…
 
Six republicans side with Dems on Jan 6 commission; vote fails; Mother & partner of fallen capitol officer react to senate republicans blocking insurrection commission; Partner of fallen officer: “very disappointed” with failed vote; Partner of fallen Officer Sicknick’s plea to lawmakers: “the time to do something is now”; Mother of fallen officer:…
 
We sat down with Dan Flack, the head coach of Baylor Swim Club and Baylor high school. We talk for over an hour, meaning we cover a lot of ground. Among our topics covered is Flack leading Baylor girls and boys to state titles (TN) during a pandemic and talking through what a virtual state championship looked like. Flack also discusses being on sta…
 
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