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Hop on board our tandem pod: It's Captain Alex and Jenni the Stoker! Join us as we navigate the wild and wonderful world of wheels. Comin atcha from London's Look Mum No Hands cycling cafe and London Bike Kitchen DIY Bike Workshop, here to pull back the curtain on the industry and showcase a glorious smorgasbord of hidden cycling delights. Coz cycling's not just for roadies...or MAMILS...or Freds...plum smugglers...lycra louts..... ~ Work handles ~ Look mum no hands www.lookmumnohands.com/ L ...
 
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In this episode Sean & Johnston look back at the episodes and discuss how the idea all came about and highlight some of the most notable moments throughout the course of the series. Subscribe & Follow (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/show/2EKf34IsPsbOaEA5Ca21SI (…
 
It was early in the morning of June 17, 1966, a Friday. The 3 a.m. closing time at the Lafayette Grill drew near. What happened next would change the lives of famed boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and John Artis forever! Part Two Features: One Summer Night in 1966 Life Behind Bars The Road To Retribution The Legacy Of "The Hurricane" Subscribe & F…
 
Rubin Carter a troubled youth from the mean streets of Clifton, New Jersey would live through his trials and tribulations during childhood, only to become a professional boxer and attempt to forge a career to the middleweight crown. However, one fateful night would change his life forever! Part One Features: The Early Beginnings A Troubled Youth Th…
 
Charles McCoy, the Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde of boxing, a trickster both inside and outside the ring. In this episode, we delve into the life and times of the man who would become a celebrity not just for his skills in the ring but his antics outside of it. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) …
 
James Butler Jr came from the tough, unforgiving New York, and throughout his life, he would forge an unlikely friendship with a talented pair of brothers. His fledgeling boxing career would take off only for a moment of madness inside of the ring to spiral his life, love and friendships out of control, and commit the ultimate sin. (Apple) https://…
 
In the second part of the Don King story, Sean & Johnston pick up from the "Thrilla In Manilla" and tell the story of how at one time King ruled the heavyweight division with the like of Larry Holmes & Mike Tyson as his main men, but that was not without controversy as federal investigations and meetings with crime families intertwined into the lif…
 
Donald King is the American boxing promoter we all love to hate. He is known for his involvement in putting together some of the most historic boxing bouts. He has also been a controversial figure, partly due to a manslaughter conviction (later pardoned), and civil cases against him. In this two-part episode, Sean & Johnston present the story of hi…
 
As a follow up to Murder or Suicide? The Mysterious Death Of Arturo Gatti Sean & Johnston interview the author of "Killed In Brazil" Jimmy Tobin to discuss the inspiration behind the book along with what it takes to source the necessary information to be able to produce an informative and objective read. (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcas…
 
Tony Ayala Jr. was one of the most talented boxers to ever grace the ring in the light-middleweight division. He won 31 of his 33 pro bouts, and he was in line to compete for the division belt multiple times throughout his career. However, Ayala Jr. couldn’t control the inner demons in his personal life, and it led to a life of drugs and some of th…
 
Shaun Cummins was a British boxer who won the WBA Inter-Continental super welterweight title in 1992 and went on to fight for the British and European middleweight titles. After his career had ended life seemed to have taken an upward trajectory in his new role as bodyguard to boy band Blue and a doorman on the local night clubs, that was until an …
 
In this episode, we delve into the origins of how the mafia came to the forefront of boxing which included fixed fights, paid-off referees, greedy managers, misused boxers, and the mobsters who controlled it all Subscribe to the podcast (Apple) https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-darker-side-of-boxing/id1512574182 (Spotify) https://open.spoti…
 
Sean & Johnston examine a 1983 boxing bout that took place between undefeated prospect Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto. The fight was on the undercard for a bout between Roberto Durán and Davey Moore. Resto unexpectedly beat the highly touted Collins in a 10-round unanimous decision; however, after the fight, Resto's gloves were found to be missin…
 
It was July 1965 when former world light heavyweight champion Freddie Mills was found dead in his car, rifle by his side and blood oozing from his eye. The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide, but the case was far from closed. His family to this day deny that it was suicide and in fact, believe it was murder. In the episode, Sean & Johnston prese…
 
On July 11, 2009, Gatti was found dead in a hotel in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil, where he was on holiday with his Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues, and their 10-month-old son. He was 37 years old. Gatti was to attend his sister's wedding the same day. Gatti's widow was charged with first-degree murder after the strap of her bag was found stained w…
 
In April 2010 a tragic set of circumstances would take place when WBC lightweight champion Edwin "El Inca" Valero was arrested for killing his wife after her body was found in a hotel room. Just the next day, Valero would be found dead in his cell after seemingly using his own clothes to hang himself in an apparent suicide. Sean & Johnston dive ins…
 
Carlos Monzón (August 7, 1942 – January 8, 1995) was an Argentine professional boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he successfully defended the title 14 times. His glamorous and violent life was avidly followed by the media, culminating with his trial for the murder of Alicia Muniz. Argentinians adored Monzon throu…
 
In 1970, former heavyweight champion of the world Sonny Liston was discovered dead at his Las Vegas home by his wife and son. A coroner report came back stating he died of natural causes — many believe that the truth appeared to be much darker. Sean & Johnston take you on a journey through the life of the once heavyweight champion Sonny Liston whos…
 
We’re in the studio *recorded before the lockdown* interviewing gravel nerd, back-packer and off road cyclist Katherine Moore. Recorded at Wardour Studios http://wardourstudios.co.uk/ ~ Guest ~ Katherine Moore katherinebikes.com https://www.instagram.com/katherinebikes Check out Katherine's Bags! https://www.instagram.com/katherine_makes_ Listen to…
 
An in-depth look into the side of boxing which many choose to ignore. From murders to match-fixing, wrongful imprisonments to conspiracy theories, we look at some of the most notable and obscure incidents that have taken place inside and outside of a boxing ring. Welcome to The Darker Side of Boxing Follow us on Twitter @darker_side_pod Facebook - …
 
Maintain your bike and your bike will maintain you. Absorb essential bicycle maintenance advice thanks to your Captain Jenni, Director of the London Bike Kitchen. Today's topic: Lubrication! Recorded at Wardour Studios www.wardourstudios.co.uk Listen to our previous Maintenance Minisode: Pumping up Tyres: https://play.acast.com/s/wheel-suckers-podc…
 
Back at it again! We discuss intersectional feminism, the problem with autonomous cars and owning the city with Tiffany Lam. ~ Guest ~ Tiffany Lam https://www.tiffanyflam.com Listen to our previous interview! https://play.acast.com/s/wheel-suckers-podcast/tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F445774218 Buy Tiffany’s zines! Mind the Cycling Gender Gap …
 
Jenni interviewed Therese! An inspiring mechanic living the dream, fighting for the future of bicycle education in Santa Cruz. "Empower people. It’s better to learn if you can." ~ Guest ~ Therese Kilpatrick https://twitter.com/wooliff ~ Topics ~ Project Bike Tech https://projectbiketech.org/ Santa Cruz Bikes https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US …
 
We interviewed our dads! Listen to a short and sweet 2019 review from our pops. Listen to previous Popcasts https://play.acast.com/s/wheel-suckers-podcast/tag%3Asoundcloud%2C2010%3Atracks%2F382253885 ~ Guests ~ Jenni’s Dad Alex’s Dad ~ Topics ~ Coming soon ~ Work handles ~ Look mum no hands www.lookmumnohands.com/ London Bike Kitchen www.lbk.org.uk…
 
Former (ish) rower turned Track Racer and Sram ambassador Yewie Adesida rolled into the glorious world of cycling via a very unusual gateway drug...Hint. It's in the title ;) We debate indoors vs outdoor cycling, weight lifting, the Women of Colour Cycling Meetup group and more in our first episode of 2020. Please enjoy! ~ Guest ~ Yewie Adesida Ins…
 
This is a LIVE RECORDING of the official launch event celebrating the 2020 edition of the Transcontinental Race TCRNo8, recorded at Look mum no hands! 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX on Saturday 23rd November 2019. Presented and organised by the LOST DOT team. ~ TCRno8 ~ Read more and register now: https://www.transcontinental.cc/ ~ The Launch and Panel ~ …
 
This is a LIVE RECORDING of Emily Chappell's panel discussion; "Telling new stories about cycling" featuring: Jools Walker - author of Back In The Frame Max Leonard - author of Lanterne Rouge and Higher Calling Kat Jungnickel - author of Bikes And Bloomers Hosted as part of the launch party for new book: Where There's A Will: Hope, Grief and Endura…
 
Books, bikes, politics, grief, periods and the Chappetite with Emily Chappell. ~ Guest ~ Emily Chappell http://thatemilychappell.com/about Twitter @emilychappell https://twitter.com/emilychappell Instagram @emilyofchappell https://www.instagram.com/emilyofchappell/ ~ Buy Emily’s new book ~ Where There’s a Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle …
 
This is a LIVE recording of the #TCRno7 Transcontinental Race Debrief held at Look mum no hands! on 49 Old Street. EC1V 9HX on Saturday 21st September. The Transcontinental Race is the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. Each year riders cover around 4000km to reach the finish line. In collaboration with TCR we presented an evenin…
 
Cycling journalist Laura Laker lays down the (multiple) problem with cars, the power of ebikes, shorthand and Lindy hopping. Recorded at Wardour Studios wardourstudios.co.uk ~ Guest ~ Laura Laker https://www.lauralaker.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/lakerlikes Read her Guardian articles https://www.theguardian.com/profile/laura-laker ~ Topics ~ S…
 
This is a LIVE recording of Velociposse's Women’s Racing Intro Night held at Look mum no hands! 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX on Thursday 1st August. Racing is great fun but it can be tricky to get into. Listen to Road, Track and Fixed Crit riders – they share about they got into racing, why they enjoy that particular discipline and how you can get involved.…
 
Maintain your bike and your bike will maintain you. Absorb essential bicycle maintenance advice thanks to your Captain Jenni, Director of the London Bike Kitchen. Today's topic: Pumping up tyres! Recorded at Wardour Studios www.wardourstudios.co.uk How much you should pump? How often? What does PSI mean? What’s a valve? ~ The Valve Gallery ~ Shrade…
 
This is a LIVE recording of the Diversity in Cycling panel held at Look mum no hands! 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX on Monday 24th June. More riders from Black And Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds seem to be taking up cycling. Yet most cycling clubs, even in racially diverse London, are still very white. The same appears to be true of how cycling is portra…
 
This is a LIVE recording of our Pedal the Planet Panel held at Look mum no hands! 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX on Thursday 27th June. The panel brought together the combined, shared but individual experiences of three teens that have circumnavigated the world by bicycle. ~ The Panel ~ Vedangi Kulkarni https://www.vedangikulkarni.com Instagram: @wheelsandwor…
 
Please note !! We discuss Sarah's experiences with depression at 19:46 and suicidal thoughts at 20:53. Sarah Strong works in mental health and founded Bikes and Brains, a site showcasing the stories of people’s experience with cycling and mental health. Recorded at Wardour Studios http://wardourstudios.co.uk ~ Guest ~ Sarah Strong Twitter https://t…
 
OG blogger Jools Walker aka Velo City Girl launches her book this month, she joins us In the studio to discuss getting back into cycling after a 10 year break, depression, Tatty Devine and more... ~ Guest ~ Jools Walker aka Velo City Girl http://velocitygirl.co.uk PRE-ORDER JOOLS’ BOOK: https://www.waterstones.com/book/back-in-the-frame/jools-walke…
 
This a LIVE RECORDING from the panel we held at Look mum no hands! on Tuesday 7th March.Wheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling.https://wheelsforwellbeing.org.ukThink you can't cycle? Think again! Since 2007, WfW have worked with thousands of disabled chi…
 
This is a LIVE recording of the panel held at Look mum no hands! on Tuesday 26th March.On 15th February we discovered London's Mayor Sadiq Khan underspent London's cycling budget by £142m. Our panel of experts discussed London's cycling demands for the next Mayoral term. Where are we going? What's the future for London cycling? * What needs to be b…
 
This is a LIVE recording of the pro women’s racing panel: How far do you want to go? held at Look mum no hands! on Tuesday 26th February. So where do we go from here? What’s stopping us riding further?Who are the movers and shakers taking things forward?What would a women's Grand Tour actually look like?Cyclist Ella Green brought together a stellar…
 
Alliteration time! We discuss publishing, pockets and penny farthings with cycling sociologist Kat Jungnickel.~ Guest ~ Kat Jungnickelhttp://katjungnickel.com/https://twitter.com/katjungnickelBikes and Bloomers http://bikesandbloomers.com/http://katjungnickel.com/portfolio/bikes-bloomers-research/Buy Kat’s Book! BIKES and BLOOMERS: Victorian Women …
 
Popcast returns and The Maintenance Tip of the pod is back! We chat to our dads about cycling in their local areas and their bikes. Jenni wants you to look after you chain! Learn how to oil your chain properly, you’re welcome. Sponsored by Casquette https://www.casquette.co.uk Recorded at Wardour Studios http://wardourstudios.co.uk ~ Topics ~ Maint…
 
Are you currently doing veganuary and looking for tips? A vegetarian on the fence, or you someone who wants to find out more about a vegan lifestyle? This episode is for you. This is a live recording of the Plant Powered Panel held at Look mum no hands! on Tuesday 22nd January. PLEASE NOTE! At 3:40 the AMAZING wired mic audio recording kicks in! I …
 
Are you ready for a wild ride? Ishbel Holmes used to be a track cyclist, but she packed it all in to cycle the world. Lee Craigie told us she was in the UK and we couldn't let her leave until we'd interviewed her. Ishbel champions that ANYONE can ride a bike and explore the world. If that doesn’t move you, she also rescues injured animals by bike. …
 
We're chatting to serial entrepreneur Jacqui Ma of Good Ordering. Her cycle specific bags and glasses aim to rekindle your love of cycling. We predict future cycling trends, recognise and respect the importance of experiences, and learn how to cycle with a 5 year old! Since our interview Jacqui's launched her 3rd kickstarter. IT ENDS IN 4 DAYS GO G…
 
Look mum no hands! workshop mechanic Keith Hicks rode this year's The Transcontinental Race, a self-supported bicycle race across Europe. Hosted by ultra-endurance cyclist Laura Scott, Keith has curated a panel of cyclists to discuss their shared experiences of tackling this 4000km ride to the finish line. This is a live recording of the panel held…
 
Ned Boulting climbed into the hot seat and survived our LIVE Wheel Suckers Podcast experience in front of a cafe audience. This is a lightly edited interview recorded at Look mum no hands! 49 Old St. on Thursday 5th September.Watch the Facebook live video here: https://www.facebook.com/1ookmumnohands/videos/1071857869651974/Buy tickets to Tour de N…
 
Ayesha McGowan aka A Quick Brown Fox is our first returning guest! She’s on phase two of her mission to be the first African American Pro female racer, working on education and advocacy within the cycling industry to support more POC and especially WOC. In this episode we catch up on what Ayesha’s been up to, we play the Representation Game, and le…
 
Racers from this year’s Trans Am Bike Race shared their stories and answered your questions on ultra endurance cycling at Look mum no hands! LIVE on Tuesday 31st July. The Trans Am Bike Race is based on one guiding principle: Cycle the Trans America trail end-to-end, as fast as possible in a solo, self-supported fashion.https://transambikerace.com/…
 
Ninon ran the Bicycle Workshop from 1980 - 2017, she’s an expert on hub gears and a legend in the mechanics realm. Soak up her maintenance advice and ghost stories with us. Forged in the studios of Wardour brought to you by Katusha Sports.~ Guest ~ Ninon AsuniGoodbye Bicycle Workshop: https://www.bikebiz.com/business/goodbye-bicycle-workshop~ Spons…
 
Listen to a LIVE recording of Ayesha McGowan aka A Quick Brown Fox in conversation with Jools Walker AKA Velo City Girl.Ayesha is on mission to become the first ever African-American pro female road racer. Jools is a London cyclist, blogger, presenter, and soon-to-be published author. Recorded at Look mum no hands! 49 Old St. EC1V 9HX on Monday 23r…
 
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