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PodCrash | Talk Of Champions | With Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner

Author: Philip Hindes & Callum Skinner

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Two blokes, 4 Olympic medals, a mic and the inside track on the adrenaline-pumping world of elite cycling; it’s the sports podcast that’s got everyone talking. Welcome to PodCrash. Hosted by Olympic medalists and professional cyclists Callum Skinner and Philip Hindes, this sport podcast gives you an all-access pass into the cycling and social lives of two top athletes. From anecdotes about the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games to interviews with sporting heroes, including the likes of Ed Clancy and Sir Chris Hoy, it’s filled with medals, pedals and a fair amount of banter…Wondering what a top athlete eats in a day? Or want to know what a brutal training schedule looks like in the lead up to a race? Tune into weekly episodes of PodCrash to discover the latest cycling news, views and interviews. In the words of Hindes: “This podcast’s got potential”.Like what you hear? Don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review PodCrash.Follow us at:@PodCrashPod on Instagram@PodCrashPod on Facebook@PodCrashPod on Twitter@PodCrashPod on YouTube
51 Episodes
This week's guest is Bradley Forbes-Cryans. An up and coming canoe slalom athlete already selected for Tokyo 2020/21. Bradley out paddled the reigning Olympic champion in a closely fought selection battle. Then COVID hit, and his selection looked to be in jeopardy. Hear Bradley's unique perspective of an athlete who had so much to lose by the Olympics being postponed but understood its necessity more than most with his hospitalised father catching COVID.
In this week's episode, we speak to a man who has been a staple of the British Cycling support team, Chef Alan. Alan has traveled all over the world with Phil and Callum cooking and supporting them and the team. Previously Alan was a successful Chef and Restauranteur we hear about the surprising cross over between being a Michelin Star chef and Elite Sport. Also a keen athlete Alan has won age category world and European duathlon titles. 
After a PodCrash mini-break we are back! This week's guest is British Badminton Men's Singles Number 1 Toby Penty. Likely to be selected for Tokyo 2020, Toby talks about his journey through the sport and the complexities of having a former teammate become one of his coaches. We hear about his expectations for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics - with Badminton having a massive following in Asia, it's likely to be something special. We also hear about Toby's recent diagnosis with alopecia, how lockdown has had a positive influence for him in coming to terms with it, and how sometimes even an enforced break from sport can bring positives. 
In this week's episode, we speak to Etienne Stott, we hear about his journey to Olympic Gold and how he attempts to use his platform for good in protesting for environmental causes. Etienne is a member of Extinction Rebellion and has engaged in acts of civil disobedience leading to multiple arrests. We look to the future, one that has seen many changes in a sporting and societal context; is being an elite athlete sustainable during the climate emergency? Why did the Olympics remove his event from the Tokyo 2020 games?
In this week's episode we speak to Sam Ward. A latecomer to the elite Hockey world, after less than 2 years on the team he earned himself a place with Team GB at Rio 2016! After a freak accident on the pitch in 2014 Sam was left with significant facial injuries including losing the majority of his sight in one eye. After a long recovery, relearning hand-eye coordination he's back on the pitch and targeting Tokyo 2020!
In this week's episode, we talk to Shane Perkins. An incredibly successful track sprinter and a staple of the circuit. We talk about the culture that used to exist in the Aussie cycling team where tempers sometimes spilled over into fights 🥊 The culture has now changed beyond all recognition but the new set up didn't gel with Perkins. He chose to change his nationality to Russian in a bid to make Tokyo 2020! 
This week's guest is Kelly Massey, a "late bloomer" to the sport but finding success regardless in Olympic and Commonwealth and European Championships. Kelly has recently retired and is currently doing a PhD in elite and professional athlete retirement. A topic that merits extensive further research given recent negative coverage of athletes struggling to adapt to life after sport.
In this week's episode, we talk to Ash Dykes, a slightly unusual guest compared to the norm as Ash does not compete in any organised sport but his achievements are as amazing as any Olympian. 29-year-old Ash has already established himself as one of the world's great adventurers; crossing Mongolia and Madagascar facing all kinds of hurdles including Malaria. Most recently he became the first person to walk the length of the River Yangtze in China, completing the 4000 miles in just under a year. We hear about many of his expeditions and how his passion for adventure grew. 
In this week's episode, we speak to Luke Patience. Olympic Silver Medalist, two-time olympian and he has already gained selection for Tokyo 2021.We hear about Luke's upbringing from humble beginnings moving around Scotland to his meteoric rise through the ranks as part of the illustrious British Sailing Team program. He shares his passion for Sailing and how it aligned well with his competitive and adventurous nature growing up. Luke's first significant success came in London 2012 where he won an unexpected silver medal at his first Olympic Games. He successfully dealt with the huge pressure of a home Olympic Games.In 2016 Luke was aiming one higher, Olympic Gold. However, this goal was quickly put into perspective when his teammate was diagnosed with cancer forcing a last-minute substitution in a sport that's so tactical and where you need to be able to read your teammate's next move. Luke shares his reflections upon a very exhausting and emotionally charged Olympics.Luke is now focusing on Tokyo 2021, having gained selection. Could this be Luke's final Olympics and an opportunity to achieve his life long dream of winning gold?
In this week's episode, we sit down with a titan of the sport, Theo Bos. Bos was initially inspired to take up Speed Skating after seeing his brother's success as a professional competing at the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics. In the Netherlands Speed Skating and Cycling are closely connected. Theo found his passion for Cycling through training for Skating. Bos found incredible success in his new sport. Winning his first Sprint world title at 20 years old. Despite being a sprinter Team Rabobank showed continued interest in singing Theo as a pro road rider. Choosing instead to concentrate on the 2004 Olympic Games where he won a Silver medal. Beijing 2008 was Theo's next big target but after a disappointing games he then decided to switch disciplines to road cycling taking up Team Rabobank on their offer. Theo found success on the road, picking up various professional wins beating the likes of Mark Cavendish and riding for other pro tour teams such as Cervelo and MTN.In 2015 Theo decided to switch back to the track finding yet more success and targeting the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Theo also regularly competes in Professional Japanese Keirin racing.
In this week's episode, we speak to Ed Clancy once again. We first spoke to Ed in 2019, it was our most popular and our favorite episode of the year. The "Grandfather" of the team asks if he can really make Tokyo 2020 after it was announced it has been postponed by a year due to Coronavirus. Ed initially considered retiring when he first heard of the postponement. Ed also talks about his new kids academy, Clancy Briggs after growth came to a halt following the closing of schools across the UK. Finally, we also take questions submitted by you from Instagram and Twitter.
A Covid-19 special. In this episode, we bring together PodCrash Alumni David Smith and Owain Doull alongside the usual hosts to discuss the challenges posed to athletes. As it stands many athletes can't train as normal and in David's case he has to self-isolate. Will Tokyo 2020 really continue as normal? What the future may hold for sport when we are post-pandemic?We also hear about David's first clear scan for 10 years and his recent decision to change from team GB to Jamacia.
In this Episode we sit down with Cameron jeffers who is a cyclist and is a full time YouTuber!We talk to him about his cycling history and why he decided to start up a youtube channel which has 70k Followers.Cam won the Zwift E-Racing national championships but got later banned.We discuss in this podcast the reasons why and what happened after he was banned.
In this Episode we sit down with Alistair Brownlee who is the Olympic Champion in the Triathlon from the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.We Talk about Alistairs life living and training in Yorkshire. We talk how he started Triathlon, Olympic Games, Psychology and what's next for him?
In this Episode we sit down with @_katiearchibald Olympic Champion, World Champion and European Champion. 🚴‍♀We talk about her sporting journey from Swimming to Cycling and onto Olympic glory. Plus a short break working in a French Vineyard. 🍷We hope you enjoy this Podcast and if you do please leave us a review 📝, like 👍 and subscribe 🛎#cycling #podcrash #podcast #athlete #sport #teamgb
In this Episode we sit Down with Simon Gerrans who recently retired from Professional Cycling.Simon has won many Pro races in his career but his biggest wins are Milan-San remo, Liege-Bastogne- Liege and Stages at the Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta and actually wearing the Yellow Jersey in the tour de france!We talk to Simon about his career and how he prepared for life after Cycling!Simon now works for The Service Course. They have recently opened new shops in Oslo and Wilmslow, UK go visit if you get a chance and enjoy a great cup of coffee cakes and food and get to know The service Course.
In this episode we sit down with Christ Pritchard who runs a youtube channel called cycling hub.Chris was part of the Team Scotland Commonwealth games Sprint Squad in Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. He competed and trained together back in the days with callum
In this Episode we sit down and talk to Team GB cyclist Joanna Rowsell who is a 2x Olympic gold medalist, Commonwealth games, World and European Champion.We talk about her cycling career, how she got into cycling and what its like living with Alopecia.We also chat about Life after cycling. Uni Life doing Commentary work.Please Subscribe and let us know what you think of this episode!
In this Episode we continue with Jaco van gass Part 2 where we talk about his Expeditions and Adventures to his Expedition to the North Pole unsupported and attempting to climb Mount EverestI hope you enjoyed this Episode please Subscribe and let us know on social media how you found the Episode.
In this Episode we speak to Jaco van gass who is a Paralympic Cyclist with a past military career which unfortunately got cut short! This is Part 1 of a 2 Part seriesThis was a really interesting and gripping Episode so it's well worth a listenJaco tells us about his upbringing in South Africa and why he decided to leave and join the British Army!He served 2 Tours in Afghanistan and talks us through the tough training and what it was like preparing for going into a war zone and it what it was like out in Afghanistan!Unfortunately Jacos 2nd Tour got cut short as he got surrounded by Taliban which he describes as " The best Firefight of my Life"Jaco got hit by a Taliban RPG and lost his Arm and sustained many more injuries.In Part 2 we will talk about Jacos Expeditions to the North pole, Everest and many more mountains and adventures. We then dive into his journey in to becoming a Paralmpic cyclist so stay tuned!I hope you enjoyed this Episode please Subscribe and let us know on social media how you found the Episode.
Comments (3)

Joseph Whelan

The best podcast duo going: Fifi and Skinner. Great guests. Good conversation. Chilled and funny. All-around brilliant sporting podcast. Keep it up lads.

Aug 30th

Alexander King

One of my favourite podcasts is PodCrash. The guests they have on are varied but always interesting given their Elite sporting backgrounds. The approach is relaxed, friendly and informal which seems to only strengthen the interviews they do. Genuinely look forward to the next podcast as soon as I've finished one, no doubt because of the amazing guests they talk too. Thanks guys, keep up the great work 😊👍😊

Aug 30th

L Plath

I'm impressed by how professional these have become. And I really like the variety of guests not just from cycling.

Aug 29th
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