24 episodes

Welcome to the Josh's Dartistry Podcast. Josh Gorton and his co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner bring you all the latest news and insight from the world of darts, including exclusive interviews, reviews of major tournaments, prediction competitions, 'Challenge Josh', Q/A sessions plus much more!

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Welcome to the Josh's Dartistry Podcast. Josh Gorton and his co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner bring you all the latest news and insight from the world of darts, including exclusive interviews, reviews of major tournaments, prediction competitions, 'Challenge Josh', Q/A sessions plus much more!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode Three!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode Three!

    In our third episode of ‘The Bounce Out’, co-hosts Josh Gorton, Jon Dean and Neil Conner round-up all the latest darting action, including an extensive look at the BDO World Championship, plus the big stories from PDC Qualifying School.















    This year’s BDO World Championship took place at the new venue inside the O2 complex – The Indigo, with 57-year-old Wayne Warren defeating his fellow Welshman Jim Williams to become the oldest ever world darts champion.







    Mikuru Suzuki retained her women’s world title with a 3-0 success over four-time world champion Lisa Ashton, whilst 17-year-old Keane Barry reigned supreme in the BDO World Youth Championship, defeating 14-year-old Leighton Bennett – last year’s champion.







    Nevertheless, the BDO’s flagship competition was undermined by uncertainty surrounding the prize money, with Wayne Warren receiving just £23,000 for his triumph – the lowest sum of prize money for the winner since 1989.







    The boys discuss all the major talking points from the tournament and speculate what’s next for the BDO, with a host of their most established stars securing Tour Cards at the respective PDC Qualifying Schools in Wigan and Hildesheim.







    Two-time world champion and former Grand Slam winner Scott Waites was joined by ex BDO No 1 Wesley Harms, Nick Kenny, Martijn Kleermaker and 2012 PDC World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton in securing spots on the PDC circuit, although Lisa Ashton generated most of the headlines.































    ‘The Lancashire Rose’ became the first woman to clinch a PDC Tour Card via Qualifying School, winning 13 games across the four days. Josh caught up with the four-time world champion to discuss her ground-breaking success.







    Lisa Ashton – The 49-year-old reveals her pride at creating yet more history for women’s darts and hopes that her success, coupled with Fallon Sherrock’s World Championship exploits – will inspire a new generation of female talent.







    Ashton also supports calls for the PDC to introduce a separate women’s tour, before outlining her ambitions for her two-year stint in the PDC, which begins at the Barnsley Metrodome on February 8th.







    The panel then reflect on the nine ‘Challengers’ that were selected to compete in this year’s Premier League. The fixtures were confirmed last Monday and the boys each pick out the ties involving the ‘challengers’ that they’re most looking forward to.



















    Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

    • 55 min
    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 20!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 20!

    In our twentieth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up another hectic month of darting action.















    The team return to round-up the recent PDC World Championship, before reacting to the confirmed line-up for the 2020 Premier League plus the controversy surrounding the ongoing BDO World Championship.







    Josh brings us reaction from Peter Wright’s post-match press conference following his magnificent World Championship triumph and we also feature an exclusive interview with three-time world champion John Part, who reveals his plans for Qualifying School in January.































    PDC World Championship (7:00-28:45) –  The boys reflect on Peter Wright’s Alexandra Palace exploits, as ‘Snakebite’ became the oldest first-time winner of the Sid Waddell Trophy, defeating Michael van Gerwen 7-3 in the final – his first win over the Dutchman in a major televised final.







    The team also discuss Fallon Sherrock’s ground-breaking success, the performances of Nathan Aspinall, Luke Humphries, Chris Dobey, Jeffrey de Zwaan and Dimitri Van den Bergh, as well as Raymond van Barneveld’s retirement from the sport.







    Peter Wright Reaction (28:46-31:05) The Scot became the ninth different winner of the PDC World Championship and he discusses his pride at ending his MvG hoodoo and being more battle-ready than ‘The Green Machine’ on New Year’s Day.







    John Part Exclusive Interview (31:05-37:45) The three-time world champion discusses Fallon Sherrock’s achievements at Ally Pally, Sherrock’s potential impact on the women’s game, the current state of North American darts and his aspiration to return to the Pro Tour circuit in 2020.







    Premier League Darts picks (37:50-52:30) –  PDC Chairman Barry Hearn revealed the nine-player Premier League line-up following the World Championship final and the team give their assessment of the field and react to the return of the re-branded ‘Challengers’ format.







    What are the odds? (53-30- 58:20) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for this year’s BDO World Championship and the 2020 Premier League, which features two debutants in the shape of Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant.







    BDO World Championship update (58:25-1:03-25) – The BDO World Championship got underway at the Indigo at The O2 on Saturday, but so far the headlines have been dominated by the significant reduction in prize money and poor ticket sales, which the boys discuss in more depth.



































    Challenge Josh (1:03:30-1:21:10)– Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of newly crowned world champion Peter Wright in another entertaining instalment of ‘Challenge Josh’.







    In The News (1:21:15-1:26:45) – Josh provides an update on Fallon Sherrock’s World Series inclusion, the significant reduction in prize money for the BDO World Championship, plus some darting transfer news involving Michael van Gerwen.







    Q&A section (1:27:35-1:39:20) – As usual, the panel answer a series of questions sent in by the JDP listeners. The trio give their opinions on the ‘Challengers’ format, the BDO’s future at the Grand Slam, players to watch in 2020 and the threat posed by Wright and Van Gerwen over the coming year.







    Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode Two!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode Two!

    In our second episode of ‘The Bounce Out’, co-hosts Josh Gorton and Jon Dean round-up an incredible start to this year’s World Championship, which has featured a multitude of big-name exits and arguably the biggest darting story of the decade.















    Our third co-host Neil Conner is still absent celebrating Liverpool’s impending title triumph but will no doubt return for our next episode, so it’s left to Josh and Jon to dissect an incredible seven days of action at Alexandra Palace thus far.







    The 2018 world champion Rob Cross, last year’s finalist Michael Smith and five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld are among the players to have crashed out at the first hurdle, whilst Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price survived scares to progress.































    However, the biggest story of the tournament thus far centres around Fallon Sherrock’s historic triumph against Ted Evetts – the 25-year-old produced an inspired display to become the first female to win a match at the PDC World Championship.







    The boys discuss all the major talking points so far and highlight some of the lesser known names who have impressed. We feature several bitesize interviews with some of the winner’s from this year’s event, whilst we also get the lowdown from Sky Sports expert Wayne Mardle.







    Krzysztof Ratajski – Hear from the former World Masters champion after he becomes the first Polish player to win a match at the PDC World Championship after battling past Zoran Lerchbacher in his opener.







    Damon Heta – The Brisbane Darts Masters winner reacts to his straight sets win over Jose De Sousa, which sets up a second round showdown against three-time BDO world champion Glen Durrant.



















    Fallon Sherrock – Josh grabs a few words with darts’ newest superstar following her landmark win over Ted Evetts, in arguably the biggest darting story since that famous final between Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor at the Circus Tavern in 2007.







    Stephen Bunting – ‘The Bullet’ is buoyant after ending his Ally Pally hoodoo with victory over Jose Justicia and despite the prospect of Michael van Gerwen awaiting in the last 16, the former Lakeside world champion insists he can go all the way.







    Wayne Mardle – The Sky Sports expert discusses Sherrock’s historic achievement, the shocks we’ve seen so far, whilst ‘Hawaii 501’ also speaks passionately about the future of the women’s game in light of the uncertainty surrounding the BDO.







    Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

    • 1 hr
    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode 1!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast: The Bounce Out Episode 1!

    In our first episode of ‘The Bounce Out’, co-hosts Josh Gorton and Jon Dean round-up the latest action at the Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals, before looking ahead to the World Championship -which begins in less than two weeks time.















    ‘The Bounce Out’ will supplement the main Josh’s Dartistry podcast with regular tournament updates and breaking new stories, although the team will continue to produce the regular more lengthy podcast featuring your favourite segments such as ‘Challenge Josh’ and our Q&A section.







    In this episode, Josh and Jon reflect on the sad passing of BDO founder Olly Croft last weekend, whilst bringing you the main headlines from the World Championship draw which took place live on Sky Sports News last Monday.







    This episode also features an exclusive interview with former Lakeside world champion Stephen Bunting – who heads to Alexandra Palace in positive spirits following a strong campaign, having considered quitting the game just 18 months ago.































    GSOD and PC Finals Round-Up: (6:20-23:05) The team reflect on Gerwyn Price retaining his Grand Slam crown and Michael van Gerwen scooping a fifth Players Championship Finals title. Josh also picks out other notable performances from the respective tournaments.







    World Championship Preview: (23:10-32:50) Jon brings us the odds for the World Championship after the draw was made last week. Josh previews some of the eye-catching ties and identifies some seeds that could struggle in the early stages.



















    Stephen Bunting Interview: (33:00-44:05) ‘The Bullet’ gives his assessment of his 2019 season so far and candidly reveals that seeking help from a sports psychologist helped turned his career around, as he targets a return to the Premier League in the near future.







    Any Other Business: (44:10-49:40) Jon and Josh discuss Gerwyn Price’s omission from the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year award, before revealing a new prediction competition that will be held during this year’s World Championship.







    Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

    • 53 min
    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 19!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 19!

    In our nineteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up another hectic month of darting action.







    The team return to round-up the recent World Grand Prix, Champions League of Darts and European Championship, whilst also reflecting on the controversy at the BDO World Masters.















    Josh also brings us an exclusive interview with former PDC World Championship finalist Andy Hamilton. The former Premier League semi-finalist has featured on the BDO circuit since 2018 and he gives a candid insight into the current issues plaguing the BDO.































    PDC Round-Up (8:30-34:15) –  The boys reflect on the three major PDC events that have taken place during the last month. Michael van Gerwen claimed a fifth World Grand Prix crown before winning a maiden Champions League title, whilst Rob Cross starred at the European Championship.







    BDO World Masters Round-Up (35:20-42:15) The team look back at the recent World Masters at the Circus Tavern, which saw John O’Shea and Lisa Ashton lift the respective titles. Nevertheless, the headlines were dominated by the startling lack of organisation which overshadowed the darts itself.







    Andy Hamilton Exclusive Interview (43:10-50:20) –  Josh brings us an exclusive interview with former Premier League star Andy Hamilton, who sheds some light on the World Masters situation, whilst discussing life in the BDO and getting his career back on track.







    What are the odds? (52-25- 1:00:05) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for this month’s Players Championship Finals, while we also assess the bookmakers prices ahead of the 2020 BDO World Championship, after the draw was made just last week.



















    Challenge Josh (1:00:10-1:26:40)– Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of the World Series of Darts in another topical edition of ‘Challenge Josh’.







    In The News (1:26:45-1:33:55) – Josh provides an update on the latest PDC World Championship qualifiers and pays tribute to record-breaker Peter Wright. The BDO’s picks for the Grand Slam of Darts are also discussed, whilst we reference a bizarre story involving Corey Cadby.







    Q&A section (1:34:15-1:47:55) – As usual, the panel answer a series of questions sent in by the JDP listeners. The trio give their opinions on the Grand Slam of Darts, next year’s Premier League, Gerwyn Price, the growth of Irish darts and Raymond van Barneveld’s legacy.







    Photo Credit: Evert Zomer







    NB: Challenge Josh Music, Mastermind, used with the kind permission of Secession Studios. https://www.youtube.com/user/theseces

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 18!

    Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast – Episode 18!

    In our eighteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up the latest darting news.















    After a brief hiatus, the team return to discuss the latest action on the Pro Tour and World Series circuit and Josh brings us an exclusive interview with five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who is targeting a fairy-tale farewell at Alexandra Palace ahead of his retirement.







    World Series & Pro Tour Round-Up (7:35-27:45) –  The boys reflect on last month’s World Series action which saw an incredible triumph for Damon Heta and a return to form for Michael van Gerwen. We also analyse a number of ground-breaking wins on the Pro Tour and how this affects the field for the World Grand Prix.







    What are the odds? (29:00-33:55) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for the upcoming World Grand Prix in Dublin, while we also assess the bookmakers prices ahead of the Champions League of Darts, which takes place in Leicester for the very first time on October 19-20.







    Raymond van Barneveld Exclusive Interview (34:45-46:50) –  Josh brings us an exclusive interview with five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who discusses his emotions ahead of his impending retirement, his hopes for the rest of 2019, life after retirement, the best moment of his career and the legacy he leaves behind.







    Challenge Josh (54:50-1:10:35)– Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of the World Grand Prix in another topical edition of ‘Challenge Josh’.



















    In The News (1:10:45-1:20:45) – Josh provides an update on the latest PDC World Championship qualifiers and results from recent BDO events, while the team discuss Phil Taylor’s hint at a possible comeback and exciting news for Michael van Gerwen.







    Q&A section (1:21:00-1:31:50) – As usual, the panel answer any questions sent in by the JDP listeners to conclude the latest episode. The trio give their opinions on the BDO’s Grand Slam picks, Mark Webster’s future and whether there are still enough characters in the game.







    NB: Challenge Josh Music, Mastermind, used with the kind permission of Secession Studios. https://www.youtube.com/user/theseces

    • 1 hr 34 min

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