Your local hockey girl gang are talking hockey and sports culture with a light-hearted, candid twist. Georgia, Mallory, Sam, and Vanessa are here to entertain and advocate for #WomenInSports. New episodes drop every Friday! Subscribe to our Patreon for bonus content: patreon.com/broadscastpod . Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @broadscastpod. For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 51: A Year in the Life of the Broads
It's our 1 year anniversary and Vanessa is back!!! Before we dive into a reflection on the last year of the podcast join us as we discuss the Seattle expansion draft, Luke Prokop coming out, and Logan Mailloux renouncing himself from the upcoming draft (CW: consent, sexual assault, rape culture- 23:46-37:05). Mallory also provides an F1 update on the Lewis and Max drama! As always please rate, subscribe, and leave us a review!
Episode 50: The Week of the Starboys
Sam had to do lawyer stuff so this week Georgia and Mallory get to talk (mainly) about baseball and the Euros! Join us to discuss Steven A. Smith's xenophobic comments about Shohei Ohtani, the racist backlash against Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and starboy of our hearts Bukayo Saka following England's loss to Italy, as well as the Duncan Keith trade and the Abbotsford Canucks. As always, rate, subscribe and leave us a review!
Episode 49: Brendan Gallagher (Probably) Had A Worse Week Than You
Georgia, Mallory, and Sam talk about TBL's back-to-back Stanley Cups and briefly discuss the misery that will be the Canuck's offseason before diving into ESPN and Rachel Nichols, followed by Sha'carri Richardson and the Olympics. Let us know what you want to hear about in the hockey offseason! We'll be around.
Episode 48: No Prep, Just Thoughts
We lied... it’s Week 3 of the Sam & Georgia show because Mallory missed her flight out of Spain. Join us this episode to talk about Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews and the NHL’s response to the Chicago Blackhawks (CW: we don't go in-depth into the allegations, but they are sporadically mentioned throughout the section--11:50-31:11). We then discuss the TikTok child who is now the “voice of the fans” and the league's desire to forever maintain the status quo. Later we are joined by our good friend Laura (@theactivestick) from the Locked on Canadiens podcast to discuss the Habs/Lightning series!
Episode 47: Week 2 of the Sam & Georgia Show
Mallory is still on vacation in Spain, so once again join Sam and Georgia this week to talk about the NHL playoffs and the return of the Sedins. We then dive into a banner week of soap operas including UEFA’s inability to understand what “political” means, Cole Beasley’s antivax “freedom,” Max Scherzer’s strip tease, the Chicago Blackhawks (cw/tw: sexual assault- time stamps: 45:45-56:30), as well as a quick recap of The Bachelorette. As always, we welcome your feedback!
Episode 46: we don't want to go to kes' house
This week, we talk about the semi-final series between the Lightning and the Islanders and the Habs and the Golden Knights, and whether people should begrudge expansion teams for succeeding right away. Then we get into whatever the fuck Ryan Kesler is doing (lol).
I stopped watching hockey for a long time but the pandemic forced me back in to loving it. What I found difficult was the lack of critical discussion around hockey and hockey culture. This podcast is truly a breath of fresh air. They’re doing a fab job making hockey chat fun but also human. Highly recommended!
Came for the Canucks dog reviews, stayed for the Troy Stecher stans
The ladies offer their own unique view in the hockey media sphere, which tends to be pretty homogeneous (lots of white dude hot takes). They often discuss important social issues in hockey, which tend to be swept under the rug by a lot of media trying to keep their access to teams. In a way, they're sort of the conscience of Canucks Twitter, and have helped push the beat reporters to hold themselves and the team more accountable: just ask Drance or JPat. Often their discussions help humanize the experience that the straight white male perspective misses.
The Broads are an example of why representation matters, both for women and minorities who enjoy the sport. People of all backgrounds love hockey, but the sport (and in particular the NHL) does not often love them back, as the girls have discussed on the pod before. We need more voices like theirs, not fewer. Otherwise "Hockey is for Everyone" will never go beyond a performative gesture.
It's also a good reminder that hockey can be enjoyed in many different ways. Even if you're a stats nerd, you can appreciate the vibes of this pod.
This pod shreds
Just started listening to this after interacting with Sam off and on on Twitter. Really quality pod. Lots of fun to listen to. Great opinions. Excellent hosts and discussion. I think the ladies blend talking about the sport we all love really well with important social issues and it’s great to hear their perspective on things. I listen to a mountain of sports podcasts, this is one of the most accessible and welcoming listens out there. Well done everyone!