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GymCastic Podcast is a weekly gymnastics talk show. The hosts interview people who love gymnastics almost as much as we do, discuss the latest news, events and offensive leotard fashion.

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GymCastic Podcast is a weekly gymnastics talk show. The hosts interview people who love gymnastics almost as much as we do, discuss the latest news, events and offensive leotard fashion.

    Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS

    Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS

    The college COVID wars are raging. We discuss whether it's possible to have an equitable college gym season with such varying preparations. The latest in Amy Tinkler's saga, as well as what's been happening in Australia. Simone posted some triple pikes and Yurchenko double pikes for national gymnastics day. Interview with Annemarie Alf, an American a Doctor of Physical Therapy who has spent the last three quads working with the Chinese women's gymnastics team.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    The Curious Case of the Extra Urine

    The Curious Case of the Extra Urine

    Jessica talks about the Alyssa Beckerman episode. Gymnast Alliance: Ellie Downie's weight-shaming complaint was "not upheld" and multiple gymnasts disclose issues at Cincinnati under MLT. Kensley has some thoughts on MLT's Bible defense. Gymnastics is Coming Back! Spencer previews what we're excited for at the upcoming Japanese Championships, Chinese Championships, and Szombathely World Cup. Spencer watched the Andreea Raducan documentary Golden Girl and is bursting to tell you everything about it.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned)

    258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned)

    This week, it's the commissioned episode you've all been waiting for...the FLUFFCAST! We jump into all the most insane, hilarious, horrifying, sexist, perfect, amazing, diva-tastic, butterfly-gazing, Romanian candle-holding fluff pieces in the history of gymnastics broadcasts. Thank you so much to Fluff Feels for commissioning the episode we were born to do, and thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions! Jessica and Spencer dissect:
    2000 Olympic All-Around fluff  NBC's Living-Parents Championship, starring Russian daddy issues and soldiers kidnapping Zamo. Prod's shaved eyebrow Prod's convertible flexing fluff, the only verifiably true fluff ever The legendary Romanian candle cups Elise Ray and the butterfly NBC's weird obsession with 1950s-style nuclear families 2000 Atler v. Dantzscher v. Beth Rybacki's tears How much resentment and blame? ALL OF IT! What's the deal with that wild west picture? And that helicopter-parent one? 1996 Kerri Strug lives in everyone's shadow fluff  Is this the most sexist fluff of all time? Jessica's expletive parade Invention of the Bechdel Test for gymnastics fluff pieces "A diva is magical" That time Khorkina was perfect in every way Was saying, "I want to win as much as I want to mother my own child" really such a big deal? 1994 Romanian terrifying fluff of horrors The twist ending and the LITERAL DEAD BODY Trouble with keeping communist narratives straight NBC's fascination with Romanian people's eyes 1995 Moceanu fluff A creepy pedophile wonderland of a fluff piece Why is Bela so bad at boats? That insane 1997 "I Will Remember You" fluff Moceanu standing in a forest in a leo clawing that tree in 2000 1992 Bogi and her coach fluff How respectfully and maturely do we think NBC handled the issue of suicide? Bogi has no time for family or your sexist coach narratives Kim Kelly gets bumped Blurry smoke-filled rooms! Shadiness! “Who’d they drop?” “You, Kim.” Mohini delivers pizzas (1) (2) Why let fact get in the way of narrative? Important question: what are raffle bars? The most upsetting and bizarre fluff you will ever see A lesson on which issues should never be addressed in fluff pieces Elvire Teza 1998 More fun with racist Chinese music! Why we want to move to France and live with the French team SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here with brand new membership tiers, commission your own episode, or commission your own segment. Buy some of our awesome merchandise here. CONTEST WHAT: #BeerWithBetty: The Greatest Scavenger Hunt in the Galaxy!
    PRIZE: The winner will share a beer (or root beer if you are under 21) with the great Betty Okino, Olympic and World medalist, creator of the triple turn on beam, and a member of the Precision Choreography team.
    HOW IT WORKS: In August, we will release a list of 10 items on this photo scavenger hunt. Your mission will be to complete each one and post a photo to Twitter or Instagram tagging @GymCastic and @PrecisionChoreo and using #BeerWithBetty. The winner will be selected at random among everyone who completes all ten items. The hunt will start at 8am on Thursday August 17 and will end at 12pm on Saturday, August 19. The winner will meet with the Betty Okino at 3pm that day! If you enter, be READY FOR BETTY because winner will meet this gymnastics legend at 3pm that day!
    PLUS: We will give six additional prizes for Most Outrageous photos! The top three most outrageous photos on Friday will win a personal voice message from one of Precision Choreography's gymnastics stars (people like Chellsie Memmel, Alicia Sacramone, Houry Gerbesian, and Holly Vise)! The top three on Saturday will get a special shout-out on the GymCastic podcast.
    BUT WAIT: Before this contest starts, we need your help coming up with the scavenger hunt list! Please tweet us your suggestions using #BeerWithBetty fr

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Best of GymCastic: Vanessa Atler Interview

    Best of GymCastic: Vanessa Atler Interview

    Originally released in June 2017. Vanessa Atler is an American treasure and fans have loved her from the moment they first saw her elegant power. She's a multi-time national champion, multi-World Cup champion, Goodwill Games event champion. She would probably have made the 1996 Olympic team had she been age eligible. She was one of those gymnasts for whom nothing ever worked out the way it should have and fans hearts broke along with her through the 1996-2000 quad.

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Agree to Disagree

    Agree to Disagree

    Alyssa Beckerman wrote a letter to Miss Val. Alyssa is not happy. Erin has commissioned us to bring back fluff pieces and reimagine the non-racist, non-condescending, non-awful versions we'd like to see. Obviously, we go right to Elena Produnova, Catalina Ponor's closet, and lesbians. Kensley's article on Female judges in MAG, Suni Lee's COVID scare, an exposé of the Brazilian club Pinheiros, and what we think of the survivors' attorneys asking the court to reject Terin Humphrey's claim

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Lineup Racism

    Lineup Racism

    Texas Dreams Fallout, ESPN article on racism in college gymnastics with FOIA request receipts proving Alabama has not been completely truthful, Any Tinkler's coaches suspended, Donnell back up Orozco's racism in punishment claims, Kennedy Baker discussed her experience with racism at Florida and mentioned the much-discussed history of Florida floor lineups. We use that as a lens for this week's mini-commission, in which Sophie asked us to discuss NCAA lineup strategy.

    • 1 hr 43 min

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Cyme99 ,

Amazing :)

Great podcast that helps me keep up with gymternet news!! Although some episodes are really long, it's so entertaining and I never get bored. I'm a gym nerd newbie now haha :]

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