9 episodes

inspired by the 100th year of Buggy, we set out to interview characters and collect some of the best stories from the sport's 100 years. Hosted by Will Weiner, we speak to a range of alumni from all sorts of teams, staff, BAA and more.

Special thanks to the Buggy Alumni Association for producing especially Rachel Schmitt for managing all the logistics of the production.

The intro music is used from the Free Music Archive and is the song Hotshot by Scott Holmes

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inspired by the 100th year of Buggy, we set out to interview characters and collect some of the best stories from the sport's 100 years. Hosted by Will Weiner, we speak to a range of alumni from all sorts of teams, staff, BAA and more.

Special thanks to the Buggy Alumni Association for producing especially Rachel Schmitt for managing all the logistics of the production.

The intro music is used from the Free Music Archive and is the song Hotshot by Scott Holmes

    Robobuggy: Buggy's Wholesome Meme

    Robobuggy: Buggy's Wholesome Meme

    When you show someone buggy for the first time, one of the standard responses is, "Is there really a person inside that?" Usually there is, unless they're looking at something from Robobuggy, a team who is working to build an autonomous self driving buggy. We hear about the history of their organization, how they broke into the buggy community and became a beloved meme, some absurd technical challenges they've had to overcome, exactly how robobuggy works and their thoughts on the future of an autonomous buggy division.Guests: Carl Curran, Danielle Quan, Haley Dalzell, Trevor Decker, Vivaan Bahl and Zach Dawson

    • 1 hr 17 min
    SDC - Empire of Malice

    SDC - Empire of Malice

    Over the past decade no team has dominated the Buggy scene like SDC, winning a record 8 years in a row on the men's side and 10 of the last 13 on the women's. Many see them as the "New York Yankees" of buggy, but it wasn't so long ago they were the underdogs fighting to take down a PiKA dynasty. We talk to SDC alumni from those teams that battled in 2008 and finally broke through with a course record in 2009, about what it took to make it to the top, and then contrast that with more recent alums who set course records in 2017 to see how the culture has grown to allow for such consistent excellence. We ask them how they deal with the pressure of so much success, what it's like being 'the bad guys' and how they see the future of buggy changing, or whether they will win indefinitely until the end of time.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Family Tradition

    Family Tradition

    This week we sit down with two multi-generational buggy families, the Clay's and the the Zapanta's. We talk about what it's like growing up in a buggy household, seeing your kid take up the sport you loved, how sharing that experience can strengthen family ties, as well as the heartbreaking sense of betrayal that comes from learning your daughter has decided to drive for PiKA.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Quantum Leap - The Birth of Spirit Buggy

    A Quantum Leap - The Birth of Spirit Buggy

    We're joined by 4 of the original members of the Spirit Buggy team, who share the incredible underdog story of how they went from a brand new buggy team, to four years later setting a course record that shocked campus and would last 20 years. They share the challenges of starting from nothing, making it up as they went along, and trying to enter a very established traditional sport as an African American interest group who was seeking to integrate more strongly with the campus at large. A can't miss episode this is not just a great buggy story, but a great sports story. Featuring Robert Bowie, Tom Felmley, Dave Sowers and Matt Wagner

    • 1 hr 58 min
    From a Prank to Platform - The story behind the BAA

    From a Prank to Platform - The story behind the BAA

    We sit down with current and past members of the BAA to hear how it evolved from a prank trying to poke at PiKA's proclivity to prevent photography, to a key platform documenting the history of the sport, to actively bringing us raceday enhancements like Jumbotrons, as well as current initiatives such as providing mentorship to new organizations. Sam Swift, Aiton Goldman, Michael Darcy and Ben Matzke are featured sharing their experiences and stories.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    We're all in this together- 2020 Senior Buggy Chairs

    We're all in this together- 2020 Senior Buggy Chairs

    The 5 Senior Buggy Chairs* joined us to reflect on the most unusual raceday 2020: they share stories of their preparations for the year, their reactions to the news of the cancellation and reflections on their time as a part of this sport. Oh and of course some fun arguments over still sore spots from recent racedays. It's amazing to hear the bonds built between these frenemies in confronting the raceday that wasn't

    • 1 hr 54 min

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Scaife Hall hay bale.

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Tom has all the knowledge!

Great opener... Tom hits many of the critical moments in buggy and how it survived. Best comment was that if you tried to start it today you wouldn’t get past legal. As a pusher( Spirit A-sting -1987), asst sweepstakes chair and sweepstakes chair who due to location hasn’t been to a race day in some time this was fun to listen to and remember!

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