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.
Jessica Bendinger Interview
The screen writer of Bring It On and director of the hit gymnastics movie Stick It on scary NYC punk shows in the 1980's and of course legendary punk band, Bad Brains who get a nod in the movie. Pitching movies about women to a Hollywood system constipated by gender and structural bias. Why she started her Mob Queens podcast. Alternative to the Bechdel Test. Training at Muriel Grossfeld's gym with Marcia Fredrick and Don Peters. Needing more diversity in Stick It. PTSD and nervous breakdowns.
Four more Olympic spots have been clinched, including by Larisa Iordache (ROM)! We discuss her valiant triumph over kidney infection, her intent on giving us all heart attacks, her fast-forward award acceptance speech, and...maybe a little about the scoring.Nikita Nagornyy's (RUS)triple pike. That's all. And all the deets from American Classic with Sunisa Lee, Kara Eaker, Skye Blakely and Leanne Wong.
NCAA Championships Recap and Jamie Santos Esq explains the NCAA case before the Supreme Court
USAG says Jade can reject her nominative spot and go for a Team spot at Trials. We have questions. Deanna Hong is producing the Laurie Hernandez portion of a new docuseries called Golden.Michigan becomes the 7th team to win a national title! Cal almost got COVID'd out. Attorney Jaime Santos explains the implications of the NCAA case before the Supreme Court and our Euros preview and updates.
Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned)
What do you think of when you think of Soviet gymnastics? Dominance? Ballet? Caviar?
How the Soviet Union changed the game immediately upon attending the Olympics for the first time. Top 10 Soviet Gymnasts of All Time. Prof. O'Beirne's history of the cold war. Are wolf turns their fault? And why don't we spend more time talking about Maria Tyshko, Galina Urbanovich, and Maria Gorokhovskaya?. That time the Soviets lost, and the epic 1981 world championships cheating conspiracies.
2021 NCAA Championship Preview
We preview the action, with expectations for each teams and key gymnasts to watch. SEMIFINAL I: Florida, Michigan, Cal, Minnesota. The semifinal of gymternet darlings What does a victory look like for these teams? What should our expectations be for Michigan? SEMIFINAL II: Oklahoma, LSU, Utah, Alabama, The semifinal of teams that will outright murder you for a trophy. Was Utah's regionals victory over LSU foreshadowing or an aberration? Plus AA and Events preview.
Regionals Got Weird
Who advanced to nationals and who didn't
Is competing back-to-back(-to-back) days unfair to the athletes? We HAVE to talk about that beam judging.An injury apocalypse and vault balk-pocalypse .The Case of the Georgia Floor Lines. Evan Manivong's vaccine card vault
MORGAN HURD. She spoke at the Stop Asian Hate event in NYC. Volleman's new BB skill. Maggie Haney wrote a letter. It was...djkflaksdjflaksdjflk
A world medalist writes in about saluting rules.
best gymnastics podcast in the galaxy for a reason!
really fun to listen to them talk about gymnastics! i’m just getting into the sport and I appreciate the way they break things down and their commentary is so funny. I also have to say that Jessica’s laugh makes me laugh in the middle of whatever I’m doing while listening to the podcast, it’s great.
Mean and hypocritical
You make such a point to defend, protect, and applaud gymnasts which is so well deserved, HOWEVER I don’t understand how it’s okay to rip apart judges, who like the gymnasts are also humans, and call them “Carol’s”.
Coaches seem to slip by your grip too and they are historically the people in power that have caused so many issues.
Why you are so intent on making judges the villains I’m unsure. Many judges were also gymnasts and love the sport dearly.
You two are mean and hypocritical.
Many judges were gymnasts at one point and many love the sport as much as you claim to as well. I guess as soon as it goes from
Improved sound quality!
Fascinating insights and a fun, witty repartee.