Welcome to Ice Talk -- the show where we travel together throughout the skating season, sharing the highs and lows and all the stories in between.
Join host Tara Nichols and expert skating analyst Jackie Wong each week for news and notes from the latest competitions on the ice. Plus, hear directly from special guests throughout the season as we work our way towards Bejing 2022.
A Week of Wonder: 2022 World Championships Recap
Tara catches up with Jackie this week to breakdown all the excitement in France last week at the World Championships. So many moments, so little time! To round out this super-sized episode, Camden Pulkinen joins Tara to share his excitement about his own Worlds wins, including a free skate small medal!
France Welcomes the World: a World Championships Preview | Pt. 2
This week, Tara and Jackie take one last preview look at the World Championship events for the men and the ice dancers. Without the likes of Nathan Chen or Yuzuru Hanyu, who will skate into a World title? And for some, this is their last hoorah on competitive ice -- one final chance to share their competitive fire. What enduring memories are we about to watch be created?
France Welcomes the World: a World Championships Preview | Pt. 1
After a week away, Tara is back and joine once again by Jackie Wong to look ahead to the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships. The Women and the Pairs will kick off the competition... and the rosters look very different than those we saw just a month ago in Beijing. Who will step into the moment and earn a World title?
A Joy-filled Reflection on Beijing
This week, host Tara Nichols sits with Olympic medalist ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue to reflect on their journey to (and in) Beijing.
The Olympic Finale
This week, Tara Nichols is joined again by Jackie Wong to wrap up the Olympic Games - featuring the electric Pairs competition that acted as a stunning finale in Beijing.
A Stunning Week in Beijing
The Figure Skating world was rocked this past week with scandal, heartbreak, and hundreds of unanswered questions. Not quite the stuff athletes dream about finding in the headlines covering their Olympic experience. And yet, but the ice dancers and the women of this Olympic Games persisted and gave us heartfelt moments that will live on for all who watched.
This week on Ice Talk, Tara chats with Jackie who brings perspective on the doping scandal from Beijing, and both find moments to celebrate along the way.
Jackie is back!
Jackie Wong is the best, stopped listening when he wasn’t on but I’m back!
Jackie is great, but Tara, please try not to end every sentence as if it were a question.
Great show overall, but miss Jackie and Nick together
This show has evolved over the years, and I was a huge fan of Nick and Jackie’s partnership. They just had such great rapport with each other, and Nick had a really fun and easygoing demeanor in his interviews that often elicited interesting answers from guests. Mirai and Tara’s shows were a bit uneven, but had some great interviews and it was fun to hear some of Mirai’s stories with those guests. In the current incarnation, it’s great to have Jackie back, but Tara sometimes drives the pace a bit too fast and it can feel a bit frantic to listen to. I do really appreciate their analysis, interviews, and this podcast overall.