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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.

    Back From Worlds

    Back From Worlds

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    Headline News Since we've been gone...
    Suni Lee announced her impending returning to elite, Sydney Barros registered a nationality switch, and there are big big changes to the US men's resident program in Colorado Springs. Meet News The post-worlds period brought an opportunity for gymnasts to earn some actual money in Switzerland with the Swiss Cup and Arthur Gander Memorial.
    We discuss the weird-but-kind-of-awesome format of these meets, the US team of Yul Moldauer and Addison Fatta just edging the Italian team of Nicola Bartolini and Martina Maggio for the Swiss Cup title, Spencer's hyper-interest in the strategy of which events everyone should compete when, and the floor routine that earned Jessica's seal of approval. How does the prize money for these meets compare to the...actual world championship? Plus... News on constant vigilance, bribery, NCAA coach movement, being resilient AF, and most importantly...the Paris Olympic mascot. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD
    Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Interview with Beam World Champion Watanabe Hazuki (JPN) Interview with AA World Champion Rebeca Andrade (BRA)  Wei Xiaoyuan (CHN) - Uneven Bars World Champion 2022 Interview with Team World Champions USA The Flight Series: Shilese Jones  The Gymnast Who Kneeled: UC Davis Alexis Brown Interview Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Recap 10th Anniversary Reunion Show

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The History of Olympic Trials Controversies

    The History of Olympic Trials Controversies

    OLYMPIC TRIALS CONTROVERSIES This week, we have a commission from Club Gym Nerd member Jasmine, who asked for an episode on the history of US Olympic Trials—how teams were selected and all the major scandals. And there have been plenty. 1980 - Olympic boycott hypocrisy and what happens when gymnasts tie for the last spot? (Or have alligators?) 1984 - The case of Dianne Durham and the Olympic petition 1988 - The Perils of Rank Order: The Early Years 1992 - The back-room meeting that kept Kim Kelly off the Olympic team 1996 - Only controversial if you're a Forster? 2000 - Atler. Nuff said. The Martha Years - Were teams really chosen months in advance? Plus, we make our proposals for an ideal Olympic team selection process for the United States   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. RELATED EPISODES Vanessa Atler Jamie Datzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap

    • 1 hr 45 min
    The 2000 Olympic Trials

    The 2000 Olympic Trials

    2000 Olympic Trials This week, we have a group commission from Brianna, Stephanie, Atwood, Laura, Karla, and Emma, all about [deep breath] the collective nightmare that was the 2000 Olympic Trials. We discuss:
    The breaking news that there actually was official selection criteria, and it was technically followed. The significance of 2000 Trials as the worst thing that has ever happened ever, the controversy of the selection process, the low point this represented in athlete-first commentary, and just...the Bela of it all Shannon's comeback What if Atler had been able to compete on the "new" vault? The way the commentators talk about Alyssa Beckerman The infamous Rybacki fluff piece DLO + Punch front Shannon's vault injury BEIGE DRAPES Steve Nunno's performance piece The Moceanu sadness forest Why they selected the team they did, and was it the right call?   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Exercise Machine Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Crying at Disneyland Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES The History of Olympic Trials Controversies Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Part 2 Vanessa Atler Jamie Dantzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap  

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Worlds Recap

    Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Worlds Recap

    Liverpool World Championships 2022 Event Finals & Mega Worlds Recap We'll discuss both days of event finals, the breaking (?) of the white leo curse and our favorite and least favorite moments of this World Championships.LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE 
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    World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Men's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Liverpool World Championships Men's AA Final

    Liverpool World Championships Men's AA Final

    Liverpool World Championships 2022 Men's All-Around Final Carlos Yulo invented a new skill on vault while Asher Hong did a no-handed giant on high bar. All the details and we answer your questions about women's all around final.
    LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live.
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    World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE

    • 22 min
    Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final

    Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final

    Liverpool World Championships 2022 Women's All-Around Final Rebeca Andrade (BRA) is finally the world all-around champion! Shilese Jones (USA) and her arabian won silver and for the first time ever, a British gymnast is on the all-around podium, Jessica Gadirova.
    LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live.
    LIVERPOOL LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW JOIN CLUB GYM NERD
    World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

JoanP2325 ,

Pro-life advertisement

Jessica cries about roe v wade being overturned, but can’t regulate her own show to not begin with a pro life ad from Grand Rapids right to life pro life group - you can choose advertising topics no?

mpop2627 ,

Humor and relevant

The gold standard for gymnastics news podcasts.

stardustalix ,

Racism and other issues

I stopped listening after the “joke” title of this year’s winter cup - they called it the “Russian bunker edition” which was completely insensitive in light of the recent invasion of Ukraine. Spencer issued an “apology” and supposedly corrected it but it’s still title the same here. Others have raised issues including racism with them that have gone ignored. One example is in talking about Shang Chunsong’s small frame being due to malnourishment, Jessica said it was because she only ate rice and then laughed it off as being an Asian joke that didn’t land well (in episode 40, I believe). So basically it was okay because it was a racist joke? While this is an older episode, Jessica in particular has demonstrated this kind of behavior repeatedly to this day.

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