It’s the new 2023 Olympics.com podcast. We’re looking forward to getting to know you better and letting our listeners, our audiences get to know us better as well.
What’s new? Well your host, me. Tom. I’m so lucky to have worked at 13 Olympics, reporting, hosting, and doing live commentary. More importantly, I’ve done many, many podcasts over my career. I love this format. Extended time to develop the conversation, learn, and share Olympic hopes and dreams. The show will have great guests, the episodes will dig deep into the topic, the Olympics, Olympians, and sports. We’ll, of course, be truly global. Touching all 5 continents with our content.
We’ll pay close attention to all the key events, updating stories and backstories on and off the field of play. It’ll be an all-encompassing conversation and we will signpost you to some of our outstanding original feature programming across all our Olympics.com platforms.
So much to see, so much to enjoy. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired!
Paris 2024 Olympic skateboard qualification with Jagger Eaton
Olympic skateboarding bronze medalist Jagger Eaton joins Tom Kirkland on the Olympics.com podcast to talk through his pathway to the Paris 2024 Games and why he is hoping to still be around for LA 2028.
Christian Taylor: The triple jump king on his injury return
Two-time Olympic champion and four-time world champion Christian Taylor is making his comeback to triple jump after an Achilles rupture a year ago, ended his hopes of defending his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.
The American caught up with Ash Tulloch to discuss his journey back to competition and the challenges he faced along the way, including depression, doubt and questioning if he should continue in the sport at all.
Taylor shares why Kobe Bryant's Mamba mentality has helped him as he works towards the athletics world championships in Oregon and Paris 2024. Vulnerable, honest and inspiring. This is a meaningful and uplifting conversation you don't want to miss.
Duncan Scott on mindset, Tokyo Olympic success, FINA World Champs, and his swimming future
Olympic champion and 5-time Olympic silver medallist Duncan Scott is more than just Great Britain's most decorated Olympic swimmer.
The three-time world champion is also passionate about food, fun, and family.
Scott had been a hot favourite to add to his medal haul at this week's FINA World Championships in Budapest, but has had to withdraw after catching Covid three weeks ago.
Join host Ash Tulloch and swimming expert Andrew Binner as the Brit swim star chats about his mindset, passions away from the pool, his historic performance at Tokyo 2020 in 2021, and how he plans to continue his dominance in the sport. We also shed light on what other stories he's excited about at the world champs in Hungary from June 18.
Srikanth Kidambi on his love of film, Thomas Cup win, and badminton excellence
India's Srikanth Kidambi is this week’s Olympic Channel podcast guest who talks about captaining his team to historic victory in the Thomas Cup and how momentous it was for the country.
He shares his love of film with Ash Tulloch and explains who he would like to play him in a film about the Thomas Cup. The badminton star also reflects on missing out on Tokyo 2020 and discusses his ambitions for the Commonwealth Games and Paris 2024.
India's Srikanth Kidambi is this week’s Olympic Channel podcast guest. The badminton star talks about captaining his team to an historic victory in the 2022 Thomas Cup and how momentous it was for the country.
He tells host Ash Tulloch about his love of film and shares who he would like to play him in a movie about the recent men's team event success. The 29-year-old also reflects on missing the men's singles at the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, and discusses his ambitions for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympics.
Pau Gasol on NBA finals, Kobe Bryant and the Olympics
Paul Gasol is giant in stature and in mind.
For 18 years he played professional basketball in the NBA and for Spain’s national team. He retired in 2021 with two NBA championship rings and three Olympic medals to his name. He joins the Olympic Channel podcast to chat about life and all things basketball, including his thoughts on the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors, and Boston Celtics.
He tells Ash Tulloch how he continues to honour the legacy of his friend Kobe Bryant and what it means to be a girl dad now that he is a father himself. The retired Spanish star gives his take on the future of for his former team, the LA Lakers and discusses what we can expect from new coach Darvin Ham.
Pau also takes a trip down memory lane reflecting on his five Olympics and explains how the Games have had such a big impact on his life. Plus, find out which NBA franchises has he been working with this season.
Shawn Johnson East on gymnastics age limit, body image journey, and Angel City FC
Olympic gymnastics champion Shawn Johnson East takes us inside the life and mind of an entrepreneur, Olympic gold medallist, mother, and digital media mogul.
The Team USA star gets candid with Olympic Channel presenter Ash Tulloch about her feelings towards the age limit in gymnastics, keeping in mind that she was just 16 years old when she took home gold and three silvers from Beijing 2008 for the U.S.. Her thoughts may surprise you.
As well as her life as a gymnast, we discuss her body image journey, becoming a YouTube parenting sensation with her husband, NFL star Andrew East, plus being a co-owner of North American women’s football team Angel City FC, and how they plan to make a positive impact in women’s soccer and influence other sports, to "help every athlete in the world have a voice.’”
The Best Olympic podcast
The interviewer is excellent. He has a great rapport with all the athletes that he is interviewing. Also very few advertisements.
Great podcast for Olympics fans!
Wow! I’m so excited that this podcast exists! It offers great variety in terms of sports and they have amazing guests. Love it. Subscribed. Will listen every week.
Host needs help
The host, Eddie Knowles, is a painfully bad interviewer. I just cringed listening to his questions for Surya Bonaly. He needs more training, please. Or more money for experienced production staff to do research and write the questions for him.