Pushing boundaries and empowering women along the way. The On Her Turf podcast highlights amazing women- and their male allies- who are champions on and off the field and who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones and MJ Acosta-Ruiz will host the first NBC Olympics show dedicated to covering women’s sports at the Games. Katie Ledecky, Allyson Felix, Alex Morgan, April Ross, and Alix Klineman will be among athletes featured.
We’re Back! | On Her Turf Teaser
MJ Acosta-Ruiz and Lindsay Czarniak reunite for this special “teaser” episode of On Her Turf and look ahead to the 2022 Winter Olympics, which begin February 3rd. This season, expect interviews with your favorite athletes, the latest in women’s sports, and in-depth dives on some of the challenges women in the sports still face today.
The Final Lap | On Her Turf at the Olympics Episode 15
On this special “best of” episode of On Her Turf, we are taking a look back at several great conversations from our two weeks at these Games, including a visit from swimmer Simone Manuel as well as a roundtable discussion from week one with Monica McNutt, MJ Acosta-Ruiz and Olympic gold medalist Michelle Carter about the pressures Black women face both in and out of sport. And we’ll revisit our time with 10-year-old WNBA reporter Pepper Persley.
Performance on Periods | On Her Turf at the Olympics Episode 15
Lindsay Czarniak and Lolo Jones interview Dr. Natalie Brown, a British researcher who specializes in the study of how menstrual cycles affect performance. Together they learn about how women's hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle affect their nutrition and other aspects of their training.
Later they are joined by Paralympic Swimmer Mallory Weggemann and 3-time Paralympic Volleyball player turned NBC analyst Kari Miller-Ortiz for a roundtable discussion to preview the Paralympics. Mallory and Kari talk about overcoming the barriers facing women athletes in Paralympic events, and remind listeners that "we are one Team USA."
It Takes a Village | On Her Turf at the Olympics Episode 14
Lindsay Czarniak and Lolo Jones interview 3-time Olympian Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson on her journey returning to Volleyball as a mother. Foluke talks about the strength of teammates and family, and their roles in recovery and pushing forward to win gold.
Later, they are joined by U.S. Beach Volleyball players Alix Klineman and April Ross for a conversation on their recently won Gold Medal. Klineman and Ross discuss the inception of their team, and the perseverance it took to get to Tokyo.
Even the Playing Field | On Her Turf at the Olympics Episode 13
Lindsay Czarniak and Lolo Jones interview 19-year-old canoe sprint gold medalist Nevin Harrison after becoming the first American woman to win gold in any canoe or kayak event. Nevin speaks about the pressures that face young athletes and the excitement that comes with a newer Olympic sport.
Then, On Her Turf is joined by LSU gymnast/TikTok influencer Olivia Dunne & NBC Olympics basketball analyst Monica McNutt for an interesting discussion on the recent change in NCAA names, images and likeness (NIL) rules. The group discusses and how these new rules impact female athletes and what the future holds for amateur athletes.
Ask For More | On Her Turf at the Olympics Episode 12
Lindsay Czarniak and Lolo Jones interview 400m hurdles gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin about her world record performance in Tokyo.
Later, We then hear from Paralympic sprinter Hunter Woodhall & Olympic long jumper Tara Davis on how they believe fun helps performance.
Finally, On Her Turf is joined by Seattle Storm head coach Noelle Quinn and former Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw for a roundtable discussion on the lack of representation for women coaches in women's sports.
The facilitators keep the topics and show moving and seem to truly connect with the guests. I’m not an athlete but I found this 0
podcast because my favorite thing about the Olympics is watching the strong women and becoming inspired. This show is the icing on that cake. I wish I didn’t have to wait until the next games to hear more of this!