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SANDCAST is the leading podcast for beach volleyball and stories in the volleyball world. Hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter take listeners into the world of the AVP, Volleyball World, Olympic Games, and any other professional volleyball outlets, digging deep into the lives of the players both on and off the court as well as all of the top influencers in the game.

SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter Travis Mewhirter

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    • 4.9 • 182 Ratings

SANDCAST is the leading podcast for beach volleyball and stories in the volleyball world. Hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter take listeners into the world of the AVP, Volleyball World, Olympic Games, and any other professional volleyball outlets, digging deep into the lives of the players both on and off the court as well as all of the top influencers in the game.

    George Wanderley: Brazil's Top Defender in Search of an Olympic Podium

    George Wanderley: Brazil's Top Defender in Search of an Olympic Podium

    This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features George Wanderley, one of the best defenders in the world who will be competing in his first Olympic Games later this summer with Andre Loyola. George is the owner of two youth World Championships with Arthur Mariano, a World Championship bronze medal, and five medals in the 2024 season alone, tied for most in the world with Sweden’s David Ahman and Jonatan Hellvig. Such a fun chat with George on his balcony in Gstaad, in which we cover:
    What it was like growing up around Ricardo Santos, Emanuel Rego, Alison Cerruti, Bruno Schmidt, and the other legends of the game
    Why he wishes more young talent hit World Tour earlier, as he did when he was just a teenager
    How he and Andre Loyola maximize their play on the court by being best friends (and literal best men) off of it
    His prime mental state prior to a match
    And so, so much more. Absolute blast with George!
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Savvy Simo: Putting mental health at the forefront of professional sports

    Savvy Simo: Putting mental health at the forefront of professional sports

    This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter features Savvy Simo. Long one of our co-hosts, Savvy is also a rising talent on the AVP Tour and the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour. And she's thriving in spite of going through regular panic attacks that, in her words, make her "feel like I'm going to die." Including on the court at the recent Stare Jablonki Challenge, where she didn't sleep and had a panic attack in the middle of a match. Incredible vulnerability from Sav on this one, on which we chat about:
    Why she feels like she’s playing her best beach volleyball this season
    Her history of panic attacks, and how she felt as if she “was going to die” at the Stare Jablonki Challenge
    Why she now views her perpetual anxiety as a superpower
    How she has managed her anxiety and panic attacks up to this point
    And so, so much more. Really, really good episode with Sav.
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Mark Paaluhi, and the revival of professional beach volleyball in Hermosa Beach

    Mark Paaluhi, and the revival of professional beach volleyball in Hermosa Beach

    This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Mark Paaluhi, the man who is currently keeping professional beach volleyball alive in Hermosa Beach. How? By running a city-held Hermosa Beach Open. When the city and the AVP couldn’t come to terms on an event in 2024, Paaluhi stepped up and has since taken the reins. The 2024 Hermosa Beach Open will be held September 4-7 in Hermosa Beach, California. There will be a qualifier on September 4, while the main draw will be held on the 5, 6, and 7. Volleyball TV will be streaming the event. For more information and how to support, go to https://hermosa-open.com/
    We chat all about that, as well as:
    Why Paaluhi decided to take on the monster task of putting on a major tournament
    How popcorn was his ultimate lightbulb moment
    What Hermosa Beach means to the beach volleyball community
    Why it will be an old school feel to this tournament, and why Paaluhi thinks that’s the way of the sport moving forward
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Book your spot in Root and Fruit Nutrition's new Genomic Edge Program! Just 30 spots remain in a must-have competitive edge!
    Looking for the cleanest supplements in the business? Momentous has you covered. Use SANDCAST15 for 15 percent off. 
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ben O'Dea, Brad Fuller: Putting New Zealand Volleyball Back on the Map

    Ben O'Dea, Brad Fuller: Putting New Zealand Volleyball Back on the Map

    This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Ben O’Dea and Brad Fuller. They’re New Zealand’s top beach volleyball team, and will be competing in China this weekend for one last shot at an Olympic berth through the Asian Continental Cup. The O’Dea name has been synonymous with New Zealand beach volleyball for years, as Ben and his brother, Sam, were essentially the only ones doing it full-time. But with the return of Jason Lochhead, the federation pumped in more funding, and has been on a steady improvement ever since. We chat all about that, as well as:
    Why O’Dea and Fuller feel like they’re on the precipice of a major breakthrough
    Why both Fuller and O’Dea didn’t want to retire before partnering with the other one
    What an Olympic bid would mean to the New Zealand beach volleyball federation
    Why Jason Lochhead’s return was such a big deal
    And, as always, much, much more.
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Book your spot in Root and Fruit Nutrition's new Genomic Edge Program! Just 30 spots remain in a must-have competitive edge!
    Looking for the cleanest supplements in the business? Momentous has you covered. Use SANDCAST15 for 15 percent off. 
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Road to Paris: France Goes CLUTCH Mode in Continental Cup, and the Netherlands Gets "Bizarre"

    Road to Paris: France Goes CLUTCH Mode in Continental Cup, and the Netherlands Gets "Bizarre"

    On this episode of the Road to Paris, Travis Mewhirter breaks down the European Continental Cup -- a fancy way of saying Olympic trial -- where France's Arnaud Gauthier-Rat and Teo Rotar, and Julien Lyneel and Remi Bassereau went absolute clutch mode and clinched a second Olympic spot for the French men.
    Meanwhile, four young Dutch women, Brecht Piersma and Wies Bekhuis, and Kirsten Broring and Emi van Driel, won the bid for the women...or so you might think. But a weird rule in the Netherlands has muddied things up a bit, and Mewhirter explains what in the world is happening (as best he can).
    Thanks as always to Producers 1 and 2, for you, the viewers. Happy Father's Day all!
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Book your spot in Root and Fruit Nutrition's new Genomic Edge Program! Just 30 spots remain in a must-have competitive edge!
    Looking for the cleanest supplements in the business? Momentous has you covered. Use SANDCAST15 for 15 percent off. 
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 15 min
    April Ross, Alix Klineman, and the Last Dance of the A-Team

    April Ross, Alix Klineman, and the Last Dance of the A-Team

    This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features April Ross and Alix Klineman, one of the most successful teams in the world of the past five years and, of course, the gold medalists of the Tokyo Olympic Games. After winning gold in Tokyo, both began seeking the next major chapter of their lives: motherhood. Now, with a pair of sons in tow, they are back on the beach for one final AVP season together. On this episode, we chat about:
    The insane work ethic required to pursue Olympic quad after Olympic quad after Olympic quad as Ross did for these past 20 years
    How vastly different their preparation for matches and tournaments is now that they’re both moms
    How becoming a mother has impacted their view of and role in the sport
    Why they’re still playing, and still as competitive as ever
    And so much more. Such a fun chat with April and Alix – the A Plus Team.
    SHOOTS!
    ***
    Book your spot in Root and Fruit Nutrition's new Genomic Edge Program! Just 30 spots remain in a must-have competitive edge!
    Looking for the cleanest supplements in the business? Momentous has you covered. Use SANDCAST15 for 15 percent off. 
    Want to get better at beach volleyball? Use our discount code, SANDCAST, and get 10 percent off all Better at Beach products! 
    Get 20 PERCENT off all Wilson products with our code, SANDCAST-20. https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball
    We are FIRED UP to announce that we've signed on for another year with Athletic Greens! Get a FREE year's supply of Vitamin D by purchasing with that link. 
    We have a new book! Playbook of Champions: The habits, routines, and stories of Olympians, Champions, and world-class athletes. If you listen to the show – which, if you’re reading this, then you are – then this is the perfect book for you, as it is a distillation of the best golden nuggets from our first five years of the podcast. Check it out on Amazon!
    We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastmerch.com/
    If you want to receive our SANDCAST weekly newsletter, the Beach Volleyball Digest, which dishes all the biggest news in beach volleyball in one quick newsletter, head over to our website and subscribe! We'd love to have ya! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/
    Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB
     

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
182 Ratings

182 Ratings

nshehdhehhe ,

Great podcast

Great podcast, keep them coming

heudihr ,

Best Podcast!

This is by far the best podcast to get volleyball news. Travis and Tri are so knowledgeable and fun to listen to. This is not just a sports journalist telling news about the sport…they live it. Keep up the great work!!! Shoots!!!

Kristin735 ,

Would give 6 stars if they could fix the sound.

Content is awesome and I listen to all episodes. I listen in the car and unfortunately the volume swings from too low to to high. The opening music is always much louder than the last thing I was listening to. I immediately turn it down, then I can't hear the dialogue. Tri's voice is often far to quiet. I have to turn the sound up and down constantly. Sometimes I just give up and delete the episode.

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