This is a podcast dedicated to going deep — really, really deep — into Netflix's Tour de France docuseries Unchained. We’ll break down all eight episodes, each with a podcast episode of its own. We'll bring a 360-degree view of the Tour de France, with hosts who were at the actual race as reporters, and provide backstory and context beyond the show.
8. Road to Paris
On the final episode of this season of the Unchained Binge Podcast, we get a bit of the back of the race – the fast finishers trying to make the time cut in the mountains – plus the final fight for the yellow jersey and a sprinters' "world championships" on the Champs-Élysées. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7. Everything for the Podium
In episode 7, we see a lot of Marc Madiot. So much Marc Madiot. We also get a really close look at how old Geraint Thomas really is, as both Gaudu and Thomas battle for one spot on the Tour de France podium. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6. Plan B
On this episode of The Unchained Binge Podcast, we watch one of the world's best bike racers be inexplicably bad at bike racing, we learn that one of the world's best sprinters can't remember his shoes or, unfortunately, when there is still a breakaway up the road, and we debate whether there was any real drama inside Jumbo-Visma. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5. Breakneck speed
On episode 5, we return the focus to EF and to the Ineos Grenadiers. We get a lesson in descending from Tom Pidcock, we warm up to a rider in the twilight of his career, and we learn that Neilson Powless had a good breakfast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4. Attack, Counter Attack
Episode 4 offers an inside look at one of the most thrilling Tour stages in recent memory. We see Jumbo-Visma crafting a plan to take on Tadej Pogačar on some of the toughest terrain in the race, and then watch as the action unfolds on the journey from Albertville to the Col du Granon. Also, we discuss the different personalities in the Tour and the ways the show narrows those personalities down, for better or worse. Let's get into it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3. The Weight of a Nation
In today’s episode, we go to … France. Deep, deep into France. This is the Frenchest of episodes, focused on national hero Thibaut Pinot, eccentric manager Marc Madiot, and a lonely Australian badly in need of some real-life subtitles, Ben O’Connor. Let’s get into it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Great podcast to accompany the recent Netflix documentary. The insights and commentary are stronger than Jakobsen’s sprint.
The winningest podcast
Great fun and insight, would love to hear a ranking at the end of all the things left out.
A perfect compliment to the Netflix show.
I’ve consumed other “binge” podcasts and couldn’t be happier with what the Escape Collective delivered. It’s made my membership at escapecollective.cc even more worth it.
The podcasts offer hand experiences and an honest opinion on the production of the show. I’m excited to see what they have to offer next.