The Manleywoman SkateCast

The Podcast for Figure Skating Fans

Long overdue . . . a new site!

I’m pathetic. It’s true. I work at a web design and development agency. I’ve worked with some of the best designers and developers building some of the most amazing...

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Why I need to take a break

In March 2007, I posted my first podcast. It was an interview with Kurt Browning. In April 2006 I was working a mind-numbing job. iTunes was brand new (hard...

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Episode #82: Parker Pennington

November 2014 An interview with Parker Pennington. He won four US national titles (Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, and Junior titles), is now a coach and choreographer, and the creator of SkateDanceDream....

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Episode #81: Tamara Moskvina

October 2014An interview with Tamara Moskvina, one of the most legendary coaches of all time in figure skating. She was a 5-time Soviet Champion in Singles, and 2-time Soviet Champion...

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Episode #80: Renee Roca

September 2014An interview with Renee Roca. Roca was a three-time US National Champion in Ice Dance with different partners: she won the 1986 title with Donald Adair, and the 1993...

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Episode #79: Brian Orser

August 2014An interview with Brian Orser. This Canadian phenomenon was the Men’s Canadian Champion from 1981 to 1988, was the 1987 World Champion, and the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Silver...

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Episode #78: Tom Zakrajsek

July 2014 An interview with Tom Zakrajsek. Tom competed in Men’s Singles and Pairs, then became a judge. But he’s made the biggest impact as a coach. Known for his...

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Book Review: “Lake Placid Figure Skating: A History: by Christie Sausa

Author Christie Sausa has compiled a nice history of skating in Lake Placid, and all the forces that shaped the area that is now considered one of the best,...

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Episode #77: Cecily Morrow

June 2014An interview with Cecily Morrow. She’s a coach and former student of some of the best coaches out there (Carlo Fassi, Gustave Lussi, and Natalia Dubova). But her main...

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Episode #76: Ryan Bradley

May 2014 An interview with Ryan Bradley, the 2011 US Figure Skating Champion, 3 time Collegiate Champion, coach and one of the favorites on the show circuit for his charisma...

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Episode #75: Sjoukje Dijkstra

April 2014 An interview with Sjoukje Dijkstra, the 1964 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles, the 1960 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World champion (1962–1964), five-time European champion (1960–1964), and the six-time Dutch national champion (1959–1964). We talked about...

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Episode #74: Silvia Fontana

March 2014 An interview with Silvia Fontana, 5-time Italian Champion, 2-time Winter Olympian (for the 2002 Salt Lake City games and the 2006 Torino Games), show skater, coach, reality...

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Episode #73: Dick Button

February 2014 An interview with the legendary Dick Button. What hasn’t he done? He’s practically the father of our sport (if Jackson Haines were Grandfather). The two-time Olympic Gold...

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Interview with TSN 1050 Toronto

I was asked to be a figure skating expert on John Letherby’s show on TSN 1050 Radio Toronto. Listen to my preview of the Olympic Pairs Free Skate.

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Episode #72: 2014 US Nationals

January 2014 A compilation of short, live, off-the-cuff interviews with whomever I encountered at the 2014 United States Figure Skating Championships in Boston, MA. Interviews include choreographer and coach...

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