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Episode #47: David Jenkins

MARCH 2011 An interview with David Jenkins, 1956 Olympic Bronze medalist, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist, 3-time World Champion and 4-time US National Champion. We discuss how he and his brother Hayes worked together, his loathing of figures, how a boxing promoter came to own the rights to his performance from CBS, and how he was…

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Episode #43: Barbara Ann Scott

NOVEMBER 2010 An interview with Canadian legend Barbara Ann Scott, 1948 Olympic Champion, 4-time Canadian Champion, World/European/North American Champion, and the classiest woman in the sport of figure skating. We discuss her career on and off the ice, her numerous experiences with Sonia Henie, and why her little dog Pierre was her most embarrassing moment…

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Episode #29: Slavka Kohout, Part 1

JULY 2009 An interview with elite coach Slavka Kohout Button, who ran the Wagon Wheel Skating Ice Palace in Illinois, and was coach to Janet Lynn. 54 minutes, 53 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On her most embarrassing skating moment: I can’t think of one exactly. Maybe when I…

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Episode #29: Slavka Kohout, Part 2

JULY 2009 An interview with elite coach Slavka Kohout Button, who ran the Wagon Wheel Skating Ice Palace in Illinois, and was coach to Janet Lynn. 20 minutes, 14 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On Dick Button’s influence on Lynn’s career: This was partially due to Doug Wilson, as…

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Episode #27: Charlie Tickner

MAY 2009 An interview with Charlie Tickner, 4-time US National Champion, World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist. 58 minutes, 30 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: I don’t remember what year it was, I was still competing so it had to be in the…

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Episode #25: Alexander Fadeev

MARCH 2009 An interview with Alexander Fadeev, 4-time European Champion, 1985 World Champion, God of figures, and now coach. 43 minutes, 14 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: One was the Olympics 1988 in which I didn’t skate well. The second, and I think…

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Episode #21: Chris Howarth

NOVEMBER 2008 An interview with Chris Howarth, 1980 Olympian, coach, and commentator for British Eurosport.39 minutes, 15 seconds. Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: Oh, my goodness, there was one terrible one. It makes me shudder just to think about it, actually. I was competing in…

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Episode #19: Ron Ludington

SEPTEMBER 2008 An interview with elite coach Ron Ludington, himself an Olympic medalist, coach of too many incredible skaters to mention, and head of Delaware’s incredible skating program. 56 minutes, 13 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: Oh, I don’t think I have any…

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