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Episode #73: Dick Button, Part 1

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 medalist invented many of the jumps and spins we see today, and he invented figure skating commentary. He’s a skater, producer, commentator, actor, truth-seeker, hall-of-famer, stirrer-upper,…

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Episode #64: Phil Hersh

APRIL 2013 An interview with Phil Hersh, an award-winning journalist who since 1987 has been the Olympic sports writer for the Chicago Tribune and the Tribune Company. He’s covered the sport of figure skating through 10 Olympics (Sochi 2014 is #10), 28 US Championships, and 16 World Championships. We spoke about his opinions on some…

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Ode to Dick Button

T’was my 5th anniversary, when leaving the rink My muscles were aching. I needed a drink. My spandex was hung by the chimney with care Dreams of an interview with Saint Dick in the air. A legend of skating, the best of the best! This interview would put my skills to the test. Preceded by…

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Episode #53: 2012 US Nationals

JANUARY 2012 Live from the 2012 US Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, California. In addition to capturing some sounds and flavors of the event. There are clips from both the Friday night and the Saturday on-ice event, with remarks from Brian Boitano, Pat St. Peter, and Dr. Lawrence Mondschein. There are interviews with: Rockne Brubaker,…

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Episode #14: Frank Carroll

APRIL 2008 An interview with Frank Carroll, world class coach of many fantastic skaters, including Michelle Kwan, Linda Fratianne, Evan Lysacek and Christopher Bowman. 1 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds. [display_podcast] Thanks to Fiona Mcquarrie for transcribing these interview highlights: On his most embarrassing skating moment: I was appearing on television when I was in…

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