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Current Blind Sports Podcasts
TitlePodcast DescriptionAuthor/ReaderDuration
DeafBlind Adventurer Bill BarkeleyHe's Climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, was the first DeafBlind person to run the Boston Marathon, and just hiked 500 miles from France to Spain...Mike Lloyd00:43:04
Skateboarding with Daniel MancinaDaniel's determination and passion for this sport has allowed him to adapt and master methods and skills that give him...Mike Lloyd00:27:22
Breaking Marathon RecordsA chat with vision impaired runner Chaz Davis. He was not only the first vision impaired finisher, he set a new record...Mike Lloyd00:29:02
Paralympic Gold for David BrownWe chat with the blind sprinter as he returns from the Rio Paralympics, where he ran with his guides Jerome Avery and Mason Rhodes.Mike Lloyd00:31:35
Ultra-Runner Rhonda-Marie AveryThis vision impaired lady has taken on some amazing challenges including running Canada's 885km Bruce Trail in 20 days...Mike Lloyd00:41:23
Paralympic Sprinter David BrownWe chat with blind sprinter David Brown as he prepares for the Rio Paralympic Games, where he will run with his guides...Mike Lloyd00:37:30
Paralympic Track and FieldBlind track & field Paralympian Lex Gillette prepares for Rio. He's a track sprinter & triple & long jumper.Mike Lloyd00:44:11
Paratriathlon with Amy DixonTriathlon is challenging: to do well, you need to love the focus and commitment it demands. Amy Dixon on how it's done.Mike Lloyd00:49:49
Pioneer IronmanWe chat with blind triathlete Gillian Walker from New Zealand. He has completed 17 full Ironman triathlons...Mike Lloyd00:41:46
Blind is a result of Mel Scott's desire to find accessible fitness programs that can be done in the comfort of your own home.Mike Lloyd00:41:58
The AdventurerWe chat with Blind Adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber. He has lived his dreams: Ultra-marathons, mountain climbing...Mike Lloyd01:00:51
Mixed Martial ArtsDavid Kuttnauer (Blind Fury) discusses his experiences with Mixed Martial Arts. How it can benefit blind and Vision ImpairedMike Lloyd00:40:34
The Blind Stokers ClubWhen was the last time that you rode a bike? Can you remember how great that felt?Mike Lloyd00:39:52
Sport, Fitness and the Apple WatchSo is the Apple Watch just an expensive gimmicky fashion accessory? Or could it actually help me?Mike Lloyd00:38:08
Adapt and Run with Simon WheatcroftBlind people running the streets unassisted? Well Yes! Blind runner Simon Wheatcroft is doing just thatMike Lloyd00:52:31
Adventure RunningRunning as a blind person can be an adventure, but Daniel Berlin from Colorado makes sure that it is...Mike Lloyd00:43:51
World's Fastest Blind MotorCyclistCan you imagine riding a motorbike without sight? What about attempting a world record speed challenge?Mike Lloyd00:49:21
Volunteers and SportVolunteers providing sighted assistance can make such a huge difference in how blind and vision impaired people approach their chosen sportMike Lloyd00:48:17
Echo Location and Blind SportDaniel Kish tells us how he mastered the skill of Echo Location to interpret his surrounding environment...Mike Lloyd00:49:00
My 2015 New York MarathonI share my experience participating in my seventh New York Marathon... Wow! What an amazing adventure!Mike Lloyd00:47:30
Blind RowingVictoria Nolan introduces the amazing experience of powering your boat towards the finish line of a rowing race.Mike Lloyd00:32:43
Blind SurfingHow cool would it be to be waiting to capture that big wave? Then to ride it towards the beach. Well, Larry Graff lives the dreamMike Lloyd00:29:56
Blind KarateJoshua Loya talks about the methods required to learn Karate without sight and outlines why this is a great sport...Mike Lloyd00:46:57
Blind SailingYou don't need sight to sail a yacht. Feel the breeze, listen to what the boat is doing and ride the waves. What could be better?Mike Lloyd00:48:15
Blind CrossfitCrossfit: the sport of fitness has gone worldwide. Blind Crossfit trainer Bettina Dolinsek tells how it's done.Mike Lloyd00:38:44
Blind UltramarathonIs running a Marathon getting too easy? How about running an Ultramarathon? Jason Romero shows how to do itMike Lloyd00:44:16
Blind Caving with Graham OwenDo you enjoy feeling your way through dark, obstacle filled places? If you don't get enough as a blind person, then you could go cavingMike Lloyd00:45:52
Ride Blind Racing with Bobby McMullenThis blind guy rides his own mountain bike? Yeah, that's right. Let's find out how that works...Mike Lloyd00:46:02
Steve Baskis InterviewHe's an Army Vet blinded in Iraq, active in running, triathlon, skiing, kayaking, biathlon, ...Mike Lloyd00:47:35
Blind Fishing with Lawrence GuntherLet's learn about Adaptive Technology, Orientation, Mobility and Daily living skills for fishing...Mike Lloyd00:51:36
Blind Dave HeeleyDave talks of his epic endurance experiences, his vision loss, and his sporting accomplishmentsMike Lloyd00:51:14
Nude Rugby with Julie WoodsI chat with Julie Woods of New Zealand, a blind referee at the Nude Touch Rugby.Mike Lloyd00:36:43
60 Minute Audio TimerAn easy-to-use 60 minute audio timer can assist you with your workouts or training sessions.Mike Lloyd01:00:41
Sport & Your Job OpportunitiesDr Karen Wolffe on how being involved with sport can have many advantages in seeking & keeping a jobMike Lloyd00:30:54
Blind Ice HockeyGary Steeves discusses this sport which has existed in Canada for over 40 years...Mike Lloyd00:35:13
Blind SoccerHow do blind people play Football? Yes, we are talking about Soccer, the round ball game.Mike Lloyd00:50:41
Blind GolfJeremy Poincenot, 4-time U.S. National Blind Golf Champ & Ty Thompson, 3-time Champ on their favorite sportMike Lloyd00:55:27
Living the dreamHein Wagner helps blind people by raising funds for adaptive technology from adventure sportsMike Lloyd00:57:04
Mike May InterviewMike is a business exec, skier and sports enthusiast who was blinded by a chemical explosion at age 3.Mike Lloyd00:53:02
Blind Water SkiingWe talk with Janet Gray from Northern Ireland to find out how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy water skiingMike Lloyd00:50:07
Marathon SwimmingAustralian James Pittar tells how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy the sport of long distance swimmingMike Lloyd00:43:30
Blind Lawn BowlsNew Zealanders David Monk and Kevin Smith show how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy the sport of Lawn BowlsMike Lloyd00:42:06
Gym TipsBill Kociaba discusses how blind and vision impaired people can successfully workout at their local or home gymMike Lloyd00:43:58
Blind TennisBrit Alan Whetherly tells how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy the sport of Tennis.Mike Lloyd00:39:34
Blind Scuba DivingJim Elliott of Diveheart tells how blind and vision impaired people can enjoy the sport of scuba diving.Mike Lloyd00:44:52
Beep KickballJudy Byrd of the Beep Kickball Association tells how this game is played and why it's so popular.Mike Lloyd00:36:26
Deep Water RunningKiri Price from the Millennium Institute Of Sport in Auckland New Zealand tells us about Deep Water RunningMike Lloyd00:32:45
Swish (Blind Table Tennis)Aussie David Truong discusses this modified version of Table Tennis designed for the blind and vision impairedMike Lloyd00:29:08
The First Blind MarathonerJohn Stratford from New Zealand talks of being the world's first blind person to run a marathon in 1965.Mike Lloyd00:45:21
Jaina's JourneyJaina Mistry tells of her journey from losing her vision to regaining her independence and ... fitness.Mike Lloyd00:27:17
Mud RunMike Malarsie discusses the Tough Mudder, an adventure type, obstacle filled mud run.Mike Lloyd00:37:01
SkydivingWe do a tandem skydive with Skydive Auckland: Pre-jump briefing, flight to 13,000 feet, free-fall and glideMike Lloyd00:26:02
Tenpin BowlingHazel Hockley of the Victorian Vision Impaired Tenpin Bowling Association tells how the sport works with limited or no sightMike Lloyd00:50:55
The Fitness ChallengeJim Debus discusses the 2014 USABA/WellPoint Foundation National Fitness Challenge.Mike Lloyd00:46:19
Blind SupportRichard Hunter talks about his experiences as a vision impaired runner and triathlete...Mike Lloyd00:48:13
Epic Blind ChallengesAlan Lock talks of epic challenges like a 151 mile run in the Sahara, rowing across the Atlantic and skiing to the South PoleMike Lloyd00:59:54
TreadmillsMike answers popular questions about buying, setting up and using a treadmill as a blind person.Mike Lloyd00:54:13
Extreme SportsDean Dunbar tells of his experiences participating in a wide range of extreme sports: WingWalking, Aquasailing, etc.Mike Lloyd00:57:07
Beep BaseballDarnell Booker fills us in on Beep Baseball, what it is, how it's played and why it's such a great blind sportMike Lloyd00:47:45
Blind Sport EncyclopediaAndrew Leibs discusses his book, the Encyclopedia of Sports - Recreation for People with Visual ImpairmentsMike Lloyd00:54:10
Blind FishingLawrence Gunther, a blind fisherman from Canada explains how blind people can enjoy the sport of Fishing.Mike Lloyd01:00:47
60 Minute Timer1This audio recording runs for 60 minutes, plays a bell sound each minute and announces elapsed time every 5 minutesMike Lloyd01:00:33
Blind ArcheryDavid Poyner outlines how blind people can participate in and enjoy the sport of Archery.Mike Lloyd00:51:10
Murray Deaker and the Marathon follow-upMike interviews New Zealand radio and TV sports presenter Murray Deaker and 2 more marathon participantsMike Lloyd00:57:40
2013 New York City MarathonMike shares the New York City Marathon experience travelling as part of the Achilles International New Zealand teamMike Lloyd01:02:24
Event PreparationHelpful hints and tips for preparing to participate in distance walking or running events like half and full marathonsMike Lloyd00:59:35
Running Blind (Part 2)Paralympic champion and author of the book Running Blind Rob Matthews tells of his life as a blind runner.Mike Lloyd00:47:41
Running Blind (Part 1)Hints and tips for Blind Running. For both Guide Runners and Blind and Low Vision runners.Mike Lloyd00:50:44
Taekwondo and Tennis CommentaryWe catch up with Joss and hear about her becoming a Taekwondo black belt, interview Matt Brown about his ...Mike Lloyd00:50:00
Wrestling and SwimmingWe catch up with Clinton Davies as he prepares to compete at the Wrestling World Champs in Budapest Hungary...Mike Lloyd00:53:40
The IntroductionWelcome to episode one: An overview of the Podcast, prep for the New York City Marathon in November...Mike Lloyd01:03:41

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