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Inside the Wires | Platform Tennis and Paddle podcast

Inside the Wires | Platform Tennis and Paddle podcast

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Inside the Wires is a podcast talking about anything having to do with Platform Tennis (paddle) or... pretty much anything else.
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S2 E29 Detroit Platform Tennis Instagram, Mr. X
We are trying something new, it's summer so we hope you'll bear with us. Wanting to keep his anonymity, we have Mr. X who runs the Detroit Platform Tennis Instagram account joining us in all his (and our) voice garbled greatness. Hope you enjoy this summer paddle infusion.
June 7, 2021
S2 E28 A season wrap up with the voices of the livesteaming, Brad(ford) Easterbrook & Mark (the shark) Innes
A great year end wrap up show featuring Ben, Blake, Brad Easterbrook and Mark Innes. We review some of the best matches of the year, the most improved players, best teams and more in a fun conversation with 2 people who watched (and talked about) a lot of paddle this season!
April 20, 2021
S2 E27 The Champions Edition 2021
We're joined by the recently crowned (re-crowned) National Chamions, Johan (the Lion) DuRandt, Stephen Mitchell and Florentina Hanisch and Ana Marija Zubori to talk about the season and the championships in the rain.
April 16, 2021
S2 E26 The final episode before Nationals! We're joined by some of the greats.
In our final episode before 2021 Nationals, we talk with Drew Broderick, Jared Palmer, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell. We are looking forward to a great championship weekend of paddle.
April 6, 2021
S2 E25 Countdown to Nationals with Randy Lofgren and Jess Guyaux
As we prep for Nationals, we talk with 2 players always in the running for the finals at tournaments, Jess Guyaux from Pittsburgh and Randy Lofgren from Charlotte.
March 31, 2021
S2 E24 Loaded with guests! Legends Steve Baird & Hank Irvine (13 national titles combined), APTA CEO Amin Khadduri & Jody Herzog from Fuzion
Amazing episode! Steve Baird with 9 men's National titles, and Hank Irvine with 4 of his own, have a chat as Noah and Ben tear up the script and just listen to stories of Wimbledon, Rod Laver, paddle matches broadcast on NBC, a tour with $10k of prize money (in the 70's) and much more. You don't want to miss this. In the second segment, we're joined by APTA CEO Amin Khadduri and Jody Herzog from Fuzion who talk about how planning has changed for Nationals this year, and Jody answers the often asked question, how many 1/4 zips is enough?
March 23, 2021
S2 E23 Countdown to Nationals - top player Max LiPevert & court builder David Dodge from Total Platform Tennis
As we roll into Nationals, we have a double episode this week. Top men's player Max LiPevert (who also owns Clark Trophies) and court builder David Dodge from Total Platform Tennis talk with us in a longer episode. Max will talk about his run this season with his partner Anton Protsenko as they head into Nationals as well as what keeps him busy when off the court, running Clark Trophies. Then we are joined by David Dodge, owner of Total Platform Tennis, and a man who has been building courts for 35 years. If you have played paddle, you've likely been on a court that he has been involved with. Much like the episode about paddles and balls, David helps dispel some common misconceptions about courts.
March 16, 2021
S2 E22 We all chat - The 4 hosts discuss recent tournaments, foot faults and grips
A wide ranging talk about some recent tournaments, foot faults, what's in your bag and grips when hitting shots.
March 9, 2021
S2 E21 More than you ever wanted to know about platform tennis balls and paddles
Ever had a question about balls or paddles, why they cost what they do, how they are made, etc. This is the episode for you. Noah talks about all the knowledge gained with starting Xenon Paddle.
February 23, 2021
S2 E20 Women's roundtable! Listen to some of the biggest names in women's paddle talk about strategy, the evolution and the future
Get a chance to sit around the virtual table with some top names in women's paddle: Ana Marija Zubori leads a talk with Heather Prop, Lauren Gebbia, Florentina Hanisch, Kerri Delmonico and APTA President, Tiernan Cavanna as they talk about the evolution of the game, strategy, PTI and the future of paddle. What else would they rather be doing on Valentine's evening but talking (or in Kerri's case playing) paddle.
February 18, 2021
S1 E3 Local Legends - Terry Babb a Chicago area paddle guy
The voice of Inside the Wires (ITW) and paddle player in Chicago for the last 8 years. Join Terry as he talks favorite tournaments to play (he's played a ton!), what it's like traveling with Noah, and how he got started
February 11, 2021
S2 E19 Breakthrough Grand Prix winners Mikk Irdoja and Sven Burus
After knocking off the defending National Champions in the final of the Western New England Grand Prix event, Mikk and Sven join us to share some knowledge and talk about what goes on behind the scenes when Johan is driving the ball at you!
February 9, 2021
S1 E12 All time greats, 8 time mens champions Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager
Flip and Scott provide plenty of history for older players and a transition to top teams of today. Get some great perspective from players that have transcended 3 decades of paddle and won 8 national titles while making the finals 12 times in a 15 year span!
February 8, 2021
S2 E18 PGH stars shine - Scott Kahler and Filip Rams review the Midwesterns Grand Prix
Fresh off their Grand Prix victory in Cincinnati, Scott Kahler and Filip Rams join us. Great to get insight from them on how to change momentum in a match as well as learn more about Filip, widely regarded as one of the sharpest dressers, and best hair on the men's side.
February 8, 2021
Local Legends 2 Ryan Nally from Rowayton Paddle
You don't want to miss this. In our new segment, Local legends, where we talk to every day paddle players, not only are we graced by the APTA president Tiernan Cavanna jumping in to do an interview, but we get to meet Ryan Nally.  Ryan is part of the huge and vibrant program at Rowayton CT. Ryan shares some great stories including how he may have single handedly altered the history of men's paddle by bringing in one of the greats of the game. Thanks to Tiernan and Ryan!
January 15, 2021
S2 E17 The voice of APTA broadcasts, Mark Fischl!
You've heard him on the APTA livestreaming broadcasts, now get some behind the scenes insight from a man who has seen and been involved with a lot of paddle over the years. We're happy to have on Mark Fischl.
January 12, 2021
Local legend 1 Kevin Anderson
We're trying a new segment. Learn more about some fellow players, their background, how they got started, etc. We start with a series 1 player in Chicago, Kevin Anderson. 
January 8, 2021
S2 E16 And that's a wrap for 2020! Our year end awards episode
Hard to believe, but we started and got out a ton of podcast episodes in this crazy COVID year. Hope you all enjoyed them. Here are our year end awards!
December 31, 2020
S2 E15 The Future is Now (here). Drinks with Ben, Noah and Jeronie "The Future" Barnes
Following up on the roadtrip to Louisville where drinks were involved, we decided to do a Christmas edition at Ben's place with Jeronie Barnes, a pro in Chicago and top player nationally. Plenty of stories are told, mainly about one person, but every paddle community probably has someone similar, someone who is a good player, and is content to play as long as it takes until you make a mistake... Hope you enjoy!
December 28, 2020
S2 E14 Women's Long Island Champs Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia bringing some excitement!
Happy to have on the show Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia. Two women with a long list of paddle accomplishments. Not only did they seem to have too much fun doing the interview, but be sure to listen for some great paddle insight and strategy.
December 22, 2020
S2 E13 Mikk Irdoja & Mark Innes from Mi Paddle come on to talk about their great new instructional site
The Estonian Pony and Abs of steel (Mikk and Mark) join us to talk all about the best thing to come to paddle instruction in years, their site is a wealth of knowledge from the top players.
December 17, 2020
S2 E12 Road Trip! Louisville paddle
Ben and Noah take the show on the road to a soon to be paddle hotbed of Louisville KY. Jimmy Dunseith and the best mustache in paddle, Tyler Owens share all that is Louisville paddle.
December 8, 2020
S2 E11 Hughes and Powers - Former national champs and looking for more
Join us for a great talk with John Hughes and Marc Powers as we talk about COVID, golf, paddle, and strategy.
December 1, 2020
S2 E10 PFP wrap up and other nonsense
Join us as we work to get Ana Zubori's featured on ESPN's plays of the day and a wrap up of the most recent PFP event.
November 24, 2020
S2 E9 A social media star and a Netflix star, Doyouevenpaddle & Drew Broderick
Andrew Miles, the man behind the Instagram paddle themed account "Doyouevenpaddle" and the man who didn't have to do much dressing up for Halloween to look like the star of The Tiger King, Drew Broderick, join us for a discussion that covers many areas.
November 18, 2020
S2 E8 The legendary Gerri Viant
To newer players, she is the voice of the APTA live streaming, but to players that have been around, she is a 13 time National Champion and HOF'er. Gerri Viant shares why many top players have come to her for instruction including our guest host, the incomparable Ana Zubori!
November 4, 2020
S2 E7 Indianapolis Grand Prix wrap up with all 4 winners
Only on Inside the Wires do you get all 4 winners of the Indy Grand Prix, Marek Czerwinski and Graham McNerney the men's winners, along with a team the played together for the first time at the event, Allison Morgan and Alice Tunaru. Hear their thoughts on the first Grand Prix event this season in the Midwest.
October 28, 2020
S2 E6 We have all 4 champs from the 1st Grand Prix of the season
Fresh off their victories this weekend, all the champs share their thoughts.
October 19, 2020
S2 E5 Darien Grand Prix preview
This week we take a look at the first Grand Prix event of the paddle season and handicap the men's and women's field.
October 14, 2020
S2 E4 The Will Colmar Experience - One of the stars of Youtube joins us
Will Colmar brings a new level of energy to the show. A star of Youtube's "The Platform Files", top player and great teacher and innovator of the game. Will joins us for a great talk about all things paddle.
October 2, 2020
S2 E3 The President speaks
Join us as President Tiernan Cavanna makes a return visit. She'll update what the APTA's plans are for a new COVID affected season.
September 18, 2020
S2 E2 Ben's greatest hits! Definitely NSFW (Not safe for work) but pretty damn funny
18 episodes in, we have plenty of great out takes that haven't been heard by listeners... Until now. You might need to cover gentle ears, but Ben is awfully funny in this episode of out takes.
September 15, 2020
S2 E1 And we're back!
Our first new episode in 3 1/2 months, we're back and ready to start a new, possibly weird, season of paddle.
September 11, 2020
S1 E16 The Judge ... and the drink maker - Marshall Chapin
Head umpire of the APTA talks about paddle, volunteering, umpiring and Ben's favorite subject - foot faults, as well as his now legendary drink making skills. This is the final episode of our COVID shutdown recordings that were recorded in April and May. New episodes coming soon!
August 18, 2020
S1 E15 Here's the Champ! Jared Palmer
Not many players can not play paddle all season until a week before Nationals start, then step in an make it to the finals, but our guest on the show did that this year. When you've already won 3 titles and oh yeah, WIMBLEDON, maybe it wasn't that hard for him. We were very excited to have an often requested guest on the show, Jared Palmer.
July 28, 2020
S1 E14 Views from the backhand, Brian Compton
The gang talks to one of the top players and best backhands in the country, Brian Compton. We also play our own version of the Tinder app as we try to find a partner (in paddle, not life) for Brian.
July 9, 2020
S1 E13 This is Us
Get to know the hosts a bit and learn all you ever wanted to about Pro Wrestling. We also disclose some guests coming up later this summer. Make sure to sign up for the best summer paddle tourney in the Midwest too, the Mudhole at Elysium tennis in Columbus. Contact Brian Heil at Elysium for details on the July 11th tourney.
June 16, 2020
S1 E11 Champions Week with Marcela Rodezno
Even after taking 3 years off, Marcela came back strong in 2020 to win Nationals with Macie Elliot. Listen to hear about her tennis background, thoughts on other top players in the women's game and most importantly, how to properly pronounce her last name.
May 26, 2020
S1 E10 The APTA CEO, Amin Khadduri
We get a chance to talk with the CEO of the APTA about the PTI, what's happening at the APTA, the PTI, a challenge  to Blake and Noah, and the PTI
May 22, 2020
S1 E9 The Ryan Baxter experience
Learn about another side of possibly the best South African paddle player in the country.  Putting his 4 Mudhole titles up against anyone, he might be the toughest man in paddle!
May 19, 2020
S1 E8 The good Broderick, Dave, and the mentor of Blake Anderson
The original paddle playing Broderick brother, Dave joins us. Dave has successfully helped run one of the biggest tournaments in the country and offers his perspective and paddle, funny hats, and Uncle Tito!
May 15, 2020
S1 E7 The legendary Mikk Irdoja
We're joined by the player known by only one name, Mikk, mainly because nobody can pronounce his last name correctly.  Alternatively known for having the best ass in paddle,  Mikk Irdoja shares his thoughts.
May 12, 2020
S1 E6 Martin Bostrom - The Swedish edition
The guys talk to Blake's partner (in paddle, not life) about who the toughest opponents are as well as some of the personalities behind the scenes
May 8, 2020
S1 E5 The students talk to the Professor - Graham McNerney
Great interview with one of the top players in the country who is a student of the game. Great tips for players of any ability in this interview.
May 5, 2020
S1 E4 The one and only, multifaceted Ana Zubori!
Hear thoughts from one of the top women's players in the game and what she does outside of the paddle court. Plus, hear how crappy it sounds when Noah talks into the wrong end of his mic for the whole episode.
May 1, 2020
S1 E3 Women of Power - APTA President Tiernan Cavanna and 1/2 of the Women's National Championship team, Macie Elliot
This week the boys sit down with the women who rule the APTA, the President and the national champ!
April 28, 2020
S1 E2 part 2 Drew Broderick - Founder of Pro Flight Paddle & 4 time National Champion
On today's episode, the guys talk to  4 time National Champion, runner up in the 2020 Championship and founder of the Pro Flight Paddle tour, Drew Broderick.
April 24, 2020
S1 E2 part 1 Talking with the men's National Champions, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell
Coming out of the gates strong, we get to talk to current men's National Champions, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell as they discuss a wrap up of this years Nationals, the underhand serve and of course, the Tiger King.
April 21, 2020
Season 1 Episode 1 Welcome Blake Anderson in!
Our first full episode. Blake shares his thoughts and we get rolling! Talking paddle, Netflix and upcoming interviews
April 18, 2020
Pilot episode of Inside the Wires - a podcast about all things paddle and not
Our first episode. A quick intro to who we are and what we'll be doing with the podcast in the future.
April 13, 2020