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The Lion’s Den

The Lion’s Den

By The Blue Bird
A brand new podcast for 2020+1 brought to you by The Blue Bird, your destination for all things Cambridge sport. Instagram: @thecambridgebluebird. Twitter: @TheCamBlueBird. Facebook: The Blue Bird
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Cambridge University Boat Club Presidents Sophie Paine and Callum Sullivan talk this Sunday’s Gemini Boat Race
April 2, 2021
International Women’s Day - Olympic Rower Catherine Bishop
On this week’s episode of The Lion’s Den, we are celebrating International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, so Charlotte speaks to Olympic rower Catherine Bishop, graduate of Pembroke College, about how this can be achieved in the world of sport. To read Charlotte’s interview with Catherine from last term on redefining success, see the link below.
March 7, 2021
Sporting Stories- Ollie Little (Fitz Pump)
CW: This episode contains mention of eating disorders. Charlotte Cutter speaks with founder and president of Fitz Pump, Ollie Little, on fitness in lockdown, body image and mental health.
March 1, 2021
Alistair Brownlee - Olympic Champion Triathlete
Two time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee - one half of the Brownlee Brothers duo - talks his time at Girton, preparations for the upcoming Olympics and his attempts to break the world Ironman record.
February 22, 2021
James Cracknell, Flip van der Merwe and James Horwill at the Cambridge Union
Last Thursday, The Blue Bird’s very own Nathan Johns and Charlotte Cutter hosted a panel for the Cambridge Union. Featuring James Cracknell, James Horwill and Flip van der Merwe, the discussion centred around professional sport and studying at the University of Cambridge.
February 15, 2021
Louise Shanahan - European Youth 800m Champion
On this week’s episode of The Lion’s Den, we speak to Trinity Physics PhD Louise Shanahan. A middle distance runner from Ireland, Louise talks her impressive running CV, her plans to compete at the World Student Games this summer + Paris 2024, as well as why attitudes towards young female runners coming off junior success need to change.
February 8, 2021
Michael Atherton
Downing College alumnus, former England captain and current Sky Sports Commentator Mike Atherton talks to The Lion’s Den .
February 1, 2021
Student Athlete: Ep.1- Jake Hennessey
Episode 1 of the new Student Athlete series of podcasts, presented by Jonny Andrews. Student Athlete is a series of interviews with Cambridge students discussing what it was like to grow up playing elite sport.
January 30, 2021
6 Nations Postponed - CURUFC Internationals Laura Bleehen and Coreen Grant React
Following the postponement of the 6 Nations, Cambridge Blues Laura Bleehen and Coreen Grant of Wales and Scotland respectively give their reaction to the news.
January 25, 2021
Tom Ransley MBE - Olympic Rowing Champion
On our first ever episode, we kick things off by talking to Tom Ransley, Hughes Hall alumn and Olympic Gold Medallist for Team GB Rowing in 2016. Tom talks his decision to retire once the Tokyo Olympics were cancelled, his memories of The Boat Race and his plans now that he has hung up his oars.
January 7, 2021