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The Sportable Podcast

The Sportable Podcast

By Josh Sloan

Sportable, an adaptive sports club in Richmond, VA, interviews our athletes and community members in order to raise awareness of our mission to create opportunities and transform lives through sport.
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#7 Brandon Rush

The Sportable PodcastJun 05, 2020

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#13 Michael Murphy

#13 Michael Murphy

Michael is a testament to the impact of adaptive sports. This episode dives deep into why adaptive athletes do what we do, how we do it, the incredible support we have to make it happen, and why we love it so much. Although not a Sportable guy, Michael is a speaker, writer, competitive cyclist and skier, and as you'll hear on this episode, gets after it no matter what it is.

http://www.michaelmurphyspeaks.com/

Support Sportable: sportable.org/donate

Produced, hosted, edited, formed from the ether by Josh Sloan.

Dec 04, 202055:00
#12 Matt Wilks

#12 Matt Wilks

Special Episode Alert. We're breaking form and interviewing a leader in the field of rehabilitation instead of our typical format in which we interview adaptive athletes. Matt Wilks is the Chief Rehabilitation Officer at The Sheltering Arms Institute A collaboration with VCU Health. The Institute is a brand new state of the science rehabilitation center that serves many of the same populations as Sportable. Matt takes Josh through his career as a therapist, the creation of SAI from an idea to a fully open center for rehabilitation, and the importance of community engagement with Sportable and other organizations in the rehab process. 

Produced, edited, and hosted by Josh Sloan, who did his best, please don't be mad.

Oct 09, 202049:04
#11 Chris Marston
Jul 31, 202053:09
#10 Danica King

#10 Danica King

Josh hears from Sportable athlete, author, and multiple sclerosis advocate Danica King! She's relatively new to Sportable, but in a short amount of time has found her way to a variety of our sports. Danica is a bright, bubbly person who brings a joyful atmosphere wherever she goes, and is one reason she is so good at getting her many friends in the MS community involved with Sportable and other groups in the area. Really enjoyed recording this one, hope y'all enjoy listening!

Support athletes like Danica: sportable.org/donate

Edited and mixed by Knox Colby, but he's not a rapper.

Jun 26, 202044:28
#9 Megan Anderson

#9 Megan Anderson

This week, another storied athlete, coach, and advocate. Megan has been involved in all aspects of adaptive sports since her teens. Hear her perspective on the value and importance of wheelchair basketball and many other sports. She's the head coach of the Sportable Spokes and a member of the Sportable Rim Riders. She also is a huge voice for women in wheelchair basketball. Check it out!

Support athletes like Megan: sportable.org/donate

Sound mixed and edited by Knox Colby, a hard target.

Jun 19, 202001:03:05
#8 Howard Humphreys

#8 Howard Humphreys

We're back yet again with another long time Sportable athlete, Howard Humphreys. Howard and host Josh are Sportable rowing teammates, a program Howard has been a part of since its very first practice.  They talk about rowing on and off the water, as well as Howard's initial start with Sportable. They also discuss Howard's multiple half marathons, and the many ways Howard has watched Sportable grow over the years.

Support athletes like Howard: sportable.org/donate

Sound mixed and edited by Knox Colby, a righteous brother.

Jun 12, 202036:19
#7 Brandon Rush

#7 Brandon Rush

Brandon Rush has been playing wheelchair basketball for the Charlottesville Cardinals since the 1990s. He is also the assistant coach for Sportable's youth basketball team, The Spokes. Josh and Brandon start at the very beginning of his time with adaptive sports all the way up to the present day. Brandon talks about the mentors he had coming up in the wheelchair basketball community plus how he's able to serve as a mentor our youth athletes. We love the perspective of adaptive athletes who transition to volunteering and coaching. Finally, learn all about the great work Brandon does at the Independence Resource Center (http://charlottesvilleirc.org/).

Support Sportable: sportable.org/donate

Sound mixed and edited by Knox Colby, final level.

Jun 05, 202047:11
#6 Taylor Brooks

#6 Taylor Brooks

Our first youth (teenage) interviewee! Taylor Brooks is a junior at Lee Davis High School in Hanover county, VA who participates in our cycling program and competes with our youth wheelchair basketball team, the Sportable Spokes. Josh and her discuss high school during COVID-19, her experience traveling with The Spokes, the enjoyment she gets out of cycling, and, as always, the value she gets out of being a Sportable athlete.

Support athletes like Taylor: sportable.org/donate

Sound mixed and edited by Knox Colby, what he does in life echoes in eternity.

May 29, 202027:24
#4 Meredyth Sauter

#4 Meredyth Sauter

Grab some tissues, this one's a doozy. Josh hears from Sportable athlete Meredyth Sauter on the many sports she plays with us and listens to her talk about the impact Sportable has had on her life. She puts into words what it means to be a part of the Sportable family and it is powerful stuff.

Sound edited/fixed/salvaged by Knox Colby, a harbinger of truth. 

Support athletes like Meredyth: sportable.org/donate

May 15, 202052:46
#3 Grace Swanner

#3 Grace Swanner

Josh catches up with his wheelchair rugby teammate, Grace Swanner. They discuss her studies at VCU, hobbies outside Sportable, quarantining, but mostly share stories from rugby tournament weekends and the impact joining Sportable has had on Grace. Go Possums.

Sound edited/mixed/salvaged by Knox Colby, a beacon of light in the darkness.

Support athletes like Grace: sportable.org/donate

May 08, 202039:50
#2 Richard Cook

#2 Richard Cook

Josh catches up with cycling athlete and marathoner Richard Cook. They get into Richard's storied history as competitive para cyclist, his transition from running to pushing marathons in a racing wheelchair, how he discovered Sportable, and why he loves it.

Sound edited/fixed/salvaged by Knox Colby, a Renaissance man of the highest order.

Support our athletes here: sportable.org/donate

May 01, 202039:22
#1 Matthew Shapiro

#1 Matthew Shapiro

On Sportable's first ever podcast episode, host Josh Sloan checks in with power soccer athlete, disability rights advocate, and entrepreneur Matthew Shapiro. They discuss Matthew's 10+ years as a Sportable athlete, how he's holding up in the time of COVID-19, his work with 6 Wheels Consulting (https://www.6wheelsconsulting.com/), and the need for disability advocacy. 

Audio edited/mixed/fixed/salvaged by Knox Colby, a true hero. Thank you sir.

www.sportable.org/donate

Apr 10, 202052:12