Player’s Own Voice Podcast is again in enterprise for season 4. Getting to know the individual contained in the athlete has by no means been extra rewarding.
Across the board, Canadian high-performance athletes are simply starting to emerge from pandemic uncertainty and disaster, and it has inevitably led a lot of them to self examination, self questioning and a brand new sense of the roles athletes can play for social change.
This season kicks off with Marie-Philip Poulin, captain of Team Canada hockey, who’s doing all she will amid the largest shortfall in Canadian sports activities: Women’s Hockey faces roadblocks to play in the intervening time. World Championships postponed, worldwide play drastically restricted, and years after the CWHL folded there stays no skilled recreation and league in Canada that elite gamers can comply with. Poulin is virtually begging for decision to the pointless friction between the PWHPA and NWHL.
Host Anastasia Bucsis brings her pleasant ‘human first, athlete second’ strategy to the chat, and although Poulin is disturbed by the present state of affairs, there’s room to chortle via the various good occasions that adopted Canada’s 4 consecutive Olympic gold medals between 2002 and 2014.
A few names to observe for on this podcast season: Sprinter Andre De Grasse opens up about how his life has modified since dazzling the world on the 2016 Olympics. Cindy Ouellet, arguably Canada’s best energetic para athlete, shares deeply candid ideas about her unimaginable accomplishments. Janine Beckie brings her years in Colorado to the desk in a rousing dialogue about Canadian-American soccer rivalries and respect.
Something new from Player’s Own Voice this season: this will likely be CBC Sports’ first podcast to steer into, go straight via, after which comply with up after the Summer Olympics. We’re stoked to take a seat down with athletes on the pinnacle of their careers.
Like the CBC Sports’ Player’s Own Voice essay collection, POV podcast lets athletes communicate to Canadians about points from a private perspective. To hearken to your entire fourth season, subscribe free of charge on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or wherever you do your different podcast listening.