The Real Science of Sport Podcast
The Science of Cricket with Gary Kirsten
Former Proteas opening batsman and coach of both the South African and Indian cricket teams, Gary Kirsten talks frankly about the modern game, the impact of the shorter formats, what it's like to face up to the fastest bowlers in the international game, winning a World Cup with one of the most supported sports teams in the world, the future of fast bowling and the game of cricket itself. A unique and fascinating insight from a player and coach who has competed at the highest level.
What It's Really Like To Be a Professional Runner
In this emotional interview, Olympic middle distance runner and former 5000m and 10 000m NCAA champion, Dominique Scott-Efurd opens up about the training, self sacrifice and dedication needed to mix it with the best in the running world. Scott takes us through her tough training regime, the lessons learnt from moving from her home in South Africa to the US and her dramatic collapse at the World Cross Country championships in 2019
Running Shoe Technology: Good Science or Good Marketing?
World-renowned sport scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch explore the science behind running shoe technology. Explore whether or not cushioning and pronation-control really work, find out if expensive shoes are really any better than cheaper options and the best running shoe options to buy next time you're at the local shoe store
The Caster Semenya Decision Explained
On May 1, 2019 double Olympic and three-time World 800m champion Caster Semenya lost her case against the IAAF in the Court of Arbitration forcing her to take medication to lower her testosterone levels if she is to continue to compete in her favoured events. Mike and Ross analyse the controversial ruling, debate the facts and explain one of the most complicated issues ever to haunt the world of sport.
Caster Semenya: Explaining Sex vs Gender in Sport
Since 2009 Caster Semenya has ignited debate around female athletes with differences in sex development that may give them have an unfair advantage due to differences in testosterone levels. Professor Ross Tucker and sports journalist Mike Finch explain the issues and why this may be a 'no win' situation for sport.