Podcast interviews available to stream and download

New interviews under a new name are coming soon.

The Total Sports Northumberland podcast will launch this week and feature both local guests and other notable names from the sporting world. For example, the inaugural episode will feature Cobourg runner Kate Current, who is concluding a successful five-year stint at Western University, and CFL legend Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons.

Watch this website for the interviews, but you can also follow and subscribe to stream or download new and previous interviews (from JG Sports Media) on Podbean (totalsportsnorthumberland.podbean.com) or Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/total-sports-northumberland/id1562990401).

Interviews from the former JG Sports Media website from the past year currently available include local guests: former NHL player Steve Smith; former MLB pitcher Paul Quantrill and his son, current pitcher, Cal Quantrill; Sportsnet journalist Chris Johnston; Western University runner Kate Current; OHL draft picks Owen Beck and Dalyn Wakely; NCAA pitcher Shannon Gibson; figure skater Morgan Garland; rugby player Sammy Nadeau; Cobourg & District Sports Hall of Fame president Ross Quigley; St. Mary soccer players Hunter Jones and Mariah Shaw as well as Kennedy McMurray; wrestler Jayden Sparks; hockey players Mac Lowry and Brendan Rylott; lawn bowler Baylee van Steijn; International Dressage rider Jule Barrett; kayaker Emma Zoldy; softball and hockey players Josh Maguire, Tucker Firth and Elijah Brahaney; triathlete Domi Jamnicky and former Soo Greyhounds goaltending coach, now the Goalie Development Coach for the St. Louis Blues, Dan Stewart.

Other notable guests include broadcasters Ron MacLean, Tara Slone, James Duthie, Craig Button, Jim Hughson, Devin Heroux; former Cobourg Cougars player Justin Danforth and coaches John Druce, Curtis Hodgins and Corey Beer; wrestler Cody Deaner; NHL ironman Doug Jarvis; Kingston Frontenacs head coach and general manager Paul McFarland; Canadian sprinter Khamica Bingham, 2010 Olympic skeleton champion/Amazing Race Canada host Jon Montgomery; curlers John Epping, Emma Miskew and Brendan Bottcher; and figure skaters Kurt Browning and Meagan Duhamel.

To get ready for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, you can also check out my 17-day straight Olympic series from last summer. Guests were Cobourg native and silver-medal winning rower Jeremiah Brown; CBC host Scott Russell; Alderville First Nation Chief Dave Mowat speaking about his great-grandfather and marathon runner Fred Simpson; Cobourg-born boxer Mandy Bujold; swimmer Martha McCabe; beach volleyball player Mark Heese; Cobourg native digital content producer Sarah Jenkins; swimmer Brent Hayden; Port Hope chiropractor Dr. Alban Merepeza; Cobourg teacher who has worked at two Olympics Dawn Watson; Jamaican bobsled team founding member Devon Harris; heptathlete Jessica Zelinka; wrestler Tonya Verbeek; Canada women’s softball coach Mark Smith; cyclist Curt Harnett; triathlete Kyle Jones and former Paralympian and current Olympic and Paralympic broadcaster Rob Snoek of Port Hope.

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