Podcast Episodes

As we get ready for the final competitions of the ’23-’24 season, we answer listener questions about all things figure skating: predictions, favorite skaters and FS moments, and what 20 programs we’d save in our end-of-the-world bunker.
We break down the 2024 ISU Awards and their accompanying live concert event, Art on Ice. We also take a look at the ongoing 2022 Olympic Team Medal fiasco, and talk about Gracie Gold’s new memoir, Outofshapeworthlessloser.
We examine all the competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2024 in Shanghai, China. We discuss the dominant, definitive gold medal wins, dozens of highly memorable performances, and a couple frustrating judge calls.
We recap the exciting US Nationals 2024 competition from Columbus, OH, featuring a dramatic upset in the women’s event, a stellar fight for the podium in Ice Dance, promising performances from the Men, and an underwhelming Pairs event.
We preview the upcoming United States Nationals 2024 competition, including expected wins from Ilia Malinin and Chock & Bates, the likely podium but potential surprises in the women’s division, and the total crapshoot of the Pairs competition.
We look at the somewhat underwhelming Canadian Nationals 2024 event, with surprise wins from Wesley Chiu and Kaiya Ruiter (except we predicted that one!), and flawed performances from gold-winning favorites Stellato-Dudek & Deschamps and Gilles & Poirier.
We look back on an extraordinary European Championships event, held in Kaunas, Lithuania. Along with expected gold medal wins from Adam Siao Him Fa and Leona Hendrickx came an unforgettable bronze medal performance from hometown ice dance team Allison Reed and Saulius Ambrulevicius on par with any Olympic moment we’ve ever seen.
We look ahead to the 2024 European Championships and Canadian Nationals competitions, with our thoughts on the skaters’ seasons so far and how they’d do at these events. We also weigh in on the allegations around Canadian ice dancer Nikolaj Sorensen.
We recap the South Korean Championships 2024 nationals competition, including a lovely return to form from men’s champion Junhwan Cha, a second domestic gold for rising junior star Jia Shin, and wonderful skates from one of our favorites, Young You.
We examine the All-Japan Championships 2023 competition, including hotly contested podiums in the Mens and Womens divisions. We also discuss news from the Italian and Spanish Nationals events, and quickly look back at the 2023 year in figure skating.
We catch-up on all the mid-season news, including French, British, German, Swiss, and Spanish Nationals, the Four Nationals multi-country competition, the South Korean ranking event, and the Grand Prix Final’s Juniors and Gala events. We also share injury news, the ISU Award nominations, and more.
We recap and analyze the 2023 Grand Prix Final event held in Beijing, including huge wins and historic moments from Ilia Malinin and Kaori Sakamoto, the surprise success of German Pairs team Hase & Volodin, the gold medal culmination of 7 Grand Prix appearances from Chock & Bates, and a number of shocking heartbreaks.
We preview the upcoming Grand Prix Final in Beijing, China. We breakdown the action in the hotly contested Men’s competition, the uncertainty in the Women’s division, the fight for silver and bronze in Pairs, and why the Ice Dance competition is such a wild card.
We recap NHK Trophy 2023, the final qualifier event for the Grand Prix. We predicted this would be a wild card competition and, yes, wild outcomes were in store! We discuss the surprise gold medal win from Ava Marie Ziegler, the upset victory of Fear & Gibson, the showdown between Shoma Uno and Yuma Kagiyama, and more.
We dive into the results of the Grand Prix Espoo in Finland, including Amber Glenn's wild rise from 11th place to the podium, shaky wins from Kaori Sakamoto and Chock & Bates, and a tight final tally in the men's competition.