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Advantage Connors is an ongoing conversation between Tennis legend Jimmy Connors & son Brett Connors. Follow along as they cover the worlds of tennis & gambling on a weekly basis along with whatever else pops into their head that day. Jimmy Connors is a tennis legend having played professionally for over 30 years. His record 109 ATP tournament wins still stands today, & includes 8 grand slam titles. Brett Connors has worked in live Tennis production for 12 years. Having also traveled the tou ...
 
Brad Gilbert wants to improve your tennis game! Join BG, former coach to Agassi, Roddick, and Murray, as he drops tennis knowledge, before diving into listener driven Q&A sessions. You may even find the explorations into the mental side of the game applicable off the court as well. His son, Zach (aka Buck), will be on hand to keep things from getting out of hand. Please send your questions to winninguglier@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Cheeky Volley is a tennis and culture podcast. Cheeky Volley is hosted and produced by Kabir Mehta and Alexander Levine, who met playing tennis in college. Kabir's intimate knowledge of the sport is filtered through his childhood in Miami, where each year he ball-boyed for the world’s top-ranked men and women at the Miami Open—Federer, Serena, Roddick, Agassi to name a few. Alex will dive deep into the recesses of Kabir's extensive tennis knowledge and offer a few opinions of his own develop ...
 
RNIB Connect Radio is the UK radio station sharing stories of people living with sight loss. Listen to blind and partially sighted people talk about a wide range of topics of relevance to them and join the conversation yourself by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss. Read On (https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair) - The Audioboo ...
 
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K.H. Lee wins in Dallas, and we discuss his emotional win, his rise, TPC Craig Ranch, Sam Burns, Spieth, Berger, Kiawah, Richard Bland, the NCAA Women's Regional fiasco, Korn Ferry Tour, and a lot more. On the back end, Soly chats with Sweetens Cove co-owner Andy Roddick (58:45) about his golf journey, an awesome Sergio Garcia story, what makes Swe…
 
Last year the avant-garde Iranian artist Mentrix released the critically acclaimed album My Enemy, My Love. The tracks Walk and Nature had accompanying cinematic videos, that explored themes of womanhood, solidarity and spirituality, against the backdrop of the horizons of the Iranian desert. Mentrix has now released the single and video 99 Names o…
 
Andy Roddick is an American retired world No. 1 tennis player. Roddick gained the world No. 1 ranking shortly after winning the 2003 US Open title, defeating French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final. Despite spending several more years as one of the world's best players, the 2003 US Open title would remain his only Grand Slam triumph. …
 
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week Connect Radio’s Toby Davey checked in with Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick from New Live Pharmacy in Glasgow for some helpful tips and advice on coping with stress and mental health as we start to come out of the Covid19 restrictions. Don't forget that the RNIB Mental Health Check-In sessions are here for you too …
 
We preview the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah, discuss how we expect this golf course to play, the large coverage windows, our picks to win and not to win, and take a bunch of listener questions. On the back end, Scott Van Pelt joins (50:00) to share stories from his first day on site, talk some bad beats, the scenery at Kiawah, and a lot more.…
 
Despite a long and courageous history of female spies, the UK's secret intelligence agencies - MI5, MI6 and GCHQ - are still overwhelmingly dominated by men. The head of GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming, has committed his agency to up its efforts to 'attract talented women' as part of a wider focus on increasing diversity and inclusion. But will more women in …
 
Former American Professional Tennis Player & Current ESPN Analyst Mary Joe Fernández on this Episode of Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe. Fernández reached a career-high ranking of world No. 4 in both singles and doubles. In singles, Fernández was the runner-up at the 1990 and 1992 Australian Opens, and the 1993 French Open, as well as winning a …
 
Replacing traditional male only or female only toilets with gender neutral facilities has increased in recent years. Theatres were some of the first venues to hit the headlines. Many businesses and companies followed suit, partly as a way of making toilets easier to use for people identifying a gender different to the one assigned at birth, but als…
 
Jimmy's lifelong friend Spencer Segura joins us as the first repeat guest on Advantage Connors, live and in person from Brett's apartment in LA. Always better to record in person and they don't disappoint recording a solid 90 minute episode with the boys. They talk about the recent resurgence of the Beverly Hills Tennis Club, and do some reminiscin…
 
Egyptian-American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy believes women should start actively defying and disrupting the patriarchy now - with force if necessary. Mona explains why she wrote her new book ‘The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls’ with enough 'rage to fuel a rocket.'Tech entrepreneur, Tabitha Goldstaub who chairs the UK's AI Council …
 
The Pet Bereavement Service (PBSS) offers a free service to anyone who has lost an animal. They also work closely with the charity Guide Dogs. RNIB Connect Radio’s Sandra Gayer has been chatting to the PBSS manager Diane James, to find out more about the emotional support they can provide. {image: Blue paw print against a white background with the …
 
Nate and Jarett talk with "First Family Of Disc Golf" member Avery Jenkins! #discgolf #sexton #pdga Sponsored by: Innova Champion Discs https://www.innovadiscs.com/ Fisher Disc Golf https://www.fisherdiscgolf.com/ (Use code Runit10 for 10% off your first order!) Double G Craft Jerky https://doublegjerky.com/ WunderKind Extracts https://www.wunderki…
 
Since the first lockdown in March 2020 with many theatres going dark and many museums, galleries and heritage sites having to close their doors, VocalEyes, the national audio description charity providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people, started up a weekly email newsletter titled 'The Interval' to share up-coming online a…
 
There's to be an inquiry into the Covid pandemic. It will start in Spring next year. We speak to one of the women who's been pushing for it, but still thinking it's starting too late. Her name is Jean Adamson from the Covid-19 Bereaved families For Justice. Scarlett Moffatt, famous for Gogglebox and winning I'm A Celebrity ... has just become an am…
 
A total of 65 women have been into space - compared with 501 men. The last time the European Space Agency recruited for their Class of 2009, only 16% of applications came from women. That process led to Just one - Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy - being chosen. In a break from training for a 2022 mission to the International Space Station, Samantha…
 
'We need to dismantle the patriarchy' is a familiar feminist rallying cry. But Egyptian-American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy believes we should stop just saying it, and start actively defying and disrupting the patriarchy now - with force if necessary. Mona's latest book is The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls. She joins Emma to expla…
 
Pam Shriver is a former professional tennis player from the U.S. She currently is a tennis broadcaster for ESPN and a pundit for BBC tennis coverage. During the 1980s and 1990s, she won 133 titles, including 21 women's singles titles, 111 women's doubles titles and many others. Brad Gilbert is a former professional tennis player and tennis coach an…
 
How domestic workers in the Middle East are using the video sharing app TikTok to raise awareness of abuse. Louise Donovan from the Fuller Project tells us how she found these women and why they are turning to TikTok.Dodie has just released her debut album Build A Problem. At just 26 she has already made a name for herself as a singer and a writer …
 
Tracey Emin was one of the leading figures of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s. She has recently undergone radical surgery to treat bladder cancer. For her latest exhibition - The Loneliness of the Soul – she has selected masterpieces by Edvard Munch to show alongside her most recent paintings. Mental health blogger and author of ‘F*…
 
Nate and Jarett talk with NHL goalie, Pittsburgh Penguin, and Disc Golf enthusiast, Casey DeSmith! Sponsored by: Innova Champion Discs https://www.innovadiscs.com/ Fisher Disc Golf https://www.fisherdiscgolf.com/ (Use code Runit10 for 10% off your first order!) Double G Craft Jerky https://doublegjerky.com/ WunderKind Extracts https://www.wunderkin…
 
India remains in the grip of a Covid crisis with record numbers of cases being reported every day. Oxygen and vaccines are running out and hospitals are overwhelmed. Save The Children has warned it could be facing thousands of additional deaths among children under five and an increase in maternal deaths, as hospitals and clinics are directing most…
 
With summer just around the corner and knowing that many people do suffer quite badly from hay fever, RNIB Connect Radio’s Toby Davey checked in with Pharmacist Elizabeth Roddick from New Live Pharmacy in Glasgow to talk all about hay fever. What hay fever is, what treatments are out there for hay fever sufferers and some tips on how to cope with h…
 
Marcus Armitage, aka "The Bullet", joins DJ and Tron to recount his roller coaster of a journey through the ranks of professional golf, the process of overcoming drug addiction after the loss of his mother, competing in the 2018 Open Championship, and some amazing stories from his time on the Challenge and European Tours.…
 
In 2016 Mia Ayliffe Chung was killed at a remote farmworkers’ hostel while backpacking in Australia. What she didn’t realise at the time and what her mum Rosie Ayliffe later discovered was backpackers like Mia were exposed to widespread exploitation including sexual harassment, inadequate health and safety and substandard living conditions. Since M…
 
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from New York since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. Gillibrand graduated from Dartmouth College and from the UCLA School of Law. After holding positions in g…
 
Tracey Emin was one of the leading figures of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990s. Hers is a uniquely provocative, confessional style which confronts issues such as trauma of abortion, rape, alcoholism and sexual history. Her famous artworks include: Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and she came to greater prominence in 1999 wi…
 
Since the first lockdown in March 2020 with many theatres going dark and many museums, galleries and heritage sites having to close their doors, VocalEyes, the national audio description charity providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people, started up a weekly email newsletter titled The Interval to share up-coming online acc…
 
Fertility rates around the world are declining. It's partly through choice, as couples decide to have smaller families. But it's also the case that sperm levels among men in Western countries have halved in the past 40 years. . So what's going on? Shanna Swan, a Professor of Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York thinks we should be payi…
 
Have you always wanted to get on a bike, but something is holding you back? This is the programme for you, presented by Melanie Abbott. If you're completely new to cycling, there's no doubt it's intimidating on the roads. It's definitely worth sharpening up your road sense and many local councils now offer bike training courses. In East London, Bik…
 
Today if you are a woman you are likely to live into your eighties. But what to do with those extra couple of decades? Dawn French is best known for her comedy and acting and is now an author long listed for the Women’s Prize. She talks about reinvention and still being relevant at any age.Kate Wilson talks about her court case against the Metropol…
 
Nate and Jarett talk with Big Jerm and Paul Ulibarri for the Running It Debut of BigSexyBarri! Sponsored by: Innova Champion Discs https://www.innovadiscs.com/ Fisher Disc Golf https://www.fisherdiscgolf.com/ (Use code Runit10 for 10% off your first order!) Double G Craft Jerky https://doublegjerky.com/ WunderKind Extracts https://www.wunderkindext…
 
Anita Rani talks to Boss Morris the all-female Morris dancing team based in Gloucester who'll be marking May Day by leading a livestreamed dance. We hear from Bletchley Park veteran Betty Webb and discuss the issue of female football commentary and whether it needs to should become more critical as the success of the game develops. Around 15 Britis…
 
Wayne Vowden, The Blind Angler is going head to head in a live YouTube fish-off in his Coastal Combat: East vs West. The event will take place on Saturday 8th of May at 7 PM and everyone is invited to join in for some live chat, answering questions and great banter between him and fully sighted fisherman Joe from the the Essex foraging and fishing …
 
Arlene Foster, First Minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the DUP, has stood down. She was the first woman and the youngest person to hold both jobs. In her resignation announcement she said that her election as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party broke a glass ceiling, and she also spoke about the trolling she's received. We discuss what…
 
Jenna Sludden and George Duncan have been volunteering for UK sight loss charity RNIB, for some time now. In March 2020, their volunteering roles changed due to lockdown, as the charity adapted to the new restrictions and calls for more help from it's customers cam flooding in. RNIB Connect Radio's Paulina Kuchorew spoke to Jenna and George to lear…
 
RNIB Connect Radio's Barry Snell finds out about an upcoming weekend of virtual entertainment, which is being run by Virtually Eastbourne, a group of friends who have got together to raise money for the sight loss charity NFB UK. The weekend, which takes place on the 7th & 8th Of May, promises to provide, music, food, a raffle and lots of fun. If y…
 
Kristin Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway. In 2003, Chenoweth received wide notice for originating the role of Glinda in the musical Wicked, including a nomination for anot…
 
RNIB volunteer, Gordon Harris is also a member of Ceredigion Association for the Blind. The society is offering blind and partially sighted people in the county, who are interested in technology, the opportunity to apply for a loan or grant. Gordon explains the process and talks about how technology has made his life easier. Image is of of several …
 
Emma Barnett talks to Dawn French about her fourth novel "Because of You" which has been longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction and we'll find out later today if it's made the shortlist. She'll also be talking about the post-menopausal years when women often say they feel invisible, afraid of change, unemployable or just plain 'past it'. If y…
 
The 1991 Ryder Cup changed the event forever. But how? We chatted with many of the key players of the event, including Paul Azinger, Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Dave Stockton, Hale Irwin, Paul Broadhurst, Corey Pavin, Jim Moriarty, Lanny Wadkins, and more. Soly read every book he could find, scoured YouTube, and came up with this two hour e…
 
We now know that Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe has been sentenced to another year in an Iranian prison, plus she's banned from travelling abroad. This time she's charged with spreading propaganda. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, has not seen his wife since her initial imprisonment in 2016 and is living in London with their six year old daughter Gabriel…
 
As lockdown eases UK sight loss charity RNIB is asking for awareness of the challenges facing blind and partially sighted people. Sharing his experience of a year in lockdown is Stewart Ross, RNIB's Volunteer Campaign Coordinator, who found the world has gone unusually quiet a year ago. To find out how you can support blind and partially sighted pe…
 
New research out today from the charity Breast Cancer Now, indicates that training breast care nurses to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - or CBT - can be effective in alleviating the distressing menopausal symptoms that some women experience as a result of breast cancer treatment. Emma discusses with Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast …
 
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