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The Real Science of Sport Podcast

By Professor Ross Tucker and Mike Finch

World-renowned sports scientist Professor Ross Tucker and veteran sports journalist Mike Finch break down the myths, practices and controversies from the world of sport. From athletics to rugby, soccer, cycling and more, the two delve into the most recent research, unearth lessons from the pros and host exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading sporting experts. For those who love sport.

  1. 1.
    Why Rugby's Controversial New Transgender Guidelines Make Sense For All Sporting Codes11/03/2020
    1:27:35
  2. 2.
    What the London Marathon Taught Us About Performance and Temperature / The Fall of Kipchoge / Can Kosgei Be Beaten?10/06/2020
    1:05:26
  3. 3.
    TOUR DE FRANCE WRAP: Pogacar's Race-Winning TT Analysis / Cadence vs Power / VAM Explainer09/23/2020
    1:09:37
  4. 4.
    TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 (Week 2): The True Risk of Covid and Roadside Fans / Pogacar's Climbing Numbers / The Concussion Question09/15/2020
    1:16:01
  5. 5.
    THE CASE OF CASTER: Why Principle Trumped Bad Evidence / Her Future / What It Means For the Future of Women's Sport09/12/2020
    40:44
  6. 6.
    TOUR DE FRANCE 2020 (Week 1): First Week Deep Dive / What Pro Power Data Shows Us / The Covid Question / How the Sprints are Won09/08/2020
    1:23:14
  7. 7.
    THE SUPPLEMENTS EPISODE / Why Most Claims are Bogus / What Really Works / The Problem with Vitamins09/02/2020
    1:22:08
  8. 8.
    The Simple Truth about Exercise and Hydration08/17/2020
    58:43
  1. 9.
    Watt The FTP?07/10/2020
    1:23:59
  2. 10.
    Why the WHO's Advice on Exercising and Face Masks is Wrong07/03/2020
    45:23
  3. 11.
    The Adria Tennis Tour: How NOT to Organise A Sporting Event in the Time Of Corona06/25/2020
    18:47
  4. 12.
    Corona Comeback: How Sport Is Leading The Way / Do Spectators Matter? 05/28/2020
    1:15:34
  5. 13.
    The Remarkable Effects of Exercise on Ageing05/12/2020
    1:11:59
  6. 14.
    Sport, Exercise and Health in the Age of Corona04/07/2020
    1:02:46
  7. 15.
    Why Everything You Know About Recovery May Be BS03/18/2020
    50:11
  8. 16.
    The Science of Perfect Training02/26/2020
    1:38:15
  9. 17.
    The Shoe That Broke Running II: The End of Integrity02/08/2020
    1:30:14
  10. 18.
    2019 Wrap: The Awards / Our Favourite Interview / The Stories That Changed The World / 2020 Predictions12/31/2019
    1:20:01
  11. 19.
    The Amelia Boone Interview: How the "Queen of Pain" Faces Down Her Demons12/03/2019
    57:06
  12. 20.
    Mary Cain & RED-S: When Weight Loss Affects Performance11/25/2019
    1:18:22
  13. 21.
    The TECH EPISODE / When Tech Affects Performance Integrity / Tech Overuse and Reliance / What The Future Holds11/20/2019
    1:21:15
  14. 22.
    What Rugby is Teaching Other Sports About Player Safety10/30/2019
    1:09:59
  15. 23.
    The Shoe That Broke Running10/23/2019
    1:22:28
  16. 24.
    A Critical Analysis of the Ineos 1:59: Breaking The Sub-2 Hour Marathon10/08/2019
    1:06:10
  17. 25.
    The Craziest Week In Athletics / The Case Against Salazar / Bekele In Berlin / World Championships10/04/2019
    1:10:55
  18. 26.
    World Athletics Champs Preview: The Science of Heat / Doping Scandals / Who To Watch / The State of T&F09/27/2019
    1:13:00
  19. 27.
    Why the All Blacks Are the World's Greatest Sports Team09/23/2019
    1:08:50
  20. 28.
    An Expert's Guide to Becoming a World Class Rugby Team09/17/2019
    1:14:17
  21. 29.
    How to Cheat at Sport and Get Away With It09/09/2019
    1:23:35
  22. 30.
    How To Make A Champion (Part II): Should You Be a Woods or a Federer?08/27/2019
    1:24:43
  23. 31.
    How To Make A Champion (Part I)08/13/2019
    1:16:42
  24. 32.
    What It Really Takes To Ride The Tour de France: A Doctor's Perspective07/23/2019
    1:30:09
  25. 33.
    The Drugs In Sport Episode07/09/2019
    1:32:28
  26. 34.
    What A Cricket Doctor Teaches Us About Sports Injuries And Protecting Your Back07/03/2019
    1:26:16
  27. 35.
    The Science of Cricket with Gary Kirsten06/18/2019
    1:15:05
  28. 36.
    What It's Really Like To Be a Professional Runner06/04/2019
    1:31:08
  29. 37.
    Running Shoe Technology: Good Science or Good Marketing?05/21/2019
    1:14:49
  30. 38.
    The Caster Semenya Decision Explained05/03/2019
    1:15:45
  31. 39.
    Caster Semenya: Explaining Sex vs Gender in Sport04/29/2019
    1:20:03
  32. 40.
    Introducing the Science of Sport Podcasts04/28/2019
    1:03:31

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