The Best Gymnastics Podcast in the Galaxy
The podcast you’ve been waiting your whole life for! Inarguably, the best gymnastics podcast in the history of the universe. A weekly talk show with interviews, opinions, and analysis for fans by the wittiest, wisest fans in the game. Check out GymCastic in the press.
About The Hosts
Find out all about the hosts in Episode 100 here.
Jessica O’Beirne‘s mission in life is to make gymnastics as popular as the NFL. No, seriously, she’s not kidding. She is the creator and producer of the show. Before GymCastic took over her life, she worked tirelessly to assure that gymnasts knew they could continue to do the sport throughout their lifetime for health, fitness and fun over at masters-gymnastics.com (featured here in the New York Times). She has written for International Gymnast magazine, the LA Times and Huffington Post. Follow her @OtotheBeirne
Spencer Barnes has been a devoted fan of gymnastics ever since Svetlana Boguinskaya and Lilia Podkopayeva rescued him from the clutches of a sea monster and brought him to a beautiful island paradise, although that may have been a dream. He is firmly committed to shouting the virtues of NCAA gymnastics from all available rooftops, hills, and stepstools and believes that all floor routines should strive to communicate the sorrow of a nation through the medium of toe point. He can normally be found detailing bizarre commentator moments and obsessing over who deserved a 9.875 at his blog, The Balance Beam Situation, and on twitter @TheBBSituation.
Uncle Tim is an original GymCastic host. He writes the blog that would be Spanny’s boyfriend… if it were straight, Uncle Tim Talks Men’s Gym and Twitter @uncletimmensgym. His official biography reads as follows: Loves: Jordan Jovtchev’s shiny leotards, Philipp Boy’s face, Louis Smith’s hair, Jake Dalton’s toe point, and a good triple full. Obsessed with: Tim Daggett. Who isn’t? Hates: This is an abridged list… Double pikes off parallel bars, double-twisting double layouts off high bar, bent legs, flexed feet, sloppy handstands, bad round-offs, bad spelling, wedgies, and little kids who fart in your face while you’re spotting them. Hidden talents: I can do a standing back tuck on the high beam even though I’m a boy. Oh, and I’m great at making alcohol-infused desserts, and I speak a lot of languages, and I can eat a large pizza by myself in a single sitting. Craziest gymnastics moment: When I was in undergrad, I was a poor schmuck, but I studied abroad anyway. On my last day in Rome, I was running low on cash, so I did what any former gymnast would do: I went to the Coliseum, set a hat on the ground and started doing gymnastics. I made 40 euros that afternoon and I had myself a nice meal by the Spanish Steps. (FYI: this happened many years before Emily Kmetko needed train fare on Make It or Break It. She’s the copycat–not I.) Most private thing I’m willing to admit: I have a big gymternet crush on Spanny Tampson. Who doesn’t?
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