If you can dodge a wrench, you can listen to this podcast. Join Tommy Butler as he takes a deeper look at some of the world's lesser known sports with the athletes that play them. Member of Sports Drink.
Tommy Butler talks with NYU Beater Clara Plutzer about the Muggle version of Quidditch, how it compares to the "real" fictional version, their shared disappointment that snitches cant go get pizza in the middle of the game and more!
Tommy Butler talks with former D-1 Field Hockey Defender Amrit Ahluwalia all about her sport, Appalachian Trail hikers showering in water cannons, a podcast version of MTV's Cribs, and more!
Paul “NURK” Nurkkala, 2018 Drone Racing League Allianz World Champion, joins Tommy Butler to talk all about Drone Racing - from NURK’s “wall of shame” and staying up until 1am fixing the drones he crashed while practicing to traveling around the world to race and more! For more on Drone Racing and the DRL, check out @NurkFPV and #DRL on social media!
Tina “Letter Havoc,” a Jammer, Photographer and occasional Ref from State College Area Roller Derby joins Tommy Butler to talk all about Roller Derby - including the revival of the sport in the early 2000s, how the sport has grown, how a famous Buffalo Bills streaker is connected, the effects *gestures broadly at everything* is having on small leagues, and more! For even more on Roller Derby, check out the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association at WFTDA.com.
Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner is a Guinness World Record holder for skipping a single stone a whopping 88 times. He has also made stone skipping his profession, winning tournaments across the world during his career. He joins Tommy Butler in the first episode of this series to talk all things stone skipping, from his career to different forms of stone skipping done around the world and much more!
Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner is a Guinness World Record holder for skipping a single stone a whopping 88 times. He has also made stone skipping his profession, winning tournaments across the world during his career. He joins Tommy Butler for the second and final part of their conversation - this time focusing on the physics of stone skipping, Kurt's philosophy, the future of the sport - and "crazy cart people"!
Professional Skeleton Athlete Katie Tannenbaum joins Tommy Butler to talk all things “extreme sledding” including how cool runnings haunts all sliding sports athletes, their dream Skeleton course, what it feels like to hit a broom at 60+mph, and actual information about the sport!
Max Sheppard, Pittsburgh Thunderbirds star and 2019 AUDL All-Star MVP, joins Tommy Butler to talk all things Ultimate Frisbee - including spinning no-look hammers, an attempted Puma sponsorship, his 22-minute long highlight reel, and the future of Ultimate!
To keep up with Max, find him on Instagram @maximiliansheppard!
Do you have a niche sport recommendation? Shoot me a DM on socials @ButlerOnTheAir!
Want more Ultimate? Check out the AUDL at theaudl.com or online @theaudl
Fernando Arce, parkour athlete and team captain of Team OLLO during World Chase Tag USA, joins Tommy Butler to talk all about the professional version of our favorite childhood sport, including why Tag is the most universal sport, why Fernando has been called "a Velociraptor," reasons why magnets wouldn't help chasers and more!
To keep up with Fernando, find him on Instagram @Fernando_Arce!
Jugger Coach, athlete, and educator Ruben, aka Uhu from the youtube channel “Jugger Coach – Uhus Tutorials” joins Tommy Butler to talk all things Jugger, including how a sport originally made for a movie became an adored sport around the world, spar strategies, why the Jugg is a dog's skull and much more!
For more information on Jugger, visit Ruben’s youtube channel at www.youtube.com/user/EinUhu
And especially check out his “Jugger in 5 minutes” video to get a quick introduction to the sport. It might be helpful to understand the podcast! Watch it by searching for “Jugger in 5 minutes on youtube or by visiting www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TySIiOnIZA&t=15s