Travel For Sports

Travel For Sports

The podcast that takes you to the world's best sports experiences.


April 7, 2022 45 min

Season 2, Episode 6 takes us to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the one of the winningest college football programs of all-time in the Alabama Crimson Tide. Representing the 18-time national champions is Director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum, Olivia Arnold.

3:07 - History of football at UA
4:45 - History of Big Al the Elephant
5:43 - Origins of “Crimson Tide” nickname
8:08 - Paul “Bear” Bryant Era
14:46 - Nick Saban Era
21:00 - Paul “W” ...

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Season 2, Episode 5 takes us to Savannah, Georgia, home to the summer college baseball team that is changing the way we watch the game, the Savannah Bananas. Representing the Bananas and telling us how the team became the talk of the game plus Savannah travel tips is Team President Jared Orton.

08:12 - Coastal Plain League
09:27 - Player Recruitment
12:52 - ”Banana Ball”
17:34 - In Game Promotions
21:30 - Grayson Stadium

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Season 2, Episode 4 takes us to St. Louis, Missouri and Busch Stadium to learn about the history and game day experience of one of Major League Baseball's most beloved clubs, the St. Louis Cardinals. Representing the St. Louis Cardinals is Cardinals Team Historian Brian Finch.

4:20 - Cardinals Team History
8:15 - Sportsman’s Park/Busch Stadium I Era
16:09 - Stan Musial
21:07 - Busch Stadium II Era
27:09 - Seeing a game a n...

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March 17, 2022 35 min

Season 2, Episode 3 takes us to Siena, Italy to learn about the history and importance of the strictly Senese horse race known as "Il Palio". Representing the Palio is oca contrade supporter and Official Tuscany Tour Guide Anja Tolve, of Tuscany Like A Local.

03:20 - What & when is the Palio?
07:14 - Who races in the Palio?
12:55 - St. Catherine of Siena
13:58 - The Palio race-day schedule
18:16 - Attending the Pal...

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Season 2, Episode 2 takes us to Florence, Italy to learn about the history and importance of the strictly Florentine sport of calcio storico. Representing the calcio storico is Florence native and Official Tuscany Tour Guide Luca Russo, of Tuscany Like A Local.

02:25 - History & rules of calcio storico
07:29 - The players & dates of calcio storico
12:10 - Obtaining tickets
13:32 - Calcio storico injuries
16:42 - Cathed...

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March 3, 2022 64 min

Season 2, Episode 1 takes us to the nation of New Zealand to learn about their connection with rugby union. Representing the sport in New Zealand is Stephen Berg, Director of the New Zealand Rugby Museum.

05:47 - Rugby union rules
08:55 - History of rugby union in New Zealand
14:15 - Modern-day rugby in New Zealand
20:45 - Maori All Blacks
23:32 - Black Ferns and women’s rugby in NZ
29:56 - All Blacks competitions
36:24 - New Ze...

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February 23, 2022 2 min

Travel For Sports is back for season 2 with all new episodes beginning March 3, 2022! Check out the schedule below and make sure to subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and Google Podcasts. Also remember to follow the show on Instagram and to visit for photos, show notes, and more.

March 3-S2, E1: Rugby Union in New Zealand
March 10-S2, E2: Florence, Italy and Calcio St...

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Season 1, Episode 6 takes us to Kansas City, Missouri for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Representing the Negro League Baseball Museum is Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

04:25 - Negro Leagues Origins
11:00 - Impact of Jackie Robinson
12:37 - The End of the Negro Leagues
14:46 - Birth of the N.L. Baseball Museum
18:06 - American Jazz Museum
19:39 - National WWI Museum and Memorial
20:30 - What to...

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Season 1, Episode 5 takes us to Kaunas, Lithuania for Basketball Club Žalgiris. Representing the BC Žalgiris is Rytis Kazlauskas, Content Manager at BC Žalgiris and host of the Žalgiris On Air Podcast.

03:21 - History of Lithuania
05:25 - History of Lithuanian Basketball
05:31 - The Other Dream Team
17:39 - Arvydas Sabonis
25:59 - What to expect at a BC Žalgiris Game
32:45 - EuroLeague vs. LKL
40:02 - Popularity of the NBA in Li...

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Season 1, Episode 4 takes us to the Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. Representing the Midnight Sun Game is John Lohrke, General Manager of the Alaska Goldpanners.

03:11 - Midnight Sun Game History
05:10 - Alaska Baseball League
07:11 - Alaska Goldpanners Alumni
15:26 - Goldpanners Season Schedule
17:40 - Alaska Pipeline
17:56 - Chena Hot Springs Resort
18:08 - Northern Lights
18:53 - Alyeska Resort
20:41 - Denali Natio...

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Season 1, Episode 3 takes us to the AFL Grand Final in Melbourne, Australia. Representing the AFL Grand Final is Mitch Cleary, journalist at and also host of the AFL Exchange Podcast.

02:55 - Explanation of Aussie Rules Football
07:30 - History of Aussie Rules Football
12:44 - AFL Season & Playoffs (Finals) Structure
14:09 - "Up There Cazaly"
15:17 - Mason Cox
22:20 - Grand Final Traditions
26:28 - Grand F...

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May 27, 2021 74 min

Season 1, Episode 2 takes us to Japan and their passion for the sport of baseball. Our guest this episode is Shane Barclay, President of

05:50 - Origins of the Baseball in Japan
07:12 - Nippon Professional Baseball Structure
14:57 - Difference in Fan Experience: MLB vs. NPB
21:30 - Shinkansen
24:59 - Ryokans
26:26 - Capsule Hotels
28:08 - Onsens
29:28 - Konbinis
31:48 - 100-Yen Store
32:19 - Japanese Food
37:04 - Sumo

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Season 1, Episode 1 takes us to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. Our guest this episode is Michael Pietrzak, Manager of Partnerships and Sales at the Basketball Hall of Fame.

04:45 - Origins of the Sport of Basketball
06:05 - Origins of the Basketball Hall of Fame
10:57 - What to See at the Basketball Hall of Fame
21:55 - Jimmy Goldstein
23:01 - Nav Bahtia
31:17 - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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I’m Dan Charest and I am happy to welcome you to the Travel For Sports Podcast. Join me for season one of the podcast as I’ll talk with experts from across four different countries and four different continents, who will explain why their respective event or museum is a sports experience you will never forget!

However, Travel For Sports will go beyond that as sports are just one part of the travel. We will talk history, culture, foo...

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