Wrong Bias - Bowls Podcast

Wrong Bias - Bowls Podcast

Bowls talk covering a variety of topics either locally, national or worldwide.Guest Interviews, competitions and updates


February 14, 2024 69 mins

On our 54th show were joined by the current Bowls England CEO Jon Cockcroft.

We discuss the national championships, the current proposed changes to the national competitions, the future of international bowls and of course our favourite word change.

As always thanks to our sponsors Lean2Succeed, Renton Wealth Management and welcome to our new competition sponsor BowlsWear Direct.

We hope you enjoy the sho...

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On our Boxing Day 2023 show we are joined by three old friends of the podcast.

Lorraine Khuler and Katherine Rednall join us to discuss their recent success  in the World's down under.  Our little mate Jason Parkinson looks back on his recent trip to Cyprus for the Atlantic Senior Fours.

We kick the can down on the Commonwealth Games, Coaches (not the 52 seat type), Bowls England chat and a bit more.

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November 24, 2023 55 mins

Welcome to our 52nd podcast “It’s Good To Talk”

We are joined by our little mate Jason Parkinson for a chat about something close to the lad’s heart and a bit of a taboo subject within the male population. 

There is our usual chit chat (and that’s not rhyming slang before you ask)and we give a review of the excellent WBT  West Lothian Scottish International Open......... oh and one of us goes off on a one and it ain’t the big fella.<...

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September 27, 2023 46 mins

Well here is our 51st podcast “Single Cream” 

We are joined by both Bowls England four bowl singles champions Kent’s Lewis King and Somerset’s Stef Branfield to discuss their success at Leamington.

It’s the season to be surveyed so Richie is let loose on one and we touch on the recent action down under.

We would like to welcome Top Rink Bowls as our new competition sponsor but it would be very remiss of u...

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June 29, 2023 51 mins

Well here it is our 50th podcast “The Real Mckie.”

Bolty kept things under wraps and had a surprise mystery guest which was even a mystery to the mystery guest…… the clue is in the title. 

We preview the World Outdoor Championships down under and put Bolty in the hot seat in a quiz. 

As its our 50th we also take a fond look back at some of the previous podcasts. 

As always thanks to the good folk...

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May 13, 2023 44 mins

On our 49th podcast we are joined by one of the podcasts biggest  supporters Lean2Succeed's Jacqueline Henderson. We discuss how she got into the sport and why she decided to support the sport.

The lads have a catch up on the latest PBA news and some World Bowls chat. 

As a bonus Bolty gives his pointers and advice to any new starters on the choice of bowls.

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April 1, 2023 43 mins

On show 48 “It’s A Hard Knock Life” we are joined by Annie (hence the title... Bolty gets paid pennies for coming up with these titles) Dunham as we look by at her experience in the recent women’s Home International series at Abbeyview. 

Bolty gets down to the nitty gritty on his England return and we hammer our final nail in an outdoor format.

As always thanks to the good folk at XX20.

 We hope you enjoy and any c...

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February 3, 2023 55 mins

On our 47th podcast “Walker Banks The World’s” we are joined by the new World Indoor Champion Jamie Walker to discuss his win at Potters.

We are also joined by our old mate Paul Hartley as we find out how he found his first playing experience on the infamous portable rink.

Plus we take a little bit of a look back at our time at Potters.

Thanks as always to XX:20 for their sponsorship of the podcast compet...

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December 31, 2022 31 mins

Part 2 of our Boxing Show will become show 46 “When Harry Met Bolty” 

We catch up again with England’s latest indoor Under 25 World Champion Harry Goodwin, we talk about his Australia ambitions and discuss the current under 25 scene. There is another brief encounter with Les Gillett and Jason Parkinson plus we relive a couple of our highlights from 2022.

We hope you enjoy joy and thanks as always to our sponsors Lean2Succee...

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December 26, 2022 55 mins

On our 2022 Boxing Day show we are joined by two current world champions.

After his recent IIBC Under 25 title win in Ireland we chat with Harry Goodwin (and there is more in part 2)

With the World Indoor event at Potters coming up we are joined by the current champion Les Gillett and WBT Director and PBA secretary our good friend Jason Parkinson.

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December 6, 2022 25 mins

Our 44th podcast “Short And Sweet” is now live and it is literally short and sweet, you can decide who is short and who is sweet.

As a lead up to Christmas we give the recent Scottish International Open the once over, there is a catch up on our final live streaming road trip of the year and we doff our caps to the “dashing” Sam Tolchard on his recent World Champion of Champions success, plus a little bit more chat.

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October 19, 2022 52 mins

In show 43 "#sufferingbuffering" the lads go hands-free for the first of a new indoor season.
 As one season closes another starts, in the show the lads review the Bowls England championships highlighting the good and the need for improvement.
 They discuss some recent Channel Four exposure for the sport.
 The PBA qualifiers feature heavily as the lads have been out in the rickshaw doing a bit streaming....

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August 11, 2022 43 mins

Our 42nd Show titled “It’s A Brum Life” is now live.

During the show Stadler & Waldoff look back at the recent Commonwealth Games held at Birmingham, we also give our verdict on the much talked about BBC TV coverage of the sport.

We also discuss a Commonwealth Games demo “sport” that is ESPORTS.

An alternate Games event gets a deserved mention plus there is a around up of the PBA Qualifiers.

Finally one of us is crocked ..... guess...

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June 2, 2022 67 mins

On show 41 “Ladies Night” we are joined by three ladies from around the country. 

Amy Williams (Wales), Rachel Cartwright (Northumberland) and Gillian Hinsley (Lancashire) join Stadler and Waldoff in discussing the women’s game and expand on their experiences that they have had since playing this sport of ours.

There is a revisit to a law of the game that we thought was put to bed and there are a couple of blooper...

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April 14, 2022 59 mins

On Show 40 we look back at the recent UK Open with the winner Mark Dawes.

We tackle two subjects currently doing the rounds in the sport - the home international series and pay to view streaming. There is also a little bit on commonwealth games chats.

Thanks again to our sponsors XX:20, Lean2Succeed and Bowls Is Bowls

Thanks for all your support, hope you enjoy. 

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March 21, 2022 26 mins

As a "Brucie Bonus" and with less than a week to go to the start of the re-invented UK Open event at Stanley we caught up with the PBA's Martin Gale & Jason Parkinson to get the low down on the six day bowls bonanza.


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February 22, 2022 50 mins

On show 39 “Bolt Out Of The Blue” we have gone big and stretched our budget to the max, it cost a 10 pack of wagon wheels and a curly wurly to get our mystery guest, during our chat we get an insight into the Potters experience on and off the green.

On the back of the Bowls England Commonwealth Games squad announcement we give our thoughts on the squad plus a bit of games funding chat.

We also give the recent indoor championships at ...

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December 26, 2021 65 mins

On our 2021 Boxing Day special "Roasting Our Nuts" we had a couple of regulars namely Alex Marshall MBE and Jason Parkinson, they give us their lowdown of the upcoming World Indoor Championships, a chinwag about 2021 and hopes for 2022.

 We also have our annual bloopers from throughout the year, a podcast review and an old friend is dragged out kicking and screaming from the archives......what could go wrong.

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December 17, 2021 5 mins

In our show 17 "Kuhl For Kats" we had the pleasure of chatting to a couple of the women's games top players - Lorraine Kuhler and Katherine Rednall. During the show Bolty use to do a Bowls or Balls quiz and he posed 5 questions to the two stars with the answer either bowls or balls.... now what could go wrong, well here goes. (aired on June 12 2020)

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Remember to tune into our final show of 2021 on Boxing Day, with all the co-vid concerns here is something to bring a smile to your faces

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