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WE ARE RADIO SQUASH:  Raheem Logan, Author of ‘Black Boy Fly’ Harlem Native shares his journey and writing process.

WE ARE RADIO SQUASH: Raheem Logan, Author of ‘Black Boy Fly’ Harlem Native shares his journey and writing process.

April 7, 2021

Harlemite and StreetSquash alum Raheem Logan is the author of the children’s book Black Boy Fly, an origin story about the love and challenges of squash. The children’s book is the first title to enter the squash literary canon from a hip hop millennial.

 

The title comes from Kendrick Lamar’s song Black Boy Fly from the Good Kid Bad City album.  The story follows a children’s literary tradition glorifying flight.  The ability to fly is a common form of wish fulfillment.  As in Maurice Sendak’s Outside Over There and Roald Dahl’s Twits.  And then there’s Toni Morrison’s Song of Soloman!  In the Black literary tradition all god’s children had wings.

 

Raheem is a graduate of the Canterbury Boarding School in New Milford Connecticut and Weslyan College where he played at #9 for the Cardinals as a freshman and played #1 his senior year.  He’s coached at City Squash and he’s now back at Canterbury where he’s coaching squash and teaching world religion.  He will lead a Squash and Education camp this summer, 2021.

 

Outside of squash, travel is our communities’ greatest joy.  Squash’s global nature inspires the joys of travel and discovery!

 

Raheem is presented by Radio Squash for Squash Radio.

WE ARE RADIO SQUASH; James Dodson & Conor O’Malley share the new series on SqR
# 28 Thierry Lincou: The balance Master! MIT’s Head Coach & Former World #1 Frenchman opens up about all his families! Growing up, Tecnifibre as well as  his love of cars.

# 28 Thierry Lincou: The balance Master! MIT’s Head Coach & Former World #1 Frenchman opens up about all his families! Growing up, Tecnifibre as well as his love of cars.

April 2, 2021

This episode, we make Squash Radio (SqR)history as we welcome our first interview with the former World No. 1 and World Champion, Thierry Lincou!

 

Thierry Lincou is currently the Head Coach of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) squash team. He reached the World No. 1 ranking among squash professionals in January 2004.

 

In today’s episode, Thierry will talk about his stories on his family, his squash journey, transitioning from being a world number 1 player to becoming a coach, and his plans. He will also share his love for cars and books, and his views on what the squash sport must improve on all levels.

 

Learn what is in the mind of the world’s number 1 squash player and his perspectives on life and the sport. Listen up and enjoy!

 

Key Takeaways:

-Thierry as a professional surfer in a separate universe

-Thierry as a balanced athlete on court and peace-loving and feel-good athlete off court

-His family, environment, and the story that shaped his views

-What made him decide to move to France and the adjustments in transitioning

-His story on being a Tecnifibre brand ambassador

-How he helped Tecnifibre in navigating the squash world

-How he started working with Amanda Sobhy

-What are Amanda Sohby’s superpowers on the court for him

-How he puts Amanda’s ultimate success on-track as a coach

-How the transition of being a World No. 1 player to becoming a coach is for him

-His mentors and coaches during the training days

-The influence of the coaching styles that coaches had on him and learning to be a coach

-His vision for the MIT squash program

-How he got into the college squash program through MIT

-His frustrations in giving guarantee in selecting players at MIT

-Summing his experience involving the college squash program

-Bringing diversity-equity inclusion to his team and future teams

-On sharing his story and leading by example in coaching

-His passion for cars and his driving style

-His choice between Formula 1 or NASCAR

-The cars he has in his garage and his dream cars

-How he feels about electric cars

-His car preference and where he wants to drive it

-His plans beyond Ten years

-What he wants to see improved in all levels of squash

-What movies and documentaries he loves

-What gets Thierry fired up

-What gives him disproportionate happiness

-Thierry TED talks on his love for reading books

-What types of podcasts he listens to and books he loves

 

Links

Thierry Lincou on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/thierry-lincou-b4825a11/

Thierry Lincou Website - https://www.thierry-lincou.com/

 

Books

Guerriers de la lumiere: Trilogie by Paulo Coelho - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50517771-guerriers-de-la-lumi-re

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This episode of Squash Radio sponsored by ProSportLED – the most advanced lighting technology for sports.

If you have an interesting story you think our audience needs to hear, feel free to reach out to us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #10 Inside the Glass with PJ

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #10 Inside the Glass with PJ

March 29, 2021

Welcome to TBD 10! In this episode, raise a glass as Bill and Conor break down their favorite libations with Squash TV’s Paul Johnson. Whether he is talking highballs or Black Ball, PJ pulls no punches and gives our listeners an insider’s view of the pro tour, including what it's really like being both boothmates and roommates with Joey Barrington.   

Thank again for tuning in and we hope you Enjoy the show!

 

Time Stamps for TBD Segments:

  • R&R Topic:  Top 3 drinks of choice for a special evening watching Squash   [starts at 1:40 m= 30 mins]
  • Breakdown w/ PJ: Take a peek behind the curtain with PJ [starts at 31:40 = 31 mins]
  • Fan Follow:  Bill’s Favorite segment…. for reals now [starts at 1:04:00 = 9 mins]

 

FAN SUPPORT: Max and Caleb are doing a charity ‘bike ride’ from Philly to NYC!

A Fan of TBD emailed in to try and help raise awareness for a charity bike ride for the SEA that two young squash players are organizing!  This is where the Bronx and Cleveland natives join forces to raise awareness.    

 

Want to support this cause?  Click on this link to learn more and how to donate

https://donate.squashandeducation.org/campaign/bike-a-thon-for-sea/c325445

 

REACH OUT:  FAN FOLLOW UP!
In this segment, we will be sharing the feedback, comments, insights, you name it!  So reach out us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

 

SPONSOR SUPPORT: BIA Sports

They were on a mission to develop the best court shoe EVER.  These shoes are performance ready, straight out of the Box.  Made by squash player for Squash players!

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#27 Pat Cosquer: Culture talk on Team success and stresses with Head Coach of Hobart & William Smith Colleges

#27 Pat Cosquer: Culture talk on Team success and stresses with Head Coach of Hobart & William Smith Colleges

March 24, 2021

In this episode, Squash Radio (SqR) sits down with Pat Cosquer, the newly appointed Coach of Hobart and William Smith Colleges Squash Program,

 

In this globalized world, the challenge to work in diverse social and cultural teams is inevitable. This challenge to embrace it goes out to squash teams and the squash community as a whole.

 

This episode talks about culture. We have Pat Cosquer, a coach who has multiple perspectives on culture and whatever scenarios he goes through. He will let listeners understand what it is like to work in a socially and culturally diverse team, also, the culture on the squash side. He will talk about his perception of team success and how he deals with stress with his team. He will also talk about his views on the following topics: what he envisions for the squash program and how to make change impactful, about being creative and giving more access and opportunities to squash courts and making it work with diversification.

 

Pat Cosquer is a passionate coach who makes things work in his team by developing a nurturing and assisting team culture with a healthy mix of student-athletes. He is the current head squash coach at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has a diverse background in mentoring, academic growth and development.

 

Listen to this episode as Pat and Conor open their minds on culture, diversity, and the squash community. Do not miss this episode!

 

 

Key Takeaways

-His dream of becoming an Olympic downhill ski racer

-Pat’s squash journey

-What culture a squash team must have to be successful for him

-How he aims to make his team successful

-Hidden opportunities for squash going digital

-What model of success for college squash teams work for him

-Coach Paul Assaiante as his mentor and what superpower he thinks Paul have

-What he thinks is a model in a different sport to emulate

- Pat's take on dealing with physical and emotional stress ahead of a game. 

- how Squash culture should change in regard to diversity and equity, particularly in light of the events of 2020. 

-The give to get mentality for coaches

-What stress is and how to deal with it in a team for him

-What “controlling the controllable” means for him

-On how he can make the change on the squash culture impactful 

-The purpose of the SCA program and how he can optimize its process

-On squash coaches to be creative and giving more access and opportunities to their courts

-His ways to include a healthy mix of student-athletes in his program

-What hurdles will prevent him from attaining his goals

-What he wants to do or change in all levels of squash

-Pat’s view of having a sustainable pipeline for squash recruitment

-What documentary he got hooked into

-What gets Pat fired up

-What actions he suggests to help solve injustices among young people

-Pat’s interest in understanding the human brain

-Books and podcasts he recommends

-On coaches teaching life lessons aside from playing squash   

 

Links

Pat Cosquer on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-cosquer-60b2784/

 

Book

Legacy by James Kerr - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18890191-legacy

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157993.The_Little_Prince

 

Documentary

Last Chance You in Netflix (Trailer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFzvBYFrhOc&ab_channel=Netflix

 

Podcast

Life 3.0 Podcast by Lex Fridman - https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/max-tegmark-life-3-0/id1434243584?i=1000418545810

Tony Robbins Podcast - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/podcasts/

GARYVEE Podcast - https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast/

Squash Radio - https://squashradio.com/

 

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This episode of Squash Radio sponsored by ProSportLED – the most advanced lighting technology for sports.

If you have an interesting story you think our audience needs to hear, feel free to reach out to us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

 

 

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #9 Game Day -Rituals and Officials w/ Guest Rich Wade

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #9 Game Day -Rituals and Officials w/ Guest Rich Wade

March 17, 2021

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #9 Game Day - Rituals and Officials

Welcome to TBD #9!  In this episode Conor and Bill welcome on a very special guest, Rich Wade, who was one of the driving forces behind the new World Squash Officiating program.  Rich breaks down how the new online portal will work and gives his take on the state of refereeing in squash. Before that, we discuss our most memorable in person sports fan moments, along with the superstitions and rituals we abide by while watching our favorite teams.  

 

Time Stamps for TBD Segments:

  • R&R Topic:  Gameday: Rituals & fan moments   [starts at 2:10 = 26 mins]
  • Breakdown w/ Rich Wade: Gameday: Officials in Squash and other sports [starts at 28:40 = 30 mins]
  • Fan Follow:  Bill’s Favorite segment…. for reals now [starts at 58:05 = 4.5 mins]

 

REACH OUT:  FAN FOLLOW UP!
We will be sharing the feedback, comments, insights you name it in this section.  So reach out us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

SPONSOR: BIA Sports

They were on a mission to develop the best court shoe EVER.  These shoes are performance ready, straight out of the Box.  Made by squash player for Squash players!

The latest shoes are out BIA FORCE X, go to their website https://biasports.us/and take a look!

 

 

#26 Gilly Lane: How to drive Team USA and PENN Squash to new heights? By listening and Leadership

#26 Gilly Lane: How to drive Team USA and PENN Squash to new heights? By listening and Leadership

March 6, 2021

In this episode, Squash Radio (SqR) connects with Gilly Lane who has been at the peak of Squash in the United States for over 20 years. 

 

We invited Gilly Lane to share his expertise in coaching and leading a team. He has travelled the world playing against the top squash players in the world as a professional athlete. He has been the Head Coach of the men's Squash program at the University of Pennsylvania since 2016, and the head of the US Squash Academy since 2012.

 

In this episode, Gilly will talk about how he manages and leads the PENN Squash Team and his passion for teaching by experience. He will also share his story as a Team USA player and how his experiences helped him build his future and shaped his leadership style and views.

 

Learn his strategies in coaching and his views on leadership through this episode!

 

Key Takeaways

  • On the legacy of Dave Talbot in the college squash world
  • His memories of Dave Talbot
  • His goal on building a national championship team
  • The mistakes he made and how it shaped him and the team
  • Listening, self-reflection and open-mindedness as his secret to success
  • The importance of a support team to getting into national championships for him
  • Attributes he looks for in student-athletes to fit in the team culture
  • His thought process on positioning players through the lineup
  • On heeding to the advice of his father to chase after his dream
  • His experience of playing for the US Squash Team with Julian Illingworth and Christopher Gordon
  • On looking out for the US Squash Team and trying to build the future
  • Gilly talks about the Academy Program
  • On learning from his mistakes and pushing everyone to be better
  • His plan to conduct leadership training in organizations
  • What he loves and what he wants to change about squash in all levels
  • Documentary and movie he loves
  • What fires him up
  • Finding his happiness in cooking
  • He talks about doing impressions
  • Podcast and books he recommends

 

Links

Gilly Lane on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilly-lane-70ab8679/

Gilly Lane on Twitter - https://twitter.com/glsquash?lang=en

 

Documentaries/Movies

Hoosiers starring Gene Hackman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoosiers_(film)

The Last Dance Documentary - https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29180083/the-last-dance-how-replay-stream-espn-michael-jordan-documentary

 

Podcast

High Performance Podcast - https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/

 

Book

The Captain Class by Sam Walker - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31869155-the-captain-class

Open by Andre Agassi - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6480781-open

Grit by Angela Duckworth - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27213329-grit

 

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This episode of Squash Radio sponsored by ProSportLED – the most advanced lighting technology for sports.

If you have an interesting story you think our audience needs to hear, feel free to reach out to us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

QUICK FIRE: #25 Mia Krishnamurthy: 20 yrs old Founder shares her journey of starting NOVA, a women’s Squash clothing company

QUICK FIRE: #25 Mia Krishnamurthy: 20 yrs old Founder shares her journey of starting NOVA, a women’s Squash clothing company

March 3, 2021

NTRODUCING THE ‘QUICK FIRE’ SEGMENTS:

This is where we ask each guest the same kind of questions broken into two sections. First, their thoughts on major areas of the sport of squash. And then two other areas that we learn more about their life. I love this section because I never know what people were going to say. And I've learned so much about the guests and new ways to try and do things.

So we're going to try and do more interviews based on this shorter format, because we're always up for experiments and try new things.  Thank you for all your support we've been getting and your emails mean the world to me and the rest of the team as always thanks for tuning in, and we hope you enjoy.

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ProSportLED is also a Sponsor of Squash Radio and we both aligned about the importance of sharing the stories of people involved in our Sport.  We cover a lot of ground on this episode and launch a new addition to our “Quick Fire” segment with a 90-second take on the major areas of the Sport.

We hope you enjoy our conversation!

Squash Radio (SqR)
In this episode, both a unique and the youngest guest, Mia Krishnamurthy, will be featured. She is the founder of Nova Apparel New York, the first Squash Apparel Company for women. At a very young age, she has achieved a lot. Currently, Mia is in college at Cornell University studying Economics. As an athlete, she is the highest national junior ranking of 33rd in GU19 and a three-time US Squash Scholar-Athlete award recipient.  

 

In today’s episode, you will get some insights on how Mia built Nova Apparel NYC at a very young age and how she overcame struggles and achieved her successes. Discover her roadblocks and learnings.

 

For those who want to start a business but do not know where to start, this episode may give you that light bulb! Listen and enjoy!

 

Key Takeaways

  • Mia on starting and growing Nova Apparel NYC
  • Balancing the design process with clients’ preference for her
  • Her inspiration and learnings from entrepreneurs
  • Platforms she uses to spend time with friends and customers
  • Mia on achieving initial brand recognition
  • Her Nova Apparel NYC products and expansion avenues
  • What she thinks about being stereotyped by adults
  • Open-mindedness and goal-setting in doing business for her
  • She talks about goal-setting for Nova Apparel NYC
  • The natural and unnatural parts in doing business for her
  • Her best hopes for Nova and doing business in the future
  • What she loves and what she wants to improve across all levels in squash
  • Her advice to young squash players
  • How Shark Tank inspired her
  • Things that fires her up
  • Her sources of happiness

 

Links

Nova Apparel NYC - https://novaapparelnyc.com 

Shark Tank - https://abc.com/shows/shark-tank

 

Book

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27220736-shoe-dog

 

Podcast

How I built it by Guy Ruz - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

 

 

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #8 The Legend & the Legacy: Dave Talbott

THE BREAK DOWN (TBD): #8 The Legend & the Legacy: Dave Talbott

March 1, 2021

Welcome to Episode 8 of The Break Down (TBD)!

This week, Conor and Bill talk exclusively to the former head squash coach of Yale University, Dave Talbott, in his first interview since he retired in February!  Dave ranks the top players during his 38-year career, discusses the evolution of college squash, his vision for the game, college rivalries and playing golf with one of your favorite podcasters. Dave also breaks some news to TBD as he announces his upcoming book!  As always, we finish the episode with some fan-follow up! 

 

REACH OUT:  FAN FOLLOW UP!
We will be sharing the feedback, comments, insights, you name it in this section.  So reach out us on social media or email squashradio@gmail.com. As always, thanks for listening!

 

The new sponsor: BIA Sports

They were on a mission to develop the best court shoe EVER.  These shoes are performance ready, straight out of the box.  Made by squash players for Squash players!

The latest shoes are out BIA FORCE X, go to their website https://biasports.us/and take a look!

#25 Mia Krishnamurthy: 20 yrs old Founder shares her journey of starting NOVA, a women’s Squash clothing company

#25 Mia Krishnamurthy: 20 yrs old Founder shares her journey of starting NOVA, a women’s Squash clothing company

February 26, 2021

Squash Radio (SqR)
In this episode, both a unique and the youngest guest, Mia Krishnamurthy, will be featured. She is the founder of Nova Apparel New York, the first Squash Apparel Company for women. At a very young age, she has achieved a lot. Currently, Mia is in college at Cornell University studying Economics. As an athlete, she is the highest national junior ranking of 33rd in GU19 and a three-time US Squash Scholar-Athlete award recipient.  

 

In today’s episode, you will get some insights on how Mia built Nova Apparel NYC at a very young age and how she overcame struggles and achieved her successes. Discover her roadblocks and learnings.

 

For those who want to start a business but do not know where to start, this episode may give you that light bulb! Listen and enjoy!

 

Key Takeaways

  • Mia on starting and growing Nova Apparel NYC
  • Balancing the design process with clients’ preference for her
  • Her inspiration and learnings from entrepreneurs
  • Platforms she uses to spend time with friends and customers
  • Mia on achieving initial brand recognition
  • Her Nova Apparel NYC products and expansion avenues
  • What she thinks about being stereotyped by adults
  • Open-mindedness and goal-setting in doing business for her
  • She talks about goal-setting for Nova Apparel NYC
  • The natural and unnatural parts in doing business for her
  • Her best hopes for Nova and doing business in the future
  • What she loves and what she wants to improve across all levels in squash
  • Her advice to young squash players
  • How Shark Tank inspired her
  • Things that fires her up
  • Her sources of happiness

 

Links

Nova Apparel NYC - https://novaapparelnyc.com 

Shark Tank - https://abc.com/shows/shark-tank

 

Book

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27220736-shoe-dog

 

Podcast

How I built it by Guy Ruz - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

 

 

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