Episode 21: Nathan Adrian, Swimming

Nathan Adrian is one of Team USA’s most decorated swimmers. The 2012 Olympic 100m Freestyle champion has enjoyed plenty of success in the pool, but recently had to battle something bigger than a major swim meet – cancer.

On this episode of My Defining Moments, Nathan talks through that cancer diagnosis, his first swim back in the pool and how he returned to the top stop of the podium the following year.

We also took a deep dive into Nathan’s early career, including the incredible journey to his first Olympic Games in 2008, how important the NCAAs are to his success and what it is like to become Olympic champion.

Plus, we hear stories of life in the ready room, racing with and against Michael Phelps and how important the US Olympic team officials are in the dining hall.

This is definitely one to listen to if you’re a young swimmer dreaming of Olympic glory!

If you enjoyed the podcast, please like, share, follow or leave a comment on your podcast supplier – it really helps spread the word and share the stories of these amazing athletes.

Thanks for listening to the My Defining Moments podcast!
@ChrisBrownSport

Episode 20: Tiffany Porter, Athletics

Episode 20! And my guest for this milestone episode is another recent retiree from Track and Field.

Tiffany Porter has won medals at the World Championships, Commonwealth Games and a European title over the 100m hurdles. Also a prolific medallist indoors over the 60m hurdles, Tiffany discusses her decade-long career at the top flight of Athletics.

But hurdling isn’t all that defines this talented Olympian. Tiffany talks about her pharmacy career, life as a working mother and her new career in broadcasting and content production.

Plus, we speak about her Track family, including husband and coach Jeff Porter and her fellow Olympic finalist, and sister, Cindy Sember.

Don’t forget to like, share and follow My Defining Moments on your podcast app and leave a comment or review – all feedback welcome!

I’m @ChrisBrownSport on social media, so feel free to get in touch! See you soon for more My Defining Moments.

Chris

Episode 19: Brittney Reese, Athletics

For the first episode of 2022, we have a G.O.A.T! Long jump legend Brittney Reese chats through the 5 defining moments of her life and career.

A recent retiree from Track & Field, the American has pretty much done it all and won it all! 8 global titles, including 7 world gold medals and that special Olympic victory in 2012.

But that’s not all Brittney had to discuss, we chatted about the adoption of her son, the passing of her grandfather and the current state of Athletics.

So get ready to reflect on a 15 year career with one of the most popular, most under-rated and most decorated athlete of all time.

Feel free to spread the word about My Defining Moments and leave a comment if you are enjoying the podcast. Thank you for all of your votes in the Sport Podcast Awards! 

I’m @ChrisBrownSport on social media, so feel free to get in touch! See you soon!

Chris

Episode 18 (Part 4) – 2021 Review, Other Sports

It’s the final part of our 2021 review!

Plenty of other sporting events happened this year; Football almost came home via Euro 2020, there was a first at the Grand National and the Formula 1 season was the most dramatic for a decade.

Joining Chris for this podcast is Tim Adams, sports fan and social media star for Athletics Weekly. Covering everything from Athletics to NFL, we’ve got you covered!

So what are the other 5 defining moments of the 2021 sporting year? Listen to find out!

Don’t forget to vote for the ultimate defining moment on our Twitter page @MyDefiningPod

Thank you all for listening this year and see you in 2022 for more My Defining Moments!

Episode 18 (Part 3) – 2021 Review, Tennis

Time to serve up some tennis! It’s the third of four special episodes, reflecting on the 2021 year of sport.

Given the incredible success of British Tennis in 2021, we had to discuss the defining moments of the tennis year.

Actor and tennis fan Dan Connolly joins Chris to go over the talking points of the 2021 tennis season. It’s his podcast debut, so go easy on him!

Grab yourself some strawberries and cream, and listen to our tennis review!

Episode 18 (Part 2) – 2021 Review, Tokyo Paralympics

In this second of the four part series reviewing the 2021 year of sport, we reflect on the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Joining Chris for this episode is T35 Para-Athlete Maria Verdeille, who was working as part of Channel 4’s Paralympic coverage for Tokyo. But what are her 5 defining moments of the Games?

Sit back and enjoy reminiscing about a wonderful Tokyo Paralympics!

Episode 18 (Part 1) – 2021 Review, Tokyo Olympics

2021 is over. And what a year it has been! 

This is Part 1 of the My Defining Moments sporting review of the year.
In each of the 4 part series, a guest will discuss the 5 defining moments of their category.

In this first part, Alex Walker joins Chris to re-live the highlights of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Enjoy!

Episode 17: Elise Christie, Short Track Speed Skating

It’s hard to think of a sports person who has experienced more highs and lows during their career than Elise Christie. The 31-year-old Scot speaks openly and honestly about her life, both on and off the ice.

In this episode, you’ll hear Elise discuss being bullied as a child, her mental health struggles and the reaction to going public with her self harm and sexual assault

Plus, we discuss the state of Short Track Speed Skating, the joys of becoming world champion and the heartache of the Sochi and Pyeongchang Olympic Games.

So once you’ve listened to Elise’s five defining moments, please follow or subscribe to the My Defining Moments podcast and leave a comment or review.

Thank you so much for listening!
@ChrisBrownSport

Episode 16: Paralympic Special

THE PARALYMPICS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!

Are we all ready to adjust our body clocks back to Tokyo time? That’s right, the delayed Tokyo Paralympic Games have finally arrived! So, much like the previous episode, I’ve decided to make a special Paralympic episode!

Once again I’m joined by fellow Paralympic fan and @Fastest_Losers Twitch partner, Alex Walker @AlexAHW
We discuss our favourite moments from the Paralympic Games, in particular those incredible London Games in 2012.

Plus you’ll hear from all four of the Paralympians I’ve had on the podcast, dropping in throughout the episode with their favourite Paralympic moments.

If you enjoy the My Defining Moments podcast, please share & subscribe! Find the podcast on Twitter @MyDefiningPod and I’m @ChrisBrownSport

Let the Paralympics begin!

Chris & Alex

Episode 15: Olympic Special

THE TOKYO OLYMPICS ARE FINALLY HERE!!!

A year ago, I launched the My Defining Moments podcast, on the day the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were meant to begin. So, one year on, to celebrate our 1st birthday, I’ve decided to make a special Olympic episode!

I’m joined by fellow Olympic fan and my @Fastest_Losers Twitch partner, Alex Walker @AlexAHW
We relieve our favourite moments from every summer Olympic Games from Barcelona 1992 through to Rio 2016.

Plus there are many of the guests I’ve had on the podcast, dropping in throughout the episode with their favourite Olympic moments.

If you enjoy the My Defining Moments podcast, please share & subscribe! Find the podcast on Twitter @MyDefiningPod and I’m @ChrisBrownSport

Let the Games begin!

Chris & Alex