A Podcast About Sports

from the Good Stuff Kids team


Good Stuff Sports is a chance for young sports fans to hear from athletes, writers, podcasters, coaches, and others in the world of sports who have a story to share.

When I was younger, I was a sports lover, and I learned an immense amount by reading about my heroes like Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Magic Johnson. I watched my heroes like Jim Kelly, Bruce Smith, and Thurman Thomas continue to play even after Super Bowl setbacks. I still vividly remember reading Magic’s free throw advice: “Concentrate, bend the elbow, and hopefully swish.” As I put the pump back, I got the idea for the Good Stuff Sports Podcast.

Good Stuff Sports is a show that features athletes and others in the sports industry and their stories. What do they love about their sport or athletics in general? How important is practice? We’ll hear stories about not giving up, and of the hard work that goes into seeing results. What are the moments and highlights that stand out in their careers? Join me, Mike Mason, as I get to know a side of sports that kids can listen to and be inspired by.

Good Stuff Sports #16 – Hiker Steve

If you need inspiration to get outdoors and see the world then you have got to check out Hiker Steve. He’s all about helping people cultivate their passion for being outside. In many cases it’s a family affair for him too. He loves to hike with his son. Be sure to check out his website to stay updated on everything that he’s up to. He shares many beautiful photos and is a very good social media-er.

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Good Stuff Sports #15 – I Like to Ride My Bike (Lisa and Mike)

Lisa and Mike like to go on vacation.  Don’t you?  The main difference is  that Lisa and Mike like to go on bicycle vacations.  They ride their bikes everywhere!  They’ve even started bringing their kids along.  They document their trips of their Youtube Channel.  You’ll learn a lot from hearing how they prepare and be super jealous of some of the places that they’ve been!

Here’s a special treat – Mike also has a career as a musician for kids!  He’s the guy behind two kids albums, Howdy Tunes and Rainbow Songs You won’t want to miss that part of the conversation as well as sticking around for his song ‘Gigantosaurus’.

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Good Stuff Sports #14 – Joel Salvino (The Wild West Trail)

Have you ever done any long distance backpacking or hiking?  I’ve tried a little, with no success.  Joel Salvino on the other hand loves it!  So much so that he’s trying to create a new connected trail system called the Wild West Trail in the Idaho area that would be the HUGE!  I learned a ton during this talk about supplies and gear.  Get outside and hike.

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Good Stuff Sports #12 – Courtney Miller

Courtney Miller is an award winning women’s lacrosse player.  She taught me a lot about women’s lacrosse throughout the course of this conversation.  She has played at the D1 College Level, and has been playing for the Israeli National Women’s Team for the last several seasons.  Courtney has recovered from a torn ACL to return to the sport that she loves.  Her story is guaranteed to inspire you.

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Good Stuff Sports #11 – Jodi and Kara from Go! Go! Sports Girls

Jodi Norgaard and Kara Thom from Go! Go! Sports Girls have created some unique and creative sports themed dolls and accompanying stories for girls (or anyone) who love sports.  They encourage young athletes to “be fierce and sparkle” as well as the ingenious hashtag #athleteisthenewprincess.  It was great to hear how the idea came to be as well as where the dolls have taken Jodi and Kara (ie. The White House!).  These dolls make great holiday gifts… if you know what I’m saying.

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Good Stuff Sports #10 – Eater X (Tim Janus)

I remember watching Tim Janus in the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating competition on July 4th a few years ago.  I thought his Ultimate Warrior facepaint was awesome.  I think saw him on an MTV reality special which showcased how he goes about training and what his professional eating competitions are like.  Tim graciously responded to a twitter message about coming on the show and talking about how he came to be a professional eater.  It’s important to know that there is training that goes in to being on the professional eating circuit.  What food does Tim recommend that aspiring pro eaters begin with?  You’ll have to listen to find out!  And the burping!  This is a can’t miss episode.

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Good Stuff Sports #8 – Nora Ballard

Nora Ballard directed a short film about synchronized swimming called ‘Waterbabies’.  I was so excited to talk to Nora about what she learned about those who compete in synchronized swimming.  It’s a sport that I don’t know much about at all.  As you’ll hear, Nora learned quite a bit about how they practice, and how synchronized swimming is a metaphor for life.

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