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Inside the Wires | Platform Tennis and Paddle podcast

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Inside the Wires is a podcast talking about anything having to do with Platform Tennis (paddle) or... pretty much anything else.

73 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

S3 E19 Russ Jones and Paddle in Florida?

June 6th, 2022

43:29

Ok, who knew they had paddle in Florida. Not only do they have paddle there, they are soon to have 30 courts in one community! We're joined by Russ Jones who tells us all about the vibrant paddle community there. We …

S3 E18 Now the fun starts, WOMEN'S team Nationals review

May 3rd, 2022

44:43

Connecticut, New Jersey and Chicago women share their stories from a fun weekend in Chicago playing  Team Nationals. Over 40 teams came to Chicago and a good time was had by all. Hear the experiences everyone had on and …

S3 E17 Men's team nationals wrap up

April 25th, 2022

48:29

Join us for a fun talk with players from all over the country that participated in the recently completed men's team nationals. The short version, everyone is already making plans to attend for next year!

Great stories …

S3 E16 Nationals wrap up with Mitch Granger

April 7th, 2022

1:00:25

Well the paddle season officially ends with the Nationals championships, but for true paddle players and Inside the Wires (ITW) listeners, we know it never REALLY ends. On this episode we have Mitch Granger, who with …

S3 E15 The Champs! Mikk Irdoja, Sven Burus & Flor Hanisch join us

March 29th, 2022

1:15:30

Fresh off their 2022 National titles, we're joined by the men's and 1/2 the women's national champs (Ana Zubori was on a plane when we recorded). Join us for a fun interview session with at one point, all 3 of them.

Cutterz and Cocktails!

March 27th, 2022

11:47

A new feature. It could only be brought to you by the dynamic duo of Lauren Gebbia and Kerry Delmonico! Mix a couple of drinks with these 2 fantastic …

S3 E14 Getting ready for Nationals with Mark Innes of MiPaddle

March 15th, 2022

53:40

This week we're joined by Mark Innes of MiPaddle who talks about announcing for livesteaming, video instruction and picks for Nationals this weekend.

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S3 E13 Patty Hogan! Voice of livestreaming, very accomplished paddle player and vocal proponent of Junior Paddle!

March 4th, 2022

1:03:29

We open up with a tribute to George Wilkinson, who just recently passed away in a car accident.


Meet the side of Patty Hogan you didn't know about. Many people now know her as the entertaining voice of livestreaming, …

S3 E12 Past National Champ, Jerry Albrikes spans paddle generations

February 18th, 2022

43:14

This week we are joined by 2010 National Champion Jerry Albrikes and he shares stories spanning past and current generations of elite players, talks about the state of the game, and his One Minute Clinics that have so …

S3 E11 Brian Heil and Columbus paddle

February 10th, 2022

41:12

If you haven't played a tournament in Columbus, you owe it to yourself to play one there. Whether it is the Mudhole on the 1st Saturday after the 4th …

S3 E10 There's paddle in Louisville? Edwin Lewis & Tyler Owens talk about the upcoming Bourbon Ball

January 27th, 2022

44:41

Did you know there is paddle in Louisville Kentucky? In the last several years, the paddle community has grown nicely with some higher level players and an enthusiastic base. Edwin and Tyler (with the best mustache in …

S3 E9 Cabin Fever champs and new pairing, Drew Broderick and Marek Czerwinski

January 4th, 2022

47:58

The week between Christmas and New Year's is a great time for a paddle tournament and for the 4th year in a row, a solid field came out in Chicago …

S3 E8 A Festivus for the Rest of Us - PTI and Team Nationals tournaments with Sam Byram

December 28th, 2021

33:34

These are the tournaments for those of us who won't ever make live streaming but want to play in a tournament that we have a chance to win! PTI and Team National tournaments have been incredibly well received by …

S3 E7 Juan Arraya and Patricio Misitrano

December 10th, 2021

1:01:42

This week we're joined by Juan and Patricio to talk about the Chicago Charities win, marathons, some good stories and their new paddle company, SkullU

S3 E6 Demian Johnston of the APTA - PTI, volunteering and all you want to know!

November 27th, 2021

30:39

We're pleased to have Demian on the show this week. One of the many volunteers who dedicates countless hours to make everything run smoothly for …

S3 E5 4x National Champ Mark Parsons, Chicago Charities wrap up, discussion on Cleveland Masters

November 19th, 2021

47:40

A great show with a first time guest. He's won the National Championship 4x in the last 10 years with 3 different partners! We talk with Mark Parsons, who won the first Grand Prix of the year in Chicago this year along …

S3 E4 Tourney champs and the XENON BOYS!

October 29th, 2021

41:37

This week we have the winners of The WITCH at the Stanwich Club in Greenwich CT. Florentina Hanisch and Ana Zubori as well as Sven Burus, representing the team of Burus/Irdoja. We also have the Sven impersonator, Liam …

S3 E3 Mike Franco and Turbo Paddle Tournaments

October 19th, 2021

31:58

Want to play a tournament against similar competition, but don't have a whole weekend to do it? Welcome to Turbo Paddle Tournaments. Mike Franco is a …

S3 E2 Will Colmar of the "Platform Files" on Youtube and Social Media

October 12th, 2021

44:30

In this episode we get to talk to Will Colmar, who along with Adam Morgan won the first APTA Tour tournament of the new season. In a wide ranging …

S3 E1 2021-2022 season is KICKING OFF!

October 1st, 2021

27:10

In addition to Ben, Ana and Noah, we were joined by Mark Innes and Mikk Irdoja from MiPaddle, Sven Burus, Chris Humphrey and some other top players floating around at Owl's Nest Resort in NH. We talk about camps, …

S3 E1 Season 3 preview - It's paddle season!

September 16th, 2021

21:58

Football has started, that means paddle season is close behind!

Blake is having a baby BOY! and Ana is celebrating her birthday at the US Open so Ben and Noah get the season started. We're looking forward to a great …

S2 E31 Open Mic night with Brian Heil and the Columbus (OH) crew

July 16th, 2021

2:04:52

Another fun episode. Go to Brian Heil's house late the night before the best summer paddle tournament in the country, the Mudhole (hear where the …

S2 E30 Doug Jones and the Cincinnati paddle scene (and some great videos!)

July 1st, 2021

30:28

Today we have Doug Jones on the show. Doug has done a ton of work to promote paddle in Cincinnati and build up a year round league. Complete with some of the best video compilations on Youtube that are out there.

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S2 E29 Detroit Platform Tennis Instagram, Mr. X

June 7th, 2021

26:20

We are trying something new, it's summer so we hope you'll bear with us. Wanting to keep his anonymity, we have Mr. X who runs the Detroit Platform Tennis Instagram account joining us in all his (and our) voice garbled …

S2 E28 A season wrap up with the voices of the livesteaming, Brad(ford) Easterbrook & Mark (the shark) Innes

April 20th, 2021

58:22

A great year end wrap up show featuring Ben, Blake, Brad Easterbrook and Mark Innes. We review some of the best matches of the year, the most improved players, best teams and more in a fun conversation with 2 people who …

S2 E27 The Champions Edition 2021

April 16th, 2021

44:52

We're joined by the recently crowned (re-crowned) National Chamions, Johan (the Lion) DuRandt, Stephen Mitchell and Florentina Hanisch and Ana Marija Zubori to talk about the season and the championships in the rain.

S2 E26 The final episode before Nationals! We're joined by some of the greats.

April 6th, 2021

55:21

In our final episode before 2021 Nationals, we talk with Drew Broderick, Jared Palmer, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell. We are looking forward to a great championship weekend of paddle.

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S2 E25 Countdown to Nationals with Randy Lofgren and Jess Guyaux

March 31st, 2021

54:01

As we prep for Nationals, we talk with 2 players always in the running for the finals at tournaments, Jess Guyaux from Pittsburgh and Randy Lofgren from Charlotte.

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S2 E24 Loaded with guests! Legends Steve Baird & Hank Irvine (13 national titles combined), APTA CEO Amin Khadduri & Jody Herzog from Fuzion

March 23rd, 2021

1:21:02

Amazing episode! Steve Baird with 9 men's National titles, and Hank Irvine with 4 of his own, have a chat as Noah and Ben tear up the script and just listen to stories of Wimbledon, Rod Laver, paddle matches broadcast …

S2 E23 Countdown to Nationals - top player Max LiPevert & court builder David Dodge from Total Platform Tennis

March 16th, 2021

1:12:07

As we roll into Nationals, we have a double episode this week. Top men's player Max LiPevert (who also owns Clark Trophies) and court builder David …

S2 E22 We all chat - The 4 hosts discuss recent tournaments, foot faults and grips

March 9th, 2021

42:56

A wide ranging talk about some recent tournaments, foot faults, what's in your bag and grips when hitting shots.

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S2 E21 More than you ever wanted to know about platform tennis balls and paddles

February 23rd, 2021

49:30

Ever had a question about balls or paddles, why they cost what they do, how they are made, etc. This is the episode for you. Noah talks about all the knowledge gained with starting Xenon Paddle.

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S2 E20 Women's roundtable! Listen to some of the biggest names in women's paddle talk about strategy, the evolution and the future

February 18th, 2021

1:03:57

Get a chance to sit around the virtual table with some top names in women's paddle: Ana Marija Zubori leads a talk with Heather Prop, Lauren Gebbia, Florentina Hanisch, Kerri Delmonico and APTA President, Tiernan …

S1 E3 Local Legends - Terry Babb a Chicago area paddle guy

February 11th, 2021

32:17

The voice of Inside the Wires (ITW) and paddle player in Chicago for the last 8 years. Join Terry as he talks favorite tournaments to play (he's played a ton!), what it's like traveling with Noah, and how he got started

S2 E19 Breakthrough Grand Prix winners Mikk Irdoja and Sven Burus

February 9th, 2021

25:14

After knocking off the defending National Champions in the final of the Western New England Grand Prix event, Mikk and Sven join us to share some knowledge and talk about what goes on behind the scenes when Johan is …

S1 E12 All time greats, 8 time mens champions Flip Goodspeed and Scott Mansager

February 8th, 2021

30:52

Flip and Scott provide plenty of history for older players and a transition to top teams of today. Get some great perspective from players that have …

S2 E18 PGH stars shine - Scott Kahler and Filip Rams review the Midwesterns Grand Prix

February 8th, 2021

27:04

Fresh off their Grand Prix victory in Cincinnati, Scott Kahler and Filip Rams join us. Great to get insight from them on how to change momentum in a match as well as learn more about Filip, widely regarded as one of the …

Local Legends 2 Ryan Nally from Rowayton Paddle

January 15th, 2021

14:45

You don't want to miss this. In our new segment, Local legends, where we talk to every day paddle players, not only are we graced by the APTA president Tiernan Cavanna jumping in to do an interview, but we get to meet …

S2 E17 The voice of APTA broadcasts, Mark Fischl!

January 12th, 2021

37:04

You've heard him on the APTA livestreaming broadcasts, now get some behind the scenes insight from a man who has seen and been involved with a lot of …

Local legend 1 Kevin Anderson

January 8th, 2021

15:39

We're trying a new segment. Learn more about some fellow players, their background, how they got started, etc. We start with a series 1 player in Chicago, Kevin Anderson. 

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S2 E16 And that's a wrap for 2020! Our year end awards episode

December 31st, 2020

57:42

Hard to believe, but we started and got out a ton of podcast episodes in this crazy COVID year. Hope you all enjoyed them. Here are our year end awards!

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S2 E15 The Future is Now (here). Drinks with Ben, Noah and Jeronie "The Future" Barnes

December 28th, 2020

1:03:11

Following up on the roadtrip to Louisville where drinks were involved, we decided to do a Christmas edition at Ben's place with Jeronie Barnes, a pro …

S2 E14 Women's Long Island Champs Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia bringing some excitement!

December 22nd, 2020

28:16

Happy to have on the show Kerri Delmonico and Lauren Gebbia. Two women with a long list of paddle accomplishments. Not only did they seem to have too much fun doing the interview, but be sure to listen for some great …

S2 E13 Mikk Irdoja & Mark Innes from Mi Paddle come on to talk about their great new instructional site

December 17th, 2020

22:54

The Estonian Pony and Abs of steel (Mikk and Mark) join us to talk all about the best thing to come to paddle instruction in years, their site mipaddle.co is a wealth of knowledge from the top players.

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S2 E12 Road Trip! Louisville paddle

December 8th, 2020

44:38

Ben and Noah take the show on the road to a soon to be paddle hotbed of Louisville KY. Jimmy Dunseith and the best mustache in paddle, Tyler Owens share all that is Louisville paddle.

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S2 E11 Hughes and Powers - Former national champs and looking for more

December 1st, 2020

43:12

Join us for a great talk with John Hughes and Marc Powers as we talk about COVID, golf, paddle, and strategy.

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S2 E10 PFP wrap up and other nonsense

November 24th, 2020

33:35

Join us as we work to get Ana Zubori's featured on ESPN's plays of the day and a wrap up of the most recent PFP event.

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S2 E9 A social media star and a Netflix star, Doyouevenpaddle & Drew Broderick

November 18th, 2020

49:49

Andrew Miles, the man behind the Instagram paddle themed account "Doyouevenpaddle" and the man who didn't have to do much dressing up for Halloween to look like the star of The Tiger King, Drew Broderick, join us for a …

S2 E8 The legendary Gerri Viant

November 4th, 2020

37:04

To newer players, she is the voice of the APTA live streaming, but to players that have been around, she is a 13 time National Champion and HOF'er. Gerri Viant shares why many top players have come to her for …

S2 E7 Indianapolis Grand Prix wrap up with all 4 winners

October 28th, 2020

28:10

Only on Inside the Wires do you get all 4 winners of the Indy Grand Prix, Marek Czerwinski and Graham McNerney the men's winners, along with a team the played together for the first time at the event, Allison Morgan and …

S2 E6 We have all 4 champs from the 1st Grand Prix of the season

October 19th, 2020

49:10

Fresh off their victories this weekend, all the champs share their thoughts.

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S2 E5 Darien Grand Prix preview

October 14th, 2020

31:38

This week we take a look at the first Grand Prix event of the paddle season and handicap the men's and women's field.

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S2 E4 The Will Colmar Experience - One of the stars of Youtube joins us

October 2nd, 2020

43:17

Will Colmar brings a new level of energy to the show. A star of Youtube's "The Platform Files", top player and great teacher and innovator of the …

S2 E3 The President speaks

September 18th, 2020

22:03

Join us as President Tiernan Cavanna makes a return visit. She'll update what the APTA's plans are for a new COVID affected season.

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S2 E2 Ben's greatest hits! Definitely NSFW (Not safe for work) but pretty damn funny

September 15th, 2020

9:12

18 episodes in, we have plenty of great out takes that haven't been heard by listeners... Until now.


You might need to cover gentle ears, but Ben is …

S2 E1 And we're back!

September 11th, 2020

18:45

Our first new episode in 3 1/2 months, we're back and ready to start a new, possibly weird, season of paddle.

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S1 E16 The Judge ... and the drink maker - Marshall Chapin

August 18th, 2020

40:04

Head umpire of the APTA talks about paddle, volunteering, umpiring and Ben's favorite subject - foot faults, as well as his now legendary drink …

S1 E15 Here's the Champ! Jared Palmer

July 28th, 2020

31:57

Not many players can not play paddle all season until a week before Nationals start, then step in an make it to the finals, but our guest on the show did that this year. When you've already won 3 titles and oh yeah, …

S1 E14 Views from the backhand, Brian Compton

July 9th, 2020

36:30

The gang talks to one of the top players and best backhands in the country, Brian Compton. We also play our own version of the Tinder app as we try to find a partner (in paddle, not life) for Brian.

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S1 E13 This is Us

June 16th, 2020

38:28

Get to know the hosts a bit and learn all you ever wanted to about Pro Wrestling. We also disclose some guests coming up later this summer.

Make sure to sign up for the best summer paddle tourney in the Midwest too, …

S1 E11 Champions Week with Marcela Rodezno

May 26th, 2020

23:21

Even after taking 3 years off, Marcela came back strong in 2020 to win Nationals with Macie Elliot. Listen to hear about her tennis background, thoughts on other top players in the women's game and most importantly, how …

S1 E10 The APTA CEO, Amin Khadduri

May 22nd, 2020

37:42

We get a chance to talk with the CEO of the APTA about the PTI, what's happening at the APTA, the PTI, a challenge  to Blake and Noah, and the PTI

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S1 E9 The Ryan Baxter experience

May 19th, 2020

40:38

Learn about another side of possibly the best South African paddle player in the country.  Putting his 4 Mudhole titles up against anyone, he might …

S1 E8 The good Broderick, Dave, and the mentor of Blake Anderson

May 15th, 2020

38:52

The original paddle playing Broderick brother, Dave joins us. Dave has successfully helped run one of the biggest tournaments in the country and …

S1 E7 The legendary Mikk Irdoja

May 12th, 2020

40:14

We're joined by the player known by only one name, Mikk, mainly because nobody can pronounce his last name correctly.  Alternatively known for having the best ass in paddle,  Mikk Irdoja shares his thoughts.

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S1 E6 Martin Bostrom - The Swedish edition

May 8th, 2020

37:07

The guys talk to Blake's partner (in paddle, not life) about who the toughest opponents are as well as some of the personalities behind the scenes

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S1 E5 The students talk to the Professor - Graham McNerney

May 5th, 2020

57:05

Great interview with one of the top players in the country who is a student of the game. Great tips for players of any ability in this interview.

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S1 E4 The one and only, multifaceted Ana Zubori!

May 1st, 2020

22:52

Hear thoughts from one of the top women's players in the game and what she does outside of the paddle court. Plus, hear how crappy it sounds when …

S1 E3 Women of Power - APTA President Tiernan Cavanna and 1/2 of the Women's National Championship team, Macie Elliot

April 28th, 2020

28:03

This week the boys sit down with the women who rule the APTA, the President and the national champ!

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S1 E2 part 2 Drew Broderick - Founder of Pro Flight Paddle & 4 time National Champion

April 24th, 2020

19:10

On today's episode, the guys talk to  4 time National Champion, runner up in the 2020 Championship and founder of the Pro Flight Paddle tour, Drew Broderick.

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S1 E2 part 1 Talking with the men's National Champions, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell

April 21st, 2020

37:44

Coming out of the gates strong, we get to talk to current men's National Champions, Johan DuRandt and Stephen Mitchell as they discuss a wrap up of this years Nationals, the underhand serve and of course, the Tiger King.

Season 1 Episode 1 Welcome Blake Anderson in!

April 18th, 2020

35:44

Our first full episode. Blake shares his thoughts and we get rolling! Talking paddle, Netflix and upcoming interviews

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Pilot episode of Inside the Wires - a podcast about all things paddle and not

April 13th, 2020

9:08

Our first episode. A quick intro to who we are and what we'll be doing with the podcast in the future.

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