Player's Own Voice Podcast

POV podcast: How Joannie Rochette skated her way to med school

On the season one finale of the Player's Own Voice podcast, former Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette discusses the unlikely transition from Olympian athlete to medical doctor.

POV podcast: Alexandre Despatie and the upside of early success

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie talks about measuring success on his own terms and the delicate business of knowing exactly the right time to hang up the swim trunks at the end of a storied career.

POV podcast: Luger John Fennell on his unique sporting perspective as a dual citizen

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, John Fennell, member of Canadian and American national teams, discusses differences between the two sporting cultures.

POV podcast: Benoit Huot on his illustrious Paralympic career

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, one of the greatest Paralympians of all time discusses a retirement that was ten years in the planning.

POV podcast: Mark Tewksbury on progress and problems in Olympic movement

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury discusses the evolving fate of LGBTQ athletes and reputation management for the International Olympic Committee.

POV podcast: Caroline Ouellette on building a better Team Canada

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, former captain Caroline Ouellette discusses ways that Canada can ensure future hockey glory.

POV podcast: Cindy Klassen on changing the face of speed skating

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, former speed skater Cindy Klassen opens up about the high and lows of her decorated on-ice career.

POV podcast: Former figure skater Paige Lawrence on believing in your own abilities

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Paige Lawrence details her career, and the wisdom and values ultimately learned through her journey.

POV podcast: Canadian soccer player Desiree Scott on the many layers that make up 'the destroyer'

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, two-time Olympic bronze medallist Desiree Scott has helped bring two bronze medals back to her hometown of Winnipeg.

POV podcast: Kaitlyn Lawes on her different paths to Olympic gold

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, two-time Olympic curling champion Kaitlyn Lawes discusses the two very different experiences she had on her way to Olympic gold.

POV podcast: Jesse Lumsden on enjoying the journey

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, three-time Olympian Jesse Lumsden reflects on his diverse athletic career and why the absence of a victory does not mean the presence of failure.

POV podcast: Silken Laumann on mental health among athletes

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, one of Canada’s most celebrated Olympians Silken Laumann tackles the tough topic of mental health struggles among athletes and adjusting to post-competitive life.

POV podcast: Kaitlyn Weaver on competing against Olympic icons

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian figure skater Kaitlyn Weaver talks about the curious resilience she and ice dance partner Andrew Poje have always had, and rebounding from a disappointing Olympics.

POV podcast: Jillian Saulnier on fighting 'the Olympic hangover'

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian hockey player Jillian Saulnier talks about the need for one professional women's league, fighting through injuries and getting over "the Olympic hangover."

POV podcast: Georgia Simmerling — a year-round competitor

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Georgia Simmerling —Olympic alpine skier, ski cross athlete, and track cyclist — describes how her desire to compete has given her mental and physical strength to recover from near-catastrophic injuries.

POV podcast: Patrick Chan on the joy of going out on your own terms

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian figure skating legend Patrick Chan sheds light on how his mindset made all the difference at his last two Olympics — and allowed him to retire at peace.

POV podcast: Kathy and Randy Gregg on how to raise a family of athletes

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Kathy and Randy Gregg share their secrets on how they nurtured three successful — and healthy — athletes.

POV podcast: U.S. hockey great Julie Chu on living with the enemy

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, former U.S. women's hockey team captain Julie Chu talks about what it's like to win Olympic gold at the expense of your couchmate.

POV podcast: Stephanie Labbe plays the long game

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe shares her two-year plan: Canada wins the 2019 World Cup, then beats Japan — in Japan no less — for Olympic gold in 2020.

POV podcast: Rich Champion (yes, that's his actual name) is rodeo's million-dollar man

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Texan rodeo ace Rich Champion talks about how winning a million bucks in a single day's riding brought on an unwanted flood of attention and sky-high expectations.

POV podcast: Gilmore Junio makes no excuses, no apologies

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, Canadian speed skater Gilmore Junio opens up about his career-defining choices, which have earned him both admiration and a fair bit of pushback.

POV podcast: Eric Radford on overcoming bullying and homophobia in sports

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, figure skating champion Eric Radford sheds light on his quiet determination to defeat homophobia and bullying to pursue the sport he loves.

Athletes speak their mind on the Player's Own Voice podcast

Like our Player’s Own Voice essay series, CBC Sports' new POV podcast gives athletes an unfiltered way to speak to Canadians on topics that run from the lighthearted to the profound.