It's Amy, host of Slap Chat, the weekly hockey podcast. I had the idea for the podcast after listening to "My Dad Wrote a Porno". Sounds strange since my podcast has nothing to do with porn, but after a week of compulsively listening in every car journey I made, I was addicted to podcasts...well this one at least. I started listening to a few more and realised what a great way it was to reach people.
It wasn't until a few weeks later, when unfortunately I lost my job, that I thought of the idea for a hockey podcast. I was feeling like I had an opportunity to do anything, like folk say when one door closes another one opens. I enjoyed the way MDWAP was recorded, if you haven't heard it I highly recommend listening but for a short overview...its three friends, one of whose father has written an erotic novel, they sit and discuss the book a chapter at a time over a glass of wine/beer. This is why I like it, you feel like you are in the room with them enjoying the jokes, it's like you're part of the banter. That's how a want our listeners to feel.
So why would that make me think of starting a sports podcast? I fell like a lot of the media for hockey is very mundane and sort of 'BBC'. I wanted to make a show where there is an element of fun and comedy but will also informative for the listeners, sort along the lines of Soccer AM.
As we are based in England so the majority of our content will be about the Domestic Premier League, we will be covering both Mens and Womens Leagues. In addition to that we will cover International tournaments when they are on!
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