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EuroZone

111 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings

EuroZone is a podcast about European ultimate frisbee hosted by Ravi Vasudevan and Liam Grant. It covers everything from elite level play to crazy party tournaments.

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Windmill Preview 2 - The Big One!

June 12, 2024 13:06 - 1 hour - 71.5 MB

Sean and Ravi sit down to talk about all three divisions, about the teams you should be paying attention to, about the players that we'll be seeing dominate the fields in the Netherlands and about the teams they'll both be involved with. They also make what will almost certainly be totally correct predictions.

Windmill Preview 1 - SuperTeam and USA!

June 11, 2024 18:30 - 49 minutes - 45.4 MB

Windmill is set to be even bigger than usual this year, so we're going big at EuroZone too. In this episode Sean speaks to Stef Rappazzo, the brains behind the Tokay SuperTeam project, about the team and what it could achieve. Then he speaks to Ultiworld editor-in-chief Charlie Eisenhood about his first Windmill, the decision to stream it and what he thinks might happen with the American teams! We'll be back with a division-by-division preview soon...

EUF Changes with Felix Nemec

May 15, 2024 12:30 - 43 minutes - 39.9 MB

This season we have a new EUCS structure, a new rankings system and the new broadcast deal covering all the games. It's a lot of change! EUF Events Manager Felix 'Nemo' Nemec came on the pod to talk about the changes from EUF's perspective, reflect on how they're all going and talk about what might be coming next.

Tom's and Elite Invite with Sam Murphy!

May 09, 2024 12:30 - 57 minutes - 53.1 MB

Sean is joined by Ranelagh's Sam Murphy to talk Tom's, the EUCS structure and what we might be seeing at Elite Invite as well as some discussion about the season more widely and how Ranelagh are looking this year.

EUCF Predictions!

September 29, 2023 14:29 - 1 hour - 114 MB

EUCF is here! The club season has all been building to this point, with the best teams in Europe fighting it out for the title of European champion. Will we see any shock winners this time around? Which teams are in with a shot? Which pools are the ones to keep an eye on? Sean and Benjy Rees go through it all and pick their winners.

Special focus on German and Irish ultimate!

September 28, 2023 17:30 - 1 hour - 137 MB

It's EUCF hype on EuroZone this week as Sean talks to two experts on countries that could have a big impact in Wroclaw. First it's an Oktoberfest celebration as Kim Gietzen of the Stalling Podcast helps us get a grip on the German teams going to Euros, as well as about the German national team programme's status. Then it's Liam Grant talking about surprises at Irish nationals and whether the top two teams coming out of the country can compete at the top of their divisions. More to come, so st...

EUCR Recap!

September 11, 2023 13:58 - 1 hour - 145 MB

Sean speaks again with Stefan Rappazzo about the teams that qualified for EUCF this season in each of the regions. They start out talking about the Central region Stef was at, then move to the South, the East and North and finish with the West.

EUCR-E recap and UK Nats Chat!

September 11, 2023 13:53 - 1 hour - 130 MB

Sean is joined by Hannah Pendlebury to talk about the East mixed qualifiers for EUCR and preview the largest qualifier, UK Nationals in Nottingham. They also talk about some of the other regionals and a couple of bits of news around player and team movement.

EYUC Recap and EUCF Qualifiers!

August 21, 2023 14:36 - 58 minutes - 108 MB

Sean speaks with Stefan Rappazzo about what happened at the European Youth Ultimate Championships and who the main players to watch in the next few years are. They chat a bit about EUC and Stef's thoughts on what happened in Limerick, then about about the upcoming qualifiers for EUCF across Europe next week and about the club season so far.

EUC Storyline Recap!

August 10, 2023 18:06 - 1 hour - 154 MB

Sean speaks to commentator Benjy Rees about what happened at EUC, and what it might mean going forward into this season and the future. They talk about the teams that won, the players that made a name for themselves and the most exciting games in Limerick, and end by picking a line of the tournament for each division!

A Big EUC Preview

July 17, 2023 14:52 - 59 minutes - 109 MB

Sean talks with Lorcán Murray, giving a recap of U24s and preview the ongoing European Ultimate Championships in Lorcán's beloved Limerick. They talk about all three divisions and the teams that you need to be paying attention to.

London Invite Recap and WU24 Preview!

June 30, 2023 15:28 - 1 hour - 138 MB

Sean talks to Rachel Douglas and Benjy Rees about what happened at London Invite and they talk about the upcoming World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Nottingham: which European teams will be best, and can anyone can compete with the US? They also talk about Swiss nationals and there's some chat about EUC.

Windmill Recap with Ian French!

June 23, 2023 12:05 - 1 hour - 146 MB

Sean is joined by EUC and EUCF-winning coach Ian French to talk all things Windmill, discuss Ian’s tiers for EUC and have a quick look ahead to London Invite this coming weekend.

Windmill Mega Preview

June 15, 2023 07:30 - 1 hour - 172 MB

Sean is joined by his predecessor in the hot seat, Ravi Vasudevan, to talk all things Windmill! They discuss each division, who's looking good to win the title and make predictions, as well as chat about some of the storylines from the European beach club championships this past weekend.

Elite Invite Recap

June 09, 2023 07:30 - 52 minutes - 96.9 MB

Sean is joined by Hannah Pendlebury to talk about the Elite Invite, the shock results and what it might mean for the rest of the season.

Elite Invite Preview

May 25, 2023 07:00 - 30 minutes - 55.9 MB

Sean brings on commentator and his GBXM teammate Rachel Douglas to do a very quick preview of Elite Invite as well as discuss the Belgium Open with some international open teams at the weekend.

Frankfurt and Vienna Recap, looking ahead to Brussels

May 19, 2023 07:00 - 1 hour - 118 MB

European ultimate is in full swing, with invite tournaments for the top national teams coming seemingly every week. This week Sean is joined by Benjy Rees and Christina Obermayer as they look back at the mixed teams in Frankfurt and ahead to the open teams in Brussels this coming weekend. This episode is sponsored by Tokay Ultimate.

Spring Invite and Tom's Tourney

May 11, 2023 09:00 - 1 hour - 175 MB

Ravi and Liam bring on Sean Colfer who will be taking over EuroZone this year. They recap the Spring Invites and Tom's Tourney and preview the Frankfurt Invite and Vienna Spring Break. This episode is sponsored by Tokay Ultimate and Breakmark Ultimate.

EUCF and EBUCC Recap

October 26, 2022 11:52 - 1 hour - 181 MB

Ravi had COVID, Liam played EBUCC, so the boys have a bit of a delayed recap of EUCF and EBUCC.

EUCF 2022 Preview

September 27, 2022 14:30 - 1 hour - 134 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about what's happened since worlds. They then preview the three divisions at the EUCF.

WUCC Recap, Ultimate not in the Olympics

August 10, 2022 20:58 - 1 hour - 207 MB

So Ultimate won't be in the Olympics. Ravi and Liam break that down and talk about the upcoming EUC Series with Women's EUCRs being cancelled across the board. Then they recap WUCC across all divisions and talk about some of the main controversies of the tournament including edge spiking, continuation rules, and dangerous plays.

WUCC 2022 Preview

July 22, 2022 11:03 - 1 hour - 149 MB

Ravi and Liam look through all the WUCC Pools and give their picks for each division. How will the European teams do this time?

World Games Recap

July 20, 2022 21:01 - 1 hour - 112 MB

Ravi and Liam recap the world games. They talk all about commentating the event as well as the results, how proud they are of the European teams and how Liam's pulling rule was an unmitigated success.

TDing WMUCC, World Games Preview

July 07, 2022 16:58 - 1 hour - 182 MB

Ravi and Liam are back and they recap the European season so far. Ravi then talks about playing with EuroTrash at Windmill and Liam talks about being the Tournament Director at WMUCC. They cap off the episode previewing the World Games.

WUCC Bids with WFDF's Brian Gisel

November 08, 2021 16:49 - 1 hour - 153 MB

Ravi and Liam discuss USAU nationals and how the results may impact some of the European teams going to WUCC next year. They also rant about how bad the ESPN deal is. WFDF's Brian Gisel comes on to explain how the bids work out for WUCC. They also talk about the other World's events for next year including the fact that Russia cannot go to events in the United States for the foreseeable future.

XEUCF Recap

October 08, 2021 17:17 - 1 hour - 218 MB

Ravi and Liam are back from their weekend in Bruges. They recap each division of the biggest club tournament of the year in Europe.

XEUCF Preview Show

September 29, 2021 04:56 - 1 hour - 169 MB

European club ultimate is back! Ravi and Liam break down the upcoming XEUCF in great detail including their bracket picks for each division.

Nationals Roundup, Basel Open, XEUCF Pools

September 23, 2021 11:44 - 1 hour - 135 MB

Ravi and Liam recap the Basel Open and National Championships all around Europe. They also discus the difficulties of Ratio Rule A and the pools at the XEUCF.

Swedish Foul Call, UKU Nationals, New EUF Club Structure

September 03, 2021 07:25 - 1 hour - 122 MB

Ravi and Liam finally have a full episode of ultimate related content! They discuss the controversial foul call from Swedish Beach nationals, then talk about UKU Nationals and the French PQI tournaments. They also discuss the new EUF club structure and time-line and preview some international tournaments in Switzerland this weekend. Finally they go through the current team list at the XEUCF and see how good their picks look. 0:00 Controversy at Sweden Beach Nationals 14:00 WUCC/XEUCF qualifi...

XEUCF Picks, Sexual Harassment in Switzerland

August 09, 2021 11:05 - 1 hour - 171 MB

Ravi and Liam predict which teams will be going to the XEUCF in Bruges later this year. They also discuss the sexual harassment case in Switzerland and look at the team list for EUIC 2022!

Injuries Already? UKU Update

July 02, 2021 14:40 - 56 minutes - 129 MB

Sean Colfer from The Showgame comes on to talk about the new UKU club structure. Ravi is already injured, XEUCF is happening! The boys also look ahead to the EUF 2022 calendar.

How Will Countries Qualify Teams for WUCC?

June 11, 2021 06:22 - 48 minutes - 111 MB

Liam becomes a firefighter, Ravi starts playing frisbee again. The boys talk about Europe officially returning to play, They also walk through some of the weird schemes that national federations are using to qualify teams for WUCC next year with nationals cancelled in many countries.

Pulling Women

May 16, 2021 08:48 - 51 minutes - 117 MB

Ravi and Liam talk all about the new prescribed gender pulling rule that will be used by WFDF and the EUF at upcoming events. France's Aline "Rasta" Mondiot and GB's Rachel Turton weigh in on their impressions of the new rule. The boys close the podcast out with some content they've been enjoying during this (hopefully) last period of the pandemic.

Davide Morri, Return to Cincinnati, Super League

April 30, 2021 10:50 - 1 hour - 170 MB

The (in)famous Italian, Davide Morri, joins the podcast to discuss the CUSB Academy coming up this July. https://cusbfrisbee.it/cusb-academy-english-version/ Liam and Ravi talk to Davide about the first time they met him and how CUSB changed their spirit, Davide's experience picking up with PELT at Windmill and various other topics. To close the show Ravi and Liam talk about WUCC returning to Cincinnati and the saga of the European Super League. Elevate Ultimate's "The Art of Coaching Youth...

Scots and Aussies

April 17, 2021 06:40 - 54 minutes - 126 MB

Liam and Ravi bring on Scottish players Cameron Agnew and Rhonda Gordon to talk about Scottish Ultimate. They give their takes on the new UKU Club system from a Scottish perspective and discuss the shift from mixed to single gender at the elite level in Scotland. Liam then asks about what a Scottish national team would look like if GB split into different nations. To close the show Ravi and Liam discuss Australian nationals.

St. Paddy's Day, Flying Rabbits Gender Book

March 22, 2021 13:04 - 1 hour - 230 MB

Lorcan Murray comes back to the podcast for a St. Paddy's day special. Liam and Lorcan tell the history of St. Paddy's day and some PELT stories. Ravi puts the lads to the test with a trivia contest on Irish ultimate. Also, Miguel and Stephanie of the Flying Rabbits join the show to talk about their book on gender issues. [1:00] Intro [5:00] Flying Rabbits Gender Book [27:00] History of St. Patrick's Day [33:00] Why Lorcan left EuroZone [37:15] PELT stories [43:40] Trivia on Irish Ultimate

Russia and Ragnarok

February 05, 2021 11:23 - 28 minutes - 64.7 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about the WADA sanctions on Russia and how that relates to ultimate. They also discuss Ravi's op-ed proposing that WFDF give Russia a World Games bid. Finally, they talk about top Danish men's team, Ragnarok, folding. [0:00] COVID talk [4:05] Russian Doping Ban [7:15] Russia World Games [20:50] Ragnarok Folding

WUGC Cancelled, World Games Teams

January 20, 2021 12:05 - 54 minutes - 124 MB

Ravi and Liam react to WFDF cancelling/postponing all events in 2021. They also argue why Russia should get a World Games bid over France. [0:25] Liam's Career Highlight Video [8:25] WFDF's Announcement for 2021 [10:05] U24s [13:18] WUGC [20:30] Beach Worlds [25:45] World Games

WUGC Propsects

January 13, 2021 17:48 - 55 minutes - 128 MB

Liam and Ravi talk about what WUGC looks like given the responses to the survey put out by WFDF. They also talk about Russia having to attend WFDF events as a neutral country and potential World Games Qualifying options in the case of a WUGC cancellation. [0:00] Storming of the US Capitol [6:00] Russia sanctions at WFDF events [11:10] WUGC - Will it Happen? [37:00] World Games Qualifiers without WUGC?

EuroZone: Best Party Tournaments with Carly Blair

December 18, 2020 11:23 - 1 hour - 138 MB

Carly Blair comes on the podcast to talk about the best party tournaments. Liam and Ravi also talk a bit about cancellations for 2021. Episode Presented by VII Apparel Co. Check out http://viiapparel.co/ to start your team order for the return to play season in 2021! [0:33] Look back at 2020 [4:40] Shout outs to VII and Lasma Kublicka [8:10] Tom's and Windmill Cancellations - WUGC? [16:00] Carly comes on - We talk Sinterklaas [20:35] Liam talks about his experience talking Party tourneys on...

Felix Shardlow, Queen's Gambit

December 10, 2020 14:51 - 59 minutes - 136 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about PELT's Movember campaign before Felix Shardlow comes on the podcast to talk about his strategy and tactics ideas as well as what it is like to be an ultimate content creator. Liam and Ravi close the show talking about The Queen's Gambit. Episode presented by VII Apparel Company. Go to https://viiapparel.co/ to start your team order. [0:00] Movember [7:31] Felix Shardlow [48:00] The Queen's Gambit

EuroZone: WFDF 2021 Calendar and Disc In - The New Coaching App

November 13, 2020 18:30 - 45 minutes - 104 MB

Ravi and Liam chat about Movember and the US Election before talking about WFDF's proposed calendar for 2021. Moby Espitia comes on the podcast to talk about his new free app Disc In. Check it out on the iOs app store or the Google Play Store. Episode is brought to you by VII Apparel Company. Check out viiapparel.co to start your team order today. [0:40] Movember [4:50] US Presidential Election [10:00] WFDF 2021 Masters Cancelled [10:50] WU24s and WUGC [24:10] World Games Speculation [34:24...

EurZone: Lockdown 2 Electric Boogaloo

October 29, 2020 17:30 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

Lockdown descends on Europe for the second wave of COVID19. Ravi and Liam talk about the UltiLeague fundraising campaign and the proposal for the new EUF club structure. EuroZone is presented by VII Apparel company. Visit viiapparel.co to start your team order today.

EuroZone: EUCS Restructure

September 01, 2020 20:51 - 58 minutes - 134 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about the new EUF Task Forces including the EUCS restructure. This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Go to savageultimate.com to start your team order today

EuroZone: Top 10 of the Decade, Russia World Games

August 04, 2020 19:57 - 1 hour - 93.6 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about the top 10 players of the decade from outside North America. Ned Garvey and Olga Barsukova come on to speculate on the Russian World Games team. Also, they speculate on whether or not WUGC will happen next year. This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check out savageultimate.com to start your team order today. [5:54] - Will WUGC happen next year? [12:45] - Top 10 Women of the 2010's [33:30] - Top 10 Men of the 2010's [55:47] - Russian World Games Team

EuroZone: Europe Starts Playing Frisbee, France World Games

July 08, 2020 16:36 - 1 hour - 56.9 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about the re-opening of ultimate in Europe including the Swiss preparation tournament. They also look ahead to the EUCF. Quentin Dupre La Tour of Focus Ultimate and Camille Canter come on the podcast to speculate on what a French World Games team would look like. This episode is brought to you by Savage Apparel Company. Check out www.savageultimate.com to start your team order today. Watch the play from Quentin's favorite photo he ever took (2 minutes in): https://www.you...

EuroZone: xEUCF Bids, WUGC Budget, New WFDF Rules

June 17, 2020 10:04 - 1 hour - 73.2 MB

The EUF has distributed bids to different nations for the xEUCF in October. Will this event actually happen given the pandemic? WUGC releases their budget for the potential postponed tournament. Plus, Rueben Berg from the WFDF rules committee comes on to talk about the rules draft for 2021-2024. EuroZone is brought to you by Savage Apparel Co. Check out savageultimate.com to start your team order. [5:00] xEUCF Bids [21:55] WUGC Budget [39:50] Rueben Interview Starts [49:40] New Rules

EuroZone: BLM, WUGC Refunds, Germany World Games

June 08, 2020 10:52 - 1 hour - 69.7 MB

Ravi and Liam talk about WFDF's latest announcement on the WUGC postponement, specifically about their refund policy. Sophia Neumann-Wagner and Hans Tiro come on the show to speculate about a German 2022 World Games team. Episode is sponsored by Savage Apparel Company and Tokay Ultimate. Visit savageultimate.com to start your team order. Visit tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to get 10% off your cleats order. Contact directly about special group deals. [1:00] Black Lives Ma...

EuroZone: Europe Re-Opens, GB World Games Team

May 21, 2020 14:42 - 1 hour - 59 MB

Europe is starting to play ultimate again. Ravi and Liam take a trip around the continent and see how different countries are starting back up with Frisbee. Sean Colfer comes on the show to speculate about what a GB World Games team would look like. Sponsors: Savage Apparel Company - Go to savageultimate.com to start your team order Tokay Cleats - Go to tokay-ultimate.com and use coupon code "eurozone" to save 10% on your next order. [2:15] Liam rants about social media [11:05] Europe star...

EuroZone: Tom's Tourney 2020

April 29, 2020 18:44 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

Tom's Tourney isn't happening this year but Ravi and Liam go through some nice memories of the tournament including a touching story from Robyn Fennig about her first experience with YAKA at Tom's. They also interview Tom's TD Boris van de Loock about the history of the tournament. Plus the guys talk about Liam's ultimate quiz and the EUF skipping EUCR and going to a larger xEUCF. [2:00] Special Message from Tokay [4:28] EUF cancelling EUCRs and having larger xEUCF [9:18] Liam's Quiz [25:50]...