Our podcasts will complement the blog posts and provide greater insight into the highlighted topic. The host, Brandon Shintani, will be chatting with guest speakers ranging from student-athletes to professionals who specialize in sport psychology, mental training, and performance enhancement. Some notable guests on the show include Ron White (2 Time USA Memory Champion) and Graham Betchart (NBA Trainer). If you want to learn about the mental aspect of sports, this is the podcast for you!
Mind-Design Sports also has another podcast called the Sport Mind Avenue Podcast. The hosts, Jonny Mondo and Elliott Steinberg, discuss current events happening in the sports world as well as the mental impacts these events can have on athletes and their surrounding community. They also integrate different psychological segments to end each show such as Q&As, fantasy drafts, and interviews. The episodes aim to break down the big news stories you see each day through a psychological lens for younger athletes. If you want to dive deeper into current sports stories, then this is the podcast for you!
Important Psychological Skills - Episode 33 w/ the ACL Therapist
Everyone practices psychological practices daily, whether they are aware of it or not. In today’s podcast, Brandon speaks with Keagen Hadley, also known as the ACL Therapist, on the importance of various psychological skills.
The Mental Side of Race Car Driving - Episode 31 w/ Aditya Swaminathan
Race car driving can be one of the most dangerous sports out there, so having a sharp mental game is important at all levels of the sport’s competition. Today, Brandon talks with Aditya Swaminathan, a professional 18-year-old race car driver from Bengaluru, India, to discuss his perspective behind the wheel.
How to Overcome Mental Health Problems During The Pandemic - EP 28 w/ Jarrod Spencer
In this podcast, Brandon chats with Jarrod Spencer, who serves as the sports psychologist for several professional teams and individual athletes. The mental health of numerous athletes was affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and Jarrod explains the different impacts of the lockdown while also making recommendations on how to benefit from this at home.
Training Your Brain: Developing Mental Fitness - EP 26 w/ SportPsychMDs (Torrey Troggio & Armin Hoes)
As athletes, we spend large portions of our time training our bodies’ ability to perform well- our physical fitness- to perfection. But mental fitness can play just as large a role as a well-trained body in athletic success. After all, a good arm is nothing if you freeze up right before the critical moment. What constitutes a mentally fit attitude, especially for student-athletes? In this episode, we dive into this question with psychiatrists Torey Troggio and Armin Hoes of Sports Psych MDs. They discuss some individual components of mental fitness, pass on some sage advice, and even analyze the playing styles of current NBA athletes.
Playing Smart On and Off the Chess Board - EP21 w/ Dr. Denise Bouah
Dr. Denise Bouah is a three-time National Women's Chess Champion, Sports Psychologist, and author of "Sport Psychology for Children: A Textbook Manual using stories to teach mental concepts". In this episode, Brandon and Denise discuss the mental and physical side of chess.