As the Paralympic Movement celebrates One Year To Go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has launched its podcast series today, 28 August.
“A Winning Mindset: Lessons From The Paralympics” is a partnership between the IPC and Allianz. The empowering podcasts will not only be about sport, but cover an extensive range of educational, confidence and self-improvement themes.
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The weekly podcast was released on all the major podcast platforms and will run as an initial series of 20 episodes until early 2021. Several podcasts over the series will feature questions asked by Allianz employees.
The podcast series is being produced by content agency LiveWire Sport, which has worked with the IPC since 2018 and has a rich heritage in Paralympic sport stretching back to London 2012, through its BAFTA-winning partnership with Channel 4.
The London-based agency has also produced podcasts for the likes of The Championships at Wimbledon, including last summer's 'Join The Story' series. The series presenter interviewing the athletes is British broadcaster Andy Stevenson, who has a vast array of Paralympic experience working for the BBC, Channel 4 and Whisper Films.
Each podcast will provide a platform for Para athletes to tell their sporting life, showcase their personalities and tackle subjects that are close to their hearts and of interest to fans. Issues to be explored include activism, leadership, motivation, changing attitudes, overcoming failure, mental health, resilience, diversity and inclusion.
The first two athletes to feature on “A Winning Mindset: Lessons From The Paralympics” are Great Britain’s two-time Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock (28 August) and the USA’s eight-time Paralympic champion in wheelchair racing Tatyana McFadden (4 September). Both Peacock and McFadden also star in a powerful new Netflix film about the Paralympic Games called Rising Phoenix, which was released on 26 August.
Read the complete transcription of Peacock’s Podcast.