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The USA Volleyball Show
52 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Episode 18: The International Volleyball Hall of Fame featuring Todd Rogers
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen welcome International Volleyball Hall of Fame class of 2021 inductee and Beijing 2008 gold medalist, Todd Rogers (5:03 - 17:38, 19:20 - 42:15) on the show. They discuss Todd's vast career in volleyball, Todd meeting the President of the United States, the future of beach volleyball and much more!
48 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 17: Beach NTDP featuring Dr. Gabby Garbato and Cody Liner
In this episode, Clarence welcomes Beach NTDP Manager Dr. Gabby Garbato and Beach NTDP Coordinator Cody Liner, (6:28 - 41:54) on the show. They discuss their backgrounds in volleyball, introduce the Beach National Team Development Program, preview the upcoming fall training series and more!
69 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Episode 16: Bringing Home the Gold featuring Bethany Zummo
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen wrap-up the Tokyo Paralympic Games by chatting with two-time Paralympic gold medalist and libero for the U.S. Women's Sitting National Team, Bethany Zummo (5:22 - 56:17)! Bethany talks about dealing with mental health, some of her off-court interests, living that pin life in Tokyo, winning GOLD and so much more!
34 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Episode 15: Check-In from the Tokyo Paralympic Games featuring Lora Webster
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen talk about the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Then they catch up with FIVE-TIME Paralympian, gold medalist and middle blocker for the U.S. Women's Sitting National Team, Lora Webster, (2:50 - 23:43) from Tokyo! Lora talks about the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the food in Tokyo, some of Lora's favorite past Paralympic moments and so much more!
65 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 14: The Tokyo Paralympic Games featuring Emma Schieck
In this episode, Clarence welcomes back co-host Stephen after helping cover the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Stephen talks about his Olympic Games experience. Then they catch up with first-time Paralympian and outside hitter for the U.S. Women's Sitting National Team, Emma Schieck, (14:00 - 54:26) hours before her Tokyo flight takes off. They discuss the Tokyo Paralympic Games, how Emma got introduced to volleyball and much more!
52 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Episode 13: Tokyo Paralympic Games Preview featuring Katie Holloway and Nicky Nieves
In this episode, Clarence is joined by producer Curtis Ward as Stephen and Kyle are en route from Tokyo. Clarence and Curtis update us on everything with the conclusion of the Olympic Games. They sit down with U.S. Women's Sitting National Team members and Paralympic gold medalists Katie Holloway (outside hitter) and Nicky Nieves (middle blocker) and talk with them about gearing up to defend their gold at the Tokyo Paralympic Games (9:16 - 46:43).
51 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Episode 12: Special Episode from the Tokyo Olympic Games featuring Haleigh Washington
In this special episode, Stephen and our Content Producer Kyle Scholzen are still in Tokyo at the Olympic Games. They update us on all of the action from pool play. Stephen has a nice chat with Haleigh Washington (27:25 - 39:52), Middle Blocker, U.S. Women's National Team and talks about being an Olympian. Clarence wraps everything up discussing the Olympic schedules, upcoming matches and updates us on a few recent matches and injuries.
38 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 11: At the Tokyo Olympic Games featuring Taylor Sander
In this episode, Stephen is out in Tokyo for the Olympic Games with our content producer, Kyle Scholzen. They talk about their Olympic experiences and how Tokyo is going so far. They also chat with Taylor Sander (18:14 - 22:08), outside hitter for the U.S. Men's National Team and discover some breaking news from him. Clarence wraps everything up discussing the Olympic schedules and upcoming events.
55 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 10: Olympic Preview – Beach featuring Team Slaes
Hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson begin a series of Olympic previews by sitting down with beach volleyball Olympic nominees Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil (6:36 - 39:00), who earned a berth to Tokyo in early June. They discuss Kelly and Sarah’s excitement of qualifying for their first Olympic Games, preparation on and off the court for Tokyo, and check in with Kelly’s attempts to get Sarah into video games. Clarence and Stephen also shoutout the U.S. Women’s Sitting National Team, which recently won gold at the Golden Nations League in the Netherlands and announced the roster for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games.
26 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Episode 9: LIVE(ish) from the 2021 Girls Junior National Championship!
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen record direct from the 2021 Girls Junior National Championship in Las Vegas. They sit down with Competition Director and USA Volleyball's Director of Events Kristy Cox (4:09 - 10:44), who discusses the atmosphere in Las Vegas, a new attendance record and much more. They also have post-match chats with Hawaiian Style Volleyball Club 14's libero, Natronai Anana (10:44 - 13:34) and head coach Monica Bustos from Club Solano (13:34 - 17:45).
55 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 8: The Winds of the Beach featuring Coral Arroyo-Baez
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen discuss beach weather, the National Beach Tour, the National Beach Tour Junior Championship with USA Volleyball's Events Coordinator and meteorology specialist Coral Arroyo-Baez (5:02 - 40:35).
74 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 7: VNL and Tournament Prep featuring Erin Virtue and Micah Christenson
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen discuss the ongoing Volleyball Nations League, how the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams prepared for it, and how it’ll help both squads during the Olympic Games later this summer. First, U.S. Women’s National Team Assistant Coach/ Director, National Team Development Program Erin Virtue (5:15 - 31:30) discusses the women’s national team, the atmosphere in the training gym heading up to this summer’s competitions and about the redeveloped National Team Development Program. Next, the guys chat with U.S. Men’s National Team setter and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Micah Christenson (36:48 - 1:02:47) about returning to the national team’s practice gym and about his expanding family.
59 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 6: The U.S. Men's Sitting National Team featuring Greg Walker and Roderick Green
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen discuss the U.S. Men’s National Team and its upcoming World ParaVolley Paralympic Qualifier in Germany May 31-June 4. They sit down with Greg Walker (3:42 – 27:51), the team’s head coach, and Roderick Green (31:47 – 51:38), a three-time Paralympic medalist and middle. Hear about the team’s recent training camp, how the team is looking and their upcoming trip to Duisburg, Germany for the last chance to qualify for Tokyo.
64 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 5: Off the Court featuring Kaleo Maclay and Ben Patch
In this episode, Clarence and Stephen celebrate the fifth episode of the podcast. They sit down with Kaleo Maclay (3:29 – 15:17), two-time Paralympic medalist and setter for the U.S. Women's Sitting National Team and Ben Patch (21:35 – 52:01), opposite for the U.S. Men's National Team. They will chat about their playing careers, but you’ll soon learn that both have several passions, hobbies and ventures outside of volleyball.
95 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 4: NCAA Volleyball Special featuring Dana Rettke, Alisha Glass Childress and Daniel Matheney
In this episode, hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson celebrate the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament with this college volleyball special. Hear from Dana Rettke (4:18 – 16:53), middle for University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alisha Glass Childress (24:29 – 48:14) Olympic medalist and former setter with the U.S. Women's National Team and (at the time of the interview recording) assistant coach for Stanford University's women’s volleyball, and Daniel Matheney (56:11 – 1:20:35) team captain and middle for UCLA men’s volleyball. They will discuss what this season looks like due to COVID protocols, the transition from an athlete to coach, and how to navigate the recruiting process.
77 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 3: Beach Race to Tokyo featuring Sean Scott and Kelly Claes
In this episode, hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson hit the beach while continuing the 100 Days Out celebration. Hear from Sean Scott (3:16 - 23:22) Director, National Beach Programs and Kelly Claes (30:45 - 1:02:50) of the U.S. Beach National Team about how teams qualify for the Olympic beach tournament, how it feels being in the middle of a tight battle for an Olympic berth, and the many ways Kelly Claes spends her free time.
48 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 2: Tokyo Preview featuring Tori Dixon and Erik Shoji
In this episode, hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson continue celebrating 100 days from the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games by talking to Tori Dixon (2:38 - 13:24) of the U.S. Women’s National Team and Olympic medalist Erik Shoji (20:15 - 36:44) of the Men’s National Team. Hear from Tori as she discusses efforts to fight back from injury multiple times to hopefully make the Tokyo roster, while Erik reminisces about the Men’s National Team’s bronze medal run in Brazil and a night of karaoke with Stephen and the rest of the squad.
83 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 1: Tokyo Preview featuring Jordan Larson, April Ross and Katie Holloway
Welcome to the very first episode of The USA Volleyball Show, the official podcast of USA Volleyball. Hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson celebrate 100 days from the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games by talking to two-time Olympic medalist Jordan Larson (7:58 - 26:24) of the U.S. Women’s National Team, two-time Olympic medalist April Ross (41:03 - 52:01) of the Beach National Team and three-time Paralympic medalist Katie Holloway (57:23 - 1:13:30) of the Women’s Sitting National Team. Listen along if you want to hear what it takes to make an Olympic roster, win a Paralympic medal or even qualify for the Olympic Games.
2 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Welcome to The USA Volleyball Show
Hello everyone and welcome to The USA Volleyball Show, the official podcast of USA Volleyball! Come along with hosts Clarence Hughes and Stephen Munson as they go behind the scenes with some of the biggest names and go to the biggest events in the sport of volleyball. Tune in starting Wednesday, April 14 with new episodes dropping every other week. Subscribe now and welcome to The USA Volleyball Show, the official podcast of USA Volleyball.
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