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Episode 35: Photography and Figure Skating (feat. Interview with Joosep Martinson) - Transcript

Becs: Good costumes are such a draw in terms of just being like "Yes yes you are worthy!"

Gabb: Especially if they're sparkly!

Becs: Yes sparkles please!

Kat: Aka Ice Dance ladies.[Gabb: Yes!] 90% of the time deliver with their costumes.

Becs: Yes. One thing that is so beautiful about picking who you're going to photograph is ah Ice Dance ladies and ladies in general show up looking usually fabulous most practices even so...

Kat: And then you have the men with like 80% black costumes or monochrome.

Becs: Yeah it's tragic, it's a tragic contrast.

Episode 32: Warhorses - Transcript

Niamh: Another example of this was the “Despacito” we had during the Olympics.

Gina: Oh, God.

Karly: I was watching the Ice Dance Short Dance with my sister and my sister loves Despacito so every time “Despacito” came on she got super hyped, and I was like “Oh my God, not Despacito again.”

Niamh: Oh no, my mum thought they had to do “Despacito,” like it was the compulsory song. (hosts laugh)

Karly: You’re all doing “Despacito.” Carmen who? I only know “Despacito,” the true warhorse. (laughter)

Episode 29: World Figure Skating Championships 2019 - Transcript

Yogeeta: Peng and Jin's short is probably my favourite Short Program from the pairs from the entire season, and the fact that they were a fully rotated triple Sal away from getting bronze just causes my anxiety.

Kat: Listen, Sals are cursed for the Chinese pair girls.

Kite: They're cursed for everybody as we will talk about.

Yogeeta: Sals are snakes, we don't like them, they don't go here.

Kat: Yeah, I know. Although, I sacrificed something to the sal gods for Wenjing landing that Sal in the free, because I was like…

Yogeeta: Yeah, you sacrificed Yuzuru's Sal!

Kite: We really got to be more specific next time.

Episode 17: NHK Trophy 2018 - Transcript

Evie: I think they're both looking really good, especially his Short Program with the bright yellow pants that he's sporting. (Lynn: Banana pants!) It's definitely a look-

Lynn: He pulls it off!

Evie: I kinda wish he would go full banana and go for a bright yellow top and lean into the disco!

Lynn: I'd be into that.

Evie: Bejewel the hell out of the pants, flared legs - I'd be down for that.

Lynn: Stephane is really having an impact on him.

Episode 15: Skate Canada 2018 - Transcript

Nina: Paul needs to keep his moustache shaved.

Kat: Oh god, yeah.

Kite: He kept it out for the Rhythm Dance and shaved it for the Free Dance, I didn’t even recognise him when he came out for Free Dance practice. I was like “Oh my god, that’s Paul.” He looked like 15 years younger than he did 24 hours ago, just because he shaved his moustache.

Kat: Please do not do that, Paul, if you’re listening. Please just get rid of the moustache.

Nina: Paul, more flower crowns, fewer moustaches.

Recap: JGP Armenian Cup 2018

The Junior Grand Prix made its final stop in Yerevan, Armenia this past weekend where 21 men, 27 ladies, and 15 Ice Dance teams fought it out for those last few available spots for the Junior Grand Prix Final in December. The ISU livestreamed the entirety of the competition and uploaded select skaters’ videos to YouTube; additionally, the ITL YouTube channel now features playlists of the medalists’ and special shoutouts’ performances, which can be found here. 

Episode 12: Nebelhorn Trophy, JGP Czech Skate - Transcript

Lae: It's also the “Toy Story” song which seems oddly fitting for Keegan for some reason.

Gina: I would maybe like it more if he was dressed as a cowboy.

Lae: That's true. Keegan, you dropped the ball completely.

Gina: You’ve got that cowboy hat. (Lae: Oh my god, he does!)

Iman: Imagine he came up with actual cowboy boots as his skates. That would be fantastic.

Gina: That would be so cute.

Lae: If you're going to go for disco Romeo and Juliet, you might as well like go the entire way, like come on.

Episode 11: Autumn Classic International and Ondrej Nepela Trophy - Transcript

Niamh: He did say his quad Salchow was a tribute to Javi, and I was like...you’ve done the quad Salchow your entire senior career. Why is it only now his Salchow a tribute?

Gina: Javi’s not even dead yet!

Nina: Sometimes I can still hear his voice....

Episode 5: Figure Skating and Gender - Transcript

Lae: Well, we are going to focus the main segment of this episode on issues of gender bias in figure skating. And it’s a huge topic, so we’re not going to be able to cover everything but Evie’s here first of all to give you a historical perspective on figure skating in the early years.

Evie: Finally, finally my degree is coming in handy, I’m very excited about this -

Lae: Your time to shine!

Episode 3: Rule Changes for the 2018/19 Season - Transcript

Gina: Didn’t they agree that words spoken with cadence does actually count as music? (Tilda: Definitely.) So skaters could still skate to slam poetry.

Red: I wanna see Nathan do that. I wanna see Nathan do that, because I could see him writing his own rap or slam poetry and then skating to it.

Tilda: Maxim Kovtun could skate to his own hip hop. Make it happen!