Hosted By, Thomas Shields and Tyson Apostol
THE VOICE OF PICKLEBALL.
On “PicklePod”, Thomas Shields and Tyson Apostol deliver an entrée of updates from around the Pickleball World. Some would say it’s a “Picklers” dream podcast with the duo’s loud and unfiltered insights commentating on the good, the bad, and even the ugly sides of the sport as Pickleball undeniably rockets towards mainstream adoption. The Hosts are in the know, frequently attend the sports biggest events, and regularly communicate with the Pros.
Weekly rotating topics, guests, tournament recaps, Pickleball pop-culture, player strategies, and more. No comment or topic can breach the PicklePod Non-Valley Zone, everything is in play. It’s on the PicklePod or it didn’t happen. Thomas Shields is the Founder Of “The Dink Pickleball” Media company and Tyson Apostol is a 4X Survivor TV show contestant, Gamma, Fila, & PicklePlay partner, and the #1 pickleball personality in the world.
MEET THE HOSTS
Founder of The Dink Pickleball, Media Company
Thomas Shields is the Founder Of “The Dink Pickleball” Media company. While workiing on MBA, Thomas wrote an essay about how his family’s discovery of pickleball has brought all three generations back onto the court together. In that moment, Thomas made a career goal to build the largest pickleball community in existence, allowing pickleball to bring millions more together, like it did for his family.
Clichés aside,Thomas’ love for the game led to his launching of TheDinkPickleball.com. now a full fledge pickleball media company, that began as a newsletter, bringing a centralized voice into the sport. With the launch of The PicklePod, Thomas plans to bring Pickleball media in all forms to the masses.
4X Survivor TV show contestant, Gamma, Fila, & PicklePlay partner, and the #1 pickleball personality in the world
This pro went absolutely ape sh** w/ Altaf Merchant
Grading the Nationals Experience w/ Connor Garnett
Pros were literally scrambling to find legal paddles at MLP
We grilled USA Pickleball about paddle failures
Collin Johns: Cheating vs Innovation, Tour Wars, Net Cords
Line calls spark controversy w/ John Cincola
Rohrabacher, the risky draft pick that paid off
Lawyers(?) advised these players to sit out
The pro boycott, changing contracts & bad blood
Absolute Chaos: Pickleball will Change FOREVER w Jimmy Miller