Zwiftcast Episode 25 Jon Mayfield Special

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This episode is devoted entirely to a conversation with Zwift creator and co-founder of the company, Jon Mayfield.

Patient listeners will be rewarded with some nuggets of news towards the end of the interview. But the real meat of the conversation is about Jon the man, the programmer and the visionary. ¬†There’s also plenty of insight into how he and his team work, with some questions which the community repeatedly asks tackled and answered by Jon.

The conversation is very wide ranging, looking at potential futures for Zwift as well as Jon’s thoughts on racing; on real world courses; on the community; on the Zwift public roadmap (or lack therof!) the ability to change worlds; voice communications; a velodrome, or not; and yes, facial hair.

 

Zwiftcast – Episode 24

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Simon, Shane and Nathan are together – in the same place, and that place is Las Vegas! The Zwiftcasters are in the Nevada desert for the very first CVR World Champs, which is virtual bike racing as never before. Whilst the event takes top billing in this podcast, it’s not the only things the boys find time to talk about.

In a more chatty than usual podcast, the trio discuss Frank Garcia’s ambitious staging of Zwift racing as an ESport. If you don’t know what this is, after listening to this ‘cast, you’ll be much wiser. But there’s room for more than just racing.

Simon talks to Any Tough and his six year old son Daniel, about Kid Zwifting, its benefits and how the game can inspire youngsters to get involved in exercise and fitness.

Simon,  Shane and Nathan also mull over the E Fondo on Zwift; the film Zwift made about Mat Hayman and the advent of more data with the Zwift Ride Report.

But the birth of Zwifting as an ESport at scale does dominate this ‘cast, not least because of Shane’s “surprise” second place. The chaps dissect the event and debate what it may mean for the development of the platform.

This podcast is a little more chatty than usual – perhaps not surprising as the hosts don’t have to wrestle with the obvious disadvantages of being on three different continents. We hope you enjoy it.