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Bienvenue Montréal!

The PHF is expanding. What does that mean for current teams and players seeking a roster spot in Montreal? Once again, co-hosts Erica L. Ayala and Angelica Rodriguez come with the spicy hockey takes!

A New Era Begins!

The Founding 4 Podcast is back and brought Angelica Rodgriguez onboard as our new co-host! She and co-founder of the show Erica L. Ayala are two Latinas with spicy hockey takes!

#BlackRosie in Beijing: Hilary Knight vs The Toronto Star

Host Erica L. Ayala brings you sounds from Beijing and the 2022 Winter Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament. Hear from Swedish captain Michelle Lowehielm, Czech Republic forward Katerina Mrazova, and USA alternate captain Hilary Knight about their teams tournament start and expanding women's hockey to 10 teams.

A chat with power forward/snacker Janine Weber

Janine Weber joins the show to preview the PHF matchup against Connecticut and Buffalo, reflect on Team Austria at the 2022 Olympic Qualifiers, and more!

Founding 4 Revival featuring Hockey Hall of Famer Angela James

The Founding 4 Podcast returns with Hockey Hall of Famer and current Toronto 6 assistant coach, Angela James.

S4E7: Part II with Anne, EBUG News, and the legacy of MLK & O'Ree

Tune in for Part II of our interview with Anne Torkarski and breaking EBUG news! #NDubble

Season 4 E6: NWHL 101 with Anne Tokarski

Everything you need to know about the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) featuring Anne Tokarski - Part I. 

Anya Packer gets us ready for the #NDubble

Anya Packer discusses her biggest takeaways from 2020, Baby Waylon Packer also makes his first appearance, and Anya hints at some news!

S4E4: "This episode is brought to you by ..." featuring Sonjia Shelly

Riveters goaltender Sonjia Shelly recaps her rookie season with the Connecticut Whale and what she's packing for the NWHL bubble in Lake Placid.

S4E3: Love at first skate featuring Whitney Dove

Buffalo Beaut rookie defender Whitney Dove joins the show!

Founding 4 Podcast: NWHL interim commissioner Ty Tumminia focused on systems, partners

NWHL interim commissioner Ty Tumminia joins the Founding 4 Pod to discuss her new role, planning Season 6 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and her 2020 World Series predictions.

Anya Packer is 'empowered' by new NWHL governance model

The Founding 4 Podcast Season 4 officially kicks off with Anya Packer, executive director of the NWHLPA. Packer explains the new NWHL governance structure, potential unionization, Waylon & Madison's drip, and much more!

F4P Archives: Episode 001- November 7, 2017

On International Podcast Day, I thought I'd take us back to the first-ever episode of the Founding 4 Podcast. As you will hear, this show was originally part of The Ice Garden and I worked with co-host Mike Murphy (@DigDeepBSB). This was originally published on November 7, 2017.

Social Justice in Women's Hockey feat. Sarah Nurse & Liz Knox

The PWHPA was late to post a racial justice statement game but Sarah Nurse and Liz Knox hope the long-term impact is greater for it.

The Original Eight: As Long as it's Fun feat. Madison Packer

For the final installment of #TheOriginalEight series, we are joined by Metropolitan Riveters captain Madison Packer.

#F4PArchives: Live from Lugano with Blake Bolden

F4P Archives: Remember that time women's hockey defender Blake Bolden played hockey in Switzerland? We caught up with Bolden to discuss living & playing abroad, how she spent her free time, and much more!

The Original Eight: Mutual Respect feat. Jordan Brickner Gragnano

The Founding 4 Podcast presents the seventh installment of The Original Eight limited series featuring Jordan Brickner. The Connecticut Whale defender discusses what brought her to the NWHL and why she ultimately chose to stay.

The Original Eight: Third team's a charm feat. Kaleigh Fratkin

#TheOriginalEight series continues with our interview with Boston Pride defender Kaleigh Fratkin. #Founding4Pod

S3E17: Rebuilding the Whale feat. Bray Ketchum Peel

The Founding4Pod is back to chat player re-signings, NWHL Open Ice, and more! Erica also chats with Bray Ketchum Peel (@bdk27) about her first season as Connecticut Whale general manager. #WoHo #NWHL #Founding4Pod

The Original Eight: 'Blue Steel' featuring Elena Orlando

The Original Eight series continues with Connecticut Whale defender Elena Orlando. She's the sweetest off the ice, but serves up looks and much more on the ice. Hear Lando recap the last five years.

The Original Eight: Mamba Mentality featuring Jillian Dempsey

The Original Eight series continues with Boston Pride captain Jillian Dempsey. The NWHL all-time leading scorer chats Kobe Bryant, what motivates her to continue playing, and the member of the #TheOriginalEight who is scary to face in a scrum. Any guesses?

The Original Eight: Corinne Buie

Enjoy the third episode of The Original Eight Series featuring Buffalo Beauts captain Corinne Buie!

S3E16: Coronavirus & its impact on Women's Hockey

Erica recaps how Coronavirus has impacted the women's hockey, recaps the Isobel Cup Playoffs, interviews Massachusetts native Mallory Souliotis, and more!

The Original Eight: Shannon Doyle

The Original Eight series continues with Connecticut Whale captain Shannon Doyle!

S3E15: NWHL Awards SZN!

Erica is back to recap the regular season, preview the playoffs, and reveal her media ballot!

The Original Eight: Kiira Dosdall-Arena

The first episode of The Original Eight Series featuring Riveters defender Kiira Dosdall-Arena. She chats about outdoor clinics, the Rivs trip to Japan, and what she hopes for the next five years of the NWHL. Also, does anyone know if the celebratory sake ever made it to the 2018 Riveters?!

Blake Bolden breaks down scouting, making WoHo an inclusive space

I spent three days with Blake Bolden as the American Legacy Black Hockey History museum made its way through Southern California. Bolden discusses Black History mobile museum, explains how #TeamMoreMelanin got her on the Kings radar, and chats about dealing with micro-aggressions in women’s hockey.

2020 All-Star Weekend Recap

We're back with a recap of Team Packer vs. Team Dempsey! Listen to exclusive interviews with NWHL All-Stars Audra Richards, Grace Klienbach, Elena Orlando, Shannon Doyle, Mary Parker, and Madison Packer.


Erica recaps the final NWHL weekend before the All-Star Break, addresses the Cassie Campbell-Pascall comments, and chats with Michelle "Shelly" Picard.

S3E11: Boston Pride #TakeTheLead feat. Briana Mastel

Briana Mastel of the Boston Pride joins the show, Erica breaks down the All-Star rosters, and more!

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