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Candid conversations about childhood, adolescence, and upbringing. A look back into people's histories and the pillars that have enabled them to become who they are today.

Latest Episodes

Way of the Dog with Brian Lee

EWelcome to Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In episode 14 of the show, Casey sits down with behavior counselor and dog trainer, Brian Lee, to talk about his "Way of the Dog" approach to training dogs and their owners. Although you won't hear much about beach volleyball in this episode, it's a fascinating listen for anyone—whether you're a dog lover or not a dog person at all. So sit back and enjoy this interview with Brain Lee, owner and founder of Way of the Dog. Ciao!

61 minMAR 11
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Way of the Dog with Brian Lee

The Dreams and Realities of Beach Volleyball with twins McKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis

Welcome to episode 13 of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In this installment, Casey sits down withMcKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis (aka the Witt Twins) to talk about the dreams and realities of pursuing a career in professional beach volleyball. You'll hear about their upbringing, how sports factored into their young lives, their relatively late entrance into the sport, how they unexpectedly found themselves chasing the pro beach dream, and how they've decided to hang up their swimsuits in pursuit of other passions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. Ciao!

85 minMAR 4
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The Dreams and Realities of Beach Volleyball with twins McKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis

Kamila Tan: Rising out of Recovery

EWelcome to episode 12 of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In this episode, Casey speaks with Kamila Tan, a beach volleyball player and current graduate student at UCLA whose sincerity and authenticity shine bright. In this interview, Kamila shares her story and speaks openly about recovering from an eating disorder in hopes that her journey will inspire and help other people facing the same issues. Sit back and enjoy this insightful, honest, and thoughtful conversation with Kamila Tan. Ciao!

89 min2019 DEC 18
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Kamila Tan: Rising out of Recovery

Tim Hovland: Big Game Hunter

ETim Hovland, also known as Big Game Hunter, is widely considered one of the legends of beach volleyball. He has 64 open wins over the course of his storied career and is without a doubt one of the biggest personalities the sport has ever seen. Enjoy episode 11 of Starting Point and be on the lookout for a special announcement about how you can reach us with your feedback, questions, and suggestions. Ciao!

60 min2019 DEC 10
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Tim Hovland: Big Game Hunter

Lee LeGrande: Thriving In Chaos

EWelcome back to Starting Point with Casey Jennings and to the tenth episode of our show. After a short break, we are excited to bring you this interview with retired beach volleyball professional and top-producing real estate agent, Lee LeGrande. In this candid conversation, you'll hear about Lee's upbringing in Hawaii and Mississippi, his journey through the professional beach volleyball ranks, and what life has looked like since retiring from the sport. Enjoy this exchange between two good friends and we will see you soon for episode 11!

83 min2019 NOV 26
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Lee LeGrande: Thriving In Chaos

Stay Tuned...More Coming Soon!

EWelcome back to Starting Point with Casey Jennings. We hope you've enjoyed the show so far. With school back in session and the summer drawing to a close, we are going to take a short break to regroup, plan our next series of 8 episodes, and work on delivering an even more compelling and polished product for our listeners. So far you've heard from Olympic gold medalists including Natalie Cook and Eric Fonoi, learned what it's like to be a transgender child in today's world, peered into the mind of Jake Gibb, and been touched by Chris Crabb's stories of fatherhood and resiliency. We look forward to continuing this Starting Point journey with you and will see you in October.

1 min2019 SEP 5
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Stay Tuned...More Coming Soon!

Middle of the Madness with Kerri Walsh Jennings

EWelcome to the ninth episode of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with his wife and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, to discuss everything from a recent lice outbreak to the upcoming Olympic qualifier in Moscow. Along the way, you'll hear about life in the Jennings household, a recap of the summer so far, interesting books that Kerri has been reading, and what it means to hold yourself and your partner accountable on the beach. You'll get an inside look into Casey and Kerri's unique relationship and you'll even be treated to a sneak preview of Kerri's upcoming podcast complete with sample interview questions. Enjoy this lighthearted episode of Starting Point and thanks for listening!

82 min2019 AUG 16
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Middle of the Madness with Kerri Walsh Jennings

Casey "Boom" Patterson: Hermosa Champion and Hairstyle Icon

EIn episode 8 of Starting Point, Casey has the good fortune of sitting down with recently crowned AVP Hermosa Champion and long-hailed king of the suave hawk, Casey Patterson. In this episode you'll hear all about C-Patt's upbringing, including lessons he learned from his father and how he passed the time while serving his Mormon mission. You'll hear about his discovery of beach volleyball and how his passion for the game was ignited while playing professionally in Puerto Rico. Casey also shares how he has been able to successfully navigate the world of sponsorships without ever having an agent. It's an episode you won't want to miss. Enjoy!

87 min2019 AUG 7
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Casey "Boom" Patterson: Hermosa Champion and Hairstyle Icon

Eric Fonoimoana: The Body

EWelcome to episode seven of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with the other Olympic gold medalist from Sydney, the one they call "The Body", Eric Fonoimoana. In this episode you will hear candid stories about Eric's upbringing in Manhattan Beach, the loss of both parents at a young age, becoming a parent himself, bringing home Olympic gold in Sydney, and a few of the pranks he used to pull to keep things light on tour. You'll also get a glimpse into the work ethic and mental fortitude of an Olympic champion and the lessons learned in childhood that propelled Eric to a successful beach volleyball career. Please enjoy this conversation with Fonoi and thank you for listening to Starting Point with Casey Jennings.

82 min2019 JUL 31
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Eric Fonoimoana: The Body

Natalie Cook: Walk Like A Champion

EWelcome to episode six of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with Australian beach volleyball legend, Natalie Cook. Natalie grew up the oldest of two children in Townsville, Australia, and became the first Australian woman to compete in five different Olympic Games. At her first Olympics in Atlanta, Cook bounced back from a humiliating semi-final defeat to earn bronze against Barbara Fontana and Linda Hanley. Unsatisfied with her finish, Natalie started to dig into championship psychology and was fortunate to cross paths with an upstart motivational speaker named Kurek Ashley. Along with daily mental and emotional training, Kurek helped cultivate confidence in a young Natalie Cook. “The biggest thing I learned from him,” says Natalie, “was to carry myself like a winner. I wanted spectators to look at my posture on the court and think I was winning, regardless of the score.” In 1998, Cook set her sights on Olympic gold in Sydney and dedicated herself to upholding a ...

79 min2019 JUL 24
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Natalie Cook: Walk Like A Champion

Latest Episodes

Way of the Dog with Brian Lee

EWelcome to Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In episode 14 of the show, Casey sits down with behavior counselor and dog trainer, Brian Lee, to talk about his "Way of the Dog" approach to training dogs and their owners. Although you won't hear much about beach volleyball in this episode, it's a fascinating listen for anyone—whether you're a dog lover or not a dog person at all. So sit back and enjoy this interview with Brain Lee, owner and founder of Way of the Dog. Ciao!

61 minMAR 11
Comments
Way of the Dog with Brian Lee

The Dreams and Realities of Beach Volleyball with twins McKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis

Welcome to episode 13 of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In this installment, Casey sits down withMcKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis (aka the Witt Twins) to talk about the dreams and realities of pursuing a career in professional beach volleyball. You'll hear about their upbringing, how sports factored into their young lives, their relatively late entrance into the sport, how they unexpectedly found themselves chasing the pro beach dream, and how they've decided to hang up their swimsuits in pursuit of other passions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. Ciao!

85 minMAR 4
Comments
The Dreams and Realities of Beach Volleyball with twins McKenna Thibodeau and Madison Willis

Kamila Tan: Rising out of Recovery

EWelcome to episode 12 of Starting Point with Casey Jennings. In this episode, Casey speaks with Kamila Tan, a beach volleyball player and current graduate student at UCLA whose sincerity and authenticity shine bright. In this interview, Kamila shares her story and speaks openly about recovering from an eating disorder in hopes that her journey will inspire and help other people facing the same issues. Sit back and enjoy this insightful, honest, and thoughtful conversation with Kamila Tan. Ciao!

89 min2019 DEC 18
Comments
Kamila Tan: Rising out of Recovery

Tim Hovland: Big Game Hunter

ETim Hovland, also known as Big Game Hunter, is widely considered one of the legends of beach volleyball. He has 64 open wins over the course of his storied career and is without a doubt one of the biggest personalities the sport has ever seen. Enjoy episode 11 of Starting Point and be on the lookout for a special announcement about how you can reach us with your feedback, questions, and suggestions. Ciao!

60 min2019 DEC 10
Comments
Tim Hovland: Big Game Hunter

Lee LeGrande: Thriving In Chaos

EWelcome back to Starting Point with Casey Jennings and to the tenth episode of our show. After a short break, we are excited to bring you this interview with retired beach volleyball professional and top-producing real estate agent, Lee LeGrande. In this candid conversation, you'll hear about Lee's upbringing in Hawaii and Mississippi, his journey through the professional beach volleyball ranks, and what life has looked like since retiring from the sport. Enjoy this exchange between two good friends and we will see you soon for episode 11!

83 min2019 NOV 26
Comments
Lee LeGrande: Thriving In Chaos

Stay Tuned...More Coming Soon!

EWelcome back to Starting Point with Casey Jennings. We hope you've enjoyed the show so far. With school back in session and the summer drawing to a close, we are going to take a short break to regroup, plan our next series of 8 episodes, and work on delivering an even more compelling and polished product for our listeners. So far you've heard from Olympic gold medalists including Natalie Cook and Eric Fonoi, learned what it's like to be a transgender child in today's world, peered into the mind of Jake Gibb, and been touched by Chris Crabb's stories of fatherhood and resiliency. We look forward to continuing this Starting Point journey with you and will see you in October.

1 min2019 SEP 5
Comments
Stay Tuned...More Coming Soon!

Middle of the Madness with Kerri Walsh Jennings

EWelcome to the ninth episode of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with his wife and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, to discuss everything from a recent lice outbreak to the upcoming Olympic qualifier in Moscow. Along the way, you'll hear about life in the Jennings household, a recap of the summer so far, interesting books that Kerri has been reading, and what it means to hold yourself and your partner accountable on the beach. You'll get an inside look into Casey and Kerri's unique relationship and you'll even be treated to a sneak preview of Kerri's upcoming podcast complete with sample interview questions. Enjoy this lighthearted episode of Starting Point and thanks for listening!

82 min2019 AUG 16
Comments
Middle of the Madness with Kerri Walsh Jennings

Casey "Boom" Patterson: Hermosa Champion and Hairstyle Icon

EIn episode 8 of Starting Point, Casey has the good fortune of sitting down with recently crowned AVP Hermosa Champion and long-hailed king of the suave hawk, Casey Patterson. In this episode you'll hear all about C-Patt's upbringing, including lessons he learned from his father and how he passed the time while serving his Mormon mission. You'll hear about his discovery of beach volleyball and how his passion for the game was ignited while playing professionally in Puerto Rico. Casey also shares how he has been able to successfully navigate the world of sponsorships without ever having an agent. It's an episode you won't want to miss. Enjoy!

87 min2019 AUG 7
Comments
Casey "Boom" Patterson: Hermosa Champion and Hairstyle Icon

Eric Fonoimoana: The Body

EWelcome to episode seven of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with the other Olympic gold medalist from Sydney, the one they call "The Body", Eric Fonoimoana. In this episode you will hear candid stories about Eric's upbringing in Manhattan Beach, the loss of both parents at a young age, becoming a parent himself, bringing home Olympic gold in Sydney, and a few of the pranks he used to pull to keep things light on tour. You'll also get a glimpse into the work ethic and mental fortitude of an Olympic champion and the lessons learned in childhood that propelled Eric to a successful beach volleyball career. Please enjoy this conversation with Fonoi and thank you for listening to Starting Point with Casey Jennings.

82 min2019 JUL 31
Comments
Eric Fonoimoana: The Body

Natalie Cook: Walk Like A Champion

EWelcome to episode six of Starting Point. In this episode, Casey sits down with Australian beach volleyball legend, Natalie Cook. Natalie grew up the oldest of two children in Townsville, Australia, and became the first Australian woman to compete in five different Olympic Games. At her first Olympics in Atlanta, Cook bounced back from a humiliating semi-final defeat to earn bronze against Barbara Fontana and Linda Hanley. Unsatisfied with her finish, Natalie started to dig into championship psychology and was fortunate to cross paths with an upstart motivational speaker named Kurek Ashley. Along with daily mental and emotional training, Kurek helped cultivate confidence in a young Natalie Cook. “The biggest thing I learned from him,” says Natalie, “was to carry myself like a winner. I wanted spectators to look at my posture on the court and think I was winning, regardless of the score.” In 1998, Cook set her sights on Olympic gold in Sydney and dedicated herself to upholding a ...

79 min2019 JUL 24
Comments
Natalie Cook: Walk Like A Champion
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