The Track with Ryan Swift
By Ryan Swift
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Each month on The Track, join host Ryan Swift as he sits down for an in-depth & candid conversation with swing dancers, musicians, DJs, competitors, and instructors from the world of Lindy Hop.
||CleanThe Track - E034 - Jenny Shirar||Host Ryan Swift sits down with dancer, instructor, St Louis Shagger, and co-organizer of the Nevermore Jazz Ball, Jenny Shirar||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E033 - Christian Frommelt||Host Ryan Swift sits down with dancer, instructor, St Louis Shagger, and co-organizer of the Nevermore Jazz Ball, Christian Frommelt||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E032 - Valerie Salstrom||Host Ryan Swift is joined by Valerie Salstrom, founder of All Balboa Weekend and the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E031 - Noëlle Gray||Host Ryan Swift sits down with dancer, stand-up comedian, and good friend, Noëlle Gray.||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E030 - Mikey Pedroza||Host Ryan Swift sits down with competitor, instructor, and co-host of "The Brightside with Mikey and Rachel," Mikey Pedroza.||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E029 - Moe Sakan||Host Ryan Swift sits down with Moe Sakan||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E028 - Norma Miller||Host Ryan Swift sits down with the Queen of Swing herself, Norma Miller||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E027 - John Festa||Host Ryan Swift sits down with West Coast Swing living legend John Festa||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E026 - Paul Cosentino||Host Ryan Swift sits down with clarinetist and bandleader of the Boilermaker Jazz Band, Paul Cosentino||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E025 - Cynthia Millman||Host Ryan Swift sits down with co-author of Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop, Cynthia Millman||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E024 - Gordon Webster||Host Ryan Swift sits down with pianist and bandleader Gordon Webster||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E023 - Todd Yannacone||Host Ryan Swift sits down with instructor and musician Todd Yanancone||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E022 - LaTasha Barnes||Host Ryan Swift sits down with World House Dance Champion LaTasha Barnes||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E021 - Josh Collazo||Host Ryan Swift sits down with drummer Josh Collazo||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E020 - Nathan Bugh||Host Ryan Swift sits down with instructor and performer Nathan Bugh||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E019 - Remy Kouakou Kouame||Host Ryan Swift sits down with World Boogie Woogie & International Lindy Hop Champion Remy Kouakou Kouame||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E018 - Nalla Kim||Host Ryan Swift sits down with dancer and organizer Nalla Kim from Seoul, South Korea||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - Remembering Dawn Hampton||Ryan's conversation with Dawn Hampton from April 2015. Dawn passed away on September 25, 2016.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E017 - Mike Thibault||Ryan Swift sits down with long-time friend, DJ, and organizer of Swing Out New Hampshire and Stompology, Mike Thibault||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E016 - Laura Glaess||Host Ryan Swift sits down with instructor & choreographer Laura Glaess||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E015 - Michael Gamble||Host Ryan Swift sits down with DJ, Lindy Focus co-organizer, and Rhythm Serenaders bandleader, Michael Gamble.||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E014 - Laura Windley||Host Ryan Swift sits down with vocalist, swing DJ, and Lindy Shopper Laura Windley||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E013 - Jerry Almonte||Host Ryan Swift sits down with blogger, photographer, and event manager Jerry Almonte||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E012 - Sylvia Sykes||Host Ryan Swift sits down with swing dance legend Sylvia Sykes||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E011 - Jo Hoffberg||Ryan Swift sits down with Lindy Hop champion & international instructor Jo Hoffberg||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E010 - Rob Moreland||Host Ryan Swift sits down with DJ Rob Moreland||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E009 - Caitlin Wellman||Host Ryan Swift sits down with instructor Caitlin Wellman||12/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E008 - Jonathan Stout||Host Ryan Swift sits down with bandleader Jonathan Stout||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E007 - Ramona Staffeld||Host Ryan Swift sits down with dancer, performer & competitor Ramona Staffeld||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E006 - Dawn Hampton||I have the honor and privilege to be joined this month by the one-and-only Dawn Hampton. It is no exaggeration to recognize Dawn as a national treasure - her amazing life began traveling from town to town in the American South with a carnival, singing..||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E005 - Naomi Uyama||I am joined on this episode by Naomi Uyama, who is not only an accomplished international Lindy Hop instructor and competitor, but also a singer and bandleader. Since discovering Lindy Hop in the late 90s at age 16, Naomi has won titles at such...||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E004 - Shana Worel||This month I sit down with Shana Worel, who I met first years ago as a Lindy Hopper, but who has now crossed over to what I lovingly called the 'dark side' of swing dance - Balboa. Shana ran a very successful swing school in Boulder, Colorado for 15...||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E003 - Skye Humphries||This month, I sit down with one of the most influential Lindy Hoppers of his generation, Skye Humphries. Dancing by age 12 (thanks to his mom) and a member of both Minnie s Moochers and the Silver Shadows, he is a winner of virtually every lindy hop...||6/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E002 - Nina Gilkenson||In our second episode, I sit down with the hilarious and insightful Nina Gilkenson. Nina established herself as a well-known international instructor by the amazingly young age of 16. She is a co-founder of the International Lindy Hop Championships,...||5/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - E001 - Peter Strom||In this inaugural episode of The Track, I sit down with international instructor, performer, emcee and soul man Peter Strom. He s taught all over the world since winning the classic division at the American Lindy Hop Championships back in 2000 and has..||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Track - Podcast Preview||Each month on The Track, join host Ryan Swift as he sits down for an in-depth & candid conversation with swing dancers, musicians, DJs, competitors, and instructors from the world of Lindy Hop. Catch a sneak preview of this brand-new podcast ahead...||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Fly on the Wall, Lindy Style
Want a great podcast! I can’t wait for the next one!
We get to be the “fly on the wall” as Ryan is just sitting talking with his guest. He talks about the past and future with the people we know who were there and will be there. The Track delivers a great perspective on the topics we Lindy Hoppers are thinking about. Some of the comments make you thankful you can rewind to hear it again or let your friends listen. The Track is chock full of nuggets about the past, present, and future of America’s dance that became a world sensation.
The sound quality is great and keeps you listening all the way through.
Loving the podcast! But for some reason, your podcast is the only one that crashes my phone...?
This podcast is a gem. I'm learning so much about the current lindy hop scene. Keep 'em coming Ryan!