October 15, 2021
After a 2-month hiatus Rob decided to come back into the Podcast-o-sphere-- this time doing an episode on one of his digital projects involving the No. 10-ranked Washington Huskies. It just happens the Huskies went up against No. 13-ranked NW rival Oregon on 10/14/21 and it was a 5-set thriller. What better time than to put an episode out-- this time a D1 NCAA Women's Volleyball episode.
In this episode are Head Coach Keegan Cook, DS/OH Shannon Crenshaw and Setter Ella May Powell. They share about their teams propensity to like the number "5." Keegan I'm sure would enjoy a different number, but I'm sure he's okay as long as his team wins matches!
Emily, Salima and Jenny are definitely "the source," but we're here just to grow exposure! Don't worry all. Rob will still be focusing on Men's D1-2 and Collegiate Beach when the time comes!
August 12, 2021
Dan Friend of Lewis University, Jay Hosack of George Mason, Dave Hunt of Pepperdine discuss the USA Men's and Women's Indoor teams' performance in Tokyo.
August 10, 2021
It's after the Olympics and we've got a College Volleyball Weekly, or "CVW Beach Edition Episode!" This week: UCLA Beach AVCA 2x All-American Lexy Denaburg!
Lexy sits down with Rob Espero for USAV Beach Olympic women's breakdown and thoughts on what we saw with former and current NCAA phenoms on the world's biggest stage in Tokyo. We then jump into an overview of her 2021 season with topics ranging from regular season to the championships at Gulf Shores. We then venture into what she's been doing since finals finished at UCLA.
And finally, the big news of the week: Lexy is partnering up with AVP superstar, Maria Salgado for AVP ATL!
July 12, 2021
USA MNT Team Captain comes back into the Viral Volley Podcast to look back at his Polish PlusLiga season with PGE Skra and Volleyball Nations League during this pandemic season.
The BYU alumnus then discusses playing alongside “little bro," Brenden during VNL, the new faces of USA Volleyball like TJ DeFalco, Josh Tuaniga and Kyle Ensing, a little about USA's Tokyo roster and potential starting lineups.
June 30, 2021
After 5 intensely competitive weeks of FIVB Volleyball Nations League (VNL), USA Women's National Team Captain and 3x Olympian OH, Jordan Larson reflects on preliminary round play, the finals and winning the THIRD consecutive VNL gold. Jordan discusses some of the key performers, but acknowledges that everyone within the 23-person roster has played the largest part in the USA's success. Jordan briefly discusses the next 3 weeks as the Olympics quickly approach.
June 17, 2021
In our Preliminary Round 4 (Week 4) update we bring the new faces to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics roster, Chiaka Ogbogu (Texas | Coppell, TX) and Justine Wong-Orantes (Nebraska | Cypress, CA) to break down the USA Women's National Team's performance, their play as the "rookies" and the upcoming week's matchup vs. Russia, Poland and China!
June 14, 2021
In this special episode of the Viral Volley Podcast, the now-3x Olympian, David Smith, who was named to his 3rd Olympic roster this morning, shares his thoughts on the roster, the coaching staffs' decision-making challenges and the youngsters who were named.
June 10, 2021
Big news items this week on the USA Volleyball Women's National Team/Volleyball Nations League Update: With Head Coach Karch Kiraly naming the 12-person roster for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Jordan and Kelsey share their thoughts on being repeat Olympians, the roster and the newcomers to start off this week's episode.
As the VNL competition continued the USA WNT has amassed a 9-0 start in dominating fashion. KRob and The Gov discuss the USA's success but also mention that there is still a lot of work to be done. There are still tough matches ahead as rosters update, change and rotate for other teams as we love closer to the "knockout stages" and have the Olympics in sight.
June 8, 2021
Former Long Beach St. back-to-back National Champions and All-Americans, Kyle Ensing, Josh Tuaniga and TJ DeFalco playing for the USA Men's National Team in Rimini, Italy for FIVB Volleyball Nations League discuss their time in the "Rimini Bubble" and their experience playing with some of the biggest names in the game.
June 1, 2021
2016 Olympic Bronze Medalists Micah Christenson and David Smith jump on to this mini-sode of the Viral Volley Podcast to talk about quarantining in Rimini, Italy, Week 1 of VNL and give some insight to some of their Week 2 opponents. Featured interview (primary content) is located on VolleyballMag.com and should be posted by 6/2/21!