This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is, without a doubt, our most hilarious one to date. It’s not just SANDCAST, this time, but a combination of our usual podcast and Drinking Whiskey with the Crabbs, as Taylor Crabb and Trevor Crabb brought on a 10-year bottle of Widow Jane. It wasn’t just shared but us, either, but also Nick Lucena, who was in town, and Taylor Sander, who swung by for a few drinks and some funny stories.

It’s not often you get four Olympians and three Manhattan Beach Open champions on a single show.

It’s different, this show. As you might expect from that cast of characters, and the two bottles of whiskey we crushed, it’s not so much a podcast as it is a bar conversation that happens to be a podcast. But we did cover some very real topics, including:

  • A behind-the-scenes look at the Tokyo Olympic Games, from Taylor Crabb’s quarantine experience to Trevor Crabb’s injury that kept him out, from Nick Lucena almost needing a substitute to Tri Bourne’s wild ride as a last minute fill-in.
  • How Tayor Crabb and Taylor Sander became a team
  • Nick Lucena’s hilarious story about almost playing for Qatar with Phil Dalhausser in 2003
  • How Drinking Whiskey with the Crabbs was started

Note: If you have a young listener in the car, maybe it’s best to skip this one. There is an abundance of profanity, so if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing, we’d encourage you to wait for next week’s family friendly episode with AVP writer extraordinaire Kim Smith.

Until next time…



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