Devon Kershaw

Bonus episode: Hear us interview Petter Northug Jr. on the Holmenkollen

Oh, you thought we were done? Nat had the chance to interview Norwegian cross-country skiing legend Petter Northug Jr. for his story for the New York Times about the Holmenkollen ski marathons. Rather than leave the audio on the cutting room floor, we thought we’d share it with you. Sorry about the audio quality and the frequent interjections from Nat, but this was not originally intended as podcast-quality material — turn it off if you must. And:...

A Finnish finish: Tying a bow on the 2023 season in Lahti

This is the end. Of the 2023 racing season. Devon and Nat go without guests and are here to take you through the last three events of the winter in Lahti, Finland. And we cover a couple of retirement announcements from U.S. skiers. We’re taking a little break after this but, we promise: We won’t leave you hanging for the whole off-season. Stay tuned for more regular episodes over the course of the spring and...

The Devon Kershaw Show: Live from Estonia, it’s Tuesday night

Estonia put on one heck of a show at a city sprint in the nation’s capital, Tallinn, this week. We give you a full recap with the help of an on-site expert, Vahur Teppan, and break down some complaints about a new system designed to level the waxing playing field — which may not have worked. We’ll be back for one more recap after the Lahti Ski Games in Finland this weekend. Devon is at...

Swinging through Sweden with Canada’s Katherine Stewart-Jones

The World Cup’s penultimate weekend of the year took us to Falun, Sweden for a trio of races, including two more fun 10 ks and a mixed relay. Canada’s Katherine Stewart-Jones joins us to recap her sensational season and what’s ahead for her next year. We’ll be back after Tuesday’s city sprint in Tallinn, Estonia. Get at us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.    

The Devon Kershaw Show: Double trouble in Norway

No rest for the weary (except those who skipped Holmenkollen): We’re back with recaps of, objectively, the most lit series of races on the World Cup circuit, in Norway. We’ve got the goods from the Holmenkollen 50 k races, including the first-ever for women, and the always satisfying Drammen sprints. We’ll be back next week. Reach us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.

The Devon Kershaw Show: IgNor-way and it was an awesome men’s World Championships relay

Yeah, Norway smoked everyone in the men’s 4×10 k relay at World Championships in Planica, Slovenia. But the race for silver and bronze was a thriller, with Canada delivering an electrifying performance. Chris Jeffries, the Canadians’ high performance director, joins us from on site to break the race down. Get at us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com. Ten races down, two to go.  

The Devon Kershaw Show: Recapping the 15k with the Jessie Diggins of Swedish ski journalism

Tomas Petterson, a veteran sports reporter for the Swedish newspaper Expressen, joins us to recap the men’s 15 k at World Championships, and to discuss Sweden’s fantastic women’s team and the country’s hopes for its raw, talented men’s squad. Reach us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com. Seven days down, four to go.

The Devon Kershaw Show: Kern and Diggins team up to deliver World Champs hardware in Planica

If you’re reading this, you already know: Jessie Diggins and Julia Kern teamed up to deliver a bronze medal for the U.S. at the World Championships in Slovenia. We’ve got a full breakdown and oh yeah, there was a men’s race, too, and a standout Canadian result. The championships is rolling along; email your notes and questions to devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.

The Devon Kershaw Show: The long-delayed mailbag, with Sadie Bjornsen Maubet

We’ve promised. And promised and promised. Now, it’s finally time for us to deliver: Answers to dozens of questions that came in from our dozens of listeners. Sadie Bjornsen Maubet, the World Championships medalist from Alaska, joins Devon and Nat to lend her insights into international cross-country ski racing. We’ll be back as World Championships get started in Slovenia next week; Nat will be on scene. Reach us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.  

The Devon Kershaw Show: Don’t sleep on Les Rousses

Holy smokes, that was an epic weekend of racing. Devon and Nat are joined by Tony Cyr, the breakout Canadian star, and a mystery guest drops in later on in the episode. We break down the sprint and two distance races held at the festive French venue in Les Rousses. And we promise, we’ll get you a mailbag episode before World Championships starts in a few weeks. Get at us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.

The Devon Kershaw Show: Getting high in Livigno

It’s been a couple weeks since you last heard from us. The World Cup and the Devon Kershaw Show are back from a hiatus with a recap of the high altitude sprint weekend in Livigno. Devon and Nat break down the individual and team sprints from the Italian Alps, including some strong American performances. We’re still planning a mailbag episode in the not-too-distant future, so keep those questions coming: devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com. We’ll be back...

The Devon Kershaw Show: Norway’s COVID crisis, and a Latvian star is born

There’s too much going on in the Tour de Ski for us to cover in just one episode — so we’re back to quickly hype up a breakout performance by Latvia’s Patrīcija Eiduka yesterday, and to break down a COVID crisis on the Norwegian team that’s erupted in the past 24 hours. We’re at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com; we’ll be back Sunday.

The Devon Kershaw Show: Tour de Gus, from Oberstdorf

Gus Schumacher, one of the U.S. men to notch top-15 results at this week’s Tour de Ski stages, joins us to recap the two races in Oberstdorf, Germany. We hear from Schumacher about how his tour so far, and we break down the roller coaster performance of American superstar Jessie Diggins. We’ll be back in a few days once the racers summit the Alpe Cermis. Get at us at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com.

The Devon Kershaw Show: New year, new tour — Val Müstair recap

Devon and Nat go guest-less for this opening episode of 2023, recapping the first two stages of the Tour de Ski in Val Müstair, Switzerland. We’ve got full breakdowns of flashy performances by Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and a Jessie Diggins debacle in the opening sprint race. We’ll be back with another episode mid-week as the tour rolls on; hit us with questions or emails at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com  

The Devon Kershaw Show: Swiss showstoppers, with a side of Sausage

Øystein Pettersen, the Norwegian Olympic champion also known as “Pølse,” or “Sausage,” joins the show to break down an epic weekend of racing in Switzerland — and to help Devon and Nat come up with ways to save the World Cup men’s distance racing from permanent Norwegian domination. As always, we’re at devon@fasterskier.com and nat@fasterskier.com if you’ve got questions or feedback.