The TT Podcast

The TT Podcast

Every week, Chris Pritchard and 2-time TT race winner-turned TV presenter, Steve Plater, are joined by a range of guests from the world of the Isle of Man TT Races to discuss their lives, their journeys, their ambitions, and their relationship with the greatest motor-sporting event in the world.

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  • 50. Jonny Heginbotham - Part 1

    Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are back and their final conversation on this run of recordings from the Isle of Man is with travelling marshal, Jonny Heginbotham.

    Jonny talks about how he views his job as both the best and worst of roles, and how he deals with that pressure.

    He also describes...

  • 49. Phillip McCallen - Part 2

    Phillip McCallen returns for part two of his TT Podcast episode with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Phillip talks us through his most intense races, how he became obsessed with winning five TTs in a day, how injury never got in the way of riding; and how his intense persona once meant he near...

  • 49. Phillip McCallen - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are joined by legendary former rider Phillip McCallen.

    The boys caught up with Phillip the day after he took part in the Legends Lap at the 2023 Manx Grand Prix, which, he said, helped reaffirm his decision to retire.

    Phillip talks about growing-up in...

  • 48. Cameron Donald - Part 2

    Cameron Donald returns for part two of his TT Podcast episode with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    We hear stories from being team-mates with Bruce Anstey, how he learnt to enjoy the victories and what it felt like to break a lap record.

  • 48. Cameron Donald - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston speak to TT presenter and legendary rider Cameron Donald.

    Cam talks to us about striking the balance between family time and his passion for racing, his early years and why he had to wait before he could get started racing.

    They discuss the emotion, e...

  • 47. Grace Webb - Part 2

    Grace Webb returns for part two of her TT Podcast episode with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Grace talks about how she worked her way up to presenting at the TT, and what the biggest pressure is now she’s here.

    We also hear her personal TT highlights and Lee and Chris continue to persuade h...

  • 47. Grace Webb - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are joined by broadcaster and TT presenter, Grace Webb.

    Grace talks about her role as one of the faces of TT and what it’s like talking to the riders at the start line.

    She reveals her impressive family history in the world of racing and teases with t...

  • 46. Paul Phillips - Part 2

    Paul Phillips returns for part two of his TT Podcast episode with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Paul talks about how the missed year of TT during Pandemic actually helped to re-focus efforts in the strategy to raise awareness for the event.

    He also reveals what we can expect from the TT in ...

  • 46. Paul Phillips - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are speaking to the Head of Motorsport at the TT, Paul Phillips.

    Paul talks about taking reins at the TT “at its lowest point” and how he set about getting respect for the race within the industry with the event’s first ever strategy in 100 years. He a...

  • 45. Julian Trummer - Part 2

    Austrian rider Julian Trummer returns for part two of his TT Podcast episode with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Julian talks about the astonishing fact that first time he ever raced a superbike was at the Isle of Man TT, how he’s learnt from his riding mistakes, and how he handles the consta...

  • 45. Julian Trummer - Part 1

    This week, Austrian rider Julian Trummer joins Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Julian talks about growing up in Central Europe, discovering this “crazy race in the UK” at only five years old, and his unique route into riding the TT course. He reveals how he wanted to quit after his first lap o...

  • 44. John Barton - Part 2

    John Barton returns for episode two of his TT Podcast with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    ‘Barty’ describes the feeling of achieving his dream and riding the Isle of Man TT, aged just 17 years old, and what advice he’d pass on to newcomers now.

    He talks about the pressures modern racers are ...

  • 44. John Barton - Part 1

    John tells us why the time was right for him to hang up the leathers and step up into a bigger role in the TT organisation.

    He reveals how the Isle of Man TT has changed over the years, how there’s more support for riders today than ever before, and discusses the newcomer process for signing up ...

  • 43. Mike Russell - Part 2

    Mike Russell returns for part two of his talk with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston on The TT Podcast.

    Mike talks about his plans to prolong his career in the sidecar class, his aims for 2024; and the unique perspective on what it’s like balancing racing alongside his role in the RAF.

  • 43. Mike Russell - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are speaking to seasoned rider Mike Russell.

    Mike talks about his experience starting in every race category at the TT, learning the course through VHS tapes, and the story of how his circuit career was interrupted by being called up for the Iraq War, ...

  • 42. Mike Browne - Part 2

    Mike Browne is back for part two of his conversation with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Here, Mike talks about his passion for winning and how he wouldn’t describe himself as a “fussy rider”.

    The Irishman talks more about what the future holds and we all learn how pineapples are grown…

  • 42. Mike Browne - Part 1

    This week on The TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston are joined by Mike Browne.

    Mike talks about how he first discovered road racing and goes into detail about his past injuries, revealing how they have impacted his TT career.

    Looking ahead, the Irishman tells us about his mindset for ...

  • 41. Craig Neve - Part 2

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Craig Neve returns for part two of his conversation with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Craig gives an outlook on his future at the TT, how he’s hoping to be back stronger with a big winter ahead, and how injuries didn’t get in the way of his Top 10 finishes...

  • 41. Craig Neve - Part 1

    In this episode of The TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston talk to Craig Neve.

    Craig talks about the support he’s had over the years from his BSB-riding father, how doing a 130mph lap isn’t enough, and reveals that winning just one TT would make his life complete.

  • 40. Nathan Harrison - Part 2

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Nathan Harrison returns for part two of his conversation with Chris Pritchard and Lee Johnston.

    Nathan reveals how he heard the news that he’d be riding not only with the factory Honda team but with his childhood hero, John McGuinness MBE, someone he feels priv...

  • 40. Nathan Harrison - Part 1

    This week, Chris Pritchard and stand-in co-host Lee Johnston talk to local lad Nathan Harrison.

    Nathan talks about how his motorsport journey began, what it means to be a Manxman riding the TT, the differences on the roads when the TT fortnight is over, and his dreams of one day winning a TT.

  • 39. Lee Johnston

    The TT Podcast is back on the Isle of Man, this time to take in the action from the Manx Grand Prix in August.

    Chris used his time to catch up with some stars of the TT and was joined by a very special co-host, Lee Johnston.

    Before sitting down with their first guest, Lee talked of his traumat...

  • 38. Jenny Tinmouth - Part 2

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Jenny Tinmouth returns for part two of her conversation with Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater.

    This time, we hear how Jenny learned the TT track, which led to becoming the fastest female ever at the TT, and how she worked alongside Tom Cruise as a stuntwoman in...

  • 38. Jenny Tinmouth - Part 1

    In this episode of the TT Podcast, Chris Pritchard and Steve Plater are joined by the female Isle of Man TT lap record holder, Jenny Tinmouth.

    Jenny discusses racing on a budget in the early days, riding alongside her heroes and her first experience at the TT.