In our eighteenth episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up the latest darting news.
After a brief hiatus, the team return to discuss the latest action on the Pro Tour and World Series circuit and Josh brings us an exclusive interview with five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who is targeting a fairy-tale farewell at Alexandra Palace ahead of his retirement.
World Series & Pro Tour Round-Up (7:35-27:45) – The boys reflect on last month’s World Series action which saw an incredible triumph for Damon Heta and a return to form for Michael van Gerwen. We also analyse a number of ground-breaking wins on the Pro Tour and how this affects the field for the World Grand Prix.
What are the odds? (29:00-33:55) – Our resident stats man Neil provides us with the latest odds for the upcoming World Grand Prix in Dublin, while we also assess the bookmakers prices ahead of the Champions League of Darts, which takes place in Leicester for the very first time on October 19-20.
Raymond van Barneveld Exclusive Interview (34:45-46:50) – Josh brings us an exclusive interview with five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who discusses his emotions ahead of his impending retirement, his hopes for the rest of 2019, life after retirement, the best moment of his career and the legacy he leaves behind.
Challenge Josh (54:50-1:10:35)– Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of the World Grand Prix in another topical edition of ‘Challenge Josh’.
In The News (1:10:45-1:20:45) – Josh provides an update on the latest PDC World Championship qualifiers and results from recent BDO events, while the team discuss Phil Taylor’s hint at a possible comeback and exciting news for Michael van Gerwen.
Q&A section (1:21:00-1:31:50) – As usual, the panel answer any questions sent in by the JDP listeners to conclude the latest episode. The trio give their opinions on the BDO’s Grand Slam picks, Mark Webster’s future and whether there are still enough characters in the game.
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