In our latest episode of the Josh’s Dartistry Darts Podcast, Josh Gorton is joined by regular co-hosts Jon Dean and Neil Conner to round-up the latest darting news, as the boys return following a summer hiatus.
The darting action is coming thick and fast as we approach the business end of the season, and we reflect on Gerwyn Price’s recent triumph at the World Series of Darts Finals – his third major televised title.
We also reflect on huge news that emerged last week surrounding the return of five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld, who announced that he will come out of retirement to compete at Qualifying School next year in a bid to regain his PDC Tour Card.
The team also discuss Michael van Gerwen’s form, last month’s Premier League action, whilst Josh brings us an exclusive interview with former World Series winner Damon Heta – fresh from winning his first PDC ranking title at the Autumn Series earlier this month.
Raymond van Barneveld’s return (9:50-19:00) – Josh, Neil and Jon discuss the return of Raymond van Barneveld – what prompted his U-turn and how will he fare? The Dutchman has not claimed an individual title since 2014, but he believes he’s got unfinished business on the circuit.
PDC Round-Up (19:05-44:35) – We reflect on a hectic period, including last weekend’s World Series Finals, the recent Autumn Series and last month’s Premier League, which saw Michael van Gerwen miss out on a play-off spot for the first time in his career.
Damon Heta interview (45:30-56:20) – It’s been an impressive start to life in the PDC for ‘The Heat’, who opens up about his decision to enter Q-School, how his year was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, whilst he is in bullish mood when discussing his major ambitions.
What are the odds? (56:25-1:04:40) – Our resident odds man Neil Conner brings us odds for the German Darts Championship which is now nearing a conclusion in Hildesheim, and we also look at how the recent tournaments have impacted the betting for this year’s World Championship.
Challenge Josh (1:04:45-1:26:50) – Challenge Josh is back with a bang! Neil tests Josh’s knowledge of Darts players and their partners in another entertaining episode!
In The News (1:27:35-1:36:00) – There’s an update on November’s Players Championship Finals, news involving Harry Ward and Jamie Lewis, Dave Clark’s remarkable charity walk and more sombre news involving the British Darts Organisation.
Q&A section (1:36:10-1:45:25) – As usual, we answer a series of questions sent in by the JDP listeners. The trio discuss Van Barneveld’s return, offer their predictions for the impending World Youth Championship, whilst also discussing the new Tour Card holders who have impressed in 2020.