Thanks for checking out the Tactics Time Podcast Page!

All of my podcasts are free, and meant to be fun and entertaining.  I love a good chess story!

The podcasts cover a wide range of topics, and are mostly interviews and conversations with friends of mine that I have known for years on the Colorado Chess Scene.

Here are some topics that have been covered to give you an idea of what they are like:

  • Reviews of Chess Movies like “Queen to Play” and “Bobby Fischer Against the World”
  • A funny story where a kid stole my sunglasses at a chess tournament, and my friend Pete and I hunted him down like a dog halfway across the state of Florida to get them back
  • Teaching chess to children and some of the funny things you see when doing this
  • Stories about how people got into chess and what they like about chess
  • Ideas from people about how they improved, and lessons they learned on their journeys
  • Favorite Chess books
  • Tournament reports
  • And much more!

I’ve had people from all over the world tell me they enjoyed listening to them.  Even people who don’t play chess themselves have told me they liked them!

Search for "Tactics Time' on iTunesYou can subscribe to the Tactics Time Podcast on iTunes. Search for “Tactics Time” in the iTunes store, or online at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tactics-time/id436422044. Or check out the individual links below that link to the associated podcast’s blog post, where you can download them, or listen right on the webpage.  All podcasts are in MP3 format.

Anthea Carson Interview May 5, 2011

Fred Spell Interview May 14, 2011

Paul Anderson Interview May 22, 2011

Pete Short Interview May 29, 2011

Anthea Carson July 3, 2011

Paul Grimm July 10, 2011

Klaus Johnson July 29, 2011

Andy Pineda August 18, 2011

Daoud Zupa September 3, 2011

Isaac Martinez September 19, 2011

James MacNeil September 26, 2011

Anthea Carson October 3, 2011

Joel Johnson October 18, 2011

Tim Brennan January 10, 2012

Chris Peterson January 16, 2012

Randy Reynolds January 25, 2012

John Herron February 8, 2012

Anthea Carson “The Dark Lake” March 3, 2012

Joe Fromme April 4, 2012

Brian Wall October 27, 2013

Jesse Kraai March 21, 2014

Anthea Carson March 22, 2014

Brian Wall June 14, 2014

Maurice Ashley July 25, 2014


6 thoughts on “Podcasts

  1. Hey Tim,
    I really enjoy your blog.
    I discovered it today, looking for a way to install new engines in ChessBase Reader… I typed “chessbase reader engines” in google and your blog came up.
    I’ve download the “July2007.pdf” which has some very nice tactical puzzles.
    I am an English teacher in Brazil, unfortunately unemployed at the moment, and a 1600 player.
    I would love to use your Chess Tactics software to improve my game.
    However, I do not have a credid card.
    Would there be another way of getting a copy?
    Perhaps you’d like me to translate the program into Portuguese, so you could launch it in Brazil?
    Thank you for your attention and keep up the good work.
    All the best,

  2. Hi there, is there perhaps any way to subscribe to this podcast feed without using iTunes?

    I’ve got a Windows Phone 7 phone and would like to subscribe to the feed in Zune. Unfortunately the subscribe button at the top just links to the subscribe image.

    Thank you for your time and keep up the good work.


      • I get a strange-looking “page not found” when trying to get at the feed using the link you provided. I’m also looking for a way to get the newsletter feed rather than via email. Thanks.

        • There is no way to get the newsletter feed other than email. As part of the database that I sell, customers get access to all of the newsletters that I have written (about 300 at the moment). Some of the “broadcast” emails that I send out, can be read online, but the majority of them, cannot – you have to subscribe.

          The podcast feed in iTunes seems to be screwed up right now. I need to this fixed. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. These podcasts are GREAT! :). Keep up doing great work Timmy! I am patiently waiting for the new podcasts! I love listening your amazing interviews, because you are so natural, interested in that person who is giving an interview and asking superb amusing/amazing questions :). And the scripts in PDF file after the interview is finished, gives me a great opportunity to practice my English. I am very grateful for you FANTASTIC work! I love your site and appreciate your efforts! I am dreaming to meet you and have some lectures with you are your friends. Maybe some day my dream comes true :).

    Best regards – Tom

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