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Keep the Flame Alive

Jul 26, 2018

(show picture courtesy of Archivo Pedro Ramírez Vázquez)

We're reporting in from the Podcast Movement conference, where we're learning a ton of ways to improve our show and do more fun things with you, our listeners! Thanks to the listeners who donated during our PyeongChang 2018 donation campaign--some of those...


Jul 19, 2018

Montreal 1976 is the poster child for how not to build a cost-effective Games. The city went into a ton of debt (note: that's the city--we'll learn in a future episode that the organizing committee didn't go into debt), which infamously took 30 years to pay off.

That must mean there are a lot of white elephant...


Jul 12, 2018

In a nice display of transparency, the International Olympic Committee released its host city contract documentation. We read it so you don't have to--and we definitely understand why cities drop out of the Olympic bidding process. You won't believe what this contract calls for--or maybe you will.

One really important...


Jul 6, 2018

Today we're delighted to have Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Simoneau to explain the sport of synchronized swimming. This sport is no joke - it requires stamina and strength and the ability to take a kick, perhaps to the head. Jacqueline explains it all, the sequins, the hair gelatin, and the amazingly complicated moves...