We're getting into winter mode, so it's time to explore some of the winter sports ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. On this episode, Paralympic hopeful Michael Murphy joins us to talk about his sport of para Alpine skiing, and more specifically, how his class of sit-skiing works.
We welcome back TKFLASTANI author Harry Blutstein to talk about his latest book Games of Discontent: Protests, Boycotts, and Politics at the 196 Mexico Olympics. We discuss a few of the protests during these Games - the infamous Tommie Smith/John Carlos podium protest, of course, but also protests by Czechoslovakian gymnast Věra Čáslavská. And yes, there's Avery Brundage talk!
Get to the screening room – Movie Club is in session! Film Buff Fran is back to discuss the 2005 documentary "Murderball," which follows the USA Wheelchair Rugby team from the 2002 World Championships to the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Along the way, we meet the rowdy and loveable cast of characters who surprise us with their foul mouths and win us over with their love of the game.
Book Club Claire is back to discuss our latest selection: Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan. As you may remember from Episode 193, Ben coached the Fijian men's rugby sevens team to (spoiler alert) win Fiji's first-ever Olympic gold medal. His book is the story of all of the work that went into achieving that victory.
Surprise! The world did not stop while the Olympics and Paralympics were going on, so there is a ton of news to catch up on!
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are over, but boy, did they have an impact on us! Contributors Superfan Sarah and Book Club Claire join us to talk about our Top 5 Tokyo Paralympic moments, what we can do to further support para sports and our Paralympics montage.
Sigh. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic cauldron has been extinguished - but not before some last thrilling competitions take place! Listen to hear how the last day of competition went, as well as our take on the closing ceremony.
It's the penultimate day of our Tokyo 2020 coverage, and the Paralympics are going out with some incredible competitions and match-ups, particularly in Athletics, Football Five-a-Side, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis, Badminton, Canoe....well, pretty much the entire day was fantastic to watch! Take a listen and hear for yourself!
More competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are coming to a close, but surprisingly, our Feed Beefs segment is stronger than ever. What will it take to get good Paralympics coverage? We've got suggestions.
It's Day 10 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which means the team events are starting to wind down. But, the competition's heating up! We've got all the action on the day's events, who was soggy and who stayed dry, and (as always) some thoughts on today's television coverage, which almost makes us miss Mike and Maya.
The action at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics keeps getting better....or maybe we're just seeing the same races over and over, thanks to the joys of NBC's coverage. We're starting to see some new sports come up on the feeds, and Alison has found a replacement for the rugby wheelchair-sized hole in her heart!
It's been an exciting day of sports competition from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Brazil showed off its passion and footwork in football five-a-side, goalball had an amazing outcome, and Jill got to see boccia....well, sort of.
We finally got to see a new sport today! Sitting Volleyball has made its way to our feeds, and we're here for it! Plus, Alison is excited when she hears who one of the OBS feed announcers is.
The Tokyo 2020 wheelchair rugby tournament is over, which makes Alison very sad (she may have watched both medal bouts twice); however, a new team sport has started that looks to also be incredibly fun to watch!
Alison is back, and things are heating up in Tokyo -- literally. Some sports have heat delays! The heat's a bigger issue with Paralympians, and we'll explain why. Also, 17 sports on today's event program: We've got the details on the action!!