U.S. Olympic ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson. Photo: Team USA

Episode 14: Ski Jumping and Lady Parts

Release Date: December 21, 2017

Category: Podcast | Ski Jumping

Jill and Alison fly high this week as they talk about ski jumping — and the fact that women were just allowed the opportunity to compete in this event at the Olympics in 2014. 2014! Why? Ski jumping was deemed medically unsafe to women’s reproductive organs (we are not making this up).

We also have Alison’s conversation with U.S. Olympic ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson from the Team USA 100 Days Out event. Sarah talks about the sport and what it was like to be the first woman to jump in Olympic competition.

No discussion of Olympic ski jumping would be complete without talking about Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, Great Britain’s famed ski jumper from Calgary 1988. We talk about his impact on the sport–and on the world of music.

Plus, Tokyo 2020 has released its three mascot finalists. We analyze them and try to figure out what they even are, exactly.

Photo: Team USA

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