Apr 13, 2023
We love it when a TKFLASTANI comes back to visit--and it's even better when they bring someone along! We're excited to have Paralympian Ness Murby back on the the show. You may remember Ness' first visit, soon after he came out as transmasculine. Two-plus years later, he's fulfilled his dream of being a husband and father--and now he's trying to become the first openly out transgender Paralympian.
Ness and his wife Eva join us to talk about their docuseries called "Transcending," which follows their lives as they navigate Ness' transition in their everyday lives and on the field of play. Fun fact: Men's and women's discus are different! We get the inside scoop on what competition is like for both competitor and sports assistant in this division.
In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Alison looks at the Dream Team from the men's gymnastics competition.
In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we've got news from:
In news from Paris 2024, we talk about the ongoing cleanup of the Seine (this is an interesting Associated Press article about the situation.
And Team USA's hospitality house will be open to fans at Paris 2024. Ticket information is here.
For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-2bJ
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!
Photo courtesy of Ness
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