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Nov 26, 2020

We're celebrating U.S. Thanksgiving with an all-author edition of our Lightning Round series. Enjoy some hot takes from Stephen Wenn and Robert Barney, David Davis and Andrew Maraniss.

Stephen and Robert's book The Gold in the Rings: The People and Events that Transformed the Olympic Games is published by University of...

Nov 20, 2020

Film Buff Fran is back for the first non-English-language movie we're featuring in Movie Club: "Gold: The Dream that United Our Nation," on the 1948 Indian field hockey team that competed as an independent nation for the first time at the London 1948 Olympics. Will it move us? Will we break out into a Bollywood song and...

Nov 13, 2020

When your Olympics is halfway around the world, how does your body clock affect your performance? We talk with researcher Renske Lok about circadian rhythms and the surprising way they can affect Olympians' competitions.

Read about Renske's research on Scientific Reports: Nature Research.

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Nov 5, 2020

It's part 2 of interview with Madeline Manning Mims, the multi-medal winning Olympian and trailblazer who became an Olympic chaplain. We talk with her about her experiences at 3 Olympics and her part in the 1980 American-led boycott, all of which paved the way for her calling in her gamesmaking role.

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