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Keep the Flame Alive

Feb 26, 2021

It's another week with a TBach press conference, so we take the opportunity to dive into the International Olympic Committee's new five-year plan/math problem called Agenda 2020 +5. We also have a report from the IOC's Future Host Commission. Could the Olympics go back to Australia in 2032? Plus, more feelings about...

Feb 18, 2021

The Olympics touts its gender equity -- but that means an equal number of men and women are competing at the Games, not that they have the same sports and events. On this episode we talk with Jordan Gray, a female decathlete who's working on that latter type of equality. Only men compete in the decathlon at the Olympics...

Feb 12, 2021

Grab your popcorn - it’s Movie Club time! We welcome back Film Buff Fran to talk about our latest Movie Club selection, “The Other Side of the Mountain.” How well does this 1975 telling of Olympic ski hopeful Jill Kinmont hold up?

What are our TKFLASTANIs up to this week? 

Feb 5, 2021

Today’s guest is author and historian Dr. Cat Ariail. Cat is a lecturer of history at Middle Tennessee State University and author of the new book Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity. We discuss how great female Olympic track athletes Alice Coachman, Mae Faggs, Wyomia Tius, Wilma Rudolph,...