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Jan 6, 2023

As is our tradition, we're dedicating our first episode of the year to the Games that will be the focus of our history moments in 2023. You have selected Seoul 1988, so we are really excited to dig into these Games. To kick things off, we've got Olympic historian Bill Mallon to share some of the background, big moments,...


Apr 29, 2022

Author David Davis returns to the show to talk about his book Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku, about the legendary 3x Olympic medalist and surfing pioneer. David's book has been turned into a documentary that will air on PBS' American Masters in May.

 

Duke Kahanamoku won back-to-back gold medals in the...


Jul 20, 2021

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Atlanta 1996, so we are talking about the legacy of those Games from the city planning perspective. We’re joined by Randal Roark and Michael Dobbins, who along with Leon Eplan wrote the new book Atlanta’s Olympic Resurgence: How the 1996 Games Revived a Struggling City. During the...


Jul 5, 2021

On this episode we look at great and unique Olympic moments with Jeremy Fuchs, author of the new book "Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing." We talk Olympic legends, how the Nazis used the 1936 Winter Olympics as a dress rehearsal for the Berlin Summer Olympics, and the...


Dec 17, 2020

Every year we like to sprinkle in a few episodes about the history of the Olympics, and next year we’re going to focus those episodes on just one Games. We asked you on social media which Games we should cover, and to announce the winner and talk about these Games are Ruth Fitzpatrick and Chris O’Reilly from the...