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July 23, 2021
Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics
The city is the center of a great experiment at a dangerous new phase of the pandemic.
Chelsea Szendi Schieder
July 21, 2021
The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics
The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.
July 20, 2021
The Greatest: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Muhammad Ali
The directors of the new Ali documentary talk about bringing a larger-than-life figure back down to earth.
July 16, 2021
Anti-Asian Racism and the 2020 Olympic Games
How can IOC President Thomas Bach force through these games against the will of 80 percent of the population? It helps if you don’t even know who they are.
July 13, 2021
Talking NBA Finals, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Jazz Cigarettes
Friend of the show Coach Kevin McNutt joins us to talk about the latest happenings in sports.
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July 8, 2021
Olympic Athletes Deserve Freedom of Speech
The IOC’s efforts to stifle dissent have no place in a free society.
June 16, 2021
The IOC Says the 2032 Olympics Are Coming to Brisbane
Amid turmoil, the IOC selected Brisbane for the 2032 games under a shroud of secrecy.
June 15, 2021
‘Critical Race Theory’ at a Big Sports School
African American Studies department chair David Canton joins the show to talk sports, politics, and critical race theory
June 9, 2021
The Seattle Storm Is the Most Political Team in Sports
The team won its fourth league title last year and has been making history off the court as well.
June 8, 2021
The Tokyo Olympics Are In Peril
Staging the Olympics amid a state of emergency and a coronavirus upsurge has led top officials to question whether they should happen at all.