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Aug 11, 2022

We are so excited to have David Maraniss on today’s show to talk about his new book Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe.

Path Lit by Lightning came out this week, and we talked with him about the book and Thorpe, who won the pentathlon and decathlon at Stockholm 1912, but had his medals stripped because...

Aug 4, 2022

Big changes are coming to the sport of modern pentathlon for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Contributor Ben Jackson talks with Team GB Olympian Jo Muir, who breaks down what they are and how the sport will look. Also, what's hotter? Tokyo at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics or the United Kingdom in summer 2022?

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Jul 29, 2022

It is two years to go until the Paris 2024 Olympics begin! To celebrate, we're talking with George Hirthler, author of The Idealist, a historical novel about this founder of the modern Olympic Movement. George was recently honored with the  International Olympic Committee's Pierre de Coubertin medal for his service to...

Jul 22, 2022

We've been mesmerized by the last week of the World Games (and not just by how many American Idol contestants have come from Alabama), so we've got more of the action from Birmingham 2022, including thoughts on the artistic gymnastics disciplines we wish were in the Olympics, feed replay beefs and what could possibly...

Jul 15, 2022


The 2022 World Games are underway, and we are glued to the feeds! Today we talk about the sports we've been watching and how the World Games has made us love multi-sport events all over again.

If you haven't been watching the World Games, check out the feeds at It's really cool to see...