Jun 24, 2022
Book Club Claire is back for another session of book club! This time we've got our first Paralympics-related selection: "Driven to Ride: The True Story of an Elite Athlete Who Rebuilt His Leg, His Life, and His Career" by two-time Paralympic Snowboarder Mike Schultz (affiliate link).
Jan 27, 2022
Book Club Claire is back for our first book club session of 2022! Because of the cries from various Western countries (United States, we’re looking at you) to boycott the Beijing 2022 and the ensuing diplomatic boycott by several of them, we wanted to look at the last US-led boycott of an Olympics, that of the 1980...
Nov 12, 2021
Book Club Claire joins Jill and Alison to discuss 1996 Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu's book "Off Balance: A Memoir." Plus news from the Olympic world and an Atlanta 1996 Olympic history moment with Celine Dion.
Sep 24, 2021
Book Club Claire is back to discuss our latest selection: Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan. As you may remember from Episode 193, Ben coached the Fijian men's rugby sevens team to (spoiler alert) win Fiji's first-ever Olympic gold medal. His book is the story of all of the work that went into achieving that victory. Haven't...
Apr 29, 2021
Book Club Claire is BACK for our discussion of Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the quest for Olympic Gold by Mark Schultz with David Thomas. Bonus! The dulcet tones of Jason Bryant also join us to give some context to the story and what was going on in the wrestling...