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Olympic Fever

The feeling is uncontrollable and comes about every couple of years when athletes around the world convene on one city in their quest for glory. For some reason, you can't stop devouring the news and watching the events. For several weeks, you can't get enough. It's clear: You've got a case of Olympic Fever.

Now there's a podcast that can help. Welcome to Olympic Fever, the podcast for fans of the greatest sporting event in the world: The Olympic Games.

Each week, hosts Jill Jaracz and Alison Brown explore the stories of the Olympics through its sports, athletes, officials, organizers, host cities, fans and more.

New episodes come out every Thursday. Join us for all the fun and grandness that is the Olympic Games.

Citius, Altius, Feverrius!

DURING THE GAMES we're having a fundraiser to help us offset the costs of producing this show. We'd like to raise $2,500 for:

  • hosting and domains
  • a better website 
  • more equipment and education to make better sounding podcasts
  • producing new episodes

We hope you'll consider donating to our efforts.

If you can't contribute financially, please share the show with your friends and family so that we can build our audience and be a more attractive investment for other sources of funding.

Thank you so much for listening -- we love being able to bring you these stories!

--Jill & Alison

 

 

Nov 30, 2017

This week we're entering the world of freestyle skiing and the sport of aerials. Contributor Ben Jackson chats with three-time U.S. Olympic aerialist and current coach Emily Cook about the technical aspects of this thrilling--and surprisingly quick--sport. Plus one fantastic trivia question and news/holiday gift...


Nov 23, 2017

Man, it seems like Sochi 2014 was forever ago, doesn't it? Yet, it's the most recent Winter Olympic Games. Before we go full-on feverish for PyeongChang 2018, we're going to take a look back at some of the stories from the Sochi Olympics.

First up is Nate Bartholomay, U.S. pairs skater, to give us an athlete's...


Nov 16, 2017

The U.S. Curling Association Olympic Trials are underway, so we're talking curling this week! Will Alison take a spill on the ice, or will she land her rock on the button? Learn more about this great sport and how it's much more athletic and strategic than you might think (and why the Norwegians wear those great pants)....


Nov 10, 2017

We're starting the first of our deep dives into specific Olympic sports--and yeah, we understand that this deep dive equals long podcast, but you're in for a great ride. We're talking bobsled, which for this Olympics is going to be especially interesting, as Team USA is going into the Games clouded by a shadow of...


Nov 3, 2017

This week we're in New York City for Team USA's Winterfest (presented by Hershey), which kicked off the 100 day countdown to PyeongChang 2018. Join us for the fun as we hear from the athletes, try out the Winterfest activities, eat the snacks and check out the mascots. Because these guys? Are the bomb!

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic mascots

Put 'em with...