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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! 

Aug 17, 2018

You ever have one of those conversations where you just don't want it to end? That's this week's interview with U.S. judo legend Jimmy Pedro.

Jill and Contributor Ben Jackson chat with Jimmy about the sport, how it struggles to find its place within American sports/martial arts participation and its relationship with MMA. Plus we learn why 2x Olympic Gold medalist Kayla Harrison decided to start fighting MMA.

Plus, the U.S. National Gymnastics Champs is in Boston! Are you around and going to it? Tweet at Jill to let her know!

Follow Jimmy on Twitter! And Facebook! And Insta! And see his judo center's Facebook page! And Insta feed!

Want to hear another great interview with Jimmy (more technical in nature)? Check out Episode 300 of The Grappling Central's podcast.

Also, thanks to Mark Gillespie for microphone advice -- check out his WhiskyCast podcast!