Episode 14: Ski Jumping and Lady Parts
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Jill and Alison fly high this week as they talk about ski jumping — and the fact that women were just allowed the opportunity to compete in this event at the Olympics in 2014. 2014! Why? Ski jumping was deemed medically unsafe to women’s reproductive organs (we are not making this up).
Alison also talks with U.S. Olympic ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson about the sport and being the first woman to jump in Olympic competition.
No discussion of Olympic ski jumping would be complete without talking about Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, Great Britain’s famed ski jumper from Calgary 1988. We talk about his impact on the sport–and on the world of music.
Plus, Tokyo 2020 has released its three mascot finalists. We analyze them and try to figure out what they even are, exactly.