Keep the Flame Alive is the podcast for fans of the Olympics and Paralympics. Each week co-hosts Jill Jaracz and Alison Brown keep you up-to-date on the worlds of the Olympics and Paralympics through interviews with athletes, Gamesmakers, historians and more. We're the cure to your case of Olympic Fever. Give us a call: 208-FLAME-IT.
McKenna Geer on Para Shooting
Today we're on the shooting range with Paralympian McKenna Geer. McKenna is a bronze medalist in rifle shooting. At Rio she competed in the R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 and the R5 – Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2, where she took home the bronze medal. We talked about how rifle works on the Paralympic side of the sport. Plus, more kit releases, tons of Tokyo 2020 news and wouldn't you know....more London 2012 medal reallocations due to doping. Can you guess which sport some might be from?
Olympic Gold Medalist Michelle Carter on Shot Put
The Shot Diva is here! 3x Olympian and Rio 2016 gold medal shot putter Michelle Carter joins us this week to talk about shot put technique, her strategies for managing her ADHD and dyslexia, her Olympic experiences and how looking her best helps her achieve her best. Plus, news from TKFLASTAN, including Olympic team updates on our past guests. And with 50 days to go until Tokyo 2020, are people still worried about Covid-19?
Film Buff Fran on Foxcatcher
Film Buff Fran is back for another edition of Movie Club! On this episode we discuss "Foxcatcher," the 2014 film on the tragic story of wrestlers Dave and Mark Schultz, who coached and trained at John du Pont's Foxcatcher Farms. Steve Carell stars as du Pont, Channing Tatum plays Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo plays Dave Schultz in this highly-nominated film. Did we think as highly of it?
Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher on Rifle Shooting
We're on the shooting range this week with Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher. Ginny won gold in the 10m air rifle, and she also competes in three-position 50m small-bore rifle. Ginny talks with us about the physical and mental demands of shooting, the funky shooting jacket and shoes, and how she travels with her rifles. Plus, a look at Atlanta's football stadiums and lots of Tokyo 2020 news. Hope you're ready to Cheer-io!
Paralympian Sydney Collier on Para Dressage
Para Dressage Paralympian Sydney Collier joins us this week to explain how her sport works. From searching hundreds of horses to find one with the perfect walk, to the importance of fitness in equestrian sports, Sydney's gotten us excited to watch her event at Tokyo 2020. For our Atlanta 1996 moment, we learn all about Blaze the Paralympic mascot and his bizarre taste in food. Plus, a ton of Tokyo news - are you ready for snacking together while crushing it in the Tokyo 2020 fantasy league?
Ginny Fuchs on Boxing and OCD
American flyweight boxer Ginny Fuchs joins us to tell us more about how boxing works. Ginny also copes with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and as May is Mental Health Awareness Month, she tells us how OCD manifests for her and the work she does to better manage it. Plus, Book Club Claire chats with rugby coach and author Ben Ryan on our latest Book Club pick, "Sevens Heaven: The Beautiful Chaos of Fiji's Olympic Dream." Also, Tokyo 2020 announced the winners of its recipe contest!
These two are completely uneducated on their subject matter and sound like stay at home moms who think their opinions matter for some reason I can’t figure out.