Jen Bricker was abandoned at birth by her biological parents. Due to a genetic defect, she had been born without legs.
Her adoptive family showered her with love and self-belief. Inspired by her idol, Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Moceanu, she pursued gymnastics. She competed against able-bodied entrants at the Junior Olympics. She won a state championship.
But an astonishing family secret was about to rock her world…
Now 31, Jen is a gifted aerialist and trampolinist, who's performed in stadiums around the world and toured with Britney Spears.
Her book, Everything Is Possible, has been translated into ten languages.
Meanwhile, for this month’s Zeitgeist, Olly heads off to NYC with Ollie Peart to sample the trend for ube ice cream and experiment with real-time crime monitoring app, Citizen.
If you’d like to see Ollie mess up a magic trick for his next challenge, come to the Best of British Podcast Awards show at The Underbelly in London on 16th June.
Plus, what’s the best way to get kinky when you live in a small community?
In this month’s Foxhole, Alix Fox assists a listener who wants to put together a voyeuristic MMF threesome - in the Isle Of Man...
Finally, our Record of the Month is ‘The Cracks’, the second track taken from Another Sky’s upcoming EP Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds, out 14th June via Fiction Records.
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Presenter: Olly Mann. Producer: Matt Hill. Contributors: Ollie Peart, Alix Fox, Jen Bricker, Another Sky. Theme Music: Django Django. Graphic Design: Jenny Mann Design. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy