The official NBC Olympics podcast, from Vox Media and NBC Sports Group. Join us for insider coverage during the 17 intense days of competition at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. In the run-up to opening ceremonies, hear in-depth interviews with your favorite Winter Olympians. Plus, explorations of host country South Korea’s culture, history, and more from industry experts.
A Paralympic Winter Games Preview
The Paralympic Games start March 8th. In this episode, host Lauren Shehadi looks at how advances in technology have created better prosthetics, which have made it possible for more athletes to compete in the Paralympic Games.
Bonus: Chef David Chang and Lucia Cho on the splendor and complexity of Korean food
NBC Olympics Special Correspondent Chef David Chang is the founder of the Momofuku Restaurant Group and just opened Majordomo in Los Angeles. Lucia Cho is the CEO of Seoul's Bicena and the Michelin three-starred Gaon. They talked with host Lauren Shehadi about the diversity and traditions of Korean food, and what to eat in Pyeonchang, host city of the 2018 Winter Games.
Day 16: Mike Tirico reflects on the 2018 Games; a meeting between North and South Koreans
Host Mike Tirico reflects on his first time hosting primetime Olympic coverage, the U.S. women’s hockey team's gold medal game, and the Games's impact on diplomatic relations between North and South Korea. Plus The Podium team tells the story of chance meeting between North Korean cheerleaders and two young South Koreans at the Games.
Day 15: Maame Biney and Norway's dominance
Speedskater Maame Biney and her father, Kweku, stop by the studio to talk about Biney's favorite experiences at the 2018 Games, and what she hopes will be different for 2022. Plus, a look at what led to Norway's dominance in PyeongChang, as the country has now earned the most medals in Winter Olympic history.
Day 14: Maia and Alex Shibutani; Describing the Olympics for the visually impaired
Bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani tell The Podium what made their ice dancing routine successful, their sibling dynamic, and what’s next after taking home the only U.S. medal for individual figure skating. Plus, how announcers call Olympic events for the visually impaired.
Day 13: Behind-the-Olympic-scenes with an alternate and freeskiing judge
Reporter Tim Struby introduces us to bobsled alternate Briauna Jones, who tells us about her difficult journey to the Olympics -- and her struggle since she arrived. Plus, a men’s ski halfpipe judge explains the judging process, how he takes notes while simultaneously watching runs and why some judges must recuse themselves from competition.