What would the greatest athletes lose ... to win? Hosted by Molly Bloom, Torched is a podcast about the heat of competition. On Season 1, we tell stories of scandal, controversy, and redemption on the biggest world stage: the Olympics.
Produced by FilmNation Entertainment in association with Gilded Audio.
Creating Dimension with Elana Meyers Taylor
"In 2022, Elana Meyers Taylor officially became the most decorated black athlete in the winter games, the oldest American woman to medal in the Olympics and the most decorated female Olympic bobsledder. These are no doubt incredible accomplishments on their own but perhaps more impressive is the fact that this was her first Olympics as a mother. How do elite athletes find dimension in their lives?
Hosted by Molly Bloom. Produced by FilmNation Entertainment in association with Gilded Audio."
Taking a Stance with Gwen Berry
Listen to the full conversation with Gwen Berry from our Rule 50 episode. Hosted by Molly Bloom. Produced by FilmNation Entertainment in association with Gilded Audio.
Getting Honest with Greg Louganis
This episode is an exclusive and deeper conversation with Greg Louganis. We delve into details about his early years in training, his HIV diagnosis and how he learned to be his true authentic self.
Changing Course with Kaillie Humphries
Now famous for winning the first ever gold in women's monobob at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Kallie Humphries once didn't even know if she would be allowed to compete for the US. Listen to the full extended interview and hear more about her relentless ability to overcome obstacles, from childhood bullying to outdated gender norms.
Introducing AMERICAN PRODIGIES
Betty Okino started gymnastics “late” — at age 9 — and begged her mother to let her train with Bela Karolyi so that she could realize her Olympic dream. She won bronze medals at the 1992 Olympics. And despite having stories of training until her knees and back broke, being denied food, and being pitted against her teammates, it was only recently that she began to admit to herself that Karolyi’s training methods constituted abuse. Now, as a coach and choreographer, Betty approaches her responsibilities very differently.
Bidding, Hosting & Corruption: Part II
From the LA riots to the Tlatelolco Massacre to Beijing 2022, governments have used the Olympics to paper over social problems, suppress dissent and force their agency on citizens. The price that their hosts pay for the honor can be staggering, if not horrifying. In part II of this series on host cities, we look at how we can do better, as well as how the Olympics might adapt for the future.
Incredible real stories told simply and directly. No extra drama no stating the obvious.
What’s with all the bobsled episodes?
Overall I really like this series. The host and interviewees are great. However, there are SO MANY Olympic sports and yet we have had 3 out of 17 episodes about female bobsledding. Two of them were even about the same woman. Is the host that hard up for episodes/subjects?
Just listened to the Greg Louganis episode. Really well done and such an amazing story. Enjoying the podcast.