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Believing in sports and that it connects us all, Marissa Potter has dedicated her life to sportsmanship and teamwork. She’s passionate about working in a team with people who, like her, are prompt and active in achieving any set objectives. Wi…

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Flame Bearers is back for a third season! What started as an idea, has taken off over the last two years as we’ve built this community and listener base across 47 countries. Ready for more? We are. So, what does Season 3 have to offer? Here&r…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Our Flame Bearers

Why Flame Bearers? Olympic and Paralympic athletes are physical and mental warriors. They are the best in the world at what they do, and coming out of the pandemic; they have battled unprecedented levels of physical and emotional stress to stay the…

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From the moment I secured funding for this effort, I knew I’d want to feature Lea. I had heard about Lea several years ago from one of my mentors from my alma matter, Middlebury College. Lea was a fellow alum a few years ahead of me. Besid…

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Nov. 10, 2020

Experience Reflection

This entire podcast was made possible with the generous support of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program’s Summer Internship Grant. Thank you. Here is my experience reflection. Originally published on Flame bearer…

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One of my favorite parts of piecing together an episode is capturing as many different voices and perspectives as possible. While there is something to be said for not breaking up the narrative of a featured athlete, I believe that weaving in variou…

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I was interviewing athletes around the clock and still didn’t have a finalized podcast name. I was constantly sourcing interview content, while also defining my brand. In b-school speak, we call this parallel processing (aka working on m…

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When, with who & how When deciding when to launch, we considered multiple elements including: Timing of the Olympics/Paralympics (aka would this content be timely/top of mind for people) >> We decided that launching on the last da…

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I was really nervous to tell Sanda’s story because I felt an immense responsibility to do her experiences justice. I wanted to knock it out of the park for her, as she was clearly taking a risk in allowing me to interview her. Since day one o…

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I stumbled upon the story of Manasi Joshi when scrolling through the Paralympics’ Instagram page and checking which athletes they spotlighted via the account’s posts and stories. Manasi had done a social takeover for the d…

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