EPISODES

March 23, 2022

Ukrainian Athletes: What the World Needs to Hear

In light of Russian war on Ukraine, this special edition episode is different than our normal episodes. In an effort to elevate U…

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March 9, 2022

Mihaela Hogas (Romania): Breaking Barriers Through Speed Skating

When Mihaela was 9, she went to a park and saw some kids inline skating. She didn't realize it was actually for the winter sport …

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March 7, 2022

Simidele Adeagbo (Nigeria): The Original Sleigh Queen

Simidele (Simi) was the first African and black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics, and more recently, the first Africa…

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March 2, 2022

Kendall Gretsch (USA): 2 Games in 2 Sports Within 6 Months

3x Paralympic Gold Medalist, Kendall Gretsch is one of the only athletes who competed in Tokyo this past summer who is also compe…

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Feb. 16, 2022

Dr. Natalia Siuba-Jarosz (Poland): Being a Doctor & Elite Parasnowboa…

Dr. Natalia Siuba-Jarosz is an elite Polish Parasnowboarder and Doctor in Radiology. She has gone by Simba ever since her last na…

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Feb. 9, 2022

Valentina Margaglio (Italy): the Skeleton Lioness

Valentina or 'The Lioness' grew up in Italy as a 'very competitive child' with her three sisters and one brother. She describes h…

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Feb. 2, 2022

Aline Rocha (Brazil): Sport as Freedom & Women in Para Sports

When Aline was 15 years old, she was in a car accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. That said, she says "sport changed…

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Jan. 26, 2022

Mialitiania Clerc (Madagascar): Being the First Malagasy & Alpine Ski…

Mialitiana (Mia) is the first woman Winter Olympian from Madagascar and her goal is to "inspire all Africans." While she grew up …

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Jan. 19, 2022

Mariama Jamanka (Germany): the Underdog Gold Medal Bobsled Queen

Reigning Olympic gold medalist, Mariama Jamanka never thought the words 'Olympic Champion' would apply to her, as a relative newc…

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Jan. 12, 2022

Bradie Tennell (USA): Making the Tough Calls

US Olympic bronze medalist and 2X National Champion figure skater, Bradie Tennell has already made a career out of breaking recor…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Akzhana Abdikarmova (ROC): The Invisibility of Disability & Biathlon

To kick off Season 2, we speak with 2x Russian Paralympian (soon to be 3x), biathlete and wheelchair racer, Akzhana Abdikarmova. …

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Nov. 19, 2021

Caster Semenya (South Africa): Who Decides Who's Female and Why?

It’s been a while since the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, but we wanted to amplify and celebrate a voice the world missed in Ja…

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Sept. 1, 2021

Kamila Dosmalova (Kazakhstan): Being the Only Woman on the National T…

Kamila started taekwondo when she was 9 years old and was the only girl on the team; years later, she's still the only woman, thi…

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Aug. 18, 2021

Jessica Long (USA): Perfection, Faith & Paraswimming

Jessica Long is one of the most successful athletes in Paralympic Games' history, holding 23 medals with 13 of them being gold. A…

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Aug. 4, 2021

Ni Nengah Widiasih (Indonesia): Para Powerlifting & Her Support System

At the age of four, Ni Negah Widiasih lost use of her legs at age four due to polio. In Rio she made history, becoming Indonesia'…

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July 21, 2021

Jacqueline Simoneau (Canada): Artistic Swimming, Family & Friends

In this episode, we speak with 4X Pan American Games' gold medallist and soon to be 2X Canadian Olympic Jacqueline Simoneau. At h…

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June 23, 2021

Deja Young (USA): Mental Health & Choosing Life

Being a "non traditional athlete" with brachial plexus has never held Deja back. Even though her condition was caused by medical …

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June 9, 2021

Ray Bassil (Lebanon): Finding Your Courage to Lead

To date, Ray is the only Lebanese athlete who has qualified for Tokyo, but Ray is used to blazing her own trails: she was the fir…

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June 7, 2021

Danusia Francis (Jamaica): Gymnastics & Positive Manifestation

At age five, Danusia watched Elena Zamolodchikova of Russia compete on TV, and decided then and there that she wanted to be an Ol…

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May 26, 2021

Sarah Davies (Great Britain): The Barbell Queen Defying Convention

Sarah Davies is Great Britain's best ever female weightlifter on a pound for pound basis, lifting between 100-125kg (or 220-275 l…

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May 12, 2021

Carlotta Nwajide (Germany): Rowing & Activism

Carlotta is not only a Vice World and European Champion, but also an outspoken activist who leads by thoughtful example. She beli…

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April 28, 2021

Eliza Stone (USA): the Stone Sabre Squad & Redefining Success

Eliza showed up to her first fencing class in a dress and little patent leather shoes because she wanted to make a good first imp…

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April 21, 2021

(En Español) Tamara Leonelli (Chile): La Espina Bifida y Sus Sueños P…

Tamara (Tami) basó los 18 años, más de lo previsto. Ahora tiene 23 años y se está convirtiendo en una de las mejores jugadoras de…

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April 14, 2021

Tamara Leonelli (Chile): Spina Bifida & True Inclusion Through Olympi…

Tamara (Tami) was introduced to table tennis in a rehabilitation center: Tami was born with spina bifida and had a life expectanc…

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