Love this podcast. So many different stories, topics, points of view. Each episode a pleasant surprise. Host Jamie does a great job of interweaving the individual stories with the topics the individuals cover, resulting in a consistently day-changing experience in listening.
I found this podcast completely on accident and loved it from the first episode I listened to. I absolutely love the diversity of the women interviewed and that it’s not your typical “popular” sports only. Even more - I love the focus on the Paralympians. My biggest complaint - the episodes are not long enough.
Love this podcast but since we are featuring women in sports then the guests need to emphasize what women are doing for social change. The episode about rugby features professor Brooks who goes on about men in history & the NBA & NFL taking a stand for social change but does not touch on the WNBA, NWSL or Megan Rapinoe and their trailblazing work for social justice. Letting this man go on about men just seems wrong. I also love that you feature specialists to discuss topics associations ated with the athlete’s struggles in life. Can you try to find female specialists? They must exist
This is the podcast we all need for 2020/21. It is thoughtful and educational, but also uplifting and hopeful as we follow the incredible stories of Olympic and ParaOlympic athletes preparing for the Tokyo olympics. I have learned so much from this podcast, without feeling like I am learning!
Women’s representation in sports is the issue of our time and this podcast is breaking barriers in every way. If you haven’t heard this podcast you’re missing out!
Great perspective Jamie has. A lot of people forget about the Olympics until it’s currently happening. I def want to learn more about it and listening to this podcast is a good start
I was blown away by this podcast. I gained a brand new perspective on these athletes and a deeper respect and appreciation for all of the hard work these women go through. I also deeply enjoyed Jamie’s delivery style. She’s authentic and relatable. What an amazing experience!
This podcast is a must listen. Every episode is original and discusses a different sport with challenges these athletes have had to face. It is great to hear from a diverse group of powerhouse female athletes who represent a broad variety of countries that will compete this summer. Really well produced, and I always look forward to the next one!
Great way to learn about the Olympians and Paralympians who don’t always get significant media coverage but still have fascinating backstories
I’ve been really struggling with the isolation of COVID and have been feeling extremely lonely. This podcast makes me feel connected to others, and allows me to see how we all are dealing with something, be it racial inequity, depression, or LGBTQ discrimination. Thank you for this shining beacon of hope during this otherwise dark and challenging time. A true pick me up even if the topics are heavy (aka they’re real, which is exactly what I would want).
Very well done. You are able to truly feel what the athletes have been through to get to this point. Even if you are not into sports their stories are very inspirational.
Each episode takes you into an incredible story of athletic achievement, grit and determination. You get a real sense of the people and what they’ve put in to their craft, with each episode a fascinating, totally different angle that you’ve probably never heard before but will be so glad you did!
One of my new favorite podcasts! I’m not even a big sports fan, but each episode tells the incredible stories of strength and resilience behind each of these athletes’s names - making them both more inspiring and more relatable at the same time. I also love how it weaves in other voices and connects their stories to larger topics, serving to more fully round out each athlete’s background and the struggles that they’ve overcome. Highly suggest checking out if you love great stories of strong women, even if you aren’t necessarily “into sports.”
Wow this podcast is so inspiring! Not only does it highlight the incredible achievements of these female athletes, it also digs into really important topics that impact our world. If you need something uplifting to listen to, that you’ll also learn a ton from, I highly recommend this podcast!
This podcast shines a light on the stories behind the Olympics by telling each athlete’s story in a way that captures the spirit and excitement of the games. Each voice is beautifully captured and Jamie Mittelman does a masterful job of promoting, elevating, and celebrating strong female athletes. This is the type of uplifting and inspiring content we all need right now!!
During these pandemic times, there is nothing more inspirational, hopeful, and fun to listen than these podcasts as the real life stories demonstrate endurance, courage, and resilience. Hope to see all these women competing next year
Wow. This podcast does an incredible job interviewing inspiring, diverse athletes and weaving the interviews into an educational and motivational podcast with supplemental interviews from experts. I’m hooked and can’t wait for more episodes!
One of the Muppets said, “The year 2020 - brought to you by the letters W, T, and F.” The women interviewed trained hard, dealt with challenges and disappointments, and their resilience and positivity comes through in these thoughtful interviews. The interviewer skillfully weaves in comments from relevant experts to give breadth to the issues covered.
In a year of so much stress, fear, and disappointment, it is wonderful to see a podcast tell stories of our current human experience through a lens of perseverance and optimism. Female athletes never get the attention they should, do thank you for lifting up these strong voices in a time where we desperately need leadership and hope. This podcast will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time! Love it :)
This podcast is the most impactful way I’ve EVER been engaged in the Olympics. It is insightful, raw, real….just so very REAL. Thank you women athletes and contributors for opening your worlds to us listeners and sharing your very personal and incredibly difficult fights for OUR benefit. Thank you for shining a light on your fights off the field, court, etc. I’m learning by the minute, join in!!