Things of Interest


Sports !

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26 September 2016

It’s the Olympics! The wonderful event where athletes show off their incredible achievements and sports journalists show off their sexism. Does it make sense to gender-segregate sports in 2016? Just how bad is the wage gap in sports? Also: the Paralympics. They are badass and don’t get nearly enough attention.

An episode in which we attempt to not miss public interest in the Olympics and dramatically fail, Serena uses her physics degree to use a calculator, and Sophia attempts to pronounce a lot of names. Also, at the end there, we get mad and sad about racism, and excited for the Paralympics, which were now like a month ago. Great job all around.

Articles we (may have) read before this episode:

There are a lot of them, everyone talks about the Olympics. We’ve starred a few of our faves. Also, read everything Rebecca Shaw writes, because she’s hilarious and amazing.

This super cool scientific article:

Healy, M. L., Gibney, J., Pentecost, C., Wheeler, M. J. and Sonksen, P. H. (2014), Endocrine profiles in 693 elite athletes in the postcompetition setting. Clin Endocrinol, 81: 294–305. doi:10.1111/cen.12445

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