Episode 10: Adam Rippon
Play • 45 min

Show Notes: 

:28 – Career overlaps between Sasha and Adam 

1:31 – Missing two Olympic teams (2010, 2014) and debuting at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 

5:39 – Reflecting on and appreciating difficult career moments later in life 

7:01 – Being in the ESPN Body Issue after the Games 

8:18 – Adam finding his voice on Twitter and his infamous Twitter exchange with former Vice President Mike Pence

15:52 – Decision to come out ahead of the 2018 Games and become the first openly gay winter Olympian 

21:19 – Choosing coaches over his career

26:43 – How the team event at the Olympics changed Adam’s mindset 

29:25 – Life in retirement and leaving skating in the past 

31:48 – How being an athlete prepared him for life outside of sports 

36:22 – Adam’s memoir Beautiful on the Outside

40:02 – One piece of advice Adam would like to share 

41:10 – Olympic or Paralympic moment in life 

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