Revisiting the Archive: Episode 3: Wendell Sayers
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Wendell Sayers understood isolation. Born in western Kansas in 1904, Wendell was the first black lawyer to work for Colorado’s attorney general; living openly as a gay man wasn’t an option. When he attended meetings of the Mattachine Society in the 1950s, his race set him apart. Yet Wendell created a world for himself where he found purpose and meaning.

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GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast
GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast
444: Friendship and Solidarity
GYMTERNET NEWS * The US will compete in Japan on November 8. We discuss the meet format and team selections * British Gymnastics head Jane Allen is conveniently retiring and gave one of the worst interviews ever about it. Not that we have any opinions or anything. * Why do parents accept abusive coaching practices? * More countries are withdrawing from Euros. When is a continental championship not a continental championship? * We celebrate National Coming Out Day and Danell Leyva DEFYING GRAVITY * We watched the first three episodes of the gymnastics documentary series Defying Gravity (we'll have our thoughts on the rest of the series next week) and present our highlights and lowlights. Jessica explains why she thinks it represents a paradigm shift and Spencer rolls his eyes during the extensive fact check portion. PLUS * All the gymternet headlines, along with your feedback about Phoebe Mills erasure, the disprespect of Larisa Petrik, and...manual expressing. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD * Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. * Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. * We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES * 443: Gymnastics' Greatest Stars (Commissioned) * 442: A European Saga * Gymnastics International Episode 2: Szombathely World Cup * 441: Gymnastics Commentary Hall of Shame (Commissioned) * Gymnastics International Episode 1: Chinese and Japanese Nationals * 440: Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer: Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS
1 hr 35 min
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