Monday, November 17, 2014
By Brian Wise
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
If you're like most people, you might be wondering how Olympic athletes do what they do. Though ski jump is a spectacular combination of athletics, fearlessness, and beauty, it is ultimately about physics. Eric Goff, The Takeaway's resident Olympics physicist, is the chair of the Physics Department at Lynchburg College and author of "Gold Medal Physics: The Science of Sports." Mick Berry, a freestyle skiing coach in Park City, UT, weighs in on the precision and speed required to compete at this level.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Mild winter temperatures are putting a damper on the ski season.
Takeouts: Harry Reid's Jobs Bill, Bode Miller Wins Gold, Listeners' Top Sports Movie for Sports-Haters
Monday, February 22, 2010
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: An update from Time Magazine Washington correspondent Jay Newton-Small on legislation President Obama just introduced that would crack down on insurance companies. It's the first time the president has introduced legislation in the health care debate.
- OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: From Vancouver, New York Times reporter, Jason Stallman recaps the Olympics weekend, including the U.S.- Canada hockey team and Bode Miller's gold performance in the super combined.
- LISTENER RESPONSE: All weekend our listeners called in with their nominations for the top sports movies for people who hate sports. We hear some of your favorites.