731: Roid Rage, Mean Girls, & Sports Scandals


Show Notes

Susie is on a serious bender with sports documentaries, which is pretty surprising since she thinks sports should be banned. She’s fine with steroids, just not sports. Ok. We discuss the punishment Olympics track and field phenom Marion Jones received for cheating in the Olympics, and why Susie thinks the punishment didn’t fit the crime. We compare it to the story of Lance Armstrong, and the reasons he feels somewhat justified for his decision to dope. We talk about the ways it’s often the cover-up not the crime that causes the real problems. And we hear how the situation with the American Gladiators sounds very similar to our life experiences on the Challenge including pay, injuries, the lack of agency, and the long-term consequences. We hear what histrionic personality disorder is, and why a popular teen movie is the best way to understand the mysterious illness. We learn why synesthesia is different depending on your age. Plus, we learn why the person who popularized the Wizard of Oz viewing while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and smoking pot sort of wishes he’d kept the trick to himself.

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