753: Hotline Heroes, Skating Scandal, & Disco Sucks


Show Notes

Today we reminisce about the Challengemania Hall of Fame and Sarah’s induction speech. We hear about the Harley & Katya documentary which chronicled a competitive figure skating duo and the untimely demise of the female skater. We discuss how concussions and injuries from the ice, the difficulties of competing, and the pressure on young athletes contribute to mental health concerns for the skaters. Susie thinks there’s still time for Sarah to become a competitive bobsledder, but Sarah isn’t so sure. We hear about the man who created the famous and calamitous “disco sucks” event at the professional baseball game in 1979, why the organizer regrets it, and how the people who stormed the field might have something in common with the January 6 insurrectionists. We discuss a study that shows why sleeping with your partner’s clothing could help you sleep better even if you’re not aware it’s theirs. Susie describes what it’s like to work a suicide hotline, why a lot of people call who are looking for love, friendship, or romance, how the operators assess risk, and why it’s a thankless job. We laugh about Sarah’s inability to “wind down” on a phone call and how she realized she has a very annoying habit in social settings. And our minds are blown when we learn the difference between chicken strips and chicken tenders. Who knew? This is the BCP content we all need.

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