The thrill of victory… the agony of defeat. And the human drama of athletic competition. We love sports. And every 4 years we get the pleasure to watch amateur athletes, at the top of their game, compete in the Olympics. And that got us thinking about competition. Because that’s what it’s about, right? [Broadcast Date: August 15, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120815/rt_tbon_120815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. Next, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast.Then, Kate Sekules is the author of The Boxer’s Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring, and a former professional boxer. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she got into the sport, why she enjoyed getting really strong, and how she coped with her anger during bouts. She still thinks there’s a lot to admire in women’s boxing.After that, Melissa Joulwan is the author of Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. And she ought to know. Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name ´´Melicious.´´ She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport´s enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.Following that, Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.Next, Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt. Kim Hiss is an Associate Editor for Field and Stream Magazine and blogs as Huntress.And finally, Jennifer Shahade is the author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. Obviously the word ´´bitch” occurs throughout this interview but always in reference to the book title. It is never used as profanity. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120803/rt_tbon_120803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews Pro Bowler Morten Andersen about whether he thought he’d play in the NFL for as long as he did, his initial thoughts about the game of football and how he played for so long. This interview took place on December 2nd, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Morten Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170116/rt_spby_170116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second in the series. Trevor and Sammy are the movers and shakers at agency TS Sports Stars. Yet although friends for 20 years and business partners for nine, they are chalk and cheese: Trevor (Neil Pearson) is a thoughtful, decent, and sensitive ´´new man´´; Sammy is a foul-mouthed, unreconstructed, aggressive dealmaker. Trevor is the worrier, Sammy the warrior. Writer Andy Hamilton´s radio credits include Old Harry´s Game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Pearson, Paul Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/001787/rt_bbcw_001787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forget baseball. Boxing just might be our national sport. After all, the highest paid athlete in the country is a fighter. And a long awaited superfight between this generation´s best boxers has earned millions in ticket sales. This hour, we explore the popularity and enduring appeal of combat sports. [Broadcast Date: May 6, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/150506/rt_tbon_150506_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The downhill skiers in Sochi know cold weather, but for real cold -- try diving into freezing water above the Arctic Circle! In this hour, some sports too cold even for the Winter Olympics. [Broadcast Date: February 5, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140207/rt_tbon_140207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews two-time All-Star Reggie Theus about what ´´accountability” means in college sports, how responsible the athletes are and how he relates to the kids he coaches. This interview took place on May 16th, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Reggie Theus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170113/rt_spby_170113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews Hall of Famer Jennifer Azzi about the transition from playing to retirement, why athletes struggle after they retire and parents who take sports too seriously. This interview took place on April 19th, 2007. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Jennifer Azzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170110/rt_spby_170110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tardis lands on Phobos, moon of Mars, where extreme sports nuts of the future indulge their passion for gravity boarding and wormhole jumping. But there´s something lurking in the shadows - something infinitely old and infinitely dangerous. It´s not for nothing that phobos is the ancient word for ´fear´.... Written by Eddie Robson. Directed by Barnaby Edwards. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Timothy West, Nerys Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000135/bk_bgfn_000135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.