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Jill Yesko

Host, "The Bounce: Sports Talk with a Spin"

Filmmaker and journalist Jill Yesko is a former cyclist who represented the United States in the 1983 World University Games and competed in the Olympic Trials. Jill’s films include Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal, Broken Trust: Athlete Abuse Exposed and the forthcoming Uphill Climb: The Women Who Conquered the Tour de France.

Her writing has appeared in Women's Sports & Fitness magazine and is the author of two crime fiction novels. Jill is a Fellow at the Center for Sports Communication & Media, Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas in Austin.

  • Attorney Travis Tygart, the longtime head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, talks with host Jill Yesko about taking on high profile doping cases and what it takes to keep sports clean.
  • Host Jill Yesko talks with U.S. Paralympic athlete and retired U.S. Navy EOD Officer Brad Snyder about his memoir, Fire in My Eyes, and what it's like swimming blind after losing his vision serving in Afghanistan.
  • Wendy Hilliard was told she “stood out too much” — code for the racism she experienced during her storied athletic career that culminated in her introduction into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Host Jill Yesko talks with Wendy about her time as a gymnast and her foundation.
  • From women beach volleyball players who are mandated to wear bikinis, to women ski jumpers forced to pad the hips of their uniforms, why can’t we stop obsessing about what women athletes wear? Host Jill Yesko discusses with journalist and professor Mary Bock.
  • What it’s like when you are the strongest woman in the room and everyone notices? On this episode of The Bounce: Sports Talk with a Spin, host Jill Yesko talks with Cheryl Haworth, a former Olympic super heavy weight weightlifting bronze medalist and weightlifting coach, and Mara Neimanis, an aerial performance artist, about weight and strength.
  • On the first episode of The Bounce: Sports Talk with a Spin, host Jill Yesko talks with Carrie Sheinberg, an outspoken Olympic skier with some unexpected observations about the Olympic games.