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The Bounce: Sports Talk with a Spin
The third Thursday of the month

Not your run of the mill sports talk. Hosted by former national class cyclist Jill Yesko, The Bounce: Sports Talk with a Spin is a deep dive into the kinds of sports and sports stories that often fall through the cracks—from Olympic athletes who’ve turned their backs on the Games, to the greatest athletes you’ve never heard of but need to. The Bounce understands that sports are more than a metaphor. Sports matter because they can change lives. So whether you’re an athlete, fan or want to better understand what makes sport tick, The Bounce has you covered.

The first episode of the podcast will be released March 17.

The Bounce is produced by Jill Yesko and distributed by Your Public Studios.

Latest Episodes
  • 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.