Episode 38: The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Significance of the Larry Nassar Trial (Trigger Warning)

**Trigger Warning**

This week Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther update listeners on the pending 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Brenda interviews Professor Rachael Joo, an expert on South Korean sport. She provides a nuanced analysis of tensions between local residents and critics of the environmental and economic impact of the games.

The team then pivots to a very serious topic: the trial of Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor and associate professor at Michigan State University who is accused of sexually assaulting approximately 150 girls and women. Then they forego the usual burn pile to incinerate everything that’s happened in the last two decades to hundreds of girls and women’s subject to Nassar’s treatment and unheard by institutions that were supposed to protect and serve them.

The Badass Woman of the Week segment is dedicated those who suffered Nassar’s abuse and features the voice of survivor Larissa Boyce.
Transcript and links coming soon. For timestamps…


Intro (3:40) Winter Olympic update (7:39) Brenda interviews Rachael Joo (23:01) (TW) Discussion of the trial of Larry Nassar as a giant incinerating burn pile Burn Pile (53:45) (TW) Bad Ass Women of the Week (57:58) What’s Good (1:00:26) Outro (1:02:22)

Links coming soon.

Transcript coming soon.

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