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I first spoke with today’s guest, author and political scientist Jules Boykoff, five years ago just ahead for the Rio Olympics. He had just released his book, Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics. I was fascinated by the stories that NBC never seems to include in their slick, pre-packaged video feature-ettes. When contemplating how to cover those under-reported stories as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are underway — a year late and live audiences short. So Jules Boykoff joins us for the second half hour of the show.
We’ll begin with the latest news, info and snark. What else would you expect on a Friday?

Well, definitely, the latest offering from Lauren Mayer!

And here’s the YouTube version of today’s show. See you Monday. Have a great weekend!