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It's our penultimate episode of the 2020 Tour de France, and Jens Voigt joins the show to talk about the action on stages 18 and 19 of the race. Jens provides insight into the two breakaways that succeeded on these two tough stages, and what the riders did correctly (and incorrectly) in the big moves. Ineos Grenadiers won a stage and boosted Richar…
 
“People ask me this all the time, ‘Why the hell did you stay?’ ” explains Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security under the Trump administration and founder of the Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform (REPAIR). “And my response is: If you saw what was happening, why the hell wouldn’t you sta…
 
After reflecting on the best and worst parts of our country’s founding document for Constitution Day, David and Sarah dive into Attorney General Bill Barr’s Constitution Day address at Hillsdale College yesterday, in which he defended political judgment in bringing prosecutions and railed against federal prosecutors’ propensity to punish as much mi…
 
This year has posed unique challenges for everyone in pro racing, and TV commentators have not been immune. In this episode of Put Your Socks On, retired pro Matt Keenan talks about his preparation process for calling the Tour de France. In short, a lot of homework is involved.This year, instead of commentating for ASO in France at the Tour, Keenan…
 
The peloton rumbled up the Col de la Loze on Wednesday, and the soaring mountain did not disappoint. On today's episode, Fred Dreier and Jens Voigt break down all of the action from the big day in the Alps. What were Primož Roglič and Sepp Kuss up to in the final 3km of the race? Jens breaks down the action. Then, we hear from American Sepp Kuss ab…
 
On Tuesday, Israel signed two historic peace agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in a major step toward greater diplomacy in the Middle East. Though the Trump administration played a crucial role in brokering both peace deals—with the signing ceremonies themselves taking place in the White House—media coverage of the deals has been…
 
Has public conversation about racism stalled because we’re limited by the language we use? In Caste, Isabel Wilkerson sets out to reframe how we think about and discuss systemic and structural racism. “Of all the books I’ve chosen for book club over the decades, there isn’t another that is more essential a read than this one." – Oprah Winfrey, Opra…
 
For the month of August, the Biden campaign outraised the Trump campaign by a whopping $150 million. (Biden raked in $360 million last month compared to Trump’s $210 million). As stark as this fundraising difference may be, is there any reason to believe it will be meaningful in the long run?A lot of this money will go toward television ads at this…
 
The 2020 Tour de France took a disastrous turn for Egan Bernal and Team Ineos Grenadiers on Sunday, as the team's hopes for the GC crashed and burned on the Grand Colombier. On today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Fred Dreier and Jens Voigt break down Ineos' setback, and try and trace the roots of the bad day. Why was Bernal not ready for the h…
 
Welcome to GeekScholars Movie News presented by LRM Online! This regular podcast features The GeekScholars—Jill, Chris, and Fox—as they discuss a roundup of current happenings in Hollywood! On this week’s show GeekScholars Jill, Chris, and Fox play Script Doctor and weighing in on:: 01:00 – The Batman trailer is what? 04:50 – The Suicide Squad (2) …
 
Rapha's founder and CEO Simon Mottram has seen riding clothing change drastically over the last decade. Having worked closely with Team Sky (now Ineos-Grenadiers) and its 'marginal gains' mantra, Mottram learned exactly what it takes to make clothing for the fastest races in the world.What about clothing for the rest of us? Is it the same as the pr…
 
The Tour de France rumbled up the ascent of Puy Mary this week, and the brutal climb had a major impact on the GC. Egan Bernal was dropped, Tadej Pogačar vaulted into second place, and Primož Roglič looked untouchable.On today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, Jens Voigt breaks down all of the action, and offers his critique of Team Ineos Grenadie…
 
It’s the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001, one of the most harrowing historical events in living memory. Today, our podcast hosts reflect on their personal memories of the day as a launching point into a discussion about the United States’ current understanding of al-Qaeda nearly two decades later. In reality, we don’t talk about al-Qaeda muc…
 
Most VeloNews readers know the story of Greg LeMond well. But what was it like growing up in that world? This week, Bobby and Gus sit down with Geoffrey LeMond, son of Greg and the kid made famous for his appearance alongside his father on the top step of the Tour de France podium in 1989.Now 35, Geoffrey reflects on the racing, the characters, and…
 
News broke overnight of President Trump’s plans to reduce U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, less than a week after Jeffrey Goldberg’s bombshell article in The Atlantic highlighted anonymous accusations of the president’s poor conduct toward American veterans. Sarah, Steve, and Jonah tackle some of the move’s political implications for Trump’s re…
 
The 2020 Tour de France rolls on, and Jens Voigt joins the podcast again to break down all of the action from the Pyrenees and Tuesday's sprint stage. Sam Bennett's sprint win on stage 10 carried extra significance because he out-kicked his old teammate, Peter Sagan. Jens discusses Bennett's career path and the decision of Bora-Hansgrohe to choose …
 
Last week, President Trump encouraged North Carolina voters to test their state's election security. David and Sarah discuss how, exactly, someone commits voter fraud, and what voters need to know as we close in on this November's election. But that's not all: Sarah gives us the latest on the state of the race and how the Trump campaign lost its ca…
 
Healthcare professional, musician, and actor Michael Bafuma sought new creative outlets during the Covid-19 shutdown, so he decided to try his hand at audiobook recording through ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange platform). In this extended interview episode, Mike reveals how he got started, his favourite performance aspects of narration, audiobook …
 
The battle for the Tour de France's yellow jersey heated up over the weekend, as the peloton tackled two punishing stages in the Pyrenees. On today's episode of The VeloNews Podcast, we break down all of the action between contenders like Egan Bernal, Primož Roglič, and Tadej Pogačar. Then, we hear from American Neilson Powless, who has attacked in…
 
Team Ineos Grenadiers detonated the peloton during Friday's 7th stage of the Tour de France, and a handful of contenders were caught out. Wout van Aert won the stage in another stunning example of why he's the most exciting men's rider of the year. On today's episode of the podcast, Fred Dreier and Jens Voigt break down the action from the last few…
 
Erick Erickson, host of 95.5 WSB’s Atlanta’s Evening News and creator of The Resurgent, joins Sarah and Steve on the latest Dispatch Podcast to state the case for the president’s re-election, despite his own wide-ranging reservations about Trumpism and the future of the Republican party. To Erickson, Trump represents the lesser of two evils—acting …
 
There’s a bit of post-2016 election PTSD among American political strategists, where any slight uptick in Trump’s polling numbers is perceived as an emergency situation for the Biden campaign. But despite the almost constant news cycle turbulence in American politics that would have caused big swings in a normal presidential election, the polls hav…
 
Mark Cavendish has won 30 stages of the Tour de France. This places his second in the all-time record behind Eddy Merckx — or first in the all-time record if you are only counting mass-start stages and not time trials as well.Cavendish is not racing the Tour de France this year, and the veteran sprinter reflects with Bobby and Gus about the special…
 
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