#49 | Does Winning No Longer Matter?

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In our Deep Dive: Simone Biles has dominated gymnastics in recent history, winning 4 Olympic gold medals and 19 world championships. She hasn’t lost a major competition since 2013. But she’s been marred in controversy this Olympics due to her decision to withdraw from the games. We’ll have a look at the various players in that decision and what it means for her legacy and for Olympic competition in general.

And in Courage or Cringe: Ben & Jerry’s Blacklisted, Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney and Spotify Claims Editorial Neutrality

  • Do States have a right to regulate their purchases to protect the interests of an American ally, OR are they overreaching when they penalize companies for issues on the global stage?
  • Is an A List lawsuit against a major media company evidence of elitist sour grapes for not making millions MORE on already fat contract, OR is it an example of a corporation using covid as an excuse to breach a contract to help increase their share price?
  • And finally, is a leading audio platform’s leadership taking a bold step in solidifying free speech on its platform OR is the CEO passing-on the responsibility to navigate between fact and fiction to its consumers?

All. This. This week on TDR.

Episode Links:

The Simone Biles scoring controversy, explained

https://www.vox.com/22575301/simone-biles-olympics-scoring-explained-gymnastics-yurchenko-double-pike

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/31928593/olympic-gymnastics-updates-simone-biles-wins-bronze-beam-last-day-event-finals

Florida and Texas threaten to blacklist Ben & Jerry’s for their decision to end sales of Ice Cream in the West Bank.

https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center/palestine-statement

https://theconversation.com/why-ben-and-jerrys-decision-to-stop-selling-ice-cream-in-the-west-bank-rattled-israel-164980

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for releasing ‘Black Widow’ in theaters and on Disney+

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/scarlett-johansson-sues-disney-black-widow-release-theaters-disney-plus-marvel-cinematic-universe-breach-of-contract-184307567.html

Spotify's CEO doesn't believe the platform has editorial responsibility over podcasts

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/spotify-ceo-editorial-responsibility-podcasts-040340113.html

https://www.axios.com/spotify-ceo-daniel-ek-talks-future-of-podcasts-93925d11-d002-478b-81fb-c371743f6c3c.html

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