28: Riding the Olympics Roller Coaster

We begin our series on the Olympics by discussing winning, losing, and the life of an Olympic athlete. Spoiler: It isn't as glamorous as you might think.

Hidden Brain, a great podcast by Shankar Vedantam and the folks at NPR. Their recent episodes focus on psychology and the Olympics.

The New York Times on the life, identity, and legacy of Michael Phelps.

Business Insider on Wilhelm Belocian's disqualification from the 110m hurdles.

Music credits: John Williams.