Where in the World are Our Listeners?
This week we're giving a shout out to São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo, founded in 1554, is the largest city not only in Brazil but in South America with a population of 12 million. One nickname of the city is Land of Drizzle (Terra da Garoa) for its notable rainy spells. The city has the 3rd largest concentration of skyscrapers in the world behind New York and Hong Kong. When you visit don't forget to try the pastel - a deep fried puff pastry for which the city is famous.
Tip of the week
Have an important event coming up? Many Olympians practice visualization before a big event to help prepare. The key is to have a script that details step by step what's going to happen and then visualize it using all five senses. This helps you make the most of your rehearsal. Learn more about the technique.
Look clever at a cocktail party
The athlete with the most Olympic wins is US swimmer Michael Phelps with 28 gold medals. In second place is Leonidas of Rhodes. Leonidas was a runner who won 12 medals (or wreaths back then) over the course of 4 Olympic games from 164-152 BCE. His best sports were 200 & 400m sprints and the hoplitodromos, a race in which contestant ran in armor and carried a shield.
What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!
- Ian is zooming around in his new Tesla 3 & exploring electric vehicles.
- Darren finally got to see the Hamilton musical. :-)
- March is been enjoying falling asleep to the Sleep Music in the Calm app.
Website of the week
Catch up on all the news and results from the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 'Watch Live' link at the top of the site will tell you how you can watch the Olympics in your country.
Product of the week
Race - Directed by Stephen Hopkins
This week's product is a movie - the incredible true story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens' quest for gold by facing off against Adolf Hitler's Germany as well as overcoming racial prejudice in America.
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All the best in getting better,
Ian, Darren & March