30th July 2021
Hello All, it's your Producer back again (a big thank you to Vedangi for taking over the newsletter last week) to announce:
🎉 Episode 1 of On The Outside 🎉
This episode was recorded on Wednesday 28th of July with myself hosting, and Eden Elgeti, Oge Ejizu and Neil Russell on the inaugural panel.
Today's episode talks about how the Olympics permeates the outdoors, staying safe in the water and a new fleet of beach wheelchairs in Pembrokeshire.
You can find the transcript and full show notes - including links to all the articles mentioned in the episode - on the website.
And in other news...
These are the stories we didn't quite have time to discuss in this episode
A media crew boat blocked the start of the men’s Olympic triathlon this week. Over half of the swimmers were blocked and the race had to be restarted. Read more >>
Frit Tam has finished his Glide For Pride! Read more over on his Instagram >>
Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore has won the first ever Olympic women's surfing gold for team USA. It feels especially fitting as Hawaii is where surfing was born. Read more >>
American Paralympic medallists are getting pay parity with their Olympic colleagues for the first time this year. Gold Medal winners will now get $37,500 - for Paralympic athletes, it used to be just $7,500. Read more >>
Cal Major has completed her Stand Up Paddlboard around the coast of Scotland after "1200km, 2 and a half months, and 3 orca". Read more >>
A rare 'sheep-eating' plant has bloomed for the first time at the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) garden in Surrey, after being planted 10 years ago. The Puya Chilensis is native to Chile, where sheep have been known to perish when caught up in the spikes. Read more >>
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