Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 540
- Jun 29, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:49 mins
The World’s First Female Sports Superstar Guest: Sasha Abramsky; author of "Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, the World’s First Female Sports Superstar" Wimbledon champion, mountain climber, hockey player, and Olympic archer. These are just a few of Lottie Dod’s athletic accomplishments. How was she able to do so much? And how did her early efforts pave the way for female athletes everywhere? Sasha Abramsky weighs in on the life and legacy of “The Little Wonder.” One Woman’s Journey Around the World on Two Wheels Guest: Peter Zheutlin; author of "Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride" At the dawn of the bicycle craze, Annie Londonderry shocked the world by setting off on a world-wide tour. She gained international fame as the first woman to traverse the world on two wheels, becoming an important symbol of women’s equality. But how much of her sensational story was true? The details get a little complicated. We spoke with Peter Zheutlin to hear the story.