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Fixing the Olympics, Why the Growing Belief in UFOs, MoviesThe Matt Townsend Show
- Aug 5, 2016 4:00 pm
Fix the Olympics (17:29) Dr. Paul Christesen, Professor in the Department of Classics at Dartmouth College. His areas of expertise include ancient Greek history (with a particular focus on Sparta), sport history (including the ancient Olympics), and the relationship between sport and political systems. The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games are underway and Rio is facing some difficult challenges with the threat of the Zika virus, civil unrest, political turmoil, & construction cost overruns. Dr. Christensen feels that the games have become too big and has some ideas on how to adjust the games so they can be better managed and enjoyed all over the world. Why are people starting to believe in UFOs again (1:04:42) Dr. Joseph P Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University. He teaches courses on world religions, religion in America, new religious movements, and the intersection of religion and popular culture. Dr. Laycock discusses why American’s flip flop belief in UFO’s and the presidential candidate who may support further research. Parent Previews - Suicide Squad, Nine Lives (1:49:47) Rod Gustafson from Parent Previews joins the show to review the new movies Suicide Squad and Nine Lives.