Legacy of Speed
When two Black sprinters raised their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games, it shook the world. More than 50 years later, the ripple effects of their activism are still felt. In this new series from Pushkin Industries, get to know the runners who took a stand, and the coaches and mentors who helped make them fast enough — and brave enough — to change the world. Hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.
Michael Walsh • Yonkers Public Library • Jul 2, 2022
"Gladwell has done an excellent job of blending sports with racial issues in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. Though this podcast is a true story, it sounds like a novel with the fascinating facts and conversations that are in the first episode."
Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery • Jun 20, 2022
"That iconic moment in history was about more than just sport. Activism doesn't get a rest day and activist athletes are here to remind us of that, win or lose. "
Keelin • Mentally? A Magpie. • Jun 14, 2022
"With some stunningly written narration, everything eventually falls into place for a wonderfully engaging listen. Legacy of Speed is easy to follow, despite some scientific topics sneaking in here and there. Malcolm Gladwell guides us through conversations with scientific experts, Tommie Smith, and others who lived the story. Legacy of Speed is on track to teaching me this history in an engaging and thoughtful way."