THIS EPISODE Mike sits down to chat with pro cyclist/athlete/journalist/activist/filmmaker Kathryn Bertine, whose groundbreaking documentary, Half the Road, about the passions, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling recently premiered to a sold-out audience in Tucson, AZ (a premiere which, sadly, Mike was unable to get into…)
They talk about the nascency of the documentary project, Kathryn’s frustration with “sports journalism for women” as a separate media thread, the popularity of obscure Olympic sports, and what it was like to be a sports journalist for ESPN.
Throughout, Kathryn delights and entertains Mike with her fascinating stories, and in the process illuminates us all with respect to the challenges facing women in sports to this day.
You will absolutely love this clever and engaging interview with one of the most influential women working in the realm of cycling today.
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