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My New Favorite Olympian

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Wondering who you should you root for at the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics? Get to know some of Team USA’s most inspiring athletes and the causes they champion. Season 7: My New Favorite Olympian and My New Favorite Paralympian hosted by 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin Season 6: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by World Cup champion Meghan Klingenberg in English and Janelly Farías in Spanish Season 5: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel in English and Spanish Season 4: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Apolo Ohno, Team USA's most decorated Winter Olympian Season 3: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad Season 2: Sports Uncovered hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Sports Uncovered hosted by Mike Tirico Named "Best Sports Podcast" at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards and the WEBBY Signal Awards Presented by the storytellers at NBC and Telemundo

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Wondering who you should you root for at the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics? Get to know some of Team USA’s most inspiring athletes and the causes they champion. Season 7: My New Favorite Olympian and My New Favorite Paralympian hosted by 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin Season 6: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by World Cup champion Meghan Klingenberg in English and Janelly Farías in Spanish Season 5: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel in English and Spanish Season 4: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Apolo Ohno, Team USA's most decorated Winter Olympian Season 3: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad Season 2: Sports Uncovered hosted by Michele Tafoya Season 1: Sports Uncovered hosted by Mike Tirico Named "Best Sports Podcast" at the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards and the WEBBY Signal Awards Presented by the storytellers at NBC and Telemundo

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English


Episodes
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Jennifer Lozano: What life in a border town is really like

7/17/2024
Jennifer Lozano, nicknamed “the Troublemaker,” started boxing after experiencing bullying, racism and cartel violence splitting her time between Mexico and the border town of Laredo, Texas. Watch the video version of this episode HERE. Hear from: Jennifer Lozano Yadhira Lozano (Jennifer’s mother) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:25:22

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Jesse Grupper: Helping climbers with disabilities reach new heights

7/10/2024
Jesse Grupper, a climber who studied engineering at Tufts and Harvard, designs devices to help children with disabilities participate in climbing. Watch the video version of this episode HERE. Hear from: Jesse Grupper Jonathan Grupper (Jesse’s father) Randi Goldberg (NJ Rock Gym) Andrew Chow (Former Peak Potential coach) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:22:24

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Kelly Cheng: Beach volleyball’s mental health champion

6/26/2024
Kelly Cheng, who has been open about her mental health challenges, started a mentorship program to help the next generation of beach volleyball players prioritize their mental health. Watch the video version of this episode HERE. Hear from: Kelly Cheng Jordan Cheng (Kelly’s husband and coach) Grace Hong (USC beach volleyball and Kelly’s mentee) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:20:42

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Jordan Chiles: Brown girls can excel at gymnastics

6/18/2024
Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles explains how the landscape has changed for women of color since she first started doing gymnastics — and what she’s doing to help with Brown Girls Do Gymnastics. Watch the video version of this episode HERE. Hear from: Jordan Chiles Margzetta Frazier (UCLA Gymnastics) Coach Derrin Moore (Founder, Brown Girls Do Gymnastics) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:23:19

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Lydia Jacoby: My battle with post-Olympic depression

6/12/2024
Lydia Jacoby, who unexpectedly became an Olympic champion as a 17-year-old swimmer from Alaska, opens up about her battle with post-Olympic depression. Watch the video version of this episode HERE. Hear from: Lydia Jacoby Missy Franklin (6-time Olympic medalist) Carol Capitani (Texas women’s swimming and diving head coach) Dr. Michael Gervais (Psychologist and founder of Finding Mastery) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:22:00

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Who should you root for at the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics?

5/29/2024
My New Favorite Olympian will introduce you to some of Team USA's most inspiring athletes and the causes they champion. New episodes hosted by 12-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin and NBC's Zena Keita will drop June 12. And don't miss My New Favorite Paralympian beginning August 14! Watch the video version of the trailer HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:01:19

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Meghan Klingenberg: Now is the time to invest in female athletes

8/4/2023
As a bonus treat for our listeners, we're flipping the tables and having My New Favorite Futbolista host (and World Cup champion) Meghan Klingenberg answer questions from Andy Slavitt, the host of In the Bubble. Klingenberg discusses leading the charge along with other members of the USWNT to secure equal pay for all women competing in international sporting events, plus shares her thoughts on this year's World Cup, explains why it makes sense to invest in women’s sports and reveals how you can support women’s soccer year-round. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:37

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Lauren Holiday on Team USA’s World Cup mindset

7/31/2023
How will Team USA handle the adversity they are facing at the Women’s World Cup? Olympic and World Cup champion Lauren Holiday discusses with soccer content creator Megan Reyes in this bonus episode of My New Favorite Futbolista recorded in front of a live audience at a Women’s World Cup watch party presented by our partners On Her Turf, TOGETHXR, Telemundo and Peacock. Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:06:48

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How Team USA phenom Sophia Smith strengthens her mental health

7/19/2023
Sophia Smith, the reigning NWSL MVP, has become an advocate for student-athlete mental health after losing her best friend and Stanford teammate Katie Meyer to suicide. Hear from: Sophia Smith Michael Wilson (Sophia’s boyfriend and Arizona Cardinals WR) Dr. Robin Scholefield (Associate Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology Services, USC) Victoria Garrick (Mental health advocate and host of Real Pod) Episode reporter: Abbey Fernández (NBC and Telemundo Bay Area) Read more about Sophia's story on NBC Bay Area, On Her Turf, TODAY and The Equalizer. Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:22:02

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How teenage phenom Linda Caicedo overcame ovarian cancer

7/19/2023
18-year-old Colombian forward Linda Caicedo, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was just 15, is now one of the sport’s most electric goal scorers. Hear from: Linda Caicedo Herlinda Alegría (Linda’s mother) Diego Vasquez (Linda’s former coach) Rafael Murillo (Linda’s former coach and lifelong mentor -president of Club Real Juanchito) Episode reporter: Jesús Quiñonez (NBC and Telemundo Boston) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:23:57

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Naomi Girma: Team USA’s first-gen trailblazer

7/12/2023
Naomi Girma, the first player of Ethiopian descent on the U.S. Women’s National Team, hopes to make it easier for first-generation Americans to succeed. Hear from: Naomi Girma Seble Demissie (Naomi’s mother) Girma Aweke (Naomi’s father) Episode reporter: Darnay Tripp (NBC San Diego) Rigo Villalobos (Telemundo San Diego) Read more about Naomi's story on NBC Bay Area, The Equalizer and On Her Turf. Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:21:43

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Panama’s Marta Cox picks up the pieces after losing her mother

7/12/2023
Panamanian midfielder Marta Cox, who recently lost her mother unexpectedly, finds ways to keep her mother’s memory alive on the pitch. Hear from: Marta Cox Raiza Gutiérrez (Marta’s longtime coach) Episode reporter: Roxanne Vargas (NBC and Telemundo Miami) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:18:49

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Team USA’s Sofia Huerta and Ashley Sanchez: Am I Mexican enough?

6/28/2023
Sofia Huerta and Ashley Sanchez, who are poised to be the only two Mexican Americans to represent the U.S. at the World Cup, are grappling with their hybrid identities. Hear from: Sofia Huerta Ashley Sanchez Karina Rodríguez (Mexican national team and Ashley’s collegiate teammate) Ralph Sanchez (Ashley’s father) Episode reporter: Annabelle Sedano (NBC and Telemundo Los Angeles) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:20:32

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Call me Estefanía Banini, not the “female Messi”

6/28/2023
Argentina’s Estefanía Banini, who is nicknamed the “female Messi,” is using her platform to advocate for equality for female soccer players in Latin America. Hear from: Estefanía Banini Andrés Cantor (Telemundo Deportes) Eduardo Pérez (Estefanía’s former coach) Episode reporter: Isabella Echeverri (Colombian national team) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:42

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Becky Sauerbrunn: Team USA's "moral compass"

6/21/2023
World Cup champion Becky Sauerbrunn, who due to injury will not feature in this year’s event, has an important story to tell. Sauerbrunn describes herself as an “introvert,” but she proudly steps out of her comfort zone to advocate for causes she finds important, from trans inclusion to gender equity. Hear from: Becky Sauerbrunn Chris Mosier (Trailblazing transgender athlete) Zola Short (Becky’s partner) Hudson Taylor (Athlete Ally founder) Episode reporter: Leila Rahimi (NBC Chicago) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:23:16

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Soccer’s silent superstar Christine Sinclair opens up

6/21/2023
Canada’s Christine Sinclair, soccer’s all-time international goal scoring leader, has always let her stellar play do the talking for her...until now. Sinclair opens up about gender equity, multiple sclerosis and more. Hear from: Christine Sinclair Diana Matheson (Two-time Olympic medalist, Canada) Steph Yang (The Athletic) Episode reporter: Tara Slone (NBC Sports Bay Area) Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:21:59

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Crystal Dunn: Soccer's super mom

6/14/2023
Team USA’s Crystal Dunn, who returned to competitive soccer less than four months after giving birth to her son Marcel Jean, shares how she juggles her career and motherhood. Hear from: Episode reporter: Read more about Crystal's story on NBC New York, On Her Turf and The Equalizer. Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:21:23

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Rocky Rodriguez’s complicated American Dream

6/14/2023
Costa Rica’s Raquel “Rocky” Rodríguez, the 2016 NWSL Rookie of the Year, faced unexpected obstacles when she decided to immigrate to the U.S. Hear from: Episode reporter: Read more about Rocky's story on NBC Philadelphia, The Equalizer and On Her Turf. Watch the episode HERE. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:25:02

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Who should you root for at the FIFA Women’s World Cup?

6/1/2023
My New Favorite Futbolista will introduce you to the World Cup’s most inspiring soccer players and the causes they champion. New episodes hosted in English by World Cup champion Meghan Klingenberg and in Spanish by Mexico’s Janelly Farías will drop June 14. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:01:12

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Ferran Torres: Score by rescuing stray dogs

11/22/2022
Ferran Torres (Spain and FC Barcelona), a proud advocate for rescuing stray dogs, is determined to get dogs off the streets through adoption and education Hear from: Ferran Torres (Spain, FC Barcelona) Nikki Tibbles (Founder Wild at Heart Foundation) Check out the video feed. Escucha en español. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:13:35