Series produced by Bishop Sand

Series image

An in-depth look at sport. Interviews spliced together from biomechanists, psychologists, and philosophers.

There are huge questions connected to sports: What are they and why are we drawn to them? How can we better our bodies and minds to excel in them? What moral lines need to be drawn?

9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Piece image
Some people run long distances. Why do they do this? What happens to the body when it goes long distances and when it can’t go anymore? Why are som...

Bought by KVSC and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Added: Feb 25, 2017
  • Length: 23:27
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
We improve our movements. This is called motor learning and it is a very subconscious activity. Hear about the subconscious subverting the consciou...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 15:54
Piece image
We move in a noisy world. Hear biomechanics professor Alaa Ahmed describe motor learning through modeling and commands. In this light, elite athlet...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 12:16
Piece image
If you dip your toe into the running world, you'll notice a variety of claims about efficiency and speed from coaches and athletes. Surprisingly, w...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 07:39
Piece image
Thought and Action are much more connected than we typically think: Simply imagining or watching actions can influence how you perform similar acti...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
Piece image
The best athletes are experts at automatizing their movements. When monitored correctly, they experience peak performances. Hear psychologists and ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 12:55
Piece image
As sport fans, we subject ourselves to anxiety and depression nearly every week. Why do we do it? This episode explores the reasons why we care so ...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge

  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 15:07
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Sports occupy our thoughts, drive emotions, and move our lives. What are they? Hear the controversy, definitions, and statistics that build to a p...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 12:43
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Running hasn't always been popular and neither has its research. A small group of biomechanists rethought the way we use our bodies to run and it's...

Bought by WHCP-LP Cambridge, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 3