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David Maraniss on the Afterlife of Jim Thorpe

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

On today’s episode of The Literary Life, Mitchell Kaplan is joined by David Maraniss to discuss his latest book, Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe, out now from Simon & Schuster.David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post and a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and was a finalist three other times. Among his bestselling books are biographies of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Roberto Clemente, and Vince Lombardi, and a trilogy about the 1960s—Rome 1960; Once in a Great City (winner of the RFK Book Prize); and They Marched into Sunlight (winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and Pulitzer Finalist in History). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

21 Oct 2022

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Jim Thorpe's Lost Gold (w/ History This Week)

Sports History This Week

October 13, 1982. The announcement came from Switzerland, across the world from where Jim Thorpe was raised on Indian territory in Oklahoma. In his time, Thorpe was the most popular athlete in the world, winning two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics. But for a variety of reasons—including his Native American heritage—those medals were stripped away. But today, though Thorpe passed away years earlier, his children will receive the medals that their father rightly won. In a special collaboration with our sibling podcast, History This Week, we seek to answer: how does Jim Thorpe rise from an Indian boarding school to become “The Greatest Athlete of All Time"? And why was his legacy almost destroyed?Special thanks to Sunnie Clahchischiligi, freelance journalist and PhD candidate in Cultural, Indigenous, and Navajo Rhetoric at the University of New Mexico; and David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and author of Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33mins

12 Oct 2022

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Jim Thorpe's Lost Gold (w/ Sports History This Week)

HISTORY This Week

October 13, 1982. The announcement came from Switzerland, across the world from where Jim Thorpe was raised on Indian territory in Oklahoma. In his time, Thorpe was the most popular athlete in the world, winning two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics. But for a variety of reasons—including his Native American heritage—those medals were stripped away. But today, though Thorpe passed away years earlier, his children will receive the medals that their father rightly won. In a special collaboration with our sibling podcast, Sports History This Week, we seek to answer... how does Jim Thorpe rise from an Indian boarding school to become “The Greatest Athlete of All Time"? And why was his legacy almost destroyed?Special thanks to Sunnie Clahchischiligi, freelance journalist and Ph.D. candidate in Cultural, Indigenous, and Navajo Rhetoric at the University of New Mexico; and David Maraniss, associate editor at the Washington Post and author of Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33mins

10 Oct 2022

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David Maraniss – “Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe”

Chatter on Books

“Complicated” Marc joins David and Torie for a breakdown on the U.S. Open, the Queen’s funeral, and should we all know who Collen Hoover is?  David Maraniss zooms in with “Path Lit By Lightning,” another remarkable book in the Pulitzer Prize winner’s collection of definitive biographies. He goes beyond Thorpe’s legendary athletic accomplishments to capture in riveting detail the story of a complex cultural icon and the broader American Indian experience.

44mins

20 Sep 2022

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9-4 David Maraniss joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to chat about his new book- "Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe"

Marty Lurie Podcast

Author David Maraniss joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to chat about his new book- "Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe"See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

4 Sep 2022

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Author says what Olympian Jim Thorpe did remains 'unparalleled'

Up To Date

The Native American athlete from Oklahoma made his athletic mark in collegiate, Olympic and professional sports.

24mins

1 Sep 2022

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Jim Thorpe Biographer David Maraniss.

ML Sports Platter

00:00-25:00:David Maraniss chats about his new biography on Jim Thorpe, Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe. Topics:-When Jim Thorpe became Jim Thorpe.-Famous connections along the way.-Thorpe's impact on Native American heritage.-Thorpe's Olympic controversy.-What Thorpe would think about sports today....and more.

20mins

23 Aug 2022

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David Maraniss On the Politics of Jim Thorpe

Edge of Sports

This week we speak to David Maraniss, one of the great journalists of our time, who has written a new book on the extremely well-known but frankly little-known athletic superstar Jim Thorpe and what he faced as a trailblazing indigenous athlete. We also have Choice Words about the 100th birthday of the legendary Rachel Robinson. We also have a Just Stand Up award for South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston for calling out ESPN’s disrespect of women athletes and we have Just Sit Down awards for the Cleveland Browns, who have cast their loss with Deshaun Watson and seem to have no shame about it. All that and more on this episode of The Edge of Sports Podcast! Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts: thenation.com/podcastsubscribe. David MaranissTwitter: @davidmaranisshttps://davidmaraniss.com/library/path-lit-by-lightning-the-life-of-jim-thorpe/Zirin, Aliyah Boston Makes ESPN Look Smallhttps://www.thenation.com/article/society/aliyah-boston-espn/—http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE)Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

48mins

25 Jul 2022

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Ep. 57 - Jim Thorpe: Jedi Warrior

Hardcore Haven

It's time for Luke Pennock & Brendan Flaherty to review episode 115 and 116 of ECW, from July 4th & 11th, 1995. Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/hardcorehaven/ IG & Twitter: @hcorehavenpod Contact us: hardcoreahavenpod@gmail.com http://www.twitch.tv/pukelennock/ Theme song by RANX

2hr 29mins

7 Jul 2022

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Jim Thorpe: Olympic Athlete (Encore - 6/29/22)

Who, When, Wow!

Meet Jim Thorpe, WHO was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States. Follow along his journey to becoming "The Greatest Athlete of the First Half Century" with host Rebecca Sheir. Discover how Jim WOWed the world on and off the Olympic track. For more on this episode, head to whowhenwow.com (Originally aired 3/23/22)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

29 Jun 2022

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