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Stateside: Abusive culture of Karolyi Ranch; advice for problems big and small

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One of the gymnasts featured in ESPN's series Heavy Medals is Jordyn Wieber. She is head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks gymnastics team. In 2012 she was part of the Fierce Five, who brought home a gold medal for team competition at the Summer Olympics.

Today on Stateside, we had a conversation with Jordyn Wieber, an Olympic champion gymnast from Michigan, and one of the central figures in ESPN’s new podcast series "Heavy Medals". Plus, a new podcast from Detroit producer Zak Rosen called "The Best Advice Show".

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Elite gymnast Jordyn Wieber and her mom talk about the abusive culture fostered at the Karolyi Ranch

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Stateside’s conversation with Jordyn Wieber and Rita Wieber

  • Jordyn Wieber is one of the gymnasts featured in a new ESPN 30-for-30 podcast "Heavy Medals". In 2012 she was part of the Fierce Five, who brought home a gold medal for team competition at the Summer Olympics in London.
  • Rita Wieber is Jordyn Wieber’s mother and an ER nurse in Michigan.

“The Best Advice Show” offers pearls of wisdom, great and small

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Stateside’s conversation with Zak Rosen

  

  • Zak Rosen is a radio producer and host of a new podcast called "The Best Advice Show".
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
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