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Usain Bolt’s Greatness Code

How does the fastest man alive do it?


Episode Notes

On the Gist, Trump’s bullying worked.

In the interview, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is here to talk with Mike about the new documentary series Greatness Code on Apple TV+. They discuss Bolt’s love of the 200 meter race, training, and how he might feel when people start coming for his record.

In the spiel, the parent-teacher mob.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.


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  • Mike Pesca hosted Slate’s daily podcast The Gist from 2014 - 2021.