This week, Morgan and Gavia (but mostly Morgan) discuss the Rio Olympics, starting with The Saga of Ryan Lochte and moving on to topics including but not limited to the inherent problems with the Olympic Games, NBC's bad coverage, Michael Phelps' hyperbaric chamber, Simone Biles' dominance, and men crying.
"Women’s Gymnastics Deserves Better TV Coverage," Reeves Wiedeman, The New Yorker
"The Phenom," Michael Sokolove on Katie Ledecky, The New York Times
"The Olympics Are Still Struggling To Define Gender," Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight
"Eerie photos of abandoned Olympic venues as they look today," The Telegraph
"You Won’t Be The Same After Watching Michael Phelps’ New Under Armour Ad," Loretta Race, Swim Swam
"Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'," Gene Demby, NPR
"Aaron Peirsol to start work as Newport Beach lifeguard on Saturday," Steve Virgen, L.A. Times