Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider an event, person or phenomenon that's been miscast in the public imagination.
United States
50 episodes
since May 3, 2018


Sarah tells Mike the story of a world-class figure skater who worked at a mall potato restaurant. Digressions include “Sleepless in Seattle,” mall walkers, synchronized diving and the difficulty of skating a perfect pentagram. This episode unfortunately contains descriptions of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Tonya deserved better. Support us on Patreon Links! Sarah’s 2014 article about Tonya The Oregonian’s retrospective slideshow Clips from Sandra Luckow’s “Sharp Edges” Nancy Kerrigan’s first international competition, the 1987 NHK Trophy Tonya Harding at the 1987 NHK Trophy Network profile of Tonya Harding at the 1990 Nationals Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to land a triple axel in competition in her free skate at the 1991 Nationals Tonya Harding becomes the first woman to land a triple axel jump combination in competition in her short program at 1991 Skate America “Not Your Average Ice Queen,” Sports Illustrated, January 1992 Network Profile of Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1992 Nationals Tonya Harding falls on her triple axel attempt at the 1992 Olympics Nancy Kerrigan at the 1992 Olympics Nancy Kerrigan’s Campbell’s Soup ad Nancy Kerrigan’s Northwest Airlines commercial Tonya Harding’s Texaco commercial Local news profile of Tonya Harding, 1993 Nancy Kerrigan’s free skate,1993 World Championships Farewell to Compulsory Figures (“It’s the sort of thing one tells one’s grandchildren about”) Brian Orser’s tribute to compulsory figures   https://rottenindenmark.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/tonya-harding-pt.-1.mp3  
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