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The Ultimate Glory Of Ultimate Frisbee

It's been called a "glorified game of toss" and "World of Warcraft for extroverts." But has Ultimate Frisbee quietly become a real sport?

It is, apparently, a likely Olympic sport. Which would, apparently, maybe be bad for Ultimate.

This hour: The world of the Frisbee disc, including Connecticut's integral part in its history.

This show is the 12th part of a new experiment: Radio for the Deaf. Watch a simulcast of signers from Source Interpreting interpreting our radio broadcast in American Sign Language on Facebook Live.

GUESTS:

  • Patrick Fisher - Executive director of Connecticut Sports Management Group
  • David Gessner - Author of Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth
  • Dan Haar - Columnist for the Hartford Courant
  • Dan O’Connor - President and CEO of the Frisbie Pie Company

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident.

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