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The International Olympic Committee announced today that Beijing will host the 2022 winter games, making it the first city ever to host both the summer and winter games. The decision seems to indicate a new way of choosing host cities.

And the Sklar Brothers bring us up to date on other sports news.

Then, SoulCycle—the indoor cycling company turned mass-cult spectacle— has grown from a fitness company to a full-on lifestyle brand. Now, the company’s looking to Wall Street. It filed papers yesterday for an IPO.

Finally, Samuel Dubose was shot after being pulled over for a missing front license plate. Sandra Bland died in jail after she was pulled over for not signaling a lane change. Walter Scott was shot while running away from an officer, after being pulled over for a broken taillight. Minor infractions are big revenue generators for a lot of smaller cities, but they often lead to negative police interactions.

Banner Image Credit: Nicki Dugan Pogue

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

The Olympics: How Do Cities Get Picked to Host? 8 MIN, 31 SEC

The International Olympic Committee announced today that Beijing will host the 2022 winter games, making it the first city ever to host both the summer and winter games. But the decision hints at changes in the thinking of the International Olympic Committee when it comes to choosing hosts cities.

Guests:
Robert Livingstone, GameBids.com (@enotsgnivil)

Sports Roundup: Beijing Olympics, Women in the NFL, and Tom Brady 8 MIN, 53 SEC

The Sklar Brothers join us to talk about the Olympics and whether Los Angeles will host again in the near future. They also talk about the first woman coach in the NFL, Jen Welter, and the challenges she faces. Also, the latest on Tom Brady, and big changes for the Dodgers.

Guests:
Randy Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

SoulCycle Eyes Wall Street 7 MIN, 50 SEC

SoulCycle—the indoor cycling company turned mass-cult spectacle— has grown from a fitness company to a full-on lifestyle brand. Now, the company’s bringing their cardio party to Wall Street—SoulCycle filed papers yesterday for an IPO. How exactly does a stationary bike class become a nationwide phenomenon? And what’s it’s value on the stock exchange?

Guests:
Kevin T. Lincoln, writer (@KTLincoln)

Film Roundup: 'Mission Impossible,' 'The End of the Tour,' and 'Vacation' 11 MIN, 57 SEC

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go to the movies this weekend. We’ll help you pick your ticket.

Guests:
Devin Faraci, Badass Digest (@devincf)
Amy Nicholson, Film Critic (@theamynicholson)

Police Shootings and Traffic Stops 8 MIN, 32 SEC

Samuel Dubose was shot after being pulled over for a missing front license plate. Sandra Bland died in jail after she was pulled over for not signaling a lane change. Walter Scott was shot while running away from an officer, after being pulled over for a broken taillight. These are all black motorists who were pulled over for minor infractions. The traffic stops lead to revenue for cities in the U.S., but they also increase the potential for hostile interactions between cops and citizens.

Guests:
Bill Maurer, Institute for Justice

More:
Police Shootings Won't Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People

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