barklife episode 9: team human or, much ado about olympics

right. so i (jahnna) have taken over the show notes. at least for now. 

so this week, josh told me that i oughtn’t envision a more just and equitable world because that’s a big ask, so i started smaller by envisioning a more just and equitable olympics. we discussed the inequities in some money for medals programs (particularly canada’s), and it turned out that josh didn’t know money for medals was a thing at all. maybe you didn’t either.

further reading on money for medals and disparity between olympics and paralympics can be found here→ forbes: these 12 countries will pay their olympians six-figure bonuses for winning gold medals
bloomberg equality: prizes for paralympic gold medalists reflect inequality for many

and here is an article about canada’s paralympians in particular.

we also discussed the recent settlement in the soccer where the women’s team was compensated for lost pay compared to the men. the settlement is contingent on the resolution of a new collective bargaining agreement to address some other disparities related to working conditions. you can read more below: 

espn: uswmnt, us soccer federation settle equal pay lawsuit for $24 million

books mentioned this week:
much ado about mothing
atlas of extinct countries
magic: a history
how rory thorne destroyed the multiverse and how the multiverse got its revenge*

in our next episode, we’ll be discussing how the battlebots tournament is going so far and how far into the tournament we made it without having to rework our brackets. we’ll also give you an update on which of us is in the lead on points.

*from josh: i mistitled these books in the audio. i said metaverse, but multiverse is correct.

otis watching para cross country skiing
otis watching para biathlon for the vision impaired
here’s all three boys crammed in the backseat of our car. otis is not quite four months old in this photo, and was still small enough to wear his baby harness. they don’t fit back there together now really at all.