The Wheel of Sport
Special Episode: The Winning Formula - Tobacco in F1
In this special episode, Matt and Ian host The Wheel of Sport's first guest, Paul Benson from the Financial Autonomy Podcast. Paul is a financial expert and a Formula One enthusiast. In this episode, Paul gives an excellent insight in how tobacco money managed to fuel a sport and provided all kinds of dilemmas for governments, F1 Teams, regulators and advertisers. Find Paul and his excellent podcast here: http://financialautonomy.com.au/index.php/audio-blog/
Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov
In 1997, the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, was challenged by IBM to play against their computer 'Deep Blue'. This is the extraordinary story of man versus machine. It was an international news headline as Artificial Intelligence overcame the flaws in humankind, not only to become the best chess player in the world, but also to realign our ideas about the capabilities of computers and technology.
Nadia Comaneci - The Perfect 10 - Montreal 1976
Nadia Comaneci appeared at her first Summer Olympic Games in Montreal 1976. The expectations were high but nobody could've predicted the remarkable achievements of this extraordinary teenager. Even the scoreboard wasn't large enough for this Romanian who managed to score the first ever perfect 10 in history. This is the story of how a teenager won the hearts of the world and the implications it had for her when returning to an Eastern Bloc country under the rule of a tyrant.
James 'Buster' Douglas - Boxing's Biggest Upset
James 'Buster' Douglas was a middling fighter that, after a change of coach and a string of wins, found himself in a showdown with Mike Tyson. The infamous Tyson came into the fight as the undefeated, undisputed champion of the world. Fought in Toyko, Japan, the fight has become an example of one of the biggest upsets in world sport.This is the story of how James Douglas sat Tyson down to become the new Heavyweight Champion of the world.This episode was Ian and Matt's 50th episode they have recorded together. What a knockout!