Aaron Rodgers Update, Pressure On Olympic Athletes

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Aaron Rodgers throws a pass against the Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is practicing with the team, but says there are still issues that he wants to be resolved. We get an update and talk about valuing employees in the workplace. We also discuss the pressure facing Olympic athletes after gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from two events.

Featured in this Show

  • Aaron Rodgers, The Packers, And The Changing Ways Employers Can Show Respect For Workers

    A Packers reporter recaps a quite candid press conference the team’s longtime quarterback spoke at. And we get into a broader conversation about how businesses and employees are negotiating their relationships and needs under the influence of the pandemic.

  • Beyond The Physical Performance Of An Athlete

    Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the all-around competition sparked lots of discussion this week. We talk with a sports reporter about the important context to keep in mind when hearing about her choice, and we talk with a sports psychologist about what it takes to keep your head in the game and how mental health plays a big role.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Ryan Wood Guest
  • Marc Schaffer Guest
  • Alan Chu Guest
  • Liz Clarke Guest

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