Adam Rippon

Fellow figure skater Adam Rippon joins Sasha for this week's episode. The two chat about the ups and downs of Adam's Olympic figure skating career, his decision to come out as gay while competing and his experience at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Adam shares his plans in retirement and how he’s found his love for entertaining without his skates on.

Instagram - @adaripp
Twitter - @AdamRippon 
Facebook - @adaripp89
YouTube Channel
Adam’s Memoir - Beautiful On The Outside 

Show Notes:
  • :28 – Career overlaps between Sasha and Adam
  • 1:31 – Missing two Olympic teams (2010, 2014) and debuting at the Olympic Winter Games
  • PyeongChang 2018
  • 5:39 – Reflecting on and appreciating difficult career moments later in life
  • 7:01 – Being in the ESPN Body Issue after the Games
  • 8:18 – Adam finding his voice on Twitter and his infamous Twitter exchange with former Vice President Mike Pence
  • 15:52 – Decision to come out ahead of the 2018 Games and become the first openly gay winter Olympian
  • 21:19 – Choosing coaches over his career
  • 26:43 – How the team event at the Olympics changed Adam’s mindset
  • 29:25 – Life in retirement and leaving skating in the past
  • 31:48 – How being an athlete prepared him for life outside of sports
  • 36:22 – Adam’s memoir Beautiful on the Outside
  • 40:02 – One piece of advice Adam would like to share
  • 41:10 – Olympic or Paralympic moment in life