11 minutes | Nov 9, 2020

Minicast C8: Brazil Begs and Barters into the 1932 Olympics

At the peak of the Great Depression, one nation sent its athletes to the 1932 Olympics on a coffee freighter with instructions to barter and beg their way to Los Angeles. Even though coffee was a worthless commodity in 1932. Fuel? Canal tolls? Immigration fees? Money for food and lodging? No, they didn't have any of that. What they did have was coffee - AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT. This is their story.  Bonus: a Hungarian water polo referee is senselessly beaten. I value your support on Patreon.
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