"The Fastest Game in the World" with Bruce Berglund

October 14th, 2022 · 48 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, Eliza talks with sports historian Bruce Berglund who shares about his personal love of hockey, the global development of the sport, the rise of hockey in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, and its role of hockey in the expression of national identity on the international stage. Thanks for listening!

We encourage you to check out Dr. Berglund's excellent book, entitled "The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08P2ZZ8R9/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i5


Bruce Berglund is a historian of Europe, Russia & world sports. He did research in eight countries for his book The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports. His articles on world sports have appeared in the Washington Post and CNN Opinion, and he has have been interviewed for Sports Illustrated, The Athletic, National Public Radio, and television and radio programs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. Some of the books he has most enjoyed writing are the series for Sports Illustrated Kids on sports records and all-time greatest athletes. A proud son of Duluth, Bruce lives in a small town in southern Minnesota. Follow him on Twitter @brberglund .

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 12, 2022 via Zoom.

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Host: Eliza Fisher (@elizaafisher)
Associate Producer: Lera Toropin (@earlportion)
Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig (@cullanwithana)
Assistant Producer: Sergio Glajar
Assistant Producer: Misha Simanovskyy (@MSimanovskyy)
Supervising Producer: Katherine Birch
Social Media Manager: Eliza Fisher
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel

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