American Prodigies

What does it mean to be a Black girl navigating overwhelmingly white spaces—from the burden of visibility and the weight of expectation, to the anguish of injury and the joy of winning? Historian Amira Rose Davis tracks the cultural transformation of gymnastics over the past 40 years—Dianne, Betty, Dominique, Gabrielle, Sophina, Nia, Jordan, Simone. American Prodigies who few wanted in the sport, but who ended up changing the game.

"Poignant, relevant, and completely eye-opening." — Podsauce, Audacy
"Gripping, inspirational and often heartbreaking pod." — Axios