The Olympic Flame is afire, and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Torch Relay has begun, meaning our Olympic Fever is really starting to take hold. We talk about this week's torch lighting ceremony, and Alison gets into the history of the Torch Relay, including fennel's weird place in it (yeah, you read that right--fennel). We also talk to former torchbearer for the Salt Lake City torch relay Craig Perlow of Olympian Artifacts about his experience in the event. See more of his pictures at his website.
After trivia, we preview Team USA's Hershey Winterfest, which will be hitting cities all over the country:
Nov. 1, 2017 - New York City
Nov. 11, 2017 - Omaha, NE
Nov. 18, 2017 - Dallas, TX
Dec. 2, 2017 - Cincinnati, OH
Dec. 30-31, 2017 - Nashville, TN
Jan. 6, 2018 - San Jose, CA
Jan. 20, 2018 - Bentonville, AR
Feb. 3, 2018 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 10, 2018 - Park City, UT
Feb. 20, 2018 - Hershey, PA
Feb. 24, 2018 - Lake Placid, NY
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