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Michael Phelps The Olympics are in full swing in Rio, and already they're providing plenty of drama, spectacle, and frivolity. Everybody's chatting about the ubiquitous practice of "cupping" among Olympians, as well as the angry game face of superhuman swimmer Michael Phelps as he listens to music in preparation for a race. Jim and Greg look at some of Team USA's favorite songs to get them psyched for competition, and then they share their own picks. Greg would get pumped up by the glorious imperfections of "A Great Divide" by former Sound Opinions guests Parts & Labor. Jim, however, takes a different approach, preferring to center himself with Thursday Afternoon, a 60-minute ambient composition by Brian Eno (ding!).

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