During today’s recording of JustLove, we examine the institution of the American Presidency, how it has evolved, and its effect on the republic. Professor Andrew Rudalevige, Ph.D., takes us through the history of the highest office of our Federal Government. With the wrapup of the 24th Winter Olympic Games, we take on the topic of mental health in elite athletes, highlighted by the likes of Mikaela Shiffrin, Simone Biles, and Naomi Osaka, and how this new holistic emphasis may evolve sports as we know them. Professor Matt Moore, Ph.D., walks us through the growing recognition of mental health even among those heralded as the pinnacle of athletic achievement.
Andrew Rudalevige, Ph.D., is the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government as well as Chair of the Department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He joins us to discuss the history of the American Presidency.
Matt Moore, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work and the College of Health at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He joins us during the closing weekend of the 24th Winter Olympics to have a conversation about the mental health of elite athletes and what their decisions tell us about our own priorities.