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Sofi Tukker, Ping Pong At Work, Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges

(Courtesy Sofi Tukker)
(Courtesy Sofi Tukker)
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Tukker Halpern is a 6-foot-8 former college basketball playerSophie Hawley-Weld is a fellow Brown alum who had no interest in college sports. Together, they're Sofi Tukker, a twice-Grammy-nominated musical duo. They share their story, this week on Only A Game. Plus, a young woman who used ping pong as a form of feminist resistance. And how the Chevalier de Saint-Georges fenced his way into the hearts of 18th-century French nobility. Join us!

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This program aired on March 16, 2019.


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