The Mostly Untold Story of How the Sports Bra Conquered the World and Tore Its Inventors Apart

David Davis tells the rather curious history of the sports bra — first devised by sewing two jockstraps together, its conception led to years of conflict between the three company founders.

Human breasts are made up of fat as well as glandular and connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymph nodes. Breasts have no muscle; the Cooper’s ligaments provide support and attach to the chest wall, but do little to reduce movement. During exercise, biomechanics clash with biology: Breasts move up and down, backward and forward, and also side to side, causing severe discomfort.

Source: Defector
Published: Apr 20, 2022
Length: 22 minutes (5,654 words)

Sex, Steroids, and Arnold: The Story of the Gym that Shaped America

A sprawling oral history of Gold’s Gym recounts bodybuilding’s transformation from a small, niche scene to a mainstream cultural phenomenon (thanks, in no small part, to one entrepreneurial Austrian immigrant).

Source: Deadspin
Published: Aug 21, 2018
Length: 42 minutes (10,642 words)