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Panel Questions

MAZ JOBRANI, HOST:

Right now, panel, time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Adam, players of obscure sports like squash are angry that what was added to the 2024 Paris games instead?

ADAM BURKE: Oh, breakdancing.

JOBRANI: Yes.

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BILL KURTIS: Yes.

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MAEVE HIGGINS: Wow.

JOBRANI: Breakdancing is going to be a part of the 2024 Olympics, which, depending on what disease is happening, will be held sometime between...

HIGGINS: (Laughter).

JOBRANI: ...2025 and never.

(LAUGHTER)

MO ROCCA: What is the difference, Maz, between breakin' (ph) and poppin' (ph)?

JOBRANI: Oh, that's a good question. So poppin' is where the body's just moving like the robot, and you're - it's almost like your - every move you make, you pop - so pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Breaking includes movements of dance, and your legs are moving around. And then you put in some robotic moves in the middle of it.

BURKE: Wow.

JOBRANI: Popping is the specific move. I have no idea what I'm talking about, but yes. That's...

BURKE: (Laughter).

ROCCA: And what about that thing when you're on your back and you spin around? That I always liked.

JOBRANI: That's called the dreidel.

(LAUGHTER)

HIGGINS: The dreidel.

BURKE: By the way, Mo, actually, you know, the difference between poppin' and breakin' is popping is what my joints currently do when I stand up too quickly. And breaking is what they're eventually going to do because I haven't been to a doctor.

JOBRANI: And Adam will now get the COVID vaccine.

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