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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin
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New York City, NY

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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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English

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Episodes

Can Youth Football Save Us From Gun Violence?

11/25/2019
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This week we talk with journalist Natalie Weiner from SB Nation about her recent longform piece on how gun violence has affected youth football around the country. Weiner’s piece is titled, “The Line of Fire: Gun violence, high school football and what coaches are doing to keep their players safe.” We have ‘Choice Words’ about the NFL’s circus of a Kaepernick tryout and the NFL’s attempt to bend Kaep to their will. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Carolina Panthers...

Duration:00:35:15

Talking to Legendary Olympic Sprinter And Activist Wyomia Tyus

11/18/2019
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This week we are honored to speak to gold medalist at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and the first-ever back-to-back gold medalist in the 100 meters, athlete and lifelong activist Wyomia Tyus. Tyus talks about her experiences in the Olympics and the fight for freedom. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Canadian hockey commentator and bigot Don Cherry. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Megan Rapinoe for an awesome speech, and the NFL, who are up to their...

Duration:00:49:31

The Hidden History of the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team

11/11/2019
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This week we speak to author Andrew Maraniss about his new book Games of Deception about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball team’s foray into the Hitler hosted Berlin Olympics. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the Nationals visit to the White House. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Mary Cain, the track athlete that came forward to speak in detail about her alleged abuse by a Nike coach, and Ryan Anderson and Kurt Suzuki, on the heels of their visit to the White House. All...

Duration:00:41:50

The Great Booing At Nationals Park

11/4/2019
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This week we speak to former Edge of Sports podcast producer Dan Bloom about his experience sitting in Nationals Park as the thousands rose up last Sunday to boo Donald Trump. A longtime Nationals fan, he also reflects on their historic World Series triumph. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the demise of Deadspin. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Sean Doolittle, the Washington National who has already turned down Trump, and Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys. All...

Duration:00:41:18

What Is Juiced? The Players? The Balls? Or The Planet?

10/28/2019
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This week we speak to freelance author Rob Arthur about his theories about the Major League Baseball home run boom. Arthur turns science into home run theories. Fascinating subject. Also I have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards and and more. We have ‘Choice Words’ about the firing of Brandon Taubman of the Houston Astros. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Charles Barkley and Vice-President Mike Pence fans. We also have a special read. All this and more! Rob...

Duration:00:42:50

NBA, China, and the Coming Season

10/21/2019
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This week we speak to The Athletic's National Basketball Association correspondent Michael Lee about all things NBA, China, and LeBron. We also preview the forthcoming season and I give my mighty predictions for the year. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the NBA’s Harrison Barnes and New York Yankee fans. We also have a Kaepernick Watch. All this and more! Michael Lee Twitter: @MrMichaelLee (https://twitter.com/mrmichaellee?lang=en)...

Duration:01:08:04

Ryan O'Callaghan's Life On The Line

10/7/2019
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This week we talk to former NFL player Ryan O'Callaghan about his book My Life on the Line, and what it was like to keep his sexuality hidden as an NFL player. It's a riveting story. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about California's new law giving student-athletes some rights when under the thumb of the NCAA. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Minnesota Viking Receiver Stefon Diggs and TheMaven’s decimation of a venerable sports media institution, Sports Illustrated. All...

Duration:00:44:15

WNBA Finals Fever

9/30/2019
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This week we speak to WNBA aficionado Helen Welock about the WNBA finals between the Mystics and Suns. We also Have ‘Choice Words’ about the cancellation of the FIFA Palestine Cup. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Felix Hernandez/the city of Seattle and NFL owners who are pushing to expand the regular season. All that and more! Helen Welock Twitter: @WomensHoopsBlog (https://twitter.com/WomensHoopsBlog?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)...

Duration:00:29:02

Maya Moore Makes History By Walking Away

9/23/2019
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This week we speak to one of the great basketball players of all time, Maya Moore, talking to us about her unprecedented decision to walk away from hoops to organize around the worst aspects of our criminal justice system. We have ‘Choice Words’ about Colin Kaepernick and the NFL quarterback crisis. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to legendary wide receiver Calvin Johnson and NCAA football coach Mike Leach, and more. Maya Moore Twitter: @MooreMaya...

Duration:00:45:05

Steubenville to Antonio Brown

9/16/2019
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This week we speak to filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman about her film Roll Red Roll, a documentary about the 2012 sexual assault by members of the football team in Steubenville, Ohio. We also have a long discussion with sports writer Charles Modiano about the Antonio Brown rape accusations and how the media is reporting on it. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Kenny Stills and Tim Tebow/Kobe Bryant, and more. Nancy Schwartzman Twitter: @fancynancynyc...

Duration:00:52:53

Bill Lester: NASCAR Trailblazer

9/4/2019
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This week we speak to African-American trailblazing NASCAR driver Bill Lester. I also have choice words about the retirement of Andrew Luck and the crisis of race and class it poses for the NFL. We also have some ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ Awards to the Portland Timber fans and rap mogul Jay-Z as well as a very special Kaepernick watch. Bill Lester Twitter: @Bill_Lester (https://twitter.com/Bill_Lester?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor)...

Duration:00:50:23

Race & Royce: Rebel Athletes

8/26/2019
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This week we speak to Fencer Race Imboden who took a knee at the Pan Am Games during the anthem to protest the injustice raging across America. We also spoke to Royce White, friend of the show and former NBA player who went viral this week speaking out on what he sees as the blackballing of Carmelo Anthony. We also have choice words about Jay Z in the NFL, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to some NFL players and a NFL coach’s playlist, and more! Race Imboden Twitter: @Race_Imboden...

Duration:01:02:13

The Road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

8/5/2019
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This week we speak to the author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff. We both just returned from Tokyo where prep for the 2020 Summer Olympics is underway. We talk about our trip to the Olympic sites and Fukushima, and our interviews with people being displaced. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards, Kaepernick Watch and more. All this and more on this week’s show! Jules Boykoff Twitter: @JulesBoykoff...

Duration:00:50:23

The Women’s World Cup Legacy & My Mt. Rushmores

7/15/2019
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This week I chop it up with hoops referee, author and coach Kevin McNutt about the US Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory, and we rank “Mt. Rushmore’s” in wide variety of sporting categories. It’s a blast. Enjoy! — http://www.edgeofsportspodcast.com/ | http://twitter.com/EdgeOfSportsPod | http://fb.com/edgeofsportspod | email us: edgeofsports@gmail.com | Edge of Sports hotline: 401-426-3343 (EDGE) —

Duration:00:55:55

The Chronicles of KD

7/1/2019
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This week we talk about the NBA season that was with the Athletic’s NBA national correspondent Michael Lee. Also I’ve got choice words about We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the politics of Megan Rapinoe and her decision to not sing the National Anthem at the World Cup. We got a ‘Just Stand Up’ Award to a first time winner, Russell Wilson, for his comments about the nation’s immigration policy after a horrifying photo of a migrant father and daughter dead on the Mexican side of a river was...

Duration:01:08:41

From Toronto to Paris

6/17/2019
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This week we speak to journalist and Burn it All Down Podcast co-host Shireen Ahmed about her experience in Paris for the start of the Women’s World Cup and the scene in her hometown of Toronto following the victory of the Raptors in the NBA Finals. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the politics of Megan Rapinoe and her decision to not sing the National Anthem at the World Cup. We got a ‘Just Stand Up’ Award for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (again) for his comments about who really deals with...

Duration:00:49:28

Giving Silence A Voice

6/10/2019
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This week we speak to Indigenous Canadian long-distance runner Tracie Leost about Rosalie Fish the Washington state runner who wrote the initials MMIW for missing and murdered indigenous women and ran with the red handprint on her face. We talk about the issue of what is being called a “Canadian genocide” against indigenous women. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Robert Mueller and his penchant for protecting the powerful. We got a ‘Just Stand Up’ Award for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and a...

Duration:00:50:17

On Marshawn Lynch: Radical Iconoclast

6/3/2019
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This week we speak to filmmaker David Shields about his new film Lynch: A History about the great running back Marshawn Lynch. The film looks at Lynch’s life and how he’s been able to use silence as a form of resistance. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the Toronto Raptors and why they are the team to root for. We got a ‘Just Stand Up’ Award for Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and a ‘Just Sit Down’ award for a group of fans. All this and more on this week’s show! David Shields Twitter:...

Duration:00:58:10

The WNBA: Poised for a Breakthrough?

5/27/2019
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This week we speak to Lyndsey D’Arcangelo of the Athletic WNBA and the Athletic Buffalo about the start of the WNBA season. We talk about the sport’s rising popularity, the ongoing labor fight, as well as give predictions on how this upcoming season will shake out. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the sketchy partnership between LeBron James and Walmart as well as a Just Stand Up Award for Allyson Felix and a Just Sit Down for Mark Emmert and the NCAA. All this and more on this week’s show!...

Duration:00:40:48

Futbolera: Women, Soccer and Latin America

5/20/2019
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This week we speak to the co-author of the new book Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America, Brenda Elsey. We talk about the development of soccer in Latin America among women, the challenges that came with that. We also have a special ‘Choice Words’ update on the case of Braeden Bradforth, the freshman football player that died during an intensive workout. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Reggie Bush for speaking out about the new Alabama abortion...

Duration:00:33:56