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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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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

Wrestling’s Radical Champion

5/13/2019
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"The Product" David Starr is a pro wrestler who is fighting to change the very economic foundation of his sport while also raising political critiques of Israel, corporate power, and Trump-era racism. We speak to the outspoken athlete this week. We also have ‘Choice Words’ on about the Boston Red Sox' white delegation (“The White Sox”) to the White House. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Portland TrailBlazers guard Damian ‘Dame Dollar’ Lillard and Tiger Eldrick...

Duration:00:46:34

Antoine Fuqua on His New Ali Doc

4/29/2019
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This week we speak to the director of the Academy Award winning film Training Day, Antoine Fuqua, about his new HBO documentary, “What’s My Name?” about the life of Muhammad Ali, a film produced by LeBron James. We also have ‘Choice Words’ on about Donald Trump’s new Fed nominee, who uses sports to spew vile sexism. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to DC area community folks that successfully organized to extend Coach Fofo’s stay, and San Francisco’s top draft pick...

Duration:00:27:54

The Fight to Save Coach Fofo From Deportation

4/22/2019
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Today we speak to Casa de Maryland Services Director George Escobar about the fight to save Agbegnigan Amouzou, also known as ‘Coach Fofo,’ from deportation. Coach Fofo, a native of Togo, has been a staple in both the Montgomery and Prince George County sports scene for decades and leading the fight is the aforementioned Casa de Maryland as well as clergy and community leaders. We also have ‘Choice Words’ on Tiger’s historic victory at the Masters last weekend, and his friendship with Donald...

Duration:00:31:09

The Preventable Death of Braeden Bradforth

4/15/2019
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Today we speak to Joanne Atkins-Ingram, the mother of Braeden Bradforth, who died of exertional heatstroke in a non-contact practice at Garden City Community College. We also speak to the family’s attorney, Jill Elaine Greene, and talk about the toxic culture of football as well as the communal support the family has received in the wake of the tragedy. We also have "Choice Words" on racism and privilege in the NBA, brought to you by a Kyle Korver essay in the Players Tribune. We also have...

Duration:00:40:04

The NBA Season That Was

4/8/2019
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This week we speak to the Athletic’s national NBA columnist about the 2018-2019 NBA season that has come and gone and whether anyone has a chance to upset the set up against the Warriors. We talk the Washington Wizards troubles, Lebron’s first year in Los Angeles, and MVP picks. We also have ‘Choice Words’ on the plan to demolish the San Jose State track and put up a parking lot. Joni Mitchell never lied. We also have TWO Just Stand Up awards and an announcement of an extra interview for...

Duration:01:09:54

The Wild and Crazy USFL

4/1/2019
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This week we speak to NY Times bestselling author Jeff Pearlman about his book Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL. We go into the league’s history, why it went under, and lessons to be learned from its eventual demise. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about proposed cuts to the Special Olympics and we have the same person getting the ‘Just Stand Up’ and Just ‘Sit Your Ass Down’ awards! A brand new ‘Kaepernick Watch’ and more! Jeff Pearlman Twitter: @jeffpearlman...

Duration:00:39:53

NCAA Exploitation Word Association

3/25/2019
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This week we speak to DC-based sports journalist and editor Patrick Hruby about the rot that envelops the NCAA, more visible than ever this March. We do all this through the prism of word association, talking coaches, players, apparel companies, and the NCAA. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Mike Trout’s mega contract. We then got ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Braden Holtby and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, a brand new ‘Kaepernick Watch’, and more! Patrick Hruby Twitter:...

Duration:00:50:59

The Attack on Trans Athletes

3/18/2019
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This week we speak to Katie Barnes of ESPNW about the right wing movement against trans athletes particularly trans women, recent comments by tennis legend Martina Navratilova, and we get their thoughts about the future of the struggle as well. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Russell Westbrook’s confrontation with a so-called fan in Utah. Also we’ve got ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Megan Rapinoe and Duke bandwagonnoers! All that and more on this week’s Edge of Sports...

Duration:00:44:59

Robert Kraft: A Different Perspective

3/11/2019
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This week we speak to Melissa Gira Grant, author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work about Robert Kraft’s arrest and the agendas that lurk behind charges of “human sex trafficking.” We also have ‘Choice Words’ about mental health in the NBA and we got ‘Just Stand Up’ awards for the U.S. women’s soccer team union and Kareem Abdul Jabbar as well as a ‘Just Sit Down’ award to NBA referees. All that and more on this week’s Edge of Sports Podcast! Melissa Gira Grant Twitter: @melissagira...

Duration:00:41:47

Will The Caps on Major League Heads Be Union Made?

3/1/2019
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This week we speak to Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Dolittle and activist Eireann Dolan about their push to keep the caps union made after a relocation was announced from Derby, NY to non-union Florida. We also talk about the MLB players association and the shift in perception with respect to labor. We also got ‘Choice Words’ about Colin Kaepernick’s settlement with the NFL. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards and more to some basketball players at Ole Miss and Patriots...

Duration:00:40:56

Cubs Ownership Has a Racism Problem

2/11/2019
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This week we talk to AM670’s Julie DiCaro about Joe Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field was found to have sent racist and Islamophobic emails to his family. What will be the fallout if any? We also speak to author Bijan Bayne about the legacy of Frank Robinson and the sports anniversaries ahead in 2019\. Damn we feel old. We also got ‘Choice Words’ about the legacy of Frank Robinson and ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards for the Maryland legislature and...

Duration:00:45:16

The Worst Super Bowl Ever

2/6/2019
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This week we talk to “The Football Girl” Melissa Jacobs about the worst Super Bowl ever. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the political drama taking place off the field, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the Washington Post union and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. We also got Kaepernick Watch, and more! Melissa Jacobs https://thefootballgirl.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-football-girl-podcast/id1319547241?mt=2 Twitter: @thefootballgirl Zirin, The Only Super Bowl...

Duration:00:36:15