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Well, Actually...

The Athletic

In this weekly podcast, MMA journalist Fernanda Prates will provide her unfiltered opinions on MMA-related matters and discussions, beyond the sport’s day-to-day headlines. Fernanda will respond to the "keyboard-warriors" and "mansplainers" she encounters on a daily basis on social media, from the vantage point of a female writer in a predominantly male sport. And, she'll maintain a sense of humor and a playful approach to the oftentimes serious topics covered in the world of mixed martial arts.

In this weekly podcast, MMA journalist Fernanda Prates will provide her unfiltered opinions on MMA-related matters and discussions, beyond the sport’s day-to-day headlines. Fernanda will respond to the "keyboard-warriors" and "mansplainers" she encounters on a daily basis on social media, from the vantage point of a female writer in a predominantly male sport. And, she'll maintain a sense of humor and a playful approach to the oftentimes serious topics covered in the world of mixed martial arts.
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In this weekly podcast, MMA journalist Fernanda Prates will provide her unfiltered opinions on MMA-related matters and discussions, beyond the sport’s day-to-day headlines. Fernanda will respond to the "keyboard-warriors" and "mansplainers" she encounters on a daily basis on social media, from the vantage point of a female writer in a predominantly male sport. And, she'll maintain a sense of humor and a playful approach to the oftentimes serious topics covered in the world of mixed martial arts.

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English


Episodes

I Just Have A Lot of Feelings

11/12/2019
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You asked, and Fernanda answered. She does have some thoughts about THAT Nick Diaz interview. Instead of answers, though, this week she comes to you with some questions of her own. You can save 40% on an annual subscription to The Athletic by going to http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:22:13

Let’s Talk About Vulnerability, Baby

11/5/2019
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Being tough is cool. But you know what else is cool? Being open. And honest. And human. Thankfully, we have fighters like Darren Till and Ronaldo Souza reminding us that, even in a largely male-dominated sport, all these things can coexist. Subscribe to The Athletic and get 40% off by visiting http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:26:46

Leslie Smith Chats About MMA and Other Stuff

10/29/2019
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Leslie Smith joins the show ahead of her Bellator 233 fight against Arlene Blencowe to chat with Fernanda about a variety of topics including fighters' rights, the future of Project Spearhead, her experience being cut from the UFC and facing a backlash online, getting involved with the Wimps 2 Warriors program, USADA as an unregulated governing body and how Nate Diaz has seemingly helped change things overnight, how the conversation about women in MMA has evolved over the years because of...

Duration:01:02:16

Things You Might Wanna Try to Avoid Doing (If You Wanna Make Life Online a Little Less Annoying for People)

10/22/2019
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From snitch-tagging to reaction-policing, Fernanda explains why online behavior patterns that don’t necessarily come from a bad place can still get under people’s skin. And by “people”, she means “her”.

Duration:00:24:07

Stuff That’s Been Happening (Including, but Not Limited to, the One I Wanted to Write About on Sunday but Ben Fowlkes Claimed My Idea and Ruined Everything so Here We Are)

10/15/2019
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A hard-to-watch fight at UFC Tampa. An interesting interview with a fighter… or was it with his manager? Another type of manager-related drama. And a disheartening pattern of headlines that show a darker side of fighting. Fernanda didn’t want to get caught up in the news cycle, but sometimes the news cycle just won’t allow that to happen. On the bright side, there’s a little bit for everyone in this week’s episode of Well, Actually… Subscribe to The Athletic now for 40% off your annual...

Duration:00:26:23

The Greg Hardy Issue

10/8/2019
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From the minute “Well, Actually…” was conceived, Fernanda knew she would have to talk about one of the UFC’s most controversial fighters: Greg Hardy. And this week, she ripped the band-aid off, with a little help from her friends on Twitter. Subscribe to The Athletic now for 40% off your annual subscription at http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:28:44

Listener Q&A Episode!

10/1/2019
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Fernanda fields questions from listeners on Twitter and runs through a variety of topics ranging from MMA to politics to the Gracies and socioeconomics. Which MMA journalist would be able to take $10 million and turn a profit running their own promotion? Was there a specific fighter or event that led Fernanda to mixed martial arts? What’s Fernanda’s favorite conspiracy theory? What current Brazilian fighter could become the next Vitor Belfort? Find out the answers to all of those, and many...

Duration:00:40:06

Things We Shouldn’t Even Be Discussing in MMA in 2019 And, Yet, Here We Are

9/24/2019
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Fernanda discusses the controversial end to the UFC Mexico City main event between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens and takes the opportunity to breaks down some of the most worn out fighter criticisms still being thrown around in 2019, including the idea that "Lil' Heathen" wanted out of the fight before it even began. Subscribe to The Athletic now for 40% off your annual subscription at http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:22:27

The Michel Pereira Effect, or Why Do People Hate Fun?

9/17/2019
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Subscribe now to hear new episodes of The Lead each weekday morning: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-lead/id1478448344

Duration:00:38:38

By Standing up for Herself, Cris Cyborg Has Stood up for a Lot More

9/10/2019
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Former UFC champion Cris Cyborg recently inked a deal with Bellator. She seems pretty happy with it. But just how much crap did she have to put with up with to get here? Fernanda Prates has some thoughts on that in the debut episode of Well, Actually... Subscribe to The Athletic now for 40% off your annual subscription at http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:16:06

Well, Actually... Trailer

9/6/2019
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Well, Actually... is hosted by MMA journalist Fernanda Prates, who will give her unique perspective on issues beyond the sport's day-to-day headlines, from the vantage point of a female writer in a predominantly male sport. Catch new episodes every Tuesday, starting September 10th! Subscribe to The Athletic now for 40% off your annual subscription at http://theathletic.com/wellactually

Duration:00:01:54