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Ep. 82: Bad redemption narratives, insulting WoSo contracts, and college football w/ Nicole Auerbach

In this episode, the crew talks about Thanksgiving food, [6:35] bad redemption narratives, based on the recent profiles of Kobe Bryant and Adrian Peterson; [27:19] Lindsay interviews Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic about the NCAA college football season, and the latest developments at Ohio State and Maryland; [44:26] and they dive into atrocious women's soccer contracts. [58:22] As always, there's Burn Pile, [1:04:12] Bad Ass Women of the Week, [1:05:16] and What's Good. [1:07:49] To help...


Ep 81: U17 FIFA WWC, the NHL and concussions, and Dr. Rachel Allison on her new book!

On this week's show Shireen, Brenda and Lindsay open the episode with a discussion about the validity of using flatulence as a strategy at Grand Slam of Darts (2:00). The women talk about the U17 Women's World Cup, the development of the teams, youth soccer and how and why it might not translate into successful women's programs (6:02). Brenda interviews Dr. Rachel Allison about her new book "Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer" (20:00). Then the gang...


Ep 80: Sports and Politics, a preview of the women’s bball season, and an interview w/ Janet O’Shea

On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, and Jessica are joined by guest co-host Erica Ayala. After laughing about a new statue of Mo Salah (5:41), the gang talks about the many overlaps of Sports and Politics (22:36). Then Brenda interview Dr. Janet O’Shea about what play can offer today’s society and O’Shea’s experiences as a martial arts practitioner (39:39). Then we get into the brand new women’s collegiate basketball season (48:44). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (58:05), our Bad Ass...


Ep 79: The WNBA players opt out of their CBA, the NFL Players Coalition, and fight doctor Linda Dahl

On this week’s show, all 5 co-hosts are back together again. After celebrating the reception Red Sox manager Alex Cora received in Puerto Rico (5:31), Amira, Brenda, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the WNBA players deciding to opt out of their collective bargaining agreement with the league (19:32). Then the gang discusses the NFL Players Coalition, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, and the messiness of organizing (31:22). And Shireen interviews Dr. Linda Dahl, one of the few women to...


EP 78: Prize Money for Women's WWC, Toxic Cultures in Maryland Football, and Nicole McClure

Lindsay, Brenda, and Shireen start this week's show with a chat about Rihanna not giving any f*cks about the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, (5:02) then talk about FIFA increasing their commitment to the women's game (*laugh*) by increasing prize money for the Women's World Cup (16:45). Then Brenda interviews Nicole McClure, veteran Goalkeeper for the Jamaican National Team and their journey to their first World Cup berth (30:54). After that, the gang talks about the toxic culture in the...


Ep 77: What is the NCAA for, what’s wrong w/ USA Gymnastics, and an interview w/ Layshia Clarendon

On this week’s show, Brenda, Lindsay, and Jessica chat about NBA fights and the World Series matchup (5:25), before delving into a discussion (burn of?) the latest with the NCAA and so-called amateurism (25:19). Then Jessica interviews the WNBA and Team USA’s Layshia Clarendon about the FIBA Women’s World Cup, the WNBA off-season, and Clarendon’s new sponsorship with DivaCup (37:11). After that, the gang talks about the on-going shitshow that is USA Gymanstics following the recent arrest...


Ep. 76: Women’s WC Qualifiers, reporting on sexual assault, and Safia Ahmad of Les Canadiennes

On this week’s show Shireen and Brenda talk Mental Health day (7:13); before running down the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. They ask, what went wrong for Mexico, tip their hats to Jamaica and Panama, and look ahead to a Canada-USA final (20:41); Shireen interviews Safia Ahmad, the media relations manager for Les Canadiennes of CWHL and the women’s hockey season (37:29); Self-care when covering sexual assault stories Then, there’s a Burn Pile (57:44); Bad Ass Women of...


Hot Take: MLB Postseason Updates + Predictions w/ Shakeia Taylor

Amira chats with Shakeia Taylor to recap what has gone down so far in the MLB postseason before previewing the NCLS and the ACLS. Plus Amira worries about the Red Sox's bull pen and Shakeia makes some predictions for the Championship Series.


Ep. 75: Cristiano Ronaldo rape case, ownership of athletes' bodies, and NWHL with Erica Ayala

Lindsay, Jessica, Amira, and Brenda discuss the recent report on men's interest in women's sports (6:14); the latest developments in and coverage of the Cristiano Ronaldo rape case (24:52); ownership of athletes' bodies featuring J.R. Smith and Earl Thomas (39:26); and women's hockey expert Erica Ayala joins Lindsay to talk about the NWHL season and the shocking Lisa Borders news (53:17). Then, there's a Burn Pile (1:02:25), Bad Ass Women of the Week (1:03:35), and in What's Good, we...


Ep 74: From Kavanaugh to Ronaldo: abusers, enablers, and excuses. Also, an interview w/ Mary Carillo

On this week’s show, Lindsay and Jessica talk Eric Reid's hiring by the Carolina Panthers (5:52) before diving into a long discussion about abusers, enablers, and excuses that starts with Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and winds it way through and past Jameis Winston, the Dallas Mavericks, Urban Meyer, Addison Russell, and Cristiano Ronaldo, among others (41:09). Then Jessica interviews the legendary Mary Carillo, former professional tennis player, tennis commentator,...


Ep 73: the NWSL final, Russia and doping, pay equity in sports, and the FIBA Women’s World Cup

On this week’s show, Brenda, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the NWSL final (10:23) before discussing doping, doping, doping, and Russia, and doping (24:36). Lindsay interviews Mechelle Voepel about the FIBA Women’s World Cup (38:49) and then the gang talks pay equity in sports (52:30). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (1:01:20), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week , starring the North Carolina Courage (1:03:19), and what is good in our worlds (1:07:43). To help support the Burn It...


Ep 72: Troubles in North American WoSo w/ Lauren Silver and Lauryn Hutchinson

This week on Burn it All Down we start by talking Naomi Osaka's post-US Open life (4:26) and a recap of sports stories that flew under the radar over the last week or so (18:55). Then we tackle the troubling state of Women's soccer in the Americas + Caribbean (34:44), and Amira talks with Lauryn Hutchinson from the Trinidad and Tobago Women's National Team (43:33) and Lauren Silver from the Jamaican Women's National Team (58:55) about their respective teams and the struggles they're facing...


Hot Take: NWSL Semi-Finals recap with Kimberly McCauley

Brenda speaks with the brilliant soccer writer Kimberly McCauley to break-down the NWSL semi-finals, look ahead to the final showdown between the NC Courage and Portland Thorns. They talk Hinkle boos, takeaways from this season, and debate their future as co-commissioners of the league!


Ep 71: Kaepernick and Nike, the colonization of surfing, and an interview with Bonnie Tsui

On this week’s show, Shireen, Amira, Brenda, and Jessica talk about playoffs and their feelings (9:22). Then the team discusses Kaepernick, Nike, capitalism, and activism (24:19). After a discussion on the colonization of surfing (34:38), Shireen interviews author Bonnie Tsui about race and gender in the sport (46:11). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (56:55), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the US Women’s National Softball team (59:00), and what is good in our worlds...


Hot Take: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, that chair umpire, and the US Open Final

Amira, Lindsay, Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica discuss the second set of the 2018 US Open final, which went sideways really fast. This was about racism, about sexism, about the subjectiveness of tennis rules, about the history of Serena's experiences with bad calls at the US Open, and so much more. Congratulations to the Naomi Osaka on her US Open title and thank you to Serena for all she does.


Hot Take: Nike And Kaepernick with Toni Smith-Thompson

Amira chats with Toni Smith-Thompson about her reaction to Colin Kaepernick's new Nike ad, and the complicated relationship between capitalism and athletic activism. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram:...


Ep 70: Steph Curry & male allyship, sports bra 'scandals', and an interview with Kia Nurse

Lindsay, Shireen, Amira, and Brenda talk about Steph Curry's Player's Tribune article about women's equality; policing women's bodies in sports; and Shireen interviews New York Liberty star Kia Nurse. Then, as always, there's the Burn Pile, BAWOTW, and What's Good! To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter:...


Ep 69: Urban Meyer and OSU, Kyrie Irving's Homecoming, and an interview with Kelsey Anderson

On this week's show, Amira, Lindsay and Shireen share their excitement about the fall and fresh new sports seasons (2:20), the team gets into the disaster that is Ohio State University's suspended coach Urban Meyer (5:56), they discuss and share thoughts on Boston Celtic player Kyrie Irving's homecoming ceremony at Standing Rock Sioux tribe (21:10)and then Lindsay interviews Kelsey Anderson to talk about the US Open (35:23). Then everyone's favorite segment: the Burn Pile (46:58), our...


Hot Take: WNBA Playoffs, Rounds 1 & 2

Lindsay Gibbs talks to Erica Ayala and Ari Chambers about the first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs, and they look ahead to the semifinals, where the Seattle Storm will face the Phoenix Mercury and the Atlanta Dream will face the Washington Mystics in two best-of-five series. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter:...


Ep 68: Tiger Woods’ Return, the Women’s Baseball World Cup, and the ATL Dream’s Elizabeth Williams

On this week’s show, Amira and Jessica are joined by guest co-host Shakeia Taylor. At the top of the show, the group discusses the legacy of Aretha Franklin (5:42). Then they get into our cultural obsession with Tiger Woods (14:06) before turning to a discussion of the upcoming Women’s Baseball World Cup (26:47). Then Lindsay talks with Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream about Atlanta’s phenomenal second half of the season, the WNBA playoffs, and whether we should expect the players...