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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 Badass...


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...


Ep 65: Homophobia in women’s sport, Mesut Ozil & racism/islamophobia, and Katelyn Best on the NWSL

On this week’s show, the full crew is back together. Jessica, Lindsay, Shireen, Amira, and Brenda rave about the new single “Undefeated” about black female athletes (7:52). Then the group discusses Rene Portland, Jaelene Hinkle, and homophobia in women’s sports (21:30) before turning to the topic of German soccer player Mesut Ozil and his retirement from that national team in the wake of the racism and islamophobia he has faced (35:32). Then Brenda interviews freelance writer and journalist...


Hot Take: 2018 WNBA takeaways (so far)

The WNBA season has reached the All-Star break, so BIAD co-host Lindsay Gibbs took advantage of the schedule pause to talk with her High Post Hoops colleagues, Ari Chambers and Jasmine Baker, about how this ridiculously entertaining season is shaping up. They break down the latest trade, look at the state of all 12 teams in the league, make predictions for the playoffs, and, of course, talk about the latest round of WNBA activism. As with all of our Hot Takes, this is an unedited...


Ep 64: Bad NFL anthem policies, inspirational Nassar survivors, & Julia Johnson on ultimate frisbee

***Trigger warning: The segment from 18:47-32:14 discusses sexual assault lawsuits*** In episode 64 of BIAD, Lindsay, Shireen, and Brenda discuss Kawhi Leonard's move to Toronto (2:24), the disastrous new NFL anthem policies (5:54), and how Nassar survivors have inspired other sexual assault survivors to come forward and seek justice, especially in the case of Ohio State wrestling, USA Diving, and the University of Southern California (18:34). Then, Shireen checks in with the amazing Julia...


Hot Take: 2018 MLB Season So Far w/ Shakeia Taylor

Jessica Luther talks with Shakeia Taylor, writer and baseball fan, about Josh Hader's racist, sexist, and homophobic tweets and what this says about baseball more generally, how Taylor got into baseball, the first half of the 2018 Major League Baseball Season that was, and what we can expect going into the second half of the season. Taylor even makes some predictions for the post-season.


EP 63: World Cup 2018 Finals, NWSL Season, Giro Rosa, Is it Football or Soccer?

On this week's show Brenda, Jessica, and Shireen kick off their chat wishing for more coverage of the women's cycling tournament the Giro Rosa. They react to the men's World Cup 2018 finals and reflect on the tournament. Brenda interviews Professor Silke Maria Weineck about her new book on the debate over soccer or football. Finally, they turn their attention to women's soccer and review the state of the NWSL season. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and...


Episode 62: World Cup, Wimbledon, Serena, Althea, NBA free agency, and the WNBA

On this week’s show, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about oh so many things, starting with Serena. Then they give updates and predictions for both the men’s World Cup and Wimbledon. Amira then interviews Dr. Ashley Brown about her work on the life of tennis legend, Althea Gibson. Finally, the group discusses NBA free agency, and the trolling that WNBA players have put up with recently when pointing out inequity in their sport. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the...


Episode 61: Pride Month Redux, and Gendered Violence and Sports (...again)

On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, and Amira talk about a series of stories from the last week that fall at the intersection of gendered violence and sports. Then the group does a Pride month redux as the month comes to a close. Finally, Brenda interviews Jessica Lopez, football/soccer expert who works for Minnesota United and is a diehard Team Mexico fan. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All...