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The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

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United States

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The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 205: Fan Activism

5/11/2021
Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis and Lindsay Gibbs start the show by revealing who they would like to boo. Then, they talk about fan activism, including the recent Manchester United protests at Old Trafford, fan-led petitions pushing the NWSL and who gets included and excluded from fandom. Next, they share a sneak peak of this week's interview -- an in-depth discussion between Lindsay and Howard Megdal (of The Next) about what to expect from the 2021 WNBA season. Then, they set aflame the...

Duration:01:06:02

Interview: Scarlett Harris, author of "A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of WWE"

5/6/2021
Amira Rose Davis talks with cultural critic Scarlett Harris about her new book "A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment." The delve into the current state of women in the WWE, including issues of power, race, gender binaries and fandom. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and...

Duration:00:42:27

Ep. 204: Into the Matrix: New Tech Frontiers in Sport

5/4/2021
Jessica, Amira and Lindsay start the show with musings on the NFL draft. Then they dive head first into new technologies in sport: from WTF are NFTs to wearable stat trackers from DarkHorse (maybe) closing recruitment gaps to Metrica Sports' making cutting edge analytics more accessible to women's sport. They wade through the tech gobbledygook to discuss the good, bad and confusing of these new technologies. Next, they burn the awful things in sport of the week. Then they celebrate the...

Duration:01:09:34

Interview: Andrea Williams, Author of "Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues"

4/29/2021
In this episode, Amira Rose Davis chats with Andrea Williams about her new book "Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues." They discuss Effa's powerful role as co-owner of the Newark Eagles, her foresight of the costs of desegregating baseball, her importance in contemporary conversations about Black institutions and why Andrea wrote this story for young adults. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and...

Duration:00:39:57

Ep. 203: Climate Activism in Sport

4/27/2021
In this episode Lindsay, Jessica and Brenda talk about feminism and climate activism in sport, thanks to a suggestion from flamethrower Dr. Maddy Orr. They discuss the ways mega events impact the planet, how climate change disproportionally effects marginalized communities in sport and what individual athletes and teams are doing to promote more sustainable leagues and events. They also burn the things that need to be burned in sport and highlight Torchbearers forging their own way,...

Duration:00:58:25

Interview: Fadumo Olow, Women's Telegraph Journalist on Super League Mayhem

4/22/2021
This episode is all about the latest mayhem in European football. First, Shireen and Brenda discuss the everchanging hot scoop on the proposed Super League "debauc-ery" (that's debauchery + debacle). This update is followed by Shireen's interview with Fadumo Olow, women's sport journalist for the Telegraph Fadumo Olow. They go in-depth on Super League mess and the ways the women's clubs could be impacted. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and...

Duration:00:43:37

Ep. 202: Qatar and the World Cup of Shame

4/20/2021
In this episode Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther and Brenda Elsey discuss the (longstanding) controversy around the Qatar 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup including the ongoing inhumane working conditions and indentured servitude for migrant laborers building stadiums that have led to at least 6,500 deaths, the corruption of FIFA's host-country selection and the ways that European players are now voicing opposition to the Qatar-hosted event. Shireen will also preview her interview with Telegraph...

Duration:00:47:41

Hot Take: 2021 WNBA Draft Preview with Andraya Carter

4/15/2021
In this Hot Take, Amira Rose Davis is joined by ESPN and SEC Network basketball analyst Andraya Carter. They discuss their 2021 WNBA draft predictions and the bright future of the league. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com To help support the Burn It All Down...

Duration:00:23:59

Interview: Andrew Maraniss, Author of Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke

4/15/2021
In this episode, Brenda Elsey interviews Andrew Maraniss about his new book Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke. Burke was the first openly gay player in MLB, playing for the L.A. Dodgers and the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s. Brenda and Andrew discuss the histories of racism, the AIDS crisis and the incredible obstacles that Burke faced. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire...

Duration:00:32:54

Ep. 201: Evolution and Politics of Sports Uniforms

4/13/2021
In this episode Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed and Jessica Luther talk all things uniforms, from design evolution to the politics behind those changes. You'll hear about the sports bra, basketball shorts, the sports hijab and more. They also tease Brenda Elsey's interview with Andrew Maraniss on Glenn Burke, the first openly gay Major League Baseball player. Then they burn all the wretchedness in sport this week, shine light on those bettering sport, including Torchbearer Aminat Idrees...

Duration:00:54:34

Hot Take: Joanna Hoffman and Anna Baeth on Athlete Ally's Athlete Equality Index

4/12/2021
Lindsay talks with Athlete Ally's Joanna Hoffman and Anna Baeth about Athlete Ally's Athletic Equality Index, which is an ongoing assessment of NCAA athletic departments' policies and practices around LGBTQ inclusion. (https://www.athleteally.org/aei/) This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website:...

Duration:00:22:26

Interview: Dr. Cheryl Cooky on the Study of Women's Televised Sports

4/8/2021
This week Jessica Luther interviews Dr. Cheryl Cooky about the 30 year study she helped run that looks at the quantity and quality of TV news and highlights for women’s sports. The latest iteration is titled "One and Done: The Long Eclipse of Women’s Televised Sports, 1989–2019. They discuss the abysmal and consistent lack of women’s sports coverage, the term “gender bland sexism” and if there is hope for changing things. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our...

Duration:00:51:54

Ep. 200!: The NCAA and the Supreme Court

4/6/2021
On this 200th birthday-anniversary episode, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis and Lindsay Gibbs talk about collegiate student-athletes' rights and the recent Supreme Court Case NCAA v. Alston. They also burn all that needs to be burned in sports and celebrate those bringing positive change, including many deserving Torchbearers in women's college basketball. They wrap up with what's good in their lives and what they are watching in sports this week. This episode was produced by Tressa...

Duration:01:07:25

Interview: Meghan Klingenberg, Professional Footballer & Lifestyle Brand Co-Founder

4/1/2021
Amira talks with professional footballer and former US Women’s National Team player Meghan Klingenberg about re-inc, the lifestyle brand she founded with Christen Press, Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe. They talk about athletes redefining businesses, making gender-neutral and body-inclusive fashion, and their newest collection, Gamer, which finds connections and empowerment between sports and gaming. This episode was produced by Ali Lemer. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website...

Duration:00:29:31

Ep. 199: Refugees and Sports

3/30/2021
In this episode, Jess, Shireen and Brenda look at the beneficial role of sports — especially soccer/football — in the lives of refugees around the world. This episode was produced by Ali Lemer. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a...

Duration:00:58:51

Interview: Dr. Frank Guridy, author of "The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics"

3/25/2021
This week Brenda speaks with Columbia University history professor Dr. Frank Guridy on his new book, The Sports Revolution: How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics, which looks at the role that Texas business interests played in the hyper-commodification of sports in the second half of the 20th century. This episode was produced by Ali Lemer. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes,...

Duration:00:44:34

The NCAA Is Still Laughably Sexist

3/23/2021
Lindsay, Amira and Jess discuss the ridiculously unequal treatment of women athletes in the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournament. This episode also amplifies the voices of Asian-American athletes speaking out against the racist violence directed at members of the AAPI community in Atlanta and beyond. #StopAsianHate If you'd like to help the AAPI community, please see the website of Red Canary Song (www.redcanarysong.net), which has links for directly supporting the victims in Atlanta...

Duration:01:06:52

Hot Take: Anti-Asian Hate and Sports with Dr. Courtney Szto and Alex Wong

3/19/2021
Shireen speaks with renowned Sports Sociologist Dr. Courtney Szto and famed basketball writer Alex Wong about the effects of anti-Asian hate on Asian athletes, on Asian communities, and on sports. This episode was produced by Shireen Ahmed. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com To help support the Burn It All...

Duration:00:30:36

Interview: Sarah Spain, new NWSL co-owner

3/18/2021
Lindsay talks to ESPN's Sarah Spain about becoming the new co-owner of the Chicago Red Stars, what ownership meetings look like, how she plans to navigate any conflicts of interest with her role at ESPN, and the future of professional women's sports. This episode was produced by Ali Lemer. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website:...

Duration:00:45:25

Ep. 197: Sports & Music

3/16/2021
This week, Shireen, Lindsay and Brenda take a look at the crossover between sports and popular music, including arena classics, workout jams, common influences and music as resistance. Check out the Spotify list of all the songs mentioned at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/66eit0eQuD2qoxdSyVtLGN?si=hqVjQKTRTbOoIjc9ZMWeCA. Become a Patreon supporter to hear bonus content, including the vocal stylings of some of your favorite athletes. This episode was produced by Ali Lemer. Shelby Weldon...

Duration:00:59:23