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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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Episodes

NFL Coaching Hires: How Racist Is This League?

1/14/2019
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This week we speak to NY Daily News sports writer Charles Modiano about his writing on the NFL's coaching hires over the last month: hires that have all but practically eliminated black head coaches from the league. Also we also have ‘Choice Words’ about the case of Maori Davenport. If you don't know it, you should. In addition we have the ‘Just Stand Up’ award to tennis legend Andy Murray and “Just Sit Your Ass Down” award to , and a personal Kaepernick watch. All that and more on this...

Duration:00:48:50

Chicago Bill Siegel: The Greatest

12/18/2018
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This week we pay tribute to filmmaker Bill Siegel who passed away last week. Bill Siegel is known as the director of what I believe to be the best boxing documentary ever made, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. We play an interview that the podcast did with Bill Siegel after the death of Ali in 2016. Also we have Choice Words about the late great Bill Siegel, his film The Trials of Muhammad Ali, and why his work was so important. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards for the UNC...

Duration:00:36:05

Dark Knight: Bob Knight’s Last Days at Indiana

12/10/2018
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This week we speak to Robert Abbott, director, producer, and narrator of the 30 for 30 film The Last Days of Knight. We talk to the director about his film, Neil Reed’s courage, and why the coach remains a compelling figure inside the world of sports. Also we have Choice Words about the continued NFL collusion against Colin Kaepernick, specifically the Washington football team, Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down Awards to Andy Murray and UFC’s Dana White, readers comments and more! Robert...

Duration:00:52:04

Heading a Hoops Conference In Era of Big Football

12/3/2018
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This week we speak to the commissioner of the West Coast Conference, Gloria Nevarez, the first Latina commissioner of a Division I conference, about the challenges in a conference better known for schools like Gonzaga than Ohio State. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the NFL’s hypocrisy and violence against women, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to courageous current and former NFL players and the Washington Football team, and some commentary about the homophobic reaction to the...

Duration:00:44:07

Nike & the Modern Neoliberal University

11/12/2018
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This week we speak to Joshua Hunt, author of the new book University of Nike. He talks to us about the development of the multinational corporation, its relationship with the University of Oregon, and it’s connection to much of what we say today, including what is taking place at the University of Maryland. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the World Cup, the Olympics and Brazil’s recent elections. We got ‘Just Stand Up’ and Just Sit Down’ awards to Athletes For Impact and the Dallas Cowboys...

Duration:00:52:36

LA Olympics: Draped in Disgrace

11/5/2018
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This week we speak to Anne Orchier, an activist with NOlympics LA about the upcoming summer Olympics in the city and the pervasive problems the city of Los Angeles is facing. Also we’ve got ‘Choice Words’ about the importance of militant solidarity in the face or fascism after the week that was. We also have an unprecedented 4 ‘Just Stand Up’ Awards to the University of Maryland community, some college basketball legends and others as well as a Kaepernick Watch. All that and more on the...

Duration:00:56:11

Babe Ruth & the Birth of Modern Celebrity

10/29/2018
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This week we speak to Jane Leavy, author of the new book ‘Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created.’ It’s a unique look at the foundational athlete of the 20th century and the birth of the modern celebrity athlete in American society. Also we’ve got ‘Choice Words’ about the University of Maryland’s effort to perfume their toxic football culture. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down Awards to Darius Miles and Syracuse coach Jim Boheim, a special Kaepernick Watch, and more....

Duration:00:49:22

How the NCAA Gaslights America

10/22/2018
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This week we speak to economist Andy Schwarz about his Deadspin article “The NCAA Is Gaslighting You.” Schwarz’s piece looks at case in Oakland as well as the ongoing FBI case. We also talk about the Historical Basketball League, a potential college athletic alternative to the NCAA. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about how sports could look in a different, more just world. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and Just Sit Down’ awards to a high school football team in Maryland and Charles Johnson,...

Duration:00:47:25

Edge of Sports NBA Season Preview

10/16/2018
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This week we forecast the NBA season with the one and only Michael Lee. Also we have choice words about the University of Maryland and elite football player Jordan McNair. I also have a historic just stand up and just sit down award, some words about Colin Kaepernick and WEB Du Bois and more. We also have some ‘Choice Words’ about the University of Maryland and elite football player Jordan McNair, a ‘Just Stand Up’ award to John Carlos and Tommie Smith on the 50th anniversary of their...

Duration:01:07:31

Sports, Rape Culture & Brett Kavanaugh (TW)

10/8/2018
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This week we speak to Brenda Tracy about her experience with sports and sexual assault as well as her mission to enlist football teams in the fight against rape. We also ask this outspoken survivor about Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and the experience of the last several weeks. We also have some ‘Choice Words’ about Eric Reid’s return to the NFL, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to some athletes and the sports world. All that and more on this week’s Edge of Sports!...

Duration:00:44:53

The Power of Sports Fans

10/1/2018
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This week we speak to Brian Hess, director of the Sports Fans Coalition, about sports gambling and how to empower sports fans. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Brett Kavanaugh, high school sports and toxic masculinity. I also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to the Carolina Panthers and Texas senator Ted Cruz, ‘Kaepernick Watch, and much more! Brian Hess Twitter: @blhess https://www.sportsfans.org/ Zirin, What the Worst of Sports Taught Brett Kavanaugh and What it Still...

Duration:00:32:55

Live With Author/Activist Kevin Powell

9/24/2018
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This week we come to you live from Solid State Books in DC to talk to Kevin Powell about his new book "My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of The Angry White Man." We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the early retirement of Vontae Davis, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Your Ass Down’ awards to a local editor and a racist school administrator, Kaepernick Watch and much more! Kevin Powell Twitter: @kevin_powell...

Duration:01:43:55

Serena Williams & The Policing Of Anger

9/17/2018
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This week we speak to Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book “Rage Becomes Her” about Serena Williams, Title IX, and how our society monitors women’s anger, particularly black women. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about the Serena-Naomi Osaka match as well as the response from some umpires in the aftermath. We got ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to Kenny Stills and a racist cartoonist, ‘Kaepernick Watch’ and more. Soraya Chemaly Twitter: @schemaly...

Duration:00:30:37

Colin Kaepernick & The Perils of the Swoosh

9/10/2018
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This week we speak about the new Nike ad campaign centered on Colin Kaepernick. We look at this collision of politics and commerce by speaking to Jim Keady, onetime soccer coach at St. John’s who lost his job after standing up to Nike’s deal with the university. We also have commentary from Etan Thomas with a counter-view of this deal and what it means for the movement as well as Colin Kaepernick personally. I also have my own ‘Choice Words’ about the Nike deal, ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit...

Duration:01:05:28

The Predictable Scandals of Urban Meyer

8/30/2018
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This week we speak to USA Today sports columnist Dan Wolken about Ohio State Buckeye football coach Urban Meyer and his three game suspension to start the 2018 season. We talk about the sport of college football, its mounting scandals, the NCAA, and what can be done to change them. We also have Choice Words about Kyrie Irving and his entry into the Standing Rock Sioux community. We also have Just Stand Up and Just Sit Down awards for former ESPN commentator Jemele Hill and Betsy Devos, a...

Duration:00:45:40

The Samoan Pipeline To The NFL

8/6/2018
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This week we speak to Rob Ruck, author of the new book Tropic of Football: the long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL. We talk about the history of American Samoa and the importance of football to the islands. We also have ‘Choice words’ about the Dallas Cowboys, some special Just Stand Up and Just Sit Your Ass Down awards to Lebron James and Urban Meyer, as well as a special Kaepernick watch about an upcoming video game. Rob Ruck Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of...

Duration:00:35:48

Royce White on Mental Heath [Trigger Warning]

7/23/2018
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Former - and we hope future - NBA player Royce White speaks about the suicide of one-time teammate Tyler Honeycutt. White also talks about NBA policy on mental health, his own challenges with the league, and the structural issues that need to be addressed. We also have Choice Words about the NFL owners latest anthem stumble and their inability to move past player protests. We also have ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards, with a shout to Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey...

Duration:00:37:53

Deconstructing Les Bleus

7/16/2018
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This week, we speak to sports journalist and Burn It All Down podcast cohost Shireen Ahmed about the politics of the French World Cup team. Also I’ve got Choice Words about Golden State Warriors All-Star Draymond Green and his trip to Israel. We also got ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ awards to some previous recipients, and more! Shireen Ahmed Twitter: @_shireenahmed_ Burn It All Down Podcast Zirin, On Draymond Green’s ‘Friends of the IDF’ Trip to Israel...

Duration:00:33:20

The World Cup & Remembering John McNamara

7/2/2018
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This week we speak to Duke University professor and author of The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer, Laurent DuBois about the latest in the World Cup. Later in the show, we speak to Sporting News columnist David Steele about his longtime friend, sportswriter John McNamara, who was killed in the mass shooting at the Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. We also got Choice Words about Hockey’s first black player, William O’Ree getting inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame, and...

Duration:00:51:28

The Politics of the 2018 World Cup

6/18/2018
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This week we speak to former US Olympic soccer player and the author of Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics, Jules Boykoff about the politics of the World Cup as well as the games themselves. We also have ‘Choice Words’ about why NFL owners have decided to punish those who protest during the anthem. We also have a ‘Just Stand Up’ and ‘Just Sit Down’ award for Devante Smith-Pelley and Draymond Green respectively. All that and more! Jules Boykoff Twitter: @JulesBoykoff...

Duration:00:44:34