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Episode 29: The historic plight of the Black QB, and cool sports you should know and love

11/21/2017
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This week on Burn It All Down, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, and Lindsay Gibbs talk about the coolest sports deserving of a bigger spotlight - like bobsled, short track speed skating, and softball. Amira interviews Simone Lee, volleyball extraordinaire from top-ranked Penn State University. And before heading to the burn pile, the team ponders the historic plight of the Black quarterback. Phaidra Knight, African American, lesbian, and lawyer, is our Badass Woman of the Week as she becomes...

Duration: 00:58:59


Episode 28: Racism in sport, getting ready for the Winter Olympics, and the NWHL’s Kaliya Johnson

11/14/2017
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This week on Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss racism in sport, including recent incidents in soccer and baseball, and share stories they’ve enjoyed about athletes preparing for next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Then Shireen interviews professional ice hockey player, Kaliya Johnson. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile and Bad Ass Woman of the Week. And in a final, special segment, writer and author of Baseball Life Advice,...

Duration: 00:59:51


Episode 27: #MeToo and sports media, happy things in sport, and the NWHL

11/7/2017
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In Episode 26, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss #MeToo, sexual harassment and assault, and sports media; and things in sports that have made them all happy recently (for instance, check out https://www.popovichkerr2020.com/ !!). Then Lindsay interviews Hannah Bevis about the National Women's Hockey League. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com.

Duration: 00:55:48


Episode 26: Decline of football?, diversity in NASCAR, and exclusion of trans athletes from sport

10/31/2017
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In Episode 26, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther welcome their new co-host, Amira Rose Davis, to the Burn It All Down family. The group then discusses whether this is the beginning of the end for football and efforts within NASCAR ranks to increase diversity. Then Shireen interviews Allison Gallagher about the exclusion of trans woman Hannah Mouncey from the Australian Football League's draft. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and...

Duration: 00:53:45


Episode 25: Eni Aluko and racism & sexism in soccer, ESPN & Barstool Sports, and the World Series

10/24/2017
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This week, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss Eni Aluko and the disaster that is the Football Association in England, and ESPN choosing to partner with Barstool Sports. Then Jessica interviews Sports Illustrated's Emma Span about the World Series, bat flips, and #takeaknee in baseball. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com

Duration: 00:54:12


EP 24 BIAD

10/18/2017
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Soccer! The NWSL season in review, World Cup qualifiers, and women's teams in revolt.

Duration: 00:58:45


Episode 23: Cam Newton, sexism & racism, and Mental Health Week with Imani McGee-Stafford

10/11/2017
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This week, Shireen interviews Dr. Amira Rose Davis and Dr. Nicole Neverson about the Cam Newton and Jourdan Rodrigue debacle, and Lindsay interviews WNBA player Imani McGee-Stafford about hope and her challenges with mental health issues. There is a flaming pile that needs burning and incredible women to celebrate in Badass Women of the Week. For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com

Duration: 00:57:20


Episode 22: The NHL and anthem protests, and athletes respond to Hurricane Maria

10/3/2017
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On this weeks show Shireen Ahmed and Jessica Luther talk about the NHL's response to #takeaknee and the anthem protests, the role of race, and our utter exhaustion with people being purposefully ignorant about why people are kneeling. Lindsay Gibbs interviews professional baller Kelsey Bone about the anthem protests and her career. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For more information, check out our website...

Duration: 00:54:06


Episode 21: The NFL and #TakeAKnee

9/26/2017
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On this weeks show Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey talk about NFL protests, #TakeAKnee and the importance of solidarity. Shireen talks to Essence Carson of the LA Sparks about her The Players Tribune piece, athlete activism, music and the WNBA finals. The BIAD team discusses the latest news from Aaron Hernandez' family, CTE and more. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For a transcript of the episode…

Duration: 00:55:58


Episode 20: In solidarity with Jemele Hill

9/19/2017
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Episode 20 of Burn It All Down is dedicated to former guest of the show and all-around badass in sports media, Jemele Hill. This week, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss the uproar over a series of tweets Hill wrote last week, the intersection of sports and politics, and what it really means when we say sports media is "liberal." And we welcome back Dr. Amira Rose Davis to talk about the history of sports, politics, and race. As always,...

Duration: 00:55:26


Episode 19: US Open recap and World Cup qualifying

9/12/2017
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On Episode 19 of Burn It All Down, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther give a recap of the US Open (yay, women’s tennis!) and World Cup qualifying. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What's Good in our worlds. For more information, check out our website http://burnitalldownpod.com.

Duration: 00:41:39


Episode 18: Jemele Hill, Art Briles and second chances, and Maria Sharapova's return

9/5/2017
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On Episode 18 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey and Jessica Luther talk Art Briles and second chances, and Maria Sharapova’s return to the grand slam stage. Then Jessica interviews Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter at 6pm, aka The Six. They talk about being political in public these days, the role of sports in moments like this, and Hill’s Michigan State fandom in the wake of multiple sexual abuse/violence scandals in the athletic department. As...

Duration: 00:52:46


Episode 17: College football is back

8/29/2017
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On Episode 17 of Burn It All Down, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther talk about college football head coaches: the money they pull down, the power they wield, the choices they make. Then we hone in on one particular issue: sexual violence. And Lindsay interviews Ava Wallace, a beat writer for the Washington Post who used to cover UVA football and has recently written about black athletes in Charlottesville. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and...

Duration: 00:45:22


Episode 16: Elliott's suspension appeal, Charlottesville, and FIFA's Players of the Year noms

8/22/2017
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On Episode 16 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther welcome ESPN's Adrienne Lawrence as a guest co-host. We talk about the NFL v NFLPA regarding Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, reactions to Charlottesville and the future of anthem protests, and FIFA's questionable Player of the Year nominations. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What's Good in our worlds. Key Points from this episode: • The Ezekiel Elliot case: The NFL...

Duration: 00:41:21


Episode 15: NCAA student-athletes, Ezekiel Elliott, IAAF, and Andrea Kremer

8/15/2017
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On Episode 15 of Burn It All Down: Brenda Elsey, Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther, and Lindsay Gibbs talk about back-to-school for student athletes, Caster Semenya commentary, and the NFL suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. We catch up on the highlights from the IAAF world championships in London, where Usain Bolt reminds us that athletes are only human after all. Julie also interviewed the amazing Andrea Kremer about the industry’s double standards and her journey from a ballerina...

Duration: 00:52:47


Episode 14: Baseball and Sexual Violence, LA 2028, and Women's Soccer

8/8/2017
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In Episode 14 of Burn It All Down, Lindsay Gibbs and Shireen Ahmed take over to talk about sexual violence in baseball, ruin your excitement about the Olympics coming to Los Angeles, and celebrate the latest happenings in women's soccer. Then, Lindsay talks with Rhiannon Walker, an Associate Editor at The Undefeated, about the rich, complicated history of black people in tennis, and the importance of the American Tennis Association, the oldest black professional sports league. Finally,...

Duration: 01:03:43


Episode 13: NF'nL

8/1/2017
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In Episode 13 of Burn It All Down, the whole gang is back together to discuss the NF'nL. Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther talk about the NFL where domestic violence investigations continue to be terrible, CTE is back at the forefront of the discussion, and where Colin Kaepernick still can’t get a job, Lucky Whitehead can't keep his, and John Urshel doesn't want his anymore. Then Brenda and Shireen interview Ann Odong, expert on all things women's...

Duration: 01:04:26


Episode 12: Wicket!

7/25/2017
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In Episode 12 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss the growing popularity of women's cricket; then Shireen interviews Tracie Leost, Metis runner and activist, about the importance of community building and strength of Native American and Indigenous athletes, and how she used running to draw attention to the crisis of over 3000 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada; followed by a discussion of the current (concerning) state of...

Duration: 01:07:56


Episode 11: Reigning Women

7/18/2017
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In Episode 11 of Burn It All Down, WTA Insider senior writer Courtney Nguyen joins Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther. They ruminate about sexism in tennis, the U.S. Women’s Open being played at Trump National Golf Course, and where Title IX is headed under the new secretary of education. Then they burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week. Intro (1:26) Wimbledon re-cap (4:23) How tennis media treats...

Duration: 01:23:01


Episode 10: Mind Boggling

7/11/2017
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In Episode 10 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther marvel at the way pseudo-science is used to police female athletes’ bodies. They discuss women’s concussions, attempts to regulate women’s natural testosterone levels in track and field, Wimbledon thus far, and check in on Monica González, former captain of Mexican national soccer team after her world record breaking climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro to play in the highest ever regulated soccer match....

Duration: 01:10:12

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