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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


Episode 9: "Good day, sir"

7/3/2017
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In Episode 9 of Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss Colin Kaepernick...again and John McEnroe's comments about Serena. Then, Jessica interviews Stephanie Yang about her piece last week at SB Nation on sexism in coaching in women's soccer (https://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/27/15873624/soccer-female-coaches-sexism). Plus, you'll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:53:23


Episode 8: Pride Party

6/27/2017
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In Episode 8: Pride Party of Burn It All Down, Lindsay Gibbs and Brenda Elsey discuss the current state of LGBTQ issues in sports with Amira Rose Davis and Jen Mac Ramos. Then Shireen Ahmed brings us an interview about roller derby and trans inclusion in sports with Alex Hanna, and Lindsay talks with WNBA star Layshia Clarendon of the Atlanta Dream about the WNBA's journey with LGBTQ inclusion and her experience as a black, gay, non-cisgender athlete. (Note: The audio of the Clarendon...

Duration: 00:57:48


Burn It All Down - Episode 7

6/18/2017
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In Episode 7 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, and Shireen Ahmed discuss FIFA's attempt to combat racism and homophobia, whether the Golden State Warriors will visit the White House, and why the NCAA continues to be terrible. Plus, you'll hear The Burn Pile, Badass Woman of the Week, and Listener Mail!

Duration: 00:27:22


Burn It All Down - Episode 6

6/14/2017
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In Episode 5 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, and Shireen Ahmed discuss LA's bid for the 2024 Olympics, youth soccer, and Shireen's interview with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir. Plus you'll hear The Burn Pile, and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:27:58


Burn It All Down - Episode 5

6/7/2017
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In Episode 5 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss Lebron James and racism in America, the NHL concussion lawsuit, and Lindsay's interview with Reem Abulleil of Sport360. Plus you'll hear The Burn Pile, and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:25:59


Burn It All Down Episode 4

5/31/2017
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In Episode 4 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss the funding issues surrounding the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, the New York Jets' hiring of Collette Smith as a defensive backs coach, and Jessica's interview with Katie Barnes of ESPNW. Plus you'll hear Listener Mail, The Burn Pile, and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:23:42


Burn It All Down, Episode 3

5/27/2017
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In Episode 3 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss Kevin Pillar's suspension, Beth Mowins becoming the first woman to do play-by-play for an NFL game, and Ched Evans' recent comments. Plus you'll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:22:33


Episode 2

5/18/2017
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In this week's episode of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, and Stacey May Fowles discuss the Larry Nassar hearing, the state of women's professional sports, and the troubling silence of women in sports media. Plus, you'll hear The Burn Pile and the Badass Women of the Week!

Duration: 00:37:32


Burn It All Down -- Episode One

5/10/2017
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In the inaugural episode of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, and Lindsay Gibbs discuss racist taunts in Boston, the depressing state of the NFL draft, and FIBA's overturning of the ban on headscarves. Plus you'll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week!

Duration: 00:56:42