Burn It All Down

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Romy
 May 29, 2019
I love this podcast. It's all of the major sports issues and stories that don't get the coverage they deserve. Thank you for putting this out!

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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.

Episode Date
Ep 124: Body image issues, happy sports stories, interview w/ Iranian WNT coach Katayoun Khosrowyar
01:08:48
In this episode, Lindsay, Shireen, and Amira talk about the FIBA World Cup (2:25); body image issues for women in sports (6:07); and sports stories that are making us happy, for a change (23:40). Then Shireen interviews Iranian national women's team coach, the Persian football legend Katayoun Khosrowyar (35:32). Then, of course, there's the Burn Pile (50:48), BAWOTW (1:00:32), and what's good. ***Lindsay's audio is a bit wonky this week, we apologize for the issue, it will be fixed by next week!***
Sep 18, 2019
WNBA Playoffs Hot Take: Hamby's heave, semifinals preview, and lottery talk
01:04:03
Lindsay Gibbs (BIAD, etc.) talks with Ari Chambers (Bleacher Report, etc.) and Erica Ayala (The Athletic, etc.) about the WNBA playoffs thus far, Dearica Hamby's heroics, WNBA awards, the upcoming WNBA semifinals, and the lottery drawing. There's a lot to cover, so don't believe Lindsay when she says at the beginning that she will make this conversation quick. This is an unedited conversation. You have been warned.
Sep 17, 2019
Ep 123: Live from Nashville -- at AMEND Together’s SHIFT Conference
01:02:12
The crew is all together for this *LIVE* show recorded on September 9, 2019, at the Music City Center in Nashville as part of AMEND Together’s SHIFT Conference, which focuses on challenging and changing a culture that supports gendered violence. (https://www.amendtogether.org/shift) After a short discussion about one wild weekend in sports, [4:10] we dig in by first talking about the ways in which sports culture supports gendered violence and toxic masculinity. [22:37] Then we discuss ways in which sports model inclusive, feminist, and non-toxic practices that might lead us to eradicating some of the bullshit. [43:17] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [57:17] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Bianca Andreescu, [1:00:31] and what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 10, 2019
EP 122: On Ryan Russell's coming out, the divine US Open, and interview w/Jessica Berman
01:09:04
On this week’s show, everybody's on the pod and super excited about BIAD Live in Nashville Monday, September 9th for the Amend Together conference. [4:29] Then we shift gears to consider the significance of NFL free agent Ryan Russell's beautifully penned announcement that he is bisexual. [14:00] Then Jessica chats with the National Lacrosse League's Deputy Commissioner about her new position. [27:18]. Finally, Shireen leads the group in Brenda's favorite game of "What are you watching?" Co-hosts chat about the wonderful U.S. Open, Champion's League draw, and Copa Libertadores. [44:00] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [58:55]] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week [1:00:53] and what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 03, 2019
Ep 121: An interview with Juventus FC star Eni Aluko and (American) Football is Back
01:13:59
On this week’s show, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica get things started by talking about the US Open. [6:17] Then we mix it up a bit. Listen back to a segment from Episode 25 (October 2017). In it, Lindsay, Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica discussed the racial abuse former English national soccer player Eniola Aluko faced from her former coach, the lack of support from other players, and the problems with racism within the English FA generally. [16:11] Then Shireen interviews Aluko, now a Juventus FC superstar, Guardian columnist, and author of the forthcoming book They Don't Teach This. The book is out Thursday, August 29. Shireen and Eni chat about Aluko’s writing journey and she shares some of the incredible lessons she has learned. [34:12] Finally, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica talk American football because somehow we are already in late August this year and football season is upon us. [57:38] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:06:08] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring National Pro Fastpitch’s USSSA Pride, [1:08:48] and what is good in our worlds. [1:12:31] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 27, 2019
Ep 120: MLS "dumb as fuck" Policy, an interview w/ Britni de la Cretaz, and Tokyo 2020 Olympics
01:09:45
After discussing the twatwafflery of Barstool Sports at the top of the show, Brenda, Shireen and Jessica talk about the MLS "dumb as fuck" No political display policy. [6:41] Then Brenda interviews sports writer Britni de la Cretaz about an important story in Iowa girls basketball history [17:56] Finally, the crew delves into the problematic issues around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [33:39] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [48:44] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Bianca Andreescu, [58:38] and what is good in our worlds. [1:02:38] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 21, 2019
Hot Take: The Aurora Games
00:16:38
Jessica interviews women's ice hockey coaching legend Digit Murphy about next week's Aurora Games (https://auroragamesfestival.com/), "a multi-sport, multi-country, multi-day event showcasing the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture and was created as a platform for “women to take center stage”." The Games will run from Tuesday, August 20, to Sunday, August 25. If you can't make it to Albany to watch The Games in person, ESPNU will be airing them. You can follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuroraGamesFest. Coach Murphy, who has her own podcast called Grit (https://soundcloud.com/user-997844243-156547457), will be coaching Team USA in women's ice hockey on Friday, August 23, at 7pm ET.
Aug 17, 2019
Ep 119: Mental Health in Sports, Cheating in Sports, and an interview with Devereaux Peters
01:17:17
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, Amira, and Jessica talk about the WNBA fight this past weekend [9:05] before they turn their attention to mental health in sports. [23:59] Then Lindsay interviews former Notre Dame and WNBA Star Devereaux Peters about the launch of her new production company, More than 94, and how to improve the media coverage of the WNBA. [38:16] Finally, the gang discusses cheating in sports. [53:07] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:04:56] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Hinako Shibuno, [1:08:18] and what is good in our worlds. [1:16:01] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 13, 2019
Ep 118: Conrad Mainwaring + Abuse in Track (TW), Sports Mascots and Meg Linehan on the NWSL/USWMNT
01:04:03
On this week's show Amira, Brenda, and Lindsay discuss the decades of abuse allegations against former UCLA Track Coach Conrad Mainwaring [3:00]. Shireen interviews women's soccer expert, Meg Linehan who provides updates and insights on the NWSL and USWNT [18:55]. Then the crew indulges Amira's curiosity about sports mascots and talk about the funny, the scary, the offensive and the truly strange ones[39:12]. Of course, you'll hear our Burn Pile [51:30] our BAWOTW [57:35] and tell you what's good in our worlds [59:50]
Aug 07, 2019
Ep 117: Colonialism and Sport in Puerto Rico and PanAm Games Lima 2019
01:00:14
On this week’s show, Amira, Brenda, and Shireen discuss WNBA All Star-game [6:00] Then they discuss the history of sport and colonialism in the US in light of Puerto Rican protests [22:30] Brenda interviews Júlia Belas, a Brazilian journalist, who explains the landscape of media and diversity in Brazil, what's happened since WWC, and Pia Sundhage as new head coach [33:22] Finally, the crew discusses their excitement over the Pan-Am and Para-Pan Games in Lima Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [43:51] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Allyson Felix [52:52]] and what is good in our worlds. [54:07] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jul 31, 2019
Ep 116: Women’s Soccer post-World Cup and domestic violence policies in sports
01:01:28
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, Shireen, and Jessica talk about Dan LeBatard calling out ESPN’s no-Politics policy. [8:32] Then they turn their attention to women’s soccer in the wake of the World Cup. [24:08] Finally, the gang discusses domestic violence policies in sports leagues. [41:41] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [51:03] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Li Na, [54:56] and what is good in our worlds. [1:00:24] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jul 24, 2019
Ep 115: Wimbledon!!! The World University Games, and Anne Orchier from Nolympics LA
01:12:58
On this week’s show, Brenda, Lindsay, Shireen and Jessica talk WNBA All-Star rosters. [2:42] The crew discusses the exciting happenings of Wimbledon. [7:23] Lindsay interviews Anne Orchier, an organizer with Nolympics LA, about their quest to stop the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, and the upcoming transnational gathering of anti-Olympics organizers in Tokyo. [22:39] And to round out the episode, the team talks about a fascinating sports tournament: the World University Games. [40:01] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [52:22],and our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Sifan Hassan. [1:03:54] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jul 16, 2019
Ep 114: Women’s World Cup Wrap Up and Naasira Mohammed on the Men’s Cricket World Cup
01:23:01
On this week’s show, Shireen, Brenda, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica make an announcement about our next live recording in Nashville on Monday, September 9. [4:02] Then we do our Women’s World Cup wrap up. [39:05] And Shireen interviews former sports journalist Naasira Mohammed who is now the Full-time Media Officer West Indies Women's Cricket team, and holds the same position part-time with the men's cricket team, about the Men’s Cricket World Cup. [58:53] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:11:16] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Coco Gauff and the US Women’s National Team [1:13:55] and what is good in our worlds. [1:21:57] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jul 08, 2019
Hot Take: Women's World Cup Final and 3rd Place Game Preview
00:24:43
Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica preview the Women's World Cup final and 3rd place game.
Jul 06, 2019
Ep 113: Colonialism and race at the Women’s World Cup, WWC takeaways, and Jennifer Doyle on VAR
01:17:17
On this week’s show, Shireen, Brenda, Amira, and Jessica talk about what other sports than the Women’s World Cup they are watching. [6:40] Then the gang discusses the intersection of women’s soccer, colonialism, race, and racism at the WWC. [24:11] Brenda interview Dr. Jennifer Doyle about Video Assistant Referees (VAR) and the gender politics of it all. [45:02] And they talk about their takeaways, so far, from the WWC. [57:49] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:07:40] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Megan Rapinoe [1:10:17] and what is good in our worlds. [1:16:00] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jul 02, 2019
Ep 112: VAR & PKs, Women's World Cup Activism and an interview with beach volley pro Geena Urango
01:04:51
The whole squad is together again! Jessica, Lindsay, Shireen, Brenda, and Amira dive right into a discussion about VAR (video assisted referee)technology and penalty kicks. [3:02] Jessica interviews pro-beach volleyball player Geena Urango about how she got into the sport, the mental aspect of the game, how you find a partner to play beach volleyball with, and pay equity. [20:27] Then the crew discusses the Women's World Cup and Activism. [31:42] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [43:04] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the formidable soccer prophet MARTA [56:12] and what is good in our worlds. [57:59] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jun 26, 2019
Hot Take: BBC Sport Africa's Janine Anthony on Africa's success in the Women's World Cup
00:29:41
Hot Take: BBC Sport Africa's Janine Anthony on Africa's success in the Women's World Cup by Burn It All Down
Jun 22, 2019
Ep. 111: Women's World Cup, NBA/NHL finals, and Ultimate Frisbee
01:07:37
This week, Lindsay and Amira hold down the fort and review the NBA and NHL finals (1:54), talk goal celebrations and phenomenal goalkeepers at the Women's World Cup (21:04), and then Amira talks to Eileen Murray about the brand new Premiere Ultimate League and discusses the ways in which they are striving for equity and inclusion in the sport of Ultimate Frisbee(36:55). Of course, there's the Burn Pile (54:50), BAWOTW (1:01:00) and What's Good (1:04:09) To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jun 19, 2019
Ep 110: Fun in France! The French Open, World Cup + Canadian Soccer Star Erin Mcleod
01:13:42
All the fun seems to be in France this week as Amira, Lindsay, and Brenda chat about the French Open and the start of the Women's World Cup! Plus Shireen interviews Canadian Soccer Star Erin McLeod!
Jun 13, 2019
Hot Take: Women's World Cup Group Previews
00:51:21
On this hot take, we took our Women's World Cup group stage previews from Episode 107 and Episode 108 and merged them together for a one big WWC Group Preview.
Jun 06, 2019
Ep 109: Mega Women's World Cup Preview including Julie Foudy and Ayisat Yusuf
01:42:05
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica first quickly talk about the French Open [7:06] before our GIANT Women’s World Cup preview what we think will be the biggest storylines, group stage games we are looking forward to, predictions on who will win the golden boot, and which surprise teams will make it to the knockout round. [41:02] Then we have TWO huge interviews. First, Shireen talks with Ayisat Yusuf, a former Nigerian international and Olympian. This decorated Super Falcon is now working as a coach and educator with grassroots soccer communities in Finland. [1:04:03] Then Jessica talks with Julie Foudy, former captain of the US Women’s National Team, 2-time World Cup champion, and 2-time gold medalist, about the 1999 World Cup, what needs to change in women’s soccer, and predictions for this year’s Cup. [1:23:22] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:33:00] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring once again, Caster Semenya [1:35:28] and what is good in our worlds. [1:40:31] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jun 04, 2019
Ep 108: Women's World Cup Hype (pt. 2), Softball, and Pregnant Athletes
01:23:50
On this week’s show, Shireen, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the Raptors [7:11] before previewing groups D, E, F of the Women's World Cup in France. [31:22] Then Amira talks to professional softball player AJ Andrews, former college softball standout at LSU and the first woman to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove award. They chat about softball as a revenue sport, the National Pro Fastpitch’s lack of professional options and the importance of role models of color in the game. [46:38] Then the gang discusses the recent pieces addressing how Nike has failed pregnant athletes and the intersection of reproductive rights and sports. [1:03:18] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:15:16] our Bad Ass Women of the Week, starring Furdiki Sherpa and Nima Doma Sherpa, [1:18:02] and what is good in our worlds. [1:22:46] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
May 28, 2019
Hot Take: NCAA Softball Super Regionals w/ AJ Andrews
00:11:40
In this Hot Take, Amira chats with softball superstar, AJ Andrews, about the NCAA College Softball Postseason, including teams and players to watch and why the SEC keeps on dominating.
May 26, 2019
Hot Take: Super Extended WNBA 2019 Season Preview w/ Lindsay, Erica, and Ari
01:25:50
Lindsay Gibbs chats with two of her favorites, Ari Chambers of We Are Jayla, and Erica Ayala of The Athletic and the NWHL. They break down each team's 2019 prospects. They forget to talk about the Leilani Mitchell saga, please forgive them. Follow @WeAreJayla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearejayla/ Subscribe to The Athletic's new WNBA vertical, which Lindsay and Erica are both contributing to, as beat reporters for the Washington Mystics and New York Liberty, respectively. https://theathletic.com/984508/2019/05/20/the-athletics-expanded-wnba-coverage-will-include-on-the-ground-reporting-of-all-12-teams/
May 24, 2019
Ep 107: Women's World Cup Hype, Interview with Brazilian legend Sissi, and WNBA
01:23:42
On this week’s show, the gang's all here! Amira, Brenda, Jessica, Lindsay, and Shireen preview groups A, B, C of the Women's World Cup in France [6:09], Brenda interviews legendary Brazilian soccer player, Sissi, the Golden Boot winner of the 1999 World Cup to talk about her memories of that tournament and the state of women's soccer in Brazil [34:29]; and we get excited about the WNBA happenings, including hiring a commissioner and Liz Cambage's trade! [51:32] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:01:31] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Women's Champion's League winners Olympique Lyonnais, and what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
May 21, 2019
Hot Take at NYU: Women's World Cup
00:39:21
Brenda and Shireen are joined by the indomitable Stephanie Yang for a Hot Take on the Women's World Cup. Recorded at New York University's Institute of Public Knowledge for the 2019 Women's World Cup Symposium on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
May 19, 2019
Ep 106: The Champions Leagues, HomoClimbtastic, and Racism in Baseball
01:08:18
On this week’s show, Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica are joined by guest co-host and show favorite, Shakeia Taylor. After the gang talks about Adam Silver stating that he’d like more women refs and coaches in the NBA, [5:45] they turn their attention to the Champions Leagues, both the men’s and women’s. [18:57] Then Amira sits down with Hilary Malatino to talk about the Rock Climbing Organization they co-organize, HomoClimbtastic, which hosts the largest Climbing Convention of LGBTQIA+ climbers every year. [31:08] And the gang discusses baseball, race, racism, Tim Anderson, the White House, and athlete protest. [50:30] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [59:38] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Calgary Inferno, [1:01:50] and what is good in our worlds. [1:06:19] **For this month’s Patreon-only segment, we are doing listener mail. If you have a question you’d like us to answer, you have until the end of day Friday, May 17 to send an email either through the contact form on our website http://www.burnitalldownpod.com or to our email burnitalldownpod at gmail.com. Please write I HAVE A QUESTION as the subject of the email.** To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
May 14, 2019
Hot Take: Mother's Day 2019
00:29:07
Amira and Shireen talk about the significance of Mother's Day, acts of mothering, athletes who are Moms, the complications of this day and how it can be difficult for a lot of people, and a lot more. The co-hosts reflect on their journeys as Mamas. Happy Mother's Day from the BIAD Team.
May 12, 2019
Ep 105: "Necessary Discrimination" & Caster Semenya, Dr.Katrina Karkazis, and Women's Hockey Boycott
01:17:04
At the top of the show Shireen, Jessica, and Lindsay talk about Halima Adan on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue [2:16], the show features an interview from Episode 52 with Dr. Katrina Karkazis (7:40), they get into the decision to reject the appeal of South African runner Caster Semenya [29:14] and then the crew dives into the complexities about the women's hockey collective that is boycotting women's hockey leagues in North America. [42:77] Then, of course, we have the Burn Pile, [1:01:48] BAWOTW, [1:09:04] and What's Good! [1:11:27] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
May 08, 2019
Ep 104: NFL draft recap, enabling abusers in sports, and gender equity in snowboarding
01:07:34
The BIAD crew gets caught up on the NBA and NFL playoffs, [5:10] discusses the NFL draft, [17:30] and talks about the way sports leagues enable abusers such as Tyreek Hill and Justin Gimelstob. [35:17] Then Jessica interviews Anne-Flore Marxer, a Freeride World Tour Champion snowboarder, who has directed a new documentary about Iceland and gender equity titled "A Land Shaped by Women.” [46:35] Then, of course, we have the Burn Pile, [56:34] BAWOTW, [59:42] and What's Good! [1:06:27] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
May 01, 2019
Ep 103: Trolling women in sport twitter, MLB's Renee Tirado, and Minnesota Lynx's Cheryl Reeve
01:19:17
This week, Lindsay, Brenda, Jessica, and Shireen discuss the persistent bullying of women who write on sport in social media(2:16), Amira Rose Davis interviews interviews Major League Baseball’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Renee Tirado, about her work to bring women into baseball’s front office and make the sport more inclusive to Black and Brown fans, players, and communities (20:39), and Lindsay Gibbs chats with Minnesota Lynx's head coach Cheryl Reeve on the challenges the team has faced, WNBA draft and state of women in sport (39:40) Finally, we have the Burn Pile (1:01:26)),BAWOTW (101:54), and What's Good (109:23). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Apr 24, 2019
Hot Take: The Women's Hockey Worlds and how to Finnish Our Heartbreak
00:19:38
Shireen speaks with Meredith Foster, Nordic Hockey expert and The Ice Garden writer about the dramatic IIHF Women's Hockey final between USA and Finland. They talk what happened, why it happened and what's next.
Apr 19, 2019
Ep 102: Kyle Korver and white allyship, Steubenville rape documentary, and marketing female athletes
01:11:00
This week, Lindsay, Amira, and Shireen discuss the NHL (or maybe NBA?) playoffs (2:10), and dive into Kyle Korver's Players Tribune essay on white privilege and what it means to be an ally (6:53). Jessica Luther interviews interviews Nancy Schwartzman, director of the film Roll, Red, Roll, a documentary about the 2012 sexual assault case in Steubenville, Ohio, that involved multiple members of the high school football team (25:29). Then, the group reconvenes to discuss the WNBA draft, NWSL season launch, and the marketing of female athletes (39:48). Finally, we have the Burn Pile (54:42),BAWOTW (101:54), and What's Good (105:48). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Apr 16, 2019
Hot Take: 2019 WNBA Draft
00:30:37
Lindsay is joined by Ari Chambers of High Post Hoops and Natalie Weiner of SB Nation to break down the winners and losers of the 2019 WNBA Draft.
Apr 12, 2019
Ep 101: The CWHL vs. the AAF, Liz Knox of the CWHL on the CWHL, and abusive female coaches
01:11:02
On this week’s show, Amira, Shireen, and Jessica start by talking about Kelly Cates literally being left behind by her colleagues Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. [4:56] Then they turn to the shocking shut down of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, first comparing it to the short-lived and also now-defunct Alliance of American Football [17:30] before Shireen interviews Markham Thunder goalie and CWHL Players Association co-chair Liz Knox about the league folding, the reactions, and what's next. [36:50] Finally, the gang discuss abusive female coaches and how gender affects how we talk about them. [49:49] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [59:07] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Calgary Inferno, [1:02:16] and what is good in our worlds. [1:09:51] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Apr 10, 2019
Hot Take: Women's Final Four
00:21:30
Jessica and Lindsay talk about the women's Final Four, the championship game, [10:06] and gender equity in coaching. Lindsay's piece, "Muffet McGraw is done hiring men" https://thinkprogress.org/this-top-womens-college-basketball-coach-is-done-hiring-men-5f3b6d06609b/ Muffet McGraw's viral comments: https://twitter.com/ncaawbb/status/1113842633481310212 Natalie Weiner's piece, "Muffet McGraw’s Notre Dame team is playing for more than a W" https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2019/4/6/18298209/muffet-mcgraw-notre-dame-final-four-playing-for-more-than-a-w To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Apr 08, 2019
Ep 100: March Madness. And Doris Burke.
01:11:35
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, Amira, and Jessica talk Giannis Antetokounmpo and the young artist who stole our hearts. [5:26] Then the gang discusses March Madness, male coaches v. female coaches, Chennedy Carter, and games we’ve enjoyed in the tournament. [24:16] And Jessica interviews Doris Burke, the first woman to be a full-time NBA game analyst for ESPN on the national level, the woman Drake crushes on everyday, and one of the best in-game and post-game reporters in all the land. [52:09] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:02:17] our Bad Ass Women of the Week, starring the Calgary Inferno, [1:04:36] and what is good in our worlds. [1:10:02] Listen for a couple surprise appearances by Shireen! To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Apr 02, 2019
Ep 99: WWC 2023 Bid Process, Mental Health & the NBA, and Powerlifter Dr. Melissa Forbis
01:09:06
At the top of the show, Brenda, Shireen, and Lindsay talk about ESPN releasing the NCAA WBB bracket early and ruining the party- literally. [2:11] Then the crew talk about the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 bid process and some of the countries vying to host, and what is means for the future of women's football. [7:37] Brenda chats with elite Powerlifter and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Melissa Forbis about the sport, strength and feminism. [21:12] The women talk about Mental Health awareness and the NBA plus Adam Silver's unnecessary and tone deaf commentary. [39:01] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [49:54] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Canadian Tennis player Biana Andreescu, [57:01] and an extra long segment of what is good in our worlds. Because why not? [1:02:28] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Mar 26, 2019
Ep 98: College Admission Scandal, Racist Fan Culture, and Katie Sowers on Coaching in the NFL
01:11:55
At the top of the show, Brenda, Shireen, Jessica and Lindsay talk about Odell Beckham Jr.'s trade and his awesome friendship Kimberly Jones. [2:38] Then the crew digs into the MASSIVE College Admission corruption scandal making headlines, and the issues around classism and racism that ensued. [6:36] Then Lindsay interviews the phenomenal Katie Sowers an Offensive Assistant Coach with the San Francisco 49ers. [23:28] The crew talks about toxic fan culture and how it affects athletes, and sports in general. [38:00] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [51:54] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Argentine Women's Soccer Team that pushed for a new league in the federation, [1:02:20] and what is good in our worlds. [1:05:28] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Mar 19, 2019
Ep 97: Live from New York F'ing City - International Women's Day 2019!
00:49:14
The crew's all together for the first time and recorded LIVE from Columbia University on March 8, 2019. We announced the breaking news of the USWNT lawsuit for equal pay. Then we discuss women in coaching, both the challenges and importance of representation. In honor of International Women's Day, each co-host focused on a woman athlete they thought deserved more attention. Of course, we all set things we hated this week in sports aflame in the Burn Pile and celebrated the wonderful accomplishments of women in the Bad Ass Women of the Week. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Mar 12, 2019
Ep 96: Pre-Women’s World Cup Tourneys, the NBA right now, and Islamophobia in sport
01:07:16
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, Shireen, and Jessica talk about our live taping THIS FRIDAY in New York City (2pm, Columbia’s campus, Stabile Student Center in Pulitzer Hall). [5:55] Then we talk about a whole host of pre-Women’s World Cup tournaments happening now and what, if anything, we are learning about what we will see in France this summer. [17:15] Shireen interviews Rim-Sarah Alouane about a French sportswear company’s decision to pull a sports hijab from their line due to Islamophobic attacks and pressure. [39:15] Then we talk about the NBA season right now. [47:45] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [57:30] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Toni Harris, [1:00:20] and what is good in our worlds. [1:05:46] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Mar 05, 2019
Ep 95: WoSo, Interviews w/ Katie Barnes on transphobia, & Susan Shepard on sex-trafficking + sport
01:19:44
On this week’s show, we start with a discussion about Zion Williamson and how NCAA exploits athlete. [3:01] First up. Brenda, Amira, Shireen, and Jessica discuss Women's Soccer and how its struggles continue. [9:55] Jessica interviews Katie Barnes of espnW about Martina Navratilova’s op-ed arguing against the inclusion of trans athletes in sport, the sexism underlying this argument, and the harm these arguments do, especially to trans kids. [28:30] Then Lindsay talks with journalist Susan Elizabeth Shepard to get a media literacy lesson related to the news that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged on two counts of soliciting prostitution in a sex trafficking-related bust at massage parlors in Florida. [44:43] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [58:20] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Joni Taylor Head Coach of University of Georgia women’s basketball, [1:09:20] and what is good in our worlds. [1:11:49] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Feb 26, 2019
Ep 94: Kaepernick settles but effects of his protest continue; American Ninja Warrior Meagan Martin
01:09:32
On this week’s show, we kick it off with BIG Burn It All Down news (don’t miss this!). [6:04] Then Lindsay, Brenda, Shireen, and Jessica have a two-parter about Kaepernick. First up, we discuss his and Eric Reid’s settlement of their collusion case against the NFL and who, if anyone, is the winner here. [18:46] Then we talk about the still ongoing effects of the protest Kaepernick started back in the fall of 2016. [32:44] Finally, Shireen interviews professional rock climber and American Ninja Warrior Meagan Martin. [50:38] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:00:53] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the cheerleaders from NC A&T, [1:04:12] and what is good in our worlds. [1:08:04] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Feb 19, 2019
Ep 93: Art Briles & the Baylor backstory, fave non-apologies, & quadruple-double queen Shakyla Hill
01:06:22
This week, we talk about Art Briles and the Baylor backstory(6:45); Lindsay interviews Grambling State's Shakyla Hill on her historic second quadruple double, the magic of HBCUs, and her WNBA dreams (25:39); and the best/worst non-apologies (37:15). Then, as always, there's the Burn Pile (51:26); BAWOTW (58:58); and What's Good (1:01:30). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Feb 12, 2019
Ep 92: Black History Month, NBA Free Agency gossip fun, and Renee Hess on Black Girl Hockey Club
01:22:01
Amira, Brenda, Lindsay, and Shireen revel in the fun gossip that surrounds NBA trade deadlines [1:29]. Shireen interviews Professor Renee Hess on the fascinating Black Girl Hockey Club [18:02]. Then, the crew kicks off Black history month with a discussion of the month's roots and the Black athletes on their minds this February [38:.40]. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile [1:01:19], our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Raquel Barbosa [1:12:20] and what’s good in our world [1:14:59]. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Feb 05, 2019
Hot Take: Shakeia Taylor on The Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees and the BBWAA
00:21:16
Shireen chats with Burn It All Down baseball guru Shakeia Taylor about the most recent Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, the process by which they are selected, and why that process must be burned.
Feb 01, 2019
Ep 91: Women ace hockey, Australian Open re-cap, Mina Kimes on NFL, and warming up to Superbowl LIII
01:16:47
The gang’s all here! In episode 91, Amira, Brenda, Jessica, Lindsay, and Shireen marvel at women acing ice hockey and that it still shocks people [2:24]. Then they recap the exciting tennis at the Australian Open [10:16]. Jessica interviews ESPN’s Mina Kimes on the upcoming Super Bowl LIII between the Pats and the Rams, what surprised Kimes about the season and her thoughts on the league and gendered violence [20:37]. Then, the crew thinks through the politics of the spectacle, stadium, and unsung heroes of the Super Bowl [36:02]. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile [56:43], our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Naomi Osaka [1:08:50] and what’s good in our world [1:12:03]. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jan 30, 2019
Hot Take: Liz Cambage, Maya Moore, and WNBA free agency drama
00:36:25
Lindsay talks with Ari Chambers and Jasmine Baker of High Post Hoops to discuss Liz Cambage's demand for a trade, Maya Moore maybe sitting out, and all the drama of upcoming free agency.
Jan 29, 2019
Ep 90: Coaching and Women/ Women Coaching, Ally Quinney on Women in Combat Sports, and SPORTING JOY
01:11:10
*This week's episode is dedicated to the MSU and USA Gymnastic survivors as it is one year anniversary of the Nassar's sentencing hearings* Shireen, Brenda, Lindsay, and Jessica open the show up with a discussion on the Gillette's advertisement and male tears [2:58]. Then the crew talks about coaching and what can be better, and how women are included or excluded [7:29], Brenda interviews Florida State University doctoral student Ally Quinney on the UFC, MMA and the history of women in combat sports [19:36], and then the team talks about specific athletes and moments in sports that bring them joy [36:03]. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile [50:22], our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Haley Carter and Kelly Lindsey [1:01:33], and what is good in our worlds [1:05:19]. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jan 22, 2019
Hot Take: NWSL Draft and Sky Blue Updates with Steph Yang
00:25:56
Steph Yang joins Lindsay to talk about the 2019 NWSL draft, Washington Spirit ownership, and the latest problems with Sky Blue FC.
Jan 17, 2019
Ep 89: the NFL’s Rooney Rule, end of sporting careers, and fighting trans discrimination
01:02:14
On this week’s show, Amira, Brenda, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the Rooney Rule in the NFL and what needs to change, [18:57] the end of sporting careers and why they can be so challenging for athletes, [31:45] and Jessica interviews with Christina Ginther, a trans woman who recently won a discrimination suit against a women’s tackle football team and league. [43:53] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [54:48] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Thembi Kgatlana and with a special shout out to Maori Davenport, [58:07] and what is good in our worlds. [1:01:05] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Jan 15, 2019
Ep 88: Fixing amateurism, continued corruption and abuse in WoSo, and tennis with Caitlin Thompson
01:12:24
For our first episode of 2019, Lindsay, Shireen, Jessica, and Brenda talk about a rare moment of joy in U.S. politics (3:22); celebrate the national championship game by talking about how to fix amateurism (9:20); Lindsay interviews Caitlin Thompson about Racquet Magazine and the Australian Open (26:50) ; and the group discusses the ongoing corruption in global soccer, particularly in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal with the Afghanistan national team. (42:50) As always, there's the Burn Pile (58:00), BAWOTW (1:06:35), and What's Good (1:08:07).
Jan 08, 2019
Ep 87: The Best of Burn it All Down 2018, part 2
01:03:29
This week’s show is part 2 of the best of Burn It All Down 2018! We feature three of our favorite interviews from this year: 1)Wyomia Tyus, the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, was interviewed by Amira Rose Davis in episode 54. [21:30] 2)Gaby Gartón, goalkeeper for Argentine national women's team and sociologist of sport, joined Brenda Elsey in episode 46 [38:33] and 3) Jessica Luther interviewed Mary Carillo, former professional tennis player, tennis commentator, Emmy-winning reporter for HBO Real Sports, and Olympic commentator in episode 74. [51:21] Then, the gang all talks about what they're looking forward to in 2019 (WWC 2019!) [1:03:17] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Dec 31, 2018
Ep 86: The Best of Burn It All Down 2018, part 1
01:21:07
This week’s show is part 1 of 2 where we recap the best of 2018 in sports and the best of Burn It All Down. After the gang talks about their favorite sports moments from this year, [13:27] we play three of our favorite segments from 2018: 1) from episode 42 in February, when Amira, Brenda, and Lindsay discussed the “woke” Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue; [31:40] 2) from episode 49 in April, when Shireen, Lindsay, Amira, and Jessica talked about the relationship between Kobe Bryant and women’s basketball; [47:34] and 3) our massive burn pile from episode 38 in January where each of the five of us picked one aspect around the Larry Nassar case to throw on the fire and burn into oblivion. [1:18:44] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Dec 24, 2018
Hot Take: Mina Ahmadi and Haley Carter of the Afghanistan Women's National Football Team
00:26:01
Shireen speaks with Mina Ahmadi and Haley Carter of the Afghanistan Women's Football Team about unjust contracts, accusations of sexual abuse in the Federation by officials, where they are now, and the team mission.
Dec 23, 2018
Ep 85: How USOC and USAG Enabled Nassar, Lack of Diversity in Sports Media but We Share Our Faves
01:06:44
The whole team is together for the last recorded episode of 2018! To wrap up the year, Amira, Jessica, Shireen, Brenda and Lindsay begin with a discussion about seasonal movies. [6:27] The women talk about the developments in the Nassar case and the most recent 267 paged report released by Ropes & Gray on how he was grossly enabled by USOC and USAG, and why this isn't the most widely covered story in sports. [22:18] Then the BIAD crew speaks about the ridiculous and non-shocking lack of diversity in sports media, but then they use the segment to amplify the work of amazing folks in sports media who might be under the radar. [36:14] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [49:40] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week - Rachael Denhollander, [53:04] and a lovely and extra-long what is good in our worlds. [1:05:05] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Dec 18, 2018
Hot Take: The Los Angeles Sparks hire Derek Fisher as their head coach
00:21:41
Erica Ayala joins Lindsay Gibbs to discuss the Sparks' controversial decision to hire Derek Fisher as head coach. They talk about the not-so-thorough search, the limited opportunities for women in coaching, double standards, and the revelation that Fisher heads up the division of a predatory lending agency that preys on broke athletes.
Dec 17, 2018
Ep 84: Women's Soccer Despite Men, & interviews w/ WNBA's Monique Billings & hockey host Amrit Gill
01:05:09
On this week's show Shireen starts the episode with a heartfelt message and clarification to all the Kiwi listeners. [3:43] Then Jessica, Shireen, Brenda and Lindsay have a discussion about the NCAA women's hoops drama that unfolded between UConn and Notre Dame. [8:20] The women chat/vent about Ada Hegerberg and the Ballon d'Or plus the unfortunate existence of Martin Solveig on the stage, the FIFA 2019 Women's World Cup Draw. [24:55] Jessica interviews WNBA Atlanta Dream player Monique Billings about her rookie season, her YouTube content, and her experience playing in China. [37:38] Shireen chats with Amrit Gill of Punjabi Hockey Night in Canada about Wickfest, and diversity in hockey and in hockey media, and changing the face of what hockey looks like in Canada. [49:04] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [59:18] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week - Ada Hegerberg, [1:01:14] and what is good in our worlds. [1:03:35] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Dec 12, 2018
Ep 83: Racism & sexism in coaching, the NFL & domestic violence, and an interview w/ Gloria Nevarez
01:16:03
On this week’s show, the whole crew is together again! After wrapping up the Women’s World Cup U17, [8:03] Brenda, Amira, Lindsay, Jessica, and Shireen talk about racism and sexism in coaching. [21:52] Then Jessica interviews Gloria Nevarez, the commissioner of the DI West Coast Conference. [33:08] And, once again, the gang talks about the intersection of domestic violence and the NFL. [49:11] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, [1:02:32] our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Dawn Staley, [1:04:47] and what is good in our worlds. [1:14:20] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Dec 04, 2018
Ep. 82: Bad redemption narratives, insulting WoSo contracts, and college football w/ Nicole Auerbach
01:08:51
In this episode, the crew talks about Thanksgiving food, [6:35] bad redemption narratives, based on the recent profiles of Kobe Bryant and Adrian Peterson; [27:19] Lindsay interviews Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic about the NCAA college football season, and the latest developments at Ohio State and Maryland; [44:26] and they dive into atrocious women's soccer contracts. [58:22] As always, there's Burn Pile, [1:04:12] Bad Ass Women of the Week, [1:05:16] and What's Good. [1:07:49] To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Nov 28, 2018
Ep 81: U17 FIFA WWC, the NHL and concussions, and Dr. Rachel Allison on her new book!
01:06:32
On this week's show Shireen, Brenda and Lindsay open the episode with a discussion about the validity of using flatulence as a strategy at Grand Slam of Darts (2:00). The women talk about the U17 Women's World Cup, the development of the teams, youth soccer and how and why it might not translate into successful women's programs (6:02). Brenda interviews Dr. Rachel Allison about her new book "Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer" (20:00). Then the gang discusses the NHL, concussions and the court case, and how the league is miserably failing the players (36:11). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (49:20), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week - Claressa Shields!!! - (57:40), and what is good in our worlds (1:00:23). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Nov 20, 2018
Ep 80: Sports and Politics, a preview of the women’s bball season, and an interview w/ Janet O’Shea
01:06:29
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, and Jessica are joined by guest co-host Erica Ayala. After laughing about a new statue of Mo Salah (5:41), the gang talks about the many overlaps of Sports and Politics (22:36). Then Brenda interview Dr. Janet O’Shea about what play can offer today’s society and O’Shea’s experiences as a martial arts practitioner (39:39). Then we get into the brand new women’s collegiate basketball season (48:44). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (58:05), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Alexa Moreno (1:01:19), and what is good in our worlds (1:05:14). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Nov 13, 2018
Ep 79: The WNBA players opt out of their CBA, the NFL Players Coalition, and fight doctor Linda Dahl
01:09:24
On this week’s show, all 5 co-hosts are back together again. After celebrating the reception Red Sox manager Alex Cora received in Puerto Rico (5:31), Amira, Brenda, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the WNBA players deciding to opt out of their collective bargaining agreement with the league (19:32). Then the gang discusses the NFL Players Coalition, Eric Reid, Malcolm Jenkins, and the messiness of organizing (31:22). And Shireen interviews Dr. Linda Dahl, one of the few women to serve as a ringside doctor for the New York Athletic Commission, about her punchy new book "Tooth and Nail: The Making of a Female Fight Doctor" (45:23). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (59:05), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring Alexa Moreno (1:02:07), and what is good in our worlds (1:07:55). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Nov 06, 2018
EP 78: Prize Money for Women's WWC, Toxic Cultures in Maryland Football, and Nicole McClure
01:03:55
Lindsay, Brenda, and Shireen start this week's show with a chat about Rihanna not giving any f*cks about the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, (5:02) then talk about FIFA increasing their commitment to the women's game (*laugh*) by increasing prize money for the Women's World Cup (16:45). Then Brenda interviews Nicole McClure, veteran Goalkeeper for the Jamaican National Team and their journey to their first World Cup berth (30:54). After that, the gang talks about the toxic culture in the Maryland Football program (49:19). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (57:46), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, spotlight on Simone Biles (1:00:05), and what is good in our worlds (1:03:11). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Oct 31, 2018
Ep 77: What is the NCAA for, what’s wrong w/ USA Gymnastics, and an interview w/ Layshia Clarendon
01:06:42
On this week’s show, Brenda, Lindsay, and Jessica chat about NBA fights and the World Series matchup (5:25), before delving into a discussion (burn of?) the latest with the NCAA and so-called amateurism (25:19). Then Jessica interviews the WNBA and Team USA’s Layshia Clarendon about the FIBA Women’s World Cup, the WNBA off-season, and Clarendon’s new sponsorship with DivaCup (37:11). After that, the gang talks about the on-going shitshow that is USA Gymanstics following the recent arrest of former CEO Steve Penny and the 4-day tenure of interim CEO Mary Bono (52:27). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (58:38), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Reggae Girlz (1:00:42), and what is good in our worlds (1:04:56). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Oct 23, 2018
Ep. 76: Women’s WC Qualifiers, reporting on sexual assault, and Safia Ahmad of Les Canadiennes
01:08:55
On this week’s show Shireen and Brenda talk Mental Health day (7:13); before running down the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. They ask, what went wrong for Mexico, tip their hats to Jamaica and Panama, and look ahead to a Canada-USA final (20:41); Shireen interviews Safia Ahmad, the media relations manager for Les Canadiennes of CWHL and the women’s hockey season (37:29); Self-care when covering sexual assault stories Then, there’s a Burn Pile (57:44); Bad Ass Women of the Week (1:03:04), and in What’s Good, we manage to find some things to celebrate in dark times (1:04:33).
Oct 16, 2018
Hot Take: MLB Postseason Updates + Predictions w/ Shakeia Taylor
00:16:04
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.
Oct 12, 2018
Ep. 75: Cristiano Ronaldo rape case, ownership of athletes' bodies, and NWHL with Erica Ayala
01:09:20
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 manage to find some things to celebrate after this awful week (1:07:59). Support the podcast by giving us a rating and review on iTunes, please! ALSO: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown Merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down
Oct 10, 2018
Ep 74: From Kavanaugh to Ronaldo: abusers, enablers, and excuses. Also, an interview w/ Mary Carillo
01:05:01
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, Olympic commentator, and Emmy-winning reporter with HBO Real Sports (54:17). [This is an edited version of their 45-minute conversation. If you’d like to hear the entire thing, become a patron of BIAD: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown.] Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (57:55), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week , starring Australia's Jessica Fox (1:01:06), and what is good in our worlds (1:03:47). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Oct 01, 2018
Ep 73: the NWSL final, Russia and doping, pay equity in sports, and the FIBA Women’s World Cup
01:08:53
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 All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 24, 2018
Ep 72: Troubles in North American WoSo w/ Lauren Silver and Lauryn Hutchinson
01:19:04
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 heading into CONCACAF. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (1:09:05), our Bad Ass Women of the Week, starring the Seattle Storm (1:11:52), and what is good in our worlds (1:17:02). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 19, 2018
Hot Take: NWSL Semi-Finals recap with Kimberly McCauley
00:19:54
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!
Sep 19, 2018
Ep 71: Kaepernick and Nike, the colonization of surfing, and an interview with Bonnie Tsui
01:04:24
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 (1:03:10). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://teespring.com/stores/burn-it-all-down 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 11, 2018
Hot Take: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, that chair umpire, and the US Open Final
00:27:09
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.
Sep 09, 2018
Hot Take: Nike And Kaepernick with Toni Smith-Thompson
00:18:46
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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 07, 2018
Ep 70: Steph Curry & male allyship, sports bra 'scandals', and an interview with Kia Nurse
00:59:37
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: https://twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Sep 04, 2018
Ep 69: Urban Meyer and OSU, Kyrie Irving's Homecoming, and an interview with Kelsey Anderson
01:03:08
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 Woman of the Week (55:53), and what's good in our worlds (59:11). 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/.
Aug 29, 2018
Hot Take: WNBA Playoffs, Rounds 1 & 2
01:13:49
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: https://twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 25, 2018
Ep 68: Tiger Woods’ Return, the Women’s Baseball World Cup, and the ATL Dream’s Elizabeth Williams
00:57:49
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 to opt out of their current collective bargaining agreement on October 31 (41:06). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (50:08), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the US Women’s National Softball team (52:22), and what is good in our worlds (56:30). 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 21, 2018
Ep 67: WNBA travel woes, interview with Brenda Tracy, and salvaging the NCAA (or not)
01:08:45
This week, Brenda, Jessica, Lindsay, and Shireen share some back-to-school memories (6:40), talk WNBA travel troubles and upcoming contract negotiations (19:19), Jessica interviews sexual assault survivor and advocate Brenda Tracy (32:47), and the panel has an in-depth discussion about whether there is any salvaging the NCAA or hope in alternatives (49:11). They also burn some infuriating events in sports (1:00:12), celebrate some remarkable achievements of bad ass women (1:02:21), and talk about what is good in their worlds (1:07:35). 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: https://www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/
Aug 14, 2018
Ep 66: Ohio State University Bullshit, #UsToo, and Cara Snyder on the Gay Games
01:08:07
This week Brenda, Amira, Shireen and Jessica talk Lebron v. Trump (6:32), get into the disasters that are OSU coaches (17:39), the team discusses #UsToo and the importance of men in the fight against toxic and violent misogyny (29:06). Then Brenda interviews Cara Snyder on the Gay Games (45:00). The team burns what needs to be burned (56:40) and they lift up the incredible women in sport (58:53). Plus, what's good in our worlds. Correction: there are 10,000 athletes, not 1,000, competing in the Gay Games. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/
Aug 06, 2018
Ep 65: Homophobia in women’s sport, Mesut Ozil & racism/islamophobia, and Katelyn Best on the NWSL
01:11:38
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 Katelyn Best about the current NWSL season (49:38). Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (1:02:28), our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, starring the Rugby World Cup Sevens (1:05:30), and what is good in our worlds (1:10:15). Correction: Trevor Noah's horrible comments about Aboriginal people focused on those in Australia, not New Zealand. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/
Jul 30, 2018
Hot Take: 2018 WNBA takeaways (so far)
01:00:56
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 conversation. Enjoy!
Jul 27, 2018
Ep 64: Bad NFL anthem policies, inspirational Nassar survivors, & Julia Johnson on ultimate frisbee
01:01:20
***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 Johnson, an ultimate frisbee athlete and documentary producer currently doing media at the World Club Championships in Ohio. (32:14) Plus, as always, we roast things on the Burn Pile (46:36), celebrate Bad Ass Women of the Week (54:02), and revel in What's Good in our worlds. (56:40) You can support our podcast at: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown
Jul 24, 2018
Hot Take: 2018 MLB Season So Far w/ Shakeia Taylor
00:25:24
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.
Jul 18, 2018
EP 63: World Cup 2018 Finals, NWSL Season, Giro Rosa, Is it Football or Soccer?
01:13:13
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 what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (6:49) Finals of Men's World Cup (23:57) Interview with Silke-Maria Weineck (43:22) NWSL (55:17) Burn Pile (1:04:59) Bad Ass Women of the Week (1:02:30) What’s Good (1:07:55) Outro
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 62: World Cup, Wimbledon, Serena, Althea, NBA free agency, and the WNBA
01:06:03
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 Week, and what is good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (4:45) Men’s World Cup (15:48) Wimbledon (25:15) Interview with Ashley Brown (42:35) NBA free agency and the WNBA trolls (53:08) Burn Pile (1:00:37) Bad Ass Women of the Week (1:02:30) What’s Good (1:04:11)
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 61: Pride Month Redux, and Gendered Violence and Sports (...again)
01:06:29
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 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (5:50) Gendered Violence (27:22) Pride month (38:08) Interview with Jessica Lopez (50:17) Burn Pile (57:33) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:00:31) What’s Good (1:04:54) Outro
Jul 03, 2018
Episode 60: Supporting Trump (boo), De-Colonizing the World Cup (yay), and Kelsey Bone is back!
00:58:51
On this week’s show, Shireen, Lindsay, Brenda and Jessica talk about Iranian women’s access to sporting events and why it often takes powerful men paying attention for others to care. We get into it about people in sports supporting Trump, especially this week (looking at you, Robb Stauber), and in general. Lindsay interviews previous BIAD guest and Las Vegas Aces Forward/Center Kelsey Bone about her continued kneeling during the national anthem and why it’s more important than ever to her to protest. Finally, we talk about de-colonizing the World Cup. 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 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (8:08) Trump supporters (17:29) Interview with Kelsey Bone (29:54) De-colonizing the World Cup (39:24) Burn Pile (53:45) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (55:55) What’s Good (57:39) Outro
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 59: the World Cup, the WNBA, and an interview with Dallas Wings’ Azura Stevens
00:59:44
On this week’s show, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the rumors that Kawhi Leonard wants out in San Antonio, about everything World Cup, including the one happening now, the winning United Bid for 2026, and our dreams for 2019, and about the WNBA season so far (Lynx, what is happening?!?). Then Shireen interviews rookie Dallas Wings forward and former UConn stand out (which is saying something), Azura Stevens. 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 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (7:12) The World Cup (25:25) the WNBA season (37:00) Interview with Azura Stevens (46:42) Burn Pile (53:59) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (55:55) What’s Good (58:26) Outro
Jun 18, 2018
Hot Take: Women's French Open recap w/ Courtney Nguyen
00:26:35
Lindsay Gibbs sits down with WTA Senior Writer Courtney Nguyen to discuss Simona Halep's first major victory at this year's French Open, Sloane Stephens' great fortnight in Paris, and the controversy around Serena Williams being unseeded in the tournament after her pregnancy.
Jun 13, 2018
World Cup Talk, White House Visits (Or Nah)+ NHL Finals Wrap Up w/ Jashvina Shah + Courtney Szto
01:04:30
It's almost time for the Men's World Cup!! This week Amira and Shireen talk international friendlies in the lead up to World Cup Action before also chatting about Women's World Cup Qualifications and reviewing the new World Cup Song. Then Shireen is joined by Jashvina Shah and Courtney Szto to recap the NHL Finals and talk about the Caps Championship. Finally, Amira and Shireen slog through the muddy political waters of White House Championship Visits- the history, the ridiculousness, the rescinded invites and the current wave of athletes who say "Nah" to going. Of course, there will be burning! We also shout-out some Bad Ass Women and let you know whats good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (4:12) World Cup (18:50) Interview with Jashvina Shah and Courtney Szto (37:25) White House visits (51:27) Burn Pile Bad Ass (55:14) Woman of the Week (1:00:25) What's Good (1:02:46) Outro
Jun 12, 2018
SPANISH VERSION: Pride Month in Sport, men’s World Cup, and the entertainment at the Stanley Cup
01:10:29
**NOTE: The interview this week is with veteran journalist Viviana Vila, the first woman to do in-match commentary in for a major network at the men's World Cup. It is in Spanish. If you need an English-only version, check for the next episode in your feed, which includes the translation.** It’s LGBTQ Pride month! Lindsay and Brenda discuss the place of pride events in sports, the decision of soccer player Jaelene Hinkel not to play for the national team because she refused to wear a pride jersey, and homophobia at the L.A. Galaxy pride night. They talk about whether it’s possible to watch the men’s World Cup 2018 given the sexism, homophobia, and racism without feeling terrible and talk their favorite storylines so far. Brenda sat down and interviewed veteran journalist Viviana Vila, the first woman to do in-match commentary in for a major network. The interview is in Spanish, but the English version is also available on SoundCloud and iTunes. 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 Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps-- Intro (4:59) Pride Month in Sport (25:52) Interview Viviana Vila (32:45) Men’s World Cup 2018 discussion (41:59) Burn Pile (59:06) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:04:12) What’s Good (1:08:03) Outro
Jun 06, 2018
Pride Month in Sport, men’s World Cup, and the entertainment at the Stanley Cup (ENGLISH VERSION)
01:09:23
** Note: This week's interview is with veteran journalist Viviana Vila, the first woman to do in-match commentary in for a major network at the men's World Cup. The interview was conducted in Spanish, but in this version, Ana Julia Ramírez provides the English translation of Vila's comments. To hear the Spanish-language interview in full, look for the Spanish version of this episode on your podcast feed.** It’s LGBTQ Pride month! Lindsay and Brenda discuss the place of pride events in sports, the decision of soccer player Jaelene Hinkel not to play for the national team because she refused to wear a pride jersey, and homophobia at the L.A. Galaxy pride night. They talk about whether it’s possible to watch the men’s World Cup 2018 given the sexism, homophobia, and racism without feeling terrible and talk their favorite storylines so far. Brenda sat down and interviewed veteran journalist Viviana Vila, the first woman to do in-match commentary in for a major network. The voice is of Ana Julia Ramírez, Argentine professor. 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 Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod and Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps-- Intro (4:59) Pride Month in Sport (25:52) Interview Viviana Vila (32:45) Men’s World Cup 2018 discussion (41:59) Burn Pile (59:06) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:04:12) What’s Good (1:08:03) Outro
Jun 06, 2018
Hot Take: Interview w/ Toni Smith-Thompson on Athletic Activism and her 2003 Protest
00:24:53
Amira Rose Davis interviews Toni Smith Thompson, a former college basketball player who protested during the National Anthem in 2003. Toni joins Burn It All Down to reflect on her protest and offer her thoughts on the new NFL Anthem Policy, the history of black women's athletic activism,, and to give advice to student athletes who are "growing into their activism".
Jun 02, 2018
Hot Take: Women's Champs League Final
00:21:57
The BIAD soccer buffs: Shireen and Brenda take to the airwaves to talk (a VERY overdue conversation) about the UEFA Women's Champion League Finals. The top European women's tournament featuring VfL Wolfsburg against Olympique Lyonnais Feminin. The 4-1 result was amazing and the two chat of Sarah Bouhaddi's indomitable spirit, Ada Hegerberg's record, OL being THE FIRST team to win the Champs League trophy five times (no, it wasn't Real Madrid) and they burn the lack of Goal Line Technology in the women's game.
May 30, 2018
Episode 56: NFL’s anthem policy, men's Champs League final, & the congressional USOC hearing
01:09:15
On this week’s show, the entire Burn It All Down crew is together again. Amira, Lindsay, Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica first discuss the NFL’s new anthem policy and the NBA’s reaction to Sterling Brown being tased by a group of Milwaukee police officers for a parking violation. Then we get in our feelings about the men's Champions League final. Finally, we discuss last week’s congressional hearing in D.C. about the decades-long problem of sexual abuse in US Olympic sports. 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 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps -- Intro (6:27) NFL’s anthem policy (22:06) men's Champions League final (32:45) Sexual abuse and the USOC (50:59) Burn Pile (1:01:38) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:03:06) What’s Good (1:08:00) Outro
May 29, 2018
Episode 55: Danica Patrick’s legacy, growing women’s sports, and an interview with Holly Rowe
01:02:29
On this week’s show, Lindsay, Shireen, and Jessica discuss the complicated legacy of Danica Patrick as she closes out her racing career. Then Jessica interviews ESPN’s Holly Rowe about the NCAA softball tournament, Rowe’s advocacy at ESPN for women’s sports, and her WNBA play-by-play debut this past Sunday. And we put on our Commissioner hats and talk about what women’s sports leagues could do to help grow their audiences. 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 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps -- Intro (3:18) Danica Patrick (17:00) Interview with Holly Rowe (31:14) Growing women’s sports (47:15) Burn Pile (53:14) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (55:49) What’s Good (1:01:30) Outro
May 22, 2018
Episode 54: Moving on from Gendered Violence and Becky Hammon Gets An Interview
01:10:06
On this week’s show, Amira, Shireen, Jessica, and Brenda talk about two sexual assault cases (Oregon State and Detroit Lions) that are in the news even though the cases themselves are years, even decades, old. They discuss about when, or maybe if, there is a time to move on. Then they break down all the noise around reports that Becky Hammon will interview for the Milwaukee Bucks’ head coaching position, the first woman to ever do so. Finally, Amira interviews Theresa Runstedtler, Professor of History at American University, about her time as a dancer for the Toronto Raptors, and her views on recent reports about exploitation and equity issues concerning NFL Cheerleaders. Of course, we cap it off by burning things that deserve to be burned, doing shout outs to women who deserve shout outs, and telling y'all what is good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/ Timestamps -- Intro (2:26) Gender Violence (20:21) Becky Hammon (31:22) Amira interviews Theresa Runstedtler (51:23) Burn Pile (1:01:24) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:04:36) What’s Good (1:08:48) Outro
May 15, 2018
Hot Take: Happy Mother's Day
00:09:15
On this hot take, Jessica, Amira, Shireen, and Brenda talk about mom athletes, mothering and sports, and "Being Serena," the new documentary on HBO about Serena's pregnancy, labor, and first months of parenting. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and everyone who mothers.
May 13, 2018
Episode 53: Happy Birthday to BIAD, with special guests Wyomia Tyus and Elena Delle Donne
01:09:25
Happy Birthday to Burn It All Down! We turn one this week, and yet we feel so old. First up on the show, Brenda, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica reflect on this year and look forward to the next one. Then, Lindsay interviews sure-to-be-a-legend Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics about Adam Silver’s recent comments about the WNBA, how WNBA president Lisa Borders is doing, and EDD publicly coming out. Up next, Wyomia Tyus -- a two-time olympian, track legend, and author -- joins Amira to talk about Tyus’ experiences playing sports in the Jim Crow South, the 1968 Olympics, and athletic protest. They also preview Tyus’ memoir, Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story. Then the BIAD crew, once again, talks about diversity in sports media (or lack thereof). As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Women of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps -- Intro (1:37) It’s our birthday! (7:50) Lindsay interviews Elena Delle Donne (18:26)Amira interviews Wyomia Tyus (37:44) Diversity in sports media (54:03) Burn Pile (1:01:01) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:03:20) What’s Good (1:06:56) Outro
May 08, 2018
Episode 52: The NFL Draft, and the IAAF’s racist and sexist regulations
01:07:23
The whole gang is together this week! Amira, Shireen, Lindsay, Brenda, and Jessica talk about the NFL draft (some of the good, some of the bad). Then Brenda interviews fellow flamethrower, anthropologist, and bioethicist Katrina Karkazis about the International Association of Athletics Federations’s new, terrible regulations for female athletes with naturally higher testosterone levels. Then the gang responds to the interview and has a discussion about all that is wrong with these racist, sexist rules. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Women of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps -- Intro (1:37) FIFA vs. Trump (4:08) NFL Draft (17:36) Brenda interviews Katrina Karkazis (34:40) our discussion of the IAAF’s new regulations (47:15) Burn Pile (58:50) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:00:41) What’s Good (1:05:21) Outro
May 01, 2018
Episode 51: NBA and NHL playoffs, MSU athlete and survivor Lindsey Lemke, and gender & youth sports
01:04:42
It's a playoff party! Shireen, Amira and Brenda first chat about NBA and NHL postseason play. Then Lindsay interviews Nassar survivor and current Michigan State student Lindsey Lemke about the many ways her university has let her and the other survivors down this year, and why she and her Sister Survivors will keep fighting for change. And Shireen, Amira, and Brenda dive into a complicated discussion about recent claims that girls become better athletes if they play with boys. The crew talks about the benefits of both coed and single-sex sports. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Women of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/. Timestamps -- Intro (7:00) NBA and NHL postseason (22:36) Lindsay’s interview with Lindsey Lemke (36:14) Girls, boys, and youth sports (48:17) Burn Pile (57:40) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (1:00:13) What’s Good (1:03:34) Outro
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 50: Michigan State failures, WNBA draft, and Muffet McGraw reflects on history
01:04:02
This week, Lindsay, Shireen, Jessica, and Brenda get excited about DWTS: Athletes (3:30); run down the myriad of ways Michigan State has failed Larry Nassar's survivors this week (7:19); and discuss the WNBA draft (22:45). Then, Lindsay interviews Hall of Fame Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw on her team's unforgettable national title, and what's next -- including possible White House invitations (35:40). As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile (48:55), Bad Ass Women of the Week (58:15), and what’s good in our worlds (59:40). To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 49: Kobe and Women’s Bball, Racism Roundtable, and Ayesha McGowan’s Historic Cycling Quest
01:03:08
This week, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, Shireen Ahmed, and Jessica Luther discuss Kobe Bryant’s relationship to women’s basketball, and what this means given his history with women and that the sport can use all the champions it can get. Then we go around the circle and each address a different story of racism in sport from the last couple weeks. And Shireen interviews Ayesha McGowan, who is working hard to become the first female African-American pro cyclist. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Women of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:06) Kobe and women’s ball (20:44) Racism Roundtable (31:16) Shireen interviews Ayesha McGowan (43:55) Burn Pile (53:56) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (56:35) What’s Good (1:01:50) Outro
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 48: NCAA Shamateurism, Baseball with Rhea Butcher, and the Men’s World Cup
01:06:16
This week, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss shamateurism in college athletics. Jessica interviews Rhea Butcher, comedian and host of the podcast Three Swings, about the baseball season that just got started. Then the gang talks about the upcoming men’s World Cup in Russia. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Women of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:16) Shamateurism (22:24) Jessica interviews Rhea Butcher about this baseball season (34:30) Men’s World Cup (46:43) Burn Pile (56:50) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (58:45) What’s Good (1:04:55) Outro
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 47: Athlete Moms, Athlete Activists, and Women are Athletes Worthy of Coverage
01:05:23
This week, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss Serena Williams and other athlete moms, including those in college. Jessica interviews Molly Yanity, assistant professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University, about what’s really wrong with the coverage of women’s basketball and women’s sports more generally. Then Amira, Brenda, and Jessica turn to professional leagues’ responses to athlete activism (which includes an update on Kaepernick). As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass GIRLS of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:11) Athlete moms (19:20) Jessica interviews Molly Yanity (30:59) Athlete activism (48:48) Burn Pile (56:05) Bad Girls Woman of the Week (59:19) What’s Good (1:04:12) Outro
Mar 27, 2018
Episode 46: Discrimination in coaching and FIFA's women's league
00:59:17
This week, Shireen, Lindsay, and Brenda discuss discrimination in coaching in the wake of the University of Minnesota Duluth being found by a jury to have discriminated against former women’s hockey coach, Shannon Miller. Brenda interviews Gaby Garton, goalkeeper for Argentina's National Women's team, and then the gang talks about FIFA's proposal for a women's league. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps: Intro (5:50) Discrimination in coaching (15:43) Brenda interviews Gaby Garton (33:05) FIFA's proposal for a women's league (45:29) Burn Pile (51:45) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (53:58) What’s Good (58:00) Outro
Mar 20, 2018
Episode 45: March Madness in the NCAA, NWHL, CWHL, and NWSL
01:00:40
In this episode, Lindsay, Amira, Brenda, and Shireen talk about the state of things in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) and the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) and hype the upcoming National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Then, they dive into even more NCAA corruption, and Lindsay interviews author and former Davidson basketball player Amanda Ottaway about her memoir, "The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey." 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 Timestamps: Intro (5:05) CWHL and NWHL (16:03) NWSL (22:00) "The NCAA is really fucked up" (32:49) Lindsay interviews Amanda Ottaway (44:42) Burn Pile (53:53) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (55:32) What’s Good (59:35) Outro
Mar 13, 2018
Episode 44: Beyond Larry Nassar -- sexual abuse in Olympic sports; and a preview of the Paralympics
01:04:36
This week, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss issues of sexual abuse in sport beyond the Larry Nassar case. Then Jessica interviews NBC Producer Lena Glaser about their upcoming Paralympics coverage, and Amira talks to Dr. Jonna Belanger about disability awareness in sport and how athletes with varying disabilities are grouped for Olympic competition. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:12) Sexual abuse in sport (22:28) Jessica interviews NBC producer Lena Glaser (32:38) Amira interviews Dr. Jonna Belanger (45:19) Burn Pile (56:13) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (58:50) What’s Good (1:03:19) Outro
Mar 06, 2018
Episode 43: Winter Olympics Wrap-Up, Afghanistan Women's Team, and The NCAA's Horrible Policy
01:04:02
Brenda, Shireen, Jessica and Lindsay dig into the joys and losses of the Olympics and revel in some of the majesty of and dramas of sport. Shireen interviews the brilliant Kelly Lindsey and the indomitable Khalida Popal of the Afghan Women's National Football team and we hear how they hustle - all over the world - to strengthen their team. The crew talks NCAA and the horrors and injustices committed by an organization that should protect and advocate for student athletes. The BIAD Team rightly burns what needs to be burned, give props to incredible women, and share what's good. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: http://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Timestamps -- Intro (6:08) the Olympics (19:11) Shireen interviews Kelly Lindsey and Khalida Popalof the Afghan Women's National Football team  (33:38) the NCAA (45:45) Burn Pile (55:34) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (57:53) What’s Good (1:02:49) Outro
Feb 27, 2018
Episode 42: Olympics, Pride, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Conundrum
01:01:04
In Episode 42, Amira, Brenda, and Lindsay join forces to discuss their complicated feelings about the "woke" Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Is it empowering, exploitation, or both? Plus, we have two extra special interviews: Shireen talks with Keph Senett about the Pride House in Pyeongchang, and Brenda interviews Amy Bass about what happens behind the scenes in production at the Olympics. As always, there's a massive burn pile, and we hand out our own medals to our BAWOTW. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:38) Brenda interviews Amy Bass (17:27) Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue (35:21) Shireen interviews Keph Senett (45:13) Burn Pile (54:10) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (56:43) What’s Good (1:00:04) Outro
Feb 20, 2018
Hot Take: Jessica Interviews Nancy Armour about the Winter Olympics
00:10:45
On this Olympic hot take, Jessica interviews USA Today columnist Nancy Armour, who is currently in PyeongChang, South Korea, covering her twelfth Olympic games. If you would like to hear more of these kind of hot takes or additional monthly Burn It All Down podcast segments, check out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 41: USSF Elections, Continued Reports of Sexual Abuse in Sports, and Ski Jumper Lindsey Van
01:02:55
The entire BIAD team is together this week. Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Jessica Luther, Lindsay Gibbs and Brenda Elsey talk about the results of the United States Soccer Federation elections, sexualized violence by coaches in swimming and other sports. Then Lindsay chats with US Ski Jumper Lindsey Van. The BIAD crew burns what desperately needs to be burned, amplifies the phenomenal women, and share what's good. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Timestamps -- Intro (5:02) the United States Soccer Federation elections (14:37) sexualized violence in sport (28:44) Lindsay interviews US Ski Jumper Lindsey Van (42:16) Burn Pile (55:46) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (57:08) What’s Good (1:01:41) Outro
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 40: Mega Olympics Preview
01:03:25
This week Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs Jessica Luther and Shireen Ahmed are all together to go through every Olympic event to be held at PyeongChang 2018. Then Shireen interviews Erin jackson, the first African-American woman to represent the USA in longtrack speed skating- also a phenomenal Roller Derby Jammer and champion in-line skater. Shireen gives a run down of the incredible Roller Derby World Cup that was held in Manchester, England. In flaming tradition, the BIAD crew torch the burn pile. We amplify badassery of incredible women, and what's highlight good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps: Intro (5:17) Our MEGA OLYMPICS PREVIEW (35:15) Shireen interviews Olympic speed skater Erin Jackson (45:56) Burn Pile (54:14) Bad Ass Woman of the Week, including Shireen shouting out the Roller Derby World Cup (59:25) What’s Good (1:02:41) Outro
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 39: The fallout from the Nassar case, WTF is the English FA doing, and the Super Bowl
00:56:13
This week, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther talk about the ongoing fallout from the Larry Nassar case, including how Michigan State, USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee, and the NCAA have (or have not) responded. Then they discuss the English Football Association’s hiring of Phil Neville and do a general WTF about these kind of coaching decisions in women’s soccer. Then Jessica interviews the Boston Globe’s Nora Princiotti and the Washington Post’s Kimberley Martin (who is the NFC pool reporter this week in Minneapolis) about the Super Bowl. Nora tells us all about the Patriots and Kimberley fills us in on the Eagles before they each make their predictions for the big game. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (3:38) Update on the Nassar case (19:38) Whatever in the hell is going on with the English FA and their hiring of Phil Neville (27:15) Jessica interviews the Washington Post’s Kimberley Martin and the Boston Globe’s Nora Princiotti about the Super Bowl (39:59) Burn Pile (48:33) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (51:39) What’s Good (54:41) Outro
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 38: The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the Significance of the Larry Nassar trial (TW)
01:03:41
**Trigger Warning** This week Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther update listeners on the pending 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Brenda interviews Professor Rachael Joo, an expert on South Korean sport. She provides a nuanced analysis of tensions between local residents and critics of the environmental and economic impact of the games. The team then pivots to a very serious topic: the trial of Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics doctor and associate professor at Michigan State University who is accused of sexually assaulting approximately 150 girls and women. Then they forego the usual burn pile to incinerate everything that’s happened in the last two decades to hundreds of girls and women’s subject to Nassar’s treatment and unheard by institutions that were supposed to protect and serve them. The Badass Woman of the Week segment is dedicated those who suffered Nassar’s abuse and features the voice of survivor Larissa Boyce. To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com Timestamps -- Intro (3:40) Winter Olympic update (7:39) Brenda interviews Rachael Joo (23:01) (TW) Discussion of the trial of Larry Nassar as a giant incinerating burn pile Burn Pile (53:45) (TW) Bad Ass Women of the Week (57:58) What’s Good (1:00:26) Outro (1:02:22)
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 37- Stadiums in Saudi Arabia, Serena in Vogue and Positive Sign Girl FTW!
01:01:33
This week Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey talk about women sports fans in Saudi Arabia who headed to stadiums for the the first time recently and the grassroots movements that got them there. Then they discuss Serena’s candid Vogue spread and the way it amplifies important conversations about black maternal health. Then Lindsay interviews ESPN women’s basketball analyst LaChina Robinson about how the game is covered, the keys to UConn’s greatness, intriguing storylines this season in women’s college basketball, and the future of activism in the WNBA. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:35) Women sports fan in Saudi Arabia (17:29) Serena’s interview in Vogue (31:35) Lindsay interviews LaChina Robinson (43:02) Burn Pile (52:54) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (55:04) What’s Good (1:00:26) Outro
Jan 16, 2018
Episode 36: Olympic Diversity, Sports *are* Political, re: North Korea, and Boxer Claressa Shields
00:55:17
We’re back! Happy new year! This week, Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther talk about (the lack of) diversity in the Winter Olympics and athletes of color headed to Pyeongchang next month. Then they discuss how recent actions by North and South Korea around the Olympics reveal the lie that sports (and the Olympics, in particular) aren’t political. Then Shireen interviews boxer and double gold medalist Claressa Shields about Shields’ upcoming fight, her activism around the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, and, of course, karaoke. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. As mentioned by Amira at the top of the show, Samierra Jones’ GoFundMe to raise money to help purchase space heaters and outerwear for Baltimore students attending school with inadequate heat: https://www.gofundme.com/we-need-heat-in-our-public-schools 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 Timestamps -- Intro (5:46) Diversity in the Olympics (18:50) Sports and politics, re: the Olympics (29:30) Shireen interviews Claressa Shields (37:59) Burn Pile (48:15) Bad Ass Woman of the Week (50:12) What’s Good (54:15) Outro
Jan 09, 2018
Episode 35: The Best of Burn It All Down 2017, part 2
00:49:12
This is the second of two Best Of 2017 episodes. This week, the gang talks about their hopes and dreams for sports in 2018. Then we share three of our favorite interviews we aired on the show during 2017: Jemele Hill on college sports fandom, Sissi and Tafa on fighting for gender equity in sport, and Kelsey Bone on athlete activism. To help support the podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Timestamps -- Intro (2:38) Our 2018 sports wishes (10:33) Interview with Jemele Hill (21:41) Interview with Sissi and Tafa (36:36) Interview with Kelsey Bone (48:02) Outro
Jan 02, 2018
Episode 34: The Best Of Burn It All Down 2017, part 1
00:57:25
This is the first of two Best Of 2017 episodes. This week, the gang talks about our favorite sports stories from this year, we share three of our favorite segments that we recorded in 2017, and then we cap it off with each of us choosing our own favorite Burn Pile from the first 33 episodes of this podcasting adventure. To help support the podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Intro (1:54) Our favorite sports stories from 2017 (8:50) Segment about Colin Kaepernick, race, and kneeling (22:10) Segment about mental health (34:36) Segment on women’s cricket and equity in sport (45:13) Burn Pile (55:16) Outro
Dec 26, 2017
Episode 33: Sexual harassment in sports media, and the Washington Redhawks; Ana Marie Cox co-hosts
01:01:28
On this week’s episode, Brenda Elsey and Lindsay Gibbs are joined by special guest co-host Ana Marie Cox (host of the Crooked Media podcast, “With Friends Like These”) to discuss the horrific sexual harassment allegations against employees at ESPN and the NFL Network. Then they talk about their personal connection to sports, and how they hold onto their love for these games despite all of the problems. Lindsay follows that up by interviewing Rebecca Nagle, citizen of Cherokee Nation and one of the creators of the Washington RedHawks campaign that went viral last week. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. To help support the podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com Intro (4:59) #MeToo in sports media (21:26) Our personal connection to sports (37:22) Interview with Rebecca Nagle about the Washington Redhawks (50:23) Burn Pile (55:45) BAWOTW (58:02) What’s good in our world (1:00:24) Outro
Dec 19, 2017
Episode 32: Doping and the Olympics, Governance in Soccer, and Volleyball legend Sylvia Ortiz
01:04:05
On this week’s episode, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther talk about the Russian Olympic Committee being suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systemic doping in previous Games, why a Jonas brother showed up to the FIFA trial, and Hope Solo’s bid for president of US Soccer. Then Amira interviews volleyball legend, Sylvia Ortiz, about being politically active as a college athlete in the 1970s, her years of playing and coaching in the sport, and how the sport has changed in the last few decades. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds. To help support the podcast, please consider becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/burnitalldown For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Dec 12, 2017
Episode 31: The Women Who Brought Down Larry Nassar (TW)
01:05:27
**Trigger Warning** This week on Burn It All Down, we open the show with Lindsay Gibbs interviewing Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly come forward with allegations against Larry Nassar, and award-winning investigative reporter for the Indianapolis Star who has covered the Nassar case, Marisa Kwiatkowski. The interview has graphic descriptions of sexual assault against minors; if you’d like to skip ahead, the interview ends at 28:17. Since Kwiatkowski and her colleagues’ initial reporting about abuse in USA gymnastics in August 2016 (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/investigations/2016/08/04/usa-gymnastics-sex-abuse-protected-coaches/85829732/) and Denhollander’s first telling her story publicly in September 2016 (https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/09/12/former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-abuse/89995734/), at least 150 people have come forward with allegations against Nassar, a former USA gymnastics team physician during four Olympics and a faculty member for twenty years at Michigan State. He has recently pleaded guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault. After the interview, Lindsay is joined by Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther, who discuss their reactions to the interview. Then they shift gears and talk about the debacle that has been the search for a new head football coach at Tennessee and the underbelly of the sport revealed by the annual coaching carousel in college football. 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
Dec 05, 2017
Episode 30: Native mascotry has to end, the unsurprising but terrible FIFA trial, and MLS playoffs
00:57:56
This week, Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss why using native and/or indigenous people as mascots is bad and should stop, and they talk about the wild things unfolding in the FIFA trial and the need to keep caring even when we are exhausted and unsurprised by institutional corruption. Then Shireen interviews Arielle Castillo to talk about the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs. 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
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 29: The historic plight of the Black QB, and cool sports you should know and love
00:59:06
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 only the second US rugby player inducted into the Hall of Fame. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Nov 21, 2017
Episode 28: Racism in sport, getting ready for the Winter Olympics, and the NWHL’s Kaliya Johnson
00:59:59
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, Stacey May Fowles, remembers pitcher Roy Halladay. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Nov 14, 2017
Episode 27: #MeToo and sports media, happy things in sport, and the NWHL
00:55:55
In Episode 27, 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.
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 26: Decline of football?, diversity in NASCAR, and exclusion of trans athletes from sport
00:53:52
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 What’s Good in our worlds. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Oct 31, 2017
Episode 25: Eni Aluko and racism & sexism in soccer, ESPN & Barstool Sports, and the World Series
00:54:13
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
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 24: Soccer! The NWSL season in review, World Cup qualifiers, and women's teams in revolt
00:58:53
This week, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss football, or "soccer" as those in the US say. They talk the NWSL season and the bruising final, World Cup qualifiers, and all the women footballers around the world fighting for better treatment and better pay. Then Brenda interviews Brazilian football superstars, Sissi and Tafa! 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
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 23: Cam Newton, sexism & racism, and Mental Health Week with Imani McGee-Stafford
00:57:28
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: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com
Oct 12, 2017
Episode 22: The NHL and anthem protests, and athletes respond to Hurricane Maria
00:53:28
On this week's 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 http://burnitalldownpod.com. And as promised, here are the relief efforts that athletes have set up to help those affected by Irma and Maria in the Caribbean: ** Monica Puig's: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricanemariainpuertorico-956371 ** Carmelo Anthony's: https://www.youcaring.com/puertorico-956698 ** Tim Duncan's: https://www.youcaring.com/21usvirginislandrelieffund-942738 ** Karina LeBlanc's with UNICEF: https://secure.unicef.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1672&ea.campaign.id=47130 ** Jorge Posada's: https://www.youcaring.com/familiesandkidsdevastatedbyhurricanemaria-956568
Oct 03, 2017
Episode 21: The NFL and #TakeAKnee
00:56:05
On this week's 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.
Sep 26, 2017
Episode 20: In solidarity with Jemele Hill
00:55:33
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, 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 burnitalldownpod.com.
Sep 19, 2017
Episode 19: US Open recap and World Cup qualifying
00:41:45
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.
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 18: Jemele Hill, Art Briles and second chances, and Maria Sharapova's return
00:52:52
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 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 burnitalldownpod.com.
Sep 05, 2017
Episode 17: College football is back
00:45:27
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 What's Good in our worlds. For more information, check out our website http://burnitalldownpod.com.
Aug 29, 2017
Episode 16: Elliott's suspension appeal, Charlottesville, and FIFA's Players of the Year noms
00:41:26
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 recognizes that no victim is perfect • Acknowledging inequality and the call for white athletes to step up • When does the anthem protest expand beyond sports? • Charlottesville and the shift in violent racial thinking • What’s political and what’s nationalist? • Thoughts on FIFA’s Player of the Year nominations • Can FIFA count? Why Women get 10 and Men get 24 shortlisted • Who is making the Women’s Player of the Year nominations? • Burn Pile: Dino Costa, old man tennis injuries, NFLPA emojis, FA bling culture • BAWOTW: A homeless medalist and FIFA women referees • And much more!
Aug 22, 2017
Episode 15: NCAA student-athletes, Ezekiel Elliott, IAAF, and Andrea Kremer
00:52:54
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 to badass sportswoman. We then take rape cases, xenophobia, and ICE to the burn pile and celebrate some of the bad ass women (and girls) in sports. Key Points From This Episode: • Is Josh Rosen just a whiney millennial? • Can football and college really co-exist? • Ezekiel Elliot’s domestic violence case. • Should the NFL get credit for believing a woman? • We are only human after IAAF. • How we should be writing about Caster Semenya. • Double standards and Andrea Kremer’s advice for women in sports. • How to juggle the multi-platform sports journalism today. • The Burn Pile. • And much more!
Aug 15, 2017
Episode 14: Baseball and Sexual Violence, LA 2028, and Women's Soccer
01:03:53
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, Shireen and Lindsay light up the Burn Pile and honor our BadAss Woman of the Week -- but not before a slight detour that involves, well, axes. Show notes: In Episode 14 of Burn It All Down, Lindsay Gibbs and Shireen Ahmed take over to talk about Jen Ramos’s great piece for the Hardball Times on sexual violence in baseball (2:10) and the allegations against Pete Rose (8:13). Then they ruin your excitement about the Olympics coming to Los Angeles (12:37), and celebrate the latest happenings in women's soccer (21:19), including Bri Scurry finally getting inducted into the Hall of Fame (25:41) Then, Lindsay talks with Rhiannon Walker, an Associate Editor at The Undefeated, about the rich, complicated history of black people in tennis (28:38), and the importance of the American Tennis Association, the oldest black professional sports league. Shireen and Lindsay return light up the Burn Pile for the abuse a Sikh referee experienced online during Chelsea’s loss to Inter Milan (52:33), and Ray Lewis’s comments about Colin Kaepernick (53:30). We then honor our BadAss Woman of the Week (55:50), Claressa Shields, before talking about what we’re looking forward to this upcoming week (58:30).
Aug 08, 2017
Episode 13: NF'nL
01:04:36
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 soccer and editor of The Women's Game (http://thewomensgame.com), about the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 soccer tournament. Plus, you’ll hear The Burn Pile and Badass Woman of the Week! Correction: Simone Manuel beat Sarah Sjöström, the world recorder holder in the 100m, to win the 100m freestyle title at the world championships. We incorrectly said that Manuel had beaten Yulia Efimova. Show notes: Intro ~ Discussion about the NFL’s failure to handle domestic violence cases properly, including Ezekiel Elliott’s (still) pending domestic violence case, per Diana Moskovitz’s piece at Deadspin. (1:10). What ever happened to the NFL’s baseline six-game suspension for domestic violence cases? (1:50) Colin Kaepernick still can’t get a job in the NFL, but he’s not being blackballed! Shireen talks about the hypocrisy of the league in failing to offer Kap a job, via Jemele Hill’s hilarious (and sad) tweet. (4:37) The Dallas Cowboys continue to be terrible, Jessica breaks down Lucky Whitehead’s horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. (12:23) Lindsay brings us up -to-speed on the latest news about CTE in NFL players, via the big story in the NYT this week. (17:37) The panel discusses Raven Offensive Lineman and world-reknowned mathematician John Urschel’s retirement two days after the CTE report was released. (19:31) Julie talks about her discussion with Dr. Chris Nowinski about kids playing tackle football and his views on youth sports. (22:59) Brenda discusses the role of parents and schools in protecting children in sport. (23:52) Lindsay points out there are no federal guidelines for safety in high school football or lower levels. (26:10) Outside the Lines report on the NFL ending it’s relationship with the National Institute of Health. (27:25) Brenda and Shireen interview Australian sportswriter Ann Odong about the ongoing women’s Euro’s Soccer Tourney (28:45) Burn Pile: (43:52) Lindsay burns Britt McHenry’s “awakening” as a conservative commentator. (44:00) Shireen sets aflame sexism in the Tour de France (47:08). Brenda takes a lighter to the treatment of the Mexican Women’s National Soccer team by their home federation. (48:50) Julie throws gas on LaVar Ball and Adidas’ actions at the Adidas Las Vegas basketball tournament. (50:43) Jessica lights up ESPN for showing corn hole/bags and drone racing rather than the women’s Euros soccer tourney. (52:45) Hilarity over the name “corn hole” ensues. (54:25) BAWOW: (55:13) Shireen tells us about Yusra Mardini and her return to Budapest to swim for refugees everywhere. She’s the BAWOW. Julie awards an Honorable Mention to baseball beat reporter Claire Smith. (56:57) Jessica tosses an Honorable Mention to friend-of-the-show Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir for winning the Leadership in Sport Award from Beyond Sport. (57:52) Shireen honors swimmer Simone Manuel for winning the 100M at the FINA Championships. (58:23) Lindsay is looking forward to watching live tennis at the Citi Open in DC this week. (59:19) Jessica is loving reading Women’s Gold Medalists: Rio Olympics 2016. (100:13) Brenda can’t wait for the US v. Japan soccer match in the Tournament of Nations on August 3. (101:24) Shireen is excited for the Euros and Anna Kessel’s book Eat, Sweat, Play. (102:03) Julie is finally diving into the book Rejected Princesses. (102:27)
Aug 01, 2017
Episode 12: Wicket!
01:08:03
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 sports media; and a collection of audio from WNBA All-Star weekend, compiled by Lindsay Gibbs. Then Shireen, Brenda, and Jessica burn some stuff and praise some bad ass women before capping it off with the games they’re excited to watch this week. Discussion of Women’s World Cup and rising popularity of women’s cricket (1:18) accomplishments of Kaur (3:53) need for support from national federations and federations to grow the game and Pakistan Cricket Board’s misstep (7:38) Interview with Metis athlete-activist Tracie Leost (12:48) her journey with the North American Indigenous Games 2017 (15:08) using running to bring attention to Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in Canada (15:53) underfunding and challenges of Indigenous youth in sport (21:28), her work in social work and sport Clips of audio from WNBA All-Star game from Lindsay Gibbs (27:02) Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi (27:17) on Jonquel Jones (28:18), about Allie Quigley and the Pat Quigley memorial fund (30:01) Tina Charles on WNBA’s BLM protests (32:28) Cheryl Reeves on BLM movement and being leaders in communities (33:36) Bird on athlete activism (35:00) Lisa Borders’ pre-game presser (37:27) On sports media and switch to more video content (38:47) VICE shutting down the sports site and how is affects freelancers (40:30) how it affects women athletes and their advocacy through media (43:00) shutting down, layoffs and downsizing at MTV news, Grantland SI, espn, Gawker (44:00) what does it mean for women and “gig-economies” (46:00) Burn Pile - Jessica burns the anti-trans bill (#SB3) in the state of Texas that seeks to overturn the current ordinances that protect trans folks and particularly trans athletes (50:45) Brenda burns ESPNFC and other football media’s fake news and shitty coverage of women’s soccer specifically Women’s Euros 2017, and sexist commentary (55:55) Shireen burns a NYT piece glorifying a female CEO of a horribly misogynist and racist media outlet (58:15) Badass Woman of the Week: Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood (1:00:24) Honorable Mentions: Nadia Nadim - Striker on Denmark’s National team and player on Portland Thorns (1:02:42) Team Netherlands and Team Norway - opening match at Women’s Euros 2017 (1:03:52) Niam O’Donoghue (1:04:40) Claressa Shields (1:05:10) Brenda is looking forward to watching Spain vs England at the Euro (1:05:40) Jessica is looking forward to WNBA games (1:06:04) Shireen is looking forward to watching the Women’s World Cup final in cricket between India and England and then watch France keeps it’s head above water at the Euros (1:06:27) Links: Women’s Cricket World Cup: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/sports/womens-cricket-world-cup.html, http://nation.com.pk/sports/17-Jul-2017/sana-mir-may-lose-captaincy-due-to-pakistan-s-dismal-world-cup-performance N.A. Indigenous Games: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/the-roots-of-the-indigenous-games-naig-2017-sports-toronto-north-american/article35692633/ Tracie Leost: http://www.vogue.com/article/cass-mccombs-video-premiere-run-sister-run-tracie-lost Chris Mosier on SB3: https://twitter.com/i/moments/888158272842334208 Erika Nardini: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/business/erika-nardini-barstool-sports-value-of-leading-10-percent-players.html Seattle Storm: https://thinkprogress.org/wnba-planned-parenthood-rally-8967bc1ce66c
Jul 26, 2017
Episode 11: Reigning Women
01:23:13
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 male and female players differently and how they get stuff wrong about women (10:36) Different child care accommodations in men’s and women’s tennis (13:38) Wimbledon champion Muguruza, her coach, Conchita Martinez, and Spanish media (18:00) when a national tennis press corp isn’t used to a top-ranked female player (21:36) back-to-back female grand slam winners with female coaches (22:18) court scheduling issues on Manic Monday at Wimbledon (29:30) U.S. Women’s Open was played at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, over the weekend and the literal intersection of politics and sports (45:50) Title IX under the new secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, and what that means for the issues of equity in sport and gendered violence on campuses (57:27) Burn Pile - Courtney burns British media (1:01:55) Jessica burns the Mayweather v. McGregor press tour (1:03:25) Lindsay burns the IOC (1:05:18) Brenda burns FIFA (1:07:33) Bad Ass Woman Of The Week: Venus Williams (1:09:01) Honorable Mentions: Wimbledon Champion Garbiñe Muguruza (1:11:49) Judy Murray (1:14:54) Girls Travel Baseball (1:16:22) Sporting events we are looking forward to this week (1:20:58) Links: No Challenges Remaining podcast: https://nochallengesremaining.podbean.com/ Azarenka on family-friendly tour policies: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/wimb/2017/07/05/victoria-azarenka-speaks-out-wta-tour-family-friendly/452239001/ Conchita on Muguruza: https://elpais.com/deportes/2017/07/12/actualidad/1499855244_626939.html Court scheduling: http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/07/williams-vs-ostapenko-at-wimbledon-as-court-questions-arise/67523/ How Donald Trump is ruining the U.S. Women’s Open: https://thinkprogress.org/us-womens-open-trump-eb7375c2cd94?gi=6f7522cc1ce2 Why LPGA stars wouldn’t criticize Trump: https://www.sbnation.com/golf/2017/7/13/15956260/donald-trump-us-womens-open-2017-lpga-bedminster Brennan on the USGA and sexual assault: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2017/07/11/usga-denounce-sexual-assault-u-s-womens-open-donald-trump/469245001/ Fears about Title IX: https://thinkprogress.org/how-the-trump-administration-is-systematically-attacking-title-ix-21bde2f73fc6 and https://thinkprogress.org/betsy-devos-could-be-bad-news-for-womens-sports-5f82bccd678b Title IX and the courts: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/fighting-college-sexual-assault-in-the-trump-era.html?_r=1 Burn Pile: Mayweather vs. McGregor’s hellish press tour: http://deadspin.com/mayweather-drops-the-word-faggot-on-mcgregor-in-the-p-1796935588#_ga=2.34530785.1704286046.1500341497-1825753096.1466477751 IOC and Rio debt: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/07/09/ioc-balks-at-helping-rio-with-35-40-million-olympic-debt/103560604/ Women in Iranian soccer stadiums: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/vva9am/stadiums-are-still-closed-to-women-in-iran and https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-soccer-karimi-shojaei-women-stadium-ban/28606648.html BAWOTW: Venus v. Muguruza in the final: http://www.wtatennis.com/news/wta-insider-live-blog-wimbledon-2017-day-12-final-venus-williams-vs-garbine-muguruza Judy Murray: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tennis/2017/07/06/judy-murray-exclusive-interview-sport-good-roots-need-invest/ and https://miss-hits.co.uk/ Girls Travel Baseball: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721039-girls-travel-baseball-team-mlb-youth
Jul 18, 2017
Episode 10: Mind Boggling
01:10:22
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. So much to burn and so little time. The state of research on women’s concussions and concussion protocols in women’s sports. (17:49) Interview with Katrina Karkazis on the IAAF’s regulation of women’s testosterone. How the IAAF polices wome fo color in particular, the racial identity of Dutee Chand and Caster Semenya (30:44) Our first reactions to Wimbledon and the stellar women’s matches. Go Venus! (34:09) Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey interview Monica González about her climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro to play in the highest altitude regulation soccer match in history. The group of women, from 20 countries, were part of Equal Playing Field’s initiative, to raise awareness of gender disparity in sport. Gonzo Soccer Peace Foundation is launching a number of exciting initiatives, working with girls in Colombia, Mexico and with others on the horizon (48:01) Burn Pile – Shireen burns burkini bans in Corsican courts (51:29) Jessica burns the “Who Reports It First Game?” in sports social media, sparked by free agency drama. (53:51) Brenda burns the Guardian article that invented a protest supposedly hidden in the goal posts of the 1978 World Cup (57:20) Lindsay burns Jaime Horowitz and Fox Sports. After decimating Fox Sports, it turned out that Horowitz had sexually harassed journalists (1:01:28) Bad Ass Women of the week: Bianca Sierra and Stephany Mayor, Mexican soccer players who have denounced homophobia in Mexico. (1:03:48) Honorable Mentions: Shireen, Khadijah Diggs (1:05:39) Katinka Hosszu (1:07:29) Danielle Kang (1:08:58) Correction Shireen Ahmed said that Rowan Stringer died in 2003. She died in 2013. Links: On female concussions: http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19775123/why-does-seem-cares-female-concussions and http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/page/espnwbodywagner/figure-skater-ashley-wagner-talks-concussions-costumes-collisions-body-2017 And women soccer players’ protocol: http://www.excellesports.com/news/womens-soccer-concussion-protocol-nwsl/ and https://thinkprogress.org/the-significance-of-brandi-chastain-donating-her-brain-to-concussion-research-f4c52fb8c02d Wimbledon: Ostapenko’s name preference and fan base: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/08/sports/tennis/jelena-ostapenko-latvia-wimbledon.html?smid=tw-nytsports&smtyp=cur Guests: Katrina Karkazis: http://katrinakarkazis.com; @Karkazis Monica Gonzalez: gonzosoccer.org; @MonicaGonzo Article on Equal Playing Field’s initiative on Mt. Kilimanjaro: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/29/football/female-footballers-mount-kilimanjaro-world-record/index.html Burn Pile: http://m.rfi.fr/france/20170703-france-cour-appel-marseille-ressuscite-affaire-burkini Bad Ass Women of the Week: Bianca Sierra and Stephany Mayor: http://diosasolimpicas.com/DiosasTV/bianca-sierra-y-stephany-mayor/ and https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/sports/soccer/iceland-soccer-stars-in-love-find-acceptance.html Khadijah Diggs: http://www.atlantamuslim.com/2017/jun/18/atlanta-muslim-khadijah-diggs/ Katinka Hosszu: https://swimswam.com/katinka-hosszu-launches-pro-swimmers-union/
Jul 11, 2017
Episode 9: "Good day, sir"
00:53:30
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! Intro~ Colin Kaepernick is a popular QB and wanted to bring attention to the crisis of racial injustice and police violence against Black communities (1:27) and has donated more than $700,000 to charity (1:38) Former coach Chip Kelly and 49ers GM John Lynch both went on record supporting him and his game (2:18) Why media goes after Kap (3:40) There are so many bad quarterbacks in the NFL but Kap is unsigned (5:45) History of maligning Black athletes in America (6:55) Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on Kap (8:49) Lie that NFL will do whatever it takes to make money (11:03) Lindsay on her Think Progress piece of anthem protests in schools (13:00) We love Serena Williams zone (14:00) John McEnroe acts like a sexist ass (14:15) Demeaning women in sports with vacuous conversation (17:12) Implication that best player has to be a male (19:00) Jessica’s interview with Stephanie Yang (22:53) Burn Pile- Jessica burns FIFA and corruption in the World Cup bidding process (37:17) Lindsay burns the Larry Nassar case and the problem of systemic sexual abuse of athletes in USA gymnastics (39:48) Shireen burns NFL legends partaking new political propaganda campaign in Israel (43:15) Badass Woman Of The Week (45:30)- Mithali Raj of Team India at the Women’s World Cup in cricket; Honorable Mentions- Alysia Montana (47:22) Whitney Osuigwe (49:30) Shariah Harris (50:11) Christine Sinclair (51:50) Colin Kaepernick: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/former-coach-chip-kelly-s-got-kaep-s-back https://sports.yahoo.com/mahmoud-abdul-rauf-protested-anthem-years-kaepernick-remains-resolute-174737697.html http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-mahmoud-abdul-rauf-colin-kaepernick-20170627-story.html http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/abdul-rauf-continues-anthem-protest-ice-cube-big3-league-article-1.3276775 https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2017/06/27/49ers-gm-kaepernick-fully-committed-to-being-in-the-nfl/#57218bf26ebe https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerrybarca/2017/06/27/49ers-gm-kaepernick-fully-committed-to-being-in-the-nfl/&refURL=&referrer=#57218bf26ebe On JohnMcEnroe being an ass: http://globalnews.ca/news/3558489/serena-williams-john-mcenroe-tennis/ http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/19734541/john-mcenroe-says-serena-williams-no-700-world-played-men-circuit Stephanie Yang’s piece for SB Nation: http://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/19734541/john-mcenroe-says-serena-williams-no-700-world-played-men-circuit Burn Pile: Corruption in FIFA: http://deadspin.com/fifa-finally-releases-full-world-cup-corruption-report-1796454359 https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/padejn/what-fifa-whitewashed-from-the-garcia-report Larry Nasser and sexual abuse in USA gymnastics https://thinkprogress.org/report-gymnastics-abuse-6099c92098c2 Former NFL players as pawns in Israeli politics: http://www.alternet.org/culture/israel-using-nfl-legends-unwitting-pawns-insidious-new-propaganda-campaign BAWOTW: Mithali Raj http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/skipper-mithali-raj-becomes-the-only-indian-cricketer-to-score-7-consecutive-odi-fifties-shatters-world-record/articleshow/59311140.cms http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40398462
Jul 04, 2017
Episode 8: Pride Party
01:25:08
In Episode 8, 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. Zoe Hayden of the Victory Press joins Brenda and Lindsay for the Burn Pile, followed by our record-smashing Bad Ass Woman of the Week. Welcome! (3:18) Prof. Amira Rose Davis discusses the state of out LGBTQ athletes in major sports’ leagues, from Michael Sam to recent announcements. Discussion of race plays a role in shaping the process of coming out. Conversation moves to LGBTQ players and fans in women’s sports, marketability, capitalism, and race. Discussion of international state of affairs Nigerian, Brazilian, and US women national teams – how do race and sexuality differ across place? Amira Rose Davis discusses historical precedents of sex testing and its relationship of race. Finally panel discusses state of LGBTQ in women’s college coaching (22:31) Jen Mac Ramos joins BIAD to discuss Pride Nights in MLB and how sports’ organizations could make a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ fans/players. Brenda discusses FIFA’s efforts to stop Mexican fans’ homophobic chants. Conversation about Christian Faith Night and St. Louis Cardinals – and the PR versus genuine commitment to LGBTQ rights. Jen Mac Ramos discusses their personal reasons for publicly discussing gender identity as sports’ admin (35:33) Shireen Ahmed interviews Alex Hanna, a professor at University of Toronto and roller derbier, activist working in transgender inclusion in education and healthcare. Alex discusses the power of roller derby for trans and queer communities. (50:17) Layshia Clarendon discuss Pride month and the WNBA. Clarendon discusses the changes over the last five seasons and changes in embrace of LGBTQ rights. She urges athletes to defend trans members of community. (1:09:40) Burn Pile, joined by Zoë Hayden from Victory Press about the narratives of out athletes that put pressure on athletes to come out. Brenda Elsey burns Sally Jenkins for blaming Title IX for problems in women’s sports (1:19:06) Bad Ass Woman of the Week: Diana Taurasi , including clips from WNBA stars and LeBron James congratulating Taurasi becoming all-time scoring record (1:25:08) Links: Coming out: http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10429030/michael-sam-missouri-tigers-says-gay, https://www.outsports.com/2017/6/20/15835374/ryan-ocallaghan-gay-nfl-new-england-patriots-kansas-city-chiefs, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/27/sports/basketball/swoopes-says-she-is-gay-and-exhales.html and http://www.espn.com/espnw/news-commentary/article/13835681/what-sheryl-swoopes-got-wrong-today-wnba Seattle teams: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seattle-pro-sports-teams-unite-to-promote-lgbt-inclusion/  Baseball Pride Nights: https://www.outsports.com/2017/5/18/15657166/great-lakes-loons-york-revolution-baseball-lgbt-pride-nights Berkman: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/birdland/berkman-explains-his-comments-opposing-equal-rights-ordinance/article_ea6d4526-6768-56ce-8c57-3bf2a82bc8d1.html Alex Hanna: http://alex-hanna.com/, http://torontorollerderby.com/, https://wftda.com/ Sally Jenkins: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/womens-college-athletes-dont-need-another-coddling-parent-they-need-a-coach/2017/06/23/4765cf40-5820-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html Taurasi: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/19/533546960/diana-taurasi-breaks-wnba-all-time-scoring-record  Audio for Taurasi setting the record: Broadcast of Taurasi breaking the record (@WNBA, Tina Thompson (at The Summitt), Ivory Latta, Elizabeth Williams, and Tiffany Mitchell (@WNBA), Lebron James (@uninterrupted)
Jun 27, 2017
Episode 7: FIFA and racism, GSW going to the White House, and the NCAA is still terrible
00:46:17
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! Introduction (1:05) FIFA announces a new procedure to combat racism by cancelling matches if they hear racist chants in the stands. (8:01) The Golden State Warriors and the White House visit: How the erroneous story about their decision to snub the White House visit spread, and a takedown of Sally Jenkins’ terrible article saying they should go to make a statement (17:00) The NCAA is horrible: A look at the Louisville sanctions, LSU’s transfer block, and how the NCAA’s amateurism rules are keeping players from having YouTube channels and music careers (26:55) BURN PILE -- The discrepancy between the bonus pay for men and women’s U.S. National Team coaches at the World Cup (28:39) Michigan State athletic director getting involved in sexual assault investigations (30:34) Yanina Ramirez, a Paralympic athlete in Argentina, losing funding (31:47) Floyd Mayweather (34:20) Ifab considering shortening football games to 60 minutes (35:30) Lance Berkman speaking at Christian night for the St. Louis Cardinals (36:40) Bad Ass Woman of the Week: The owners of the Seattle Storm, who partnered with Planned Parenthood (38:54) BAWOTW Honorable Mentions: Bambi (39:20) Doris Burke, for her expert handling of the NBA championship trophy ceremony (40:00) Diana Moskovitz of Deadspin for her coverage of the Bill Cosby trial (40:50) Brienne Minor (41:30) Crystal Griner, Capitol Hill police officer (43:00) Listener mail Links: FIFA: http://deadspin.com/fifa-will-allow-referees-to-suspend-matches-due-to-raci-1796111149 and http://remezcla.com/sports/fifa-mexico-puto-chant/ Viral Golden State Warriors story shows media needs to play better defense: https://www.cjr.org/criticism/golden-state-warriors-white-house-trump-journalism.php If the Warriors want to take a stand, go to the White House and shake President Trump’s hand: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/if-the-warriors-want-to-take-a-stand-go-to-the-white-house-and-shake-president-trumps-hand/2017/06/14/a1f2c0c6-5131-11e7-be25-3a519335381c_story.html NCAA: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/columnist/nicole-auerbach/2017/06/15/punishment-rick-pitino-harsher-louisville/400127001/; http://deadspin.com/quit-college-sports-or-quit-youtube-ncaa-threatens-ucf-1796033861; https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-football-blocks-willie-allen-transfer-tcu; https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv/unlv-basketball/gonzalez-twins-leaving-unlv-to-pursue-music-careers/; https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/an-ole-miss-themed-store-is-suing-ncaa-snitches-because-amateurism-is-dumb Burn pile: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/cardinals/2017/06/14/lance-berkman-christian-day-plans-cardinals-blasted-lgbt-community/102840578/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2017/06/14/u-s-coachs-bonus-for-winning-womens-world-cup-90k-for-mens-second-round-500k/?utm_term=.25335152f0a5 http://deadspin.com/floyd-mayweather-and-conor-mcgregor-announce-fight-for-1796111673 http://remezcla.com/sports/paralympic-sprinter-disability-sponsor/ http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/06/13/police-blackwell-interfered-msu-football-sex-assault-investigation/393990001/ BAWOTW: https://thinkprogress.org/wnba-team-launches-first-of-its-kind-partnership-with-planned-parenthood-7ea0517bf75c
Jun 18, 2017
Episode 6: LA's bid for 2024 Olympics, youth soccer, and Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir on sports and activism
00:48:52
In Episode 6 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! Introduction (0:58) New sports announced for the summer Olympics in 2020 but alongside that are ongoing protests against Los Angeles’ inevitable hosting of the Olympics in either 2024 or 2028 (12:44) 8-year-old Mili Hernandez’s soccer team was disqualified a tournament because Mili’s short hair made her look like a boy, revealing the complicated intersection of identity, the gender binary, and sport (21:40) Shireen interviews Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a Muslim hooper, who set the high school scoring record in Massachusetts, beat Obama in a game of HORSE at the White House, and was banned from playing on the professional level because she wears a hijab (36:40) Burn Pile – hosts set metaphorical fire to the softball questions Chicago media tossed at Addison Russell (39:16) to the University of North Carolina and its athletic director, Bubba Cunningham for cancelling the course, “Big Time College Sports and The Rights of Athletes” (40:50) to Real Madrid's Federico Valverde and the racist gesture of pulling the outer corner of his eyes (42:02) to the men who dedicate a lot of time on social media to downrating the work women create and put into the world (43:15) This week’s Badass Woman of the Week goes to Jelena Ostapenko, the 20-year-old unseeded French Open champion (44:56) with honorable mentions to Canada Women’s National retiring soccer players and Hall of Fame inductees Josée Bélanger, Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle, Kaylyn Kyle, and Lauren Sesselmann (46:08) and our own Lindsay Gibbs, the birthday girl (46:36) Congratulations to Julie for winning a Gracie Award for #MoreThanMean (47:12) Links: New Olympic sports in 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/sports/olympics/2020-summer-olympics-events.html?_r=0 Katie Ledecky and the 1500m: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/no-1500m-olympics-women-katie-ledecky-out-luck 3-on-3 basketball: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/06/3-on-3-olympic-basketball-rules-3-pointer-shot-clock-kevin-durant-ideal-player “Olympic sevens rugby set to continue into the 2024 Games”: http://www.rugbyworld.com/news/olympic-sevens-rugby-78798 “Australian Women's Rugby Sevens program gets huge funding increase after Rio gold”: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/act-sport/australian-womens-rugby-sevens-program-gets-huge-funding-increase-after-rio-gold-20170609-gwo266.html A Q+A with one of the organizers behind NOlympics LA: https://la.curbed.com/2017/6/9/15772478/la-no-olympics-why-should-not-host HBO Real Sports’ reporting on the Olympics: http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/232-episode/synopsis/july-on-real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel.html Rio’s Olympic venues are falling apart (Worms? WORMS!): https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/10/rio-olympic-venues-already-falling-into-a-state-of-disrepair Militarization and the Olympics: https://www.thenation.com/article/why-all-opponents-gentrification-and-police-militarization-should-oppose-dc-2024-olympic/ Katie Barnes at espnW: “Having short hair or playing with action figures is no indication of gender”: http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/19587919/having-short-hair-playing-action-figures-no-indication-gender GLAAD’s media reference guide: https://www.glaad.org/reference Shireen’s piece on FIBA finally lifting the ban on religious headwear: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/after-a-long-fight-fiba-finally-lifts-its-ban-on-religious-headwear “Life Without Basketball,” a documentary about Abdul-Qaadir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OavrXZs9YgM Muslim Girls Hoop, Too: http://muslimgirlshooptoo.weebly.com/
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 5: Lebron James and racism, NHL and concussions, and Reem Abulleil on the French Open
00:42:20
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! L.A. home of LeBron James was vandalized with racist graffiti and he responds with moving statement on being Black in America. BIAD team criticizes the “hot take” denial of sport media (11:29) Concussion lawsuit versus NHL, which has failed to take steps to promote concussion research and protect injured athletes. Discussion of broader implications and how concussions are treated in amateur sports, as well. (17:40) Lindsay interviewed Egyptian sportswriter Reem Abulleil of Sport360, covering the French Open in Paris. They discuss Ons Jabeur of Tunisia who became first Arab woman to reach the third round Grand Slam. Reem and Lindsay discuss her improvisational game, her importance in the Arab world, and the future of her career (31:00) Burn Pile – hosts set metaphorical fire to decision of University of Michigan football after accepting Grant Perry back, after he had been suspended indefinitely for sexual assault (32:35) Lindsay throws tennis player Maxime Hamou on the burn pile. Hamou was kicked out of the French Open for sexually assaulting reporter Maly Thomas. The Eurosport reporters laughed hysterically as Thomas tried to resist (34:16) Shireen double burns Serbian women’s volleyball team’s racist photographs caricaturing their Japanese hosts, as well as parade-goers at pre-Confederation Cup who used bananas and blackface to mimic Cameroon (37:31) Julie nominates Martina Navratilova for Bad Ass Woman of the Week for her response to tennis legend Margaret Court for violent homophobic remarks. Navratilova called for the Court stadium to be re-named (39:35) Lindsay nominates Diana Taurasi for honorable mention BAWOW for becoming WNBA’s all time three point scorer with eight three pointers in a recent game (39:49) Shireen’s is Ali Raisman for calling out TSA sexist body shaming (40:50) Links: Racist attack on LeBron James’s home: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-me-ln-lebron-james-brentwood-vandalism-slur-20170531-story.html Concussion lawsuit vs. NHL: https://www.si.com/nhl/2017/06/05/ap-hkn-boogard-lawsuit Reem Abulleil on Ons Jabeur: http://sport360.com/article/tennis/french_open/235736/ons-jabeur-beats-dominika-cibulkova-to-become-first-arab-woman-to-reach-the-third-round-of-a-grand-slam/ Grant Perry and the Wolverines: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2017/06/03/michigan-wolverines-grant-perry-back/367678001/ Serbian Women’s Volleyball at Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/serbian-womens-volleyball-team-strikes-ill-advised-pose-1795654959 Martina Navratilova: https://www.si.com/tennis/2017/06/01/martina-navratilova-rips-margaret-court Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA 3 point record: https://arizonasports.com/story/1133911/diana-taurasi-breaks-wnba-three-point-record-mercury-sky/ Ali Raisman criticizes TSA body shaming: http://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/olympic-gymnast-aly-raisman-blasts-tsa-agent-for-body-shaming-at-airport/
Jun 08, 2017
Episode 4: stadium funding, Collette Smith in the NFL, and Katie Barnes on LGBTQ issues in sport
00:40:30
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! The horrible publicly-funded Las Vegas NFL stadium deal (7:07) The Jets hire a female coach, Collette Smith (13:50) Jessica Luther talks with Katie Barnes of espnW about LGBTQ issues in sports (24:19) Katie gives their Bachelorette take (25:15) THE BURN PILE -- LaVar Ball tells Kristine Leahy to “Stay in your lane” and then selling t-shirts (26:50) Kristine Leahy and white feminism (28:10) British soccer child sex abuse scandal reaches 560 alleged victims (30:30) Floyd Mayweather’s new strip club, “Girl Collection” (32:30) LeBron hate -- but seriously, how is there still so much LeBron hate? (34:15) Bad Ass Woman of the Week, tennis star Petra Kvitova (35:55) Honorable Mentions -- Tamari Davis, 7th grade track phenom (36:40) Emma Hayes takes on the Football Association;’s sexism (37:50) Listener mail Links: Deadspin’s T.M. Brown on Deadspin on the horrible Las Vegas Raiders stadium deal: http://deadspin.com/the-raiders-robbed-las-vegas-in-americas-worst-stadium-1795475973 Pacific Standard article from 2015 on The Impossible Fight Against America’s Stadiums: https://psmag.com/economics/the-shady-money-behind-americas-sports-stadiums The New York Jets hire Collette Smith: https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/05/25/jets-hire-collette-smith International Women’s Football League: http://www.iwflsports.com/ Barnes on the NBA choosing Charlotte to host the 2019 All-Star Game: http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/19452534/with-charlotte-getting-nba-all-star-game-anti-lgbtq-repercussions-officially-dead Barnes’ profile of Lex Clay, trans man and former softball player: http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19367599/2017-ncaa-softball-former-tennessee-volunteer-lex-clay-recalls-moment-time-2007-women-college-world-series Barnes interview with the new Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay: http://www.espn.com/espnw/culture/article/19435659/qa-rachel-lindsay-first-african-american-bachelorette   LaVar Ball and the “Stay In Your Lane” shirts: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/05/25/lavar-ball-turned-a-potentially-sexist-remark-into-a-t-shirt-and-its-just-part-of-his-shtick/?utm_term=.c55cdfa806cc Here’s why LaVar Ball was so upset with Kristine Leahy: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/lavar-ball-women-kristine-leahy-video-the-herd-colin-cowherd/5q1ffhx0ujlt1xwz8cpnsd83f Gibbs on the worst sexual abuse scandal in British soccer history, which is up to 560 victims https://thinkprogress.org/english-soccer-sex-abuse-update-4fff9dd28ad7 Another example of why LeBron is awesome: http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/ambassadors-from-lebron-james-family-foundation-help-open-cedar-point-s-new-water-park-1.769674 Another example of why Floyd Mayweather is horrible: http://www.mlive.com/mayweather/2017/05/floyd_mayweather-owned_strip_c.html Petra Kvitova wins in emotional return to tennis at French Open: https://www.si.com/tennis/2017/05/28/petra-kvitova-attack-return-french-open 7th Grade Phenom Tamari Davis Stars At Flo Golden South: http://www.flotrack.org/article/42234-7th-grade-phenom-tamari-davis-stars-at-flo-golden-south#.WTDcJxgrK3A Emma Hayes: FA treats refereeing for women's game as 'afterthought': http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40042830
May 31, 2017
Episode 3: Boo Kevin Pillar, Yay Beth Mowins, Boo Ched Evans
00:38:04
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! Toronto Blue Jay’s Kevin Pillar’s suspension for a homophobic slur (9:00) Beth Mowins’ will be the first woman (ever!) to do play-by-play on national television for an NFL game (15:15) Ched Evans decides to give women advice on how to avoid being raped (22:22) The hysterically funny troll comments on our iTunes/Apple Podcasts page (26:29) Julie won a Peabody! (27:11) Burn Pile - hosts set metaphorical fire to the idea that sexual assault allegations ruin men’s lives (29:14) Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks for his use of a homophobic slur and his fans for paying his fine for the use of the slur (30:36) Baylor for, well, everything (31:47) the Spanish newspaper La Razón for defamation (32:49) the NCAA, Notre Dame, and Boston College for their (lack of) diversity hiring (34:24) Badass Woman of the Week - Bibiana Steinhaus who is the first female referee in the German men’s professional soccer league, Bundesliga (35:19) Honorable mentions - National Women’s Soccer League players have started a Player’s Association and on their way toward unionization (36:23) Tracey Griesbaum on her winning case against Iowa (37:00). Links: Stacey May Fowles on Pillar and the problem of homophobia in baseball: http://torontoist.com/2017/05/the-blue-jays-have-a-homophobia-problem-how-do-we-fix-it Beth Mowins: https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/05/14/media-circus-beth-mowins and https://thinkprogress.org/for-the-first-time-in-nfl-history-a-woman-will-call-play-by-play-on-national-television-6b28810ee6fe Ched Evans’ comments: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/ched-evans-case-sheffield-united-chesterfield-a7742041.html Julie’s Peabody:https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/05/07/peabody-awards-more-than-mean-sarah-spain-julie-dicaro and https://twitter.com/JulieDiCaro/status/866089667439054849 Zach Lowe on Brandon Austin, who faced sexual assault allegations, being able to try out for NBA teams: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19413923/brandon-austin-previously-faced-sexual-assault-allegations-works-philadelphia-76ers Ryan Getzlaf’s non-apology apology: http://www.outsports.com/2017/5/21/15672026/ryan-getzlaf-gay-slur-apology Getzlaf’s fans crowdfunding to pay for his fine for using a homophobic slur: http://www.outsports.com/2017/5/21/15672490/ryan-getzlaf-anaheim-ducks-homophobic-slur-go-fund-me Baylor’s latest: http://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/baylor-hit-with-th-title-ix-lawsuit-plaintiff-alleges-gang/article_1b391c59-1722-5532-9c3b-058b07850249.html La Razón: http://remezcla.com/sports/messi-lawsuit-hormone-disorder/?utm_content=bufferd6b30&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer The NCAA’s diversity hiring pledge that Notre Dame and Boston College won’t sign: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/05/15/the-ncaa-put-out-a-diversity-hiring-pledge-notre-dame-and-boston-college-wont-sign/?utm_term=.bc9ec48f2228 Bibiana Steinhaus: http://www.tsn.ca/referee-steinhaus-promoted-as-1st-women-in-bundesliga-1.756390 National Women’s Soccer League Player’s Association: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/nwsl-players-have-unionized Tracey Griesbaum: http://whotv.com/2017/05/22/tracey-griesbaum-on-u-of-i-lawsuit/
May 27, 2017
Episode 2: sexual abuse in gymnastics, support for women's sport, and diversity in sports media
00:50:36
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! Discussion of the sexual abuse case of Larry Nasser and its place in USA gymnastics and university athletics (12:10) Progress in women’s professional sports, WNBA and NWSL, MLB’s promotion of girls’ series (21:10) Rumors of FC Barcelona establishing NWSL team? (24:23) Women’s self-censorship in sports’ media, especially in light of industry awards and ESPN layoffs (29:42) New pieces in sports’ media, where are the voices of people of color? Shireen Ahmed has compiled a list of women/GNB writers of color (34:31) Burn Pile – hosts set metaphorical fire to Frank Clark (36:43) Romanian Tennis Captain Ilie Nastase’s sexist and racist remarks (40:08) FIFA avoids a vote on the Israeli West Bank clubs (44:09) MLB’s campaigns to women based on their supposed love of jewelry and exclusively on identity as mothers (46:15) Sports Emmys ignore women (46:53) Badass Women of the Week – AEM Girls’ Soccer team wins Madrid Boys’ League championship (48:13) Honorable mentions – 1st African woman, Saray Khumalo summits Everest (48:56) Volleyball player, Lanesha Reagan opens up about mental health (49:20) Shout-out to all the mom-athletes on mothers’ day! (49:52). Links for show: Nassar: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/12/former_usa_gymnastics_msu_doct.html and https://thinkprogress.org/81-people-have-accused-former-usa-gymnastics-coach-of-sexual-assault-7de2c18d4186 WNBA Daily fantasy: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/19357122/wnba-joins-daily-fantasy-sports-market-deal-fanduel Lifetime/NWSL deal: https://thinkprogress.org/nwsl-lifetime-agreement-future-72a112d0ddc7 FC Barcelona/NWSL: https://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2017/05/12/barcelona-womens-team-nwsl-us-soccer Media Matters on the coverage of sexual violence and sport: https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2017/05/12/women-sports-media-discuss-what-s-missing-coverage-sexual-violence/216411 Shireen Ahmed's list of WOC in sports media: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14-B8pM3ydFVQauv-hyLprMP-PYyEyYNwGmNUecYsE_I/edit Frank Clark: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/11/seahawks-declare-extreme-disappointment-with-frank-clark/ and http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19352755/frank-clark-seattle-seahawks-issues-second-apology-reporter-tweet  Nastase: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/tennis/article146429214.html FIFA and Israeli West Bank clubs: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/fifa-delay-israeli-settlement-decision-fuels-concern-170317080253187.html Cardinals' tweet about female fans and jewelry: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/05/09/st-louis-cardinals-delete-sexist-tweet-after-backlash-from-fans/22077966/ MLB's Mother's Day/Breast Cancer combo: http://web.mlbcommunity.org/index.jsp?content=programs&program=mothers_day Sports Emmys Winners 2017 (pdf): http://cdn.emmyonline.org/sports_38th_winners_v02.pdf AEM Madrid’s soccer team: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/sports/soccer/girls-soccer-team-won-boys-league-spain.html?_r=0 Sarya Khumalo: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/saray-khumalo-takes-on-everest Lanesha Reagan: http://espn.gns.go.com/espnw/sports/article/19337429/oregon-state-beavers-volleyball-player-lanesha-reagan-asks-athletes-help-combat-mental-illness
May 18, 2017
Episode 1: racism in baseball, NFL and DV, and FIBA rescinds head-covering ban
01:11:12
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! We get into the racist incident at Fenway Park against Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles and the racist histories in sports towns, namely Boston (1:52) The group discusses the NFL draft, Joe Mixon and the other drafted players with ties to domestic violence cases, and the problematic way that major sports organizations do not care about women and what they can do better (21:38) Lindsay Gibbs goes through the history of football players involved in violence against women (31:48) How the current political culture validates a toxic culture of violence against women (36: 40) Watching sports and how, as women, we consume them and the news offered (38:38) Shireen Ahmed on the good news of FIBA rescinding the headcovering ban and the backstory of policing women’s bodies and how we move forward (45:36) Burn Pile - hosts set metaphorical fire to Magic Johnson meeting Floyd Mayweather (56:40) Louisiana State University sent out an email to athletes asking them not to wear LSU clothing if they protest against DOJ decision not to charge Anton Sterling’s murderers (57:09) International football media’s silence on Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement in a rape case (59:40) Brazilian sports media for not extensively covering Emily Lima’s football badassery (1:02:20) Nick Saban will be paid $11 million dollars to coach the University of Alabama (1:04:12) Penn State has elected Jay Paterno’s son to the Board of Trustees (1:05:55) Badass woman of the week - Boxer Amaiya Zafar is that 1st woman to wear a scarf in the boxing ring in the United States (1:07:18) Honourable mentions - Jane Meyer settles lawsuit with University of Iowa in Title IX case (1:08:25) Patricia Driscoll’s bravery in coming forward about the abuse she faced by NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (1:09:38) On Adam Jones: https://theshadowleague.com/story/classless-red-sox-fans-shout-n-word-threats-at-adam-jones and http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/blog/bal-reaction-orioles-adam-jones-racial-slurs-20170502-story.html On the NFL draft and violence against women: https://thinkprogress.org/the-nfl-draft-proves-the-nfl-still-doesnt-care-about-women-fe44450b72c4 Jessica Luther’s work on football and sexualized violence: http://peninsulapress.com/2017/04/28/jessica-luther-sportswriter-profile/ FIBA’s headcovering ban: https://sports.vice.com/en_ca/article/after-a-long-fight-fiba-finally-lifts-its-ban-on-religious-headwear LSU and Anton Sterling: http://proday.co/moving-chains-fiba-allows-headcoverings-lsu-attempts-non-political-jane-meyer-makes-sexism-pay/ and https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-will-not-charge-baton-rouge-officers-in-fatal-shooting-of-alton-sterling/2017/05/02/ac962e66-2ea7-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rape Case: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/rape-allegations-against-real-madrid-star-ronaldo-it-has-to-be-less-a-1144878.html On Emily Lima: http://www.fifa.com/womens-football/news/y=2017/m=4/news=emily-lima-a-pioneer-in-brazil-s-dugout-2879588.html Nick Saban’s Salary: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/5/2/15515544/nick-saban-11-million-salary-highest-paid-sports-coach-2017 Jay Paterno: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/19317902/joe-paterno-son-jay-paterno-elected-penn-state-board-trustees Amaiya Zafar: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/amaiya-zafar-fights-for-inclusion-and-acceptance Jane Meyer: https://thinkprogress.org/jury-rules-iowa-athletics-willfully-discriminated-against-gay-female-administrator-c3e49ddd4206 Patricia Driscoll: https://thinkprogress.org/patricia-driscoll-nascar-6ff66e7a7d96
May 10, 2017