Ep. 267: Burn On, Not Out
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11M ago
In this episode, the whole team -- Lindsay Gibbs, Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey and Jessica Luther -- is together. First they discuss upcoming Halloween costumes. Then, they share a very important announcement. Following this discussion, they preview a special Patreon segment about bold predictions for sports outcomes in 2022. Then, you'll here a preview of Amira's interview with Sam Coffey of the Portland Thorns and Ellie Jean of Gotham FC, on their first NWSL season. Next, they burn some of the worst in sports on the Burn Pile. Then, they celebrate those shining light, includ ..read more
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Interview: Alison Mariella Désir, author of Running While Black
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11M ago
In this episode, Shireen Ahmed interviews Alison Mariella Désir, endurance athlete, activist, mental health advocate and author of the book Running While Black. They talk about Alison's writing process, relationship with endurance running in as Black woman in a white sport. To pre-order Running While Black, which publishes October 18, 2022, visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/675749/running-while-black-by-alison-mariella-desir/ This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast ne ..read more
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Ep. 264: Cheating! The Latest Soap Operas in Chess, Pro-fishing and More
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11M ago
Note: Next week, Burn It All Down has a live show at the University of Notre Dame on October 11. Reserve a free ticket here. In this episode, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther dive into the most recent cheating scandals in sport. But first, they talk about where they would put a new franchise of an unestablished sport. Then, they discuss the latest in sports soap operas. First is chess, where a teenage takedown of a longtime world champion, caused said champion to quit a $500,000 tournament. Unfounded rumors around the teenager's cheating include anal beads. Second, is a pro-fish ..read more
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Interview: Sabreena Merchant, writer at SB Nation, breaking down the WNBA Playoffs
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11M ago
In this episode, Lindsay Gibbs and Sabreena Merchant, W/NBA writer for SB Nation and co-host of The Step Through, break down the rollercoaster of the WNBA playoffs, including Becky Hammon's historic championship title with league MVP A'ja Wilson, playoff MVP Chelsea Gray, and rest of the dynamic Las Vegas Aces team. They also discuss the potential off seasons trades and moves for the Connecticut Sun, Seattle Storm and LA Sparks, as well as the potential impact of the CBA's prioritization clause on the 2023 season and players who continue to play overseas in the WBNA off-season. This episode wa ..read more
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Ep. 261: How the Sporting World Is Responding to the Queen's Death
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11M ago
In this episode, Shireen Ahmed and Amira Rose Davis discuss who the sporting world has responded to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But first, they talk about their favorite recent concerts, including Bad Bunny and a candlelight Vivaldi quartet. Then, they dive into the ways athletes and sporting institutions have reacted to the Queen's death, including messages of reverence and resistance. The also discuss the ways sports like football and cricket have been used by the British monarchy as a tool of colonialism and cultural power, and how former and current common wealth countries have used s ..read more
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Interview: Ana Jurka, Telemundo Commentator, on the Men's World Cup in Qatar
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11M ago
In this episode, Brenda Elsey interviews Ana Jurka, an Emmy-nominated sports and entertainment host for Telemundo Deportes, who will be one of the network's commentators for the 2022 Men's World Cup. They discuss her journey from Honduras to Orlando to Qatar and the changes she's seen in fútbol broadcasting. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com To help support the ..read more
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Ep. 258: Countdown to the Men's World Cup: A Clusterfuck
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11M ago
In this episode, Jessica Luther, Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey discuss what's going on (and not going on) as the Men's World Cup in Qatar nears. But first, they share their favorite foods they recently ate. Then, they talk about preparations for the Men's World Cup, which is less than 90 days away from starting on November 20. They discuss the mostly off-the-pitch mess, mystery and general clusterfuck that is happening in Qatar: from ridiculous lodging logistics to human rights violations to the bolstering of security and police in Qatar from around the globe. They also discuss the ways the c ..read more
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Ep. 245: Madness Redux on Basketball, Hockey and Tennis
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11M ago
In this episode, Lindsay Gibbs, Shireen Ahmed and Jessica Luther revisit the recent madness of women's basketball, hockey and tennis. But first, they discuss the event with the green jackets (golf). Then, Lindsay gives a behind the scenes look at her time attending the Women's March Madness tournament, Shireen shares about the latest in women's hockey, including the PHF Isobel Cup, and Jessica talks about Iga Swaitek's recent dominance in the tennis world and other noteworthy drama. Following this discussion, you'll hear about Lindsay's interview with reporter Jackie Powell on the WNBA Draft ..read more
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Interview: Brad Stuver, Austin FC Goalkeeper and Trans Youth Advocate
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11M ago
For this week’s interview, Amira Rose Davis and Jessica Luther talked to Austin FC’s goalkeeper, Brad Stuver, about his journey in the MLS, his service in the Austin community and his advocacy for trans youth in sport in Texas. This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network. For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitall ..read more
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Ep. 244: The Hot, Cold and Tawdry Balls of the 2022 Men's World Cup Draw
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11M ago
In this episode Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey and Jessica Luther talk about the men's World Cup draw. But first they discuss their favorite event hosts and plan Brenda's application to host the Ballon d'Or. Then, they discuss part one of a gazillion in men's World Cup mess with the 2022 draw in Qatar. They dive into the colonial history, confusing governance of FIFA, infamous men's World Cup draw scandals -- including, yes, hot and cold balls -- and the ways human rights abuses in Qatar and all mega event host countries are continually silenced. Following this discussion, you'll hear a preview o ..read more
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