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Brother from Another
"The Power of the NFL"

Brother from Another

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 50:38


00:00 Holley introduces the show and tthen welcome on Ryan Harris joins the show to break down Notre Dame Football.21:21 Dave Zirin joins to show to talk about his new documentary; Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL35:42 Connor Rogers joins Holley to discuss if the Jets are Really the same team and the Mets playoff hope 

Lever Time
The NFL Is A Political Weapon (w/ Dave Zirin)

Lever Time

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 61:56


On this week's episode of Lever Time: David Sirota is joined by The Lever's Andrew Perez and ProPublica's Andy Kroll, who break down their follow-up reporting on Barre Seid, the secretive Chicago billionaire responsible for the single largest political advocacy donation in U.S. history (3:25). Then, David sits down with political sportswriter Dave Zirin to discuss his new documentary about the history of the NFL's political influence on American culture (24:16). If you'd like access to Lever Time Premium, which includes extended interviews and bonus content, head over to LeverNews.com to become a supporting subscriber.If you'd like to leave a tip for The Lever click the following link. It helps us do this kind of independent journalism. levernews.com/tipjarA rough transcript of this episode is available here.Head over to SheetsGiggles.com/LEVER to get 15% off your order!Head over to SheetsGiggles.com/LEVER to get 15% off your order!

Union City Radio
Union City Radio Zirin: Where's the “Free Brittney Griner” campaign?

Union City Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 2:07


Sportwriter Dave Zirin urges all U.S. sports federations to team up to free imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner.   Today's labor quote: Dave Zirin. Today's labor history: Jobless workers march, seize food.    @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @EdgeofSports @WNBA @MLBPA @NFLPA @USWNT Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

Union City Radio
Zirin: Where's the “Free Brittney Griner” campaign?

Union City Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 2:07 Transcription Available


Sportwriter Dave Zirin urges all U.S. sports federations to team up to free imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner.   Today's labor quote: Dave Zirin. Today's labor history: Jobless workers march, seize food.    @wpfwdc #1u #unions #LaborRadioPod @AFLCIO @EdgeofSports @WNBA @MLBPA @NFLPA @USWNT Proud founding member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network.

The Takeaway
An Off The Field NFL Season Kickoff Guide

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 9:06


With the NFL season beginning this week, millions of fans will be watching America's most popular sport.  But beyond  the play on the field, the NFL is still grappling with big problems off the field.  Whether it be fair compensation for former players suffering from brain injuries, racial equity in the hiring of coaches, or how the NFL has handled players accused of sexual and domestic violence, the NFL's past and recent handling of social and political issues have cast a shadow over the game. We speak with Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation, author of The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, and co-producer, co-writer and star of the new documentary, Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL, about the upcoming season, football's place in American society, and the continued issues that the league faces.

The Takeaway
An Off The Field NFL Season Kickoff Guide

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 9:06


With the NFL season beginning this week, millions of fans will be watching America's most popular sport.  But beyond  the play on the field, the NFL is still grappling with big problems off the field.  Whether it be fair compensation for former players suffering from brain injuries, racial equity in the hiring of coaches, or how the NFL has handled players accused of sexual and domestic violence, the NFL's past and recent handling of social and political issues have cast a shadow over the game. We speak with Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for The Nation, author of The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, and co-producer, co-writer and star of the new documentary, Behind the Shield: The Power and Politics of the NFL, about the upcoming season, football's place in American society, and the continued issues that the league faces.

The Limits with Jay Williams
Dave Zirin on the risks and rewards for the activist athlete

The Limits with Jay Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 45:19


This week on The Limits, Jay talks to author and editor Dave Zirin about the intersection of sports and politics. Dave has written 11 books on these topics, covering the many ways that activist athletes have unveiled larger systemic issues of racism and injustice in America. Dave gets into it with Jay on overlooked female athletes like Wyomia Tyus and Brittney Griner, on whether the NFL is better safeguarding players from longterm brain damage, and the hypocrisy of criticizing the business of sports while remaining a lifelong fan.Dave also talks to Jay about Colin Kaepernick, whose taking of the knee in 2016 sparked protests across America, and the framing of Dave's latest book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Dave has a different take on Kap's NFL journey than last week's guest, Stephen A. Smith. He argues instead that the NFL was setting Colin Kaepernick up to participate in a media circus--and Kap has chosen not to be a clown. For sponsor-free episodes, weekly bonus content, and more, subscribe to The Limits Plus. This week, Dave talks more about how Colin Kaepernick's taking of the knee inspired his predecessors to speak out more about their own history of activism. Follow Jay on Instagram and Twitter.

The Takeaway
Many Black NFL Retirees Now Qualify for Compensation in Concussion Lawsuits

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 45:10


Last week, a settlement administrator uploaded a report showing that hundreds of Black former NFL players now qualify for compensation from the league, following adjustments to dementia tests that eliminated the discriminatory practice known as “race-norming.” Following a civil rights lawsuit by two former players, the NFL said last year that they would stop applying lower cognitive base scores to Black players compared with white players. The Takeaway spoke with former NFL running back and player advocate Ken Jenkins about the significance of this latest development. And to learn more about the use of "race-norming" as well as what else is going on in the sports world, The Takeaway checked in with Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation.

The Takeaway
Many Black NFL Retirees Now Qualify for Compensation in Concussion Lawsuits

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 45:10


Last week, a settlement administrator uploaded a report showing that hundreds of Black former NFL players now qualify for compensation from the league, following adjustments to dementia tests that eliminated the discriminatory practice known as “race-norming.” Following a civil rights lawsuit by two former players, the NFL said last year that they would stop applying lower cognitive base scores to Black players compared with white players. The Takeaway spoke with former NFL running back and player advocate Ken Jenkins about the significance of this latest development. And to learn more about the use of "race-norming" as well as what else is going on in the sports world, The Takeaway checked in with Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation.

Lefty Specialists
Episode 36: On "The Kaepernick Effect" (ft. Dave Zirin)

Lefty Specialists

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 44:51


It’s been nearly six years since Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem, and in doing so sparked a wave of protests that spread across the nation. Today, the Lefty Specialists are thrilled to be joined by the great political sportswriter Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) to discuss his most recent book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, about the young athletes who carried the torch after Kaepernick, what they can teach us about activism and sports, and the legacy of those protests in 2022. It’s a great a discussion, so enjoy!Check out the rest of Dave’s work here, and make sure to subscribe to the Lefty Specialists wherever you get your podcasts!Thanks for reading Undrafted! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit undrafted.substack.com

Writers Bloc
Ohtani: Can 2021 MVP Win 2022 Cy Young?

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 50:24


Ben welcomes Adnan Virk (2:00) for his weekly appearance. They lead with movies after the death of James Caan today. Then a look at Judge vs Ohtani for MVP and how Ohtani is also contending for Cy Young. The Draft is tonight and the Leafs are narrowing down who will play in net for them. Baker Mayfield finally gets out of Cleveland and gives us $3M+ for doing so. Finally, Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon depriving a potential match in the Finals if Djokovic gets there. Later (27:00) Dave Zirin from Edge of Sports looks at the Brittney Griner news and how no matter what, guilty plea or not - she was doing time in Russia. Then one more visit to Montreal (43:00) where Luke Fox is covering the NHL Draft. With trades and extensions the Leafs are running out of options for their starting goalie next season. Kuemper is just as expensive as Campbell and Fleury might just be too old. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

CounterSpin
Dave Zirin on Football Prayer Ruling, Howard Bryant on Black Athletes & Social Change

CounterSpin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 27:52


  This week on CounterSpin: Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion on Kennedy v. Bremerton that “the Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike.” The case was about whether there was a problem with a Washington […] The post Dave Zirin on Football Prayer Ruling, Howard Bryant on Black Athletes & Social Change appeared first on FAIR.

Tim and Friends
Should it Have Been a Goal?

Tim and Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 93:52


Tim and Jesse discuss the controversial ending to Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Donnovan Bennett (22:00) and Dave Zirin (30:00) join to explain the recent growth of sportswashing this past year. Plus, Dave McMenamin (48:00) calls in to preview the NBA draft and trade rumours. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

The Real News Podcast
WNBA star Brittney Griner is a political prisoner in Russia

The Real News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 19:34


As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine enters its second month and diplomatic relations between the US and Russia are at their most strained point in decades, seven-time WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner is being held as a political prisoner by Russian authorities. As famed sports analyst and journalist Dave Zirin recently wrote for MSNBC News, “While Griner's detention has received a measure of media attention, the fact that she was in Russia in the first place demands its own examination... Like most professional women's players, who make a microcosmic fraction of what the men make in the NBA, this kind of international play is essential for supplementing their income.” TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez speaks with Zirin about the current status of Griner's detention, why sports media hasn't made Griner's case a bigger story, and what can be done to bring her home safely.Pre-Production: Maximillian AlvarezStudio/Post-Production: Adam ColeyEDITOR'S NOTE: When referencing Sue Hovey, former ESPN executive editor and co-author of Brittney Griner's 2015 memoir In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court, Alvarez mistakenly states that Hovey is the former ESPN "executive director."Read the transcript of this interview: https://therealnews.com/wnba-star-brittney-griner-is-a-political-prisoner-in-russiaHelp us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews

The John Fugelsang Podcast
What we SHOULD have been talking about after the Oscars

The John Fugelsang Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 48:31


John discusses Will Smith, Chris Rock, and what we should really be talking about after the Oscars. Plus, an interview with Dave Zirin, Sports Editor of The Nation about Brittney Griner, and the "Don't Say Gay" Bill becomes law in Florida. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Reese Waters Show
Free Agency Tumbleweed, Dave Zirin & Much More!

The Reese Waters Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 43:16


Considering there was little to no hype going into this free agency period, the fact that we are bumming is bewildering. Reese reacts to the terrible Commanders off-season and also talks with the great Dave Zirin. Fantastic stuff awaits. 

The Reese Waters Show
Reese & Dave Zirin

The Reese Waters Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 24:25


A tremendous author, commentator and host joins Reese to discuss a ton of wide ranging topics that will keep you listening until the very end of this pod. 

Your Rights At Work
Greenhouse on Two-Faced Anti-Unionism; Zirin on the MLB lockout; Crandell on Twenty-Two Cents an Hour

Your Rights At Work

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 59:05


Broadcast on March 3, 2022 Hosted by Chris Garlock & Ed Smith Longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on Two-Faced Anti-Unionism; sportswriter Dave Zirin on the MLB lockout, and Doug Crandell on Twenty-Two Cents an Hour: Disability Rights and the Fight to End Subminimum Wages. Plus labor news headlines: REI Workers in New York Vote to Unionize; Arizona Starbucks becomes first outside New York to unionize; Union Activists Arrested at Amazon warehouse in Staten Island. Produced by Chris Garlock; engineered by Ciera Shine. @wpfwdc @aflcio #1u #unions #laborradiopod @greenhousenyt @EdgeofSports

Speak Out Socialists
February Townhall with Dave Zirin on The Kaepernick Effect: How Taking a Knee Sparked a Movement

Speak Out Socialists

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 33:57


In 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of Black people, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of protests on the field, refusing to stand during the U.S. national anthem. By taking a knee, Kaepernick's simple act spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming a powerful symbol of resistance to the systemic racism in this country.Listen in to hear author Dave Zirin speak about his latest book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, as well as sports and resistance in the recent period. Dave Zirin is the sports editor of The Nation, a columnist for The Progressive, and the host of the Edge of Sports podcast. His many other books include A People's History of Sports in the United States, Game Over, Bad Sports, and Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports.

The John Fugelsang Podcast
Sanity-Cast: Dumped By Your Accountant On Valentine's Day w/ guest Dave Zirin

The John Fugelsang Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 50:13


John brings you the latest news and then talks to Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for "The Nation" and author of "The Kaepernick Effect"See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Behind the News with Doug Henwood
Behind the News, 2/17/22

Behind the News with Doug Henwood

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 52:59


Behind the News, 2/17/22 - guests: John Clarke on the Ottawa truckers, Dave Zirin on the NFL's racism, Justine Medina on unionizing Amazon - Doug Henwood

Latino Rebels Radio
Exposing the NFL's Racism

Latino Rebels Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 25:27


Institutional racism. Fraudulent job interviews. Throwing games. Online gambling. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela tackles the discrimination lawsuit from former coach Brian Flores against the NFL by speaking with Dave Zirin, the sports editor for The Nation. Latino Rebels Radio is produced by Oscar Fernández of the Latino Media Collective. Music courtesy of La Plebe.

The Big Douglas Show
Super Bowl reaction w/ Dave Zirin

The Big Douglas Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 41:17


Chris, Pooh & Big Doug are joined by Dave Zirin from The Nation & Edge of Sports podcast to discuss the Super Bowl & the latest on Dan Snyder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Takeaway
The NFL's Problem with Hiring Black Coaches

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 25:24


Does the NFL have a problem hiring and retaining Black coaches? We explore that and whether or not the Rooney rule has made an impact on hiring black coaches or if it's just a bandaid on a larger problem plaguing the league with Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation.

The Takeaway
The NFL's Problem with Hiring Black Coaches

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 25:24


Does the NFL have a problem hiring and retaining Black coaches? We explore that and whether or not the Rooney rule has made an impact on hiring black coaches or if it's just a bandaid on a larger problem plaguing the league with Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation.

Everyday Anarchism
An Anarchist Pilgrimage to Barcelona with Dave Zirin and Mike Stark

Everyday Anarchism

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 45:38


This week we go to Barcelona - today's Barcelona, where the memory of the heroic anarchist revolution of the 1930s mostly goes unmemorialized. My guests, Dave Zirin and Mike Stark, traveled to Barcelona and visited sites of revolutionary struggle. Join me, Dave, and Mike as we discuss their trip, the radical history of Barcelona, the local leftists they met in the city, and how we can work together to memorialize the sacred spaces of anarchist struggles. If you'd like to read Dave's original article about the trip, check it out here: https://www.thenation.com/article/society/barcelona-olympics/ (https://www.thenation.com/article/society/barcelona-olympics/) As always, you can find me at https://my.captivate.fm/www.everydayanarchism.com (www.everydayanarchism.com).

Writers Bloc
Tanking in Sports Now Has a Different Meaning

Writers Bloc

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 48:49


Ben and Stephen are joined by DailyFaceoff.com's Frank Seravalli with a revamped NHL All-Star Game, and what it takes to get extra eyeballs during the Super Bowl's off week. Afterwards, the trio discuss the Rocky Wirtz' outburst at the Blackhawks' town hall, and what the organization has to do going forward (3:09). Later, Dave Zirin from Edge of Sports on Brian Flores launching a lawsuit against the NFL, the mishandling of Black coaches, and the allegations surrounding coaches being offered cash to throw games (25:21)The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

New Books in Popular Culture
Dave Zirin, "The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World" (New Press, 2021)

New Books in Popular Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 50:18


In 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of African Americans, the celebrated NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of quiet protests on the field, refusing to stand during the U.S. national anthem. By “taking a knee,” Kaepernick bravely joined a long tradition of American athletes making powerful political statements. This time, however, Kaepernick's simple act spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality. Critically acclaimed sports journalist and author of A People's History of Sports in the United States, Dave Zirin chronicles “the Kaepernick effect” for the first time, through interviews with a broad cross-section of professional athletes across many different sports, college stars and high-powered athletic directors, and high school athletes and coaches. In each case, he uncovers the fascinating explanations and motivations behind a mass political movement in sports, through deeply personal and inspiring accounts of risk-taking, activism, and courage both on and off the field. A book about the politics of sport, and the impact of sports on politics, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World (New Press, 2021) is for anyone seeking to understand an essential dimension of the new movement for racial justice in America. Paul Knepper covered the Knicks for Bleacher Report. His first book, The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewing, Oakley, Starks and the Brawlers That Almost Won It All was published in 2020. You can reach Paul at paulknepper@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @paulieknep. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/popular-culture

People's Historians Podcast
The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World

People's Historians Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 53:08


In this episode, from our series on Teach the Black Freedom Struggle, our host, Jesse Hagopian, a high school teacher, speaks to The Nation sports editor and host of the Edge of Sports Podcast, Dave Zirin, about his book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Zirin talks in-depth about the “Kaepernick Effect” and the similarities between the NFL quarterback's protest and the legendary Olympic medal stand protest in 1968, and the countless actions they inspired. Zirin shares some of the stories he came across during the writing of the book, including high school students and specifically Black girls. Zirin also discusses the consciousness of younger people, their political awakening, and how the 2020 uprising influenced these dynamics. Read about the event and find related resources.

Living in the USA
Dems scale back big plans: Harold Meyerson; plus Dave Zirin on 'The Kaepernick Effect'

Living in the USA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 48:39


The latest on the Democrats' reconciliation bill: Harold Meyerson reports on the big cuts demanded by Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Also: gubernatorial elections threaten Democratic power in Virginia, and Republican power in Texas. Plus: The Nation's sports editor Dave Zirin talks about what he calls “The Kaepernick Effect” – how an NFL quarterback who had never been an activist made “Taking a knee” THE symbol of protest against racial injustice, & how hundreds, if not thousands, of young athletes followed his example. Many of them—often high school students, women as well as men—faced ostracism, condemnation, death threats, and more. Dave Zirin's new book is “The Kaepernick Effect.”

Culture Calculus
Sports Editor and Author Dave Zirin

Culture Calculus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:01


In this week's episode of Culture Calculus, we speak with Dave Zirin, The Nation's sports editor and the author of the new book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Kavitha and Jason talk to Dave about his new book and how Kaepernick has inspired a generation of young activists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Marc Steiner Show
Kneeling on the shoulders of giants: Dave Zirin on ‘The Kaepernick Effect'

The Marc Steiner Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 32:21


It's been five years since then-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (in)famously kneeled during the national anthem in protest of the systemic oppression of Black people and people of color in the US. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick famously explained. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."In his new book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World, author Dave Zirin explores the historical valences of Kaepernick's game-changing protest—from the long tradition of athletes making powerful political statements that preceded Kaepernick to the many athletes who have been inspired by Kaepernick and are carrying on that tradition today. In this installment of The Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with Zirin about his new book and the political and cultural significance of “The Kaepernick Effect.” Dave Zirin is the sports editor for The Nation, where he also hosts The Nation's Edge of Sports podcast. Along with The Kaepernick Effect, he is the author of ten books on the politics of sports and a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now!Tune in for new segments of The Marc Steiner Show every Tuesday and Friday on TRNN

East Side Freedom Library
Sports, Activism, and Equity: A conversation with Dave Zirin and Mi'Chael Wright

East Side Freedom Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 117:18


Join us for a special event about the intersection of sports, activism, and equity with special guests Dave Zirin and Mi'Chael Wright. This event is a fundraiser for the East Side Freedom Library to support our equity work in community. About Dave: Named one of UTNE Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine as their first sportswriter in 150 years. Winner of Sport In Society and Northeastern University School of Journalism's ‘Excellence in Sports Journalism' award, Zirin is also the host of the Edge of Sports podcast. He has been called “the best sportswriter in the United States,” by Robert Lipsyte. Dave Zirin is, in addition, a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive. Dave is a graduate of Macalester College in Saint Paul. About Mi'Chael: Mi'Chael N. Wright is a PhD student in the Dept. of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her primary research focuses on sociology of media, sociology of mental health, collective memory and trauma, and identity. She is specifically interested in how digital communities, which can be simultaneously encouraging and hostile, constitute the identity development of Black and Brown adolescent girls. Mi'Chael is also interested in digital sociology, a sub-discipline of sociology that highlights the role of digital media in everyday life and its contribution to social relationships. Mi'Chael is a former Division I athlete who organized taking a knee in 2016 and has much to share from that experience. About the new book, The Kaepernick Effect Riveting and inspiring first-person stories of how “taking a knee” triggered an awakening in sports, from the celebrated sportswriter. “The Kaepernick Effect reveals that Colin Kaepernick's story is bigger than one athlete. With profiles of courage that leap off the page, Zirin uncovers a whole national movement of citizen-athletes fighting for racial justice.” —Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist. In 2016, amid an epidemic of police shootings of African Americans, the celebrated NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began a series of quiet protests on the field, refusing to stand during the U.S. national anthem. By “taking a knee,” Kaepernick bravely joined a long tradition of American athletes making powerful political statements. This time, however, Kaepernick's simple act spread like wildfire throughout American society, becoming the preeminent symbol of resistance to America's persistent racial inequality. View the video: https://youtu.be/OYt8aLPnebk

Burn It All Down
Interview: Dave Zirin, Author of "The Kaepernick Effect"

Burn It All Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 40:01


In this episode, Amira Rose Davis interviews sportswriter Dave Zirin about his most recent book "The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee Changing the World," which tells the stories of athletes and teams across the country who contributed to rising tide of political action through sport. They also talk about what it has been like to write about sports and politics in this moment, the impact of celebrity and cultural capital, and the joy -- and pains -- of coaching your kid's sports teams. 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/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://www.bonfire.com/store/burn-it-all-down/ Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 80 with Dave Zirin, Journalist, Activist, Host of The Edge of Sports for The Nation, and Author of 2021‘s Important The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee and Changing the World

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 60:16


Show Notes and Links to Dave Zirin's Work and Allusions/Texts from Episode 80         On Episode 80, Pete talks with Dave Zirin about his work as an activist and journalist, his early influences in reading and civic engagement, “ ‘Eureka' moments,” his fine work with The Nation and book publishing, and his 2021 release, the important book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee and Changing the World. With discussion of the book comes conversation about some of the forces repressing change, but more importantly, famous people and not-so-famous people enacting change through educating others and through direct action.    Dave Zirin, The Nation's sports editor, is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Named one of UTNE Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts The Nation's Edge of Sports podcast. You can find all his work or contact him through his website EdgeofSports.com. Follow him on twitter @EdgeofSports. Buy The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World   Dave Zirin's Personal Website   Dave Zirin's Wikipedia Page   "Dave Zirin is The Kaepernick Whisperer" (The Ringer, 2018)   Support organization to which book proceeds go-Serve Your City DC   At about 2:00, Dave talks about his feelings as The Kaepernick Effect is a few days away from being published, and the mission he feels in publishing a book on such an important and underrepresented movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick; Dave highlights that proceeds from the book go to serveyourcitydc.org   At about 4:15, Pete asks Dave about his childhood relationship with the written word, including his love of sports and his older sister's outsized impact on him, especially with the fact that she was a heavy reader; he also mentions his love of books like Season on the Brink by John Feinstein   At about 7:00, Dave highlights James Baldwin as a writer who has thrilled him throughout his life, leading Dave to talk about his love for rereading great books like Baldwin's   At about 8:25, Dave talks about sportswriters like Frank DeFord, Leigh Montville, Selena Roberts, Ralph Wiley at Sports Illustrated and its power in his life, as well as his mother's providing the family access to local news   At about 10:40, Pete asks Dave about starting points for him as a journalist and an activist,    At about 12:30, Dave talks about turning points and how he came to write about sports and politics   At about 15:10, Pete asks Dave about his current reading, and Dave highlights David Maraniss and Howard Bryant, as well as Lindsey Adler At about 16:30, Howard and Pete talk about tennis and Howard Bryant's promotion of it and the text that Dave sent about playing on a tennis grass court At about 18:10, Pete asks Dave about connections between “older” athlete/activists and what he has seen in his years at The Nation regarding current activist-athletes  At about 20:45, Dave talks about the titanic changes that have come around regarding athlete/activism, due to  At about 23:20, Dave talks about The People's History of Sports in the United States and its genesis, as well as great interactions with his inspirations like Jim Bouton and Howard Zinn At about 26:20, Pete and Dave discuss his book, The Kaepernick Effect, and its genesis, and Dave's concern in summarizing and memorializing so much recent history; he talks about his inspiration by Howard Zinn's curating At about 30:15, Dave talks about how the largest protests in US history-regarding the police murder of George Floyd-changed the focus of his book At about 32:15, Pete asks Dave about the revisionist history of Colin Kaepernick as “simply not being a good quarterback” At about 34:20, Pete points to the juxtaposition of knees that starts off Dave's book At about 34:55, Dave talks about Steve Wyche's perspective five years after being the first to cover the Kaepernick kneeling At about 36:40, Dave and Pete discuss a few individual like April Parkerson and Rodney Axson who were the first athletes to follow Kaepernick's lead; Dave puts these courageous acts into context, including the fallout in Beaumont, Texas At about 39:50, Dave discusses the vitriol directed at Denby High School as discussed in the book At about 40:50, Dave highlights a coach in Minnesota, Marjaan Siddar, who educates his players and keeps them working for progressive causes At about 42:20, Pete asks Dave how he weighs and balances the future of the high school generation and their activism, as laid out in the book At about 44:30, Dave discusses the book's section about college player activists, as Pete and he highlight Alexis Bazen and the message that dave says “pays it forward”   At about 48:15, Dave is asked about the idea of an “ally” and how one acts in solidarity, and its connection to Megan Rapinoe and others discussed in his book who  At about 50:00, Pete asks Dave his thoughts on recent NCAA bylaws changing regarding selling one's likeness and how this affects the rights of college athletes At about 51:00, Pete and Dave highlight and discuss changemakers in the NFL and other pro sports, as outlined in the last chapter of the book, including Gwen Berry, Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, and Bruce Maxwell At about 53:15, Dave points to Howard Bryant's book, The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism, in explaining the expanded conflation of patriotism and sports, especially since 9/11 At about 55:00, Dave talks about Michael Bennett's worldview and work for change At about 56:00, Pete and Dave highlight Dr. John Carlos' inspiring words from the Epilogue, as well as his inspiring work for justice You can now subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, and leave me a five-star review. You can also ask for the podcast by name using Alexa, and find the pod on Spotify, Stitcher,  and on Amazon Music. Follow me on IG, where I'm @chillsatwillpodcast, or on Twitter, where I'm @chillsatwillpo1. You can watch this episode and other episodes on YouTube-you can watch and subscribe on The Chills at Will Podcast Channel. This is a passion project of mine, a DIY operation, and I'd love for your help in promoting what I'm convinced is a unique and spirited look at an often-ignored art form. The intro song for The Chills at Will Podcast is “Wind Down” (Instrumental Version), and the other song played on this episode was “Hoops” (Instrumental)” by Matt Weidauer, and both songs are used through ArchesAudio.com.   Please tune in for the next episode, Episode 81 with Cerise Castle, who has written for NPR, LAMag, and Vice News, among others, and has recently written an incredibly well-done history of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department gangs and cliques. The episode will air on September 28.

Burn It All Down
Ep. 219: All About Athleisure

Burn It All Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 55:44


In this episode of Burn It All Down Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis and Jessica Luther start the show with their favorite Met Gala looks. Then, prompted by the documentary LulaRich, they take a deep dive into the world of athleisure. They discuss the evolution of the athletic wear fashion, how multilevel marketing often (MLM) targets working class women with false promises, the politics of who gets to wear athleisure and how these apparel companies still have a long way to go in providing safe and fair working conditions. Following this discussion, there's a preview of Amira's interview with Dave Zirin about his new book “The Kaepernick Effect." Then, they burn the garbage in sports this week on the Burn Pile. Next, they celebrate those changing sports for the better, including Torchbearers of the Week, Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols, for sharing their stories and testifying against Larry Nassar before the Senate. Then the wrap up the show with what's good in their lives and what they are watching in sports this week. 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/burnitalldown For BIAD merchandise: https://www.bonfire.com/store/burn-it-all-down/ Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/BurnItDownPod; Facebook: www.facebook.com/BurnItAllDownPod/; and Instagram: www.instagram.com/burnitalldownpod/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Sunday Magazine
What this election campaign reveals about Canada, Beverly McLachlin returns to end-of-life issues through fiction, Canada's third dose conundrum, Why we call space travellers 'astronauts', How Colin Kaepernick changed the world by 'tak

The Sunday Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 91:32


This week on The Sunday Magazine with host Piya Chattopadhyay: • Columnists Niigaan Sinclair, Susan Delacourt and Jason Markusoff on what the 44th election campaign reveals about Canada • Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin returns to end-of-life issues with her novel Denial • Dr. Madhukar Pai breaks down the efficacy and morality of third COVID-19 doses • ​Where in the world did the word 'astronaut' come from? • Sports writer Dave Zirin unpacks how NFLer Colin Kaepernick inspired a movement by 'taking a knee' Why not find more at https://www.cbc.ca/sunday

The Creativity, Education, and Leadership Podcast with Ben Guest
42. Dave Zirin on Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe, Eric Reid, and Steve Kerr

The Creativity, Education, and Leadership Podcast with Ben Guest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 27:09


This generation is more diverse and less tolerant of intolerance than any generation in the history of the United States.Author Dave Zirin's new book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World is out this week.In this conversation we talk:Did Jay-Z sell out when he partnered with the NFLThe role of WNBA players in progressive movementsThe NBA response to the shooting of Jacob BlakeBarack Obama squashing the NBA players strikeSteve Kerr's advice to let the youth leadMegan Rapinoe on the role of white people in activism: If someone is getting arrested, you should too.Eric Reid asking himself, “Am I living how Christ would want me to live?”Meeting PrinceApple/Spotify This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit benbo.substack.com

The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 79 with Matt Ortile, Keen Observer, Masterful Editor, and Profound and Witty Writer of The Groom Will Keep His Name

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 56:26


Episode Notes and Links for Episode 79 with Matt Ortile    In this episode, Pete speaks with Matt Ortile about, among other things, his upbringing in Manila and the United States, his relationship with language and identity, his writing and reading journeys, and themes around queer identity, colonization and the colonized, and writing as “catharsis,” as illustrated in his stellar essay collection.    Matt Ortile is the author of the essay collection The Groom Will Keep His Name. The Groom Will Keep His Name is an essay collection about sex, power, and the myths of American society. BuzzFeed called the book “witty and insightful.” Oprah said it's one of many queer books that are “changing the literary landscape in 2020.” Matt is also the managing editor of Catapult magazine, and a contributing writer at Condé Nast Traveler. Previously, he was the founding editor of BuzzFeed Philippines. He is a MacDowell Fellow and has written for Vogue, Self, Out, Into, and BuzzFeed News, among others. He is a graduate of Vassar College, which means he now lives in Brooklyn.   Buy The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance   Matt Ortile's Personal Website   “Why I Ended a Perfectly Fine Relationship” from Buzzfeed, 2014 At about 1:50, Matt answers Pete's questions regarding the Vassar/Simpsons' connections    At about 3:00, Matt talks about growing up with both English and Tagalog (and a little  in his Manila hometown and its connections to Filipino history and the effects of colonialism   At about 5:40, Matt talks about his childhood reading fare, including the importance of the Harry Potter series in both his time in the Philippines and the US, and the shift to reading nonfiction/memoir with David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs   At about 8:15, Matt talks about the draw of David Sedaris and his work   At about 10:55, Pete asks Matt about “representation” in what he read growing up   At about 13:00, Pete asks Matt about fiction that has thrilled him   At about 14:30, Matt shouts out Mia Alvar and the work she does that resonates with him    At about 16:00, Matt talks about the expectations that come with art that is touted as representing a certain group   At about 19:00, Pete asks Matt if Tagalog specifically has informed his writing in English    At about 22:45, Matt discusses “ ‘Eureka' moments,” especially when his work was recognized through a lot of traffic for a Buzzfeed article connecting his own relationship with a Barthes piece    At about 27:20, Pete wonders what it's like for Matt to “put himself out there” in writing honestly about his life and the people in it, and this leads Matt to talk craft and about writers succeeding when they stop keeping readers at “arms length”    At about 31:30, Matt talks about his mother's beautiful legacy and how he found the balance between their shared lives by asking her to read any page in the book where she was mentioned, pre-publication   At about 34:25, Matt responds to Pete asking about the experience being “cathartic” or emotionally cleansing    At about 40:00, Matt talks about the idea of memory and how his book is a part of him and his mom and others, at a certain time, memorialized    At about 41:15, Matt and Pete discuss the bookend stories of Matt's collection    At about 41:45, Matt explains his personal usage and larger communities' usage of “queer” and its connection to the fluidity of identity    At about 44:15, Matt talks about the “Americana” and decolonization and colonial attitudes of the Philippines   At about 45:15, Matt expands upon his reference to the Romans “weapon[izing] oblivion” and its implications, including “erasure” with regards to American colonization and Filipino history   At about 48:00, Matt talks about questions of identity for him and others who are Filipino or Filipino-American   At about 51:30, Pete references an ignorant comment from one of Matt's teacher regarding his English proficiency, as described in his book   At about 52:00, Matt talks about the concept of kapwa, in the context of community and safety and family   You can now subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, and leave me a five-star review. You can also ask for the podcast by name using Alexa, and find the pod on Stitcher, Spotify, and on Amazon Music. Follow me on IG, where I'm @chillsatwillpodcast, or on Twitter, where I'm @chillsatwillpo1. You can watch other episodes on YouTube-watch and subscribe to The Chills at Will Podcast Channel. This is a passion project of mine, a DIY operation, and I'd love for your help in promoting what I'm convinced is a unique and spirited look at an often-ignored art form. The intro song for The Chills at Will Podcast is “Wind Down” (Instrumental Version), and the other song played on this episode was “Hoops” (Instrumental)” by Matt Weidauer, and both songs are used through ArchesAudio.com. I'm excited to share my next episode with Dave Zirin, The Nation's sports editor, is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Named one of UTNE Reader's “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin is a frequent guest on ESPN, MSNBC, and Democracy Now! He also hosts The Nation's Edge of Sports podcast. The episode will be published on September 21. I hope you can tune in.  

Amanpour
Amanpour: Ken Burns, John McEnroe and Dave Zirin

Amanpour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 55:35


Christiane Amanpour talks to director Ken Burns about his new documentary series "Muhammad Ali" on the legendary boxer, what he found so compelling about him, and sportsmanship today. John McEnroe, 7-time tennis Grand Slam champion, discusses the whirlwind success of British tennis star Emma Raducanu and the role mental health plays in the game. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dave Zirin, author of "The Kaepernick Effect", about the waves footballer Colin Kaepernick made in the sporting world when he took at knee in 2016. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

The oursociallandscape's Podcast
“Sports is Like Fire”- a talk with Dave Zirin

The oursociallandscape's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 29:28


Progressive sports writer Dave Zirin joins me on Our Social Landscape to hit on a few hot button topics in the sports world today.  Zirin is the sports editor of The Nation magazine, the author of 11 books on the politics and history of sport, and a frequent contributor to television and radio shows nationally.  

北槽
Vol.338 东京奥运会 运动与珍贵善意

北槽

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 66:53


这一期节目呆逼邀请好友甜辣一起聊一下奥运会的感受。虽然很多感动和激励,可是我总觉得看奥运会好消耗啊,太惊险太多带入,精神压力好大。这下结束终于可以松一口气了。在节目之外,如果有能力读英文,推荐大家可以读一读体育政治作家戴夫·齐林(Dave Zirin)的许多作品,他的体育政治评论和代表作《巴西与魔鬼共舞:世界杯、奥运会与争得民主》等,可以帮我们摘下滤镜看待奥运会这样的大型赛事是如何对社会造成一些负面影响,“资本主义精英们通过利用由自然灾害、恐怖袭击或者军事政变等'例外情况‘创造的机会来实施其剧烈的经济和社会变革”。图片:Colleenia·Z剪辑:呆

The End of Sport Podcast
Episode 74: Buying Unicorns with Dogecoin at the Tokyo Olympics with Jules Boykoff

The End of Sport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 63:25


All three hosts are joined by show favorite and Professor and Chair of Politics & Government at Pacific University Jules Boykoff to talk all things Tokyo Olympics, principally why they shouldn't be happening at all. The conversation ranges from why the Tokyo Olympics should have been cancelled in the first place, to overarching problems with the Olympics as an institution, to the racial politics at play in these Games in particular. The discussion also addresses the ethics of the Tokyo Games from the standpoints of fan consumption and athlete participation. Jules Boykoff is author of the recent book NOlympians and the classic Power Games. He has recently written on the Games in countless venues, including the Los Angeles Times, The Nation (with Dave Zirin), and the Washington Post. The terrific piece co-authored by Michael MacDougall and MacIntosh Ross can be found here.

The Deep Dive
Episode 73: Black Protest, Sports and The Kaepernick Effect: A Conversation w/ Dave Zirin

The Deep Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 61:04


In this conversation, Philip talks to Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation Magazine and the author of The Kaepernick Effect. Philip and Dave discuss his new book and how Colin Kaepernick's protest forms a bridge between the social activism of the past and a new generation of athletes using protests to shine the light on injustice. *The Drop – The segment of the show where Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings. * Philip's Drop: Under the Influence of Giants – Self Titled (https://open.spotify.com/album/5ygYLv1MXxfiT2ubjVUbuc?si=3uqiG3jQTKqSYk7UtrODsQ&dl_branch=1) Dave's Drop: Don Scavone “Willie On Glock” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF0KzAdWhmU) Special Guest: Dave Zirin.

All of the Above Podcast
#71 - Dave Zirin and the Intersection of Sports, Education, and Justice

All of the Above Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 72:46


One thing that teachers and athletes certainly have in common is the tired notion that they're each supposed to be “apolitical” and avoid speaking out against injustice. Welp, we're certainly not going to “shut up and dribble” today! This week we combine forces with writer, editor, sports journalist, and “Edge of Sports” host Dave Zirin to explore the intersections of sports, education, politics, and social justice! From Title IX to student-athlete free speech, municipal budgets, and fair compensation for college athletes, we discuss the work of advancing justice for our students in the classroom and on the field. But first, Jeff and Manuel take a look at recent headlines in education including (another) teacher under fire for assigning racist far-right nonsense and a district chief facing time in prison for his alleged inaction leading up to the mass shooting in Parkland. ***Please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel! https://youtube.com/AllOfTheAbove *** AGENDA 0:00 - Welcome! 5:06 - Teacher assigns racist far-right nonsense 19:13 - Superintendent arrested regarding mass shooting 29:43 - Edge of Sports, Education, and Justice w/ Dave Zirin 1:09:33 - Students organize statewide protest More from our guest: Dave Zirin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdgeofSports Dave Zirin for the Nation: https://www.thenation.com/authors/dave-zirin/ Edge of Sports: https://www.edgeofsports.com/ Edge of Sports Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/edgeofsports Do-Now Stories: Florida school officials arrested in connection to Parkland shooting: https://www.the74million.org/broward-county-superintendent-arrested-on-felony-charges-in-parkland-school-shooting-inquiry/ Teacher assigns racist assignment using right-wing video: https://www.theroot.com/why-do-blacks-have-a-victim-mentality-and-other-questi-1846741935 Get MORE All of the Above: - Website - https://aotashow.com/ - Podcast on multiple platforms via Anchor - https://anchor.fm/aota - Podcast via Apple Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/all-of-the-above-podcast/id1339198232 - Podcast via Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4NO3FENVr96JJTU4ZjdnCm - Twitter - https://twitter.com/AOTAshow - Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/AOTAshow/ Theme Music by its tajonthabeat: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChvx9rSyOTEO2AnYynqWFw --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/aota/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aota/support

The Jacobin Sports Show
Brooklyn Nets, Jim Brown, and the 'Kaepernick Effect' w/ Dave Zirin

The Jacobin Sports Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 60:08


In the second episode of the Jacobin Sports Show, Matthew and Jonah are joined by Dave Zirin (@EdgeOfSports) to discuss the recent NBA trade in which the Nets acquired James Harden, joining Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. They discuss the news, compare other famous high-scoring trios, and chat about a sports-film crossover with the new Regina King movie "One Night In Miami...", which portrays the NFL player Jim Brown (who Dave wrote a book about) in conversation with Sam Cooke, Muhammad Ali, and Malcolm X. Plus: A preview of Zirin's upcoming project, The Kaepernick Effect. Dave Zirin is a sports editor for The Nation, creator of the podcast and blog The Edge of Sports, and author of several books including, most recently, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. Follow the Jacobin Sports Show on Twitter! @JacobinSports Email us: jacobinsports@gmail.com

No Happy Endings
Episode 13: 'Fallen Champ' with guest Dave Zirin

No Happy Endings

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 63:55


Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson is a 1993 American made-for-television documentary film that is directed by Barbara Kopple and aired on the NBC television network on February 12, 1993.   Our guest to discuss this film is American political sportswriter Dave Zirin. He is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing. 

The Brief Podcast
015 NBA wildcat strike

The Brief Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2020 57:26


DAVE ZIRIN talks about the wildcat strikes in pro sports; and MAC SMIFF on 100 days on the streets in Portland. On The Bookend, it's VICKY OSTERWEIL on her new book, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action.

The End of Sport Podcast
Episode 18: Edgy Times with Dave Zirin

The End of Sport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 36:38


In this episode, Nathan is joined by Dave Zirin to examine recent events at the intersection of the pandemic, uprisings against white supremacy, and the world of sport in light of the recent history of Black athlete activism. Dave Zirin is sports editor at The Nation, host of The Edge of Sports podcast, and author of a mind boggling ten books on the politics of sport, including, with recent guest Michael Bennett, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable; What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States; Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports; Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy; and, most recently, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing.   The conversation reflects on what we can glean from developments in a range of sporting contexts and then turns to Dave's personal relationship to sport and his career and place in the sport media complex as a rare and uncompromising critical voice.   You can follow Dave's work on Twitter @EdgeOfSports. __________________________________________________________________________   As always, please like, share, and rate us on your favorite podcast app, and give follow us on Twitter or Instagram. @Derekcrim @JohannaMellis @Nkalamb @EndofSportPod www.TheEndofSport.com   **For a transcription of this episode please click here. Huge thanks to @Punkadmic for making this happen!**

The End of Sport Podcast
Episode 15: Racism and Resistance with Michael Bennett

The End of Sport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 58:26


On this special episode to address the unfolding resistance against racist police violence and white supremacy, Derek speaks with Michael Bennett, a Super Bowl champion and three-time pro-bowl defensive lineman in the National Football League. Michael is the author, with Dave Zirin, of the wonderful book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable with Haymarket Books and co-host of the podcast Mouthpeace with Michael Bennett and Pele Bennett (@Lemonadamedia). Derek and Michael grapple with why the rebellions are occurring right now and what they say about racial injustice and white supremacy in US society. They also engage the question of whiteness and the role and responsibilities of white people in this moment. In the latter half of the episode, they connect structural racism in US society to elite sport and the ways in which athletes are relentlessly dehumanized by fans, team owners, and fantasy sports. Finally, Michael responds to recent comments by Drew Brees that have drawn the ire of players across the NFL. As Michael explains on the show, it is the responsibility of white people to educate themselves about the history of racism in North America and how it structures our societies today. Check out the latest episode of Mouthpeace with Michael and Pele Bennett. In this very special episode, Michael and Pele share their solidarity with George Floyd and others around the world protesting police violence. The episode is exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds long...as we know, this is the exact amount of time that George Floyd was pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020. Some particularly valuable resources include the books below: Angela Davis: Are Prisons Obsolete? Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement The Meaning of Freedom: And Other Difficult Dialogues Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor Desmond Cole, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Mask Alex S. Vitale, The End of Policing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah For more on Michael's book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable and its brilliant treatment of the themes at the core of this podcast, check out Nathan's review in CounterPunch here. __________________________________________________________________________   As always, please like, share, and rate us on your favorite podcast app, and give follow us on Twitter or Instagram. @Derekcrim @JohannaMellis @Nkalamb @EndofSportPod www.TheEndofSport.com   **For a transcription of this episode please click here. Huge thanks to @Punkadmic for making this happen!**