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The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics and how they intersect with pop culture and social issues, covering everything from major league season previews to calling out the sexist BS we see in sports daily. Expect a hilarious yet informative conversation with a refreshing female perspective on the world of sports.

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The GIST of It is a twice-weekly podcast on what’s going on in the sports world. Hosts Ellen Hyslop and Stephanie Rotz discuss current sports topics and how they intersect with pop culture and social issues, covering everything from major league season previews to calling out the sexist BS we see in sports daily. Expect a hilarious yet informative conversation with a refreshing female perspective on the world of sports.

    Ep #226: FIFA’s Fyre Fest?: World Cup chaos

    Ep #226: FIFA’s Fyre Fest?: World Cup chaos

    Hello!

    The men’s FIFA World Cup is officially underway and, though we’re just three days in, it’s already a disaster. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz detail the series of unfortunate events from opening weekend, spanning a last minute reversal on beer sales to cracking down on athlete protest. It’s giving Fyre Fest.

    Thank you to Sonos for sponsoring today’s episode! You love them, we love them, and now you can give the gift of quality sound to everyone on your list this holiday season. Learn more about their simple to set up and easy to use products at Sonos.com.

    Show notes:

    Ep #225: On top of the World (Cup): Everything you need to know before kickoff

    Sportswashing Scroll

    Sportswashing at the Qatar World Cup Scroll

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    • 27 min
    Ep #225: On top of the World (Cup): Everything you need to know before kickoff

    Ep #225: On top of the World (Cup): Everything you need to know before kickoff

    Happy Thursday!

    And happy (almost) men’s FIFA World Cup kickoff. On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz cover everything you need to know about one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

    The gals start things off by chatting about the main story from the tourney — the many controversies surrounding it. Then they pivot to the pitch with a full breakdown on how things work, the top contenders, the players to watch and more. Thanks for kicking it with us.

    Thank you to BMO for sponsoring today’s podcast! Before the action begins in Qatar, BMO’s working to grow the game at home in Canada. From partnering with CanMNT star Alphonso Davies to their Women in Soccer Fellowship, BMO’s no stranger to leveling the pitch. Learn more at bmo.com.

    Show notes:

    Sportswashing Scroll

    Sportswashing at the Qatar World Cup Scroll

    Alphonso Davies x BMO surprise video

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    • 30 min
    Ep #224: A WTF doubleheader: Iowa State women’s soccer coaching abuse & D.C. sues the Washington Commanders

    Ep #224: A WTF doubleheader: Iowa State women’s soccer coaching abuse & D.C. sues the Washington Commanders

    Hola!

    Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are back in your ears with yet another WTF–filled episode of The GIST of It, this time covering NCAA women’s soccer and the NFL.

    El and Steph start things off with an enraging story out of Iowa State University, where head women’s soccer coach Matt Fannon was accused of verbal abuse, body shaming and a toxic culture so, of course, the school just extended his contract. Wish we were kidding.

    Then the gals head to Washington, D.C., where the attorney general is suing Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder as well as the league and commissioner Roger Goodell for deceiving residents about the NFL’s investigation into the team’s toxic workplace.

    Thank you to Sonos for supporting today’s episode! From co-hosts El and Steph to our The GIST of It listeners, everyone’s getting in on game-changing sound, thanks to Sonos. Start cultivating your unique sound experience today by shopping at Sonos.com.

    *Content warning: This episode contains mention of verbal abuse, body shaming and sexual misconduct.


    Show notes:


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    • 25 min
    Ep #223: Head-scratching decisions: Mitchell Miller & Jeff Saturday

    Ep #223: Head-scratching decisions: Mitchell Miller & Jeff Saturday

    Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula are back with yet another WTF episode of The GIST of It. The gals begin in Boston, where the NHL’s Bruins are trying to cut ties with defenseman Mitchell Miller after signing him to an entry-level contract despite accounts that he horrifically bullied and assaulted a Black classmate with special needs six years ago.*

    Then, after the break, Lauren and Steph head over to the NFL to discuss the recent hiring of ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday, a man with no college or pro coaching experience, as the interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Privilege at its finest.

    A big thank you to Sonos for sponsoring today’s episode! Check everyone off your holiday shopping list early by gifting the game-changing sound of Sonos’ speakers! Pick the perfect presents with Sonos’ handy gift guide here: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/gift-guide.

    *Content warning: This episode contains mention of racism.


    Show notes:

    Isaiah Meyer-Crothers statement: https://twitter.com/TheOfficialHDA/status/1590364034213511169?s=20&t=19QBts8R1gxHcRuCTFF2Tg


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    • 22 min
    Ep #222: NCAA women’s basketball season preview

    Ep #222: NCAA women’s basketball season preview

    Happy hoops season! On today’s episode of The GIST of It, Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula are celebrating with a NCAA women’s basketball season preview.

    They’ll discuss the season setup, the top contenders, the players to keep an eye on and more. It’s tip-off time, baby.

    Thank you to Nike for supporting today’s episode! Just in time for the start of the new women’s basketball season, Nike teamed up with WNBA and former NCAA standout Elena Delle Donne to create the “Together We Fly” shoe, one of the most inclusive shoes ever, inspired by EDD’s sister who was born with autism and cerebral palsy. Fashionable and functional? We’re obsessed. Shop now at nike.com: https://www.nike.com/t/air-deldon-together-we-fly-basketball-shoes.


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    • 22 min
    Ep #221: Changing of the guards: Steve Nash firing and Commanders sale

    Ep #221: Changing of the guards: Steve Nash firing and Commanders sale

    On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are back with an NBA WTF and an update on the NFL’s Washington Commanders.

    First, the gals discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ firing of head coach Steve Nash. Most disturbingly, the top candidate to replace Nash is none other than Boston Celtics suspended head coach Ime Udoka.

    Then, Steph and El chat through what we know and, more importantly, what we don’t know about the future of the NFL’s Washington Commanders. While owners Dan and Tanya Snyder announced that they are exploring potential sales, it may or may not mean the pair are actually willing to walk away from the franchise.

    Thank you to the sponsor of today’s episode, Sonos! We love them, you love them. For crystal clear sound with a truly simple setup, check out Sonos’ speaker system at Sonos.com: https://www.sonos.com.



    Show notes:

    JOINT STATEMENT FROM KYRIE IRVING, BROOKLYN NETS AND ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE: https://www.nba.com/news/joint-statement-from-kyrie-irving-brooklyn-nets-and-anti-defamation-league

    Ep #220: House of horrors: Another WTF roundup: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0eGCJrLKskwRNYp4pmWilj?si=a087056ad92540ed

    Ep #195: WTF Thursday: NFL chaos and LIV Golf controversy: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5zt4Sb1z2zjkYop1W2xdwb?si=KDiXMqtTSTueHQjEF8WVZQ&nd=1

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

Ronbenlisa ,

Love the GIST! Keep it Up!

Love listening to the Gist twice a week! Great female perspective. Love the banter back and forth between the hosts and their knowledge on all things sports! They are enthusiastic and funny and I don’t miss an episode!

gracesydney ,

Love it!

I’ve been signed up to The Gist’s newsletter since they launched and was so happy to hear that they have a podcast too! Ellen and Steph bring a new energy to sport media and are so fun to listen to :)

_Jo777 ,

The best sports podcast on the air!!

I love this podcast, and everything the Gist does. It’s my go-to for sports news, and especially sports news when it comes to the many incredible women’s leagues!

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