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The GIST of It is a 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 like media boycotts in sports, racism in the NFL and more. 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 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 like media boycotts in sports, racism in the NFL and more. Expect a hilarious yet informative conversation with a refreshing female perspective on the world of sports.

    Ep #110: USA gymnasts vs. the FBI

    Ep #110: USA gymnasts vs. the FBI

    Hey!


     


    It’s another heavy episode of The GIST of It. After American superstar gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, hosts Steph and Ellen are diving into why they did it, what they said, and what it could mean for the future of amateur sport.


     


    Today’s episode is brought to you by FanDuel. The GIST has partnered with FanDuel to create a judgement-free fantasy contest, open to all sports fans. Get in on the action by heading to fanduel.com/gist to play. Good luck!


     


    Show notes:


     


    McKayla Maroney’s opening statement (text)


     


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    • 22 min
    Ep #109: U.S. Soccer does not understand the assignment

    Ep #109: U.S. Soccer does not understand the assignment

    Show us the money!


     


    On today’s episode of The GIST of It, hosts Ellen and Steph are talking about cold hard cash...and why the U.S. women’s national soccer team is still fighting to make more of it. 


     


    With the U.S. Soccer Federation recently making headlines, we’re diving into what they’re now asking of the USWNT and USMNT, their fraught relationship with both teams, and the ongoing lawsuit against them.


     


    Today’s episode is brought to you by our friends at Scotiabank. Alongside the Hockey Canada Foundation, ​​they’ve formed The Assist Fund, where $1 million dollars of funding will be available to eligible families to reduce registration and equipment fees. For more on this great cause, visit assistfund.hockeycanadafoundation.ca.


     


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    • 27 min
    Ep #108: Everything you need to know about the 2021 NFL season

    Ep #108: Everything you need to know about the 2021 NFL season

    No, it’s not Friday: we’ve officially moved The GIST of It to Tuesdays and Thursdays! And today is a very special Thursday indeed: it's the Opening Kickoff of the NFL. Today, Ellen and Steph are getting into all things football with a quick season preview, a look at some of the can’t-miss storylines and they’ll even give their very professional opinions on who will win the Super Bowl. 


    Thanks to our friends at FanDuel for sponsoring today’s podcast. For just $2, GISTers can play in a special GIST-exclusive FanDuel fantasy contest with the chance to win hundreds in cash prizes, and the winner of our season-long contest will take home $2,000.


    Even if you’ve never played fantasy sports before, FanDuel makes it super easy to play, and Ellen and Steph have a few insider tips in today’s episode. Head to fanduel.com/gist to enter. Good luck!


     


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    • 26 min
    Ep #107: Is it burnout? Naomi Osaka thinks she’s “going to take a break from playing”

    Ep #107: Is it burnout? Naomi Osaka thinks she’s “going to take a break from playing”

    After Naomi Osaka’s exit from the US Open in which she said, "I honestly don't know when I'm going to play my next tennis match, I think I'm going to take a break from playing for a while," co-hosts Ellen and Steph discuss athlete burnout and the Osaka’s unique situation. Add that to a doozy of a WTF moment coming out of the women’s soccer world and you have yourself a podcast. Join us, won’t you?


     


    Thanks to our pals at The Peak Daily for sponsoring today’s podcast. Subscribe to their daily business podcast today. 


     


    And hey — one last announcement. The GIST of It is changing our air dates. More info in the episode, but moving forward, look for us in your feed every Tuesday & Thursday. 


     


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    • 24 min
    Ep #106: Men’s hockey culture is trash

    Ep #106: Men’s hockey culture is trash

    After the Ontario Hockey League suspended Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick Logan Mailloux indefinitely for violating the league’s expectation for appropriate conduct by a player, co-hosts Ellen and Steph dive deep into the issues with hockey culture, and broader men’s sports culture. Yes, we’ve been here before and we’ll be here again. Get fired up with us, won’t you?


    This podcast was made possible by our friend at The Peak Daily. Subscribe to their daily business podcast today. 


     


    Show notes:


    Episode 17: Why is the NHL so sexist — Leipsic 


    Globe & Mail update on Logan Mailloux


     


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    • 24 min
    Ep #105: Naomi Osaka, mental health and gender equality in tennis

    Ep #105: Naomi Osaka, mental health and gender equality in tennis

    Today, Ellen and Steph chat about Naomi Osaka’s continued push for mental health as her US Open run begins, as well as the disparity in media coverage in one of the most gender equal sports. Then, we’re bringing back our WTF moment to give you an update on the Trevor Bauer situation in baseball. 


    Warning before you listen: the WTF moment at the end of the episode deals with sexual abuse, so if you can’t listen, we’ll see you back here on Friday. Take care of yourself.


    Today’s episode is sponsored by our friends at Scotiabank. While we’ll be tuning into the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship tonight, we’re going to miss watching all the competition. But, lucky for us, we can keep supporting the growth of women’s hockey with Scotiabank. Scotiabank is committed to opening the game to all players and promoting inclusion initiatives throughout the year. Check out their website scotiabankhockeyclub.com to see exciting ways to support women’s hockey long after the final whistle tonight.


     


    Show notes:


    Naomi Osaka’s post via @thegistusa


     


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

broo19* ,

The best sports podcast!!!

Absolutely love this podcast! It is a must listen to for me. It takes an inclusive approach to sports.

Nmb canada ,

Finally!

Finally sports news from woman! And not just woman doing sport news about the major sports but all sports, women’s sports! All hail The Gist! Take over the sports news world please!

RoHowChueng ,

Fantastic!

Amazing podcast that discusses the topics other sports analysis shies away from. The hosts also know how to keep it fun as well as interesting.

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