200 episodes

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 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 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 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 #200: Let the games begin: A WNBA playoffs preview

    Ep #200: Let the games begin: A WNBA playoffs preview

    On today’s episode of The GIST of It (the 200th one!), Ellen Hyslop and guest host Lauren Tuiskula break down everything you need to know before the eight-team postseason begins tomorrow. With a new playoff structure and more games than ever before, this playoff race is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Enjoy!

     

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    • 32 min
    Ep #199: Serena Williams’ retirement and parenthood in sports

    Ep #199: Serena Williams’ retirement and parenthood in sports

    Hopping off the controversy train for an episode, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz dive into athletes and parenthood in today’s edition of The GIST of It. 

    First, it’s time to smile through the tears after Serena Williams’ retirement announcement and dig into her familial reasons for stepping off the court for the final time.

    Then, El and Steph check into how other GOATs have approached parenthood, and how they’re blazing trails for future athletes in the family planning game.

    And because the universe must balance itself out, they’ll close out with a quick dive into the repercussions of the overturning of Roe v. Wade on athletes and the leagues and teams that love them (on their rosters).

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    Show notes:

    Serena Williams Announces Her Retirement From Tennis - Vogue

     

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    • 31 min
    Ep #198: A WTF round of missed flights and misogyny

    Ep #198: A WTF round of missed flights and misogyny

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s time for yet another WTF buffet episode of The GIST of It. First, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz detail the latest (and perhaps most egregious) in the WNBA’s many travel woes.

    Then it’s time for a WTF from the diamond following controversial MLB figure Pete Rose’s outlandishly sexist remarks over the weekend. 

    And to round things out, El and Steph dive into the latest from Hockey Canada’s ongoing sexual assault hearings with the men’s World Juniors tourney set to begin today. Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    Thank you to Sonos for supporting today’s episode! With Sonos’ Ray soundbar, it’s never been easier to upgrade your at-home sound experience. It’s sleek, it’s easy to set up and it’s completely customizable. Interested? Learn more at sonos.com.

    *Content warning: Today’s episode includes mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

     

    Show notes:

    Ep #155: The WNBA’s airplane scandal

    Ep #194: Hockey culture? Still trash: The latest on Hockey Canada

     

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    • 30 min
    Ep #197: Appeals galore: The NFL on Deshaun Watson’s suspension and the Lionesses grabbing the governmental mic

    Ep #197: Appeals galore: The NFL on Deshaun Watson’s suspension and the Lionesses grabbing the governmental mic

    Today’s episode of The GIST of It features co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz reacting to some breaking news after the NFL filed an appeal of the initial six-game suspension levied against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. El and Steph discuss the stunning turn and what comes next in the process.

    After discussing football, they turn to fútbol, specifically the women’s side starting with the state of gendered phys ed in British schools and the Lionesses’ efforts to increase girls’ access to soccer following their historic Euro win.

    Then after the break, make way for yet another WTF NWSL moment. After NJ/NY Gotham FC captain McCall Zerboni made a racist analogy during her postgame presser on Sunday, it’s once again time for the league to take a hard look in the mirror.

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    • 26 min
    Ep #196: The long-awaited and infuriating Deshaun Watson decision

    Ep #196: The long-awaited and infuriating Deshaun Watson decision

    New month, same The GIST of It podcast. On today’s episode, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz react to and break down yesterday’s disappointing but not at all surprising news that, despite facing at least 22 sexual assault allegations, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will only serve a six-game suspension. Absolutely ridiculous.

    Then, stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s time for another WTF because North Carolina Courage defender Jaelene Daniels missed Friday’s game after refusing to wear the team’s Pride jersey…and it wasn’t the first time this has happened. Wish we were kidding.

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    Content warning: Today’s episode includes mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

     

    Show notes:

    Ep #192: WTFs all around: ESPN’s controversial snubs and a Deshaun Watson update

    Ep #185: The hits keep coming: The latest on Deshaun Watson

    Ep #160: “Never shocked, always disappointed” — the Deshaun Watson Trade

    Ep #158: Deshaun Watson grand jury decision

    Ep #122: The latest WTF updates: Deshaun Watson and the Chicago Blackhawks

     

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    • 32 min
    Ep #195: WTF Thursday: NFL chaos and LIV Golf controversy

    Ep #195: WTF Thursday: NFL chaos and LIV Golf controversy

    Welcome back to another WTF-filled episode of The GIST of It. Co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz kick things off with an update on the dumpster fire that is the Washington Commanders organization, as team owner Dan Snyder is set to testify before Congress today. 

    Then it’s time for yet another WTF, this time from men’s golf. The controversial Saudi Arabian–funded LIV Golf tour tees off with another event tomorrow, this time at former U.S. President Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf course, miles from the site of Ground Zero. El and Steph break down how 9/11 families are responding to LIV’s sportswashing, plus why this golf drama likely isn’t going anywhere soon.

     

    *Content warning: Today’s episode includes mention of sexual assault. Please take care while listening. 

     

    Show notes:

    Ep #185: The hits keep coming: The latest on Deshaun Watson and more golf drama

    Ep #183: He said what now?: A deep dive into golf’s latest drama

     

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
176 Ratings

176 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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