Sarah Spain profiles guests from the world of sports, comedy, music and beyond to share the stories of their lives and their journeys to success.
Crushed: Joan Niesen
Sarah talks to journalist Joan Niesen about how her love of baseball was passed down from her paternal grandmother, her path from an economics degree to feature writer for Sports Illustrated, and her new podcast where she reckons with the steroid era in baseball and the home run chase of 1998 after seeing it through innocent eyes as a ten-year-old.
Athlete Allies: Chris Mosier and Anne Lieberman
Sarah talks to Team USA triathlete Chris Mosier and 3-time national champion Muay Thai Fighter Anne Lieberman about how important sports can be for transgender and non binary teens and the recent uptick in anti-trans legislation in a multitude of states.
Aim True: Kathryn Budig
Sarah talks to yoga teacher, author, and podcaster Kathryn Budig about how she had to get dragged back to her second yoga class, applying a business mindset to a spiritual practice, the response she got after posing naked in an advertisement, finding balance, and dealing with grief.
Top Chef: Kristen Kish
Sarah talks to chef Kristen Kish about what she learned from her experience winning season 10 of Top Chef, finding her food identity through her menu at her Austin based restaurant Arlo Grey, dealing with sexism in the food industry, coming out as a lesbian, and the joy she experienced filming her new show Fast Foodies on truTV.
NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird
A couple of commishes cuttin' it up. Sarah talks to National Women's Soccer League commissioner Lisa Baird about how she had to react to the pandemic on her second day on the job, the success of the Challenge Cup, the league's relationship with US Soccer and how it's changed recently, and how she's trying to grow the league both in terms of audience and franchise expansion.
Making Memories: Lesley Visser
Sarah talks to legendary sports reporter and true female trailblazer Lesley Visser about her storied career covering the biggest events in sports (Super Bowls, Final Fours, NBA Finals, World Series) and in the world (the fall of the Berlin Wall). Lesley discusses wearing a credential that said no women or children allowed, getting thrown out of the locker room at the Cotton Bowl, the tutelage she got at The Boston Globe, her trick to interviewing Bill Belichick, and why sometimes you have to cross when it says don't walk.
Spain in the Hizzy!
Awesome pod cast!!!