Hosted by Clinton Yates of ESPN and The Undefeated, the Black History Always podcast will be a restless deep-dive into the stories of now and tomorrow from a Black Aperture — stories from on and off the field that empower and inspire; ripped from the headlines of The Undefeated, moments of athletic heroism and moral heroism; takes in all the temperatures, moments that signify change and progress, moments that show us how much work is still to be done and moments that are just funny, right?
Astroworld and Robert Sarver Fallout
On this week's episode, Clinton Yates is joined by Tadia Taylor, an event and festival producer, to discuss what went wrong at Travis Scott's Astroworld, then Lina Washington a Phoenix-based sports anchor joins to discuss the fallout from the Robert Sarver story written by Baxter Holmes, and Clinton dives into Aaron Rodgers in Talk Back.
The Pioneer of The Midwest
Clinton Yates is joined by Peter Warren, a college journalist from Northwestern University to talk about George Jewett, the first African-American football player at both Northwestern and the University of Michigan. They also discuss Warren's article about Jewett that eventually led to the George Jewett Trophy which is now being awarded to the winner of the Michigan-Northwestern football game.
Our Road to the Rink
Clinton Yates leads two conversations first, he chats with Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah; authors of the book "Game Misconduct: Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It," about the racist and sexist culture of Hockey that has permeated the sport through all levels, and has turned some fans away from the sport. Then Everett Fitzhugh joins to talk about his journey and how he has become the voice of the NHL's newest expansion team the Seattle Kraken.
WNBA - The 25th Playoffs
As the WNBA heads into the playoffs in its historic 25th season, Clinton Yates leads two conversations about the league at 25- first Aaron Dodson and Nick DePaula of the Undefeated talk WNBA sneaker culture dating back to Year One. Then Camille Buxeda, creator of WSLAM Magazine jumps on to talk about their very first print issue.
Two Raps, Two Rappers
Clinton Yates chats with two Undefeated colleagues about their works chronicling two different rappers and their impact well beyond what came out of the speakers. First, David Dennis Jr. discusses his article on former No Limit rapper Mac Phipps, recently given clemency after serving 21 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Then, Justin Tinsley comes on board to discuss “King of Crenshaw,” the podcast collaboration with 30 for 30 telling the story of Nipsey Hussle and the impact he continues to have more than two years after his 2019 murder.
Let’s Go To The Ballpark
On July 1, 2006, Gary Matthews Jr. made one of the best catches in the history of baseball. Clinton Yates talks with him, and the man who hit the ball, Mike Lamb, about how that grab represented the work of two guys whose otherwise solid careers, are often defined by this one great play they shared. Also, we sit down with former big leaguer Xavier Scruggs, who played 8 years of professional baseball including a life-changing stint in Korea. He's now a broadcaster and DNI consultant for the St. Louis Cardinals. And, of course, Jeopardy! has heard it from the community.
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Love the pod brother. Big fan. Keep it up!!!
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I’d listen to Clinton Yates all day, everyday. Informative, entertaining, and colorful. A man for all seasons. Give it a listen, kiddos.
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