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The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

Burn It All Down Burn It All Down

    • Sports
    • 4.5 • 695 Ratings

The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.

    Interview: Laeticia Amihere, Canadian Basketball Olympian and NCAA Champion

    Interview: Laeticia Amihere, Canadian Basketball Olympian and NCAA Champion

    In this episode, Shireen Ahmed interviews Laeticia Amihere, a power forward and Canada's first female dunker, Team Canada Olympian and NCAA Champion with the South Carolina Gamecocks. They discuss how she came to love basketball, what it's like to play for the legendary Dawn Staley, her hopes for the WBNA Draft and her non-profit Back to the Motherland, where she puts on basketball camps to make the game more accessible.
    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
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    • 27 min
    Hot Take: Aimee Arrambide, of Avow Texas, with Abortion Resources and Why Sports Teams Need to Stand Up for the Right to Abortion

    Hot Take: Aimee Arrambide, of Avow Texas, with Abortion Resources and Why Sports Teams Need to Stand Up for the Right to Abortion

    In this episode, Jessica Luther talks with Aimee Arrambide, Executive Director of Avow Texas, an abortion advocacy organization committed to shifting the stigmatizing culture surrounding abortion. Aimee provides information and abortion resources related to the overturning of Roe V. Wade. They also discuss ways in which sports organizations need to be showing up to support abortion rights in this moment, and the devastating impacts when they don't.
    Links to all the abortion resources that Aimee mentioned:

    ineedana.com

    needabortion.org

    The Lilith Fund: https://www.lilithfund.org/


    Abortion Finder: https://www.abortionfinder.org/


    National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/


    National Abortion Federation: http://prochoice.org/


    Avow’s Let's Talk About Abortion toolkit: https://avowtexas.org/lets-talk-about-abortion-toolkit/


    Abortion Care Network: https://abortioncarenetwork.org/


    Keep Our Clinics: https://keepourclinics.org/



    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
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    • 23 min
    Ep. 256: The Devastating Ripple Effect of Anti-Trans Policies in Sport

    Ep. 256: The Devastating Ripple Effect of Anti-Trans Policies in Sport

    In this episode, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther talk about the most recent attack on trans women in sports through the new restrictions from FINA, the international water sports governing body. But first, they discuss their favorite time of year...Wimbledon!
    Then, Lindsay and Jess break down FINA's latest restrictions on transgender athletes, including UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas, how recent changes in NCAA and IOC policy are paving the way for new anti-trans rules and how trans-exclusionary groups are using Title IX to fear monger support for anti-trans legislation. They also talk about how these harm children most of all.
    Following this discussion, you'll hear a preview of Shireen Ahmed's interview with Canadian basketball star Leticia Amihere about winning the NCAA Title with the South Carolina Gamecocks and her dreams of the WNBA draft. Then, they burn the worst of sports this week on the Burn Pile. Next, they celebrate those shining a light in sports, like Torchbearers of the Week, Coco Gauff, Megan Rapinoe, Brianna Turner and all of the athletes speaking out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. To donate to your local abortion fund visit the National Network of Abortion Funds.
    They wrap up the show with What's Good and What We're Watching in sports this week.
    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
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    • 51 min
    Interview: Dr. Bonnie Morris, on her new book, What's the Score?: 25 Years of Teaching Women's Sports History

    Interview: Dr. Bonnie Morris, on her new book, What's the Score?: 25 Years of Teaching Women's Sports History

    In this episode, Brenda Elsey interviews women's history professor and author Dr. Bonnie Morris about her book What's the Score?: 25 Years of Teaching Women's Sports History. They discuss the impact of Title IX on women's sports, how teaching Title IX history has evolved since the 90s, the ways women have had more access to sports because of Title IX and who is still left behind. They also discuss some of her favorite guest lecturers and teaching memories.
    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
    For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 255: Thinking Through 50 Years of Title IX

    Ep. 255: Thinking Through 50 Years of Title IX

    In this episode, Jessica Luther, Brenda Elsey and Lindsay Gibbs breakdown the impacts of Title IX as the historic legislation turns 50. But first, they talk about their summer vacation plans. Then, they talk about how the passing of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by Congress has impacted women's sports and educational opportunities for the last 50 years. They discuss how the NCAA fought and still fights the implementation of Title IX, the ways the rule impacts athletes and coaches according to their race and gender as well as how the amendment plays out regarding on-campus sexual violence.
    Following this discussion, you'll hear a preview of Brenda's interview with Bonnie Morris on her book about Title IX called What's the Score? Then, they'll burn the worst of sports this week on the Burn Pile. Next, they celebrate those changing sports for the better like Torchbearer of the Week, the U18 Canada Women's Hockey Team. They wrap up the show with What's Good and What We're Watching in sports this week.
    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
    For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com
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    • 55 min
    Interview: Briana Scurry, Legendary USWNT Goalkeeper, on My Greatest Save: The Brave, Barrier-Breaking Journey of a World Champion Goalkeeper

    Interview: Briana Scurry, Legendary USWNT Goalkeeper, on My Greatest Save: The Brave, Barrier-Breaking Journey of a World Champion Goalkeeper

    In this episode, Amira Rose Davis interviews the one and only Briana Scurry about her new book, My Greatest Save: The Brave, Barrier-Breaking Journey of a World Champion Goalkeeper. They discuss how Briana's family history influenced this book, the ways being an out athlete has changed since Briana played, and they ways we remember, misremember and block out the past. They also discuss Briana's career-ending traumatic brain injury, her long road to recovery, and the work she does to promote awareness around traumatic brain injuries.
    *CONTENT WARNING* This episode contains mentions of suicide and mental health struggles. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 in the U.S. and 1-833-456-4566 in Canada. Please take care while listening.
    This episode was produced by Tressa Versteeg. Shelby Weldon is our social media and website specialist. Burn It All Down is part of the Blue Wire podcast network.
    For show notes, transcripts, and more info about BIAD, check out our website: www.burnitalldownpod.com
    To help support the Burn It All Down podcast, please consider becoming a patron: www.patreon.com/burnitalldown
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
695 Ratings

695 Ratings

PartyMads ,

Global, informative, intersectional, amazing

I’ve learned so much more about the wide world of sports by listening to this podcast than I ever could have otherwise. They go in depth into topics and provide critical background both on HOW sports works (and doesn’t) and the amazing talents of athletes themselves. Everyone should be on the Burn It All Down train!

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Feminist?

You cannot support trans women in sports and call yourself a feminist. Even trans women say it isn’t fair. Stop being woke and start caring about women. Disgusting.

Nuckhead ,

Love You Ladies

It makes me miserable to hear of the hate and anger you’re experiencing. I love this podcast. I admit that I often disagree with you, but I always learn something. You always make me think. You make me question and think critically, and examine what I believe. Burn on!

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