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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

    Round One Understood

    Round One Understood

    This week, Dave Zirin brings back Arya Shirazi to discuss round one of the playoffs and what we learned.

    Zirin, “Macklemore Dares Others to Stand Up for Palestine”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/macklemore-hinds-hall-palestine/


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Former A's Bruce Maxwell calls out Oakland A's owner John Fisher for Vegas move

    Former A's Bruce Maxwell calls out Oakland A's owner John Fisher for Vegas move

    After more than 50 years, the Oakland A's announced their departure from the city last year, leaving Oakland bereft of its sports teams after the flight of the Warriors in 2019 and the Raiders in 2020. To the dismay of fans, the A's plan to temporarily relocate to a minor league stadium in Sacramento before permanently moving to Las Vegas in the 2028 season. Former A's catcher Bruce Maxwell joins Edge of Sports to discuss the move, its impact on the local community and workers, and the trajectory of his own career and the place of the A's in his life story.

    Zirin, “The Fiction of the “Outside Agitator”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/outside-agitator-false-narrative/


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    • 29 min
    The Meaning of Jalen Brunson and the 2024 Playoffs

    The Meaning of Jalen Brunson and the 2024 Playoffs

    This week we discuss why New York Knicks star Jalen Brunson should not be seen is anybody’s underdog. Also, we break down who is going to win the first round playoff, matchups, with an eye on the politics of the games.

    Zirin, “The 2024 Olympics Are Already Dealing With Multiple Political Crises”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/world/2024-paris-olympics-political-crises/


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Magic of Luka and Kyrie

    The Magic of Luka and Kyrie

    Dallas Mavericks’ backcourt of Luka Doncic and Kyrie is the most thrilling guard combo in the league and perhaps ever. Yet very few thought their coming together would work. We explore why.

    Zirin, “Coaching Great Dawn Staley Defends Trans Athletes”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/dawn-staley-trans-athletes/


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    • 58 min
    The NBA Road to International Greatness

    The NBA Road to International Greatness

    Arya joins the pod again to talk about the rising of the international influence of the NBA, it’s early roots, and where the game may be headed. 


    Zirin, “Online Gambling Has Swallowed Professional Sports”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/online-gambling-sports-shohei-ohtani/


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    • 58 min
    Future of the Game

    Future of the Game

    Arya Shirazi joins the show to talk about the current state of the NBA, and we discuss what the implications of this game are moving forward and how we feel about the direction it’s heading aesthetically and as an entertainment product. 


    Zirin, “Jonathan Glazer’s Brave Oscar Speech Represents the Best of Judaism”
    https://www.thenation.com/article/world/jonathan-glazer-oscar-speech-gaza-israel-judaism/


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    • 55 min

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