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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

    Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke‹

    Eric Dickerson Brings the Smoke‹

    This week we speak to Eric Dickerson about his new book Watch My Smoke: The Eric Dickerson Story, cowritten with Greg Hanlon.
    We also have Choice Words about Novak Djokovic and the ongoing saga taking place in Australia around the Australian Open. And don’t miss a special playoff edition of Jake’s Takes as well. All this and more on this week’s show!
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    What do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us? 

    What do the 1984 Olympics Teach Us? 

    This week we talk to L. Jon Wertheim about his new book Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever. We talk about 1984 sports, music, and what was taking place in the world that made that particular summer transformative. 
    We also got “Choice Words” about Antonio Brown and his exit from last week’s Bucs-Jets game. We have “Just Stand Up” and “Sit Your Ass Down” awards to the incredible Sidney Poitier for an incredible life lived as an actor and activist and Aaron Rodgers who will likely win the NFL MVP and increasingly appears to be an avatar for the libertarian right. All this and more on this week’s show! 

    Jon Wertheim
    Twitter: @jon_wertheim
    https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/Glory-Days/9781328637901

    Zirin, Antonio Brown Is a Damning Reflection of the NFL
    https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/antonio-brown-nfl/

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    • 36 min
    Taking A Break with Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Taking A Break with Viet Thanh Nguyen

    This week we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a great conversation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did taking part in it.
    We also have ‘Choice Words’ about Deion Sanders’s big splash and securing a massive victory against the college football powers that be in recruiting. Don’t miss another great edition of Jake’s Takes as well. All this and more on this week’s show! 
    Zirin
    Jackson State's Deion Sanders snagging top recruit makes HBCU football the big story
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ryan Shazier On His Perilous Football Journey

    Ryan Shazier On His Perilous Football Journey

    This week we speak to former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier about his new book: Walking Miracle: How Faith, Positive Thinking, and Passion for Football Brought Me Back from Paralysis...and Helped Me Find Purpose.
    We also got “Just Stand Up” and “Sit Your Ass Down” awards to a courageous Formula 1 driver who is speaking out against racism in the sport, and Enes Freedom, who appears to be posturing as a right-wing NBA athlete that the Fox News crowd can support. Don’t miss another great edition of Jake’s Takes as well. All this and more on this week’s show! 
    Ryan Shazier
    Twitter: @RyanShazier
    Walking Miracle
    Zirin
    Enes Kanter Freedom: The NBA Authoritarian Against Authoritarianism
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    • 39 min
    Jake's Takes

    Jake's Takes

    This week I give my take on the vaccine wars in the NBA. It’s a thorny subject and I break it down. Also we have Jake’s Takes as my kid will tell you who will win this week’s NFL games. All this and more on this week’s show!
    Zirin, We Need Barcelona’s Hidden Radical History Now More Than Ever
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/barcelona-olympics/
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    When Women’s Soccer Started A Cultural Revolution

    When Women’s Soccer Started A Cultural Revolution

    This week we speak to Rob Goldman, author of the new book, The Sisterhood: The 99ers and the Rise of U.S. Women's Soccer. This book looks at the US Women’s 1999 World Cup team, how they came together, personalities on the team, and their lasting impact on sport in the world.

    We also have “Choice Words” about what’s happening in China with Peng Shuai, who has disappeared in the country after leveling an accusation against a powerful official in the country. We also got “Just Stand Up” and “Sit Your Ass Down” awards for the truly despicable people cheering on the Rittenhouse acquittal and the athletes that made it their mission to speak out about an Oklahoma death penalty case. Don’t miss another great edition of Jake’s Takes as well. All this and more on this week’s show! 

    Rob Goldman
    https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496228833/

    Zirin, Where Is Peng Shuai? And What Is the IOC Going to Do About It?
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/peng-shuai-ioc/

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    • 48 min

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552 Ratings

552 Ratings

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It’s always a treat to listen to a man with an open mind and intellectual curiosity for how his corner of the world affects all the others. Always a diverse and varied group of guests.

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