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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

    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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    • 17 min
    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
    Hidden History of the National Women’s Football League

    Hidden History of the National Women’s Football League

    This week we speak to Britni de la Cretaz & Lyndsey D’Arcangelo, authors of the new book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League. This book is incredible and unearths an entire history that most of us were never familiar with. 

    We also have “Choice Words” about the new Netflix special, Colin in Black and White. We also got “Just Stand Up” and “Sit Your Ass Down” awards for the perpetually under-appreciated Dusty Baker and Roger Goodell/the Atlanta Anachronisms baseball team. Don’t miss another edition of Jake’s Takes as well. All this and more on this week’s show! 

    Lyndsey D’Arcangelo
    Twitter: @darcangel21

    Britni de la Cretaz
    Twitter: @britnidlc
    https://www.boldtypebooks.com/titles/britni-de-la-cretaz/hail-mary/9781645036623/


    Zirin, 100 Days to the Beijing Olympics
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/beijing-olympics/



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    • 54 min
    Talking About The Knicks of the 90s

    Talking About The Knicks of the 90s

    This week we are talking to Paul Knepper, author of the book “The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewing, Oakley, Starks and the Brawlers That Almost Won It All.” We talk the Knicks, Pat Riley, John Starks, Anthony Mason and whether this team was badder than the Bad Boys of the 80s. 
    We also have “Choice Words” about the latest news in the efforts to wrest justice from the clutches of the Washington Football Team. Then we have Jake’s Takes as well as an NBA preview session! 

    Paul Knepper
    Twitter: @paulieknep
    https://theknicksofthenineties.com/

    Zirin, Congress Escalates Pressure on the NFL to Release the Washington Football Team Report
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/washington-football-team-report/



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    Talking NFL E-Mails with Andrew Brandt

    Talking NFL E-Mails with Andrew Brandt

    This week we speak to long-time former Green Bay Packers executive Andrew Brandt about the leak of NFL emails and what they say about the league. Also, we have choice words about the latest attack on trans youth athletes coming out of Texas. In addition, I’ve got a few things to say about Kyrie Irving, and of course, we have Jake’s Takes.

    Andrew Brandt
    Twitter: @AndrewBrandt
    https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/law/academics/faculty/Facultyprofiles/AndrewBrandt.html

    Zirin, Texas Slams the Door on Trans Kids’ Playing Sports
    https://www.thenation.com/article/society/texas-trans-bill/



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    • 50 min
    Giving the NFL’s Jackie Robinsons Their Do

    Giving the NFL’s Jackie Robinsons Their Do

    This week, Bob Glauber joins the show to discuss the new book that he co-wrote with Keyshawn Johnson, The Forgotten First. Such an informative interview, you don’t want to miss it!

    Bob Glauber
    Twitter: @BobGlauber
    https://www.powells.com/book/the-forgotten-first-9781538705483

    Zirin, Crisis in the National Women’s Soccer League: A Story of Predation and Power
    https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/nwsl-sexual-harassment-scandal/



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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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551 Ratings

551 Ratings

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