No issue is out of bounds on Going Deep: Sports In The 21st Century. Hosts John and Marcia Mount Shoop explore some of the most pressing issues in sports and our society today, like race, gender, religion, and inequality. For the Shoops, a W.I.N. is when listeners Wonder, Investigate, and Notice the dynamics of sports in a new way.
The 2020(21) Summer Olympics Special
On July 23rd, the 2020 Summer Olympics get underway a year late in Tokyo. Because of COVID-19, these games are already unlike any other in the history of the Olympics. To get ready for the games, our hosts showcase plenty of stories and facts from Olympic history - some well-known, and many not. Their guest is David Wallechinsky, who wrote the definitive history of the Olympics The Complete Book of the Olympics , and served as president of the International Society of Olympic Historians from
NIL, NCAA Inertia, And The Continuing Movement For Collegiate Player's Rights
On July 1st, six states will see 'name, image, and likeness' bills go onto the books - allowing collegiate players for the first time to make money during their college careers. Will others follow suit, or will the NCAA be able to hold off the changes as it has since the verdict in the Ed O'Bannon case? John and Marcia speak with Micahel McCann. He's a professor at the University of New Hampshire, and a writer for Sportico . (Music featured includes Hip Hop Instrumental 1 and Hip Hop
MiLB Is Back (But It's Much Different Than Pre-Pandemic)
In this episode of Going Deep, we mark the beginning of the minor league baseball season this week with an episode that looks at the growing differences between the minors and college baseball. Our guests include the manager of the Asheville Tourists Nate Shaver, and the head baseball coach at UNC Asheville Scott Friedholm. And for the first time, we take questions from our listeners! (Music featured includes I'm Fat by Blanket Music and Elmore Heights by Blue Dot Sessions)
Not So Fast: Former Ivy League Runner Challenges Universities On Racial Justice
Rusell Dinkins ran track at Princeton. He knows firsthand how the sport can help Black athletes get into college. That's why he's made it his mission to stop universities from around the country from cutting track & field and cross country programs - like at Brown , William & Mary, and Minnesota. Dinkins joins our hosts to talk about his latest fight - to save track & field at Clemson #SaveClemsonXCTF (Music featured includes Skip Street by Chad Crouch)
New Job At An Unprecedented Time - Alex Gary's First Year As An Athletic Director
In February of 2020, Alex Gary was announced as the new athletic director at Western Carolina University. By the time the former Catamount baseball player started the job a few months later, the whole world had changed. Gary recounts his first year as AD in this episode with John and Marcia, and what it was like to address all the challenges that arose. He's the first Black athletic director at both Western Carolina and the Southern Conference. (Music featured includes Le Vrai by Brakhage and
Super Bowl 55
Super Bowl 55 takes place Sunday in Tampa, Florida. It closes a season like no other in the NFL - something just about everyone can say for themselves too. Our hosts in their annual Super Bowl episode talk how the league responded to the pandemic, plus how the results of the NFL's call for more diverse head coaches remain lackluster - a discussion that pivots to the language white people use when talking about race. (Music featured includes FAWM9 by Damon Boucher and Cherry by nctrnm)
Good, thought provoking content
Very good discussion around some important issues in the world of sports that tend to be an eye-opening look behind the curtain. I Appreciate their discussions and the guests they bring to the show.
Show for curious individuals; don’t need to be sports fans
I just listened to an episode of the show on Blue Ridge public radio. I am not a sports fan in any sense of the word, but I am curious on a variety of topics that involve athletes. Especially things like how college athletes have to pay for free and the damage repeated concussions can do to football players. The shopped talk about a variety of topics with authenticity, heart, and years of experience. I am mediately subscribe to this podcast after hearing the interview, and I can’t wait to listen to all of the past and future episodes. Keep up the good work, Shoops!
HAD SUPER BOWL EPISODE ABOUT RACISM