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.
In this episode of Going Deep, John and Marcia talk with Daniel Libit and Luke Cyphers the founders of The Intercollegiate . It's an online media outlet that focuses on investigative college sports journalism and analysis. (Music featured includes Pre-Game Warmup by Audiobinger)
How Much Power Do Athletes Really Have?
The stature of athletes has always been apparent. But how much power do they actually have in achieving social change? Bomani Jones examined this in an August 2020 article in Vanity Fair. The ESPN host and podcaster joins John & Marcia to talk about the power of athletes in this episode. (Music featured includes The Author Never Dies by Nihilore)
As a rookie linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, Chris Borland registered 107 tackles, even though he didn't start until Week 7. He was even NFL Rookie of the Week that year. With a seemingly long and successful career in the league in front of him, Borland retired after his rookie season over concerns about long-term brain trauma. He joins John & Marcia discuss why he stepped away from football, plus his-post NFL life of preaching the benefits of meditation and his internship
Should There Be A College Football Season This Fall? (And Is That The Right Question To Ask?)
Two of the 'Power 5' NCAA conferences - the Big 10 and Pac 12 - have already postponed their football seasons due to the pandemic. The three others - the ACC, Big 12, and SEC - are forging ahead...for now. Should there be a season? Dr. Victoria Jackson says asking that glosses over so much of what ails college athletics and the athletes themselves. She's a professor of sports history and religious studies at Arizona State University, and former college athlete herself at UNC Chapel Hill. She and
The Twin Pandemics And How They Intersect With Sports
We at Going Deep had to take some time off due to the pandemic, but we're back with a new show in a newly-expanded time slot. The twin pandemics affecting the U.S. - racial injustice and the coronavirus - intersect with sports in so many ways. The Shoops examined that in an op-ed for the News & Observer this summer. In this episode, John and Marcia discuss those intersections with Dr. Deb Stroman, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill and former college basketball player at the University of
Start At Fair & Go From There Part 1 - Baseball
A fundamental question - not just in sports but life - is 'what is fair?' Our hosts are going to start looking for answers. John begins by looking at 'what is fair' in baseball, a sport that has to be asking that question now given the Houston Astros cheating scandal, which seems to produce new revelations each day. His guest is former MLB manager Clint Hurdle. (Music featured includes Gizmo by Podington Bear)
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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