9 episodes

Kate Fagan and Jessica Smetana host this magazine style podcast. The show will include a mix of interviews, skits and discussions that consider an alternative historical point of view on culture, as well as women’s sports and those who have critiqued them. While the show is *technically* about sports, it will mostly enter through the side doors of pop culture and comedy, with a northstar of telling the story of (women in) sports with humor, insight, and joy.

Off The Looking Glass Kate Fagan & Jessica Smetana

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 2.9K Ratings

Kate Fagan and Jessica Smetana host this magazine style podcast. The show will include a mix of interviews, skits and discussions that consider an alternative historical point of view on culture, as well as women’s sports and those who have critiqued them. While the show is *technically* about sports, it will mostly enter through the side doors of pop culture and comedy, with a northstar of telling the story of (women in) sports with humor, insight, and joy.

    Shooting Stars

    Shooting Stars

    A show filled with a few of the greatest: Jess and Kate are joined by baller-for-life Nancy Lieberman, which leads to a rabbit hole about the late 70s WBL; then, a “Does It Hold Up?” analyzing (perhaps?) the best sports movie of all-time, Love & Basketball. Plus, in keeping with the Hollywood x Sports theme, Gabrielle Union shares her Moment of Epiphany, and, finally, a returning sponsor hawks us a brand-new product.
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    • 1 hr
    Pedestrianism

    Pedestrianism

    The show goes way back for an Extra, Extra that makes a very modern point: that what we love about sports is more simple than most of us — including the show’s new caller, Geoff from Austin — recognize. Plus, Kate and Jess break down ESPN’s breakdown of them, and the Calm Meditation App for Coaches runs its inaugural ad.
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    • 51 min
    Coach Speak

    Coach Speak

    Two-time NCAA title-winning coach Muffet McGraw -- should we call her “Coach”? -- drops by the show to share her thoughts on the NIL as well as UConn, which leads Kate and Jess down a champagne-popping rabbit hole; after, an “Extra, Extra” about one phone call from 1994 that might have changed the direction of women’s college ball, and the show finally gets Zip Recruiter, er, um ... Recruiter Recruiter? ... as a sponsor.
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    • 51 min
    Queens

    Queens

    Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, Ashlyn Harris, and Ali Krieger ALL join this episode, and so much star power triggers some anxiety from Jess, which Kate admits to sharing. This happens after our hosts stake out a controversial opinion on a beloved film, leading to a rabbit hole about what went wrong with one long-ago women’s professional league. Plus, the show finally finds a sponsor — and we hope Draft Kings approves!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Road Trip

    Road Trip

    Buckle up for this one: The OG, Chamique Holdsclaw, stops by the show, which sends Kate and Jess down multiple rabbit holes about heroes and villains and pettiness in sports, then we take a spin with a 26-year-old Pat Summitt as she drives the team van. Plus, the show goes roundtrip to the multiverse and (it seems) Kirk from FC leaves his final missive.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Signature Moves

    Signature Moves

    OTLG is back for Episode 3 with (arguably) the best hooper in the world, Breanna Stewart; the conversation leads Kate and Jess down a rabbit hole about the history of signature sneakers and, down even further, into another Extra, Extra from Kate — this time about the most famous women’s kicks of all time, the Air Swoopes. Plus, Kirk from Fort Collins leaves the show another (!) voicemail and Spandex for Golfers hopes to revolutionize the game.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

brianak8 ,

10/5 Stars - Don’t waste your time reading this review and listen to this brilliant podcast instead.

Don’t waste your time reading this review and listen to this brilliant podcast instead. Nothing I write here can do this podcast justice, but I’m leaving a review to help support it. I’m so glad a podcast like this now exists in the sports world. Sincerely, Not UConn

Needs RoA ,

Fun and Great Perspective

Kate and Jessica do a nice job of making the podcast fun and entertaining. This is ultimately the most important thing for me, as my time is limited.

The satirical commercials are a blast. The perspective and focus on women’s sports experiences is also something I don’t find elsewhere.

Fantastic show!

kirbyuniongap ,

So Well-produced!

This podcast is so well-produced and the production elements suit the show perfectly. Also, the information and opinions of the hosts are enlightening and hilarious. The stories provided by the guests are also a great source of under-told women’s sports history.

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