37 episodes

Taking advantage of PeacePlayers global network and platform, the Play It Forward podcast will use the voices and stories of people working in their communities and networks to promote peace and equity. Through the lens of activism in sports presented by PeacePlayers International, our podcast will feature conversations with youth leaders, community organizers, industry experts and those using sport as a tool for positive change around the world.

Play It Forward PeacePlayers International

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Taking advantage of PeacePlayers global network and platform, the Play It Forward podcast will use the voices and stories of people working in their communities and networks to promote peace and equity. Through the lens of activism in sports presented by PeacePlayers International, our podcast will feature conversations with youth leaders, community organizers, industry experts and those using sport as a tool for positive change around the world.

    Authentic Leadership (w/Nichol Whiteman)

    Authentic Leadership (w/Nichol Whiteman)

    The insightful, intelligent, and generally magnificent Nichol Whiteman of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation joins Play It Forward, the social justice podcast, presented by PeaePlayers for the season 3 finale! Our hosts explore Nichol’s career path from Wall Street to Los Angeles, and the lessons she learned along the way that enabled her to lead with authenticity, compassion and service to others. Nichol share’s plenty of advice that you can use for your personal and professional growth, so we recommend you grab your favorite dipping sauce because she serves up a 40-piece McNugget size of wisdom in this episode!

    Follow Nichol on Instagram @ceonichol

    Follow the LA Dodgers Foundation on Instagram @dodgersfoundation

    Interested in learning more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world? Visit our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/ and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintl and @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 53 min
    Love & Basketball (w/Evan Unrau & Seb Kimyacioglu, OLY)

    Love & Basketball (w/Evan Unrau & Seb Kimyacioglu, OLY)

    In today’s episode of the social justice podcast Play It Forward presented by PeacePlayers,  power couple Evan Unrau and Seb Kimyacioglu share their personal journeys from playing collegiate basketball to falling in love. Seb Kimyacioglu is a former professional basketball player having won trophies with Galatasaray in Turkey, represented Turkey at the Rio Olympics, and now works for the FOX corporation! Evan, also a former professional basketball player, went down the coaching route and shares with us some of those experiences that led her to her current role as director of PeacePlayers Los Angeles. We ultimately arrive at how their two journeys were interconnected and led them both to be confident and comfortable with who they are, which allows them to be their fullest selves in their relationship with each other, their peers, and the people they engage with. AND we also get to hear who they think would win in a one-on-one match-up. As Chinny says at the top of the episode, we were originally hoping to share this during Pride month in June, BUT let’s make EVERY month PRIDE MONTH!

    Interested in learning more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world? Visit our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/ and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintl and @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 56 min
    Sports, Identity & Migration (w/Travis Murphy)

    Sports, Identity & Migration (w/Travis Murphy)

    Have you ever wondered how sports and diplomacy intersect? Well in today’s episode of the social justice podcast Play It Forward presented by PeacePlayers, you’ll get a lot of answers to that curiosity! Travis Murphy is a former Foreign Service Officer and the former Senior Director of International Government Affairs for the NBA. Our hosts and Travis discuss immigration, identity, and the important role that sports plays in breaking down barriers and building connections. You’ll even get to hear about Travis’ relationship with NBA star, Tacko Fall!

    To learn more about Travis’ new venture, visit https://jetrglobal.com/!

    Interested in learning more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world? Visit our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintland @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 57 min
    Act as if (w/Jessica Gelman)

    Act as if (w/Jessica Gelman)

    Jessica Gelman is the CEO of the Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), co-chair of the MIT Sloan Data Analytics Conference, AND is in the Harvard University basketball Hall of Fame! This was an incredibly fun conversation where our hosts of the social justice podcast Play It Forward presented by PeacePlayers dive deep with Jessica into the power and the challenges that face the “4th industrial revolution” that has seen data become an asset. They also discuss Jessica’s career as an athlete and how it relates to her journey as a trailblazer in the sports analytics field. Lots to learn and take away from this conversation; we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    Learn more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world by visiting our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/ and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintl and @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 54 min
    Feel all the feelings (w/Lynn Lyons)

    Feel all the feelings (w/Lynn Lyons)

    Lynn Lyons is a psychotherapist specializing in addressing anxiety in children and adults. What’s that got to do with the social justice podcast Play It Forward presented by PeacePlayers? WELL, we hear from Lynn [something about bringing ppl in that don’t believe anxiety is a thing], and the relationship between sports and anxiety - the positives and negatives. The real-world lessons that we often lift up from sports - failure, pressure, success, teamwork - are essential experiences that are also applicable to anxiety and our mental health. But before all that she shares her recipe for addressing anxiety, you’d be surprised how easy it is!

    Learn more about Lynn’s work, and her podcast, by visiting her website https://www.lynnlyons.com/

    Learn more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world by visiting our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/ and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintl and @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 58 min
    Athletes Soul (w/Myriam Glez)

    Athletes Soul (w/Myriam Glez)

    Myriam Glez is a former synchronized swimmer who competed in the Olympics for both France and Australia. She didn’t peek there, she’s on Play It Forward presented by PeacePlayers, now! The social justice podcast is hyped to continue its long swimming tradition of having Olympians join to discuss their personal journeys and transitions from competitive sport to everyday life. Myriam shares with our hosts her experiences in synchronized swimming both in and out of the pool, the lack of diversity in synchronized swimming, the athlete's journey, and how that journey can often contribute to a crisis of identity when transitioning out of the sport. You’ll also hear one of our more heated Lightning Rounds, where Myriam tells us precisely what she thinks of the question, “Art Museums or History Museums!”

    Visit Athletes Soul for more information on the work Myriam does! 

    Interested in learning more about PeacePlayers mission to build a more peaceful and equitable world? Visit our website https://peaceplayers.org/playitforwardpodcast/ and check out our social handles.

    Twitter: @peaceplayers

    Instagram: @peaceplayersintl and @playitforwardpodcast

    Facebook: @peaceplayersintl

    LinkedIn: PeacePlayers International

    YouTube: PeacePlayers

    The Play It Forward podcast is produced by:

    Chinny Nwagbo

    Emmett Shepard

    Leif Frymire

    The Play It Forward podcast audio engineering and editing

    LeBaron Leath

    Animation and music created and designed by

    LeBaron Leath

    Podcast Cover Art by:

    Adam Hawkins

    Marketing by:

    Gabriella Mora

    Leif Frymire

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

duck duck goode ,

listen to this podcast!!

this podcast is STELLAR. i am on the EDGE OF MY SEAT waiting for the weekly episodes. Chinny, the female co-host continuously brings her A game to every podcast showing off her incredible interviewing skills that have ellen degeneres QUIVERING. the male co-host is fine.

HenryTYeh ,

Do good & do well!

All-star contents with all-star guests. All about perspective and all about the journey—this show allows me to learn early what others picked up late. Keep being great Chinny!! 👍

TheMightyLyon ,

Spectacular, for adults and teens!

A spectacular show! Great guests covering interesting topics. Love how they relate it back to youth and how we can all improve!

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