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Backed by science and critical thought, SPKN's Sideline is the first show in relentless pursuit of a deeper understanding of society through the power of sport. With a keen, compassionate, and straightforward voice, hosts Meg Wilson and Dr. Brian Gearity engage in insightful discussions and informative interviews. From coaches, athletic directors, athletes, sport parents, national governing bodies, organizations, sport scientists, and fans. SPKN offers something for everyone interested in sport. Each week, the Sideline delivers interesting, accurate, and relevant sport stories and practical wisdom. This is Sport Knowledge

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Backed by science and critical thought, SPKN's Sideline is the first show in relentless pursuit of a deeper understanding of society through the power of sport. With a keen, compassionate, and straightforward voice, hosts Meg Wilson and Dr. Brian Gearity engage in insightful discussions and informative interviews. From coaches, athletic directors, athletes, sport parents, national governing bodies, organizations, sport scientists, and fans. SPKN offers something for everyone interested in sport. Each week, the Sideline delivers interesting, accurate, and relevant sport stories and practical wisdom. This is Sport Knowledge

    MELISSA KUTCHER-RINEHART | Head Women's Gymnastics Coach | University of Denver

    MELISSA KUTCHER-RINEHART | Head Women's Gymnastics Coach | University of Denver

    • 54 min
    Exploring Gender in Sport (1/2)

    Exploring Gender in Sport (1/2)

    • 24 min
    ARIAN FOSTER | Professional Running Back & Musical Artist Bobby Feeno

    ARIAN FOSTER | Professional Running Back & Musical Artist Bobby Feeno

    Meg and Dr. G sit down for an exclusive interview with retired NFL running back, Arian Foster, who played with the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. An All-Pro on the field, Arian is also an accomplished musical artist, actor, writer, and podcaster. The Sporting News once called Foster “the most interesting man in the NFL.”

    How do our beliefs affect how we live our life? What is the essence of being an amateur athlete? These are just a couple of the questions Dr. G, Meg, and Arian addresses they weigh in on sports, compensation for athletes, fake news, broken education systems, capitalism, politics, life in retirement, and more.

    Arian shows his range of thinking, feeling, and what it means to be a human, including an athlete. Destroying the myth of the dumb jock, Arian connects the past with the present to explain who we are as a people today. Many people are unaware that Foster has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee—watch him flex those critical thinking and philosophizing muscles while covering such topics as ethics, politics, education, science, art and music, racist ideologies, sport in society, democracy, money, love, marketing, propaganda, Black Face and minstrel shows, truth telling, stereotypes, social and cultural capital or lineage and pedigree, scholar athletes, self-study vs esteemed degrees, cultural reproduction, Black history, capitalism, normal and the abnormal, astrophysics, scientific method, college major selection and opportunities and constraints, identity, cultural differences and discipline on the football practice field, hegemonic masculinity, and good/bad coach stories.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Self-degradation & humor
    Individuality in sports
    Listening to Understand vs. Listening to Respond
    Perspective taking and empathy
    How to determine if something is from a reliable source: A helpful checklist from the University of Maryland: https://sites.umgc.edu/library/libhow...
    Social Science Vs. Natural Science
    Facts Vs. Feelings
    Amateur Athletes
    Political beliefs
    Capitalism
    Revenue and Marketing of Sports
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Navigating Racism in Sport (2/2)

    Navigating Racism in Sport (2/2)

    Navigating Racism in Sport 2 - PODCAST Show Notes
    In Part 2 of this episode of Sport Report, Navigating Racism in Sport, Dr. G and Meg continue their discussion of racial theories, ideas, and practices and how they can inform sport workers and athletes. Our hosts discuss key topics such as racial equity vs. equality, institutional racism, and interest convergence in sports. How can we make sports a more equitable place for all people and engage in antiracism? Tune in to the episode to find out what these terms mean, and how we can move towards a more equitable future in sports.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Racial equity
    Equity vs. Equality
    Institutional racism
    School to Prison Pipeline
    White privilege
    Interest convergence
    Diversity
    Theoretical framework
    White racial framing
    White supremacy
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    • 36 min
    JOANNE PASTERNACK |President & Chief Impact Officer | Oliver + Rose

    JOANNE PASTERNACK |President & Chief Impact Officer | Oliver + Rose

    entrepreneur and philanthropist, who guides athletes to use their talents and treasure to connect with social causes they’re passionate about. Pasternack, President and Chief Impact Officer of consulting firm Oliver Rose, helps athletes find their voices and identify and amplify their identities regarding social causes. Joanne’s background in competitive figure skating taught her the power of what sports could do, and her law degree and work with the Special Olympics in Washington DC fueled her passion for philanthropy and charitable efforts. Joanne has helped athletes from teams such as the 49ers and Golden State Warriors to harness their energy and passion to invest in themselves and the public good. She has also taught a university course on Philanthropic Efforts in Sport. Meg and Dr. G ask Joanne about her philosophies surrounding athletics and social causes, and they discuss topics such as humanism, dignity, and speaking up in sports. Tune in for more about Joanne’s life and career with insight from Meg and Dr. G.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Dignity across humanity
    Social causes
    Philanthropy in sports
    The human experience
    Human connection
    Finding your passion
    Speaking with an authentic voice
    Speaking up for ourselves
    Fighting social norms in sports
    Alleviating pain (physical and social)
    Humanism
    Building a business framework through social relationships
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    • 55 min
    Navigating Racism in Sport (1/2)

    Navigating Racism in Sport (1/2)

    Racism in the United States has been a difficult topic to breach for those in and outside of the world of sports. Discussing race and racism often makes people uncomfortable, and yet the evidence that racism endures is overwhelming and that it causes numerous problems. Dr. G and Meg define some key terms related to race and discuss them in light of how they affect the sport experience. How do we do better as administrators, coaches, parents, and teammates? A few tools: taking notes to work out your thoughts, role playing, and culturally affirming practices.
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    TIPS & TOPICS
    Structural and Institutional Racism
    Individual Racism
    Interpersonal Racism
    Systemic Racism
    Intent Vs. Impact
    Social construct
    ‘Myth of Meritocracy’
    Microaggressions
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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MickJagger415 ,

Really insightful

Great stuff!

Abcrocker23 ,

Amazing!

Incredible insights into what goes on behind the scenes!! Thank you!

Physical Educator 2020 ,

Great show

Finally a show that’s insightful and engaging!

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