22 episodes

A podcast about LGBTQ people across the world of sports

The Outfield Podcas‪t‬ Matt Lichtenstadter

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A podcast about LGBTQ people across the world of sports

    Episode 22: Bayne Pettinger

    Episode 22: Bayne Pettinger

    Episode 22 features hockey agent Bayne Pettinger, who recently came out. With Bayne we talk about these topics and more:

    17:00: Becoming an agent after working for Hockey Canada
    20:30: His journey of self-discovery for his sexuality
    30:15: Having support from Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby and others in his coming out process
    42:40: What would you do if you had total control in how hockey responds to its LGBTQ+ community?

    Enjoy the show!

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 21: Joanna Lohman

    Episode 21: Joanna Lohman

    Episode 21 features Joanna Lohman, a former US Women's National team player and current coach, activist and much more. On the show, we talk about these topics and more:

    8:40: A direct legacy of the 99'ers
    12:15: Going through those first women's leagues
    21:00: coming out after being engaged to a guy at 21
    28:45: Can we connect the visibility of the US Women to the number of LGBTQ+ identifying individuals going up?
    33:30 how does it feel to be an inspiration for those coming out?
    44:50: advice for guys coming out

    Buy her new book "Raising Tomorrow's Champions" here: https://rtcsoccer.com/

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 53 min
    Episode 20: Jonathan Kliment

    Episode 20: Jonathan Kliment

    Episode 20 features Jonathan Kliment, the broadcaster for the FPHL's Elmira Enforcers, the only out broadcaster at any level of hockey. On this show we talk about this and more:

    12:00: A non-traditional broadcasting path and a different kind of coming out process
    24:30: How did his sexuality interact with his burgeoning broadcast career?
    40:45: How he deals with the locker room
    46:20: Going to Outsports to tell his story

    Enjoy the show!

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 19: Gordie Mitchard

    Episode 19: Gordie Mitchard

    Episode 19 features Gordie Mitchard, a former club hockey player and referee. He talks about his experiences in a sport he loves, but a sport that also made him feel unwelcome as well as:

    8:40: How did he keep playing hockey even with the culture around him?
    14:30: Hearing hockey's language differently as an official versus a player
    20:40: his coming out story
    30:00: The importance of having out LGBTQ people stay in the sport despite its problems
    41:30: Seeing how Hockey dealt with Yanic Duplessis' coming out
    55:00: advice to people who want to come out in hockey

    Come for the talk about hockey culture, stay for the jokes about Iowa football. Enjoy!

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 18: Jeff Rueter

    Episode 18: Jeff Rueter

    Episode 18 features Jeff Rueter, a soccer writer for the Athletic that recently came out publicly as bisexual. In this show, we talk about his recent public coming out and more:

    2:40: Jeff's story
    9:15: Being married to a bisexual woman
    13:45: Coming out not just for visibility, but to be authentic for readers and listeners and to push sports media in a better direction
    35:00: The story from San Diego and Phoenix Rising involving Collin Martin being called a homophobic slur
    45:30: What does USL plan on doing to prevent incidents like this from happening again?

    Enjoy the show!

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 58 min
    Episode 17: Jason Ball

    Episode 17: Jason Ball

    Episode 17 features Jason Ball, a former Australian rules football player who founded Pride Cup, an organization trying to eradicate homophobia in Australian Sports. On this show, we talk about this topic and more:

    7:30: His experiences as a closeted footy player
    18;45: deciding to take an even bigger step with Pride Cup
    26:15: where is Australian sport, particularly footy, when it comes to homophobia, and what has been done to change that culture?
    34:10: Helping establish the AFL's yearly Pride Game
    41:30: Trying to establish an AFL Pride Round

    And more. Enjoy the show!

    Intro and outro music is "Thinking It Over" by Lee Rosevere, from his album "Music for Podcasts 5": freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rose…For_Podcasts_5

    • 56 min

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