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In Women in Sport, we bring you curated stories and learn together about the main debates in the field. Hosted by Sophie Timmermann and Thess Mostoles.

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In Women in Sport, we bring you curated stories and learn together about the main debates in the field. Hosted by Sophie Timmermann and Thess Mostoles.

    Boxing in the Global South with Hellen Baleke and Dr. Paige Schneider

    Boxing in the Global South with Hellen Baleke and Dr. Paige Schneider

    Hellen Baleke began to box to get revenge, but she soon fell in love with the sport and became the first Ugandan woman to win a medal in an international boxing competition. In the first episode of this second season of Women in Sport, we talk to her about her journey and how she has inspired other women to learn self-defense. We also hear from Dr. Schneider, a researcher at the University of the South, Sewanee, who has done fieldwork and research about female boxers in the Global South. 

    • 26 min
    We're back! Welcome to the second season of Women in Sport

    We're back! Welcome to the second season of Women in Sport

    The second season of Women in Sport is here! Subscribe, so you don't miss any episodes and follow us on Twitter @womeninsportpod for more. 

    • 1 min
    Cricket with Dr. Richard Thomas

    Cricket with Dr. Richard Thomas

    In this new episode of Women in Sport, you can hear about a female cricketer who sold potatoes to finance her cricket career, or about Eileen Ash, the longest-living cricketer of all times. Join us as we talk with Dr. Richard Thomas about his new book - Cricketing Lives - and the evolution of women's cricket in the U.K. 

    • 30 min
    Covering women's sport in the U.K. with Jessica Hayden

    Covering women's sport in the U.K. with Jessica Hayden

    "There is a 30% higher chance of mistakes happening in covering women's sport than men's sport." Join us as we take a look at the British media landscape and speak to Rugby wizard Jessica Hayden, a sports journalist in the U.K., about editorial flaws and the way forward. 

    • 27 min
    Roller Derby with The Lövely Biertrix

    Roller Derby with The Lövely Biertrix

    In this episode, we dive into the world of Roller Derby. Roller Derby is " a game of rugby on skates" and "a game of chess on stage [...] it's about the physicality and the strategy" according to The Lövely Biertrix, Roller Derby commentator and former president of Manchester's Rainy City Roller Derby. Want to hear more about how this grassroots movement has expanded to over 2,000 leagues and empowered women around the world? 

    • 27 min
    Biathlon with Amanda Lightfoot

    Biathlon with Amanda Lightfoot

    "If I was a footballer, I'd be a millionaire, wouldn't I?" But Amanda Ligthfoot took on the challenge and became a passionate biathlete when she was 19 instead. Join us as we talk about how she went from not being able to run a mile to now preparing for her third Olympics. If this episode triggered your interest, make sure to check out Amanda's vlog.

    • 29 min

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