Burn It All Down

The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, Amira Rose Davis, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture.


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Interview: Chanel Keenan, Seattle Kraken Intersectionality Consultant

In this episode, Shireen is joined by Chanel Keenan, Intersectionality Consultant for the Seattle Kraken and host of the C More Than Sports podcast. They discuss Chanel's "rink rat" upbringing, her dream to attend the NHL draft, and making hockey a more diverse and inclusive sport.



Ep. 189: Talking All About Drafts

The 2021 NWSL Draft took place last week. But former Stanford star Catarina Macario was not among those selected. That’s because Macario opted to sign with Lyon rather than enter the NWSL. This prompted Lindsay, Jessica, and Shireen to take a closer look at drafts -- and the ways they suppress labor. Is it time for the NWSL and other U.S. sports leagues to get rid of their drafts? Of course, you’ll also hear this week’s Burn Pile and meet our latest Torchbearers...



Hot Take: Interview with Sandra Herrera, on 2021 NWSL Draft

In this Hot Take, Shireen is joined by sports journalist Sandra Herrera, of CBS Sports and Southside Trap Podcast, to dissect the 2021 NWSL Draft.



Interview: Elizabeth Williams on The Atlanta Dream and Rev. Warnock's Senate Victory

Lindsay Gibbs interviews Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream. They discuss Williams and the Dream's public support of Rev. Warnock, whose recent victory in Georgia flipped the U.S. Senate. Williams also shared what it's like to watch U.S. political events unfold from Turkey, where she's currently playing.



Ep. 188: The Dream, The WNBA, And The Election Of Rev. Raphael Warnock

After a week that included a Trump-incited insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as well as the election of two Democrats from Georgia to the Senate, the whole crew gets together. Jessica, Amira, Brenda, Lindsay, and Shireen discuss this current moment of athlete activism, with a focus on the Atlanta Dream, the WNBA, and the election of Rev. Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate. Of course, you’ll hear the first Burn Pile of 2021...



Interview: Best of 2020 Part 3, Black Women Athletes Speak Out

To wrap up Burn It All Down’s Best of 2020 series, we are re-airing one of our most powerful hot takes: Black Women Athletes Speak Out. It originally aired June 5. This episode features 11 Black women athletes taking the mic and holding space for their voices, emotions, stories, and experiences as they processed and navigated ongoing racial injustices and social movements this summer...



Episode 187: The Best of Burn It All Down 2020, Part 2

To ring in the New Year, we're re-airing some of the best moments from BIAD 2020. In this episode, Shireen revisits three of the team's most memorable interviews. First, from Episode 158, Amira speaks with community organizer and athlete Alison Mariella Désir about Ahmaud Arbery and the whiteness of the running community...



Ep. 186: The Best Of Burn It All Down 2020, Part 1

For the next two weeks we’re revisiting some of the best moments from the past year on Burn It All Down. First, we’re listening back to three of our favorite 2020 segments. We start back in June with Episode 164, when Jessica, Amira, and Shireen talked about athlete activism and the return of sports...



Ep. 185: Year in Review: Surprises, Memories and Takeaways

It’s hard to wrap up such an abnormal and difficult year. But Amira, Jessica, and Brenda look back on some of the most surprising and memorable moments of 2020 -- and share some lessons they learned. [6:28] Also, before 2020 comes to a close, the NCAA sneaks in one more trip to the Burn Pile [39:10]. Plus, you’ll hear this week’s Torchbearers, starring Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer [48:28], and what is good in our worlds. [51:50].


 2020-12-22  57m

Hot Take: Who Really Benefits From MLB's Decision on Negro Leagues?

On Wednesday, MLB announced it would recognize the Negro Leagues as a Major League, meaning 3,400 players from seven leagues will now be considered major leaguers. Many celebrated the move, but who does it really benefit? Amira is joined by ESPN’s Howard Bryant, who says, “I understand the intention. The intention in a lot of ways was a repiration. … I don’t think this was the right way.”


 2020-12-18  18m