Burn It All Down

The feminist sports podcast you need. Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther break down the week in sports and culture. Weekly Podcast: Feminism & Sports.

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      Episode 24: Soccer! The NWSL season in review, World Cup qualifiers, and women's teams in revolt


      This week, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss football, or "soccer" as those in the US say. They talk the NWSL season and the bruising final, World Cup qualifiers, and all the women footballers around the world fighting for better treatment and better pay. Then Brenda interviews Brazilian football superstars, Sissi and Tafa! As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For more info check our website: htt...


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      Episode 23: Cam Newton, sexism & racism, and Mental Health Week with Imani McGee-Stafford


      This week, Shireen interviews Dr. Amira Rose Davis and Dr. Nicole Neverson about the Cam Newton and Jourdan Rodrigue debacle, and Lindsay interviews WNBA player Imani McGee-Stafford about hope and her challenges with mental health issues. There is a flaming pile that needs burning and incredible women to celebrate in Badass Women of the Week. For more info check our website: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com


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      Episode 22: The NHL and anthem protests, and athletes respond to Hurricane Maria


      On this week's show Shireen Ahmed and Jessica Luther talk about the NHL's response to #takeaknee and the anthem protests, the role of race, and our utter exhaustion with people being purposefully ignorant about why people are kneeling. Lindsay Gibbs interviews professional baller Kelsey Bone about the anthem protests and her career. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds. For more information, check out our website htt...


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      Episode 21: The NFL and #TakeAKnee


      On this week's show Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey talk about NFL protests, #TakeAKnee and the importance of solidarity. Shireen talks to Essence Carson of the LA Sparks about her The Players Tribune piece, athlete activism, music and the WNBA finals. The BIAD team discusses the latest news from Aaron Hernandez' family, CTE and more. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds.


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      Episode 20: In solidarity with Jemele Hill


      Episode 20 of Burn It All Down is dedicated to former guest of the show and all-around badass in sports media, Jemele Hill. This week, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss the uproar over a series of tweets Hill wrote last week, the intersection of sports and politics, and what it really means when we say sports media is "liberal." And we welcome back Dr. Amira Rose Davis to talk about the history of sports, politics, and race. As always,...


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      55m
       2017-09-19

      Episode 19: US Open recap and World Cup qualifying


      On Episode 19 of Burn It All Down, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther give a recap of the US Open (yay, women’s tennis!) and World Cup qualifying. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What's Good in our worlds. For more information, check out our website http://burnitalldownpod.com.


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      41m
       2017-09-12

      Episode 18: Jemele Hill, Art Briles and second chances, and Maria Sharapova's return


      On Episode 18 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Lindsay Gibbs, Brenda Elsey and Jessica Luther talk Art Briles and second chances, and Maria Sharapova’s return to the grand slam stage. Then Jessica interviews Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter at 6pm, aka The Six. They talk about being political in public these days, the role of sports in moments like this, and Hill’s Michigan State fandom in the wake of multiple sexual abuse/violence scandals in the athletic department. As alway...


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      52m
       2017-09-05

      Episode 17: College football is back


      On Episode 17 of Burn It All Down, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs and Jessica Luther talk about college football head coaches: the money they pull down, the power they wield, the choices they make. Then we hone in on one particular issue: sexual violence. And Lindsay interviews Ava Wallace, a beat writer for the Washington Post who used to cover UVA football and has recently written about black athletes in Charlottesville. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and...


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       2017-08-29

      Episode 16: Elliott's suspension appeal, Charlottesville, and FIFA's Players of the Year noms


      On Episode 16 of Burn It All Down, Julie DiCaro, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther welcome ESPN's Adrienne Lawrence as a guest co-host. We talk about the NFL v NFLPA regarding Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, reactions to Charlottesville and the future of anthem protests, and FIFA's questionable Player of the Year nominations. As always, you'll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What's Good in our worlds. Key Points from this episode: • The Ezekiel Elliot case: The NFL r...


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      41m
       2017-08-22

      Episode 15: NCAA student-athletes, Ezekiel Elliott, IAAF, and Andrea Kremer


      On Episode 15 of Burn It All Down: Brenda Elsey, Julie DiCaro, Shireen Ahmed, Jessica Luther, and Lindsay Gibbs talk about back-to-school for student athletes, Caster Semenya commentary, and the NFL suspension of Ezekiel Elliott. We catch up on the highlights from the IAAF world championships in London, where Usain Bolt reminds us that athletes are only human after all. Julie also interviewed the amazing Andrea Kremer about the industry’s double standards and her journey from a ballerina to b...


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      52m
       2017-08-15