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. Weekly Podcast: Feminism & Sports.

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      Episode 32: Doping and the Olympics, Governance in Soccer, and Volleyball legend Sylvia Ortiz


      On this week’s episode, Brenda Elsey, Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther talk about the Russian Olympic Committee being suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systemic doping in previous Games, why a Jonas brother showed up to the FIFA trial, and Hope Solo’s bid for president of US Soccer. Then Amira interviews volleyball legend, Sylvia Ortiz, about being politically active as a college athlete in the 1970s, her years of playing and coaching in the spo...

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      Episode 31: The Women Who Brought Down Larry Nassar (TW)


      **Trigger Warning** This week on Burn It All Down, we open the show with Lindsay Gibbs interviewing Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly come forward with allegations against Larry Nassar, and award-winning investigative reporter for the Indianapolis Star who has covered the Nassar case, Marisa Kwiatkowski. The interview has graphic descriptions of sexual assault against minors; if you’d like to skip ahead, the interview ends at 28:17. Since Kwiatkowski and her colleagues’ ini...

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      Episode 30: Native mascotry has to end, the unsurprising but terrible FIFA trial, and MLS playoffs


      This week, Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss why using native and/or indigenous people as mascots is bad and should stop, and they talk about the wild things unfolding in the FIFA trial and the need to keep caring even when we are exhausted and unsurprised by institutional corruption. Then Shireen interviews Arielle Castillo to talk about the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the ...

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      Episode 29: The historic plight of the Black QB, and cool sports you should know and love


      This week on Burn It All Down, Amira Rose Davis, Brenda Elsey, and Lindsay Gibbs talk about the coolest sports deserving of a bigger spotlight - like bobsled, short track speed skating, and softball. Amira interviews Simone Lee, volleyball extraordinaire from top-ranked Penn State University. And before heading to the burn pile, the team ponders the historic plight of the Black quarterback. Phaidra Knight, African American, lesbian, and lawyer, is our Badass Woman of the Week as she...

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      Episode 28: Racism in sport, getting ready for the Winter Olympics, and the NWHL’s Kaliya Johnson


      This week on Burn It All Down, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, and Jessica Luther discuss racism in sport, including recent incidents in soccer and baseball, and share stories they’ve enjoyed about athletes preparing for next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Then Shireen interviews professional ice hockey player, Kaliya Johnson. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile and Bad Ass Woman of the Week. And in a final, special segment, writer and author of Baseball Life Advice, Stac...

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       2017-11-14

      Episode 27: #MeToo and sports media, happy things in sport, and the NWHL


      In Episode 27, Shireen Ahmed, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss #MeToo, sexual harassment and assault, and sports media; and things in sports that have made them all happy recently (for instance, check out https://www.popovichkerr2020.com/ !!). Then Lindsay interviews Hannah Bevis about the National Women's Hockey League. 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: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com.

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       2017-11-07

      Episode 26: Decline of football?, diversity in NASCAR, and exclusion of trans athletes from sport


      In Episode 26, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther welcome their new co-host, Amira Rose Davis, to the Burn It All Down family. The group then discusses whether this is the beginning of the end for football and efforts within NASCAR ranks to increase diversity. Then Shireen interviews Allison Gallagher about the exclusion of trans woman Hannah Mouncey from the Australian Football League's draft. As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and ...

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       2017-10-31

      Episode 25: Eni Aluko and racism & sexism in soccer, ESPN & Barstool Sports, and the World Series


      This week, Shireen Ahmed, Brenda Elsey, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther discuss Eni Aluko and the disaster that is the Football Association in England, and ESPN choosing to partner with Barstool Sports. Then Jessica interviews Sports Illustrated's Emma Span about the World Series, bat flips, and #takeaknee in baseball. 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: http://www.burnitalldownpod.com

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       2017-10-24

      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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       2017-10-18

      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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       2017-10-12