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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      EP 63: World Cup 2018 Finals, NWSL Season, Giro Rosa, Is it Football or Soccer?


      On this week's show Brenda, Jessica, and Shireen kick off their chat wishing for more coverage of the women's cycling tournament the Giro Rosa. They react to the men's World Cup 2018 finals and reflect on the tournament. Brenda interviews Professor Silke Maria Weineck about her new book on the debate over soccer or football. Finally, they turn their attention to women's soccer and review the state of the NWSL season. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and w...


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      Episode 62: World Cup, Wimbledon, Serena, Althea, NBA free agency, and the WNBA


      On this week’s show, Amira, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about oh so many things, starting with Serena. Then they give updates and predictions for both the men’s World Cup and Wimbledon. Amira then interviews Dr. Ashley Brown about her work on the life of tennis legend, Althea Gibson. Finally, the group discusses NBA free agency, and the trolling that WNBA players have put up with recently when pointing out inequity in their sport. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the ...


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      Episode 61: Pride Month Redux, and Gendered Violence and Sports (...again)


      On this week’s show, Lindsay, Brenda, and Amira talk about a series of stories from the last week that fall at the intersection of gendered violence and sports. Then the group does a Pride month redux as the month comes to a close. Finally, Brenda interviews Jessica Lopez, football/soccer expert who works for Minnesota United and is a diehard Team Mexico fan. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what is good in our worlds. To help support the Burn It All...


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      Episode 60: Supporting Trump (boo), De-Colonizing the World Cup (yay), and Kelsey Bone is back!


      On this week’s show, Shireen, Lindsay, Brenda and Jessica talk about Iranian women’s access to sporting events and why it often takes powerful men paying attention for others to care. We get into it about people in sports supporting Trump, especially this week (looking at you, Robb Stauber), and in general. Lindsay interviews previous BIAD guest and Las Vegas Aces Forward/Center Kelsey Bone about her continued kneeling during the national anthem and why it’s more important than ever to her to...


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      Episode 59: the World Cup, the WNBA, and an interview with Dallas Wings’ Azura Stevens


      On this week’s show, Shireen, Lindsay, and Jessica talk about the rumors that Kwahi Leonard wants out in San Antonio, about everything World Cup, including the one happening now, the winning United Bid for 2026, and our dreams for 2019, and about the WNBA season so far (Lynx, what is happening?!?). Then Shireen interviews rookie Dallas Wings’ forward and former UConn stand out (which is saying something), Azura Stevens. Of course, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, our Bad Ass Woman of the Week, ...


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      Hot Take: Women's French Open recap w/ Courtney Nguyen


      Lindsay Gibbs sits down with WTA Senior Writer Courtney Nguyen to discuss Simona Halep's first major victory at this year's French Open, Sloane Stephens' great fortnight in Paris, and the controversy around Serena Williams being unseeded in the tournament after her pregnancy.


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       2018-06-13  26m
       
       

      World Cup Talk, White House Visits (Or Nah)+ NHL Finals Wrap Up w/ Jashvina Shah + Courtney Szto


      It's almost time for the Men's World Cup!! This week Amira and Shireen talk international friendlies in the lead up to World Cup Action before also chatting about Women's World Cup Qualifications and reviewing the new World Cup Song. Then Shireen is joined by Jashvina Shah and Courtney Szto to recap the NHL Finals and talk about the Caps Championship. Finally, Amira and Shireen slog through the muddy political waters of White House Championship Visits- the history, the ridiculousness, the...


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       2018-06-12  1h4m
       
       

      Pride Month in Sport, men’s World Cup, and the entertainment at the Stanley Cup (SPANISH VERSION)


      It’s LGBTQ Pride month! Lindsay and Brenda discuss the place of pride events in sports, the decision of soccer player Jaelene Hinkel not to play for the national team because she refused to wear a pride jersey, and homophobia at the L.A. Galaxy pride night. They talk about whether it’s possible to watch the men’s World Cup 2018 given the sexism, homophobia, and racism without feeling terrible and talk their favorite storylines so far. Brenda sat down and interviewed veteran journalist Vivia...


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       2018-06-06  1h10m
       
       

      Pride Month in Sport, men’s World Cup, and the entertainment at the Stanley Cup (ENGLISH VERSION)


      It’s LGBTQ Pride month! Lindsay and Brenda discuss the place of pride events in sports, the decision of soccer player Jaelene Hinkel not to play for the national team because she refused to wear a pride jersey, and homophobia at the L.A. Galaxy pride night. They talk about whether it’s possible to watch the men’s World Cup 2018 given the sexism, homophobia, and racism without feeling terrible and talk their favorite storylines so far. Brenda sat down and interviewed veteran journalist Vivia...


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      Hot Take: Interview w/ Toni Smith-Thompson on Athletic Activism and her 2003 Protest


      Amira Rose Davis interviews Toni Smith Thompson, a former college basketball player who protested during the National Anthem in 2003. Toni joins Burn It All Down to reflect on her protest and offer her thoughts on the new NFL Anthem Policy, the history of black women's athletic activism,, and to give advice to student athletes who are "growing into their activism".


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       2018-06-02  24m