Episode 37: Stadiums in Saudi Arabia, Serena in Vogue and Positive Sign Girl FTW!

This week Amira Rose Davis, Shireen Ahmed and Brenda Elsey talk about women sports fans in Saudi Arabia who headed to stadiums for the the first time recently and the grassroots movements that got them there. Then they discuss Serena’s candid Vogue spread and the way it amplifies important conversations about black maternal health.

Then Lindsay interviews ESPN women’s basketball analyst LaChina Robinson about how the game is covered, the keys to UConn’s greatness, intriguing storylines this season in women’s college basketball, and the future of activism in the WNBA.

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 36: Olympic Diversity, Sports *are* Political, re: North Korea, and Boxer Claressa Shields

We’re back! Happy new year! This week, Shireen Ahmed, Amira Rose Davis, Lindsay Gibbs, and Jessica Luther talk about (the lack of) diversity in the Winter Olympics and athletes of color headed to Pyeongchang next month. Then they discuss how recent actions by North and South Korea around the Olympics reveal the lie that sports (and the Olympics, in particular) aren’t political.

Then Shireen interviews boxer and double gold medalist Claressa Shields about Shields’ upcoming fight, her activism around the water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan, and, of course, karaoke.

As always, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and what’s good in our worlds.

As mentioned by Amira at the top of the show, Samierra Jones’ GoFundMe to raise money to help purchase space heaters and outerwear for Baltimore students attending school with inadequate heat: https://www.gofundme.com/we-need-heat-in-our-public-schools

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Episode 35: The Best of Burn It All Down 2017, part 2

This is the second of two Best Of 2017 episodes. This week, the gang talks about their hopes and dreams for sports in 2018. Then we share three of our favorite interviews we aired on the show during 2017: Jemele Hill on college sports fandom, Sissi and Tafa on fighting for gender equity in sport, and Kelsey Bone on athlete activism.

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