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

On this weeks 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.

And as promised, here are the relief efforts that athletes have set up to help those affected by Irma and Maria in the Caribbean:

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Episode 21: The NFL and #TakeAKnee

On this weeks 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, you’ll hear the Burn Pile, Bad Ass Woman of the Week, and What’s Good in our worlds.

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